Telemetry is a necessary evil, as software developers need to collect certain data to be able to improve their products and fix issues that would otherwise be impossible to diagnose.
But when telemetry is secretly included in Windows updates and then enabled in the operating system without telling users, people get worried.
This is what happened back in July when Microsoft included telemetry code in an update aimed at Windows 7, all without making it clear enough in the KB pages.
And now Microsoft is doing it again, according to Woody Leonhard of CW, as telemetry services are part of the latest updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 and shipped on September 10.
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