Telemetry

Privacy Windows

What information does Windows Actually collect?

What is Windows 11 Actually collecting? Eric Parker explores

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Privacy

Stop Your Programs Reporting Your Activity with Little Snitch

Our computers constantly talk to servers across the internet without us realizing, sharing information about our activities. Most of us don’t even realize how many programs are silently connecting to the internet and sharing data. It usually happens without our explicit consent. But we can block these connections. On Mac, you can use a program […]

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Privacy Windows

How Microsoft Watches its Users: Through the One Way Mirror

This video is from Dave’s Garage. Rage and Sadness in the Usability Lab: Dave interviews Raymond Chen, a Windows developer for 30 years, about watching users try to perform simple tasks like printing, and how non-intuitive it can be for them.

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Apple Google Privacy

What Your Phone Sends Every 5 Minutes to Apple or Google

Apple’s push into privacy may be mostly talk as a new privacy study analyzed which data smartphones transmit to Apple and Google, even with telemetry options disabled. It turns out, iPhones and Androids not only send a number of identifiers on average every 5 minutes, some network connections even include location and nearby devices. Professor […]

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CosmosDB

Choosing the Right Partition Key for Cost and Performance with Azure Cosmos DB

In this video, learn how selecting the right partition key can make a huge difference in cost and performance with Azure Cosmos DB. Program Manager Deborah Chen discusses how data partitioning ensures scale, why partition keys are so important for performance and cost-management, and how to select the right partition key for read-heavy or write-heavy […]

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