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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

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"Privacy advocates note that this is hard-coded, so blocking access via the hosts doesn't work."

Dunno how that works... Hosts file works closer to the network layer. How/where the domain is coded/configured shouldn't prevent the function of the hosts file?

Though I'm sure there are ways to get around that... Though if MS is going through all that trouble... It must mean people are using hosts files a lot, and they REALLY want those 'anonymous metrics'...

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