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I'm really, really (really, really, really) hoping that this stymies forced software telemetry...

I'm fine with my software validating that it is properly paid for and valid. I'm fine with the option to send telemetry data that may be useful in bug fixes and customer support tickets. However, the idea that MS is storing sections of documents because they are being spellchecked is just nuts.

Look at your average couple page word-processed document. You probably spellcheck it in 5-10 places, maybe more. If those sections are being stored, then you have a significant security risk, because I could piece together a good deal of what a competitor is doing if you were to give me 20 or 30 sentences from said couple-page document.

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