On 22 July 2016 at 10:45, Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Some people may have bumped into the following surprise for VS2015:
> https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/06/10/1350245/visual-studio-2015-c-compiler-secretly-inserts-telemetry-code-into-binaries
> VS 2015 is adding calls to telemetry (surprise!) to track activity of
> an application...

It's already been removed.
https://www.infoq.com/news/2016/06/visual-cpp-telemetry .

Frankly I think it's a good idea, it was just stupid to do it silently and
by default especially on release builds. It didn't actually send data
anywhere unless locally enabled, though.

This is mostly a storm in a teacup, IMO, and if undesired it sounds like
it's just necessary to build with VS 2015 update 3. I don't personally see
it as particularly different to inserting dtrace events or similar.


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