WTF: If you try to block via your hosts configuration file from constantly sending unspecified & uncontrolled data to , it will not allow that change & classify it as "severe security risk", because 🤦‍♂️

@ilumium I'd imagine if you don't know what you're doing it could be a security risk.

@ThreeBadgersInATrenchcoat Okay fair point. But isn't that true for potentially anything you do on your computer?

@ilumium Yes, but you can easily protect yourself from general things by using Windows Defender or hardening your browser. It's much more difficult to diagnose and resolve the problem if one of the things you have blocked was linked to updates, windows defender, or the inherent security model of the system. Windows telemetry bypasses host file blocking anyway, but nothing else on the system does consistently. Just use W10Privacy, its more effective and tells you what breaks what.

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