Privacy Implications of Windows 10 Telemetry: About Experiment

In subsequent few months we will be conducting an experiment which involves installation of Windows 10 with default settings and recording all telemetry traffic which is transmitted by this OS. Received traffic will be recorded as well. Windows 10 will sit in mostly idle state for a few months in a virtual machine deployed on the always powered-on server. Besides basic OS setup, there will be not much activity in apps and browser, in order to record as much clean telemetry traffic of this OS as possible.

Then recorded telemetry traffic of Windows 10 (.pcap files) will be statistically analyzed by various criteria: incoming/outgoing, encrypted/unencrypted, type of internet protocol, peer IP address, domain and autonomous system (AS) number.

Said experiment will be documented in this blog in sufficient detail for independent reproducibility.