Windows 10 users prohibited from accessing torrent sites

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Quite a few torrent sites have banned Windows 10 users from accessing their trackers, this was because they concluded that Windows 10 operating system is sending identifying information back to Microsoft.

Many of you might have heard or read about the terrible privacy policy of windows 10 recently. Unfortunately Microsoft decided to revoke any kind of data protection and submit whatever they can gather to not only themselves but also others. One of those is one of the largest anti-piracy company called MarkMonitor. Amongst other things windows 10 sends the contents of your local disks directly to one of their servers. Obviously this goes way too far and is a serious threat to sites like ours which is why we had to take measures


Though there haven’t been any clear evidence of this claim but the connection between Windows 10 and MarkMonitor makes a number of torrents sites feel threatened. According to TorrentFreak the controversy started due to Microsoft’s service agreement to issue updates and configuration changes that will stop users from playing counterfeit games, they also stated that the change isn’t limited to Windows 10 but covers many services

Piracy sites intends to this this by blocking Windows 10 users from using their trackers. A “tracker” is a server that keeps track of where file copies reside on peer machines, which ones are available at time of the client request, and helps coordinate efficient transmission and reassembly of the copied file, clients are required to communicate with the tracker to initiate downloads, without Trackers, torrents wont work.

So far according to TorrentFreak, iTS has banned the operating system. Probably other groups might do the same.

Microsoft Corporation, founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4th 1975, is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. It is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. It’s latest OS Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October 2014, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015, and its release to volume licensing on August 1, 2015.

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