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[Question] Why connection to IP "52.232.222.105" #334

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beerisgood opened this issue Mar 7, 2020 · 3 comments
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[Question] Why connection to IP "52.232.222.105" #334

beerisgood opened this issue Mar 7, 2020 · 3 comments

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@beerisgood beerisgood commented Mar 7, 2020

Notepads try to connect to IP 52.232.222.105:443 TCP (unsigned)
which is from Microsoft Corporation.

Just asking why this connection is opened.
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@JasonStein JasonStein commented Mar 7, 2020

There are three kinds of scenarios Notepads might reach to the network:

  1. All Windows store app will have some basic diagnostic info sent to MSFT and I have no control over that. You can disable it in the global Windows settings.

  2. In the Markdown preview panel, if there is any network image in your markdown file, it will try download from the url.

  3. AppCenter (which should be the case that you are seeing since it is going to a MSFT IP). I am using Visual Studio AppCenter to track App crashes and basic usage info reported by user. This service should be GDPR Compliant (meaning there is no way to trace back to a certain user and your identity including your IP address will be hidden while using the service).

If you search "Analytics.TrackEvent" and "Crashes.TrackError" in this repo, you will see what event or crash point I am tracking using AppCenter. Bottom line is, I am not tracking any user privacy related info and I am not sending any of your typing or files over to me, AppCenter or any third party services.

I care so much that I am not even tracking for any file opening crashes or saving crashes since your content might be exposed in the crash event. All filenames or path are not traced or tracked as well. Also, I am not even tracking things like your custom search query for the default Search Engine setting since it might expose your identity as well.

Please feel free to check Notepads code base to see if there is any tracking event that you think might violate user privacy and I will fix ASAP. Also, feel free to build your own version of Notepads since code is 100% open sourced.

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@beerisgood beerisgood commented Mar 7, 2020

Very good answer!
Will allow the IP.

Maybe you should add that info somewhere for new user's which fear telemetry or something
I close this as solved.

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@JasonStein JasonStein commented Mar 10, 2020

Very good answer!
Will allow the IP.

Maybe you should add that info somewhere for new user's which fear telemetry or something
I close this as solved.

I am going to attach this thread to README.

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