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NVIDIA Adds Telemetry to Latest Drivers; Here's How to Disable It

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  1. natr0n

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    And why would I disable it?
     
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    Just sharing this here for whomever is interested. " TL;DR: Nvidia may collect your name, address, email, phone number, IP address, and non traditional identifiers and share this information with business partners, resellers, affiliates, service providers, consulting partners, and others. This information is combined with typical browsing and cookie data and used by Nvidia itself or advertising networks."
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Ah gotcha, unplug the Lan cord. Problem solved.
     
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    Sounds like it isn't the drivers, but geforce experience.
     
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    I don't have them, but I didn't installed geforce experience...
     
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    Thanks for writing this up. Software had crash reports before Facebook and Google was a thing.
    Fuck sneaky licences, t&cs, and data slurping software "features".
     
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    ditto, it appears that statement I made was wrong...

    I know I may be old school, but bundling this in your video card drivers seems pretty messed up to me...
     
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    Can confirm i had those entries too, i use Shadowplay so i have GFE installed.
     
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    We knew it was in gfe3 at least...

    What seems to be news is that it's now in the plane jane driver...
     
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    Reallly sick of crap like this.. Guess I'm uninstalling GFE.
     
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    Yeah i will be switching out to OBS as my daily driver for NVENC, i don't use GFE for anything else.
     
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    I use 369.09 as driver version...
     
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    Just tested, i don't have these entries with bare driver. GFE.
     
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    Why would you disable telemetry but then also at the same time expect NVIDIA to fix their drivers. Somehow. Telemetry is there for this exact purpose. They can't fix things they don't know about and telemetry tell sthem if particular device is having particular issues and they can spot that without waiting users to manually report it.
     
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    Because we don't trust they use all that info only to fix the drivers...
     
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    340.52 here and not updating
     
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    Rejzor, what part of this:

    is fixing their drivers?

    You can keep dreaming, just don't say telemetry when the subject is data mining.
     
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    Mine on 340 :

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    Sooo did anyone read the EULA to confirm, or is this just internet dudes making stuff up?
     
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    Who cares what the eula says when it's been wiresharked and the services are there in the autorun list?

    Pretty sure they've covered their asses eula wise anyways...

    EDIT: oh, you mean to confirm that statement in particular? Disregard my unjustified nerd-rage-attack.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes, confirmation.

    From the privacy policy:

    I really, really hate OPs that provides nothing but links.

    EDIT: And it matters because privacy policies and EULAs are something you agree with. They're not blank checks obviously, but still.
     
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    Nonsense. E-mail is needed to register NVIDIA account. IP is like a street address. It's not a mega fucking secret. They don't get phone number if you don't give it to them.

    If they say they "may" that doesn't mean they "do" all the time with intention. Your name? If collected data involved your Windows user profile which has your real name attached, they'll see your real name in file/folder path. That's what they mean. And it may happen that some of this data can be seen by their internal partners who work for them one or the other way.

    And yeah, like someone said, this is NVIDIA Experience, not driver itself. If you don't lie it, don't install it.
     
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    I was wrong earlier, it's in the main driver unless I accidentally installed geforce experience at some point...
     
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    I don't like that they "may", they won't tell me when they "do", and as far as intentions go I think we can all agree that the intention of business is profit.
     

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