Following the paranoia that surrounds Microsoft's newly released Windows 10 Operating System (OS) that reportedly has "built-in piracy kill switch," many torrent sites and trackers such as The Pirate Bay have banned Windows 10 OS on their respective sites.
Torrent Freak reported that the ban could be linked to a line that was seen in the OS' End User License Agreement that allows Microsoft to block pirated or counterfeit games from being installed on Windows 10 via sources like The Pirate Bay.
Such preventions are not limited only to Windows 10 but also other services. The report said there is that makes one believe that the new OS blocks third party games.
The rules have been not clear on this. Nevertheless, some of the torrent trackers have banned Windows 10 OS on their sites. This will be followed by many others banning Microsoft's latest software.
"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," said iTS staffer.
"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," the staffer added.
Apart from iTS, joining the list are FSC and BB.
BB warned that the OS "apparently it sends the results of local(!!) searches to a well known anti piracy company directly so as soon as you have one known p2p or scene release on your local disk."