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I noticed 2 things...

1) The Size of the Data Sent out is always 9.X KB, same size
2) Wireshark is NOT picking up any informat about the data being sent...

I cannot find the 9.21 KB in data being sent in wireshark...

So somehow it's being circumvented, the tracking that is...
You can't 'circumvent' wireshark. It operates on layer 3, any information being sent over the IP protocol will be seen by wireshark.
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This.

Also, they have no use for personal data which would be 99.99% irrelevant to their business. If data is being collected, I would venture it is statistical in nature. Though I'm interested to see what you find.

Do you have Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement enabled?
Ok, after careful review, it appears that I may have shouted a false alarm...

I did turn off the MCEI, but that didn't effect the data being sent..

Which is always 9.X KB, so it appears it must be statistical in nature...

I'm always paranoid of being infected with tracking / spyware / malware etc, so I tend to watch my internet like a hawk...

Guess I should have looked harder before I leaped into this, sorry guys...

Notepad is not tracking you, though Windows may be gathering statistical information, it's rather dubious that it does this every time you save a document though, wouldn't you agree?
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Their KB states that MCIE stores data and transmits when the document is closed.

Perhaps there are global statistics sent outside the MCIE program as well.

No big deal ultimately, but I don't like anything phoning home with anything I don't explicitly agree to.
    
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Perhaps so, I just found it shocking that it was transmitting anything, which seemed extremely dubious, so I had to investigate...

Sorry for the false alarm guys...
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Could this be related to that U.S. gov't and its web scanning software ?

After hearing about Twitter and its fight for user privacy, it made me wonder why we do not hear about other sites and software companies doing the same.

Whether it be the gov't, an ISP or Microsoft, someone is obviously watching.
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Perhaps so, I just found it shocking that it was transmitting anything, which seemed extremely dubious, so I had to investigate...

Sorry for the false alarm guys...
you have dsl or cable right? for your interenet access.

these are "always on" connections, they will routinely send "keep alive" or "stay awake" packets to each other...or "ping" each other.

you're also on the internet...billions of things pinging, scanning, searching, blah blah, going on out there, you are bound to get hundreds, if not thousands (or more), request for connections on your open ports (especially ports like 80, what http uses), you're computer could simply send a "no" reply, which will "use" bandwidth...

if you are wanting to be paranoid, i would worry more about the gps in your cellphones, the live tracking of credit/debit card use, the amount of information about you (like your birthdate, street address, known phone numbers, places worked, birthplace, mother and fathers name, known aliases, children's name, etc) that are in the public record, and don't forget the "real time" tracking via ATM, security, street, etc, cameras...you're on tv more walking from your job, to your car (in most moderate sized cities) than most actors/actresses in their entire movie/tv careers...

and i do believe microsoft has better information like usage statistics about their programs (and others), than to be collecting your shopping list in plain text, unencrypted, .txt file
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lol I love the conspiracy theorists.

MICROSOFT IS OUT TO GET YOU! BEWARE!

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I`m wiresharking the whole day, so I decided to try 2 bust microsoft.
No public IP in wireshark like said before nothing ws finds.
So let notepad do whatever it wants
And for all conspiracy guys: If you write something like Bill sucks or Linux rules
then you should watch you traffic and the IP`s!
And when it knocks on your door don`t open ( Microsoft hitman )
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There's nothing wrong with a healthy fear followed up with a sensible investigation.
    
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