This is a page devoted to those who don't like having their windows software ratting them out to various IP addresses without permission.

As the Internet has become taken for granted, and more and more users are constantly connected, applications have started to "phone home" -- contacting unknown parties either simply to announce that they have been run, or to check a license, or to pass on information about useage, files accessed, etc. Some of us view this as an invasion of privacy or worse! This page will teach you how to stop this behavior, and present some of the insidious ways in which commonly used applications rat you out unannounced.