I have wondered about this for years.
Particularly after the German government banned the use of Windows on diplomatic and military computers some years back. While there have been various reasons cited, one of the original articles said that packet analysis determined that Windows phoned home.
Well, the guy who single-handedly developed PC Pandora is now working at Kaspersky, so...
He personally is a great human being though, a real role model engineer.
The company could turn a bit evil, I suppose.
I heard beating shit with hammers helps after using bleachbit.
I think this is a political move, not one based on fact.
I have developer tools that are sold to US government offices, all of our tools were tested by them before we could ship and when we did an update we had to send it to the testing group who would check if the update was ok if so they would distribute the update to the users in the gov office.