If you want to check it out, here is the web page. It only just became available for Windows 10 pretty recently.
Here is a link to a snapshot of the “communication endpoints” reported by the inspector after running it on my PC for 2 hours.
A few things of note.
- I have my primary DNS on my router set to 188.8.131.52 so that’s what that entry is.
- The entry for local network I assume is Sense talking to my HS110s and my HS300. It’s interesting to me though that it’s the largest chunk of data.
- Obviously, it connects to sense.com
- There are two entries for Amazon. I assume Sense is running it’s server on AWS. Since this is the 2nd largest chunk of data, I assume this is Sense providing the energy information back to the mothership.
- Sense is sending data to datadoghq.com. After going to the site and poking around a bit, it seems like this service can be used in a variety of ways.
- Sense is sending data to Apple. The entry that is a ? has an IP that starts with 17.253.20 so it’s an Apple server as well.
For transparency, it would be awesome if someone from Sense could explain what data is being sent to Data Dog and how it’s being used. It appears to send data to them every 5 minutes.
I would also like to know why data is being sent to Apple, and what that data is. I have no Apple devices in my house whatsoever nor do I use any Apple services. It seems to send Apple a near constant stream of small data (like around 30 Kbps).