Again! Lenovo actually did it again!
If their rep wasn’t gone the last time, they’ve gone and shoveled the last bit of dirt and filled the grave.
Not gonna detail it…just read it and weep.
“Lenovo used a utility it called Lenovo Service Engine in the BIOS of some products that downloaded a program called OneKey Optimizer to user systems and sent "non-personally identifiable system data" to Lenovo servers.
What makes this particularly worrisome is that Windows files were overwritten on boot, that files were added to the Windows system32 directory, and that a service was set up on the system to transfer the data to Lenovo.
The collected data, according to Lenovo, consists of machine type and model, a system UUID, region and date. Once the data has been submitted successfully the service is automatically disabled on the system. Since the tool is based in the BIOS, it will do its work even if the Lenovo machine is formatted and Windows is installed cleanly afterwards.” – gHacks