Oh man 'dry season' for news already?
I mean, if it had taken me TWO YEARS finding an 'in your face' setting like that, I would blush in shame and keep my mouth shut
Now then, I have disallowed everything in Privacy settings which means no backround apps and everything else ShutUp 10 skips. In addition, I have disallowed the SearchUI.exe process which effectively means no Cortana and I've completely closed down Office to not report anything. No Explorer 'quick access', no Taskbar 'pinning', no nothing... In other words, I always trade convenience for privacy and security.
I agree with Ch3vr0n, there was an uproar two years ago and that was a legitimate one, but this one is way too late. As Aztekk indicates these latecomers really had it coming as this has been all over the web since the start.
I somehow wonder why we don't get such an uproar for Android... Your phones are such honeypots, but of course we won't hear that until there's a real alternative or they finally manage to implement adequate security and privacy mechanisms like true firewall functionality. Well there are alternatives, but it would mean wave goodbye to all those 'nifty' little apps in the process... Would you trade that convenience for privacy/security?