I'm sure the forum experts can give some very good feedback in response to this question. Due to the fact I'm beginning to feel somewhat paranoid over my privacy concerns, I'd like to hear from others as well. I need some assurance that I haven't gone off the deep end.
I've noticed in the past, and yet again today, that many of the privacy settings for Win 10 that I had turned off are on again. This happens with every new update. My question: Does that mean Microsoft is not to be trusted? (I don't expect many to stick their neck out on this one. That's OK).
And after all I did to remove Cortana, it's back. I will never want this app and one 'No' should be enough.
There are some wonderful third party apps out there that will, free of cost, help you undo much of the bovine excrement Microsoft loads to your computer. I'm so hoping someone is in the process of writing software that with one click will reset all your settings, particularly privacy settings, back to the way you had them.
...Or maybe someone knows of a way to save all settings and execute them after each update? I'm no programmer and may be asking for the impossible. I can dream, can't I?
And while I'm ranting.... I have chosen which apps I want to open all my files. After each update, I am asked which one I want to open them. I have to reset my choices all over, again. This should not be. If I decide to use a Windows app to open a file, I will make the change without any help.