Re: At Microsoft...
There will be no apologists because there is no issue unless this exists in production code.
Google data-mine betas as well. Nobody cries about that. Not even apologists. They don't even cry all that much when Google data-mines production code because it's understood these days that selling you (ie, the digital slave trade) is what Google do.
If this is in production code you may see apologists. What you won't see are any Win10 installs in my house or workplace.