We've all been reading and hearing around that Windows 10-like "surveillance" updates are being pushes to Win7 users through windows update. I only want updates that improve stability & fix security bugs pretty much. I am NOT interested in updates that send my data to MS (for bullshit reasons like to improve my "experience"). Is there a list of suspect updates somewhere that I could check and see what each one does to decide if I want to avoid it? The description on the windows update control panel applet is USELESS in that it does not describe the functionality of the update (only suggests a KB article for more info).
Examples from my own experience: Which Win7 updates to avoid:
KB3035583 - The Windows 10 notification tool. Useless plus it sometimes crashes
KB971033 - Updates the Windows activation technologies - Completely unnecessary