Whilst they're not advising you burn your computers at the stake, latest industry news suggests that infosec companies are putting the fear of god into businesses in order to sell unnecessary levels of protection.
Windows Central, the team who describe themselves as Microsoft's most loyal fans, have put together an article responding to the Cortana-is-here-to-stay stories.
On the 4th august, a group of handpicked computer security experts, brought together by DARPA (the US government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) will attempt to use a fully autonomous program to find and patch vulnerabilities across a network without any human intervention.
Microsoft has been ordered to "stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent," by France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL). The software giant has three months to comply.