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Keep in mind that it may upload any website credentials to a MS server.
That's how all browsers manage to sync anything across devices.
Just last evening, I had a neighbor call me to go "fix" her login credentials (she's a Chrome user). Long story short, after I've fixed it on her laptop, Chrome, on her phone, also started working again without us changing anything.
If you are paranoid, make it a habit to disable your network connection whenever you do not actually do work on the internet, but e.g. edit documents. Every time you start Word with a network connection available, a report goes to a logging service; I do not know what the log report contains. Similar with other software: There are lots of them sending reports.
If you open a local encrypted file, it is safest to do it with the network disabled; you never know who picks up you keystroke. In principle, all your keystrokes may be buffered while you are offline, and the whole batch sent when you go online, but today, 95+ % of all users are online all the time, so I guess the keyloggers assume that they can send the log as soon as a small buffer has filled up, with no provisions for delayed sending. I have never seem any indication of delayed transmission.
I might change my focus but if I did it certainly wouldn't be for games. I had the opportunity to do that and I passed. It is the only area I am aware of that is more abusive of people than my one is so I saw little point in it.
What happened is I was formerly a member of game modding team and we put out a couple of really good mods and then the team decided to go pro. Several people did so and after about five years all but a few had bailed out and now not one of them have any interest in the genre of games we were making mods for. This is the second instance I have seen first hand whereby when your hobbies become a business they lose all attraction as a hobby. I tried that in a whole different area and seriously jaded me for that hobby too. Now I try my best to keep my hobbies and business separate and it has worked out pretty well. I enjoy my hobbies again.
FWIW, that game company is still going and only one person from the original team is involved. The curious thing is two people from my subsequent team also work for that company and they are still making well-received games.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"