I guess this will come as no surprise but my laptop just got updated to 1607. I ran Spybot Anti-Beacon and this was the result, on 1511 all the bars were green. Using the update button fails as well with a SSL/TLS error. I will be interested to see if Spybot or anyone else puts out a tool to block this crap.
I guess M$ must be making plenty of money on the data they are collecting to block tools I choose to use. And of course the default search engine is Bing even if you set your browser to Firefox. I don't even see an option to have updates notify when to install and restart my system, so I can get backups first. At least Candy Crush didn't come back, but MS Cloud and Cortana did. Meantime I will doing my general surfing from a VM running Linux. It would be nice if companies like Adobe and Intuit would support Linux I would drop Windows entirely for everything but Gaming.