"Customer experience" => Data grabbing
consent.exe => "No need for you to consent, it's all in the EULA."
"By applying this service, you can add benefits..." => "That's benefits for us, not for you, of course."
Hardcoding the host address: "Preventing us from siphoning you usage data? Ha ha, nice try."
The MS legal department must be bored, so they're trying to pick a fight with various data protection agencies.