Not many people know this, but when Windows changed the trash bin to recycle, they started sending deleted files to China to see if they could re-use the data, but since the trade war, your files aren't actually being recycled anymore so you can just delete them
Gmail went from 2GB of free storage in 2005 to ~7.5GB in 2009 (nearly 4x in 4 years)
then flat until 2012, when Google bumped 10GB, then in 2013, 15GB among all Google services (2x in 4 years)
Since then, no change. >7 years later no increases.
If you block MS tracking in hosts, Defender will now specifically identify that as malicious, and re-enable the spying. Yes, the product once called "Microsoft AntiSpyware" is now pro-spyware. Do the MS engineers here ever take a hard look in the mirror?