howtogeek at June 27th, 2013 06:42 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/166021/htg-explains-why-do-so-many-apps-want-to-send-usage-statistics-and-should-i-let-them/
Many programs want to send usage statistics, error logs, and crash reports — data about how you use the application and what problems occurred — to their servers. Some people disable these options, but should you?
campbell2644 at June 27th, 2013 10:46 — #2
I'd be quite happt to allow Mozilla to collect crash data but I wouldn't extend that trust to Google who are commercially obliged to gather as much personal data as possible.
nsdcars5 at June 27th, 2013 13:35 — #3
I always send data. Why? I always put in fake data (spam e-mail, name Harry Potter, and stuff).
vitrbjorn at June 27th, 2013 16:21 — #4
I do not allow any program to send error reports or Stats back. That is no ones business but mine.
robertl at June 28th, 2013 14:18 — #5
Trust no one - Be very careful
geek at December 13th, 2013 11:03 — #6
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