howtogeek — 2013-06-27T06:42:02-04:00 — #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 — 2013-06-27T10:46:50-04:00 — #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 — 2013-06-27T13:35:56-04:00 — #3
I always send data. Why? I always put in fake data (spam e-mail, name Harry Potter, and stuff).
vitrbjorn — 2013-06-27T16:21:35-04:00 — #4
I do not allow any program to send error reports or Stats back. That is no ones business but mine.
robertl — 2013-06-28T14:18:19-04:00 — #5
Trust no one - Be very careful
geek — 2013-12-13T11:03:48-05:00 — #6
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