Canonical shares analytics from Ubuntu Linux desktop user data collection

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Linux and user data collection. Some people will decry such a thing, but they would be wrong. As long as the collection is opt-in, it is totally acceptable and in line with Linux ideology. When is it questionable? When users don’t have a choice. With Windows 10 telemetry, for instance, users can opt out of sharing some data with Microsoft, but not all. And that’s a problem. Even if Microsoft’s intentions are pure, and designed solely with improving Windows 10, users should be able to refuse all data sharing at time of installation. With Ubuntu desktop, Canonical has started collecting…

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