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Atom is spyware: disable metrics [solved]

On 19, Nov 2015 | inGeneral | vonJohannes Hoppe


Today I realized that Atom reports usage information to Google Analytics (package: metrics). Additonally, the Exception Reporting (package: exception-reporting) reports uncaught Atom exceptions to – without user permission. For obvious reasons I don’t agree to some silent tracking without any consensus!


Collected Data

  • A unique UUID v4 random identifier is generated according to RFC4122
    • (This was recently changed, before it was: „A unique identifier that is generated by computing the SHA-1 of the machine’s MAC address“)
  • The screen width and height
  • The version of Atom being used

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