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 bugsnag.com – without user permission. For obvious reasons I don’t agree to some silent tracking without any consensus!
- 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