Re: OT: Telemetry Data Collection
- Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 02:39:20 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: OT: Telemetry Data Collection
On 8/25/2017 11:44 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what WaltS48 graced us with on 8/23/2017
If they already KNOW that users who opt out of data collection use
different websites, HOW do they justify this change? Duh!
On 8/23/17 7:03 PM, Wolf K wrote:
Question: How many users activate the telemetry for gathering usage
Answer: Damn few.
You have stats to back up that claim?
Mozilla may require users to opt-out of sending telemetry from its
Firefox browser because */so few/* have opted in that it's hard for
developers to get a good sample of what causes problems.
Most controversial is the idea that the data collection let Mozilla
compile a browser-side “top 100” of sites users visit. As developer
David Teller explains, there is a “considerable bias” between users who
okay telemetry collection and those who don't, which makes it hard for
developers to optimise the browser for “websites that matter to our users”.
The above stated reason is a bit dubious as the need to change it to
opt-out. Perhaps what it *will do* is give Mozilla a "top 100" of sites
that its users visit which seems a lot more ominous.
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