Billy+ wrote: ↑
05 Sep 2021
I've always opted out of stats / usage and error reporting does anyone know what data is going through the system and the destination location (assuming that it's a separate service) ?
I've been meaning to setup a dedicated device for network filtering for sometime now possible pi-hole https://pi-hole.net
It's anonymised metric data, e.g:
1. User clicked File Menu, then Open while dragging the mouse slowly and hovering over menu items before committing to clicking
2. User spent 1-minute scrolling through drop-down menus instead of using the hotkey
3. User renamed mixer channel, then later renamed device connected to the mixer channel and clearing the mixer channel label so that it mirrors the device. The user then made a change to the device label before changing it back (indicating they were checking the change was reflected in the mixer channel)
And so on.
By analysing the hundred or so thousand users together, they can spot patterns in how the software is used.
This is how they work out how well their UI works, what features people actually use, and where people are using features inefficiently (indicating they could better communicate how to better use the software).
There's no personal data. If they were capturing personally identifiable information, it would be covered by GDPR (with massive fees) but it's all anonymised.
Nothing to make a big deal about, unless you're worried that the order you create devices and stuff (even when not directly linked to you) is going to genuinely affect you in some way (like, maybe Reason Studios steals your workflow and turns it into a single button click).