Wacom & privacy

Fascinating post: after installing new drivers and being asked to accept the app’s privacy policy, Robert Heaton investigated after reading the part about sending info to Google Analytics “[including] aggregate usage data, technical session information and information about [my] hardware device.”

He set up a proxy server to see what was being exfiltrated and discovered that Wacom “record[s] every time I open a new application, including the time, a string that presumably uniquely identifies me, and the application’s name,” which is totally unnecessary.


Gee :pleading_face:

20 character limit and so on…