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Etcher 1.4.4 Ignores Privacy Setting #2497
I have the Little Snitch firewall installed, and when I installed Etcher and tried using it I was surprised at the number of outbound connections it made.
I'm posting an issue because if you go into the settings and de-select the option, "Anonymously report errors and usage information to resin.io," the app ignores the setting and still makes a large number of connections to well-known web usage sites such as Mixpanel, GoSquared, and Google.
I do not know if this is a bug in the Etcher code, or if it's cruft that is baked into the Electron JS framework. Regardless, it's misleading to give a user the option to opt-out of usage reporting, and still make the connections anyway.
This is due to the services being registered but not really used with the flag disabled, so while it won't cause any harm, we can surely prevent the registration in the analytics module.