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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"Its really worrying when someone like that doesnt grasp GDPR, and theres no soft opt-in"

That was my initial thought. However, having read what's collected there's no PII in that so they seem to be OK on that score. However, as Canonical is a UK company you'd expect them to reflect European attitudes to pre-ticked boxes.

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