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

Dan 55 Silver badge

Re: What PII?

Canonical are in a sense fingerprinting the install (remember when this was controversial when WGA was introduced on XP?) and would find themselves in hot water if there's a data breach which de-anonymises the collected data.

So they really do need to make it opt-in.

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