F40 Change Request: Privacy-preserving Telemetry for Fedora Workstation (System-Wide)

The way I see it is:

  • Decisions need to be made
  • I believe that decisions based on data are likely to be better decisions (but that’s a belief)
  • I would prefer my use case to be taken into account in those decisions (I see it as a form of vote)

If the UI shows a clear way to disable telemetry, then I think the most privacy-focused people will easily be able to disable it, right? It would certainly be easier than switching distributions.

I’m not sure if this has been answered already (I did read the thread! :slight_smile: ) but I wonder whether the collected data would be accessible to everyone in the community (not just the database schema, all the final data). It may be interesting to let our community run analytics on it and unearth some facts that the Display Systems team hasn’t yet thought of. It would be empowering to the whole community, I think. And since our server configuration is accessible to all in the Ansible repo, it would help build trust that there is no personally identifiable data hidden somewhere for secret purposes.