What do you think? The Hated One said Signal was the honeypot, but it looks like Element is the real one. Signal doesn’t even have analytics, or barely something that we should be afraid of.

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Getting analytics isn’t a honeypot or an invasion of privacy.

Getting analytics without consent or as opt out is a honeypot or an invasion of privacy.

As long as a company or software takes steps to protect my data, asks me first, and doesn’t try to trick me into enabling it, I am fine with it collecting privacy preserving analytics on my usage.

Analytics are very useful for development. 99% of your users will not post about their usage of your app. They will either use it, or delete it if they get annoyed or rant somewhere/say the app is trash. With analytics (that respect privacy and are opt in), you can know what features are used by your silent majority.

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