CyanogenMod disables statistics opt-out, reverses decision

Posted by tracyanne on Apr 4, 2013 1:46 AM EDT
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The CyanogenMod developers have reversed a change in how the alternative open source firmware for Android devices transmits anonymised development information about its users to the project maintainer after users protested about the change. CyanogenMod has, in the past, transmitted information to the developers, including the device manufacturer and model, CyanogenMod version, mobile network provider, country, IMEI number and MAC address. It would do this by default but users could disable the functionality if they wished. But with a recent change, this option would have been removed from the upcoming CyanogenMod 10.1 by CyanogenMod project leader Steve "cyanogen" Kondik.

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