Wacom says it’s not spying on its customers, and users can opt out of data collection

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Wacom has responded to reports of its tablets collecting app usage data from its users and sharing it with Google Analytics, clarifying that the company does not have access to personal data. Earlier this week, software engineer Robert Heaton pointed out that Wacom’s privacy policy let the tablet collect “aggregate usage data, technical session information, and information about [his] hardware device” as well as recording the name of every application that was opened.

In a statement to The Verge, Wacom says all data that is collected is “for quality assurance and development purposes only” and that “all data is for Wacom anonymized and unidentifiable. We apologize for any confusion regarding data collection being done by the Wacom…

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