Wacom tablets are sharing your app usage with Google Analytics

Wacom tablets have been collecting data on what apps users open, and it’s not entirely clear what Wacom is doing with the data. Software engineer Robert Heaton writes in a detailed blog post that he discovered the behavior after setting up his tablet on his new laptop.

When Heaton was asked to accept Wacom’s privacy policy, he saw a message saying “aggregate usage data, technical session information, and information about [his] hardware device” would be shared with Google Analytics. Heaton explains how he created a proxy server to see what kind of data Wacom was collecting from his computer and found that Wacom was recording the name of every application that was opened.

While Google Analytics is widely used by developers and companies…

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