Notch Wants To Collect Your Data

Notch posted a Tumblr yesterday pondering the possibility of collecting some totally harmless and anonymous Minecraft data from you. We’re talking about data like: “current game mode (single player, multiplayer), operating system (windows? mac?), how long you’ve been playing for (so we know how long a game session is), and whether or not you’re playing the downloaded game, or the applet on the webpage.”

Not really that invasive, eh? Notch has put it to a vote, and right now readers are overwhelmingly in favor of it. They want their data harvested.

This really would be pretty harmless, and it wouldn’t be as intrusive as what Steam and Origin do. Those guys pull all kinds of stuff on you that you’ll probably never even realize. At least here you would know exactly what you’re getting.

Head over to the blog to vote.

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2 Comments on Notch Wants To Collect Your Data


On January 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

What does steam do? Post about that next!


On January 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I want data collection opt-outs from all developers, publishers, and distribution systems.

Where is that at huh? Post about that next!