Brave reports 3 trackers while browser a fresh and local hass.io installation, is there an opt-out?

I installed hass.io for the first time on a Raspberry Pi. Everything worked as advertised but I noticed my browser Brave reporting 3 trackers being blocked and 2 finger printing methods. One of the trackers was Google-Analytics.

I could not find an opt-out. Gathering usage data from users who run the hass.io software on there own hardware does not feel right. Most software asks for permission and offers and opt-out. And is the data really needed? Or just fun to have?

Do you have the updater component loaded?

If so you can either remove it or opt out

I’ll be interested to see what remains if you do opt out.

I have replaced hass.io with Hasbian (which does not contain trackers) at the moment but the update description contains comforting information: “No identifiable information (i.e., IP address, GPS coordinates, etc.) will ever be collected.”. I looked through the Python code and it only communicates with https://updater.home-assistant.io/.

This increases the contrast with my findings, e.g. the use of Google Analytics. Which certainly does record identifiable information like an IP address.

Did you have any components loaded when you had the hassio install or was it a fresh install?

I had the Configurator module loaded before I noticed. I will reinstall hass.io today to verify.

It took a bit longer but I did a clean install of hass.io today. After installation no trackers were visible.

But… after installing the Configurator component the trackers appeared in the Configurator UI. After integrating the Configurator in de panel the 3 trackers appear when selecting Configurator.

I found:
https://cdn.carbonads.com/carbon.js?zoneid=1696&serve=CVYD42T&placement=materialdesigniconscom&_=1523719339458
https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
https://ssl.google-analytics.com/ga.js

Last two are the same I guess to 2 trackers seem to be injected by the Configurator component.

Found the source:
https://github.com/danielperna84/hass-configurator/issues/34