In this Astro JS disable telemetry post, we see how you can stop Astro’s CLI tool collecting data. By default, Astro will collect data when it runs. You might have surveillance capitalism concerns, and so consider taking steps to address those concerns. We will see it takes nothing more than adding an extra line as you spin up your new project to disable telemetry.
You may also want to block the
telemetry.astro.build domain in
/etc/hosts file or on any DNS, ad-blocking or proxy tools you
- Getting started with the Astro more generally,
- Surveillance Capitalism video from BBC ,
- Astro Telemetry GitHub repo (so you can check what data Astro collects) ,
how to modify
/etc/hostsin Mac OS X ,
- Element chat: #Rodney matrix chat ,
- Twitter handle: @askRodney .
- Yes, by default, the Astro JS tool sends telemetry back to Astro. However, the tool states that the data are anonymous. At the time of writing, it collects project Astro configuration data as well as details on your system.
- To disable data collection (enabled by default), run the `pnpm astro telemetry disable` command within your project folder. The tool will then confirm that it has disabled telemetry.
- As an extra step (in addition to disabling telemetry in the CLI), you could consider blocking the telemetry.astro.build domain on your system. However, you should only attempt this if you have some knowledge of DNS. You might do this by updating your `/etc/hosts` file or within tools like dnscrypt-proxy, Privoxy and unbound. If your system is not able to resolve that domain into an IP address, it will not be able to connect to it. This additional block can add extra protection, for example, if a bug in the tool allows data collection even once you have disabled it.
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👀 Just dropped a new post on how you can disable data collection in Astro.— Rodney (@askRodney) May 9, 2022
The 🚀 Astro CLI will collect data by default. Although the telemetry is anonymised, you might still want to block it.
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