Is Google Analytics tracking you through your favorite open source application

I was playing around with an open source video editor named OpenShot when I suddenly felt a familiar shiver going down my spine. I felt the unmistakable presence of evil, and it was coming from inside my own computer. ‘You will know me as the Google Analytics measurement protocol’ the beast answered upon detection.

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Google Analytics has been removed from this site

About a year ago I replaced Piwik (an open source analytics platform) with Google Analytics due to a project that consisted of hosting this website on the RPi2. Since the RPi2 did not have enough “juice” to power Piwik, I went with Google’s proprietary solution instead.

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