I’m glad he updated his blog post to reflect that this wasn’t surreptitiously done. When recently helping a student we installed homebrew and we did receive the notification about usage analytics reporting and declined.
I wonder if the notification of this new feature was rolled in to a brew update and most people ignored the terminal scroll where it provides the commands to disable analytics.
Potentially. For what it’s worth I am fairly sure I saw the question and agreed.
It’s quite prominently displayed on installation and upgrade, along with the information how to disable it.
I believe I noticed it because there was a new file or folder in my home directory; I searched around until I could figure out how to disable it
I definitely recommend reading the article linked at the bottom and the HN comments linked in that one.
So no one has to search around like I did, the hacker news thread is https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11566720