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The latest Nintendo Switch update secretly turns on User data sharing

Published: 13:09, 04 December 2020
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System update version 11.0.0 for Nintendo Switch is secretly enabling User data sharing via Google Analytics for all users, and it is raising some privacy concerns among fans.

If your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite are updated to the latest system version of 11.0.0, then it's safe to say that your User data sharing is enabled again (if you've disabled it before) and it's sending your data through Google Analytics.

This is not an unusual scenario when Nintendo and user privacy are in the same sentence, because they did the same thing about a month ago, and if you haven't turned it off manually you've been sharing your data through Google Analytics.

It's unclear why Nintendo have once again enabled data sharing for all users, but you can turn it off if you want to: 

  • Just go to eShop on your Switch, 
  • click on your profile and then scroll to the bottom until you find "Google Analytics Preferences", 
  • change it to "Don't share."

So, even if you have disabled it before, you're going to have to do it again manually, and this is making a lot of Nintendo fans fuming because there was no alert whatsoever that this option would be enabled back with installing system update version 11.0.0.

This is raising some privacy concerns among Nintendo fans, and by the time of this writing Nintendo haven't provided any insight regarding their 'sneaky maneuver'.

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The system update version 11.0.0 for Nintendo Switch is released a couple of days ago, and it brings a lot of new awesome features alongside some fixes and general stability of the system. You can read about it in our article here .

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