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Thanks for opening this issue, and welcome to the forum!
You seem to have linked to a forum post, thats linked to a GitHub issue that has been resolved. If you see the latest versions of balenaEtcher - you should see that there is an option to disable sending of crash reports and usage stats. Have you set that option? If balenaEtcher continues to report stats after that, thats a bug and please let us know so that we can get on it.