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Statistics are an important tool for a lot of things. But they can also be easily misused. Picking just the favourable metrics can skew the results any way you want. It's better be vary any time statistics are used to justify something. Better dig deeper and verify what was measured and what is the whole truth.

A good example recently was an article based on a study on how much the major mobile systems collect and send back user information. The headline stated that the other one sends twenty times more data than the other. Obviously trying to make the former vendor seem bad. Didn't have to guess which ecosystem's fan the article author was.

Truth to be told, the 20x claim was true. It's just in the matter of privacy the other manufacturer was actually sending a lot more sensitive information in that one twentieth of data. So which one is worse: filling your monthly data quota a bit more, or collecting more of your personal information which is in no way necessary to provide you with the service you are expecting.

In the grand scale of things they are both bad. It's just thing you need to acknowledge. Pretending one is better than another is just delucional. It gets even worse when those fanatics just try yo find flaws and this kind of statistics to prove their platform is more privacy focused and safe. Blindly believing in such thing is more dangerous than any information harvesting those parasites are doing. At least by admitting it you can fight against it.