Allow users to opt out of analytics / tracky stuff

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NewsBlur is a major part of my day-to-day interaction with the network.  Everywhere else that I have a choice, I consciously block adtech, surveillanceware, third-party analytics, etc. I've got Privacy Badger, uBlock, and lately even NoScript installed.

My browser probably isn't letting a lot of the client-side surveillanceware through, but I'd feel better about NewsBlur if it weren't even trying.

(Another way to phrase this might be to ask that NewsBlur respect Do Not Track - my client is definitely sending the DNT header.  But I'm well aware that DNT is pretty much a dead letter at this point.)
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Interesting idea but isn't this kind of moot since people who want to opt out of analytics do so already? I use Ghostery and I get to opt out of trackers on my own terms, not the website's.