Re: This was inevitable. But Android handled it well.
In general, authors of FOSS are interested in users privacy, not selling their details to anyone prepared to pay for nefariously obtained data.
"in general" people are nice, but it only takes a few bad apples to create problems, and those are just as prevalent in the Linux FOSS world as they are in the Android/Windows/Mac ones. It would be very naive to think otherwise.