Plex is no longer going to allow their paying customers to opt-out of having their viewing metadata collected and used by Plex (presumably for direct or indirect profit).
Remember when it was enough to pay a company for a piece of software without them pimping out your personal information for a little extra profit on the side?
You know jjg I know, if you are paying *anything* to such a company, you are paying too much. You can host your own whatever-you-want at home (with a bit of port forwarding usually) or by renting (for like €8/mo) and then do whatever you want.
Or try free use of https://sandstorm.io/ or many, many other options. Check out http://sdf.org/
If you aren't paying money? You are paying with your soul. You *are* the product.
Social stuff is a bit harder, but federating gnu/linux is fixing it! :-)
@jjg I kicked plex to the curb for emby a long time ago when plex went closed source.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here