This happens to be the same router I am using, of course. I installed Netgear’s latest R7000 firmware the other day, expecting bug and/or security fixes, but the only thing added was an invasive “Router Analytics Data Collection” option that sends sensitive data directly to the company. This seems like a disaster waiting to happen, since a potential exploit could allow for interception. I don’t get why they are introducing this now, and for this specific model, actually. Some users say they can’t even turn it off---on my end, the options are grayed out but the radio buttons still work, so something is definitely buggy. Netgear NightHawk R7000 users who ran last week's firmware upgrade need to check their settings, because the company added a remote data collection feature to the units. “Such data may include information regarding the router’s running status, number of devices connected to the router, types of connections, LAN/WAN status, WiFi bands and channels, IP address, MAC address, serial number, and similar technical data about the use and functioning of the router, as well as its WiFi network.” The good news is that you can turn it off: the instructions are here. It's probably unlikely that any significant number of users will do so, given the number of people who never get around to changing their default passwords.