Please stop that moaning... Telemetry is good, useful and anonymous. It is also the reason why vscode is so good. In few years people will forget Web storm. And let's be honest. How does Microsoft or anyone else care but you? You really think you're worth the target?
Hmm.....what about Brave browser then?
To add to what Al said, anonymous telemetry is good. Projects like brave and VSCodium usually heavily depend on projects that are improved by anonymous telemetry. Now, some people might not be comfortable even with this but in all honesty people who use software for free and wont even provide crash reports and other general telemetry ARE leaching off people who do without giving back. VSCodium is great because it is VSCode but if it were a hard fork without ever pulling updates from upstream (MS VSCode) and decided to work on their own, I doubt it be able to keep up with them in terms of improvement without insights on how users are using the software and where are things faltering (assuming all other factors like userbase, effort, etc are equal).
Different strokes for different folks.
It's not about being a target. It's about a choice, I'm making one because it's available and I'm sharing it with anyone else who wants the same. This is not a moan, this is some information, how you perceive it is down to you.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.