[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD & Google Analytics

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Dec 9 21:40:41 EST 2012

The same day of my little rant at the last meeting, here's some very 
timely news:


Now certainly you can get a lot out of their analytics.  Information 
that can be useful in the interests of users, and spawn improvements in 
web sites, like FreeBSD.org.

But as I argued, nothing is free.  And when anyone claims anonymity by 
policy, you are trusting their word that it's true, trusting their 
lawyers that they can defend the data, etc.

While not as disturbing as the Amazon/Canonical/Ubuntu spyware, it is 
certainly an ugly turn, IMHO.


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