[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD & Google Analytics

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Dec 9 21:50:58 EST 2012

On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 09:40:41PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
> The same day of my little rant at the last meeting, here's some very 
> timely news:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2012-December/001441.html
> 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.

Google Analytics was chosen for administrative reasons.

We are honoring the DNT header _before_ the Google Javascript is
fetched.  Additionally, we are anonymizing the accessing IPs.


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