[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD & Google Analytics

Jesse Callaway bonsaime at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 18:23:57 EST 2012

On Dec 10, 2012 6:07 PM, "Brett" <brett.mahar at gmx.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > IMHO, it is not FUD, it is legitimate concern.  But, from what I see
> > > far, it is concern from those who are already security- and
> > > privacy-aware.
> > >
> > > We (FreeBSD) are respecting DNT, not relying on Google.  Additionally,
> > > disabling Javascript will also disallow tracking.
> > >
> A good reminder to disable javascript for daily internet use and only
enable for sites that need it. Even though FreeBSD is respecting DNT, it
doesn't take much of an imagination to see many other sites will not
respect this flag.
> Since there are probably many website administrators on this mailing
list, my suggestion to any of them who want to improve privacy/security on
the internet: build websites that are fully functional without javascript.
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No, you as a browser of the web need to protect yourself.  The sites can
deliver content through whatever media they want. If we all feel strongly
about this it should be negotiated via headers to let the service know you
are a text only client.

Of course abuse of people's trust is not right and we need a little more
structure here from acceptable use policy. Whether this is an industry
agreement or law is up for debate between the left and right wingers.
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