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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Removing all tracking from AOO sites
Date Fri, 20 May 2016 16:54:19 GMT

On 05/20/2016 09:27 AM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Guys, please ...
>> I just wanted to give a short update into my investigation of our Google
>> Analytics usage.
>> ...
>> * There IS general individual usage collection in some reports but the
>> "user" information is translated into something called a "client id"
>> -- so
>> not by IP.
> Let's just not be naive here. We are giving direct information about our
> users to
> a company that has ample power to tie this information to specific users
> and
> that already may own the content of your emails and navigation history.
> Ever heard of Big Data? This information will be correlated along with
> the latest
> searches and will be sold for commercial value to other companies and
> will also
> likely be available to the governments of the world at request. For
> whatever
> Mr. Trump may find it useful is another matter.

I understand broadly what your concerns are. But really, in this day and 
age, almost ANY website you visit has some sort of tracking mechanisnm 
in place. Next time you "visit" anywhere, you might want to check this.

> Worst of all, we are not getting any value from this tracking ... let's
> stop it now.

Well this last statement is NOT true. For the download page especially, 
it is valuable because we can find out generally what OS the user is 
using, complete with version information. I mean in a bulk sense.

> Pedro.


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                    -- Sigmund Freud

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