Gregory Maxwell wrote:
On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:32 AM, David Gerard wrote:
The first idea that springs to my mind is logging
referers for article
pages, if the referer is an article page on the same Wikipedia or
1. Is this technically feasible given our logging structure?
2. Is there a privacy gotcha I'm ignoring?
The only leak I can think of is:
Step 1. I accidentally paste confidential information into the go box
(you've never done this?)
Step 2. I end up at non-existent article [[random confidential information]]
Step 3. I browse back to the article about me.
Probably best resolved resolved by not reporting infrequent referrers.
(Filtering by existing articles is computationally expensive)
You'd need to actually follow a link to the article about you, not just
using the browser back button. Maybe if you choose the first link on the
sidebar, it can get logged on the Main_Page referer's.
It's more likely to happen if you actually follow a result link on the
random confidential information results. So, if I paste, 'Pay $100000 to
Gregory Maxwell for help hiding Osama bin Laden' and think, "they have
an article about Greg! What will they tell?" And follow a link to
[[Gregory Maxwell]], sure, that would get logged and we would find out.
Not a privacy risk as big as publishing the searchs, but still a concern.
PS: Expect the NSA to come at both our homes after ECHELON intercepts