[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies

Tisza Gergő gtisza at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 13:23:23 UTC 2009

Domas Mituzas <midom.lists at ...> writes:

> Do note, hu.wikipedia.org has external stats aggregator,  
> 'stats.wikipedia.hu', which is hosted on vhost102.sx6.tolna.net - and  
> all our traffic is sent there (
> http://hu.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Lastmodifiedat&oldid=4493139 

The stats aggregator for hu.wikipedia.org was set up with community approval,
the public results contain no identifiable per-machine information (you can
check them here: http://stats.wikipedia.hu/cgi-bin/awstats.pl ), and the records
are not used for any other purposes. I think it is well within the lines of the
privacy policy.

As for Doubleclick, that was probably a mistake on KnowPrivacy's part - maybe
they misidentified the aggregator (we use awstats) because Doubleclick uses a
similar method? If not, I would appreciate if they could serve with more
detailed information.

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