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

Neil Harris usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk
Thu Jun 4 14:07:28 UTC 2009

Nikola Smolenski wrote:
> Domas Mituzas wrote:
>> 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 
>>   - as well as few other places )
> One way to fight this would be to offer more detailed visitor statistics 
> to people who need them.
> __________

And another, possibily even more effective one would be to prevent the 
loading of external resources in the software, except possibly via 
editors' own custom user javascript pages.

-- Neil

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