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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Jun 4 22:19:00 UTC 2009

David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/6/4 Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com>:
>>  Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>>> However, perhaps a default AbuseFilter could be installed telling
>>> admins that installing Analytics is a violation of Foundation policy
>>> and that they'll get desysopped if they continue.  That wouldn't stop
>> Yeah, I meant it could detect and block the inadvertent uses by admins
>> who think they are doing something cool / clever.
> Yeah, the actual problem is not malicious admins - it's admins trying
> to do a good and useful thing in good faith, that just happens to be a
> massive privacy policy violation.
That said, talking to them may bear richer fruits that the blocking and 
desysopping by a trigger-happy few.


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