[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third partycompanies #2

Mark (Markie) newsmarkie at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 6 10:58:10 UTC 2009

I would say this is exactly the same issue and it is still present.  I would
like to see this removed and the context explained as to whether this was
deliberate tracking or as to whether it is a side affect of the method used.
 Either way it is my belief that it shouldn't happen.


On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Happy-melon <happy-melon at live.com> wrote:

> bug18898 (https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18898) is
> relevant,
> both in the technical response proposed, which is more appropriate for the
> parallel wikitech-l thread, and in that the wiki in question is frwiki.
>  The
> external URL linked (http://pacli.appspot.com/posterstats/tick) seems to
> be
> clearly a stats-collector which probably has similar privacy issues.  I
> closed the bug as not being relevant to MediaWiki itself, but asked the OP
> to take it to frwiki's admins, the Wikimedia Forum on meta, or the
> Ombudsmen, depending on how severe they thought it.  It doesn't look like
> any of these options were taken.  Is this something that should also be
> looked at in the same way?
> --HM
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