[pydotorg-www] Analytics

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Sun Apr 25 20:22:30 CEST 2010

On Sunday 25 April 2010 19:17:08 Ethan Schoonover wrote:
> My impression of Google Analytics has been very positive from both a
> utility and privacy perspective.
> See the recent opt-out announcement, for instance:

I would usually leave it to Aahz to voice objections about Google, but it's a 
matter of control as well as privacy. But with regard to privacy, the mere 
promise of "opt out" (plus comments from people who feel that this is a bad 
thing because they want to know as much as possible about everyone) does not 
make privacy concerns disappear. Indeed, thanks to the antics of a certain 
large telecommunications corporation in the United Kingdom, together with a 
notorious "Internet advertising" company, the notion of opting out with 
regard to user/audience monitoring and the provision of advertising, the 
latter being the motivation for Google's interest in this area, has been 
subject to a lot of scrutiny and unfavourable attention.


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