[pydotorg-www] Analytics

Michael Foord mfoord at python.org
Sun Apr 25 22:19:16 CEST 2010


On 25/04/2010 21:09, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>    
>> I'm not aware of any genuine privacy concerns raised by the use of
>> google analytics.
>>      
> Ok, so let me make you aware, then :-) I'm fundamentally opposed. Giving
> users the choice of opting out is insufficient - if collecting data is
> acceptable at all, users have to opt in.
>
> The problem is ultimately trust, and I don't trust Google not to abuse
> the data they collect. In principle, they could do much more powerful
> analysis for themselves, correlating accesses of a single user across
> multiple sites.

Right - so paranoia rather than a rational argument.

> Google Analytics *is* evil.
>    

This is FUD.

All the best,

Michael

> Regards,
> Martin
>    


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