[development] WordPress 2.3 Spies On Users

Kevin Reynen kreynen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 18:09:30 UTC 2007

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  It is really sad to see a someone in
a leadership role abuse their community this way.  Hopefully Matt will come
to his senses, add (or better, default to) an opt-in feature, and apologize
for this lapse in judgment.

This is being dugg as well...


I think users are more likely to f*ck WorkPress than fork it.

- Kevin Reynen

On 9/25/07, Gerhard Killesreiter <gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
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> Khalid Baheyeldin schrieb:
> > The drupal module in 5.x sends a subset of this (site name, URI, IIRC).
> > The new update module in 6.x supersedes that, but I am not up to date
> > on the details. It includes installed modules too.
> >
> > I think the data is in the DB of drupal.org.
> >
> > Is it a big deal if the that info is sent? The highest rated comments so
> far
> > downplay that it is an issue at all.
> I think the main issue (and a serious one) is that this is done without
> asking the user and without the possibility to switch it off without
> extra work. Drupal's phone home feature has always been "opt in".
> Cheers,
>         Gerhard
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