[development] WordPress 2.3 Spies On Users

Michael Prasuhn mike at mikeyp.net
Tue Sep 25 19:25:57 UTC 2007

How about making it opt in, with an option for it in the installer? Maybe label it 'Enabled (more security)' and 'Disabled(more privacy).' We could tell the users to go to admin/build/modules to change it in the description.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Gerhard Killesreiter <gerhard at killesreiter.de>

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:55:34 
To:development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] WordPress 2.3 Spies On Users

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Gerhard Killesreiter schrieb:
> 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".

Apparently, update.module in D6 is not opt-in. Bad decision.

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