[development] WordPress 2.3 Spies On Users

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 20:15:04 UTC 2007

On 25 Sep 2007, at 22:07, Morbus Iff wrote:
> Yes, I think that's a problem. I'd much rather it be opt-in or  
> during installation (for new users only, of course). Alternatively,  
> I would also support a admin/ page message that /always/ said  
> "update checker is not enabled; please check drupal.org for the  
> latest security updates", and have that message only be disabled  
> through a settings.php var tweak. There is no underscoring how  
> important the update checker is, but there's also no underscoring  
> of how important people's illusion of privacy and choice is.

I think the optimal solution is to:

  1. Make it opt-in instead of opt-out.
  2. Increase the number of people that opt-in by asking them during  

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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