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Re: [glob2-devel] google-analytics

From: Michael [Plouj] Ploujnikov
Subject: Re: [glob2-devel] google-analytics
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:24:50 -0500

On Feb 13, 2008 3:16 PM, Leo Wandersleb <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi again
> > Google Analytics has been in place for the past 8 months. No one has
> > complained before hand so I see no reason why someone should now!
> I wanted to ask about it when I first blocked it.
> > And anyone one that has used Analytics knows it doesn't actually record
> > who you are or where you've been all day! The most incriminating data
> > would be where you came from (i.e. a referrer), you're os/browser, and
> > location. But no emails, ips, or names are attached to that data.
> Huh?? How do you know? You only assume this from what google lets you know so
> sorry but this does not convince me.
> > And as Kai pointed out, there are plugins out there that disable JS
> > scripts of choice. If someone doesn't want to be recorded, then they
> > just disable it.
> And if people don't want to be tracked on every move they make they can simply
> keep up with the ways of tracking and use tor, NoScript, ... wear stupid masks
> against video surveillance in public, stop using mobile phones, stop using 
> their
> registered cars, ... or move to a deserted island.
> Sorry I have a problem with too much power in the hands of google alone.
> Do we really need to support this? I mean I said I would try to keep my
> political believes apart but your "they don't store IPs" was too provoking.
> > So for now, it stays.
> !!11!!

To add to Leo's arguments: what _significant_ advantage does google
analytics provide over something like analog or webalizer?

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