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DataExplorer homepage spies on its viewers

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: DataExplorer homepage spies on its viewers
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:08:40 +0200
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On the DataExplorer homepage
there is a button with the text "PayPal - The safer, easier way
to pay online!". This is an advertisement, which is not allowed on Savannah
[1]. Worse: Next to it, in the JavaScript code of the page, there is

    <img alt="" border="0" 
src=""; width="1" height="1">

These means that each time a user visits this page, an HTTPS request is
made to That is, your page lets PayPal spy on all of
its viewers.

To me, that is unacceptable and not compatible with the ethics of a



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