From: dizzy (dizzy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-14 04:39:14
On Thursday 14 February 2008 00:08:30 David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Feb 11 2008, Stephan Tolksdorf <andorxor-AT-gmx.de> wrote:
> > It's a privacy issue because, depending on my browser configuration,
> > someone else might be able to retrace when and for how long I read the
> > Boost documentation. Obviously that data is not as sensitive as my Google
> > search history, but still I don't see why I need to leave behind a
> > digital trail of my activity without a reason.
> I can't imagine using the web at all while being conscious of the source
> URL of every embedded image, and I'm not sure it's practical to cater to
> someone who tries to do it.
That was one of the points of trying to read the docs offline. Of course if
you go online you expect some out of control image fetching and tracking
(which is why I would recommend using "tor" and ad blockers) but when you
read it offline you don't really expect someone on some server having in
their logs the pages you read and when.
Although a better solution is the "Offline mode" option for any popular
browser, to make sure no online access happens.
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