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Subject: Re: [boost] google-analytics and privacy
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-27 10:23:43

On Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 6:55 AM
Vladimir Prus wrote:
> John Maddock wrote:
> > From: "Cory Nelson" <phrosty_at_[hidden]>
> >> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Beman Dawes
> <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>> It seems to me that it is a normal practice for a web
> site to track
> >> I agree, it has no place offline. It could actually help if some
> >> stats from the online tracking were published to this list though.
> > Agreed.
> >
> > Can someone please explain to me what the scripts in use
> currently are, what
> > they do,
> Do you have any questions not already answered at
> ?
> > and who gets the information they generate?
> For Boost.Build docs, I get the information. I don't know
> about others.

If it is of any value in considering how to proceed, I use NoScript in Firefox and I mark google-analytics as untrusted, so I never run any of their code when browsing. As a rule, I don't like companies tracking my activities, so I disable as much as possible. I wouldn't mind Boost tracking my activities when browsing the docs, but I can't enable google-analytics for that one case (as far as I'm aware). Any others doing the same will also deny you usage statistics.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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