[wp-hackers] Proposal: Add a Privacy Option: Anonymise Updates

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Thu Sep 27 00:12:53 GMT 2007

As I stated on the ticket, I don't think either of the update checks should
be able to be disabled via the admin interface. It's too big of a security
risk. For those who really need to disable it, a plugin should have to do
the job. Stops the noobs from disabling it.

However, I full heartedly agree that it wouldn't hurt to cater to the tin
foil hatters out there by having a "Don't send blog statistics when checking
for updates" box.

On 9/26/07, Callum Macdonald <lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com>
> G'day,
> I realise there's been a lot of noise on this subject. Let's try to keep
> this thread short and on-topic. If you support my proposal, say so, if
> you don't, say so. No need for detailed reasons, I'm assuming they've
> already been explained elsewhere.
> * Add an option to the Options > Privacy tab
> * Option name "Updates"
> * Option choice 1: "WordPress should check for updates automatically and
> send my blog url."
> * Option choice 2: "WordPress should check for updates automatically but
> *not* send my blog url."
> * Option choice 3: "WordPress should not check for updates."
> * Then the text: "For more on how this information is used, see the
> Privacy Policy" - link to the policy online.
> All those in favour say aye, etc... :)
> Cheers - Callum.
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