[wp-hackers] Revisiting phone home and privacy

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Dec 9 15:34:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Austin Matzko <if.website at gmail.com> wrote:
> You omitted (in my mind) the big one:
> * All plugins, active and inactive, in your plugins directory

The thing is expressly designed to check for plugin updates. You can't
check for updates to a plugin without actually telling the update
server what the plugins actually are.

If this is a privacy issue for you, then there's means already
available to disable the update checks entirely.


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