[wp-hackers] Revisiting phone home and privacy

usleepless at gmail.com usleepless at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 17:56:59 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> 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.

nonsense. just provide a file which contains a list of all plugins+latest
version #.

this is no rocket science, it has been done before: freebsd ports / linux
repository/package managers ( apt )

there must be hidden motives / politics here.... or just plain ignorance.



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