[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info

Alexander Hempton-Smith hempsworth at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 13:42:40 UTC 2011

I understand that there are plugin(s) to turn this off and stop data
being sent out, however I do feel that a simple checkbox under
'Privacy', defaulting to on, to let this to be disabled would be a
more responsible solution.

Tonnes of software sends it's usage data etc to an external place,
which is fine, as long as it asks me first. Currently, WP users need
to know that it's even happening before they have to then go and
install a plugin to stop it.

I know this has been discussed before, but WP is being used by
different groups now, so perhaps it needs to be re-assessed?

-- Alex

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On 28 Feb 2011, at 13:34, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 1:22 AM, William P. Davis <will.davis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I can definitely see why WP wants all that info, and I hardly think any of it is proprietary, but it should be noted somewhere, and I could see someone writing a plugin to disable the sending of that info.
> You've obviously never worked in the defense contracting or healthcare
> industries. Royal, and I mean ROYAL freak-outs have resulted from
> less. I've had to make many an argument and/or concession in order to
> even get WP seen as a viable solution for internal sites in those
> environments.
> --
> -Doug
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