• Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, almost 9 years ago

    I'm sort of 50/50 on this one. They make it very clear they will do so. It's basically the cost of admission if you want to sign in to the site.

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    • Nick WNick W, almost 9 years ago


      In principal, I'd imagine there's a weird challenge in trying to maintain a DNT request for a user that's logging in to a creation/consumption site.

      It seems like tracking is fundamental when you're running a service like this. Upon some more thinking, I realized I wasn't 100% sure on the exact implications of what a DNT header meant and a quick glance at Wikipedia acknowledges ambiguity in what it exactly means as well.

      Assuming the picture isn't enlarged in anyway, it seems like a very reasonable disclosure. Based on my current knowledge of the issues, I think it's very responsible as well. It'd be a completely separate issue if they weren't honouring DNT on a regular Medium article you've opened without being logged in.

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      • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, almost 9 years ago

        There's ambiguity here, though. Do they mean 'do not track me inside Medium (i.e. my account/session)', or 'do not track me as I move across sites (i.e. my browser)'?

        There's a big difference between these two. By making an account I'm implicitly making myself trackable inside Medium, but I might not expect, or want, Medium to know where else on the web I go.

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