I hope your BTW comment was ironicQuote
kolchak @ Apr 29 2009, 11:35 PM
BTW - thats a very stupid law There is nothing 'private' about IPs, they are not owned by individuals, but leased from a governing body (APNIC in Aus).
; number of octets in IP address to mask, in order to anonymize a visitor's IP address ; if the AnonymizeIP plugin is deactivated, this value is ignored ; for IPv4 addresses, valid values are 0..4 ; installation default was 1. ip_address_mask_length = 2You can check success in the visitor log on the dashboard. The last x bytes of the IP address should then be zero.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address can be considered personal information if it can be associated with an identifiable individual.50
Source : www.priv.gc.ca/notice-avis_e.cfmQuote
Server logs: Our servers automatically log information about visits to our Web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining Web connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, Web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our Web and communications staff, and are used to improve our Web site and ensure that it provides the optimal Web experience for visitors.
TulipVorlax @ May 6 2010, 05:21 AM
You can't link to any site on this forum (or so).
Your last link refer to an organization that was collection the names of their visitors' computers without even knowing about it.
Did you know that every BOINC project collect the names of the computers since it's start many years ago ?
I've been running BOINC since then (but not in summers; it's too hot).
Do you also understand that the IP adress is not needed to make a profile for each visitor and follow them on the Internet ?
Anyone who know PHP can get a lot of data from people who visit his site.
Screen res, browser, type of computer/processor, etc.
Beside, the canada agency site that you've given a link to say that they are actually doing exactly the same thing as us with Piwik :
Source : www.priv.gc.ca/notice-avis_e.cfm