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Plugin adds spyware (2 posts)

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  1. Kevin4fm
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I have removed this plugin after finding it adds tracking info to visitors' browsers for a company called Media6degrees. My site visitors will assume I knew (or should have known) and am therefore complicit if / when they work out this behaviour is happening.

    I don't object to plugin developers getting revenue for providing a free plugin by this method. I do object to having to find this out for myself, rather than being told upfront when installing, and so making a conscious choice.

  2. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    While I agree that it should be more obvious that 3rd party tracking is done, there is an easy way to disable it. Enter

    a2a_config.no_3p = 1;

    in the Additional Options in a2a settings. Done!

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