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Plugin adds spyware (4 posts)

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  1. Kevin4fm
    Member
    Posted 3 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 3 months 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!

  3. Kevin4fm
    Member
    Posted 2 weeks ago #

    Sorry for not acknowledging your reply earlier. I think the "send an email if someone posts on this thread" function defaults to "off", and I must have forgotten to set it to "on".

    Thanks for the tip. I'm in a quandary now! I've since found another plugin that does the job, but I seem to recall it only does what I need 'nearly' as well. Now I'll have to decide if it's worth the time and effort to go back to reinstate this one instead! :-)

  4. Kevin4fm
    Member
    Posted 2 weeks ago #

    Hmmm. No. I seem to have set it to "on", or it defaults to "on". Rats! More investigating ... to work out why I didn't get an email! :-)

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