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[resolved] [Plugin: SexyBookmarks | email, bookmark, and share buttons] WARNING: Unwanted injection of Tracking (7 posts)

  1. Naidobria
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was using SexyBookmarks for like a year or two
    and with the latest version they started to inject first:
    an google analytics file to track my site (unwanted by me)
    then after a guy reported (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-sexybookmarks-warning-v-326-adds-google-analytic-code) that they can be sued they put an option where you can switch if you want or not this file to be loaded.
    but in the latest updates they also put another file hosted on cloudfront
    http://dtym7iokkjlif.cloudfront.net/dough/1.0/recipe.js

    [please use a Pastebin to post large chunks of code, following forum etiquette]

    this file takes all the information about the users visiting your site and sends them to different ADVERTISING and TRACKING WEBSITEs;

    -- adnxs.com -> http://www.donottrackplus.com/trackers/adnxs.com.php + http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=adnxs.com/

    -- w55c.net --> http://www.donottrackplus.com/trackers/w55c.net.php

    making money with our users without asking our permission, this means that every time a user visits your site a lot of "personal" data is sent to third party services and will be used for commercial use, later.

    THERE'S NO FILE OR ANY LINE SOMEWHERE THAT WARNS YOU ABOUT THIS... OF COURSE they are making money with this...

    SO BEAWARE FOLKS they have nice graphics but also tracking your visitors and selling crucial information to third party

    [BTW I DONATED TO YOUR PLUGIN, AND THAT'S WHAT I GOT?]

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sexybookmarks/

  2. Please report this by email to plugins [at] wordpress [dot] org.

  3. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Naidobria,

    If you already have Google Analytics disabled by turning off "track performance" from the admin menu, these other analytics scripts should not be loading either and if it is, its a bug. Do let us know. If it is a bug we will of course release a fix ASAP as it would be unintended behavior. These services helps us to constantly improve the plugin but at the same time can be turned off at your choice by you at anytime.

  4. Naidobria
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ok.

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin was suspended.

    Edit: It is now back

  6. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All, we have submitted an updated release and hope to be back soon!

    You can put your mind at ease -- there are no security issues whatsoever with the plugin!

    More info here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-sexybookmarks-email-bookmark-and-share-buttons-make-your-3rd-party-tracking-and-privacy-policy-clear?replies=3#post-2591446

  7. Shareaholic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    We're back with our *biggest* update ever! Lots of goodies including Google Plus, Pinterest, Google Analytics Social Tracking and much much more.

    v5.0.0.4 is available immediately for download:

    * New translations!
    -> Belarusian (by Alexander Ovsov)
    -> Polish (by Bartosz Chojnacki)
    -> Catalan (by Joan Jordi Berdullas Segura)
    -> Bulgarian (by Nikolay Nikolov)
    -> Lithuanian (by Nata Strazda)
    * Added Google Plus as a service to SexyBookmarks
    * Added support to show Topbar across different types of pages (posts, pages, index & category)
    * Added Share Counts for LinkedIn
    * Added functionality to enable/disable SexyBookmarks independently
    * Added brand new, much improved way to share posts via email!
    * Added support to enforce publisher specified language locale
    * Social Analytics are now also viewable by contributors, authors and editors (previously limited to admins)
    * Fixed bug: Twitter counter display position in Like Button Set
    * Fixed bug: Nofollow links in "new mode"
    * New activation page
    * Numerous performance optimizations
    * Custom Twitter template is now used universally
    * URL shortener settings now used universally
    * Cleaned up legacy code for greater efficiency
    * Added Google Analytics Social Tracking Feature

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