Privacy

Privacy is Hard: Analytics, Revisited – WordPress Website Design Article

In a previous post, I talked a bit about Fathom Analytics and what a fan I was of the service when it first launched.Now that a few months have passed and the product has further evolved, I wanted to revisit the service and share a few things that I like about it. Fathom Analytics, RevisitedYou can read everything I had to say about the plugin in my original post. The purpose of this one, however, is to provide a little…

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Privacy is Hard: Web Browsing with 1Blocker – WordPress Website Design Article

When it comes to privacy and web browsing, I’ve talked Firefox in a previous post. In the same post, I also stated:I’m actually a fan of Safari for casually browsing the web. That browser coupled with 1Blocker makes it a solid alternative.As far as Firefox is concerned, I still think it’s a fantastic browser but if you’re looking for a seamless experience between macOS and iOS 1Blocker alternative solution that I’ve been using for a few weeks.The motivation for privacy (which I’ve…

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Privacy is Hard: Analytics | Tom McFarlin – WordPress Website Design Article

When speaking of web analytics and privacy, its not something I typically think of going hand-in-hand.I mean, conventional wisdom may argue that we want to know as much as possible about those visiting our sites so we can ensure we’re writing content properly, building features out properly, and targeting all of the necessary metrics to make sure our site is successful.And there’s truth to that, sure. But there’s still a level of privacy around what the user is sharing (and…

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Privacy is Hard: Email | Tom McFarlin – WordPress Website Design Article

A few weeks ago, I started writing about a couple of things related to privacy on the web (which is a topic that I think many of us think about in some capacity). You can catch up on everything I’ve written about thus far, but this post is going to follow-up with something I mentioned in the previous post. Specifically, I mentioned a simple alternative for not giving out your email address. Although Burner Mail works well, I also think…

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Privacy is Hard: Web Browsing – WordPress Website Design Article

Two weeks ago, I started talking a bit about my concerns regarding privacy – which may be the same as yours – and decided I’d start running down a list of things that I’m trying, using, and doing to adhere more to privacy-centric software and services. Here’s the thing though: what I’m comfortable with using may not be the same for you (and vice versa), and privacy and security are not terms that I use interchangeably. Going into this series,…

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Privacy is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping! – WordPress Website Design Article

This isn’t something that’s really WordPress-development related. It is, perhaps, tangentially so and it’s something that I’m likely going to be talking about on this blog and in a few of the upcoming podcasts so I thought I’d go ahead and bring it up now. For many of us, we’re well aware of the privacy implications of the software and services many of us use on a day-to-day basis even if we’re not sure just how this information is shared. Anyway,…

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Free Domain Privacy Protection — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

Free Domain Privacy Protection Every domain registered through WordPress.com includes privacy protection at no extra charge. Keeping your data safe is as important to us as it is to you. Privacy protection for domains that are registered at WordPress.com is now free, so you don’t have to choose between your site and your security. What is domain privacy protection? When you register a new domain, you have to provide personal contact information. This information is stored at WHOIS, a database containing…

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