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Does Fluther use session replay scripts?

Asked by SmashTheState (14250points) November 21st, 2017

A Princeton study just revealed that more than 400 of the most-visited websites on the Internet collect every keystroke and mouse click you use while on the site.

Does Fluther do this? If so, does it store and retain this data?

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MrGrimm888's avatar

Fluther is an older site, and it’s creators are only called in for emergency. I don’t think ,well I hope, that data mining doesn’t happen here.

Welcome back STS. I wondered how you were doing. Wow have my opinions on anarchy changed, since Trump came to power…

Mimishu1995's avatar

@MrGrimm888 I don’t think that will happen, knowing that the site no longer receives any update.

Muad_Dib's avatar

Google, Youtube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Reddit are not on the list.
Neither are Twitter, Amazon, Instagram, Netflix, Yahoo, LinkedIn, eBay, Aliexpress, Twitch, Imgur, or Pornhub.

So that covers like 99.8% of my internet-usage.

Watch out for Wordpress and LiveJournal though – they be sneaky. Or whatever.

Mariah's avatar

I have access to the Fluther codebase and have never seen anything of the sort. Not that I’ve read it all thoroughly.

They’d have to be paying for an awful lot of server space in order to store all that data, which I doubt is happening on a free-to-use, back-burner website.

johnpowell's avatar

This code has to be loaded as JavaScript. Which will be visible to your browser. Being a huge nerd I have examined the code and network requests here and haven’t seen anything like what is described in the article.

And Fluther wouldn’t get much from it.

I have actually helped deploy shit like this on sites and I think it is gross but I gotta eat. But that stuff was mostly do you close the tab or hit the back button when you hit the calculate shipping button.

flutherother's avatar

Fluther doesn’t but the CIA mirror site in Langley Virginia might.

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