Google Analytics

Feature Proposal

Remove Google Analytics

If you must have an analytics system, might I suggest either:

These solutions are all well-tested and open-source. This, of course, means they
can be independently audited for privacy and security. Instead of using a proprietary
nonfree system such as Google Analytics, perhaps we could work together to replace
it with something slightly more ethical?

Furthermore, the majority of privacy features in evergreen browsers block Google
Analytics from being run. I can not say the same for solutions such as Plausible,
which suggests they are trusted for their privacy by independent persons.

If you need any more information, please contact me!

Possible Implementation

How would you feel about using an alternative to Google Analytics?

Author: Fantashit

1 thought on “Google Analytics

  1. Alternative options are not blocked because they are not well-known yet. As soon as they become a popular choice, users who do not want to be tracked will notice and block them anyway.

    All options you suggested involve a fee (either hosting, or renting). Not to mention the possible additional work to integrate with current platform.

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Google Analytics

Remove Google Analytics

If you must have an analytics system, might I suggest either:

These solutions are all well-tested and open-source. This, of course, means they
can be independently audited for privacy and security. Instead of using a proprietary
nonfree system such as Google Analytics, perhaps we could work together to replace
it with something slightly more ethical?

Furthermore, the majority of privacy features in evergreen browsers block Google
Analytics from being run. I can not say the same for solutions such as Plausible,
which suggests they are trusted for their privacy by independent persons.

If you need any more information, please contact me!

Author: Fantashit

1 thought on “Google Analytics

  1. This is a good suggestion, and I appreciate it. However, Google (and Firebase) have donated the hosting and analytics to this project, so we don’t have to pay. (Which I’m very grateful for).

    Thank you so much for taking the time to make this suggestion, I appreciate it!

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