[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16778: wordpress is leaking user/blog information during wp_version_check()

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Wed Dec 7 11:50:54 UTC 2016

#16778: wordpress is leaking user/blog information during wp_version_check()
 Reporter:  investici       |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Administration  |     Version:
 Severity:  minor           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch       |     Focuses:

Comment (by pixline):

 Replying to [comment:57 Myatu]:
 > Replying to [comment:35 chriscct7]:
 > > As for this ticket, WordPress is now used by almost a quarter of the
 internet, and since 6 years ago a total of what appears to be just 6
 (quick count on my part; could be off +/-2) have expressed interest in a
 filter for this.
 > Has it occurred that this may have been due to the lack of information
 to begin with? Had I known about it when I started using WordPress (2008),
 then I would have certainly chimed into this debate then too.

 Working with WP since 2006 I wrongly assumed that core developers would
 care about user privacy, and I wrongly assumed that the development
 process was open and trustworthy for everyone. Now I know that I can't
 really trust both anymore, I'll take actions by my side to limit this

 The suggested solution - a simple filter - would have been enough, but six
 years without the intention to solve this issue is a show stopper for me
 and my business partners as well.

 On a side note: I really trust @investici and their work, as many other
 people in EU and elsewhere do because they take action to protect digital
 rights and user privacy from day one. Feel free to have a look to one of
 their projects to know more: http://www.autistici.org/en/index.html

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16778#comment:59>
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