Anyone else get an email from GitLab telling them that they're adding tracking scripts and until you agree to it your access to the website and API are revoked?
- We're adding tracking
- Including third-party tracking
- There will be proprietary scripts
- The website and API will be broken for you until you agree
@sir So what they're saying is, *paying customers* will now be subject to *mandatory* telemetry and data collection?
I could *maybe* see their reasoning for installs hosted by GitLab, but a major selling point for self-hosting for many organizations is reducing the risk of disclosure of *their* paying customers' IP to third parties. Telemetry of any kind would be unacceptable to them.
@guenther @chpietsch @faoluin @sir They rolled back the decision of not opting-out for EE https://twitter.com/gitlab/status/1187183217553612802
Final step before IPO. surprised they didn't wait till afterwards
@sir just got it as well!
@sir Remember the Toots/Blog postings back then when MS bought github.com about why joining gitlab.com is not the real solution... This is why...
@sir illegal under gdpr, as access cannot solely be dependent on you waiving your privacy rights..
@Drezil @sir I'm not sure anymore about that, according to this german article: https://rufposten.de/blog/2019/10/24/wir-veroeffentlichen-eine-musterbeschwerde-gegen-facebook-tracker-und-ein-leser-reicht-datenschutzbeschwerde-gegen-zeit-online-ein/
"Wenn jetzt jemand das Koppelungsverbot anführen will: Das gilt bei den meisten Nachrichtenseiten aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach nicht, da die Seiten kostenlos sind und das Tracking die Gegenleistung für den kostenlosen Inhalt ist. Es gibt dann sozusagen nichts, woran etwas gekoppelt wäre."
I read that as "if the service isn't paid, waiving your privacy rights can be used as price".
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