Bug ID: 411814
Summary: Option to not fetch enclosures
Target Milestone: ---
Would it be possible to have an option to not fetch enclosures? It's a privacy
issue for me.
I like using rss to read my content because it reduces the tracking surface :
one may know which feeds I fetch, but not when/if I read articles from them.
But automatically fetching enclosure on read allows just that : it leaks what I
read, at the exact time that I read it. I've seen at least one occurrence of a
feed using a hash param in the enclosure url, possibly for tracking (it's
It would be nice if there was at least an option to disable that behavior.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. find a feed with enclosures
2. open an article while connected to the internet : the enclosure is displayed
3. open an other article after disconnecting from the internet : the enclosure
is not displayed
Akregator seems to fetch enclosure when displaying the rss item.
Reading feed items (just the feed content, not opening related article in
browser) should not issue trackable requests.
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