On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 13 June 2012 14:09, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I believe that FT2 is saying that we should seriously consider masking the > *publicly viewable* IPv6 addresses. The only reason that we publish the IP > addresses of any logged-out user is for attribution purposes, although some > use it for other reasons (both positive and nefarious). Quite honestly, it > doesn't matter what information is put in place in the publicly viewable > logs, provided it's consistent. > > Risker > > Sure, that's the assertion, but it leaves unanswered a lot of "why" questions. Why should we make publicly viewable attributions less identifiable than they have been for a decade? Is that step valuable at all, given the reality that anyone likely to use the IP address for "nefarious" reasons would simply register an account?
I think a stable, predictable privacy regime that doesn't discourage users is a perfectly good goal which Wikimedia has largely achieved. I'm not sure there is a lot of value in FT2's suggestion from a privacy perspective (it would make far more sense to make the mask applicable to everyone but CUs or admins), let alone whether a significantly more anonymous method for contributing is either necessary or desirable. ~Nathan _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l