Today, I received a comment regarding my Security & Privacy Checklist page. netskaven correctly pointed out that the checklist discusses privacy and installing anti-tracking extensions, but this website uses Google API, Google Analytics (GA) and Disqus. A little bit hypocritical…
As of now, the website only uses Google Analytics! I considered changing to Piwik for analytics but would only receive 30 days of free hosting. One day, I’ll look into using both Google Analytics and Piwik side-by-side and compare their functionality. If I determine that I can get by using Piwik, I’ll transition over. Until then, Google Analytics remains.
I’ve had Disqus support for less than a week but have also decided to scrap it. Disqus has the ability to track users on this site and as I’m not getting any comments (sad face), it’s not worth it. I’ll probably start sharing posts on hacker news or reddit and let those websites manage the discussion.