Posts with the tag privacy:

Tracking blog traffic - but nicely

As of now, I’ve enabled Matomo web analytics on this blog (and others I control). I chose this for two main reasons: the software respects users' privacy and all data is stored locally (and never shared with third parties). I wanted to see aggregated information like which pages are being viewed, but without knowing who viewed them. This seemed like a good, private way to accomplish both goals.

That's what I log about you

I deliberately log as little as possible about my users. My nginx logrotate config is configured to store one week’s worth of access and error logs: /var/log/nginx/*.log { ... rotate 7 ... } As of this moment, that looks like: -rw-r----- 1 www-data adm 443615 Jan 5 08:29 freeradical.zone-access.log -rw-r----- 1 www-data adm 5405613 Jan 5 06:25 freeradical.zone-access.log.1 -rw-r----- 1 www-data adm 395094 Jan 4 06:24 freeradical.zone-access.log.2.gz -rw-r----- 1 www-data adm 407455 Jan 3 06:24 freeradical.