@neil ehtically speaking, every form of tracking is wrong, but at least the data gathered by Matomo won't feed Google's AIs :)
@neil I block what my ad blocker blocks. If you self hosted matomo I'm sure you could get past most filters, and personally I'd be OK with that.
@neil Maybe have a look at how the Tor Metrics tools do what they do?
@neil made an effort to self-host it as as way to defuse pressure to go all-in on google's advertising ecosystem, and retain some analytics capabilities while honoring Do Not Track, at a job a few years back.
ultimately i think it'd be fine for getting a view into web traffic, but what marketing people want isn't that. they want the surveillance with the market segmentation, remarketing, etc., that comes with the adtech panopticon stuff.
(i quit the job.)
@neil Even self-hosted analytics will require opt-in consent in GDPR-countries. I block it, I don't see any reasons why a website should learn so much about its visitors that aren't malicious
@neil Installed and used it once for a website (and a downloadable application from the same site.) Does what it says it does, not much to complain about.
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