[Wiki Loves Monuments] Tool to add Coordinates
platonides at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 22:52:54 UTC 2013
On 14/09/13 22:14, Jeremy Baron wrote:
> tl;dr: That tool needs to be disabled immediately. It may be possible
> to "fix" it to give very clear (and accurate!) warnings about the
> impending sharing of their data before the sharing takes place (...)
> There are links created with the text "Ավելացնել կոորդինատ" (google
> translate makes me think that means approximately "add [a]
> coordinate(s)") and clicking that will load the google JS. There
> appears to be no warning to the user that their data will be shared
> with google when they click that link and I believe this is a clear
> for links I found where you can try this yourself.
I strongly agree. It should be disabled ASAP.
At least, it's not automatic on page view.
> IMHO making sure the wording clear and accurate will take too long
> (i.e. more than 5 mins) and we should first disable the tool
> completely while/if that wording is developed.
What about «Do you want to load a Google map here? This will allow
Google to get a bunch of data from you, and will effectively surrend
your user account to their goodwill» ?
On the first mail I thought they had implemented it as a *user* script
(each one is free to unsecure their own privacy and account if they
== Licensing issue ==
If we can use Google Maps to get object coordinates into the articles is
another tricky question (and hard to fix after done). I will wait for
Luis opinion, but we should be careful.
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