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  1. MARCUS TIBESAR

    Yawn, yet another JetPack update… No offense Jeff. I know you work hard supporting the Tavern and the Podcast. However, JetPack coverage is overdone. Just my 2 cents…

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    • Jeff Chandler

      As long as it’s installed on millions of sites, we’ll keep writing about it.

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      • Marcus Tibesar

        Many other popular plugins are installed on millions of sites as well. Yet I hardly see any coverage of them.

        I would like to see some coverage (i.e. guest posts) written by other popular plugin authors too.

        Just a suggestion as the repeated Jetpack posts every time there is a Jetpack update is getting a bit monotonous.

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  2. David

    Jetpack is not GDPR compliant. Avoid this plugin by all means. It is phoning home to WordPress.com permanently and transferring a lot of personal data.

    They can add as many privacy *Information* as they want, that helps not in making it compliant.

    Same applies for Akismet, it’s transferring so many personal data. Avoid that as well, use “Antispam Bee” instead that is fully GDPR compliant.

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    • Beau Lebens

      Appreciate your concern about Jetpack and GDPR.

      A common misconception is that it’s not permissible for a plugin to transfer personal data or “phone home”. In fact, this is allowed as long as safeguards are in place to honor key rights established by GDPR. Chief among these are transparency about the data that a plugin collects or transfers, and choice and control over a plugin’s data use. Over the past several months, we’ve put a lot of time, thought, and effort in to building tools and documentation to help Jetpack honor these important rights and to bring it in to compliance with this new law.

      You can read more about these features here: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/ and about our broader ongoing efforts related to the GDPR here: https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/new-privacy-features-and-updated-policies/

      If you have specific questions about how Jetpack works or how we’re addressing GDPR issues in Jetpack, please do reach out to us directly. Thanks!

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    • Marcus Tibesar

      I tried to LIKE your comment David but then, WordPress.com wanted me to login first – proves your point doesn’t it! LOL!

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