Intent to Merge: Google Analytics on perf-html.io
MeSat at TelusPlanet.net
Sat Nov 18 05:46:44 UTC 2017
On 17/11/17 17:50, Harald Kirschner wrote:
> I agree with you, David, privacy in the tool is important and collecting
> usage data can feel like the wrong data could get out. We do very
> intentionally limit collection to only navigation within the app and
> exclude URLs. This also means uploaded profile IDs are not reported;
> nothing private about the profile itself is collected in GA.
> As alternative to uploading you can also download the profiles locally
> and attach them to private bugs; so you stay in control over them and
> can remove them as needed. Would it be helpful to have anonymization as
> an option; to have a best-effort approach on removing PII like URLs from
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:43 PM L. David Baron <dbaron at dbaron.org
> <mailto:dbaron at dbaron.org>> wrote:
> On Friday 2017-11-17 01:03 +0000, Harald Kirschner wrote:
> > tl;dr: To better understand usage and prioritize work that
> matters for
> > users, the perf.html team is planning to add GA on
> http://perf-html.io/ 
> > (né Cleopatra) to track high-level interface interactions.
> > Background: perf.html is an advanced performance analysis tool,
> build as
> > hosted web application. Performance profiles are recorded using
> the Gecko
> > Profiler add-on , which then hands them to perf.html for local
> > The tool is maintained by the Firefox Developer Tools team and
> mostly used
> > by Firefox engineers and community members.
> > Work to add GA is happening in
> > https://github.com/devtools-html/perf.html/pull/617 . Important
> to note is
> > that GA is not loaded when Do Not Track (DNT) is enabled and that
> > is limited to critical paths and feature usage within the interface.
> > Product analytics, combined with the existing close collaboration
> > Quantum Flow engineering, will inform future bug priorities and
> > planning.
> > Let us know if you have any feedback or concerns. We'd also be
> happy to
> > welcome new contributors to the perf.html project!
> So as someone who was already a bit nervous about uploading profiles
> to perf-html.io <http://perf-html.io> given the amount of URL data
> in them, I guess this
> makes me a little bit more nervous, since there will be script from
> yet more sources mixed in to the page. I'm not sure if that gives
> me a clear opinion one way or another, but I think it's worth
> consideration of the sensitivity of the data in profiles (primarily
> URLs that are loading and doing something).
> 𝄞 L. David Baron http://dbaron.org/ 𝄂
> 𝄢 Mozilla https://www.mozilla.org/ 𝄂
> Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
> What I was walling in or walling out,
> And to whom I was like to give offense.
> - Robert Frost, Mending Wall (1914)
If I find a bug, then I will report it. Some usability issues reported
in the past have been brushed off.
Unless there is an easy way to prevent this data from being gathered, FF
will become a non-used browser for many that I know. Already there are
many concerns about the poorer UI from people I have been in contact
with and FF57. I have tried it and moved back to 56.
As I was asked if there will be an easy way to turn this off with
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