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WhatPulse getting too detailed
02-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Post: #1
WhatPulse getting too detailed
Years ago when I tried to get people to be part of WhatPulse, there were many who were worried it was a keylogger or collected information they didn't want out in the public. I brushed off their comments and kept using WhatPulse.

Over time the features improved. We got to find out how far we moved out mouse, the heatmap of our keyboard. The heatmap is when I started to get worried because WhatPulse was moving towards a type of keylogger. As more features came, so did less privacy.

I recently noticed the application information. I didn't like this part and immediately removed it in my settings. Not a big deal, but the fact that WhatPulse is now collecting that type of information I can only guess where it will go in the future.

I will continue to use WhatPulse, but I can't say for how much longer if more and more information is exposed over time.
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02-24-2014, 01:25 PM
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RE: WhatPulse getting too detailed
I share your standpoint, which is why it's a fundamental choice to allow the user to select which features you want to use. If you don't want to use/expose it, disable it.

Next to the client features, the website also houses privacy settings in which you can select what you want to display public and what you want to keep private.

Because of the control -you- have, I don't see the problem in the features of the client.
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02-24-2014, 05:10 PM
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None as of now, but I hope that doesn't change in the future.
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02-24-2014, 06:44 PM
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Then I don't get the reason for the post. ;-)
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02-25-2014, 02:46 PM
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An effort to let the staff of WhatPulse know not to take it out of control. More to be preventative than an actual complaint.
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02-26-2014, 11:49 AM
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RE: WhatPulse getting too detailed
Even if it goes, as you say "out of control" - as that can be different for different people, everyone has different lines - you'll always have the control of turning the features off that you think are not acceptable.
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02-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Post: #7
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I think Martin will always see the importance of privacy regardless of any new features that are added.

Your ISP tracks your network data just the same as WinPcap does, so they know you are not going over your usage, or fair usage for "unlimited" plans.
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02-28-2014, 05:09 AM
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Honestly, I think this is a severe case of overreacting. Not to mention you can disable certain features. Besides, by getting on the internet, you have pretty much given up all claims to privacy anyway. Whatpulse is the LEAST of your privacy concerns dude.
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05-06-2017, 10:52 PM (This post was last modified: 05-06-2017 10:54 PM by devywv_.)
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RE: WhatPulse getting too detailed
whats being uploaded when you pulse isnt too detailed
when you click pulse it uploads like one KB of data and if you look at your database file thing its 17 MB

this basically is an advanced keylogger though
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05-08-2017, 10:21 AM
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RE: WhatPulse getting too detailed
(05-06-2017 10:52 PM)devywv_ Wrote:  this basically is an advanced keylogger though

WhatPulse is far from a keylogger definition and I'd always want to clarify on this, because it is a very wrong definition. A key logger is defined as a piece of software (usually without the user knowing) that logs the order of keys that are typed in order to reconstruct what you've typed. The WhatPulse client only counts the amount of keys that are typed (A = 1, B = 2, C = 2 times, etc) and it even takes countermeasures to prevent local hacks from reading the key order by randomising the order in which those counters are saved.

Please don't use the term keylogger to describe WhatPulse. :-)
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