GDPR Plugin Victim
One of my favourite WordPress plugins Feedjit has fallen foul of GDPR and called it a day.
I can see why he has made his dicision. The Feedjit service drilled down into every visitor who checked out the site. It revealed the browser, operating system, the pages they visited and their location. In fact, in some cases like Malta it brought you to the street of the visitor a lot of uses had fixed IP Addresses.
Notices began to appear warning its users that the end was nigh. And finally the plugin ceased functioning.
The website now displays this simple notice:
Feedjit is unfortunately no longer available. The service was run as a hobby site for many years. Due to emerging cyber risks and regulatory requirements, it is not possible to continue to operate Feedjit as a not-for-profit fun service without incurring significant costs.
For this reason we are regrettably shutting down the service.
Both Kerry and I hope you enjoyed Feedjit for the many years that it was running. If you are looking for a way to view your website traffic in real-time, I recommend you install Google Analytics and check out the real-time view.
Mark continues with his flagship Wordfense
which is the leading security plugin for WordPress
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