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comment Tracking unique web site visits without logging IP addresses
But you have, in your answer, made a clear case against collecting IPs to track visits anyway. So I guess I'll just forget IPs anyway. I'll look into sessions instead. However, is there any way to view the visitor's country without using IPs?
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comment Tracking unique web site visits without logging IP addresses
Thanks for this reply. The reason I don't want to store my users' IPs is to guard against the extremely unlikely case where a 3rd party tries to physically extort them from me. In these cases, it should simply be technically impossible for me to obtain them. (If this 3rd party can bribe someone in the ISP, they might then be able to identify my visitor, which is unacceptable.) So that's basically my line of thinking. It's more for fun, of course, rather than the website being very sensitive. Call it paranoia :)
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comment Tracking unique web site visits without logging IP addresses
Sessions would be another option for sure... Interesting.
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comment Tracking unique web site visits without logging IP addresses
@jmort253 If I only MD5 hash it, I can always deduce the original IP address by just feeding all the possible IP addresses through the MD5 hash until the result matches the hash I have stored. It's important to me to be unable to track the IP address because I want maximum privacy for my individual visitors - but still being able to have some general data about unique visits, countries, etc. - but never individual IP addresses.
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comment Tracking unique web site visits without logging IP addresses
@RohanDurve-Decode141 Thanks, I have now updated my question accordingly. I want as much tracking as possible, not only the all-time total.
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