I pointed my browser at the website of a web developer I barely know, and the page returned was his home page, with the message "Welcome firstname.lastname@example.org!"
Whoa. Where did it get my Gmail address? Never seen that before. I was logged in to that Google account at that time, but somehow that login account is accessible to someone whose web page I go to. That info sure isn't contained in any Apache logs, though certainly my IP address is. I am aware that Google makes all kinds of information available to users, unless one tells them not to.
- How does one prevent one's Gmail address from being transmitted to a website, so as to preserve some semblance of anonymity?
- How do you set up a website to get that info?