[HacktionLab] Anonymous survey tech?

Charlie Harvey charlie at newint.org
Mon Dec 10 17:16:42 UTC 2018

On 10/12/2018 16:14, naomi wrote:
> By order of the crown, or what? I made a suggestion that I thought was
> useful, and no doubt you have good reason to disagree but it would help
> if you offered some explanation - the thread is about learning, after all!

Hi Naomi,

Sorry - I didn't mean it like that.

What it is is I can't see a reason to store people's IP/useragent/other
browser characteristic whether hashed or not unless you want to use it.

The only way I could think of to use it would be to ensure you could
distinguish your participants.

But that would be as easily achieved by assigning a simple integer to
each response. That has the advantage of:

* Being simpler (than hashing various things)
* Not involving storing potentially identifiable metadata (albeit in an
obfuscated fashion)
* Being easier for humans to understand


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