Consider having Tails systems report their version to us
Before #15281 (closed), as a side-effect of our upgrade design, once connected to Tor, a Tails system would send a HTTPS GET request over Tor to our website, on a URL that included the version of the running Tails. This request ended up in our website logs (without IP address). We’ve occasionally used this source of data to do metrics, for example about:
- upgrade rate
- which old versions were still alive in the wild
Since #15281 (closed), we lost this source of information.
Do we want to recover the ability to do such metrics? If so, let’s make
it a conscious decision rather than an unintended side-effect.
Was the data collection we previously had sufficiently innocuous to be acceptable? Or do we want Tails to hide more information from us? (Which one?)