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Does my Snom 300 Track me with Google Analytics??

So, I work with SIP phones all the time and I got a Snom 300 phone to test the other day.

 

When I powered it up and logged in to the Web UI the first thing I noticed was that there seemed to be tracking code in the website of the phone!

 

You can see what I mean with the below picture

 

test

 

I have reached out to Snom to find out what was going on and the first reply I got from them was very discouraging.

  snom
@madhatt159 Your phone just tries to get the newest Firmware version from our provisioning server. There is no tracking.
5/2/13 6:20 AM

https://twitter.com/snom/status/329933296383455232

 

So, They state up front that there is no tracking however you can see from my screenshot that there clearly is google analytics code on the site.

In fact here is a screenshot of the actual code

uacode

The UA number used is 1331074

 

And if you google around a bit you'll find the following website which shows this same UA code used by Snom.com

http://reverseinternet.com/analytics/1331074

here's a screenshot.

Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 3.53.01 PM

I am still waiting on replies from Snom regarding this and will post and update once I have one.

 

UPDATE #1 - 5/3/2013


My last tweet was replied to by Snom.

  snom
@madhatt159 please explain! and send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. thanks
5/3/13 8:55 AM

https://twitter.com/snom/status/330334873917218816

 

UPDATE #2 - 5/3/2013

After speaking with the good folks on the Asterisk IRC I foudn out that I can disable this tracking by disablein "Advertising" in Prefs.

 

After disabling the Snom Ad banner, no more tracking code is found.  Therefore I believe what is going on is that the website that the banner lives on is the one actually using analytics code and NOT the phone itself.