Re: How to make a safe community?
The privacy component is focused on providing users the ability to control who has access to their data. It does not offer tracking, which is more like a spying program–for lack of a better phrase.
Yes, the component will be released as a beta-version plugin that anyone can test. I have set a tentative beta-release data of September 21, 2009. It depends on a few factors, but it is a reasonable estimate.