Re: privacy & displaying items
Open source has many benefits, but also has many unknown risks (unpublished or truly unknown). The current version with little to no privacy settings is a great concern as both a site owner and user.
Controlling the scope of what data is released and to whom is an important matter.
If privacy is a popular topic among the developers, please share it with the community. If there are security features/plugins that developers are working on, I would encourage them to have the community test it as well (similar to the 1.2 release candidates). Saying that privacy features will simply debut in a future version without the ability to test/examine effectiveness makes reasonable users apprehensive.
I would welcome more discussion on what privacy features are in currently place, what additional steps or plugins can be utilized, and what the future plugins or core components will address. Thank you.