IBM Cloud - Structured Ideas

Welcome to the idea portal for structured ideas (i.e. product feature requests) - A more integrated and automated feedback system to connect your product improvement ideas with IBM product and engineering teams.  Happy submitting!

 

NOTE: All IBM employees must enter Ideas through this Ideas Portal.

Be transparent in use of third-party services

The BlueMix web GUI (bluemix.net) depends on multiple services from multiple vendors for implementation. Many of these vendors are implemented in the browser through JavaScript and utilize cookies as well. Certain browsers, e.g. Chrome and Firefox, provide extensions to manage JavaScript execution (e.g. NoScript for FF).

When visiting BlueMix a link should be provided that informs the user of the various services being employed, their functionality and purpose, and what information, if any, they are collecting and intended use.

While most people do not notice these multiple service being employed or the setting of cookies, a small minority, including me, does find the practice to be both common across many Web properties, as well as dismaying due to lack of disclosure.

To experience for yourself, install NoScript add-on for Firefox and set Firefox preferences for third-party cookies to "Ask every time" and then load up bluemix.net.

My $0.02

  • DC Martin
  • Aug 23 2016
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NOTICE TO EU RESIDENTS: per EU Data Protection Policy, if you wish to remove your personal information from the IBM ideas portal, please login to the ideas portal using your previously registered information then change your email to "anonymous@euprivacy.out" and first name to "anonymous" and last name to "anonymous". This will ensure that IBM will not send any emails to you about all idea submissions