Linked Questions

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Reverse engineer Gravatar to email [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is using Gravatar a security risk? Is Gravatar a privacy risk? Since the Gravatar is generated based on the email address. Is it possible to determine a user's email ...
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14answers
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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
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11answers
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Is Gravatar a privacy risk?

I ran across the comment below at http://onemansblog.com/2007/02/02/protect-your-privacy-delete-internet-usage-tracks/#comment-58200 about Gravatar. I'm particularly curious of Meta Stack Overflow's ...
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6answers
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Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public

Last week I got an email to my email address saying "I saw on Stack Overflow that you were interested in.." and the content of the question I asked. The email suggested I'll star a bug \ feature ...
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4answers
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Support disabling Gravatar on Stack Overflow

I like to use my Gravatar on other websites but not Stack Overflow. How can I turn it off? I'd still like to use the same email address.
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4answers
847 views

What happened to Startups SE?

I really enjoyed that site. I've only posted on it once, but I enjoyed seeing other people's posts and appreciated reading about entrepreneurial dilemmas.
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Spam from T&C Vectors: Jeff, please protect our email addresses from Spambots

I do have an email address in my profile, however its a png (safe from 99% of spambots). The profile page promises never to publicly show my email adress too, but only use it for gravatar. The ...
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3answers
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Is this moderator's suggestion a breach of the Stack Exchange privacy policy?

Stack Exchange's privacy policy I was bumbling about on Stack Exchange site Physics' meta area and saw this thread started by a Physics moderator who went on to suggest (in the thread) using ...
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3answers
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Is it a problem that 10% of SO emails tried were guessed by using the username and Gravatar account?

Possible Duplicate: Is using gravatar a security risk? A recent Slashdot article speaks about how somebody was able to discover the email addresses of 10% of SO users through the username and ...
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5answers
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Email spam mentioning stackoverflow profile

I received an interesting email this morning that appears to me to be spam: Hello , I came across your profie in (stackoverflow.com) and I will like us to have a goodrelationship and to ...
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5answers
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Isn't putting the EmailHash into the data dump a privacy concern?

I know that reversing the hash would be quite time consuming, but isn't there a privacy concern with including email hashes in the data dump. If I want to know if a person with a specific email ...
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1answer
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Include email address hash in the data dump files

Hi all, I am working on what I think will prove to be a very exciting project with the SO data dump data and would like to use user avatars but alas I need each user's email address, well their email ...
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1answer
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Let people know they can use a safer Gravatar identicon on these sites

Since some time, new users and users who change their profile image, get a salt added to their email address when they want to use an automatically generated Gravatar identicon. Great! With the ...
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1answer
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How does SO calculate email hash?

I'm not sure how sensitive this piece of information is considered (don't throw stones), but I was wondering how SO calculates the email hash. We want to check if certain people for which we have the ...

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