I am new to Stack Overflow. I keep seeing so many beautiful posts/answers. It's really a great place for everyone getting to know about software programming. Lots of people post so much knowledge in terms of solutions and algorithms that may be proprietary/open source information.
The least amount of personal information I can provide is my email id, if I connect with Google, Facebook, etc. However, the email id itself reveals my association and the work I do.
This makes me believe that Personally Identifiable Information on Stack Exchange should be absolutely safe and not available to anyone, even the admins.
My concerns are:
- Who can see my PII on SO?
- Is it safe from attacks?
It may be a paranoid / unimaginable aspect associated with how Stack Overflow works, but I think those who want to break things find ways to do it in unimaginable ways. Most people have work place information available publically on linkedin / facebook / google. Not all will use open id, hence the question.