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A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your profile information without your permission

Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service to stop ...
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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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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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Is using Gravatar a security risk?

This has been discussed on Stack Overflow. It is unfortunate the accepted answer is so far from reality. There are some facts: Gravatar's MD5 hash is an unsalted MD5 hash of an email address. A ...
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“Hello from Google” Spam or no?

I received this curious e-mail (just noticed it, I haven't logged in a while), and wrote it off as spam. But after googling it, it seems people have received similar unsolicited e-mails from google (...
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Contact from wizpert.com via stackoverflow?

Well today as I was going home I got a strange email, in my private inbox (email associated with S.O.) asking me if I had solved a question on S.O. that I didn't ask. To be more precise I had given an ...
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Unexpectedly changing identicon

I was interested if I can use a different flavor of gravatar instead of identicon. When you click on the change picture text on your profile picture it has the Identicon and Upload options. I clicked ...
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Area51-related spam email received

Just received this email (which I consider as spam): FW: Arabic Language Proposal on the StackExchange network Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:31:33 -0400 Subject: Arabic Language Proposal on the ...
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Where did EmailHash go?

There are at least four ways to get to StackExchange data: OData (http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/atom/), Data Explorer (http://data.stackexchange.com/), XML data dumps (https://archive....
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How did TIBCO / Marketo obtain my Stack Exchange profile e-mail address for spamming?

My Stack Exchange profile has a specific e-mail address that I use on no other Internet site, and should be unguessable. My Developer Story is set to private. My profile has an uploaded image, not ...
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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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Should we be informed that non-SE employees have access to profile info?

I came across this question in which a moderator noted that a user had a "same IP diff email". I was under the impression that our e-mail was only visible to us or used for the purposes explained in ...
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Annoying E-Mails: Where did they get my mail-address? [duplicate]

Today I received a spam message with the topic of n question at Stackoverflow: Topic: Re: chrome.identity.getAuthToken cannot get Token in Chrome Extension Hi Ole, Just wondering if you ...