Linked Questions

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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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16answers
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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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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
2k 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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1answer
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(How) should I report someone abusing data from Stack Exchange for spam?

Disclaimer: the email below has turned out to be from the person signed below it The general question in title still stands. So I got this spam from Gmail address address removed since it turned to ...
9
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1answer
502 views

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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3answers
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Is it a problem that 10% of SO emails tried were guessed by using the username and Gravatar account?

A recent Slashdot article speaks about how somebody was able to discover the email addresses of 10% of SO users through the username and Gravatar system. http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/12/15/...
7
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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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2answers
362 views

Profile Gravatar get change

Do not know whether someone else observe it or not but today I found my profile Gravatar changed. It is now different than earlier I have. Is it because today I have updated my profile information? ...
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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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5answers
362 views

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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2answers
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What can/should be done (if anything) about spam addresses to my Stack Exchange address?

I have received two unsolicited advertisements to an address that has never been given to anyone except Stack Exchange (SE), and they are not from SE. The address hasn't even been used to log into SE ...
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1answer
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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Profile picture change after editing user profile fields

I always had the auto-generated Identicon picture as my profile picture. Yesterday I edited some fields in my user profile and my profile picture suddenly changed to another Identicon. I liked my ...

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