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Do the benefits of having SO in multiple languages outweigh the risks involved?

I recently visited area51 for the first time and was disturbed to see proposals for Stack Overflow variants in other languages dominating the site. Turkish Spanish Russian Portuguese I'll admit that ...
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6answers
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Image hosting for Stack Overflow answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked before but a quick search on Stack Overflow didn't turn up any result. I've put images on my own site for now but it's quite possible I'll restructure or move hosts at ...
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3answers
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How to handle possible user tracking through images?

I have come across a site-meta question that ended up on the Hot Meta Posts side bar. At the time of writing, that post has about 1000 views. Accidentally I noticed that OP used his own server (his ...
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1answer
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Links to tinypic.com are about to become permanently broken on August 26, 2019

I notice that there is an image link that no longer works at the end of this recently updated page in Meta.SE. I suspect that this is only one example of many items that have links to tinypic.com. ...
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1answer
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Do not load Facebook-based avatars directly from the Facebook CDN

Users who register for their account via Facebook get their Facebook profile photo as their default avatar. However, the avatar is not copied to SE servers or Imgur, and thus the original URL is kept. ...
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3answers
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How does StackOverflow handle images from external URLs?

When you ask a question on SO, you can add images. One of the options for adding images is to add them based on a URL. SO wouldn't be able to just accept any URL for an image, however. For instance, ...
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3answers
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Why does a particular user profile trigger 'Deceptive Site Ahead' message?

Clicking on the username in a comment by user l'L'l on this question seems to trigger chrome's security alert, stating Attackers on iplo.ru may trick you into doing something dangerous like ...
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1answer
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Facebook-derived profile images are not displayed in Firefox when tracking protection is enabled [duplicate]

Thanks to KacosPro, we've identified the cause: Firefox's new Tracking Protection blocks these images: Some member's picture displays as a white square instead of real picture. For example there ...
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2answers
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Can automatic loading of giant images be solved? [closed]

I have noticed that even though the displayed image here is limited to only 630 pixels wide for the display (via height and width settings in the HTML), there can still be a 10-megabyte image sitting ...
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0answers
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Is embedding arbitrary external images GDPR compliant?

Currently, SE allows user to embed arbitrary images (from HTTPS sources) into posts and into comments in chat. The consequence of this is that whoever controls the server those images are hosted on ...
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0answers
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Avoid possible CSRF attacks by saving sort selection only when actually clicking

TL;DR: by storing the sort selection (active, newest, votes) in the page itself when getting a querystring parameter, SE is exposing its users to a possible CSRF attack which can change that sort ...
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0answers
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Questions per page broken on mobile

Mobile is consistently only displaying one question per page (this is only happening for me on meta.SE): Modifying the number in the link to 15 (pagesize=15) just takes me to page 15 but still ...