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Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
comment Is there any point to opting out of interest-based ads?
+1 this is a nice point.
Aug
21
awarded  Scholar
Aug
21
accepted Is there any point to opting out of interest-based ads?
Aug
21
comment Is there any point to opting out of interest-based ads?
So just to clarify, this does not reduce the amount of user tracking or data collection, correct? It only affects what the user actually sees?
Aug
21
asked Is there any point to opting out of interest-based ads?
Aug
20
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
14
comment How does Windows 10 allow Microsoft to spy on you?
@D-side: Right, but with the same reasoning you could just as well say "if you don't like the terms of the stable version, use some other software", so what makes that response more sensible than this one? (I'm not disputing that it is; I'm just saying the reason should be in the answer.)
Aug
14
comment How does Windows 10 allow Microsoft to spy on you?
"If you don't like it, you don't have to install it, it's completely your choice." Maybe clarify this, because I feel like this is true of all software...
Aug
5
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
+1 interesting, thanks!
Aug
3
comment When do honest people need privacy or anonymity? (e.g. they have nothing to hide)
In all honestly, as valid as the "clever answer" is when it stands on its own, it actually answer the question. The question of what you have to hide still stands whether or not others have a right to watch what you're doing. It's a lot more convincing if you can explain why it makes logical sense to hide "OK" things instead of of claiming privacy is a fundamental right and therefore just erasing the question altogether. Personally, I haven't ever heard a very convincing answer to this question, even though I've heard lots of convincing non-answers.
Jul
29
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
28
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
@TripeHound: Well, I asked that question because some non-public information by itself is dangerous to reveal (e.g. account numbers, SSNs, etc.) so I was wondering if birth date is as dangerous to reveal as those or not.
Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
28
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
Great, okay thanks. +1
Jul
27
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
@LucasKauffman: Again, you're not answering my question. I asked you a very clear question: would you have answered the same way for SSNs and bank account/credit card numbers? My question wasn't whether revealing them is common sense.
Jul
27
comment How dangerous is it to reveal your date of birth, and why?
@LucasKauffman: So in your answer you say it's "safe" to reveal my birth date since it's not "secret information", although I should do it only where necessary. It's hard for me to understand what that means without putting it into context. Would you have said the same thing about SSNs, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers? Or are those actually "secret information" unlike this one?
Jul
27
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
27
awarded  Good Question
Jul
27
awarded  Popular Question