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Dec
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comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Another argument for f-droid.org I suppose. lol
Dec
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comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Alright, I find that odd considering they claim to vet the stuff though.
Dec
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comment How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
There are various build environment issues that might present themselves, but I suppose the compiler version and library version are at least document in the compiled app.
Dec
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asked How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted How does one make password easily forgettable?
Dec
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comment How does one make password easily forgettable?
I hadn't seen that post, no, just independent curiosity, but thanks for the link.
Dec
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asked How does one make password easily forgettable?
Dec
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comment Is it legal to log passwords from failed logins?
Isn't there some risk you could be prosecuted for a lesser "attempted" variant of computer intrusion (hacking), or some anti-phishing statute, if the prosecutor argued that you intended to use the information maliciously?
Dec
2
comment Is Facebook allowed to sell/give your information away to anyone willing to buy it?
Yes, the question is tagged legal, but scurity.SE is firstly a technical Q&A site, and this provides an immediate partial solution. <shurg> Also, webbug blocking plugins like Ghostery do not currently block webbugs that add functionality, like Facebook chat, for obvious reasons. This probably needs to change.
Dec
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answered Is Facebook allowed to sell/give your information away to anyone willing to buy it?
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
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answered How can I use a VPN to protect my privacy
Nov
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answered Does OpenID, SAML pose a threat to Tor's anonymity? How can I protect from a compromised .exit node?
Nov
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answered Private Tor networks: what are the benefits, and how would it be accomplished?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How do I pick a VPN provider?
Nov
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comment How can I use a VPN to protect my privacy
Agreed, I've edited the comment to reflect privacy considerations, more firmly recommend Tor, and suggesting HTTPS Everywhere over VPN. We should mention that HideMyAss VPN ratted out LulzSec in particular.
Nov
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awarded  Editor
Nov
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revised How can I use a VPN to protect my privacy
incorporated corrections from two comments