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Re: Reminder: Avoid posting 'sensitive' data

by Washizu (Scribe)
on Nov 19, 2001 at 20:25 UTC ( #126292=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reminder: Avoid posting 'sensitive' data

I agree with you that posting someone's information without their permission is immoral especially since it can so easily be worked around when posting your code, but how did you know the author of the question was using real data?

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Re: Re: Reminder: Avoid posting 'sensitive' data
by Masem (Monsignor) on Nov 19, 2001 at 20:33 UTC
    The names and addresses that were used look more like real names than names like "John Smith", "Joe Sixpack", or "John Q Public". When you've seen enough code and both real and 'munged' data, you can easily tell the difference.

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