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LinkedIn and Email Address Privacy

Almost all major social networks allow to find friends using “Import/Upload Contacts” feature. While other social networks use email to find and add contacts, LinkedIn does something different. It also creates fake dummy accounts for that email addresses and keep displaying them in suggestions. Even worse, it displays those email addresses clearly. Problems? My GMail contacts contain few secret email addresses, such as…

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Dropbox Hashing and Privacy

Clearly the tweet was misinterpreted. wow. @dropbox DMCA takedown in personal folders . . . this is new to me. pic.twitter.com/fSKxJUrFus — darrell whitelaw (@darrellwhitelaw) March 30, 2014 Dropbox Hashing Function While it may look like Dropbox allowed DMCA check on users private folder, which would be unethical. It did nothing of that sort. Dropbox does takes care of your…

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Why You Should Always Use Free Public DNS

Today’s Incident of Facebook not opening in India made one thing clear: You cannot rely on default DNS of your ISP. Following ISPs were observed to block Facebook: MTNL BSNL Tikona Reliance Airtel Earlier, Indian Govt had requested Facebook and Google to screen the content. This time, No Public statement was released, but it was observed nationwide, but yes things were back to…

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