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Comment Re:The Good, the Bad, the Ugly... (Score 3, Insightful) 176

Insurance is for amortizing risk over time and population. Knowing the degree of risk makes it better insurance, not worse--it's not illegal to charge higher car insurance rates to people who are bad drivers. It's the role of the government to redistribute wealth to those who've gotten a crappy start, not the role of insurance firms. (And I dispute the notion that those unfortunates who share our nationality should be our first moral responsibility.)

Comment Re:Mod parent down (Score 2, Informative) 239

You're incorrect. HTML Purifier builds a tree of the HTML it understands and allows, then outputs a clean version of that tree. If it doesn't recognize the markup, it doesn't pass it on to the browser. I'll give $20 to the first person to show me an XSS exploit in the current version of HTML Purifier that isn't the result of an overly permissive whitelist. (Disclaimer: I use HTML Purifier and submitted the patch for CSS.AllowedProperties, but am in no other way associated with the project.)

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