[Foursquare] disputes the findings, claiming that email addresses were simply cross-referenced with publicly available data from Foursquare. The data includes emails, usernames and Facebook and Twitter IDs, which could have been scraped from Foursquare's API or search.
So what Foursquare seems to be saying is that anyone can access their customer data via their API, therefore this was not a data breach. Did I understand that correctly? I didn't RTFA of course, so the data disclosed via API could be harmless, but it just doesn't seem like a good idea to make customer data publicly available.
Jacob needs to fix it. It's your duty Jacob, no matter what shit they try to throw at you.
Do I detect a hint of narcissism coming from the AC? Are you trying to say that Jacob is the only person in the whole world who can fix Tor, no matter how many other skilled developers work on Tor and no matter how much they don't want to work with him?
I still use FreeDOS regularly to run 20 year old research software. I use DOSEMU, which lets me edit files and move data around in Linux, and then read them into the DOS program without stopping and starting a virtual machine. So I have a DOSEMU terminal open, and my favorite text editor next to it, and maybe tail the log file in another terminal, all at the same time.
That old DOS software is still superior to any new point-and-click software. The config files leave a precise record of what parameters I set, and the logs leave a precise record of the result. It's fully auditable and reproducible, which is what science should be. And it will still run just as well as the day it was bought in another 20 years from now. The director tried to get us to buy some 'modern' software to do the same task. It 'only' cost $5000 and ran in MS Access. He was surprised when I refused the offer. Does it leave a written record of what I did? No. Are the results reproducible? No. Will it still run in 20 years time? Fuck no. Some things aren't broken yet, leave them alone.
Real Programmers don't eat quiche. They eat Twinkies and Szechwan food.