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Comment Re:Great (Score 4, Insightful) 175

Judging from the table names in the article, it looks like they are maintaining virtually all of their data in a single database hosted on a machine that is connected to the Internet and accessible by anyone. This is a grave mistake in my opinion, regardless of whether they are using 3rd party software or not.

Comment Re:Adblock Plus + Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Hel (Score 1) 173

I forgot to say that blocking the same URL with Adblock achieves the same results. The feature works by letting websites post updates to the URL So if you block this URL with Adblock (or another extension), websites won't be able to update your profile.

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