hashed user IDs redux [was: Re: Creating a key bearing no user ID]

Mark H. Wood mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Fri Jan 27 15:20:23 CET 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 08:29:07PM -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 1/26/2012 6:41 PM, MFPA wrote:
> > The use of the word "harvesting" in this context suggests to me a 
> > concern about spamming rather than about privacy.
> The use is correct.  Spamming is what someone does once they have your
> private information: harvesting is the act of collecting.

A difficulty here is that "spamming" is fairly specific, while
"privacy" (it seems to me) is huge, amorphous, and defined differently
by different people.

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood at IUPUI.Edu
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