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Twitter Ads to Read Your Mind Because Twitter's Stealing Your Email Address

May 24, 2013

 "Hashing an email address in general is not very privacy protective," the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Dan Auerbach told The Atlantic Wire. Because most people use only letters in their e-mail addresses, turns out it's pretty easy to do what's called a "dictionary attack" to recreate the original address. "From a protective point of view, it might sound appealing, but it doesn't actually provide protection," Auerbach added.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Atlantic Wire
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