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  •  Beware: (0+ / 0-)

    The following has been found to be buried in the source code:  "You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system," reads the disclaimer, which does not appear on the site's visible "Terms and Conditions" page.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 08:51:56 PM PDT

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    •  Nice RW meme you're spreading there. (0+ / 0-)

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 08:38:19 AM PDT

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      •  I just googled it. Even the right wing sites (0+ / 0-)

        repeating it have been unable to verify it independently.

      •  Not really. From what I have heard (on slashdot (0+ / 0-)

        and elsewhere) is that it is boilerplate from other government websites that they just commented out instead of actually deleting.  Remember when the government released several "redacted" PDFs that could be unredacted simply by selecting all text and pasting it into a word file?

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:00:59 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah right (0+ / 0-)

      Found by whom?  How?  Unless it was in the HTML which can be viewed from within the browser, nobody but the developers could have seen it.

      Sounds like horseshit to me.

      -9.00, -5.85
      Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.

      by Wintermute on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:10:31 PM PDT

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      •  it could be in a number of places, including the (0+ / 0-)

        html, the css, and the javascript, all of which are available to anybody with a browser and a little know-how. For certain types of hackers, and depending on the quality of security, it could be almost anywhere in the system.

        That doesn't answer your legitimate question, "Found by whom?", but there's more than one way to skin an internet  cat.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:47:21 PM PDT

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      •  It was sent in the HTML/CSS/Javascript data that (0+ / 0-)

        the site sends to the browser.  While viewing html and the included javascript source is trivial the CSS and any external javascript (via includes) can be viewed with only slightly more effort (as in you have to know how to read html and find the actual .js file to download and look at).

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:59:19 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, they apparently copied that from some other (0+ / 0-)

      government website and just commented it out instead of deleting it.  No more sinister than those "redacted" PDF files that can be unredacted simply by copying all the text and pasting it into another file (because they didn't remove the stuff to be redacted, they just added a black bar over it in Adobe Acrobat).

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:02:45 PM PDT

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