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#1 Budfred

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:47 AM

I just noticed that some avatars that people use on this forum disappear almost instantly when I open a topic that these people use...  With the help of one of my colleagues who doesn't experience this, I found out that these are Gravatar avatars....  I also found out that Gravatar is a data miner which tracks the people who use it all over the web: http://meta.stackexc...-a-privacy-risk

 

I strongly suggest that you do not use Gravatar, partly because it compromises your privacy and partly because it is a tracker that may track other people who open any topic that you have posted in...  I have it blocked with NoScripts which is why those avatars disappear when I open anything posted by people who use them, but clearly not everyone is as heavily armored as I am...


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