On 3 May 2011 14:05, shawn wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:35 PM, giovanni_re <email@example.com> wrote:
> Isn't it great to get to know your Debian community members, & things
> about them, like what kind of stuff they use? Â*Maybe that would be good
> stuff for _you_ to get at some point. Â*
> So, today's poll is:
> What Smartphone do you use?
> Please reply to this message with:
> Manufacturer name Â* Model name, OS name, Cell Carrier name, Country you
> live in.
while phones have vulnerabilities (ie, android < 2.0 and many versions
of ios) i don't think this is very wise information to give out.
that is, debian users aren't the only ones who read these emails. i
have noticed 10x (or more) spam sense i've started reading mailing
lists. and, these lists are archived (for better or for worse). i try
to minimize how much personally identifiable information i provide on
these lists. asking about my phone is almost like asking how the lock
on my front door is pinned - most people won't know how to abuse the
information, but those who do would have an easy way in.
A good way to assess a market, gather email addresses and employ the same or on-sell them.
I find it difficult to assess what positive result could come from overtly gathering and collating information like this on a list that simply doesn't relate to that subject.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.
â€” Lucius AnnÃ¦us Seneca.
Terrorism, the new religion.