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As with many things I find interesting, I have not at the time of posting this, tried this, but this has to worth note,<br><br>
as it looks to provide solution for the BIG annoyance of having to register every damn where <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"> to access stuff,<br><br>
on the net, especially when you might be registering at a service you might only ever use once!....so check it!!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com" target="_blank">www.bugmenot.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com/faq.php" target="_blank">www.bugmenot.com/faq.php</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com/faq.php#01" target="_blank">www.bugmenot.com/faq.php#01</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com" target="_blank">www.bugmenot.com</a></strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>What's this all about then?</b><br><br>
BugMeNot.com was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times).</div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com/tutorial.php" target="_blank">www.bugmenot.com/tutorial.php</a>
 

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my initial thought, without checking into it, is what a neat way to harvest people's logins or at least their usage patterns.<br><br><br><br>
i would never use such a service nor recommend one myself. what's wrong with the built-in functions that most browsers already have, provided you take enough precautions to protect your personal computer?
 

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hmmm, ok, but the concept would be appealing.... btw, I think these guys are like open source/ os-fans anyway?... which if so, at least makes the idea somewhat more palatable, even if still not alleviating doubts of spyware (shrug)...<br><br>
...hmmm.
 

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If BugMeNot, or the extension or the bookmarklet, were spyware, or malware, or crapware, I think someone would have noticed over the past year or so and said something somewhere to that effect.<br><br><br><br>
Mass usage of <i>one</i> combination of a user : pass login sorta <i><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com/faq.php#01" target="_blank">defeats</a></i> the purpose of user-level data-mining.
 

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It's not been flagged as containing spyware by download.com
 

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absolutely right. i misunderstood the service. it looks like they give you a user/pass for otherwise subscription sites. i.e. nytimes.com<br><br><br><br>
i retract my original comment. i thought it was a personal password type service.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sorrowthepig</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If BugMeNot, or the extension or the bookmarklet, were spyware, or malware, or crapware, I think someone would have noticed over the past year or so and said something somewhere to that effect.<br><br><br><br>
Mass usage of <i>one</i> combination of a user : pass login sorta <i><a href="http://www.bugmenot.com/faq.php#01" target="_blank">defeats</a></i> the purpose of user-level data-mining.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Ferret</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
surely open-source is WORSE as anyone can see teh code to start messing round with it in malicious intent?</div>
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yeah I suppose, but I was thinking in terms of general principle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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