Tuesday, March 22, 2005

How RSS can reduce privacy risks

Here's an interesting comment on The Information Security News blog from Clearwater Associates on using RSS instead of mailing lists to reduce your privacy risks. In short, if you don't have a mailing list that can be compromised, you effectively reduce the risk of having your mailing list compromised. And it gives complete control to your readers. Check it out here:

The Information Security News - Blog Archive - Editorial: How RSS can reduce privacy risks:

"Offering web site content updates via an RSS feed rather than by opt-in email can reduce the risk of privacy exposures. Because subscribing to an RSS feed is a 'pull' technology, it avoids the collection of personal information (email address, name, etc.) that would normally get collected in order to maintain a subscription to a site update alert, newsletter or digest..."

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