"Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns"
@hund wtf... not only is this a privacy issue, it also messes up reproducible builds AFAIK... I'm surprised such a "security-focused" language had this type of issue for so long.
Not only doesn't it build reproducible, phrases like
"if you're privacy conscious, $USER should be anonymous or user"
scare the shit out of me. I know Qubes does apply that, but not everyone uses that.
And if they would get rid of the full paths, which often includes the username in the debug builds "it would break all debugger integrations".
My response to that is: it's already broken, it just hasn't fallen apart yet 🤯
A number of other replies made me "wait, what?!?"
@hund "Interestingly, despite being a privacy risk, the inadvertent inclusion of metadata such as absolute paths may aid computer forensics experts and the law enforcement as the path could reveal system usernames."
I don't understand what's interesting or "despite" about this. Things that aid forensics experts and things that are privacy risks are sets with 99.9% overlap.
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