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[liberationtech] requires email address in "anonymous" LGBT survey

Shava Nerad shava23 at
Tue Mar 19 14:19:04 PDT 2013

As a social engineer, one wonders about the agenda of an organization that
calls itself "all out" doing this kind of BS so...coyly.

What an unfortunate mistake on their part!  Imagine if someone had set such
a thing up as a honeypot.  Indeed.  Some people believe we should be all would be better for all of us as queerfolk...

I can see where such a mistake might make people uneasy.


Shava Nerad
shava23 at
On Mar 19, 2013 4:54 PM, "Uncle Zzzen" <unclezzzen at> wrote:

> The latest news at is that have
> deleted the problematic survey.
> The interesting thing is that Andre Banks from AllOut says:
> > I just heard about the potential security issue you wrote about below
> through an advisor who is on the LibTech list
> So thanks to whoever it was for explaining to AllOut how serious the
> problem was.
> This is a fine example of the importance of this list.
> Cheers,
> The Dod.
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Uncle Zzzen <unclezzzen at>
> wrote:
> >, a large LGBT org, are asking their members to join an
> > "anonymous survey" that asks for sensitive information, and an email
> > address is one of the required fields.
> >
> > One of the members wrote them an email about it, got an unsatisfactory
> > reply, mailed them again, no reply since.
> >
> > I've advised this person to put the whole email exchange etc. on a
> > jottit page so that it's easier to spread via social media etc.
> >
> > It's at
> >
> > Any idea how to proceed from here?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > The Dod
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