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By: Brainless idiot

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 10:40:25 +0000

Hi what's a rss feed?


Thu, 18 Jan 2007 05:35:48 +0000

Um....Gmail rss feeds require user auth before they will work. At least, all of mine do. I can't open them without signing in.

By: » Grazr

Sat, 21 Oct 2006 19:28:20 +0000

[...] Grazr scheint ein nettes Tool zu sein. Damit kann man in RSS-Feeds “surfen”. Wie man einen Bloglines-Account einbinden kann ist hier erklärt. Allerdings sollte man aufpassen nicht den RSS-Feed des Gmail-Accounts in Bloglines “public” zu machen. Sonst können private Mails ganz einfach von jedem/er abgerufen werden… [...]

By: Mark Jaquith

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:41:55 +0000

Sensitive feeds like that shouldn't be offered without cookie or HTTP authentication. Period.

By: engtech

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 20:51:37 +0000

I think the problem isn't that users are stupid (well, maybe) but rather that they don't realize that sites like Bloglines *republishes* their feeds. Here's the text from Bloglines, without reading it carefully I would have thought that marking a feed as "Private" means it isn't publicly shared. But even "private" feeds are public. from Bloglines:
Access Public Private Private subscriptions don't show up in blogrolls and you will not be listed as a public subscriber. However, the feed and all its posts will remain available to the public via Bloglines and Blog & Feed Search. Exceptions are Bloglines email subscriptions and feeds that require http authentication. In both cases, the feed and its posts will not be included in search results.

By: Cheryl’s Mewsings » Blog Archive » Oh Good Grief!

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 20:14:20 +0000

[...] Please tell me that no one who reads this blog is stupid enough to have done this. [...]