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How can we be safe about code from this site that we install?

There are a lot of people who code solutions and post it in forums like this one. I think, maybe I'm wrong because I'm a beginner, that these people are able to introduce "evil code". Is some ...
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The StackExchange website keeps me logged in between sessions without asking me

The login screen for StackExchange/AskUbuntu has no option to select or deselect a "keep me logged in" function, but it retains the login by default. Retaining an everlasting login session without ...
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Is there a way to verify integrity of a link in the answer?

I stumbled on this answer just now. It's an accepted answer, but contains a link from googleusercontent.com type of domain, which doesn't say much of itself in URL and I've never heard of it myself, ...
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Ask Ubuntu site security

I am concerned about the site security of Ask Ubuntu. I am not sure everything possible is done to protect my private user data. Canonical is presenting itself to support free and open software. Part ...
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I found a bug on this website that allowed me to log in on my account without a password

I think the title says it all. I am kind of worried about this and where can I contact someone so they can fix this problem?
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Suspect malware behaviour when accessing askubuntu and or any stack exchange site from firefox

I am having this very strange pop-up ads issue when accessing any Stack Exchange site using Firefox. Whenever I click I get redirected to ads. I have done and tries the following: cleared cookies, ...
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how to go forward with answers including ppa's?

I wonder what the policy is on answers involving ppa's. This question came to my mind, especially after reading many answers on Tor-Browser related questions. In most of these answers, like this tor ...
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Device fingerprinting and user privacy

We often ask to post the output of network-related commands to diagnose and resolve a problem. Even after the problem is resolved, all this information remains available to any Internet user and can ...