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Jeff Atwood on the shocking behaviour of G-Archiver.

When I first read this, I was angry. Really angry.

We developers already get all sorts of crazy and unfounded accusations about “violating privacy”, without some jerk writing software that really does steal your data.

For the record, I am an ACM member, so I have to comply with the ACM Code of Ethics that Jeff mentions at the top of his blog post, not to mention the various laws we have here in the U.K. on the matter (e.g. the Data Protection Act, which is overseen by the Information Commissioner’s Office).