[R] security using R at work

Barry Rowlingson b@row||ng@on @end|ng |rom |@nc@@ter@@c@uk
Thu Aug 9 10:25:03 CEST 2018

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Jan van der Laan <rhelp using eoos.dds.nl> wrote:
> You can also inadvertently transmit data to the internet using a package
> without being obviously 'stupid', e.g. by using a package that uses an
> external service for data processing. For example, some javascript
> visualisation libs can do that (not sure if those wrapped in R-packages
> do), or, for example, a geocoding service.

 Ooh yes, that's probably a whole new category.  Maybe "Unwittingly"
describes this - it could be the users fault for not reading or
understanding the documentation or the package authors fault for not
documenting the network activity properly. Leave that one to the
lawyers to decide.


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