Firefox buffer overflow and full disclosure
Posted Sep 17, 2005 0:38 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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I'd be interested to know what Consumer Reports' policy on this is. I'm not sure it has ever faced the situation. I know Consumer Reports doesn't give any advance warning to manufacturers of defects and other weaknesses in their products that CR intends to publicize, but that's a statement about CR not owing the manufacturer anything. Are these ever defects where some consumers would be hurt just by the publication? Like the Ford lock analogy?
I read all the time about journalists withholding information for the public good, and I suspect Consumer Reports really would withhold that Ford lock story until Ford had plenty of time to mitigate the problem.
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