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Re: Session Privacy in Mathematica 8 w/ Wolfram|Alpha free-form input?

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  • Subject: [mg115273] Re: Session Privacy in Mathematica 8 w/ Wolfram|Alpha free-form input?
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 02:03:47 -0500 (EST)

The second input is incomplete syntax. Nothing happens.

Bobby

On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:47:24 -0600, John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:52:16 -0500 (EST), Frank Iannarilli wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> How much session state or notebook content is shared with the
>> Wolfram|Alpha server?  Is it just one's free-form input keystrokes?
>
> No session state or notebook content outside of the query cell is sent by
> default without explicit prompts.  For example, evaluate the following in
> separate cells:
>
> Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}]
>
> ==blur
>
> The second input will prompt you to send session information by  
> default.  If you
> answer yes, it will do so for the rest of the Mathematica session.
> Incidentally, it doesn't send your inputs or outputs directly, but it  
> sends
> skeletal forms of the outputs.  So, in this case, it sent enough  
> information for
> W|A to know that it was dealing with a Graphics[] expression, but not
> necessarily all of the data in the plot.
>
> The default setting for this can be controlled in the Preferences  
> dialog, in
> Internet Connectivity->Wolfram|Alpha Settings.
>
> Also, all queries send your activation key and some information about the
> specific version of Mathematica being used. This is necessary to make  
> sure we
> can maintain the service for legitimate Mathematica users and to properly
> version content as newer versions of Mathematica are released.  And all  
> queries
> are logged by IP address, which is just standard practice for virtually  
> any
> web-hosted server.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>


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