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What information is sent to Wolfram Research when loading or working with Mathematica?

Recently I am told that information unknown to the user is sent to Wolfram Servers. Is there any truth behind it ? I was told that more than just an IP address of the user is sent to them and that ...
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How to play with Facebook data inside Mathematica?

I saw this post from Wolfram here and I would like to know how to import facebook data into Mathematica.
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Can anyone explain how to use Mathematica's OAuth package?

I noticed that in HTTPClient.m which is included with Mathematica 9 and is located in ...
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Download xkcd Click and Drag comic

Inspired by the recent question about xkcd styled plots I started looking at xkcd again and I came across a comic titled Click and Drag. And if you do that, you start exploring a larger drawing. A ...
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Getting Mathematica.SE reputation data

I'm asking the following on behalf of Mr.Wizard. On StackOverflow I used the old v1.0 SO API and Mathematica to obtain user reputation data. Now we are no longer a tag on StackOverflow and the v2.1 ...
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Gravatars/identicons with Mathematica

The default avatar/identicon is based on an MD5 hash of your e-mail address. With some e-mail providers (e.g., GMail) the address gmailuser+foo@gmail.com is still ...
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Making a Stock Options Database in Mathematica

I am trying to use Mathematica to create a stock options database of sorts. That is I wish to write a function that imports the option chain of a given stock. Unfortunately Wolfram has yet to put ...
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Import the “thumbnail” of an internet page

I have a list of internet sites links from which I would like to automatically recover the page image/thumbnail and page title. Let's suppose that one of the links is https://www.google.com/, I would ...
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Problems with “Test Connectivity” and the Pacletserver

I know there has been a similar questions to this already but the solution did not work for me so here again: I have internet connection and I can execute such commands like: ...
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Is it possible to construct a topological map of road network of Bangalore?

I saw this example wherein the CityData gives the map of a city. But this is available for a relatively small set of curated regions. Is it possible to extract ...
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Is it possible to verify the accuracy of a file downloaded using URLFetch

Objective: I am trying to save a HTML file using the URLFetch function (native to Mathematica 9 onward). Sometimes the file is huge. Question: Is there a way to check/verify (using the headers or ...
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Connecting Mathematica to a SOCKS5 tunnel proxy

I have Mathematica setup normally and connections work. However, when I want to use it to connect through my SSH tunnel program (Tunnelier), it throws the error PacletSiteUpdate::err: An error ...
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How to deal with WebServices error “any is not supported in sequence”?

I am trying to aquire data through Mathematica's WebServices and this example works just fine: ...
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Download binary file bypassing Import/Export? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading files without using Import While attempting to answer my own question I realized that I don't know a way to simply download a binary file to a specified ...
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Check Google PageRank for a given URL

Does anyone know how to write a Mathematica function that returns the Google PageRank of a given URL? I found a tutorial for achieving this in a bash script here, but I have no idea how to port this ...
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How to access Mathematica license server (being outside of the local network)

This is no Mathematica-language specific question but rather a network problem, so if this is the wrong place to ask, I apologize. I am running Mathematica on Windows 7, the license manager ...
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Poor (network) performance of Interpreter[“Time”]

I was surprised to see that Interpreter requires external WR resources as this is not documented, at least not here. On a 3Ghz iMac, took ~half a minute to ...
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How to save a web page in mathematica?

For a given web page http://www.nytimes.com/, is it possible to save it as : first: only HTML(within css) second: more elements(include pictures and so on) just like what a browser can do. ...
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Network database access - How do I connect to a remote database?

I am able to connect to a specific MS Access Database when it is on the same Windows computer as Mathematica via the command ...