Questions tagged [privacy]

{privacy} is about questions related to information hiding techniques in TeX documents.

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Hyperref adds citation key as meta data to PDF [duplicate]

If I use pdfTeX (v3.141592653-2.6-1.40.23) on Windows (MiKTeX 21.8), Biber 2.16, and the hyperref package, the citation key is printed in the PDF file as meta data. For example, compiling the document ...
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Is this a privacy concern when adding URL to footnote when generating PDF?

I am writing a completely anonymous PDF criticism to a paper, and I added a footnote which links to a video to support my arguments. However, when I click on the link in Adobe Reader, a warning is ...
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Protect image of signature in PDF from being copied

When I write letters that need to be sent via snail mail, I print them out and sign them manually. In the case of letters that can be sent via e-mail, I add an image of my signature using ...
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how to eliminate pTex tags from a pdf file generated with pdflatex?

pdflatex generates pdf with properties (tags) embedded in the pdf file like author, subject, keywords and more. Most of them are settable with hyperref package, but some are not. My problem is with ...
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Making pdf file from latex anonymous

I am trying to submit a paper to arxiv but I am giving up after trying to figure out the errors produced when my tex file is compiled by arxiv. My file compiles well with texmaker on my ubuntu machine....
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Will turn it in pick up on written documents in overleaf? Is it safe enough to write an assignment on overleaf?

I have to write up an entire project in LaTeX and overleaf makes it easy. Is it safe to do so or will programs such as turnitin pick up the document written in overleaf?
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One source, multiple outputs

I built a CV using the kjh-vita LaTeX template (based on memoir and the template's custom stylings). I use(d) extensively end-notes via the enotez package. Then, I derive(d) a short version without ...
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Is there a portable robust self-contained way to obfuscate email addresses in TeX?

It is a well-known fact that spammers crawl web pages and automatically extract email addresses not only from HTML files, but also from other formats, e.g., PDF. It is therefore desirable to have an ...
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How does one build MiKTeX on Windows?

I want to build MiKTeX (pdflatex specifically) to resolve this privacy issue with pdflatex by applying this change. I followed this howto. On a new Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) install I installed: CMake ...
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How to define a private color in a (possibly LaTeX3) package?

Suppose I'd like to define, in a personal package mypackage, a private (xcolor's) color: \definecolor{my_so_beautiful_red}{rgb}{1,0,0} the name of which I'd like to not be accidentally used by ...
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What kind of data can be gleaned from a PDF created in LaTeX?

As I use LaTeX for the creation of many of my business instruments, and since I send these all over the world to different clients I just wanted to know if there are any data embedded in a PDF that ...
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Does LaTeX store any potentially personally revealing data from my source in some log file somewhere?

I'd like to know if I'm leaking personal data if I hop from computer to computer running my .tex file without deleting some hidden log of some kind that retains, say, an address I have in an invoice ...
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Automating the appearance of email addresses as images

Publishing pdf manuscripts on the web with emails embedded in the file results in spam. More generally, I am looking for a way to automate the conversion of a string to an image. It's quite easy to ...
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Multiple output pdfs with limited info in one

I am making my resume using and for xelatex. Certain versions of my resume have my name and address, they others, those which are public do not. Is there an easy way to hide this information on the ...
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Obfuscation of @ and . in e-mail addresses

I manage style files for an academic journal. A typical article will contain authors' email addresses, which we attempt to obfuscate in order to give some measure of protection against e-mail ...
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Making an anonymous PDF file using PDFLaTeX

When writing a referee report for a journal, it would be preferrable to have the resulting PDF file generated by pdflatex be completely anonymous. Does one need to take special actions to ensure ...
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