I just got a rejection from the CS department at Brown, and they sadly neglected to Bcc the recipients, so I now know that they rejected 362 people in one fell swoop. Just glancing through the addresses I recognized several of the recipients. I think, based on my limited expertise in privacy-preserving algorithms, that this is pretty much satisfies the Dinur-Nissim definition of blatant non-privacy: if there are applicants, I have reconstructed of them, since I can’t imagine that they would interview more than . Ok that was a little more nerdy than I intended. I do think that they deserve a wag of the finger.
Update: I just got a followup saying that the sender “would like to recall the message…” Alas, no.
Update 2: Another followup came in saying to “please ignore and delete” the previous message. Does this mean I still have a chance?!? (Again, alas, no).