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What to do about [tag:nfc] and [tag:near-field-communication]?

To simplify voting I will post my suggested solution here as an answer instead of as part of the question. I think we should keep nfc as the main tag, and make the other a synonym. Three letter ...
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Spam, spam, [spammer] and [spam]

AviD has turned spammer into a synonym of spam. Problem solved.
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Rename [csrf] → [cross-site-request-forgery]

I agree with @RoryAlsop here. Let's keep the main tag csrf and let cross-site-request-forgery be a synonym, just in case. Just as with SQL, which is rarely ever called "Structured Query Language", ...
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Are [ssl-interception] and [tls-intercept] the same thing?

I don't see a difference in usage. Some questions are even tagged with both. Since ssl is a synonym for tls, and tags are preferably nouns, I'd suggest to merge them withtls-interception as a master ...
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Make [csp] a synonym of [content-security-policy]

I have merged csp into content-security-policy and set the synonym. Aside: this can be done without moderator intervention via enough upvotes on a tag synonym.
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Merge [checksum] and [hash]?

Replace the tag to fit the OP's intentions. Don't mark it as a synonym. I do not think they should be merged. I think those three questions tagged as checksum should simply be edited to use hash ...
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Can we exclude some inclusion tags?

I agree there is a very straightforward argument for having lfi as a synonym of local-file-inclusion, but file-inclusion should probably be renamed to remote-file-inclusion. File-inclusion itself ...
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Make [csp] a synonym of [content-security-policy]

While I agree that in the world of web appsec, CSP == Content Security Policy, I'm not sure that's true in all areas of information security. Taking a look at the wikipedia disambiguation page for ...
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Merge [polp] and [least-privilege]?

“POLP” is not a common abbreviation in my experience. I didn't recognize it in your question before I saw the expansion, whereas I'm familiar with the concept under its full name. So I don't see the ...
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What to do about the three cloud related tags?

The problem This is a bad one. There are two and a half completely separate tags overlapping. I'll be using the Amazon Cloud as an example here: Cloud Refers to someone else whose services or ...
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How can I delete/vote down/flag an outright wrong tag synonym?

Synonyms are not just for words that mean exactly the same - they are also for words that are likely to be used to refer to the same questions, or for search terms people are likely to use to find ...
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Are the tags [investigation] and [incident-analysis] synonyms?

That depends. Is the incident analysis something that has to be investigated, or is it an incident for testing and training purposes only? Is there anything to investigate, or would there be anything ...
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Should we replace the "tpm" tag with "trusted-computing" tag?

If one using tpm obviously asks for about trusted-computing, the other is not true. You can ask about trusted-computing without talking about TPM at all. For this reason, I disagree on merging these ...
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What to do about the three cloud related tags?

I am not sure what the right course is here, but for the sake of discussion I will add a proposal: Make cloud-computing a synonym of cloud (i.e. reverse the current synonym). Make cloud-storage a ...
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Is [evil-twin] an evil twin of [rogue-ap]?

No, they are different things. An evil-twin is an AP that clones a legitimate AP in order to try to capture wireless traffic by getting clients to connect to it instead of the genuine AP. A ...
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Is "USB-Drive" a synonym of "USB"?

No, usb is not the same thing as usb-drive. Most questions about USB something are about removable drives in general, and the fact that they happen to be connected over USB is just a matter of today'...
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Is "USB-Drive" a synonym of "USB"?

I'd agree: we have 77 tagged usb-drive and of the 11 tagged usb, 6 are definitely to do with USB drives. The other 5 are around the firmware attack. If we have these set as synonyms, it's not going ...
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Merge [spider] and [spidering]

I think this question deserves an answer, but AviD already wrote all there is to say in a comment. So I will just copy paste it here: In principle you are completely correct, however on ...
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Are the tags [investigation] and [incident-analysis] synonyms?

In my experience, "Incident analysis" is part of a formal event lifecycle. A collection of security events, through automated or manual correlation are collected for formal analysis. From a ...
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What to do about the three cloud related tags?

Cloud is basically both of these: Cloud data/storage Cloud servers/computing The tag cloud is way too general, and plus, the other two existing ones will still show up if we drop it. So I believe ...
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