In the docs it says you can pass private_info for scope when authenticating a user.
What does this allow you to access, that you couldn't otherwise?

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The documentation says about private_info:

access full history of a user's private actions on the site.

What this means right now (API 2.1) is that that scope is needed to use the /reputation-history/ paths:

Discussion (of /users/{id}/reputation-history/full)

Returns a user's full reputation history, including private events.

This method requires an access_token, with a scope containing "private_info".

This method returns a list of reputation_history.

According to the docs, at least, no other paths require that scope.

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