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#6722 - Tue Apr 02 2002 05:15 PM Internet Privacy
Linda1 Offline
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(Moonrockie, I thought about you when I read this article. [Wink] )

There's a good article at the MSNBC site regarding internet privacy and how you need to be checking yourself in the search engines on a regular basis. Can be kinda scary. I searched on my phone number and came up with a lot of personal information about myself just from that.

See this for the story.
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#6723 - Tue Apr 02 2002 05:19 PM Re: Internet Privacy
aballinshadow Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 26 2002
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Loc: Canada
That's scary! [Frown]
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#6724 - Tue Apr 02 2002 07:04 PM Re: Internet Privacy
moonrockie Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 12 2001
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Loc: Florida USA
,,,,,yes, it is scary.

Hopefully reading about it at the MSNBC site will awaken everyone to the "sorry state of privacy protection" (I know few listen to a moonrockie!!)

Thank you very much for sharing this with us, Linda [Smile]
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#6725 - Wed Apr 03 2002 01:41 AM Re: Internet Privacy
QZ izzi Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 17 2002
Posts: 1265
Loc: the amusement arcade of life
Just a word of warning to those wishing to look up information about themselves on the internet.

Please don't be tricked into entering all your personal details especially complete credit card numbers into an insecure search engine.

You will be leaving behind more information about yourself in cookies scattered about the web than there probably was in the first place.

Take care!!!
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#6726 - Wed Apr 03 2002 03:05 AM Re: Internet Privacy
allynellie Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 15 2001
Posts: 1390
Loc: Ayrshire Scotland UK      
thanks linda1 and izzi for the warnings - so even looking up your own details could be tricky !!!

[Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]
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#6727 - Sat Apr 06 2002 07:27 PM Re: Internet Privacy
nobody Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 28 2002
Posts: 43
Loc: nowhere
Thanks Linda1.

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