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  •  Have you ever bought a book from oh (0+ / 0-)

    Amazon?

    You'd be surprised how much they know about you from that.

    When you surf the web, even if you remove cookies, same deal.

    It is worthy of doing some extensive research for a diary...

    •  They know I'm a computer geek (0+ / 0-)

      They tortured people to get false confessions to justify invading Iraq.

      by yet another liberal on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 11:38:52 PM PDT

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      •  Ah one of those folks able to (0+ / 0-)

        hide your tracks?

        Unfortunately most people on the web don't know enough to do that.

        :-)

        Over the years I have learned enough but not enough.

        So for most of us, mere mortals, we give quite a bit of our privacy when we go on-line. That is the reality for most of us.

        Of course there are days I am tempted to write some fiction based on it, but Majority Report beat me to it.

        •  No, I can't hide my tracks (0+ / 0-)

          They can track internet usage easily enough.

          Are you worried about government agents or other individuals?

          They tortured people to get false confessions to justify invading Iraq.

          by yet another liberal on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 11:45:12 PM PDT

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          •  Well you should be aware (0+ / 0-)

            of both.

            Though most stalkers are not your neighborhood FBI, or other alphabet soup... they still need a warrant...

            Most of the people who cyber bully, and cyber stalk do so to get things like identities.

            Some do so to harass. So we should look at them as to what is the intent.

            There are the few who do such to get their jollies from simple harassment...

            Then there are those who do such to steal credit card numbers, and other identity.

            The government, quite frankly, worry me the least at this time. One reason is that they net is so damn wide that unless they get a warrant and focus on you, it is like trying to drink from a 10 inch fire hose...

            •  Yeah, I think people should be a little discreet (0+ / 0-)

              When I was a kid my dad told me his younger brother showed a couple of his friends their dad's (my grandpa) coin collection.

              The next week it was stolen.

              They tortured people to get false confessions to justify invading Iraq.

              by yet another liberal on Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 11:53:31 PM PDT

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              •  That is part of what we need (1+ / 0-)
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                yet another liberal

                to teach kids in particular, but also our parents. What to write on a website, and what not to post on a website.

                These are skills once learns.

                For example never, ever post your real world address, or a real phone number. There are some things you cannot avoid, like doing that on a credit card order, but not having your web browser save the info is a must, even if you have to re-enter it every time.

                Those are good skills to have.

                •  It's sad. (0+ / 0-)

                  I used to post photos of roses and other flowers from my garden on the IGTNT diaries.
                  Then I read an analysis of how people here could use the photos to cruise through one's online photo albums. I stopped posting personal pics on the internet.
                  I feel sad, when I just post to say I am sorry to the families. But I don't want the world to know all about me and my family.
                  Comments here have links to Google. DK is not private, not at all.

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