OT: "Economist" on loss of privacy

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LINK (I know it's old, but would be interested in your thoughts....

-- Slightly Dubious (hmmmm@curious.com), May 04, 1999


I read an article re: privacy, advising people not to post their real email address on the web. Because of differing opinions some smart ass "outed me" by using his computer search abilities.

Many moons ago One very prominent person advised us to keep our noses clean because anything you say or do, contrarywise, will be used to destroy you, even if it is not illegal.

I have stated my opinion to politicians for almost three decades, to no avail, of course. But the hell with them.

Freedom rules, we win! (that's for those who want to know who I am, easy one for the computer literate.)

-- wewillbefree (daffodilsinthehills@noprisoner.go), May 04, 1999.

I advise everyone to do what I do - get a free email address and use it for posting, keep the others private. If you want to say something radical, go through an anonymous service and use a faux name.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999.

Slightly -

sad but true - look up info on a project called ECHELON sometime.

False addresses on the internet are about as effective as a screen door in a submarine, if/when you draw the attention of professionals.


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), May 05, 1999.

I am a professional. Can you say "key word search?" I know you can...

Moral: Watch out for those "key words" with currently high semantic content in your posts. If you DON'T want to be noticed, that is.

A simple word to the wise,


-- spindoctor (spindoc_99-2000@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999.

Some examples of flammable key words might be searchable (please use your imagination/sense of humor):

Why Tooky Noo Whorled Odor

Ye'are Too Thou Sand Porblem

Edwardo Your Dim (just kidding, I really am a FH - 1 each)

Tee-Oh Twa Whu? Key-word

you get the idea (I hope)


-- spindoctor (spindoc_99_2000@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999.

Response to OT: "Economist" on loss of privacy

Much more volatile keywords would include plootoneeum, boomba, azzazzinoot, tehranorista, unthroox, und natsee (mit apologia 2 James Joyce)

-- Spidey (in@jam.com), May 05, 1999.

Response to OT: "Economist" on loss of privacy

While we are glancing at the sensitive subject of privacy, I noticed one of the 'Greenspun ads' at the bottom of the threads had a note about, and click-through to, the Michigan Milisha's website. Anyone else think that was a honey trap, to see who on Yourdon's forum would visit? Or maybe, just maybe, this whole forum's a honey trap. (Note to 'dubious:' the other day you announced to the world your farmakologic proclivities: not wise.)

-- Spidey (in@jam.commie), May 05, 1999.

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