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I learned a couple of things today. I am not really up on the whole technology of the internet, but my friend Chris is a genius when it comes to this stuff. The first thing I learned is that every time you visit some websites, the website notes your computers unique identity or IP address. This is so you can't create multiple accounts, or multiple identities on RPG's and use up bandwidth on the site. The websites say they never release the info to anyone, or they promise not to sell it, but gov'ts, the police, or apparently anybody who sounds official can easily get the info.
No big deal right?
But then take that individual identity and plug it in to a certain website and it'll give you a google map satellite image like you plugged in an intersection on mapquest. Some servers say they prevent this, but Chris says they can break through every domestic server and locate any computer connected by land line to any server. Then once they know where you are they can trap anything you might do, like credit card purchases, or embarrassing websites you might visit. Encryption only covers some data but the places you surf to are not encrypted, and more stuff than you would imagine is not encrypted.
So if you think you're protected because you use some fake name like joe_sixpack12 to avoid identification or to protect your location forget it.
It's scary actually.

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Originally Posted by FeelTheLove View Post
Your friend is pulling your crank.
Actually his friend is spot on. For instance my friend forgot her google log in, lets just say I was able to pull every user name and password off her computer and put it in an excel spread sheet. She thought things like that were protected but its not. I saw every person's user name and password that ever logged into her computer.

There is equipment that can pull all the information on your/our computer with out generating a date stamp for activity which is where people don't know information, location and things of that nature can be held against them. The sad part, is the constitution does not protect us from these things. Google, online banking and shopping is choice we make, so if we put personal information on other peoples servers then we loose the right of privacy.

The only way some one can call it a personal email account is if they run a server from home, other then that, its actually a public email account, such as the Palin's account which got hacked. The only thing private was her password and user name.

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Two words: proxy server
The only way to go, been doing that for years.

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