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rdw4potus
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:00:31 PM permalink
Registration does not require a name, let alone your real name. What info stored here would be saleable?
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:01:49 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I find this humorously ironic.

Nearly everyone on this forum knows more than I do about the internet and privacy protection.

I mean I am an analog man in a digital world, but I still know better than to expose info to anyone I haven't personally shook hands with on the internet for crying out loud. It amazes me how good at this many of you are.

Did not you all see the data mining from the "cloud". Keeriminee sakes. It has been on the news on every outlet [including Fox, nbc's, democracy now, and probably even rush friggin limbaugh] for years, if it is digitally broadcast on any leg of a transmission it is recorded and no longer private.

There are people here who make a living ap'ing, good grief.

I read a news forum. Two guys were arguing about who had the best internet kung-fu and one of them came on and told the other guy his name and street address and asked if his opponent wanted to continue? Shortly after it was scrubbed and I never heard from the second place contender again.

The mass data storage center in Utah is supposed to come on line this month. I get a trade journal from people working out there, at least that part of it isnt a conspiracy theory.



I pretty much accept that the government knows everything about everyone. I don't like it but it's the world we live in.

But when we signed up for this site we put our trust in someone who was supposed to be trustworthy. The word integrity gets thrown around a lot. I guess it's not a matter of if someone has integrity, but how much. Most people would probably sell us out for $100. At least we got sold out for a couple of million!
AxiomOfChoice
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:02:51 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Registration does not require a name, let alone your real name. What info stored here would be saleable?



email addresses. Also many people here pm personal information for the purposes of meeting up, or just communicating outside of PM.
GWAE
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:06:22 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

email addresses. Also many people here pm personal information for the purposes of meeting up, or just communicating outside of PM.



unless Mike lied in the past, he has said that he has no access to PMs. However, I am sure a smart web designer would be able to figure out how to get access. What if you all just delete your PM history. That is if they haven't already done some kind of preemptive data capture.
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Beethoven9th
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:08:00 PM permalink
Quote: RS

Plot twist: Wizard didn't sell the websites for 2.35 mil....he sold our information for 2.35 mil.

Quote: AxiomOfChoice

At least we got sold out for a couple of million!


WoO is the money-making site, not this one. Without WoO, I doubt there would have been any interest at all.

BTW, even though I agree with everyone's concerns about privacy, let's not get carried away with the paranoia...lol
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EvenBob
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:08:34 PM permalink
It's about advertising, not information. If you
spend X amount, you expect to get x amount
back over the next 3 years, usually. Because
the company who now owns
these sites buys online casinos. all the ad's
will be related to that, I'm sure.
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Beethoven9th
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:10:45 PM permalink
Unless DT is also included in the deal, I have a feeling it will start getting a lot more traffic soon! lol...

This was a brilliant move by the Wizard. Get paid for WoO and WoV, and get more traffic on DT as a result. ;)
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:13:45 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

unless Mike lied in the past, he has said that he has no access to PMs. However, I am sure a smart web designer would be able to figure out how to get access. What if you all just delete your PM history. That is if they haven't already done some kind of preemptive data capture.



Mike said that he and the admins don't read them, not that they can't.

Of course they can be read. They are stored in plaintext in a fucking database. You don't need a "smart web designer", you just need someone with access to the database and some kind of a basic clue about which end of a computer is up.

In any system where you can recover your password, it's not possible to make them unreadable. In a system where you can't recover a forgotten password, it's possible, but a pain in the ass.
4ofaKind
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:15:16 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

unless Mike lied in the past, he has said that he has no access to PMs.



Anyone who owns a site has access to every single thing that takes place on their site. Every owner could read every single pm that ever went through the site.

Edit - Axiom above me posted while I was typing.
AxiomOfChoice
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September 19th, 2014 at 12:18:25 PM permalink
Well, since I'm done on this site anyway, I just want to take the opportunity to say:

EvenBob, it's so obvious that you are an internet troll, it's not funny. How anyone falls for your bullshit is beyond me. The only thing that is even more surprising than that is that you have not been nuked yet. I will truly never understand that one. You must have something on someone with power around here. It's the only possible way.

Occasionally, you are funny, but mostly, you are an asshole. And probably a 27 year old virgin living in his parents' basement.

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