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Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:17 pm

In a word. No. We are not truly safe anywhere... But we are pretty safe.

Geek keeps us pretty well covered here. I do my best as well.

To read a journal you must be a member. To BECOME a member... you have to get past me. And I am one paranoid little witch.

Typically ANYONE that tries to get into this site has to post and then be approved for that post before they are allowed any membership privileges. ANYONE that posts without references I deny. The I ban them by IP address, email address and name. Geek keeps this site pretty darned tight. That said. I think that it is possible to find and recover almost anything posted anyplace ... if you have the skill set.

The thing is THIS site should be a LOT more secure than others are. We are working at it always, because I don't want MY info out there either. First of all we are a small site. Under the radar for the most part.

(Now let me get way too real.)

Facebook on the other hand has their thumb on everything. So do your smart phones. One reason why I don't own one of those either. They had a show the other day that demonstrated how a smart phone is constantly tracking you and your info and location. It can't be shut off. Even turned off. I think you would need to pull out the battery and keep it in a tin box if you really wanted them to not track you. Add to that ... we wear those people trackers (like my Garmin) on our wrists. They track our heartbeat and our steps even. How many of us carry multiple credit cards... with a chip. Does the chip track us? Google does. Every search. Probably every keystroke. Yup. THEY can find you if they want you.

This forum is most likely the last place they are going to look.
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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am

A couple of us have tried to Google our journal pages and said that they could get there. OK... I just did the search. If I am logged on here BEFORE I search ... it goes right to the journal page.

Then I logged off here and searched again. (I searched specifically "the name of the journal")

Yes, it had THAT journal at the top. It had a sentence from within the journal.

When I clicked on that link it said... "The board requires you to be registered and logged in to view this forum." and takes you directly to our login page.

Just to assure yourself... try logging OFF here and then run the search again. A person may get a sentence or two, and become aware of this journal's existence, but they can't read it all.

I searched for my journal and several others as well. Still blanks.

I wanted to BE SURE our site is as secure as possible. So far so good.
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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:08 am

Thanks for keeping us safe and secure here FF!

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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:15 am

Not me. Mostly the Geek. I am proud of the deep paranoia that I have installed in that child.

No. Not just me. WE. Hubby is a paranoid, anti-big brother freak as well. I freely admit that I STRUGGLED assigning a SSN to my children. None of them had one for years after Geek was born. I was willing to take the tax hit just to keep them off the radar, but it finally got to the point I gave in on that one.

When D1 got her tattoo she showed it to her dad. She was ready for his unhappiness. She was NOT ready for his remark. The first thing he said to her was ... "Great. NOW you have an identifier. Now you are easier to track."

Yes. The paranoia runs deep.
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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am

Thank you, FF!

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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:49 am

You are welcome. But like I said... I am doing this for ME too.
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Re: Are We Safe Here?

Unread post by calendula » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:51 am

Thank you for clearing that up Farm, and for all the hard work you guys do keeping this forum running.

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