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Privacy

450px-cell-towerListen up.  This is the internet.   If you use the internet to view this site, or let’s face it, any site, information on your use is being broadcast and probably is being tracked by someone.

Every computer connection has an “ip” number assigned to it.  You can learn a lot from an ip number.  You can learn who (which company, government agency or individual) owns the number.  You can learn where it is registered (sometimes to the street address)

Each computer network interface has a unique “MAC” address assigned to it.  These can be tracked back to manufactures who often have information on who the registered owner of that device is.

If you’re using the internet from a cell phone or a computer connected through the cellular network, all sorts of information about you is being tracked.

On this site, we have access to much of this information.  Most of it’s pretty boring and we really don’t care, but we do like to look at numbers.  We have some idea of how many people look at each of our postings or download our podcasts.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

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3 Comments

  1. Mac addresses can be blocked via your router, especially if you install a different firmware on an old linksys. You can actually go in and see which mac addresses are using your connection. IP addresses are unlikely to give remote access unless the user gives it out. Most people do not have static IP’s which means that they continuously change. Information can only be used against you if you’re giving it out.

  2. You’re right. It is possible to be more stealth and being proactive about privacy should be encouraged.

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