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Privacy Concerns 7 years 9 months ago #22185

  • TerryOnTheMend
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Do people need to be concerned about privacy on this site? There have been a lot of stories in the news on how prospective employers, insurance companies, or, I imagine anyone who is a "computer wiz", extracting personal identifying information off of websites like this. This website, and ones like it are a great source of information and support to people. Please tell me I don't need to be concerned . . .

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Re: Privacy Concerns 7 years 9 months ago #22186

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I think you do need to be concerned. I know if I google myself my postings here turn up.
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Re: Privacy Concerns 7 years 9 months ago #22187

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Terry - anything on the Internet is free game to the world. No one could get your personal info like social security number, etc., because you don't post that here. But anything you say is public.

This is one reason I discourage people from posting private e-mail addresses and any other really personal information such as place of employment or living locations.

I hope that answered your question.

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