[/QUOTE]Originally posted by SylphidesMom@May 13 2005, 07:03 PM
I teach at the university level on privacy, technology, security, including dataveillance and data collection systems. If you knew just how much about your life can be compiled about you, and either stolen or sold, you would probably be cautious about what you reveal online. Our conversations aren't just available to forum lurkers. Everything we write can be collected, compiled, and mined, by intelligent agents and systems crawling the web for this purpose.
Is this really true? I am somewhat concerned about privacy issues but I thought I was just being paranoid. I have posted personal details about where I go to school, live, etc but I figured this can be found on the web anyways. When I google my name, I find an article from my school's newspapers that even reveals the details about what I am doing this year! However, privacy/security is definitely a concern.