YOUR ON PUBLIC RECORD

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by rodney eppes, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Article in Observer today about personal information on the Web.
    Suggested typing your name into "Spokeo.com, Google, or Bing, & surprise yourself! Been awhile sense I have, so I did !!
    Would never thought, that NC4X4, & your Club info, is a matter of PUBLIC RECORD !!! SURPRISE !!:shaking:!!
     
  2. Dan2500Brown

    Dan2500Brown Active Member

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    When you have a name like "Dan Brown", it's hard to narrow yourself down :shaking:
     
  3. Jmauld

    Jmauld Active Member

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    Just as general practice. You should assume that everything you send out of your house through your internet connection will be stored and publicly available forever.
     
  4. Macdaddy4738

    Macdaddy4738 Well-Known Member

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    also keep in mind your screen name, if used on other forums, is able to be found in google searches
     
  5. XJfreakHO

    XJfreakHO Triad Trail Junkies

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    Yeah, Im the senator of Missouri, hard to track me down too... if ya get past the senator bs, you find that I work for the NY Times, and if you spell my name wrong, Im the ceo of google.
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Not sure the tone of your post (typing never conveys tone well.

    But this is no doing of nc4 or any other forum. The way Google "optimizes" search engine performance is they have a program (or hundreds of them to be precise) that "crawl" every web page in existence and capture text files and then store them for reference against search entries.

    Google is grabbing your info here because your username is your first and last name. If you changed your username to just say Rodney within a 90 day purge cycle all traces of you would disappear.
     
  7. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks Ron. Great information, and clears up what I did not know. This will help lots of people. It is amazing how much info is gathered, & the things we never think about.:uzi:
     
  8. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    I've been on since the very early days of the net...you can even find me on usenet archives from waaaaayyyyy back. Doesn't bother me, I've never said anything that isn't (mostly) true on the 'net, and never said anything I wouldn't say in front of my friends, and maybe even my mother.

    No drunk pics of me doing stupid stuff on facebook to be dredged up by a prospective employer.
     
  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I got nothing to hide...so no biggie to me. I'm an open book, if you wanna know dirt on me or my family, I'll spill the beans...doesn't mean I'm proud of it, but I'm not ashamed either. If somebody wants to track me down, they'll do it. If someone wants to kill me, they'll do it. If they want to steal my bank account number, they'll do it. That doesn't mean I'll advertise my sensitive information, but if someone wants it bad enough, they can get it from more places than just the internet.
     
  10. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Thanks to a life in academics and research publishing - you're going to find a hell of a lot on me well before NC4x4 comes into play.

    and using the same screenname on every forum I join for the last decade dosn't help much.

    I use a different one or the porn sites though... ;-)
     
  11. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    You're not fooling anybody, RatLabD00d.
     
  12. Roughshod

    Roughshod Some assembly required.

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    Interesting that a guy who lists his whole street address for his location has privacy concerns.
     
  13. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    lolz
     

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