Doesn't it depend on the server? I participate in a list serve on
ICORS and it's not publicly accessed. None of it comes up on Google,
unlike the Sci-Art conversations...
Still, I suppose it could be worse. Very annoying about the new
Facebook terms of service.... grrrrrrr....
On Feb 17, 2009, at 9:39 PM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
> As it has always been: what one whispers to a friend is
> immediately heard by everyone in the world.
> The realization surprised me. Like, why didn't I know this and
> protect myself. Which is a bit strange, because I'm forever the
> one encouraging people to try to get beyond their paranoia and
> preconceptions about other cultures and places and just trust. and
> just go and visit.
> That said, however, you're not answering my question. Is it really
> necessary to disburse the conversation on the listserve to every
> galaxy in the universe?
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> indeed bruce. joan is right. if there is any safeguards are
> available to make us more private - it tends only to work against
> ourselves. the ones who know how to go on a fishing expedition are
> way ahead of us. there will be a ghost of this message I type on at
> least a dozen servers within a few hours after I hit send. only a
> few less if it was a "private" message.
> Joan Lee wrote:
>> I have come to the conclusion, "if it is posted, it is public." Joan
>> On Feb 17, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
>>> I just received notice from an online storage facility I use
>>> (box.net) that items have been downloaded from my account by
>>> those to whom the urls weren't sent. Since these include my own
>>> photographs and sketches and since they were only sent to the
>>> GNSI listserve, I want to open a discussion about the
>>> advisability of having list discussions become public property on
>>> the web. I don't see the usefulness of this, as the discussions
>>> are archived. It also puts a lot of clutter around one's name in
>>> Google, when there's already too much clutter to begin with.
>>> Regardless of the outcome of this discussion, I'm certainly not
>>> going to forward urls anymore without breaking the link a day or
>>> two later. And it does make me wonder if a skilled individual
>>> could gain access to other records I have on box.net once into my
>>> account. Like the copy of my passport, driver's license, and
>>> credit cards that I keep there to access only in the event any of
>>> these are stolen while I'm traveling. Probably not much chance,
>>> but one never knows. It does, however, prompt this requrest for
>>> further discussion.
>>> Bruce Bartrug
>>> Nobleboro, Maine, USA
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
>>> but because of those who look on and do nothing. - Albert Einstein
> Bruce Bartrug
> Nobleboro, Maine, USA
> [log in to unmask]
> The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
> but because of those who look on and do nothing. - Albert Einstein
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