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* Internet Safety * September 23, 2004 7:48 PM

1. Computers create records in hundreds of ways of everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. 2. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer where someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access. 3. It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center (CTC) (national directory), at a trusted friend's house, or at an Internet café. 4. If you think your activities are being monitored, you are probably right. Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone's computer activities - anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor. 5. Computers can provide a lot of information about what you look at on the Internet, the emails you send, and other activities. It is not possible to delete or clear all computer "footprints". 6. If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, you might consider no home Internet use or "safer" Internet surfing. Example: If you are planning to flee to California, don't look at classified ads for jobs and apartments, or bus tickets for California on a home computer or any computer an abuser has physical or remote access to. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan. If you are in danger, please: 1. Call 911, or 2. Call the Day One Center at 1-866-223-1111 , or 3. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE. Email is not a safe or confidential way to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life; please call one of the above hotlines or MCBW at 651-646-6177 instead. "Corded" phones are more private than cell phones or cordless phones. The above is from  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 24, 2004 8:49 AM

Your internet safety tips are wonderful. It is very important for everyone, regardless of their situation, to know that their computer activity can be tracked. Keep getting the word out.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
FW: Safety Online & Web Stuff: 3 groups September 26, 2004 10:13 PM

Hi Friends, This is just a note to remind people that there has been a group for "Safety Online" for a while now, and we have been talking a little about some of the privacy issues that can be so controversial. The Safety Online board is a place to talk about internet traffic in general, and how we can do various things to protect ourselves while retaining as much freedom as possible. It is also a place to discuss and evaluate the risks we might not always be aware of, and sometimes to get some peace of mind when something that looks scary, really isn't. So we have begun posting some material that is not too technical about how the Internet is actually governed and how standards are set. If anyone has a good link for this type of information, you are welcome to share it. Everyone interested in this subject is welcome to open a thread. This is a good "partner" board to the Web Design hobbyists board and also to Dave Lin's more techie board. Ty for reading this, hope you have a really good day! -Rosetta Rosetta Blue profile:  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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