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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
And if you stress out about your IP/ISP showing, spend a little money and subscribe to proxify. It works marvelously.




The point is not whether people are being stressed out. The point is privacy.

And I'm not sure if ATS encourages proxy servers, or if they don't care, or whatever. I haven't seen them advise it as an additional security measure.




posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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It's still a pain in the arse though


Gets on me nerves



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
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All your questions are answered here: danasoft about


Grabbing a publicly broadcasted IP is one thing. Being able to access what should be my private area (signature) to display it (write access) is quite another.

And if you think I'm going to trust them just because they say "Oh no, we don't log, etc., " is just plain naive.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
And if you think I'm going to trust them just because they say "Oh no, we don't log, etc., " is just plain naive.


I don't think anything of your issues.

The OP asked a question, I answered it.

Please direct you indignation to Danasoft, though I doubt they will care any more than I do.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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And if you stress out about your IP/ISP showing, spend a little money and subscribe to proxify. It works marvelously.


Har har - not going to use my credit card on line!
Not NOW!



Thanks



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog

Originally posted by jsobecky
And if you think I'm going to trust them just because they say "Oh no, we don't log, etc., " is just plain naive.


I don't think anything of your issues.

The OP asked a question, I answered it.

Please direct you indignation to Danasoft, though I doubt they will care any more than I do.





Good. Then maybe you can dispense with the unnecessary, snide remarks and stay on topic.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:55 PM
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Anyway, thanks to all here who have helped me muddle through this. My son the genius has explained it to my satisfaction. I still have great reservations about danasoft, however.

Thanks again!



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
i still suspect that widget as invading my privacy somehow.


It sort of is... because I looked at the widget and the example on the danasoft site that you copy and paste to use also contains another link..

a href="http:// www. danasoft. com" img "http:// www. danasoft.com/vipersig.jpg" border="0">

Sign by Dealighted - a href="http:// www. dealighted.com"{Coupon Codes and Deals}

So they have included a redirect to a coupon site in the free widget, which means you can change that to link ANYWHERE


[edit on 4-10-2008 by zorgon]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
And if you think I'm going to trust them just because they say "Oh no, we don't log, etc., " is just plain naive.


Well there is also THIS on danasoft...

"We also have a new city graphic that tells the person where they live, which is especially freaky."




posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Anyway, thanks to all here who have helped me muddle through this. My son the genius has explained it to my satisfaction. I still have great reservations about danasoft, however.

Thanks again!


Just block it then mate - that's what I do.

If it was intrusive, it would show up on zone alarm - I assume you have a firewall and decent anti virus as well as things like spybot and adaware.

It doesn't show up on any of them = non intrusive


It's still a pain in the arse though.....



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 11:55 PM
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I am still wondering how i can put it into my signature to freak even more people out!!!



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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Send a u2u to old man and ask him how he did it. He used to have it.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 12:18 AM
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Nope that didn't work...




That did


[edit on 5-10-2008 by zorgon]



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 04:40 AM
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Laugh.

We get threads like these every few years on this board. Its a trick that makes you think everyone else sees your IP when you yourself are the only one who sees it.

It shows your IP to you.

When I load the page it shows my own IP.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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Hahahaha

I've just been to the danasoft site and it tells me that I am near London.

Nope, buddy, not at all near London - at least a 4 hour drive away...

our survey says...



Na naaaaaaaaaah



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by CPYKOmega
It shows your IP to you.


Uh huh you just go right on believing that


I mean its not like its difficult to track your IP... How else do you think ATS can ban a members IP address from accessing the site?




posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 01:54 PM
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You would be surprised at how much info actually is known about you by your action of just opening a browser and visiting a site.
More surprised at how much can be collected by following that info and making a profile just by using cookies. Or how much info is collected from your MSN-Gmail_yahoo mail in and out boxes from spiders perusing your messages.


Try sending yourself an e-mail about buying a car----mention a few models and makes---and then look at the ads that show up on the ad spaces of your online provider.


When you choose to connect to the internet, you forfeit a certain amount of privacy.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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A couple years ago I saw this sig in the discussion forums section of "The Atlantic Paranormal Society" website. As soon as people started alerting the mods, everyone with that sig was forced to remove it immediately. Not necessarily because it was a security issue.. More because everyone just freaked out and were bugging all the mods about it. After the sigs were removed everything returned to normal.. No freaked out users, no annoyed mods, etc.. An easy solution to an annoying problem.

-ChriS

[edit on 5-10-2008 by BlasteR]

[edit on 5-10-2008 by BlasteR]



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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What do you care? You defend a government who currently spies on everyone. What's another person stealing your information?



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 10:36 PM
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looking at a widget like that and assuming that everyone else sees your information smacks a little bit of paranoia.

how would we even know who you were? short of tracing the IP, gaining access to your system, and rifling through your private documents, I mean.






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