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Old February 7 2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Who's Keeping Files on Us?

After reading the "wrist watch" thread, I'm wondering ... after years of these little personal question threads, who among us might be keeping track of all these things?

A fun little paranoid question.

After all, by now someone could know eating, drinking and sleeping habits ... among other things.

Of course the people who actually POST in all these threads are responsible for putting their own info out there.

Now ... let me sift through my own files on everybody here ... hmmmm ....

Oops! Look at that. Gotta call Homeland Security about this guy.

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Old February 7 2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

Who's keeping tabs on all of us? Major league baseball, of course.
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Old February 7 2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

The phone company. THEY rule the world. Without phones NOTHING gets done... I mean how else will we communicate?! Via the postal service?! BUAHAHA that's a riot.
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Old February 7 2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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Who's keeping files on us?

They are.
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Old February 7 2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Piper wrote: View Post
Who's keeping files on us?

They are.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

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Old February 7 2009, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

You're raising an interesting point, TGTheodore. While I don't think the results of most of these polls are really useful, people tend to give out very personal information quite carelessly on the net. I'm thinking more of social networking sites rather than message boards where people usually don't use their real name.
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Old February 7 2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

Keeping files on everyone is now one of AutoAdmin's new responsibilities.
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Old February 7 2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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I'm sure DHS has a notation on me by now. Hopefully not something like "keep this guy from entering the US" and more like "mess a bit with this guy when he's entering the US".
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Old February 7 2009, 08:54 PM   #9
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

Count Zero wrote: View Post
You're raising an interesting point, TGTheodore. While I don't think the results of most of these polls are really useful, people tend to give out very personal information quite carelessly on the net. I'm thinking more of social networking sites rather than message boards where people usually don't use their real name.
Yep, it's the posting on social networking sites that impresses me with its openness (if "impresses" is the right word to use). Sites like twitter and that Google Maps/phone tracker thing even more so than Facebook and its ilk.

I don't "get it", to be honest, and think it's a real hostage to fortune.

The difference between that and a message board is only one of degree though. If someone wanted to collect info about me, they could easily get a hell of a lot from my postings here. Enough to ID me IRL, for sure (with some relatively easy added research/ in-person investigation).

But putting all that info out there without at least making someone work to do the research? Yeah, I don't get it.

As for who keeps files on you here? The server is gradually becoming sentient, you know.....
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Old February 7 2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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Holdfast wrote: View Post

As for who keeps files on you here? The server is gradually becoming sentient, you know.....
I think Antony mentioned that to me recently. Then next board upgrade is called "Hal".
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Old February 7 2009, 09:00 PM   #11
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Re: Who's Keeping Files on Us?

TGTheodore wrote: View Post
After reading the "wrist watch" thread, I'm wondering ... after years of these little personal question threads, who among us might be keeping track of all these things?

A fun little paranoid question.

After all, by now someone could know eating, drinking and sleeping habits ... among other things.

Of course the people who actually POST in all these threads are responsible for putting their own info out there.

Now ... let me sift through my own files on everybody here ... hmmmm ....

Oops! Look at that. Gotta call Homeland Security about this guy.

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Old February 7 2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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If someone has been bothering to keep track of the unimportant tidbits of my life, then they're badly in need of a more intellectually stimulating, productive and rewarding hobby. Like Pong, or those mazes on the backs of cereal boxes.
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Old February 7 2009, 11:08 PM   #13
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It's what the guy at Torchwood 2 in Scotland does with his free time.
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Old February 7 2009, 11:14 PM   #14
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Can anyone find the old thread "What's the last 4 of your social?" I forgot to post my mother's maiden name.
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Old February 7 2009, 11:24 PM   #15
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Fortunately, the majority of the people here couldn't pronounce my mother's maiden name. Then again, the majority of credit card CS folks couldn't understand it.
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