privacy and the Internet

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From:"Steven E. Slap" <> (by way of histonet)
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Hi HistoNetters!

I have been reading the posts regarding solicitation by companies of
HistoNet subscribers with great interest.  It raises a very important
point regarding privacy and the Internet.  As soon as any of us posts a
message to a listserver like HistoNet, we expose ourselves to all sorts
of commercial solicitations, from "Spam" to telemarketing calls.  Peggy
Wenk and I, in our workshop, "Introduction to the Internet for
Histotechs," give examples of several web sites where you can enter an
e-mail address and receive the real name of the person with that address,
their street address, telephone number and all sorts of other details.
See "Steven's Guide to the Internet and the World Wide Web"
( for links to several of these
sites.  A good (and scary) summary can be found at the "Stalker's Home
Page."  If we are going to participate on the Internet, we have to accept
the possible negative consequences along with the benefits.

Best regards,
Steven Slap, co-webmaster, "The Histotech's Home Page"

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