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An advance warning to friends of GEI (On Privacy)


Many times here, people post that they are purchasing or selling an investment here, a trade there or whatever. But have the consequences really been thought through carefully?


Now I'm not talking about the potential merits or lack thereof of engaging in whether a specific investment is wise or not.


What I'm questioning is the wisdom of posting too much information on an online forum...., accessible by anyone.


There have been many discussions and chatter in the past where people have freely posted information, say for example that they are perhaps someone who has purchased physical bullion, and perhaps they might have also given details of the companies they purchased from, when they purchased, what it was and how much, they might also allude to keeping it at home by saying something like "Physical in your hand is the safest".


Hackers are smart people, they have cracked banks, governments and other supposedly high security institutions. Do you not think they would be able to get into the client information servers of those reputable companies you are buying your gold and silver coins from, and obtain details of what you purchased and your address? They might also simply obtain your address by getting hold of your IP address. I can tell you for sure that if Cyprus happens here, and after weeks of things going from bad to worse, if banks close and currency to buy food becomes ever more scarce, and gold and silver become the defacto currency, smart people that formerly hacked into systems to try and obtain credit card numbers will switch their attention to these 'new' forms of money and where they will be able to find this new money.


Down the line, this for me seems certain.


Food for thought.

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GEI is no more susceptible than other websites

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Of course not, I wasn't suggesting that at all. If things do develop in a more serious way then it could be worth considering making GEI only accessible by members, if that's even possible?


Parts of the site are like that - and we have a Private Blogs section.


It will be easy to move people's Blogs there, if and when they choose that.


There are some subjects that I prefer to discuss on the PRIVATE Fringe section (for reasons of privacy)

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HERE is a very recent example of something I wanted to keep Private - in the Fringe section:


DUFF REVEALS : Treaties with Three Alien Races, Underground bases, etc.

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today reveals...



(I know that some GEI Readers may chortle at the "disclosures" that Gordon Duff makes,

but what if he is truly revealing truth? Don't you want to discuss the implications in a Private Forum?)


There may also be Topics - such as where are how to store Gold which people may want to keep private.


The real question that I am now asking myself, is how open should GEI membership be?

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Doesnt even need to be (illlegal) hackers. Presumably the British Library is now a branch of MI5/6. Those fuddy duddly librarians are now cleverly disguised spies and ones politically incorrect tweets will be sniggered over by school kids doing history lessons in the future. Supposedly is restricted to public messages / tweets.




Material on 1bn webpages from nearly 5m .uk websites, plus public tweets and Facebook entries, are to preserved for the historical record at six librariesin the UK and Ireland.

The archive project, aimed at preserving a digital record of events and cultural and intellectual works to match traditional print archives, begins on Saturday.

Its organisers say copies of every public tweet and Facebook entry in the UK could eventually be included. The moves will also cover ebooks and iPad editions of newspapers and other digital forms.


Until now the British Library could only preserve a relatively small number of websites. The 2003 Legal Deposit Libraries Act paved the way for such information to be stored but copyright laws had forced it to seek permission each time it wanted to collect web content.

The Bodleian Library, in Oxford, Cambridge University library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales and Trinity College library in Dublin, like the British Library, which is acting on behalf of all, have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic publication.

The trawl will include embedded audio and video material but the regulations do not cover other mediums such as YouTube or Spotify. The project will later seek to identify UK sites in the .org and .com domains.

Burgess said that it had taken over 300 years to collect 750m pages from printed newspapers, yet the aim now was to collect 1bn webpages in a year and then conduct regular sweeps in future. "It is about taking a snapshot. It is not for us to say what is of interest. Researchers will be the judges of that."

Roly Keating, chief executive of the British Library, said that there had been " a very real danger" of millions of web pages, e-publications and other non-print items "falling through the cracks of a system that was devised primarily to capture ink and paper".

While the 2003 act established the principle that legal deposit "needed to evolve to reflect the massive shift to digital forms of publishing", the regulations would make "digital legal deposit a reality, and ensure that the legal deposit libraries themselves are able to evolve – collecting, preserving and providing long-term access to the profusion of cultural and intellectual content appearing online or in other digital formats."

Access to the material will be offered in reading rooms at each of the six libraries.

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"Material on 1bn webpages from nearly 5m .uk websites..."


Does that include GEI, I wonder?

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"Material on 1bn webpages from nearly 5m .uk websites..."


Does that include GEI, I wonder?


They can easily harvest whats in the public domain - if GEI is gets on their radar screen. Given the err strong views expressed on this site then this may appeal to future historians so quite likely. Luckily most posters do not use their real names. Unlike Facebook etc

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