Online security and privacy are very complex topics to begin with. In addition, the playing field is constantly changing as technology advances and related legislation is passed, modified or repealed.
Geobopological Survey’s position is that it’s virtually impossible for most webmasters, let alone the average person, to be fully aware of the threats posed by sinister forces, including but not limited to the U.S. federal government and Microsoft. As time allows, Geobop will explore the broader topic of online security at the website Net-Freedom.org.
In the meantime, Geobop websites are relatively benign. Geobop is currently experimenting with several blogs (Google, WordPress and Opera) and is also linked to some associated user groups (e.g. Facebook) and forums. Some of these blogs, forums and user groups may require registration in order to post content or join a group.
Aside from these third party services, no Geobop websites require or even allow registration, memberships, etc. There are virtually no features that solicit personal information aside from Geobop’s Contact pages and occasional polls.
OK, there is another exception. Like countless other websites, Geobopological Survey uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit Geobop websites. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
At the present time, Geobop’s advertising activities are nearly limited to Google. Please note the following:
• Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
The following links offer more information:
• DoubleClick DART Cookies
In summary, Geobop can’t absolutely guarantee visitors’ privacy because the webmaster can’t possibly know the extent to which government or corporate interests may be using the Internet to “spy” on people or the methods that are employed.
As a general rule, it’s virtually impossible for the average person to surf the Internet without sacrificing some privacy, but Geobop websites are probably among the safest.