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Privacy on the Net concern is akin to a knee-jerk reaction

by jparkhill / May 3, 2005 11:09 AM PDT

First, let's take things in order re: this 'privacy on the Net' seems to me that Yellow Pages and White Pages were guilty long before the Internet became popular, but no one wanted them banned for revealing your phone number, address and ZIP code. has had the same information available since I remember using a computer on the Net...I never heard anything about the "reverse phone number" or the map of your home 'feature' mentioned then...yet, it's coming up now, 15 years later? What's up with that?

You can walk into ANY County Courthouse in every state in the US and get public records, but on the Net you have to pay a fee for that information. That makes it evil, huh?

I just don't follow all the paronoia I'm witnessing on this issue.

In a sad sort of way, it reminds me of those e-mails I get that say, SEND THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! I don't do that either...


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