Although comments on this site are open, always remember that the internet is broad and wide and all data is now monitored and stored by governments and other organisations across the globe. This means that despite email & IP address spoofing, digging down deep and dirty means that no-one can post anything with impunity and any assumed anonymity is like an electron cloud…..a dream within a dream….a will-o-wisp.
And In Case The Penny Hasn’t Dropped Yet…
There is no such thing as privacy. You type here at your own risk.
and Other Adverts
This website uses one advert to help it’s finance. I only use Google as clickbait is the bane of everyone’s life.
This means that the companies serving the ads will dump all manner of cookies and stuff on your computer. They all do it and I can’t stop them as it’s part of my agreement with them. However, you can easily block this stuff if you want. FYI, the Google terms are here.
Pretty obviously, I’ve got nowt to do with the actual companies advertising here.
EU Cookie Directive & GDPR
The EU has cobbled a law designed to protect a user’s privacy. Meanwhile, the UK has somewhat derogated this responsibility into a term called “applied consent”. What this means for any user is that for this site to work properly cookies must be enabled in your browser. If not, you cannot logon and comment functionality (see above) is limited. However, you can still read all my words of wisdom and thus, by viewing this website, you accept the existence of cookies for it’s full functionality.
I don’t have a GDPR popup as my contract with Google Ads (see above) means I’ve handed nearly all privacy bollocks to them by un-ticking all the data-sharing boxes. See here.
For my part, I collect anonymized IP addresses which satisfies the GDPR along with my promise to not share email addresses subject to the caveats and warnings I’ve posted above. However, IP addresses don’t prove anything really. I use a VPN all the time which does just that….