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5/21/12 3:31 P

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Thanks Ken. I didn't realize that about the secure link. I tested the link and it worked for me.

To summarize, Tor will allow you to visit a website anonymously. How? Because you will be using an IP address that belongs to the Tor network (when you are actually using the network-- you don't use it *all* the time). You can't be tracked by IP when on the Tor network.

The network won't allow you to access any website of your choosing while on Tor. But you'll find that the vast majority of websites you want to access will be Tor network allowed.

It sounds complicated, but it's really not. I've been using it for years, along with it's graphical user interface (GUI) called "Vidalia". It has many possibilities for use, limited only by your imagination.

ETA: Here's the fixed link:

www.torproject.org/

OR just Google "Tor Project"


Edited by: ARCSPARKS at: 5/21/2012 (15:45)
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5/21/12 10:56 A

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Thanks for the link to Tor, Vito. Looks like a very good thing. I didn't see anything to say if it's useful to install it on the iPhone so I'm going to dig a bit deeper.

Just a hint in case others try the link and can't get through, I copied and pasted it to the address line and removed the 's' from https and it then I was able to access the site.

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5/21/12 8:30 A

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I hear ya, GJCAB09, and I agree. I'm cautious as well. I suppose that's why I created a Facebook account with a pseudonym. People can't track me when I hit "like" but I can still be tracked by IP by the Feds if they want.

I'm leery as well. It's one of the reasons why I shy away from cell phones.

FYI if you're interested in more internet security, you may want to check out Tor:

www.torproject.org/

ETA: Fixed LINK

Edited by: ARCSPARKS at: 5/21/2012 (15:43)
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5/19/12 9:26 A

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I don't log in, like, or knowingly keep track of anything outside of Facebook with Facebook. I rarely even use it. I'm actually more than a little bit leery of all of the reciprocity going on with the internet these days. If we're not already there, the time is going to come when Big Brother (the concept, not the TV show) has all of everyone's life information on a computer screen with the push of a single button. I'm not a fan of that idea at all.

If you'll excuse me now, I must put my tinfoil hat back in the closet before my daughter thinks it's a cooking implement again.

Edited To Add: I do "like" this forum, though, and this is my favorite team!

Edited by: GJCAB09 at: 5/19/2012 (09:30)
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5/18/12 4:17 P

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As a retired teacher, I've been delighted to re-acquaint with many, many former students via FB. My far-flung cousins and I also use it to share family updates. Over the years on FB though, I've become more and more selective about how public I allow my FB info to become. For a brief while I was inadvertently updating my SP status to FB, which I wasn't comfortable doing so now I make sure that "share to facebook" box is not ticked before I post my daily SP status change.

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5/18/12 7:32 A

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JEFFREYC1, I think you made an important observation. I think there's a misconception about this as a whole, throughout SP. You don't have to link FB and SP together just to "like" an article, or to "like" a forum. When you hit the "like" button all you have to be is logged into FB and it will register... if you're not logged in you'll be logged in automatically if you've set it up that way.

I don't have FB and SP linked either, nor do I intend to. But that's not stopping me from hitting the "like" function here and there.

Overall I think FB is dumb... well, it's really just for socializing youngsters looking to hookup. That's why I use a pseudonym for my FB account.

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5/17/12 10:23 P

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I keep facebook separate from spark so I won't be liking it. (Although I do) lol

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5/17/12 8:39 P

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Awesome response! emoticon

Like Ken said "Let's show those young puppies"!

Only one question... why is the "Like for *this* forum still at (1)? LOL! Y'all forget already? emoticon

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5/17/12 6:06 P

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Post SP articles all the time on FB. Anyboby buy stock in FB today?



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5/17/12 4:44 P

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5/17/12 4:27 P

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I 'like' SparkPeople quite often on FB. It's good to let those young puppies know us old guys can still show them a thing or two : )


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5/17/12 3:46 P

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I do. emoticon

So I pressed "Like" at the top so it posted to Facebook. I'm not a big Facebook fan, and considering that none of here are youngsters, I suspect neither are you. But if you've got a FB account you may want to consider hitting the button. It serves to promote SparkPeople.com.

Anybody with me on this?

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