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    marye
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    Hi folks--

    Something came up the other day that warrants a general heads up. 

    We are reasonably confident that what happened is this: one of the folks here, whose computer is located in a publicly accessible spot, went to lunch leaving the computer unattended and either logged onto Dead.net or with the browser open to the remembered login so it was a matter of one click to get back on.

    Person or persons unknown got on Dead.net as this person, and proceeded to post a pretty heinous link in the chat room. Drama, shall we say, ensued.

    We don't think there's anything going on in this instance except opportunistic vandalism, essentially, but we wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words about basic security and not making it easy for the bad guys.

    If your computer is located where anyone else can get on it and connected to the Internet, be sure to log off when you're done with your session here. (Closing your browser without logging off means that your session

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  • May 4, 2012 - 8:48am
    marye
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    thanks
    I'll pass this along. I'm not sure what the current status of this stuff is but appreciate the heads up.
  • May 3, 2012 - 7:27pm
    nmax
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    the place to report illegal distribution of the deads property?
    I encountered a website attempting to charge money for the download the music, This truly pisses me off as the band has been so generous with it over the years and some jack ass is trying to turn a buck on it, thanks. nmax http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/grateful-dead/concerts/california-hall-ja…
  • April 15, 2010 - 9:13am
    marye
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    I can nuke your account
    that's not a problem, if you want. However, everything you've posted remains. What issue are you trying to address here? Feel free to send a PM.
  • April 14, 2010 - 8:18pm
    catsunderthestars
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    cancelling account
    hi, i have searched this before and wish to again, how do i terminate my username and registration...i find no link forum or info on this...
  • August 22, 2009 - 5:00pm
    c_c
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    One Moye Saturday Night
    One Moye Saturday Night?? uhh ohhh, I sense a new song parody coming on....
  • August 22, 2009 - 4:59pm
    c_c
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    one moye
    one moye. one love. lets get together and feel alright. ( -: *** a search of the NCIC 'O' files got more of me than I got inside of me anymore. frigging computers. ) -; cc joe; AKA:CC Giuseppe AKA: CC Zeppe; AKA:CC Jose; AKA:Jose Carlos Calio Hernandez Leal Delgado Sanz Fernández Luna Galván Los Muertos Agradecidos Pesce Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Pesce; AKA: Jojo the Fish; AKA: Joey Fish; AKA Catfish Joe; AKA: Joe Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Welcome. peace.
  • August 22, 2009 - 9:50am
    Moye
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    names.....
    Theres only 1 of me and i am him........Peace- Moye
  • August 21, 2009 - 2:40am
    c_c
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    google
    google schmoogle led me to this http://tattoos.intrepidbiped.com/profile/yesTHATccJoe/ more gov. spying I reckon. I never even heard of any town named Langley neither. peace.
  • August 20, 2009 - 7:20am
    johnman
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    i've used my real name
    even though " pear shaped hairy person " is more descriptive
  • August 20, 2009 - 4:58am
    gratefaldean
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    Oh yeah
    I Googled my Dead.net username one day and found the link to my profile page...where my "full name" was sitting around with a stupid grin on its face listening to the Tapers Section. That was an eye-opener, so I changed the full name entry on my profile page...even though, to the discerning reader, it ain't that tough to figure out my (abbreviated) "full name" -- yeah, I know, whatever THAT means -- from said username. I say "discerning" because a lot of people misread my username, all the better I guess. I have not been able link to this site by googling my full name, however, which is the good part. Of course, I get a googlezillion hits on my name, but none so far (a googlezillion is a lot of stuff to wade through) is linked to the "real me."
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Hi folks--

Something came up the other day that warrants a general heads up. 

We are reasonably confident that what happened is this: one of the folks here, whose computer is located in a publicly accessible spot, went to lunch leaving the computer unattended and either logged onto Dead.net or with the browser open to the remembered login so it was a matter of one click to get back on.

Person or persons unknown got on Dead.net as this person, and proceeded to post a pretty heinous link in the chat room. Drama, shall we say, ensued.

We don't think there's anything going on in this instance except opportunistic vandalism, essentially, but we wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words about basic security and not making it easy for the bad guys.

If your computer is located where anyone else can get on it and connected to the Internet, be sure to log off when you're done with your session here. (Closing your browser without logging off means that your session

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just pulled out my adress from my profil.
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pretty much don't post anything here you don't want the whole world to know. That's just the reality of the Internet, sad but true. So having somebody post who isn't you, that's a problem!
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A link to my user user profile on dead.net resulted from Googling my real name. It appears that our privacy is being compromised by Warner Music Group against their own privacy policy. Try it yourself. If your name is common, try adding one of your interests from your profile or Grateful Dead to the search. I await their response to my e-mail inquiry.
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i too experienced this.....when googled i found a direct link to my profile. i chalked it up to the web being everywhere. no personal info in my profile that i'm worried about....but you're right, our privacy is no longer private
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to the area of the user agreement where it says your profile will be kept private. To the best of my knowledge, everything you post here other than PMs is world readable. Certainly in the Very Few Rules that were in the initial TOS we warned against putting anything on this site that you would not want to read on the front page of the New York Times, which is only common sense in any Internet usage. If, however, we are explicitly stating that your profiles are private, please point me to the statement in question. Thank you.
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you folks had me worried for a while. But if you put your real name in your user profile then the search robots are bound to find it as the profile is accessible to anyone. If you are worried, remove your real name, but it could take Google etc a while to forget it. Now if a search using your real name led to your Deadnet profile that did not include your real name, then that would be a serious concern, but it does not seem to be the case.
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1 - Check the link to Privacy Policy at the bottom of any site page: "Profiles. We may provide functionality on the Site that allows you to create a “profile page” (your “Profile”) and post certain information and materials on your Profile. Please note that your Profile, including all PII available in your Profile, may be accessible to other users. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose PII about you, or any other information, in your Profile. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF ANY PII YOU DISCLOSE IN YOUR PROFILE." It is reasonable to conclude that this information will be available to other users and indeed it is if they know and search a user name or a link to user profile for those users logged onto the site. One cannot search for other users and access profile information on the site by using a full name provided by the user. However, a google search on a name reveals if a person is registered on this site and provides a link to their profile. I know of no other web site for which I am registered where a google search on my name reveals that I am a registered user of that web site. 2 - From the Terms of Service on the page where you register for this site: "The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly." There is no reference to the specific field but it is reasonable to conclude that this would include the Full Name field as it is Personally Identifiable Information as defined in the Privacy Policy. Which field is this actually refering to? It should also be noted that the Full Name field is highlighted in yellow and it is therefore reasonable to conclude that it is a required field for registration as is your e-mail address and password. I do recognize that the Full Name is not marked by an asterisk nevertheless a yellow highlighting indicates that this information is being solicited to me as opposed to non-highlighted fields. 3 - Full User List. Anyone can get a link to a full listing of registered users (usernames) containing links to their profiles from a Google search. I will not provide the search terms or link here. This is list consists of >1,800 pages, is a link to Dead.net and available to anyone. 4 - Conclusion Dead.net (Warner Music Group) is not doing what appears to be standard operating practice by web site operators to reasonably secure personally identifiable information in user profiles. Full names provided in user profiles should not be so be unsecure such that that a google search can pick up this information. Once again, no other sight for which I am a registered user allows such global access to user profiles.
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However, just as it is wise to send emails in the sure knowledge that the NSA is capturing every keystroke to peruse at its leisure, and to speak on the phone as if it were bugged (and cell phones have even less legal protection than land lines), it is equally wise to assume that anything you post anywhere on the net will be trackable to your real self by someone who's determined to do so. Notwithstanding any privacy policy under the sun, there is nothing to physically prevent anyone in the known universe from copying and pasting anything on here wherever they like. For good or ill, that's just how the net works. (And that, returning to the issue that spawned this topic, is why it's good to make sure you're the only one using your account.) Meanwhile, though, I will pass this on to see if the higher ups can address the ambiguity here, as indeed it is not just other users who can read your profile.
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as badger suggests, if this is a problem for you, take your real name out of your profile.

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... I don't use my real name here, Rupert Rumpelstiltskin is much too hard for the other users here.
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The creepos bothering to spy on me already know there 's no money to be made with none of it,ha,ha,ha!!!
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I Googled my Dead.net username one day and found the link to my profile page...where my "full name" was sitting around with a stupid grin on its face listening to the Tapers Section. That was an eye-opener, so I changed the full name entry on my profile page...even though, to the discerning reader, it ain't that tough to figure out my (abbreviated) "full name" -- yeah, I know, whatever THAT means -- from said username. I say "discerning" because a lot of people misread my username, all the better I guess. I have not been able link to this site by googling my full name, however, which is the good part. Of course, I get a googlezillion hits on my name, but none so far (a googlezillion is a lot of stuff to wade through) is linked to the "real me."
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Theres only 1 of me and i am him........Peace- Moye
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one moye. one love. lets get together and feel alright. ( -: *** a search of the NCIC 'O' files got more of me than I got inside of me anymore. frigging computers. ) -; cc joe; AKA:CC Giuseppe AKA: CC Zeppe; AKA:CC Jose; AKA:Jose Carlos Calio Hernandez Leal Delgado Sanz Fernández Luna Galván Los Muertos Agradecidos Pesce Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Pesce; AKA: Jojo the Fish; AKA: Joey Fish; AKA Catfish Joe; AKA: Joe Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Welcome. peace.
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One Moye Saturday Night?? uhh ohhh, I sense a new song parody coming on....
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hi, i have searched this before and wish to again, how do i terminate my username and registration...i find no link forum or info on this...
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that's not a problem, if you want. However, everything you've posted remains. What issue are you trying to address here? Feel free to send a PM.
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I'll pass this along. I'm not sure what the current status of this stuff is but appreciate the heads up.