Privacy on the Web
As an Internet surfer you may have had occasion to download "free" software to use on
your computer. Please do yourself a favor and visit this site:
Many of the so-called "free" software products have a "parasite" embedded in them which, when
the software is used, will place files on your hard drive to collect information about your
usage and other data. This information is put in to your data stream while you are on
Internet and sent out to collection sites without you knowing. I have personally found this
to be true of one FTP program that offers a free 30-day demo and then asks you to buy the software.
An earlier version of this program was purchased and used to FTP many of the files on the
WA2FNQ Homepage. Needless to say, this company will never see my business again. This to me
is the equivalent of asking someone in to your home and then having them rip you off. While there is
no evidence that anything nasty is going on they are, however, collecting data from your PC
without your knowledge. For a list of companies practicing this policy and more information
see the above Web sites. While their views and opinions do not necessarily reflect mine and
I am not endorsing the use of any software offered, you should be aware of this information.
Watch out!! Don't let this happen to you.
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