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Do you realize your postings on this site may be sold or stolen?

Be careful what you post!
The market for personal data about Internet users is booming, and in the vanguard is the practice of "scraping." Firms offer to harvest online conversations and collect personal details from social-networking sites, résumé sites and online forums where people might discuss their lives.
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tasches

Asked by tasches at 1:06 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in About CafeMom

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Answers (10)
  • yep that is true. For one Good-morning America show is alway talking about Cafemoms so you know someone is always keeping and eye on you.
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 1:15 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Yep, that's why I don't put anything personal that identifies me including pictures of myself or my children.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • It's the internet. Nothing is private or yours alone...
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:07 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I knew this, but thanks.
    tryin2BGOOD

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 1:08 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Eh, doesn't really bother me. If someone wants to steal my ranting and rambling and stupid talk, that's fine lol. I'm not really sure what they could gain from most of it, though.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • LOL! Yes. Most internet activity causes this risk. This is why I post nothing of my real information, including pics!!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 1:24 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • what is really really going on here.
    canta1980

    Answer by canta1980 at 1:44 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • That is what public means! Anyone can read these posts and anyone can google them.
    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 3:58 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Welcome to the internet. =)
    firenicecream

    Answer by firenicecream at 8:47 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • It's the Internet. If someone wants to steal or sell my CafeMom post, I won't lose sleep over it.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 11:57 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

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