Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
This link is a recent Wired article on what one can do today to try getting more privacy from external eyes when browsing online.

I installed the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Firefox and this is the report on postflaviana.org below. It appears that their database has no info about us, hence only the B+ grade.

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Jerry Russell

Administrator
Staff member
I haven't hired a lawyer to write up a privacy policy, nor copied any boilerplate from some other website. "Unknown Privacy Practices" presumably means we haven't published a privacy policy.

We don't sell or trade any information with other websites, or use it for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever.

But, unforeseen circumstances could arise. So anybody who leaves sensitive personal information at this website, or potentially traceable information such as an email address, is doing so at their own risk.

I wonder what sort of privacy grade we'd get if I set up an 'about' page and provided that information for DDG's review.
 
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Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
I haven't found an explanation for how they determine a score for individual site practices. Probably need to contact them. But it probably wins us no points for informing the general public how to hack into Postflaviana. :rolleyes:

In any case, here's what they say about their wider grading in general:

This feature also serves a second purpose. It’s a reminder that when it comes to online privacy, we need to hold websites to a higher standard. Hardly any website is taking the steps needed to truly safeguard privacy. As a result, hardly any website currently gets an "A" on privacy.

You forgot to qualify Ukrainian with 'Nazi' this time.
 

Jerry Russell

Administrator
Staff member
I haven't found an explanation for how they determine a score for individual site practices. Probably need to contact them. But it probably wins us no points for informing the general public how to hack into Postflaviana. :rolleyes:
After some reflection on your remarks, I have decided to remove the aforementioned hacking advice. I propose the following privacy policy:

Postflaviana will never sell or trade any information with other websites, or use it for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever.
We take all reasonable precautions against unauthorized data release. However, we make no warranties as to the security of any data you choose to share with this website.
Maybe we can at least get our grade up to an A-.
 
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