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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 11:12 PM
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43. I understand what you're saying, but
it's sort of not exactly like that.

The Internet is an historical repository, and some of that history was created at a time when people may not have considered ramifications of things they had done, or that there would be massive search and archive capabilities.

That it is publically available is certainly part of the issue -- subjects that are being treated as "priviledged" by various parties may be shown to in fact *not* be privileged precisely because they have been discussed on the Internet.

The specific issue of not linking back here is merely to buy time. For example, people might be considering changing their IP hosts, things like that, just to make the searching a tad more difficult. It can be a PITA to make certain changes, but if they find that certain blogs are on a specific trail, they might do it.

For example, the wiki scanner thing is useful, but one must know the IP addresses that were being used back in 2005/2006 (or whenever). They can change, just like phone numbers change.
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