The Life & Times of John Wheater(Farnborough, Wokingham, Bristol, Toronto, Farnham) .

John Wheater 16Jul24 (this page updated 23Feb07)

Your privacy and the internet

This address ( uniquely identifies you on the internet for the time being.

You won't always have this address - your service provider has allocated it from a block of addresses which it owns.

NONETHELESS, the authorities can find out who you are.

They can work out from this address who your provider is. And your provider is now obliged by law to keep a permanent log of who is using the service.

So, if your provider knows who you are, or if you are dialling up from a number traceable to you, then

You have no privacy.

Of course, the innocent have nothing to fear.

You can put your "IP address", given above, into the box below, to see who and where your provider is.

John Wheater - John.Wheater@gmail.com

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