Some remarks about communicating on the Internet --
Avoid volunteering personal information such as credit card and social security numbers, date of birth, etc. Avoid giving your real name or full name when you know it is unnecessary. Information passes through and can be searched by many computers. You could soon hear from people with fictitious identities and deceptive intentions. Or you may be 'spammed' with unending streams of messages from advertisers soliciting money (or subscriptions, labor, endorsements, or further personal information, ...). Or you might be impersonated elsewhere by con artists as they commit frauds.
As you browse, you may want always to disallow remote sites' reading (downloading) from or writing (uploading software 'cookies') to your computer. Your computer could be searched for private information or have information erased. Sites will ask to install their software to 'personalize' service or improve page appearance.
Finally, please, please don't believe everything you read on the Internet.July 18, 1998