Lumeniki:Privacy policy

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Unlike your government and your IAP, Lumenos cares about your informed consent. This is clearly evident when noting the amount of time ey put into writing this page, that will likely be read by no one.

If you are reading this at http://lumeniki.referata.com/ , than Referata is this wikifarm (host) (although other wikifarms may get your IP address also). Currently, Lumenos doesn't know or interact with these people, any more than what is revealed on this page. (Getting a wiki like this is easier than getting a free email box, that is if you already have an email box to get your wiki.)

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[edit] "Anonymous" reading or editing

"I was able to edit Lumeniki at Referata, without logging on, through the Tor network but it required that I enable scripting and do a captcha. Lumenos 00:34, June 20, 2009 (UTC)" Tor is supposedly vulnerable to traffic analysis so if you (continually) do something reeeally bad offensive, you could be hunted down. Tor exit nodes have been known to be run by spies who steal e-mail passwords, for example. Using Tor may do more to put you on the suspicious radar, than not using it.

[edit] Editing a lumenikiRef

If you attempt to edit a MediaWiki wiki without logging on (last time Lumenos checked) you will get a warning and the CAPTCHA, so it is pretty difficult to do by accident, so long as the software requires this. If you do edit the wiki without logging on, your IP address will appear publicly, in the history tab (located near the top of the article). If create an account and you log on, your username will appear instead.

If you are not using an anonymous proxy, Lumenos or other admins (who may be appointed later), can probably see your IP address, no matter if you are logged on or not. You should probably assume that your IP will remain in the wiki logs forever.

[edit] What Lumenos might do with your IP

Lumenos can be quite tolerant in eir perception, and will probably try rationalist consequism with someone first, but, if they are continually decreasing the lumenotability of articles, Lumenos (or admins appointed by em) may ban their IP address from editing the wiki (for a time).

Lumenos currently don't know much about traffic analysis, but ey'd like to learn (preferably not the hard way).

[edit] What an IP address can reveal

What else could be done with an IP address? Oh maybe learn anything else you been doing on the Internet and tell everybody or (if you're lucky) just blackmail you.

[edit] Reading a MediaWiki wiki

If you're just reading this wiki, Lumenos (currently the only administrator, etc) doesn't know how to see your IP addy, if ey can.

Referata (the wikifarm host) probably can see your IP address when you view any page in their domain.

[edit] Referata

Referata's statement on privacy can be found at Referata:Privacy policy. Yaron Koren is the only one person Lumenos knows of, who is running Referata. He has always been prompt, considerate, and knowledgeable, in responding to email or his talk page. This should give you some idea of his political leanings. You can see some of his comments on Referata privacy or ask questions about these public wikis here. Lumenos 00:34, June 20, 2009 (UTC)"

[edit] Other wikifarms

Lumenos copies backups to other wikifarms. Ey thinks these will have eir username ("Lumenos") instead of your's, even if you are the last editor of an article (but ey's not certain of this even), so long as ey is only copying the most recent version, but now that ey thinks about it, if there are other people editing this wiki, ey will probably be backing up the entire history, in which case ey will also probably want to test restoring the entire history to the other wiki farms. So assume that any current or future wiki farm could get your IP address (even real scary Illuminati fortresses, such as Wikia, where Lumeniki may have to go if Referata, Wikinfo, Wiki-site, and EditThis.info become unsuitable. That'd mean probably changing the license to G"F"DL which is not out of the question if this is what the people want).


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