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Readers who value their internet privacy will be interested to know that prime.tops.gwu.edu:https is spying on the traffic to and from this blog. This server is connecting to your computer.Confirmation of this was achieved using TCPView.exe (available from microsoft.com), which is a handy little executable that shows all connections to your computer. Try it, you'll see what I'm describing. You can also open your command line window and enter "netstat" and that will show connections.What is interesting is that the prime.tops.gwu.edu connection will remain after you move to another www page.Spying of this sort is reprehensible, and, fortunately, easily subverted.If you have a firewall (which you should have!), set it to block out this range of IPs:126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52This will prevent that server from connecting to your computer and monitoring your traffic.This will absolutely no effect on your access to this page (which resides on a different server--web.bloglines.com).
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