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Every few days I go through my “spam” just to make sure legitimate comments, from you, dear followers, haven’t somehow been improperly filed. (Fortunately, it’s only happened a couple of times.) Nope, mostly I scroll down through the many comments, clicking away at the “delete permanently” option. In the process, I get a real look at the underbelly of internet marketing.There are countless offers for prescription drugs; weird, generic “posts” from shoe companies and purse manufacturers; even cleverly concealed, x-rated sites. (YUK. Skin-crawling CREEPY.) But this weekly ‘purge’ reminds me that yes, ultimately, we have control over what comes into our homes via the Net. Make sure your security settings are up-to-date. and please, if you have children or grandchildren in your home, supervise their computer use!

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