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Track Down Page Scrapers

Insert a unique token like the following into your page and see who references it on the Internet,

665bba58d7ef4a166d40ae3e5a32ac04756186cea3cef792269f4d7fc36017e9

To generate your own unique reference you can do something like the following,

echo -n yourname | shasum -a256

Replace the “yourname” string with anything sort of random and you will receive your own hash you can place into your page.  I’m not suggesting any of this is new or novel I’m just interested to see if this shows up in search results.  Enjoy!

Cloud Act Law Passed

In case you missed it the, Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act or better known the as CLOUD Act was recently passed.  The CLOUD Act expands the U.S. Governments reach of warrants and subpoenas to data stored by U.S. companies abroad.  The law was announced in the March 25, 2018 edition of the WSJ, U.S. Authorities Can Access Data Stored Overseas.

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