Messages leave few clues to teens' fate
In Web postings Lititz pair discusses soccer, prayer groups, computers, Music
Susan E. Lindt, And Aileen Humphreys,
The Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer Journal
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - David G. Ludwig and Kara Beth Borden never could have known their private Web sites would become public fodder.
The Lititz teenagers were whisked from public view Monday after their televised capture in Indiana, but their online diaries, or blogs, now are being consumed by the public.
They paint a picture of two teens interested in prayer, sports, computers, friends and "hanging out." Their lighthearted postings give little clue of the violent path their lives would take...
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There may be a few folks out in the Blogosphere operating under the erroneous assumption that blogs are somehow private affairs, that simply by not choosing to list something in a public directory makes information secure. Or that faculty, parents, employers, etc, can't get access to services like the Facebook, leaving one free to slander, discuss "secret" relationships, etc.
And let's not forget that there are some crazy nutjobs floating around cyberspace.
NOTHING is completely secure online. Never assume otherwise. Someone will always be able to track information down.
Want to protect your personal information and garauntee security? Try the old-fashioned paper journal.
The World Wide Web is the Wild West of information. And you never know, really, if those reading are the valant heroes in white hats or sinister villians in black hats.