Originally created 06/20/06

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AROUND TOWN

TODAY

TRAVELING TROOP SESSION: The Girl Scouts, Central Savannah River Council, will hold the session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St. Participants will learn about Augusta history and make visors for a walk along the levee. Another session will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road. For more information, Call (706) 774-0505 or (800) 997-2472.

SOCIETY MEETING: The Augusta Rose Society will hold its June meeting at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension. The guest speaker will be Sandy Lundberg. Call (803) 502-0252.

WEDNESDAY

MOVIES AT IMPERIAL: L'Enfant (The Child) will be shown Wednesday-Friday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., as part of the Indies at the Imperial series, which will show an independent film each week through July. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets cost $6 for regular admission and $4 for seniors, students and military. Call (706) 722-8341.

THURSDAY

PARK IT FOR MUSIC: Lillie Morris and Friends will perform at 7 p.m. at Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta, as part of the free Music in the Park concert series. Visitors can bring chairs and a picnic supper. For more information, call (803) 442-7588.

FRIDAY

BENEFIT TOURNAMENT: The United Way/ALS Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. at Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken. Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishers, longest drive and closest to the pin. Call (803) 208-3991 for more information.



ONLINE PRIVACY

Using Web logs ("blogs") and online diaries or posting messages online can let you express yourself, but they also give people ways to find out information about you that you don't want public. Remember, the Internet is public and can be read by anyone - including your bosses, potential employers and people who wish to do you harm or take advantage of you. Here are some tips on how to blog anonymously, and these tips are also good to remember when you post on public message boards online.

- Use a pseudonym and don't give away any identifying details about your workplace. Such details include things like where you're located, how many employees there are and the specific sort of business you do. Never use real names or post pictures of yourself. Don't use pseudonyms that sound like the real names they're based on.

- Remember that almost any kind of personal information can give your identity away - your birthday, your type of cat or dog, etc. Be as general as you can.

- Don't blog at work or school. You could get into trouble for using company resources such as an Internet connection to maintain your blog, and corporate eyes can see what you're writing about.

- Limit your audience. Many online services, including LiveJournal and MySpace, allow you to designate individual posts or your entire blog as available only to those who have the password, or to whom you've designated as friends.

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation