Number Your Days Privacy Understanding
Updated: December 30, 2015
God knows everything. “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28). “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:4-5). “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33). God is “perfect in knowledge” (Job 37:16). In God “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3).
God knows you. “You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb” (Psalm 139:13). “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). The “very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30). “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:16). “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:16).
God knows your heart. “You, O Lord know the hearts of all” (Acts 1:24). “God knows the heart” (Acts 15:8). “I know the things that come into your mind” (Ezekiel 11:5). “For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:1-4). “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:10).
You will be known. “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). “I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36). This would include words communicated over ephemeral messaging services like Snapchat. You can “be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things” (1 John 3:20). “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13). “So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts” (Isaiah 6:5).
God will judge. “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him” (Daniel 2:22). “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13). “They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face” (Hosea 7:2). At the end of our days, “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). “God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” (Romans 2:16). “Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:24).
There is Good News. “Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding” (Job 36:5). “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16) “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved’” (Romans 10:9-13). “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). This includes you, right now, reading this document.
God has a plan. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God's great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). “Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them” (Isaiah 42:9). “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:10).
The Internet is public. Within any local area network (LAN) and some wide area networks (WAN), unless the firewall settings are restricted, network traffic is visible to all devices connected to the network. Each device normally takes only the information intended for itself, and ignores the rest. However, packet sniffers allow a device to listen to communications traffic intended for other devices. Unless they are encrypted, any Web site or Internet communications are transmitted back and forth in clear text and visible to anyone sniffing Internet traffic. Web sites that are labeled as “secure” are those that have encrypted the communications. Others could intercept that encrypted information, but that information is still somewhat secure as long as no one is able to break the encryption on those communications.
Internet communications contains partially identifyable information. Even anonymous browsing traffic includes a couple basic pieces of information: your IP address, and your user agent. In your case, your IP address is: “22.214.171.124” Internet providers keep records in order to match IP addresses and timestamps to specific identified users. Your user agent includes information about your device operating system, the specific software used to access the Web, and version numbers. In your case, your user agent address is: “CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)” This is information your device gives to every Web site you visit. This can cut both ways as some Web servers transmit details about themselves to Web browsers.
Passwords can be used without storing them. Passwords can be encrypted with a trap-door algorithm into a hash and stored. When verifying a user for log-in purposes, the entered password is encrypted into a hash and compared with the stored hash. This is the method for Number Your Days.
Cookies are used to log in to a Web site. The Web is a stateless technology, meaning there's no built-in login mechanism for creating a connection that persists from one user activity to another. No Web site would retain users if users had to log in every time they clicked on anything. To get around this limit, Web sites use a browser's built-in mechanism for storing and retrieving information on a user's browser or device. The place of storing this information is called a cookie. This is the most common way of creating a logged in state for a Web site. One way of using cookies is after a username and password are verified, a Web site generates a session ID, and then stores the username and session ID on the server and in a cookie, and a logged in state is established. This is the method for Number Your Days.
Any service on the Internet has people who can access information it stores. Even at Google, at least some of the site reliability engineers have access to user information including their emails. Any content you store in the proverbial cloud, meaning hosted on a company's servers, unless your information is encrypted based on a password or application key, your information is accessible to people maintaining those systems, and even then, encryption can be broken. The Internet is no place to hide. If you are planning to be one of the “inventors of evil things” (Romans 1:30), you may “enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season” (Hebrews 11:25), but you can “be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). Number Your Days is certainly no exception to these principles, nor is anything else on the Internet. Users should make their own determinations as to the consistency of the behavior of this site in accordance with the presentations of its intents. Number Your Days reserves the right to access any information stored anywhere on its systems at any time with or without notice.
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Not all encryption is electronic. If users devise their own codes and meanings and communicate using those codes, then as long as the key remains secure, those encrypted communications are secure, even if visible in plain sight. Such a key may exist in an analog offline format. It is worth noting that encoding of messages can have good purposes. Privacy has its place. There are steps users themselves can take to ensure and retain responsibility for their own privacy. As long as these intents or activities are not sinful or evil, Number Your Days does not and has no reason to discourage their use.
False prophets have no safe harbor here, particularly those making astrological claims. While the Number Your Days structure of information and user experience, particularly about the future, could be perceived to lend well to horoscopes, it should be clearly understood that content with generic claims of a personal nature applied to a broad range people may meet a swift demise. Number Your Days makes no claims as to the enforceability of this principle, but that is the intent. It should also be noted that if such content was placed anywhere on this site through a paid mechanism, that merchant should expect that content could be permanently removed at any time. Refunds may or may not be issued at the sole discretion of Number Your Days. Astrological content is considered a violation of Number Your Days principles of operations. “You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying” (Leviticus 19:26). “I will cut off sorceries from your hand, And you shall have no soothsayers” (Micah 5:12). “Therefore do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers, or your sorcerers” (Jeremiah 27:9). Number Your Days reserves the right to actively cut off any such activity and aggressively prevent any use of its services for similar purposes.
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