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Concern about WOL software

I was about to start a discussion and clicked to the 'Topic' section and the software somehow put up a list of various apparently random items that I had written about, not in connection with WOL.
Where and how did the WOL software pick up these items from my PC?
What else is it looking at?
How can the software do this?
This is not the only time I have noticed this. The other day I was trying to make a donation and the system pulled out an apparently random optional list of unconnected items including my email address AND THE PASSWORD, without my having attempted to enter it.
As it happens I have nothing that cannot be made public (although the password is worrying) but it is still a concern.
Thank providence that I don't do internet banking.
PS this is probably the wrong place for this - but I'd like to know if anyone else has seem similar occurrences.

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 02:15 pm
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Big Sal

Hey Alan, if I remember correctly, Ray Pool had to deal with a similar issue. You may try messaging him, or the WOL main team directly to try and get some answers.

Sorry I could not be of more help, but I saw your post and thought, "Hey why not?"
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 02:40 pm
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Thanks Sal; I've sent an email to 'system', would that be the right place?
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 02:53 pm
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Big Sal

Paul Emberson, I saw Anya tell another user, is the person to contact for technical support.

Hope this helps.
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 04:37 pm
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Hello Alan,

Write Out Loud does not collect any information from your computer, only what you provide on the site.

This is most likely the browser collecting the information and then attempting to autocomplete boxes based on this. Please could you check your browser settings for any data collection / autocomplete options.


Tue, 1 Jan 2019 06:08 pm
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Thanks Paul: it's only WOL that does this but I will try to check - I don't recall any option being set in the browser.
Wed, 2 Jan 2019 11:32 am
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