Behind the scenes, we refer to them as 'Spybots'. They gather information by scanning most everything that is posted in the Forum in open posting areas. That is why we have a couple Rules (6.1a and 6.2a) in place, plus an unofficial advisory, to not post personal or confidential information in the forum or in a your profile. We take Forum and member security very seriously.
Thank you, Pastor Gary. I understand this now, being semi-technical, but where do they come from ? Who put them there ? To whom do they report ? Google or Admin here ? Are they controlled and to what extent ?