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“Brave” Browser – a more secure and private browsing experience recommended

I recommend using the Brave browser for browsing, particularly Archives BBS.

Archives BBS is a content delivery system for the photographic, video and text works of Felix Dartmouth. Typically, I do not give technical advice on computer use, or “tips” on a great online experience.

There have been numerous browsers available over the years, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox are among the most popular. I have tended toward using Chrome.

I am not a conspiracy theorist, and I am an avid user of both Facebook and Google and also of Microsoft and Apple. These are wonderful companies, and they make my life easier. However, several years ago, I started to notice something. Purchasers of my videos may know that I purchase wardrobe for models. So, when I would browse an apparel site, such as nastygal.com, on Chrome, I would go to Facebook, and be presented with a nastygal.com ad. Or, if we were planning a family trip, and a family member sent me an email about it on gmail, then, when I went to dailymail.com, I would be presented an ad for the same airline that we were considering flying.

What is happening is that my information is being “passed around” to these various sites. I’m not being told to whom it is being passed, or why or when. I’m certainly not being paid, and I’m not given any obvious way to “opt out”.

I have the right to privacy. If I go to dailymail.com to read about the latest celebrity gossip, I don’t want my browser telling them “hey, this dude shops at nastygal.com – pitch him some apparel websites”!

If I deposited a paycheck at the bank, say for $600.00, and I went to a cocktail party, I don’t want the teller coming up to me when I am talking to someone and saying, “Hey, Felix, I’ll bet that $600 that you deposited today sure won’t go far” !

Many of us utilize ad blockers, and that’s one way to go, but blocking the ad means that you would have been presented the ad in the first place. Also, often, content sites, like major newspapers will not allow you to read content, unless you disable the ad-blocker. Many of us lack the technical savvy to install and maintain ad blockers.

As an easy example, let’s take a look at Brave Browser as it brings up FaceBook. If you click the “shield” it reports the action that it took for the FaceBook site:

So, we see that when we load Facebook, there are 20 cross-site trackers. Many of them refer back into Facebook programs, and many of the others refer over to Google. They all take time to load, they all waste time and resources, and they all disclose things about you that you are not aware of.

The Brave browser blocks these cross-site trackers by default.

When you browse with Chrome, you are handing over information to Google, which hands it off to Facebook, which hands it off to Amazon, etc. ad infinitum.

For this reason, I recommend the Brave browser for Archives BBS browsing and actually for all the sites you browse.

I would like to note that Archives BBS is a “Brave Verified Creator”. That means that Archives BBS might be eligible to receive “BAT” or “Basic Attention Tokens”.

2015 In Review – Bondage at Archives BBS + History

2015 In Review – Bondage at Archives BBS + History

I haven’t written a “year in review” article for many years, but I thought I would go ahead and knock one out!

A bit of background:  Archives BBS started on February 9, 1993 as a BBS (bulletin board system) using Synchronet software and 3 telephone lines.  I had been photographing beautiful women in bondage as early as 1978, and I had uploaded several images to the BBS system “Rusty ‘N Edies” that consisted of women locked in the stocks at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

I got a response that was wildly in excess of my expectations.  The I placed several photographs of the lovely model Dana.  Again, the downloads and accolades were incredible.

Dana in shoulder strap bondage
Dana in shoulder strap bondage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, when I started my own board, I was delighted to get traffic from all over the world, indeed, people were paying long-distance charges overseas to get to my system.

I did the first shooting targeted for online display with Diana on February 22, 1994.  My marketing consisted of simply placing my URL on my photographs, www.archw.com showing that we hand bondage at Archives BBS.

In January, 1996 the world wide web became accessible to “normal” people, though expensive and I started my system using O’Reilly “Web Site” software.  My subscriber base jumped quite a bit.  I know a lot of producers lament that the good times are really behind us, and I think they are right.  My subscriber base peaked in about 2002, but I remember the wise sayings of Bill Majors:  “There is always a market of fresh, original material.”  I have found this to be true!  The competition may be tough, but to other producers, whom I wish well, I am that tough competition. Continue reading 2015 In Review – Bondage at Archives BBS + History

Archives BBS FAQ/About

What is Archives BBS?

Archives BBS is a producer of bondage photography, video and text files. Archives BBS bondage oriented programs are lighthearted, fun, tasteful and feature beautiful women in strict bondage. While Archives BBS products do not show any type of explicit sexual conduct, they may be considered adult oriented.

18 U.S.C. Sec. 2257 Compliance Notice

All models, actors, actresses and other persons that appear on archw.com were over the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the creation of such depictions.

The records required pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 2257 and C.F.R. 75 are kept by the custodian of records, L M Corpening, 440 Louisiana # 900, Houston, TX 77002.

The title of this material is archw.com and various and is an ongoing work originally produced from 1978 to the present date and first released online on Archives BBS on Feb. 9, 1993.

How can I access your entire archive of photographs, stories, and video files?

My archive is now offline, and cannot be accessed at the present time.  

In what online bondage video formats to you publish?

Archives BBS currently produces in MP4 format.  Past formats have included WMV, MOV and DV.

What happened to the subscription site?

The subscription site is no longer operating.  

Help! I can’t order physical DVD’s anymore. What happened?

Physical DVD’s are a thing of the past. We no longer produce physical DVD’s nor do we offer service by mail.

I just viewed an image on the system and I want to save it. How do I do that?

For most browsers, you right-click on the image with your mouse, and select “save image as”. Check to make sure that the filename is correct (for example “image.jpg”) and make sure that your file is being placed where you want it on your hard drive, then select “Save” or “OK”.

How do charges for Archives BBS products appear on my credit card statement?

Charges for Video Downloads appear as “Archives BBS”.

I am worried about receiving unsolicited e-mails and snail-mails – do you mail me anything I don’t ask for?

No, Archives BBS only e-mails you regarding the status of your subscription, or to acknowledge orders. We don’t use the US mail at all. You will not be “spammed” by us.

We have a Email-List which we encourage you to join if you are of majority age and wish to keep up with Archives BBS activities.  

I want to order a video, but don’t want to be embarrassed when the package arrives. What does your packaging look like?

We no longer offer service by mail.  You will not receive any mail from us.

Do I need any special computer system to use Archives BBS?

No. Any operating system browser will work with Archives BBS.  We see access from Windows, Unix, Safari, and IOS on our system.  

I remember a really neat image series, but I have no idea how to find it. Do you have an index?

Yes, Archives BBS implemented a database system for all published files. The interface to this database is the File Finder, a member accessible feature. With this, you can find files by part of the filename, by date, by Archives BBS model, or by a string in the description.

(Update – the Filefinder system no longer indexes all the files – it may be reinstated in the future. 3/16/2019)

I really like this model on your system. Can you give me her e-mail address or phone number?

No. The identity of the models is confidential.

I really like your “Pi Kappa Lambda” (PLK) and “An Easy Job” (AEJ) text file series. Can you mail me the full text file?

(Those text files are not released an an entire story – they are published in segments.)  This is now obsolete!  Complete text files are now available on amazon.com for Kindle!

Bondage Sorority 1:  Pi Lambda Kappa
Bondage Sorority 2:  Pi Lambda Kappa
Bondage:  Campus Parking Ticket Roundup 1
Bondage: Assignment in Mexico (also known as “An Easy Job”)

I hope you enjoy these complete bondage text files by Felix Dartmouth!

Do you do custom video or photo sets?

Sorry, no. I only produce for general release. If you like, however, send me your ideas and I may incorporate some of your ideas in a future video.

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updated 4/7/2020