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Information Collection and Use
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Security
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If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to support@shemes.com.

Notification of Changes
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  Latest news  
Oct 26th 2017
We are moving over to 64 bit IDs for the GrabIt Search results in November because we are growing to over 4,294,967,295 entries in the GrabIt Search engine. Unfortunately the old code in GrabIt is unable to handle these large numbers.

So I did some work on GrabIt this week to enable GrabIt to handle the ever increasing size of the GrabIt Search engine. Please update as soon as possible, or at least if you get the 'No articles for this Grab' error message somewhere in November.

Apr 15th 2017
Made some changes to the backend system to improve the speed of the Members Only page. It should now come up immediately, even for long time members with multiple years worth of statistics.

Apr 9th 2017
Fixed some small bugs and did some performance enhancements on GrabIt since the 1.7.4 release was a quick release to fix the GrabIt Search problems. The updated version is now available in the form of GrabIt 1.7.4 Beta 2. Happy grabbing!

Apr 8th 2017
Did a lot of work on the GrabIt Search in the last few weeks. It is now better at searching for partial words. The search also returns better results for complex searches and exact matches with special characters. If something doesn't behave as expected please let us now using the support. I'm behind answering questions but I'm going to spend a lot of time to get back to everybody in the next few days.

Mar 1st 2017
Usenet has been growing so quickly in the last month that I was having problems keeping the GrabIt Search engine up to date and running correctly. I installed some extra hardware last week to compensate, but now we have reached a technical limit inside GrabIt 1.7.3 so it can't download articles newer than January 2017 (The 'No articles for this Grab' error message).

I just finished moving into a different house and I didn't have time to work on GrabIt 2.0 at this time. But since the GrabIt Search is not usable at the moment, I will release a patch to fix GrabIt 1.7.3 today. Please stay tuned. Sorry for the inconvenience and the wait.

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