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May. 23rd, 2001 | 08:44 pm
mood: worriedworried

I just read a livejournal entry written by a woman whose girlfriend was attacked & raped. The claim was that her personal info was found via the internet and/or aol.

That got me thinking about how some of my personal information might be used to connect my online life back to my real life. This is most disturbing. I've taken steps to fix the things that I know about. I'll mention the methods I immediately knew about in private if someone's interested, but I don't want to write it in public yet.

I know "security through obscurity" is a bad policy, but it's all I've got for the moment.

So what kinds of things do people think are good ideas for protecting their identities?

PO Boxes, Voice Mail, cypherpunk email, or not worrying about it and think that my paranoia is getting the best of me?

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from: sensuousness
date: May. 23rd, 2001 09:06 pm (UTC)
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*bonk*

Will you stop it, already? Obsess about something happy for once, silly girl!

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: May. 23rd, 2001 09:26 pm (UTC)
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No. Can't do it.

The world is a big scary place... filled with monsters and creatures and nasty evil thingies like sociopaths and george w. bush.

Pant, pant, hyperventalate... more worry. yeah... hypertension's good for the heart.

Actually I was worried 'cause there was a way to remotely get my home address, and that bothered me.

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from: sensuousness
date: May. 24th, 2001 12:42 am (UTC)
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something positive

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Diane Trout

Warm fuzzies!

from: alienghic
date: May. 24th, 2001 01:05 am (UTC)
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Mmm....

solar panels...

Must worry... bad... stu.ff.f.... annnyyy...momen...nt

Happyness... clean energey, non-profit corporations, smile.

Thanks for the article it was rather nifty.

but now it's time for bed

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Monument

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from: marnanel
date: May. 24th, 2001 03:26 am (UTC)
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i think i can guess what it is. if i'm right, it has stuff about me (house number, home phone number) visible on file too, and i'm not too happy about it.

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