wtf everyones info.s out in the open

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by SnakierGrizzly, Dec 15, 2017.

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    SnakierGrizzly

    SnakierGrizzly Well-Known Member

    i knew you could gather some info on a person but damn..i just googled my self and for 99 c on dozens of sites you can get a pile of info on a person its crazy ,they showed me my record, current residence, list of family member., cell, places most frequented..etc
    i could probably find out my godamn shoe size if i throw another dollhair there way..they can't pinpoint me in real time but dam .. anyways i don't like it
    i know theres not a way to erase myself completely ;but i haven't had any type of social media accounts in like ten years; i always use an alias,i use a vpn when necessary and i need an alternative to that for surfing on a regular browser... is there a way to put a dent in the info.thats already out there or a way to prevent further info from leaking ...i know no ones trying to look me up but it bugs the shit outta me that a stranger can find my home if all he knows is my name

    heres one of the urls here if anyone wants 2 give it a whirl:

    https://www.beenverified.com
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Do you use a debit/credit card when shopping? Do you have a phone line and/or mobile phone? Do you have store loyalty cards? Have you ever ordered anything online?

    How big a list do you want?

    The only way to stop anyone getting your info in these modern times is to go completely off the grid with no mains electricity, gas or water, have no landline or mobile phone, no internet connection, no bank account, no credit/debit card and bank account, buy everything with cash and never give any details to anyone "for their records" as everyone will sell on some details you would class as "personal" whether you like it or not.
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    you can scrub (opt-out) of a lot of this stuff but it takes some effort, ie: faxing copies of your DL to the public records consolidators (Intelius, Spokeo).

    scroll down to the bottom of this link
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-remove-yourself-from-people-search-websites/

    others
    https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/j1mit/how_to_remove_yourself_from_all_background_check/
    https://www.lifewire.com/remove-personal-information-from-internet-3482691

    you also have to make sure you remove outdated search results from Google
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    LOL let's stop and think about that one for a moment :blsmoke:
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    I know, I know, sounds counterintuitive to SEND stuff to them but it did work in my case, at least for the info publicly available on Google searches. Course won't help against the "G", but I like to think stops some SF type internez crazies. Using my IRL, 20 some year old Hotmail (MicrosoftMail (!)) Email address in the beginning here and there online was a mistake (and passing up the opportunity to buy in IPO of both Amazon and Google). But WTF did I know 25 years ago ;)

    "Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic. Baloney.

    Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works

    Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure."


    Cliff Stoll Astronomer, author, teacher, past SysAdmin Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Newsweek 2/26/1995
     
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    Dr.Pecker

    Dr.Pecker Well-Known Member

    Whatever dude. Everyone knows all you need to do to get past all that shit is to delete system 32 out of your task manager.
     
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    SnakierGrizzly

    SnakierGrizzly Well-Known Member

    doesnt sound too bad, i have social anxietty anyways so im already used to bein alone , now i i jus gotta learn how to live off the land
     
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