On the Issue of Privacy

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Your Own Ghost

Your Own Ghost

Human
Mar 12, 2019
96
468
I’ve studied IT some and would like to share ways in which your privacy could be compromised on this site or any site. I share the concerns of many that I could say the wrong thing and then get a knock on my door. And as much as I think a tinfoil hat would be fashionable, I assure you that this is all current reality.

There’s a misconception among many that as long as you don’t use your real name on the internet then everything will be anonymous, but this is far from the truth. I saw a lot of deleted pictures in the introductory thread in response to talk about metadata, and so I’ll expand on that here.

  1. An IP, or Internet Protocol, address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. That includes the device you’re on now.
  2. Additionally, a MAC address is hardcoded to all physical devices meant to connect to a network. It’s a unique identifier. Sometimes this can be spoofed, but most often it’s not.
  3. A VPN can obscure your network details by making you appear somewhere you’re not, but a) they have to be trustworthy and many operate on little more than a promise, and b) they have to actually be doing what they say they’re doing, and some don’t or may cave easily at requests for information. VPN networks are also rife with affiliate sales promising the world and doing little. Some are speculated to be honeypots. Even if your VPN does everything it says it does, all it takes is one slip up on your part to give your personal information away.
  4. In investigations, you can also get identified by any number of factors combined in a profile about you. For example, when you visit a web page you reveal a lot of information about your computer setup, such as your operating system, browser, hardware, location, etc. Combined with this, your habits also come into play. When put together, a profile can be built of you that tracks the things you uniquely do.
  5. Your efforts toward privacy can be suspicious in itself. There was a guy who used the TOR network at his college to make a bomb threat. How’d he get caught? He was the only one who downloaded the TOR browser.
  6. Your username. If you’ve used your username before, all it takes is a Google search to find you. I think it was a guy who helped create the Silk Road who got busted by something like this. Authorities did a Google search and found one of his screen names posting stuff like “Hey have you guys heard of the Silk Road? I heard you can buy drugs and stuff anonymously.” An obvious promotion tactic.
  7. The collected bits of everything you post. Perhaps one time you reveal you’re 28 and from Antarctica. Another time you show your tattoo on your arm. And so on.
  8. The email you made your account with and all the information you gave away when you made that account.
  9. Metadata. This includes but is not limited to details such as camera settings, manufacturer, user settings, and even GPS. For example, several years ago, one of the hosts of the show Mythbusters had fans coming to his door because he posted a photo with metadata. Another example, police were able to bust a guy who produced child pornography by matching the metadata in one of the criminal photos to one of his social media family photos several years later that used the same camera.
  10. Reverse image search. If you reuse a photo, it can be found. Just like you how you type in “how to make apple pie”, anyone can paste your photo into an image search engine and see the results.
  11. Facial recognition. What once seemed like it was sci-fi is now in use everywhere. Casinos are the best example of this – as soon as you walk through the doors they match your face up with a profile of you so they know how to get the most money from your wallet. But online, a site like Facebook is most obvious when it knows who’s in a photo before you even tag them. I always wonder when this is going to occur to all the people on Pornhub.
  12. Facial recognition advanced. In England, for example, their CCTV system matches up criminals to personal details and they can arrest people years after the crime was committed - or they already have the details when the crime is committed. Guess what people’s most uniquely identifying facial feature is. Did you guess people’s ears?
  13. A program of everything. There’s an interesting Defcon Talk, which is a conference held every year about computer technology and security, about a program authorities use to put every bit of data they can find into a program and narrow it down into a specific circumstance. It’s far beyond what a human mind can piece together, and quite amazing. They’ve used it so far to catch everything from killers to rogue FBI agents. But you never know when technology such as that is in use and it has a way of trickling down to common use.
  14. And, what hasn’t been invented yet. Your data is being collected (and stolen) constantly. Even if you do everything to cover your identity now, that doesn’t mean your identity will be safe in the future.

I’m not an expert on computer technology (and that’s sort of the point – no matter how good you think you are, there’s always someone better at it), and so this isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s meant to give you an idea about your privacy not only on this site but all across the web. Feel free to correct me or add to the list.
 
J

Jean Améry

Visionary
Mar 17, 2019
911
3,037
I’ve studied IT some and would like to share ways in which your privacy could be compromised on this site or any site. I share the concerns of many that I could say the wrong thing and then get a knock on my door. And as much as I think a tinfoil hat would be fashionable, I assure you that this is all current reality.

There’s a misconception among many that as long as you don’t use your real name on the internet then everything will be anonymous, but this is far from the truth. I saw a lot of deleted pictures in the introductory thread in response to talk about metadata, and so I’ll expand on that here.

  1. An IP, or Internet Protocol, address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. That includes the device you’re on now.
  2. Additionally, a MAC address is hardcoded to all physical devices meant to connect to a network. It’s a unique identifier. Sometimes this can be spoofed, but most often it’s not.
  3. A VPN can obscure your network details by making you appear somewhere you’re not, but a) they have to be trustworthy and many operate on little more than a promise, and b) they have to actually be doing what they say they’re doing, and some don’t or may cave easily at requests for information. VPN networks are also rife with affiliate sales promising the world and doing little. Some are speculated to be honeypots. Even if your VPN does everything it says it does, all it takes is one slip up on your part to give your personal information away.
  4. In investigations, you can also get identified by any number of factors combined in a profile about you. For example, when you visit a web page you reveal a lot of information about your computer setup, such as your operating system, browser, hardware, location, etc. Combined with this, your habits also come into play. When put together, a profile can be built of you that tracks the things you uniquely do.
  5. Your efforts toward privacy can be suspicious in itself. There was a guy who used the TOR network at his college to make a bomb threat. How’d he get caught? He was the only one who downloaded the TOR browser.
  6. Your username. If you’ve used your username before, all it takes is a Google search to find you. I think it was a guy who helped create the Silk Road who got busted by something like this. Authorities did a Google search and found one of his screen names posting stuff like “Hey have you guys heard of the Silk Road? I heard you can buy drugs and stuff anonymously.” An obvious promotion tactic.
  7. The collected bits of everything you post. Perhaps one time you reveal you’re 28 and from Antarctica. Another time you show your tattoo on your arm. And so on.
  8. The email you made your account with and all the information you gave away when you made that account.
  9. Metadata. This includes but is not limited to details such as camera settings, manufacturer, user settings, and even GPS. For example, several years ago, one of the hosts of the show Mythbusters had fans coming to his door because he posted a photo with metadata. Another example, police were able to bust a guy who produced child pornography by matching the metadata in one of the criminal photos to one of his social media family photos several years later that used the same camera.
  10. Reverse image search. If you reuse a photo, it can be found. Just like you how you type in “how to make apple pie”, anyone can paste your photo into an image search engine and see the results.
  11. Facial recognition. What once seemed like it was sci-fi is now in use everywhere. Casinos are the best example of this – as soon as you walk through the doors they match your face up with a profile of you so they know how to get the most money from your wallet. But online, a site like Facebook is most obvious when it knows who’s in a photo before you even tag them. I always wonder when this is going to occur to all the people on Pornhub.
  12. Facial recognition advanced. In England, for example, their CCTV system matches up criminals to personal details and they can arrest people years after the crime was committed - or they already have the details when the crime is committed. Guess what people’s most uniquely identifying facial feature is. Did you guess people’s ears?
  13. A program of everything. There’s an interesting Defcon Talk, which is a conference held every year about computer technology and security, about a program authorities use to put every bit of data they can find into a program and narrow it down into a specific circumstance. It’s far beyond what a human mind can piece together, and quite amazing. They’ve used it so far to catch everything from killers to rogue FBI agents. But you never know when technology such as that is in use and it has a way of trickling down to common use.
  14. And, what hasn’t been invented yet. Your data is being collected (and stolen) constantly. Even if you do everything to cover your identity now, that doesn’t mean your identity will be safe in the future.
I’m not an expert on computer technology (and that’s sort of the point – no matter how good you think you are, there’s always someone better at it), and so this isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s meant to give you an idea about your privacy not only on this site but all across the web. Feel free to correct me or add to the list.
Interesting post. What VPN would you recommend that actually does the trick of protecting your identity? Other proposed security measure tips would also be greatly appreciated.
 
Your Own Ghost

Your Own Ghost

Human
Mar 12, 2019
96
468
I don’t want to overstep my knowledge, and so I’ll have to tell you that I don’t know as far as VPN recommendations go. But it’s my hope people will be more skeptical, at least, and definitely do research beyond Googling “best VPNs” or trusting an internet stranger. And it likely comes down to more of a case by case basis than would first appear – things like policies in a person’s home country, what the intentions are, overall sense of futility, etc.

At the very least, check your IP address online if you have a VPN. There are a lot of sites that are set up to tell what kind of info you’re giving away. If you have a VPN and the dot is over your house on Google maps, you’ve either been bamboozled or you haven’t set it up properly.
 
Pulpit2018

Pulpit2018

Wise
Oct 8, 2018
280
1,178
Its time for my contribution to this topic.

I am not going to just say delete Facebook,because you already know that.
First off lets start with the basic:
Make sure you have some basic security on your computer.Have a password manager.Dont use one password for more than two accounts.Keep your OS and anti-virus updated.Have back-ups.Encrypt important data.Block Third-party cookies and delete uneccesery cookies.
A site about general security and privacy: https://www.billdietrich.me/ComputerSecurityPrivacy
This site is really important because it not only offer tools,but tries to teach you proper privacy behavior!

Then we move into more specific privacy issues.
Lets see some useful sites:

https://amiunique.org/
See how identifiable your browser is.The goal here is to blend in with the crowd.Try to have settings that will not fingerprint you.Thats why Tor has some default settings,and it warns users not to make changes for example.

More fingeprinting and tracking related sites:
https://privacy.net/analyzer/
http://fingerprint.pet-portal.eu/
https://panopticlick.eff.org/

Sites about all sorts of privacy tools:
https://www.privacytools.io/ The most important privacy tools site!
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ Compare VPN and Email providers!
https://fried.com/privacy Guide
https://www.bestvpn.com/guides/the-ultimate-privacy-guide/ Guide
https://www.eff.org/ The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
https://alternativeto.net/ Alternative software
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/28/the-ultimate-online-privacy-test Test how much you leak info

Check the reddit privacy subs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy
https://www.reddit.com/r/degoogle

Use these important addons for Firefox:

1)Block Ads and Trackers with uBlock Origin
2)Automatically Delete Cookies with Cookie AutoDelete
3)Encryption with HTTPS Everywhere
4)Block Content Delivery Networks with Decentraleyes

5
)Disconnect Stop tracking by third-party sites and visualize who is tracking you
6)NoScript Take control of what is running in your browser by blocking unwanted scripts

Now lets try to REMOVE GOOGLE FROM OUR LIVES.
Google makes good products of course,but it is necessary to have an alternative!
Check out this MEGATHREAD.
I recommend replacing the google service with the following:

Browser ---> Firefox, TOR, Brave
Search Engine ---> DuckDuckGo, Startpage, searx.me
YouTube ---> Invidio.us,Bitchute,HookTube,NewPipe from F-Droid
Google Drive ---> NextCloud Server, Syncthing
Google Docs ---> LibreOffice
Google Maps ---> OpenStreetMaps,HereWeGo,Bing Maps,CalTopo
Google Mail ---> ProtonMail, Tutanota, Posteo
Google Calendar ---> NextCloud Server ,Etesync
Google Keep ---> Joplin,StandardNotes,Turtl
OS ---> Linux , Debian, Tails
Android OS ---> LineageOS
Google Play Store ---> F-Droid, Yalp-Store
Password manager ---> Bitwarden
Messaging ---> Signal,Wire,Telegram

Full guide to Degoogle: https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964
Full guide to Android without Google:
https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/ultimate-guide-using-android-without-google-0193735/
https://fossbytes.com/use-android-without-google-services-alternatives/

Lastly always keep up to date with the latest security and privacy news.
Learn the websites that have been compromised.Learn the methods and technologies the big companies use.
You must stay vigilant.

I leave with you with Mr.Snowden.
https://hooktube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI
 
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Jodes

Jodes

Illuminated
Nov 23, 2018
1,265
4,939
I’ve studied IT some and would like to share ways in which your privacy could be compromised on this site or any site. I share the concerns of many that I could say the wrong thing and then get a knock on my door. And as much as I think a tinfoil hat would be fashionable, I assure you that this is all current reality.

There’s a misconception among many that as long as you don’t use your real name on the internet then everything will be anonymous, but this is far from the truth. I saw a lot of deleted pictures in the introductory thread in response to talk about metadata, and so I’ll expand on that here.

  1. An IP, or Internet Protocol, address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. That includes the device you’re on now.
  2. Additionally, a MAC address is hardcoded to all physical devices meant to connect to a network. It’s a unique identifier. Sometimes this can be spoofed, but most often it’s not.
  3. A VPN can obscure your network details by making you appear somewhere you’re not, but a) they have to be trustworthy and many operate on little more than a promise, and b) they have to actually be doing what they say they’re doing, and some don’t or may cave easily at requests for information. VPN networks are also rife with affiliate sales promising the world and doing little. Some are speculated to be honeypots. Even if your VPN does everything it says it does, all it takes is one slip up on your part to give your personal information away.
  4. In investigations, you can also get identified by any number of factors combined in a profile about you. For example, when you visit a web page you reveal a lot of information about your computer setup, such as your operating system, browser, hardware, location, etc. Combined with this, your habits also come into play. When put together, a profile can be built of you that tracks the things you uniquely do.
  5. Your efforts toward privacy can be suspicious in itself. There was a guy who used the TOR network at his college to make a bomb threat. How’d he get caught? He was the only one who downloaded the TOR browser.
  6. Your username. If you’ve used your username before, all it takes is a Google search to find you. I think it was a guy who helped create the Silk Road who got busted by something like this. Authorities did a Google search and found one of his screen names posting stuff like “Hey have you guys heard of the Silk Road? I heard you can buy drugs and stuff anonymously.” An obvious promotion tactic.
  7. The collected bits of everything you post. Perhaps one time you reveal you’re 28 and from Antarctica. Another time you show your tattoo on your arm. And so on.
  8. The email you made your account with and all the information you gave away when you made that account.
  9. Metadata. This includes but is not limited to details such as camera settings, manufacturer, user settings, and even GPS. For example, several years ago, one of the hosts of the show Mythbusters had fans coming to his door because he posted a photo with metadata. Another example, police were able to bust a guy who produced child pornography by matching the metadata in one of the criminal photos to one of his social media family photos several years later that used the same camera.
  10. Reverse image search. If you reuse a photo, it can be found. Just like you how you type in “how to make apple pie”, anyone can paste your photo into an image search engine and see the results.
  11. Facial recognition. What once seemed like it was sci-fi is now in use everywhere. Casinos are the best example of this – as soon as you walk through the doors they match your face up with a profile of you so they know how to get the most money from your wallet. But online, a site like Facebook is most obvious when it knows who’s in a photo before you even tag them. I always wonder when this is going to occur to all the people on Pornhub.
  12. Facial recognition advanced. In England, for example, their CCTV system matches up criminals to personal details and they can arrest people years after the crime was committed - or they already have the details when the crime is committed. Guess what people’s most uniquely identifying facial feature is. Did you guess people’s ears?
  13. A program of everything. There’s an interesting Defcon Talk, which is a conference held every year about computer technology and security, about a program authorities use to put every bit of data they can find into a program and narrow it down into a specific circumstance. It’s far beyond what a human mind can piece together, and quite amazing. They’ve used it so far to catch everything from killers to rogue FBI agents. But you never know when technology such as that is in use and it has a way of trickling down to common use.
  14. And, what hasn’t been invented yet. Your data is being collected (and stolen) constantly. Even if you do everything to cover your identity now, that doesn’t mean your identity will be safe in the future.
I’m not an expert on computer technology (and that’s sort of the point – no matter how good you think you are, there’s always someone better at it), and so this isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s meant to give you an idea about your privacy not only on this site but all across the web. Feel free to correct me or add to the list.
The thing is, Snowden knew what he was doing. He was 100% caught. Get my drift there?

This data accumulates, anyone who can find you will. And the people with the most will get there first. Hackers are winning. But the police aren't far behind. So just stick to what's legal and you'll be fine. Watch for cross border complications.
 
Ruffian

Ruffian

Jumpin Jack Flash, it’s a gas gas gas
Jan 16, 2019
701
1,628
The thing is, Snowden knew what he was doing. He was 100% caught. Get my drift there?

This data accumulates, anyone who can find you will. And the people with the most will get there first. Hackers are winning. But the police aren't far behind. So just stick to what's legal and you'll be fine. Watch for cross border complications.
Except isn’t suicide still technically illegal in some countries?
 
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Final Escape

Existing somewhere between life and death
Jul 8, 2018
4,012
12,253
Its time for my contribution to this topic.

I am not going to just say delete Facebook,because you already know that.
First off lets start with the basic:
Make sure you have some basic security on your computer.Have a password manager.Dont use one password for more than two accounts.Keep your OS and anti-virus updated.Have back-ups.Encrypt important data.Block Third-party cookies and delete uneccesery cookies.
A site about general security and privacy: https://www.billdietrich.me/ComputerSecurityPrivacy
This site is really important because it not only offer tools,but tries to teach you proper privacy behavior!

Then we move into more specific privacy issues.
Lets see some useful sites:

https://amiunique.org/
See how identifiable your browser is.The goal here is to blend in with the crowd.Try to have settings that will not fingerprint you.Thats why Tor has some default settings,and it warns users not to make changes for example.

More fingeprinting and tracking related sites:
https://privacy.net/analyzer/
http://fingerprint.pet-portal.eu/
https://panopticlick.eff.org/

Sites about all sorts of privacy tools:
https://www.privacytools.io/ The most important privacy tools site!
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ Compare VPN and Email providers!
https://fried.com/privacy Guide
https://www.bestvpn.com/guides/the-ultimate-privacy-guide/ Guide
https://www.eff.org/ The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
https://alternativeto.net/ Alternative software
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/28/the-ultimate-online-privacy-test Test how much you leak info

Check the reddit privacy subs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy
https://www.reddit.com/r/degoogle

Use these important addons for Firefox:

1)Block Ads and Trackers with uBlock Origin
2)Automatically Delete Cookies with Cookie AutoDelete
3)Encryption with HTTPS Everywhere
4)Block Content Delivery Networks with Decentraleyes

5
)Disconnect Stop tracking by third-party sites and visualize who is tracking you
6)NoScript Take control of what is running in your browser by blocking unwanted scripts

Now lets try to REMOVE GOOGLE FROM OUR LIVES.
Google makes good products of course,but it is necessary to have an alternative!
Check out this MEGATHREAD.
I recommend replacing the google service with the following:

Browser ---> Firefox, TOR, Brave
Search Engine ---> DuckDuckGo, Startpage, searx.me
YouTube ---> Invidio.us,Bitchute,HookTube,NewPipe from F-Droid
Google Drive ---> NextCloud Server, Syncthing
Google Docs ---> LibreOffice
Google Maps ---> OpenStreetMaps,HereWeGo,Bing Maps,CalTopo
Google Mail ---> ProtonMail, Tutanota, Posteo
Google Calendar ---> NextCloud Server ,Etesync
Google Keep ---> Joplin,StandardNotes,Turtl
OS ---> Linux , Debian, Tails
Android OS ---> LineageOS
Google Play Store ---> F-Droid, Yalp-Store
Password manager ---> Bitwarden
Messaging ---> Signal,Wire,Telegram

Full guide to Degoogle: https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964
Full guide to Android without Google:
https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/ultimate-guide-using-android-without-google-0193735/
https://fossbytes.com/use-android-without-google-services-alternatives/

Lastly always keep up to date with the latest security and privacy news.
Learn the websites that have been compromised.Learn the methods and technologies the big companies use.
You must stay vigilant.

I leave with you with Mr.Snowden.
https://hooktube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI
You’re so smart :)
 
R

retarddd

-
Aug 10, 2018
74
163
Its time for my contribution to this topic.

I am not going to just say delete Facebook,because you already know that.
First off lets start with the basic:
Make sure you have some basic security on your computer.Have a password manager.Dont use one password for more than two accounts.Keep your OS and anti-virus updated.Have back-ups.Encrypt important data.Block Third-party cookies and delete uneccesery cookies.
A site about general security and privacy: https://www.billdietrich.me/ComputerSecurityPrivacy
This site is really important because it not only offer tools,but tries to teach you proper privacy behavior!

Then we move into more specific privacy issues.
Lets see some useful sites:

https://amiunique.org/
See how identifiable your browser is.The goal here is to blend in with the crowd.Try to have settings that will not fingerprint you.Thats why Tor has some default settings,and it warns users not to make changes for example.

More fingeprinting and tracking related sites:
https://privacy.net/analyzer/
http://fingerprint.pet-portal.eu/
https://panopticlick.eff.org/

Sites about all sorts of privacy tools:
https://www.privacytools.io/ The most important privacy tools site!
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ Compare VPN and Email providers!
https://fried.com/privacy Guide
https://www.bestvpn.com/guides/the-ultimate-privacy-guide/ Guide
https://www.eff.org/ The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
https://alternativeto.net/ Alternative software
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/28/the-ultimate-online-privacy-test Test how much you leak info

Check the reddit privacy subs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy
https://www.reddit.com/r/degoogle

Use these important addons for Firefox:

1)Block Ads and Trackers with uBlock Origin
2)Automatically Delete Cookies with Cookie AutoDelete
3)Encryption with HTTPS Everywhere
4)Block Content Delivery Networks with Decentraleyes

5
)Disconnect Stop tracking by third-party sites and visualize who is tracking you
6)NoScript Take control of what is running in your browser by blocking unwanted scripts

Now lets try to REMOVE GOOGLE FROM OUR LIVES.
Google makes good products of course,but it is necessary to have an alternative!
Check out this MEGATHREAD.
I recommend replacing the google service with the following:

Browser ---> Firefox, TOR, Brave
Search Engine ---> DuckDuckGo, Startpage, searx.me
YouTube ---> Invidio.us,Bitchute,HookTube,NewPipe from F-Droid
Google Drive ---> NextCloud Server, Syncthing
Google Docs ---> LibreOffice
Google Maps ---> OpenStreetMaps,HereWeGo,Bing Maps,CalTopo
Google Mail ---> ProtonMail, Tutanota, Posteo
Google Calendar ---> NextCloud Server ,Etesync
Google Keep ---> Joplin,StandardNotes,Turtl
OS ---> Linux , Debian, Tails
Android OS ---> LineageOS
Google Play Store ---> F-Droid, Yalp-Store
Password manager ---> Bitwarden
Messaging ---> Signal,Wire,Telegram

Full guide to Degoogle: https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964
Full guide to Android without Google:
https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/ultimate-guide-using-android-without-google-0193735/
https://fossbytes.com/use-android-without-google-services-alternatives/

Lastly always keep up to date with the latest security and privacy news.
Learn the websites that have been compromised.Learn the methods and technologies the big companies use.
You must stay vigilant.

I leave with you with Mr.Snowden.
https://hooktube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI
Brave and firefox aren’t safe, your best bet is either pale moon (but you have to change the config, check my latest post to see how you do it), ungoogled chrome or gnu icecat
 
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Fuzzy94

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Apr 12, 2019
23
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So can suicide prevention people find out who is using this site and track us down?
So can the suicide prevention people find out who is using this forum and track us down?

I'm in the UK by the way.
I didn't mean to type that sentence twice
I didn't mean to type that sentence twice
 
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Jolene40

Specialist
Oct 6, 2018
369
792
Because my brain is turning into cabbage soup some of your post was a little over my head.
Is it actually breaking any law being on this group and talking like we do? I honestly have no clue. Without wishing to sound very naive, what is it that we should be concerned with?
 
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TiredOfCoping

Veteran
Aug 2, 2018
151
458
@Jolene40 I think the original concern was somehow getting found out that you're suicidal and subsequently being put into a psych ward or having your CTB method removed. I don't know where the legal lines are for the information we're sharing.

My eyes begin to glaze over at the amount of information required to do information security, but some of the key things seem to be:
  • Use a VPN to hide your IP address from the site you visit.
  • Change your DNS so that your ISP does not know the sites you're visiting (e.g., https://....)
  • Use protonmail because, for example, gmail can be read by google.
  • Use a different username on each site. People can connect the dots or find you by your username if you use the same one.
  • Remove the metadata (e.g., location data) from pics before you post.
  • Edit: log out of google, facebook, etc before visiting this site since they use trackers. Logging out won't do that much because they cross-reference everything, but it wouldn't hurt.
I'd also add to logout and clear your cookies, browser history, etc. if someone else has access to the device you're using to visit this site. But don't forget your password! :)

Hope this helps.
 
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Jolene40

Specialist
Oct 6, 2018
369
792
@Jolene40 I think the original concern was somehow getting found out that you're suicidal and subsequently being put into a psych ward or having your CTB method removed. I don't know where the legal lines are for the information we're sharing.

My eyes begin to glaze over at the amount of information required to do information security, but some of the key things seem to be:
  • Use a VPN to hide your IP address from the site you visit.
  • Change your DNS so that your ISP does not know the sites you're visiting (e.g., https://....)
  • Use protonmail because, for example, gmail can be read by google.
  • Use a different username on each site. People can connect the dots or find you by your username if you use the same one.
  • Remove the metadata (e.g., location data) from pics before you post.
  • Edit: log out of google, facebook, etc before visiting this site since they use trackers. Logging out won't do that much because they cross-reference everything, but it wouldn't hurt.
I'd also add to logout and clear your cookies, browser history, etc. if someone else has access to the device you're using to visit this site. But don't forget your password! :)

Hope this helps.
Ah thankyou so much for that.

It is still beyond my comprehension that you feel like a criminal because life is so intolerable. Unreal.
 
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If we aren't actively encouraging suicide - particularly minors - then would anyone in authority / authority body care what we are saying? Would they have the time and resource to give a stuff? Considering how tight they are with their time and resource I can't imagine they'd be bothered seriously
 
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If we aren't actively encouraging suicide - particularly minors - then would anyone in authority / authority body care what we are saying? Would they have the time and resource to give a stuff? Considering how tight they are with their time and resource I can't imagine they'd be bothered seriously
the description says it's pro choice. what people read into things is up to them. it should be for adults. I am not encouraging anyone to kill themselves. I wish there was another way for me too but I've tried it all and I am very gateful for this site
 
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Jolene40

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Discokicks I think many on here like you don't want this. Having the choice when we are stuck in hideous hopeless situations is the only comfort for many. Pro choice is the best description definitely
 
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Basically the damage is already done. I haven't done enough to hide my presence here. I've been on the internet for 20 years... Now with smartphones they can track our every move/action. I wasn't careless but neither was i "enemy of the state like" covering my tracks. My license plate gets scanned almost every 10km's in any direction,payments via card,camera's in city's,whatever info i once put out on the internet and so on. I don't have the energy anymore to deal with any of this...

It's really good info nonetheless. Hope people can be more safe with your tips.
 
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Was a bit of a scare when the site went down for me last night.
I was paranoid enough to think it might be more than just a server problem, and that this site had been exposed and removed forever.
Such a relief to come back on here and see that everything (regarding the site, anyway) is fine.
 
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Yeah, if you don't want to deal with this 1984 stuff, then you have to live like a normal person in the 1970s and 1980s. So I don't see it as a big deal. Ditch the smartphone, ditch the internet etc. People shouldn't be spending so much time with technology, anyway. But yes, I do find it disturbing to know, we live under governments comprised of people who are control freaks. Because the majority of people, don't have anything illegal to hide or at least not so illegal, the authorities should be concerned. And who the hell wants to spy on a population when there are so many people into some nasty porn, anyway.
 
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