On the Issue of Privacy

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Gummy

Gummy

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Mar 28, 2018
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I've done everything wrong. Used the same usernames everywhere, using Google, using Chrome. Can't pay for a VPN. Am I too late to hide stuff?
 
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UnluckyFew

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I've done everything wrong. Used the same usernames everywhere, using Google, using Chrome. Can't pay for a VPN. Am I too late to hide stuff?
Some things may not be possible to undo. But there's no need to expose even more information about yourself going forward, so better late than never, I suppose. :)
 
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UnluckyFew

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Apr 1, 2020
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Looks like I'm fucked, as I always am.
It depends on what you mean by "fucked" and what you have exposed and how sensitive that information is. Just do your best going forward and perhaps do some spring cleaning such as changing passwords, use a password manager, use separate usernames on different platforms and other good things mentioned in this guide. Things may not be as bad you think.
 
Gummy

Gummy

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Mar 28, 2018
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Feels like I've shared and opened some dumb and sensitive things already.
 
Genetics

Genetics

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Apr 8, 2020
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I have protonvpn, changed my DNS, but I can't change my MAC address, used the terminal and macdaddyx. i'm planning on destroying my devices before doing it, but i have to make sure it kills me
My dad was a hardware/software designer for Honeywell. He committed suicide in 2013. I am sure he used a forum like this, if not this one, to research and discuss his plans. Probably for at least 2 weeks. He was a pretty smart guy.

When the cops came to the house to pick up his body they took with them:
My dad
His inert gas bottle, tubing, bag
The took my parents laundry hamper and contents

Even though he had a home office with a computer they didn't take it or even look at it.

What he did do was to delete all of his programs and files, then wipe his computer using a DoD algorythim using the highest number of passes on the hard drive. He then reloaded his financial software and restored that data.

Phones I don't know as I don't use my phone for this purpose and I've heard that even doing a factory reset doesn't get rid of all of your information.

Plus he broke the law by committing suicide, as it is illegal in the USA. What were the cops going to do? Arrest him?

No they weren't concerned with his computer, just his dirty clothes.
 
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deadpixels

deadpixels

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May 2, 2020
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What's the purpose of using tor/proxies/vpn to use this site if we can't register from them? Unless someone registers from some public wifi, what protection do you get from hiding your ip in subsequent uses?
And if this site doesn't log ips, then why use proxies?
 
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SpareWheel

SpareWheel

I go on holidays by mistake
May 4, 2020
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I genuinely have nothing to hide so VPNS and whatnot are wasted on me. All I do on the net is read the news, football and gaming stuff, and watch porn, fully legal porn with women that have crows feet and grey hairs most likely behind the make up and peroxide. Oh, and I come on here now, I couldn't care less if the cops know I'm gonna top myself, ain't like they'll try stopping me.

It's genuinely creepy reading the first post though, very 1984. It's beyond belief how people can be stalked nowadays, often totally oblivious to the fact. I thought I was tech savvy but a lot of the points were new to me. I must have been secretly aware of it all, I googled my real name and couldn't find myself anywhere online, not even on page 6. Old handles however, very easy to find. But then there's a lot of them that aren't me. There's likely a lot of SpareWheels all over the world too.
 
SunInTheShade9

SunInTheShade9

Soon.
May 21, 2020
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Everyone not familiar with these things should read this post. Nothing on the internet is private, and nothing can ever be truly deleted.
Thank you, OP. Xx