Internet Security

damn. those all seem like valid concerns to me. I'd love to know some of the answers as well. Though, I have to say, having interacted with the moderation team, I know MS is doing everything they can to make this a safe community in all ways possible.
 

CarbonTiger

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Use an email address unrelated to any account and a VPN, you're basically not tied to the info at that point, in general.
 
How hard would it be for someone to trace you back and dox you with the things you post?
Not that easy, I would guess, assuming you don't blare out things about your real life like your name, your address, your social security number, and so on.

More to the point, why would anyone do this? Are you a celebrity, or a billionaire? I think those of us with PTSD - that is, almost all of us - often struggle with paranoid thinking that can be so hard to get out of.

It pays to be careful. But it also pays to be realistic.
 

Troy86

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I read your thread with interest. I have no real idea of how it all works, how I get ads related to my internet activity. How is that possible. And now facial recognition. I have put my school photo of me from 1978 on my profile, the same year of my abuse. The same year I had photos taken of me, pornographic photos. Because of the amount of years between those photos being taken to when the internet started, I have always told myself they’re not on the internet. I have tried not to dwell on that thought. But now if there is some agency that could put it together and contact me. It’s a negative thought and not sure the impact it would have. Other than a very negative one. What’s the likely hood of that happening.
 

CarbonTiger

Registrant
I read your thread with interest. I have no real idea of how it all works, how I get ads related to my internet activity. How is that possible. And now facial recognition. I have put my school photo of me from 1978 on my profile, the same year of my abuse. The same year I had photos taken of me, pornographic photos. Because of the amount of years between those photos being taken to when the internet started, I have always told myself they’re not on the internet. I have tried not to dwell on that thought. But now if there is some agency that could put it together and contact me. It’s a negative thought and not sure the impact it would have. Other than a very negative one. What’s the likely hood of that happening.

probably not likely, I understand your worry though.

hackers suck but they aren't going to just waste their time on a single persons data ya know? Unless there is a vendetta against you we'll say. I doubt there is.

believe that our government is doing their best to collect data but also to protect its citizens. I know it may be hard to trust in that but its what i believe. That good people will do the right thing. But also, due your do-diligence and change-up your passwords.

I recommend using a Virtual Private Network or "VPN" this helps encrypt your data through wireless & wired networks.

anyway just my opinion...
Be well guys
-Ct
 
I'm super late to this party. My biggest concern would be someone hacking this site and stealing our personal info that we had to fill out to join. I don't recall what Info I provided but I image it includes my first and last name. That could be published. However hackers tend to go for sites they feel are bad. No one get's street cred for harassing abuse victims. They tend to like to punish those they feel have done something deserving of punishment. Email address is the other way to track you down. You can create an email address using Proton Mail. The advantage of Proton mail is that you are not required to provide any personal info. It can be a completely anonymous account with nothing pointing back to you. Add in a vpn and its even better. Proton mail is also free. They even have a phone app.
 
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