The end of internet anonymity - rofl

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  1. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    This article, while informative, is based on a very incorrect premis:

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/25/end-internet-anonymity/?intcmp=hpff

    It talks about the end of anonymity on the internet. The problem with that is that there has never been anonymity on the internet. Since the second person got online it has been possible to find out who anyone is. The good news for most of us is that we aren't worth the effort. Yet.
     
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  2. David2015

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    Yep! I guess everyone has a IP address that can be tracked... just depends how hard someone wants to follow the trail back to it.
     

  3. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    So, you're saying that in Hillary Clinton's America, not only will our Social Security number be tattooed on our arm, but our government-assigned, permanent IP address, too?

    Help me, Mr. Wizard!
     
  4. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    You can track it so far. If you are using a public network or computer (say at one of those old "Cyber Cafe's" or a college computer lab without a login) then you might be somewhat safe, but even then if someone can place you at the computer they've got you.

    Honestly I didn't think of those scenarios when I wrote my OP but public computers are so rare these days (everyone has their own stuff) that I don't think those are a factor.
     
  5. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    Public computers are rare, but not public wifi. Unsecured residential wifi has become rare these days but still exists as well.
     
  6. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

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    I'm still anonymous enough to tell each and everyone one of you to go to hell.
     
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  7. David2015

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    I understand that is how the military is getting a number of the terrorists with drone strikes. They track their e-mail & texts back to the originating IP address.. which is usually a mobile device.. then use GPS to find the device's location. Then.....
    Bang.jpg
     
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    Ahhhh... but does that include Eric too? :whistling:
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I doubt the military will send a drone strike against Eric . . .but it will result in an epic thread, if they do.
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Next you'll tell us you're really form AK, not SC.
     
  11. JohnnyE

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    Has anyone noticed how similar ERIC and EPIC are? Just sayin' ;)
     
  12. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    It's all about misdirection. I like to keep my enemies confused.
     
  13. MajJamesMcFarlane

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    Uhhhh, those are called "static IP's" and used by pretty much every business and most tech savvy people.
     
  14. RenegadeGlocker

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    There has always been anonymity on the Internet if you know what you are doing. Prior to .com boom (say 1995) it was trivially easy. Now it takes a little more work but nothing too hard.
     
  15. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    I feel about the internet the same way I feel about not having a Facebook account.

    My life is not interesting enough to waste bandwidth on. And I'm happy it's that way, too.
     
  16. GamerGirl

    GamerGirl 100% Relevant

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    When was there Internet anonymity?


    This is the first im hearing of this.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    One day, most everything you have transmitted over the internet will be available for everyone to read and know who wrote it. It might even happen in your lifetime and certainly at some point after.

    Your most intimate thoughts to lovers (and probably pictures)
    Your most intimate thoughts about others.
    Jokes told in jest to trusted people that are vile, racial and insensitive.
    Your weakest moments.
    Your finances.
    The most raw things you said behind a veil of anonymity.
    Your hidden secrets.

    In a voyeuristic world, people are looking at you as well. Its going to suck. The only thing that will make it better is the realization that everyone else is a flawed person as well.
     
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    What is your IP address if you are piggy backing a neighbors Wi-Fi again?
     
  19. robbcayman

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    Couldn't you just use a ghost ip address? There are plenty of companies that offer that server for a fee. It wouldn't be worth my time, but if you had an agenda or were paranoid then you could be untraceable or close to it.

    One such company: http://www.cyberghostvpn.com/en_us
     
  20. meleors

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    I live across the street from the public library. They have public wifi. I can sit in my living room and connect to it.