View Poll Results: How Important is your Anonymitty online?

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Thread: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

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    How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    If you spend any amount of time online today you likely also wonder about your private information. Not just you financial information, but even the more private aspects about yourselves. I'm wondering if this will be an endless upward curve (more private) or are people starting to make peace with the idea that nothing is truly private anymore.
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Big Brother is always watching regardless of the tactics you use to try and stay hidden.

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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Wait, is this thread about privacy or anonymity?
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by _h_ View Post
    Big Brother is always watching regardless of the tactics you use to try and stay hidden.
    This.

    There really is no way to be totally anonymous on the internet. There will always be logs of IP addresses and whatnot.

    I don't care for the most part. I do use strong passwords and don't go to "questionable" sites, so maybe that's why I don't care so much.

    EDIT: @Bachstelze: I don't know.. good question. As for privacy, I don't post any personal info online outside of my name and email address, unless it is for a bank or other business.
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    This.

    There really is no way to be totally anonymous on the internet. There will always be logs of IP addresses and whatnot.

    I don't care for the most part. I do use strong passwords and don't go to "questionable" sites, so maybe that's why I don't care so much.
    That's the point are people getting more concerned or are they adapting.
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    I voted 'Important', so I'm in the middle of your poll.
    Like the above poster said, use strong pwd's and try to avoid questionable websites.
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    I was on the website of a local radio show, and saw a picture of my teacher on one of the profiles. For fun I googled the profile name that went with his account there. I found out way more about him then he would ever want me to know. By this one google search I found an account he had at a gay swingers web site. I'm sure he wouldn't want that info to be public, but it is. Scary stuff.
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Don't use antisocial networking sites, don't read or send unencrypted mail, block google analytics, etc...

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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    There really is no way to be totally anonymous on the internet. There will always be logs of IP addresses and whatnot.
    You are wrong. The Internet is by definition anonymous. IP packets do not carry any information that identifies a person. At best, it is possible to identify an IP address.

    EDIT: Read http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...y_and_t_3.html
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    Re: How Important is Anonymitty to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrea View Post
    I voted 'Important', so I'm in the middle of your poll.
    Like the above poster said, use strong pwd's and try to avoid questionable websites.
    I agree because I can't really hide if someone is determined to find me or my information. So my avatar is a picture of me.
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