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Monday, September 14, 2015

Doxxing and outing is bad

Unless the SJW-infested media does it to an anti-SJW. Then it's news.
 'Julia Caesar', an anonymous right-wing blogger who has blasted Swedish journalists for writing an "epoch of lies" about the benefits of immigration, is herself a former reporter for Sweden's biggest broadsheet, Dagens Nyheter, according to a Swedish tabloid.

The controversial writer, who has sought to keep her identity secret, has been causing a huge stir on social media since 2010. Her blog posts lay into mainstream politicians and what she describes as "the corrupt media" for promoting what she argues is an "epoch of lies" about immigration. They also praise the rise of the nationalist Sweden Democrat Party.

"It simply isn’t possible to lie about the blessings of multiculturalism or mass immigration forever when citizens clearly see with their own eyes how their country is being dismantled in front of them," reads one of her recent posts, which has also been translated into English on a separate blog by one of her supporters.

On Wednesday, Sweden's Expressen tabloid revealed that the blogger - who has also published three books - is herself a former journalist for Dagens Nyheter (DN), a Swedish newspaper.
The reason SJWs are always so desperate to out and doxx people is because they want to be able to exert social pressure on them, discredit them, and disemploy them. This is why the protection of anonymity is vital, and why it is always a wise idea to establish more than one online identity if you are going to stand up against SJWs in any context.

And this is also why it is very important to offer public support to those the SJWs have successfully identified and targeted. Not everyone is psychologically suited to deal with direct targeting, but as for me, I laugh every time I see my given name "revealed" again in a blog post or news article.

I always wonder how the writer justifies it in his head. Does he ever refer to Bono as Paul Hewson? Or 50 Cent as Curtis Jackson? Or Brianna Wu as John Flynt? It's useful, though, as whenever I see my given name appear, I know the writer is an SJW who is hoping to increase the social pressure on me, as if just a little more will finally do the trick.

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88 Comments:

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 6:24 AM  

It's easy enough to establish multiple online identities. What level of expertise is needed to see through this though?

Anonymous Swed September 14, 2015 7:00 AM  

It gets better. The same tabloid that doxed her published an article a few years earlier about how the very same woman NEEDED to be anonymous due to the threat of retaliatory violence from leftist extremists. When asked why they've now removed said article from their site they responded roughly that it did not fit the current narrative.

Blogger The Original Hermit September 14, 2015 7:00 AM  

@1 That's a good question that I'd also like to know. If I repeat a pithy saying multiple times over multiple profiles, will someone eventually catch on?

Blogger VD September 14, 2015 7:09 AM  

If I repeat a pithy saying multiple times over multiple profiles, will someone eventually catch on?

Without question.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) September 14, 2015 7:10 AM  

If I repeat a pithy saying multiple times over multiple profiles, will someone eventually catch on?

Given the SJW aptitude for reason and investigation, it's a fair shot Identity B would be accused of plagiarizing the saying from Identity A to sound cool.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 14, 2015 7:16 AM  

If the same reporter says "Bruce" instead of "Caitlyn" he might be punished by his bosses.

Blogger The Original Hermit September 14, 2015 7:20 AM  

@4 I assumed as much. I've avoided doing so in the past just because it's hard to keep track of which handle said what.

Even within the same handle, I'll change up my arguments across different conversations.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey September 14, 2015 7:24 AM  

I imagine there's a sense of freedom or liberation in going public. Also, daring. It's kind of like telling our adversaries to "bring it on!".

Blogger J Curtis September 14, 2015 7:24 AM  

Of course, addressing someone's arguments on the merits of the points they raise is the last thing the Left wants to do.
Such hate is truly disturbing

Blogger Daniel September 14, 2015 7:26 AM  

Expect to be doxxed, either way, and punch back twice as hard when they do it, but don't expect anyone to care that you were doxxed in the first place. The only reason to "complain" about the doxxing is to rhetorically expose them as women-hating child rapists, not to engender sympathy for yourself.

Blogger VD September 14, 2015 7:30 AM  

Expect to be doxxed, either way, and punch back twice as hard when they do it, but don't expect anyone to care that you were doxxed in the first place.

Correct. The advantage is that you can freely do it to them, then when they complain, point out that it was done to you. That tends to shut down all but the most shameless SJWs.

Anonymous MrGreenMan September 14, 2015 7:31 AM  

"People who seek to influence society should expect to be scrutinised. [Anyone who disagrees with me] is no exception."

Blogger rumpole5 September 14, 2015 7:38 AM  

They cite your given name (perfectly generic WASP sounding first and last names), and then snark and snear as if it was "Anthony Wiener", and you a purveyor of personal pornography.

SJW's live in an alternative reality!

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 14, 2015 7:50 AM  

Wanted: A quick reaction force to counter online SJW swarms. What if there had been counterattacks in defense of Brendan Eich, Matt Taylor, and Tim Hunt? But wait!

Who are...the Vile...the Faceless...the Minions? Do they not stand ready to attack upon command? To defend truth and justice against the SJW scum?

There is only one...One!...who commands their wrath.

Blogger Desiderius September 14, 2015 8:01 AM  

"all but the most shameless SJWs"

Yeah, but they're all shameless; that's their major malfunction. It's like colorblindness.

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 14, 2015 8:08 AM  

I imagine there's a sense of freedom or liberation in going public. Also, daring. It's kind of like telling our adversaries to "bring it on!".

Yes, but not so much as you stand alone. There is no reason SJW targets should have to, even though that's the pattern. Needs to change.

Why should decent people be successfully isolated by the SJW scum mobs? Reality doesn't mandate it.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge©2015 September 14, 2015 8:17 AM  

shameless or inability to empathize.
sociopaths, low emotional intelligence quotient, just can't fathom the damage they are doing. Thus they should be attacked, disempowered, disavowed, starved, asphyxiated. The fact they run most institutions simply means one side didn't turn up.

Just put them to the metaphorical petri dish and intense light. The irony is so called pathenogenic super bugs are remarkably easy to attenuate.
When grown ups are eventually back incharge most of the professional media class will be back in some sort of sheltered workshop.

Blogger Alexander Thompson September 14, 2015 8:25 AM  

I should probably get on this anonymity train. Eh.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge©2015 September 14, 2015 8:32 AM  

much of the professional political class, like the media, couldn't give the metaphorical rats rectum about democracy. Narcissist Malcolm Turnbull has just knifed in the back the elected prime minister of Australia - breaking news. Why blogs can be and are more informative than papers. cheers.
dark days ahead. Tishri 1st.

Anonymous Krater September 14, 2015 8:46 AM  

September 14, 2015 7:09 AM
>>If I repeat a pithy saying multiple times over multiple profiles, will someone eventually catch on?

>>Without question.


Wait, you're now endorsing using sock puppets???

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 14, 2015 8:48 AM  

Alexander - Just change your name to Stevexander.

That makes you eligible to join the Evil Legion of Stevil, the VFM's premier party platoon.

There are all sorts of member benefits, too:

* You get our monthly newsletter.

* A charming carriage clock and a free Parker pen.

* A copy of Big Gay Steve's autobiography: "How Steve Is Your Love".

Blogger Carl Philipp September 14, 2015 8:52 AM  

@ Don't pull a Brianna Wu and harass yourself while accidentally logged in to your primary, for starters.

Blogger Daniel September 14, 2015 9:06 AM  

Multiple identities does not mean multiple personalities. It is white noise cover, not an excuse to let Jeffrey "No Rules" Darkside come out to play.

Treat every comment as a public comment. Don't say anything in secret that you would not say with your name on it.

Blogger The Original Hermit September 14, 2015 9:07 AM  

@20 I use different handles on different forums. Never the different handles on the same one.

Blogger VD September 14, 2015 9:08 AM  

Wait, you're now endorsing using sock puppets???

No, because a sock puppet is "an online identity used for purposes of deception." An online identity used for the purposes of preserving anonymity is not a sock puppet, by definition.

Anonymous p-dawg September 14, 2015 9:21 AM  

@25: Wait a minute, isn't hiding your identity a form of deception? Seems that it fits the definition perfectly. If you're not deceiving others about your identity, then your identity isn't hidden. If your identity is hidden, you're trying to deceive. How is hiding not deception?

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 14, 2015 9:21 AM  

The fact they run most institutions simply means one side didn't turn up.

What he said. Time to start showing up. Time to start defending, and enforcing, civilization.

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 9:26 AM  

@26. p-dawg

There is nothing "deceptive" about either p-dawg or 334. They are very evidently not real names. Nobody is deceived in the slightest. Failure to disclose a fact where there is not obligation to disclose it does not constitute deception.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 14, 2015 9:27 AM  

P-dawg, (if that is your real name, which I doubt).

This is war.

And in war, the truth must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

You don't owe SJW's your full name, address and bank details.

Blogger VD September 14, 2015 9:28 AM  

Wait a minute, isn't hiding your identity a form of deception? Seems that it fits the definition perfectly.

No. "Seems"... that would be your first clue that you're being a moron.

Blogger bob k. mando September 14, 2015 9:48 AM  

26. p-dawg September 14, 2015 9:21 AM
If you're not deceiving others about your identity, then your identity isn't hidden.



you actually think my name is 'Robert Kamehameha Mando'? you're so cute.

and dumb. mustn't forget the dumb.

Anonymous p-dawg September 14, 2015 9:49 AM  

@30 Hiding something is deception. Call it whatever you want. I use the name p-dawg because I don't want the people reading this to know what my actual name is. I am intending to use it to deceive you. You will obviously suspect that p-dawg is not my real name, but you don't know what my real name is. I don't care if you believe that p-dawg is my name or not - that is not the deception I am attempting. You should just accept that the definition of a 'sock-puppet' does fit most online identities and just not be butthurt about it. Maybe it doesn't fit you, Vox, specifically. But it does fit most everyone else online. Pretending that hiding things isn't a form of deception is silly. Just call things what they are, own them when the definitions fit, and get on with life. Or don't, I don't care.

Anonymous p-dawg September 14, 2015 9:51 AM  

@31 Quote me saying that I believed that. Then, try to add something to a discussion sometime. You're about as useful as tits on a boar.

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 9:58 AM  

You should just accept that the definition of a 'sock-puppet' does fit most online identities and just not be butthurt about it.

Wikipedia's definition is not perfect, but this is the essence of what people understand by "sock-puppet". Anything else is simply a pseudonym.

"A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the puppeteer."

Blogger James Jones September 14, 2015 9:59 AM  

I created another identity on Facebook, so that I could engage SJWs and disseminate Islam awareness posters and meme, but protect my job. Facebook have now shut me out of that account and requested that I upload a photo of government ID - driving license or passport.

So much for a anonymity.

Blogger Durandel Almiras September 14, 2015 10:10 AM  

P-dawg, your name is a pseudonym not a sock puppet account. Use the Internet to understand the full difference of meaning between the words before you decide to word vomit in the comments.

Anonymous Whitey McWhite September 14, 2015 10:11 AM  

35. James Jones: "So much for a anonymity."

That's the idea.

They want to make it impossible for us dissidents to speak or protest except on condition of doxing ourselves.

Anonymous Hrw-500 September 14, 2015 10:16 AM  

@2, Swen,

We got to check if the website Internet Archive had an archived copy of that article in question before it was deleted.

Blogger Durandel Almiras September 14, 2015 10:19 AM  

You can read the whole story in English at Gates of Vienna.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 14, 2015 10:30 AM  

So here we have an SJW attack in it's early stages, going by SJWAL.

1. Locate or Create a Violation of the Narrative.
Apparently they were hounding the lady for a year trying to force her into an interview.

2. Point and Shriek.

Here is the part i'm not sure of. The anonymous decided to come out herself.

My question is, how will this affect the following steps in Chap 3 of SJWAL?

They can still point and shriek, but their thunder has been stolen. Also, if I understood correctly, the object here actually put out publicly that she was being hounded by these 2 SJW journalist?

3. Isolate and Swarm
Has JC put a stick in the SJW spokes by coming out herself?

What I'm wondering is has the actions taken so far by JC been enough to disrupt the steps SJW use when attacking?

Anonymous A Visitor September 14, 2015 10:40 AM  

You gotta love how anyone that, per the article, is opposed to immigration is somehow a) automatically right-wing and b) on the fringes of said wing. What's one of the rules about SJWs? They always project?

Anonymous Krul September 14, 2015 10:45 AM  

@32 p-dawg "Hiding something is deception."

No. Deception means causing someone to believe something that isn't true. Merely concealing something from view doesn't qualify.

Blogger VD September 14, 2015 10:47 AM  

You should just accept that the definition of a 'sock-puppet' does fit most online identities and just not be butthurt about it.

I won't accept that because it isn't true. Now you're simply proving yourself to be a liar. Deceit may be your intention, but then, you've demonstrated that you're quite willing to lie. Deceit is not the intention of most people who use pseudonyms.

Blogger Mike Farnsworth September 14, 2015 10:55 AM  

A lie is any communication with the intent to deceive. If you use a pseudonym to protect yourself but not to lie to others, then by definition you're not lying.

(Said using my real identity... I should get on the pseudonym train too.)

Anonymous Jack Amok September 14, 2015 10:55 AM  

I use the name p-dawg because I don't want the people reading this to know what my actual name is. I am intending to use it to deceive you.

Don't flatter yourself. Nobody really cares what your actual name is, so you're not deceiving us in any meaningful way. You're just another person on here sharing your thoughts and contributing to the conversation. Not knowing who you really are probably helps, in that we're forced to take your arguments on their own merits and cannot DISQUALIFY you because you're the wrong skin color, profession, or social status.

Sock puppets - as a couple others have pointed out - are different in that they are an attempt to deceive about the level of support someone's arguments get.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 14, 2015 11:04 AM  

P-dawg - I like your name.

It reminds me of T-dog, who was my favourite character in The Walking Dead, apart from The Governor.

Poor T-dog. The show nearly forgot about his existence before it cruelly killed him off.

He probably got a big hug from his wife every morning before heading to the set.

"Just you hang in there, T-dog! You'll get some lines in the next episode, I'm sure of it. If they can make a tiny Chinese guy into an action hero even though he can't grow facial hair, and give that gimpy old white man an Infinite Shotgun, you can do anything!"

The Governor was the best character in the show though. He deserved his own spin-off series, where he'd go from town to zombie-infested town, helping people, befriending the locals, and then brutally murdering them for reasons.

Blogger Mark Citadel September 14, 2015 11:11 AM  

No one had a problem with Peter Straub or Richard Bachman

Blogger Danby September 14, 2015 11:11 AM  

Sock Puppets are an attempt to swarm, without the body count.

Anonymous Roundtine September 14, 2015 11:19 AM  

How much of the doxxings are people screwing up and revealing information or linking to another account, and how much is skilled IT people (or SJWs at Google, Twitter or Facebook) following digital footprints like IP addresses back to the user?

Blogger Jack Ward September 14, 2015 11:19 AM  

@VD, or any knowledgeable Ilk. Are there any hints as to the effective ways to use pseudonyms on the net? That is, beyond just using a different online name? I know this may seem silly to ask; But, its a serious question.

@35. Unbelievable. I don't use any social media but, good grief, who in their right mind would send a picture of their license? Are you sure this might not be some hacker playing with you?

Blogger Danby September 14, 2015 11:22 AM  

@49 Jack Ward
That's Facebook standard procedure. If they think you might be doing something they disapprove of, they lock the account and ask for proof of ID, so they can sue or harass you when the time comes.
Yet another reason I won't have a facebook account.

Anonymous Roundtine September 14, 2015 11:23 AM  

@35 Get a fake ID?

Anonymous A Visitor September 14, 2015 11:41 AM  

@49 Though it's above my area of technical expertise, try using an anonymizer combined with a VPN. That way when you post under your pseudonym, it'll be that much more difficult to track back to your actual IP address. Others have suggested using different pseudonyms on different sites.

I only post on a handful of sites and use this name. I used to use my real name when commenting but I share it with at least one or two other commenters here so I decided to switch to this.

Blogger RobertT September 14, 2015 12:05 PM  

'Keeping your identity secret.' That would be a popular book.

Anonymous doulos23 September 14, 2015 12:24 PM  

The entire anonymity as deception thing is patently ridiculous. Even Christ Himself did not advertise His own identity until directly pressed because He wanted those who sought Him to discover who He was on their own. Hence, the reason He asked the apostles who the "people" said He was vs. themselves (Mat. 18).

What this example demonstrates is keeping one's identity concealed is not "lying" per se. Perhaps a demonstrable difference is, in chess (or any other game) you are seeking to deceive when you make a feignt or any other purposefully false move to trap. You are not seeking to deceive when you fail to tell your opponent what you are planning to do every single move.

Blogger Sage Klubb September 14, 2015 12:27 PM  

The diff seems clear to me. A sock puppet would be me if I'm using a fake name to post glowing reviews of something I wrote. It would be akin to me filling a stadium with dummies then saying "look at all my supporters!"

By contrast, if I use a pseudonym to post in a public conversation, I'm not trying to pretend that I am legion, I am simply trying to protect myself and my loved ones from being targeted (again) by a group of people who like to see people destroyed because they have a different point of view.

These SJW folks do know how to get people fired and how to ruin lives, just like a vandal knows how to tear stuff up. So cute little fuzzy arguments trying to conflate safety with fraud ain't gonna fly.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 14, 2015 12:35 PM  

The age of social media mobs has definitely changed the rules. It wasn't so long ago - I can personally attest to the tea party era - that you could still be active and public, up to a certain level, without the whole lefty world swarming to destroy you.

(Of course, since the tea party was a 1st-2nd gen style campaign bumbling about in a 3rd-4th gen world, it accomplished nothing except to groom a few new activists - ah, well)

Now, unless you want to be the SJW Maenad sacrifice of the week, you can either (1) go with Vox's very good advice - operating underground like minutemen, guerrillas or maquis - or (2) you can go aggressively public - where infamy is actually a benefit.

Option 2 is only for those of a certain temperament and circumstance, and for that matter, role in this war. It is neither necessary nor desirable for everyone on our side to be known.

Either way, your personal life, finances and your family, if you have one, need to be as hard to attack as possible. Because, lacking scruples or, increasingly, even sanity, they will try.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 14, 2015 12:41 PM  

@VD

I suspect another reason SJWs remain certain that THIS time, calling you "Teddy Beale" or "Theodore" will shut you up is because, ya know, Vox is your COOL name, not like that one you hate that your parents gave you, and this is middle school.

But then, SJWs always project.

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 12:42 PM  

@48, Thank you, THAT's the question I really meant to ask originally.

Blogger Daniel September 14, 2015 12:48 PM  

Anonymity is not deception. At the foot of Pasquino is where truth competes with lies on level territory in the arena of humor.

aka

Ode to a Seeming Sockpuppet

"p-dawg" his mother named him
and "p-dawg" he shall remain
No hint of lie shall taint him
But a name like that? Insane.


aka Don't be stupid, p-dawg.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit September 14, 2015 12:52 PM  

Or they could be clueless: Mr. Beale seems more polite than Vox Day, and its not as if the former were a secret.

Blogger Jack Ward September 14, 2015 12:56 PM  

TNX for the recco's per online id's. I use my real name commenting here, but these other techniques may yet come in handy.

Blogger Danby September 14, 2015 1:13 PM  

@60 Hobbit
Or they could be clueless: Mr. Beale seems more polite than Vox Day..."

They NEVER call him "Mr Beale". Or even "Theodore Beale." It's always "Teddy"

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 1:22 PM  

@62. Or more frequently just "Beale".

Anonymous Bansteve (formerly Banjo) September 14, 2015 1:38 PM  

@21 Steve: Oo, oo, me too!? I assume membership also comes with the ability to resist clicking on fellow Steve links?

Blogger SciVo September 14, 2015 1:39 PM  

The Original Hermit @24: "@20 I use different handles on different forums. Never the different handles on the same one."

Ditto. FWIW, I think it's worth it to repeat a message that you want to get out -- even though you could probably be easily doxxed across platforms as a result -- since I find that even just a couple more identities on a couple more sites can signal-boost it into subculture common knowledge, and from there I don't need to do any more.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 September 14, 2015 1:39 PM  

"whenever I see my given name appear, I know the writer is an SJW..."
Um...no. I sometimes use "Mr. Beale" when referring to "stuff" seen (in the archives) here.
If it makes anyone feel better, I ALSO ignore "titles" (ie President/Sen./Professor/) when referring to other folks, USUALLY using Mr./ Ms.
It (helps anyway) makes me look "savvy" to the cool kids, and I get bored of using "Vox Day", and Vox Popoli, repeatedly in my rants elsewhere.
CaptDMO

Blogger ScuzzaMan September 14, 2015 1:45 PM  

" Deceit is not the intention of most people who use pseudonyms."

Quite the opposite, as the case in point demonstrates. This lady knew she had to be anonymous BECAUSE SHE INTENDED TO TELL THE TRUTH!

If she had been prepared to stay within the Swedish Establishment Overton Window, she could have happily kept using her real name.

As with every servant of evil, the troll is not merely wrong but as wrong as it is possible to be; diametrically opposed to the truth.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 14, 2015 2:02 PM  

Bansteve (formerly Banjo) - WELCOME TO THE EVIL LEGION OF STEVIL!

I assume membership also comes with the ability to resist clicking on fellow Steve links?

Only if you can resist seeing Seanan McGuire dressed up as Dennis Hopper from "Blue Velvet".

OpenID cglasgow99 September 14, 2015 2:47 PM  

An article by Greg Lukianoff in "The Atlantic" about his theory that the concept of 'microaggressions' is actually SJW cognitive therapy intended at taking normal minds and hypersensitizing them to certain stimuli until they become neurotic maniacs, or, the exact opposite of what cognitive therapy is supposed to be used for.

OpenID cglasgow99 September 14, 2015 2:49 PM  

Argh, wrong link. That's a related article, but I meant to post this one.

Anonymous St-Shut up rabbit-eve September 14, 2015 2:56 PM  

These people have always been here but they used to make a better job of hiding their hypocrisy before. When they are this blatant, the blades come out and madam Guillotine returns to center stage.

Bring it, as they say, on!

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 14, 2015 3:16 PM  

Or they could be clueless: Mr. Beale seems more polite than Vox Day..."
-----------------
They NEVER call him "Mr Beale". Or even "Theodore Beale." It's always "Teddy"


Also bear in mind this is from people who think deadnaming is a thing.

If Mr. Vox Day has declared that such is his identity, who are they to tell him otherwise? Macro-aggression! There is NO PLACE in society for such ... such deadnamers!

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 14, 2015 3:23 PM  

Anonymity is not deception. At the foot of Pasquino is where truth competes with lies on level territory in the arena of humor.

Anonymity via pseudonym is the opposite of deception.

"I have declined to tell you my actual identity, but have given you a unique Internet name for the identification of my comments/activities."

There is zero deception there. Only the stupid could possibly be "deceived" by Internet pseudonyms. Such are unsuited for operating the Internet and should stick to coloring books and eating crayons.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit September 14, 2015 3:23 PM  

Vox needs to get a PhD then we can have
Dr Beale and Mr Day That should scare the shit of the SJWs

Anonymous Steve334 September 14, 2015 4:45 PM  

Only the stupid could possibly be "deceived" by Internet pseudonyms. Such are unsuited for operating the Internet and should stick to coloring books and eating crayons.

This gets to the core of it.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 14, 2015 5:08 PM  

Either way, your personal life, finances and your family, if you have one, need to be as hard to attack as possible.

Yes. No matter what, you need to dox-proof your life as much as possible, because if you're active and effective against SJWs, odds are they'll find out who you are eventually. But even if you're dox-proof, it's a good idea to use a pseudonym(s), because it makes it look like you're hiding and gets them to waste effort figuring out who you really are.

Blogger Tom K. September 14, 2015 6:05 PM  

Perhaps someone could write a book? Someone who knows how to do all this stuff.

And speaking of stuff: Does anyone here us TOR? From what I understand, nothing you do online, whether just surfing or posting, can be followed. It was developed for the Navy to secure their communications but had to be made public in order to "hide" each person by mingling them with everyone else. That is, as I understand it.

Does anyone have any more useful information regarding online personal security?

Also, someone once told me he changes his ip address every time he goes online. Two questions: Is this possible? and Does it help?

Thanks for any insight.

Blogger Tom K. September 14, 2015 6:05 PM  

Perhaps someone could write a book? Someone who knows how to do all this stuff.

And speaking of stuff: Does anyone here us TOR? From what I understand, nothing you do online, whether just surfing or posting, can be followed. It was developed for the Navy to secure their communications but had to be made public in order to "hide" each person by mingling them with everyone else. That is, as I understand it.

Does anyone have any more useful information regarding online personal security?

Also, someone once told me he changes his ip address every time he goes online. Two questions: Is this possible? and Does it help?

Thanks for any insight.

Blogger Danby September 14, 2015 6:17 PM  

Changing your IP is dependent on your service provider.
Tor is encrypted end-to-end hides your IP, and pretty successfully obscures you path in to a web site. But it is no defence against the end point.
In other words, when you use TOR, you are electing to trust the sort of person who sets up a server on the TOR network. It's a known fact that many TOR sites are run by the fedgov, particularly NSA and FBI. TOR has certainly not prevented the arrest of quite a few child-porn dealer types.

Anonymous Anonymous September 14, 2015 6:31 PM  

"This is why the protection of anonymity is vital,:

NO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
DO NOT RESPOND TO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS. You will be punished.

What?? I don't understand?

Blogger Danby September 14, 2015 6:44 PM  

@1 Anony
What?? I don't understand?

No one expected you to understand.

Anonymous 334 September 14, 2015 6:58 PM  

@81.

Anonymity is not the issue. The issue is coherently responding to people in a thread. If ten visitors make comments using the name "Anonymous", nobody can figure out who's responding to what.

So pick a name. Any name. Nobody cares what name you pick. Just pick one and stick with it.

Blogger Mindstorm September 14, 2015 8:35 PM  

The only time I posted under two aliases at one site was due to technical difficulties. I also revealed the fact to the host. I am still using the same two aliases and intend to continue doing so.

Anonymous VD September 14, 2015 8:57 PM  

Overgrown Hobbit, will you please email me a short statement about what you witnessed and what Jagi told you after PNH yelled at her?

Blogger Were-Puppy September 14, 2015 9:11 PM  

@74 SirHamster (#201)
Such are unsuited for operating the Internet and should stick to coloring books and eating crayons.
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Uh oh, you are triggering Writers of Color with this comment.

OpenID corvinus333 September 14, 2015 11:53 PM  

That's Facebook standard procedure. If they think you might be doing something they disapprove of, they lock the account and ask for proof of ID, so they can sue or harass you when the time comes.
Yet another reason I won't have a facebook account.


@51 Danby
Yeah, Facebook, with its real-name policy, is most certainly not a good venue for political commentary, especially if you're an anti-SJW.

Anonymous BigGaySteve September 15, 2015 10:51 AM  

"This is why the protection of anonymity is vital,:...What?? I don't understand?

This is why if you use a name like BigGaySteve no one will actually ask a Steve that they think might be the guy. If I ask the fat Steve if that's him it will be fat shaming, if I ask the tall Steve he will cry sizeism, Probably every hospital with over 400 beds has a Steve they could suspect. No if I gave a continuing ed class about how to get equal pay for "equal" work or trends in healthcare such as the vast majority of Drs that I personally know that have committed malpractice are non white people would be howling.

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