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Re: Some honesty
A friend of mine had a similar issue of past info put online and it was quite unhelpful when a guy she met decided he would stalk her. And not sure how it's gonna work out for younger generations when jobs google them and note all their political opinions from comments they wrote on youtube. DOH. It's good to be wary in terms of privacy and you're right to not trust companies, even if they're cool companies who make cool stuff, they're corporations whose bottom line is $. The G+ dragnet thing was when my like of Google started to wane and then a couple other things, and i'm kinda bummed about it.
Originally Posted by AaronDeVante
Deleting online accounts is a good idea, delete all of them for now, even all the tiny itty bitty ones. And exactly what you said about *how much you give out*, always fill out the minimum of everything, and most of even that should be fake anyway. Actually, all of it should be, until they need to mail a check to your house. lol.
I care for *some* privacy but am still on FB, just in a more limited way then other people I know, and now barely at all since they moved to sharing with everyone even every like button you push. Some people want their internet identity to represent them, so they put evvverything on there, under their full and real names and G+ and publish that s--t, and...wow, especially the generation right above yours and down, but some people don't, and no, that's not crazy, it's just someone who's a more private person and doesn't want their whole life to enter a room before *they* do. What's sad to me is that now generations are quite happy with "privacy is dead" so it kinda screws everyone, you'll notice how push-back of privacy issues are met with hostility by defenders of corporations, so companies have very little satisfying to do to customers in terms of privacy because people are happy to say "nope, doesn't matter anymore, all gone anyway, (and if you don't like all of it you're paranoid"). lol. (Man, last year i actually read liberal webforums (not saying i'm not or i am) actually defend all things nsa in order to bash snowden when the snowden drama was a problem for the president. lol. i was like: wha???).
I'll never know what total "privacy" is like cuz i've been catalog shopping since i was like 13 years old, lol, I get mag subs mailed to me based on all my data, etc, which i can live with no prob, even though it's annoying cuz i have to then cancel them, but i like to online shop, so.. ...but i'm still in for *some* privacy, usually stuff personal in nature, which is why i don't have the issue my friend just did when someone decided to get to know her and her family very well by googling her, and my friends don't get pop ups when they're on a website, saying that i like that site too, nor i theirs. I just try to pick and choose here and there for things that i know cross my line. But you're young, you can still have limited web presence, and you can limit some of your information given to google and other places, and even go off the grid if you wanted. At least for now, cuz clearly it's time time for a little cleaning.
Never trust corporations. And man, stupid u.s. soamzingsogreat healthcare plan signup actually gave my phone number to a life insurance company and rite aid. w.t.f. My phone number was the one thing that a bunch of companies didn't have. And that healthcare s--t was sorta mandatory so i figured i'd better make my life easy and apply for my exemption before they get on my case, lol, i can't believe i actually put my number in there. Dumb, i just wasn't thinking straight, i figured, oh, gov't, and health, must be confidential. lol. DOH. So yeah, being invisible is close to impossible, but it's not all or nothing. You'll find some good work arounds for android I'm sure. I feel like a facebook phone would be less intrusive. lol.