[clug] Personal paranoia
George at Clug <Clug@...
2015-03-23 05:04:59 GMT
I appreciate your posting. I apologise if people were troubled by
I may have been the person who started the "personal internet
security" thread, if not, at times I certainly have contributed to it.
My concern is that for some time the Internet has been a fun place we
can share information and ideas with a wider group of people than our
own small communities, it has been great thing for people who live
isolated by geography or by physical limitations,but now things are
Where once we could be relative anonymous, now there are groups who
will be able to identify us and know more about ourselves than even we
do, and to make matter worse, they may get the wrong idea about us,
they may gather a false understanding, and then use this to judge us.
Has anyone every had issues with a credit company deciding you are a
risk because you once forgot to pay a bill, or the worse case
scenario, someone abused your identity? Fortuately this has never
happened to me personally, but it does happened to people form time to
My concern is about what will people do with technology. It is not
just hiding from a terrorist group or a rogue government. How about a
wife and children are relocated and given a new home away from a
violent father, a criminal person trying to start a new life, someone
trying to get a way from a stalker. There was once a time some of
this was possible, now it will be increasingly difficult.