posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 11:16 AM
Yep, police and employers and anyone you might know is going to check your name online and look at everything it shows up under, which is by no
stretch of the imagine limited to Facebook or Twitter or any other social networking sites.
And even beyond this, if they want to pay a bit of money, they can get even more information, like your credit ratings, social security record,
marital status, criminal record, and so on and so forth.
There really is no such thing as privacy anymore.
If someone knows your name and the general geographical location, Google (Earth or maps) can take them right to your front door, geographical
coordinates and all.
Frankly, I'm shocked there are not more cases of random virtual strangers showing up at people's front doors. Maybe people aren't as crazy as
we've been lead to believe. Or maybe in some countries it helps if you have guns out in the general population
P.S. Seeing as this is now a fact of life if you're online, just be careful what you put out there. And also remember that even if you don't put
something out there, nefarious forces can very easily frame you or make assumptions that are in no way true.
There are some tools available that help you hide your information, but these are generally pretty hard for the average person to both understand and
use, and in addition they are circumventable by other tools.
So it comes down to a lot of personal actions decisions. The first hide your NAME from anyone and everyone online.
[edit on 7/25/2010 by ~Lucidity]