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Originally posted by Ghost375
But if they wanted to they could find that out without you even posting anything personal....It's called hacking, and pretty much anyone could do it. You are NEVER anonymous on the internet.
Originally posted by MasonicFantom
reply to post by AccessDenied
Why go through the extra work to harass or stalk someone you never met, and have to locate, when you can easily do it to anyone on the street, a grocery store, or follow a hot girl to her house from a club? Sorry, but the whole "Internet is a dangerous place" shtick is just terrorism, directed mainly at Moms and Dads. Millions of internet interactions are going on all the time, far more than offline. Only a few turn out to be fatal or worrisome encounters (as opposed to a lot offline), however, they get sensationalized by the media. Only predatory people would go on the internet to do such things, and those people are predatory when off the internet too. Few of them would go the distance or put in the time tracking someone online tho, so they are more likely to make their move towards people they meet physically.
I remember the days when a man could play with kids and not be seen as a potential "pedophile". The media, however, changed that entire perspective and alienated men from kids (even their own in many cases) and hurt society. What they're doing with the internet is just spreading more paranoia and distrust among people like before. It's like in the future everyone is to be androgynous, anonymous, and suspicious. Divide and conquer.edit on 4-11-2012 by MasonicFantom because: (no reason given)