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originally posted by: RealityIsAbsurd
Have you checked out proton mail or any other anonymous type e-mail? Stay away from any e-mail that requires a phone number to register. People would be surprised to find out how much information can be figured out from just a phone number. I got into a heated debate with a guy who was calling me a loon, because I was telling him I could find out what his credit score was just from his phone number. He let me prove it to him alright as he stood over my shoulder over the course of a hour watched me pull up all of his past history. I even found his secret "vacation" bungalow that his wife didn't know about.
Seriously, don't use google, yahoo, or outlook for e-mail. Use an email service that let's you create one with little to know information. If required use another fake e-mail as a back up e-mail. It's not 100%, but any little bit helps to throw the algorithms off. Every search done through google, yahoo, or bing is saved and added to your profile. Even if you have "Do Not Track" turned on, websites will sell your browsing history to google, yahoo, and bing, as well as to other third party entities.
Even using onion networks and vpns aren't fool proof. It's just the way it is.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: StallionDuck
I guess that makes sense. Every online purchase you make leaves a web trail. Doesn't matter who the provider is or how long ago it was.
I'm not sure if that makes it less creepy or more creepy...I'm sure the reality of it is far creepier than I could imagine