That separate accounts will work only until someone who knows him will email him or view his FB page.
Real privacy online is probably possible for a limited time, but extraordinarily difficult. It is definitely beyond keeping the private time useful. T On Feb 2, 2018 6:06 PM, "Michael Barnes" <barnmich...@gmail.com> wrote: > In short, there is no such thing as privacy on the internet, period. If he > wants to look at anything anywhere on the internet, any information on his > computer is subject to retrieval. I would suggest he acquire a separate > computer (preferably running Linux) and put absolutely no user identifiable > information on it, i.e. user Fred Flinstone, address Bedrock, etc. Create a > new email for the purpose, like fredf100...@gmail.com, and use that system > for all internet activity. Whatever personal info is gleaned from that > computer is worthless and he will have nothing to worry about. Of course he > will have to create new YouTube, Facebook, etc. accounts. That's the cost > of "privacy". > > On Feb 2, 2018 17:37, "Dick Steffens" <d...@dicksteffens.com> wrote: > > > On 02/02/2018 05:11 PM, Richard Owlett wrote: > > > >> On 02/02/2018 06:21 PM, Carl Karsten wrote: > >> > >>> He suspects they have been publishing his email address. > >>>> > >>> > >>> Please elaborate. > >>> > >>> > >> I would if I could. > >> > >> I b geek -- he not > >> > >> He has associated the publication of his email address with videos he > has > >> viewed. > >> > > > > My own experience shows that YouTube keeps track of what videos I've > > watched and, no doubt using Google's technology, gives me more options > > similar to ones I've watched. Sometimes that's useful. Sometimes it's > not. > > But from the descriptions you've given, it sounds to me like he's just > > seeing what YouTube thinks he wants to see. How that relates to email, I > > have no idea. > > > > > > -- > > Regards, > > > > Dick Steffens > > > > _______________________________________________ > > PLUG mailing list > > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug