Stacy Smith wrote:
> Luckily even the other list I'm on doesn't have this guy. Not yet,
> anyway. Can a person really protect herself on the internet? An
> ex-boyfriend even found me on a certain list. I'm beginning to think
> if I don't want to be found by certain people I shouldn't be on any
> at all.
You can, of course, limit the amount of information you provide to lists
-- such as your real name, etc. But the internet just makes a little
easier what's been true since at least the 1960s, and that's that there
is no true privacy anymore. The only hope for privacy is that there is
so MUCH information available that one's individual data becomes
difficult to sort out from the surrounding "white noise."
We now view old movies and certain TV shows such as *the Fugitive* as
charming, and remember when one could get a job and rent a home without
severe background checks.
"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you
are doing the impossible."
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