Usenet Privacy Guide
Privacy-friendly software for Internet activities
List of Web-based proxies for Web
browsing, email, and Usenet newsgroup posting
List of non-anonymous Usenet posting
services (hint: might be useful through a proxy)
Resources for finding and removing spyware
Online Tools (whois, etc)
Domain Name Resources
Miscellaneous Net privacy links
Our collection of Nigerian 419
Web Site Archives and related information.
Guide To Firewalls
Guide To Encryption
Internet Forum Glossary
Always remember that the Internet is a public space. And anything
published here can easily be discussed, linked to, downloaded, archived,
saved, and republished over and over by anyone. Your innocent-seeming
personal Web site, or your sincere requests for advice on a "support"
newsgroup, or your casual signing of someone else's guestbook or blog
feedback, or a minor mention of you by someone else, or an obscure note
in a news article, could all come back to haunt you.
Some obsessive types of people might decide that you are "ugly,"
and deliberately republish your photograph for ridicule.
Or they might decide that you are "attractive," and use your
photo in their own personal ads.
They might Photoshop your head onto to a model's body in a pornographic
Some Usenet flame-warrior might collect your personal information,
and publish a Web site devoted to their hatred of you.
You might casually give your name to a journalist at a real-life city
council hearing, and then be mentioned in a print article, which is
transferred to a Web site, which gives anyone searchable access
to a connection between you and some controversial political issue.
You might be the target of a civil lawsuit, and find court documents
(which may be official public records) published to the Web, with accusations
You might naively post to a Usenet newsgroup or a Web-based forum,
under your real, full name, discussing your bad credit, your health
problems, or your sexual issues.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." So, go
ahead and communicate, but THINK about the possible future consequences,
and be discreet now.
the alt.privacy newsgroup FAQs
Read the alt.privacy.