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FYI - "Protecting Yourself on Social Networks"


Also -- have you tried the steps described on Twitter's "Deactivating your account" page? I know next to nothing about Twitter, but this looks like it should work. I hope that's helpful.

I don't use my real identity online, although I am not a celebrity or even slightly well known -- so I have a luxury that government officials and public figures don't have.

Despite taking precautions, though, it would be all too easy for anyone to be -- for example -- tagged in a Facebook photo and then for their face to be linked to, say, a photo from a protest march, or a pic from a work-related or charity event, etc. And once a malefactor can determine your identity, they can find out all kinds of stuff about you via easily accessed public records. For example, if you're a home owner, your home address is a matter of public record in most places, and it's not hard to determine or at least deduce a lot about your financial status from property tax records, etc.

Even though it's not possible to achieve 100% privacy, I'm as careful about it as I can be, despite the low risk that I could piss off anybody who'd want to come after me (YET!).

The modern world can be a dangerous place, and in this neofascist moment we all have to be a lot more careful than we're accustomed to. At the same time, this moment demands that we take a stand and oppose the new regime where feasible, so it's a balancing act. We all have to think hard about juggling what's best for society and for the personal safety of ourselves and our families.

"This rule also applies to Independents who align themselves with Democrats"

"eg: Bernie Sanders)"


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Sat. Jan. 21: Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

1:00 p.m. -- be there!

Just came back today.

I've avoided this site since the election -- first because I was dismayed and horrified that Trump actually won, and then because I realized Bernie would be cast as the scapegoat by many DUers unable to confront the many weaknesses of the Clinton campaign.

Unfortunately, I see I was right. Should have stayed away longer.

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