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Facebook, twitter, FR Screen name security risk
Aug 14, 2013 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 08/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Dear FRiends,

A FReeper sent me a short list of names this morning that he says he found on an internet site that matched up freeper names to their real names. He says he managed to get the site owner to delete it and we can thank him for that. But in the message he sent me there was also an accusation that the list was provided to a third party by John Robinson. That's bullshit. John would never do such a thing.

On a hunch, I looked up the listed names on FR's facebook page and sure enough all but two were members. Then he sent me a longer list and I recognized many of those names as also being facebook members. I've seen threads run on facebook where members outed their own FR screen names. If you have a facebook or twitter account or other social media accounts in your real names, you may want to be cautious about outing your FR screen name. There are leftists out there and sometimes even anti-freepers who could easily compile and post such lists.


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1 posted on 08/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

If it was possible, a courtesy FReepmail to affected parties would be appreciated. As time and automation (if necessary) allow.


2 posted on 08/14/2013 9:20:41 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Jim Robinson
My name was on there, and I've no problem with it really.

Not sure how they matched the name "Jim Robinson" with the FR handle "Jim Robinson", however. :^)

3 posted on 08/14/2013 9:21:08 AM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: Jim Robinson

So are you saying someone found where Freepers ADMITTED their names on social media and then built a database?


4 posted on 08/14/2013 9:22:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Uncle Miltie

The FReeper who sent me the list already did so. Thanks.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I have no real name.... I Am the worlds first RGB American....a pixel based life form created to spread love and cheer and SOUL...across the Internet.

Thanks!


6 posted on 08/14/2013 9:22:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m having my own security issues with Facebook and Hotmail right now. I’d appreciate a Freepmail if I’m on that list.


7 posted on 08/14/2013 9:22:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Seconded.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I trust you guys and don’t really care if anyone knows I’m a FReeper. Hell I proudly proclaim it.


9 posted on 08/14/2013 9:23:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Apparently. But it wasn’t a database. Just a list of several dozen names.


10 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If I recall correctly Jim, a while back on the FR Facebook page, someone started a thread asking folks to share their FR handle. And many, including myself, did so.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: Jim Robinson; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

12 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If you’re NOT on FB or Twitter, are you still anonymous?


13 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh good. I hope it’s a trustworthy FReeper.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thankfully, I don’t use Facebood or Twitt-Durr.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 9:25:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was on it. Not hard to figure out who I really am if anyone was that interested. Don’t really care. The internet is NOT anonymous. Just wondering what the purpose of the list was. Also a member of Free Republic on FB, with my REAL name.


16 posted on 08/14/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Jim Robinson
The FReeper who sent me the list already did so. Thanks.

Hmmmm? I didn't get a FReepmail.

I don't know whether to be disappointed or pleased!

17 posted on 08/14/2013 9:27:11 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: TheBigB

Yup. And I suspect that was the culprit’s source in this little caper.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 9:27:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: BykrBayb
I’m having my own security issues with Facebook and Hotmail right now. I’d appreciate a Freepmail if I’m on that list.

You have gotten a PM if you were on the list. I don't remember seeing your name/handle.

19 posted on 08/14/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: cripplecreek

Me too. Posting as Jim Thompson since 1996.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mama Shawna; dalereed

yes, but no one knows who dalereed really is...


21 posted on 08/14/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Would be interested to know if my name wound up on that list.


22 posted on 08/14/2013 9:28:54 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, I got a FReepmail about that.
Could be upsetting to some, but me I don’t worry much.

I KNOW some of it came off Facebook, as one name on the list is a designation she only uses there.. FR handle as middle name.

~John Wilson (Come and get me!)


23 posted on 08/14/2013 9:30:24 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mortrey

Not as long as the IRS has the ability to look up your name and address (and soon all your medical records). BTW, Obama’s NRA has a database of all your information according to a certain congresswoman who also believes one of our space flights did a 360 and landed on Mars.


24 posted on 08/14/2013 9:31:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: humblegunner

(Come and get me! I have COFFEE!)

Fixed it.


25 posted on 08/14/2013 9:32:29 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve always been amazed at how much smarter leftists portray themselves to be as as opposed to righties only to find them leaving so many bread crumbs online that give away their real identities at a much higher percentage rate than righties.


26 posted on 08/14/2013 9:32:30 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jim Robinson

Based on how slow my Internet connection has become, I am sure the IRS, FBI, NSA, and DNC are ALL watching me, and have been posting over-board commentary, just to see when they will “visit” me.....


27 posted on 08/14/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Jim Robinson

28 posted on 08/14/2013 9:34:18 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Jim Robinson

29 posted on 08/14/2013 9:34:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Jim Robinson

I just cancelled my facebook account because of that “person” who is siding for amnesty, but I don’t know how long it will take to actually have it CANCELLED!

I’m hoping it doesn’t take two years...


30 posted on 08/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British. He shot them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Facebook is a gov’t acknowledged security risk.

Not for the obvious ID theft issue, but for complete and invisible takeover of your computer.


31 posted on 08/14/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: DYngbld

Thanks. That’s reassuring. Now I can go back to the NSA locking my email while they mine for data. Anybody know how long that usually takes? They’ve been at it all morning, and now into the afternoon.


32 posted on 08/14/2013 9:35:34 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Nachum

If you did not receive the freepmail message, you we’re not on the list.


33 posted on 08/14/2013 9:35:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Monkey Face

Good idea.


34 posted on 08/14/2013 9:37:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mmmm do I go by Neo or Mr. Anderson?


35 posted on 08/14/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Mama Shawna
Also a member of Free Republic on FB, with my REAL name.

Ditto.
36 posted on 08/14/2013 9:39:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson

Resistance to Facebook is obedience to God


37 posted on 08/14/2013 9:39:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Darksheare
(Come and get me! I have COFFEE!)

And accessories.

38 posted on 08/14/2013 9:40:00 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I had a liberal on twitter tell me that my mocking of Obama wouldn’t be so funny when I was sitting in a federal prison. LOL


39 posted on 08/14/2013 9:40:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Thou shalt not mock!


40 posted on 08/14/2013 9:43:21 AM PDT by humblegunner
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41 posted on 08/14/2013 9:44:05 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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42 posted on 08/14/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Recently on the FR Facebook page, while I was heckling a blogger for pimping, he pinged Jim with the accusation that
John Wilson might be humblegunner.. like it was some kinda high crime or something.

I got a giggle out of that.


43 posted on 08/14/2013 9:46:21 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: cripplecreek

And then I spelled Lethal wrong like a maroon. *sigh*


44 posted on 08/14/2013 9:46:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eaker

You better be careful. Your carefully concealed screen name may be compromised...


45 posted on 08/14/2013 9:46:58 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cripplecreek

I think they meant Lethal Force.


46 posted on 08/14/2013 9:48:41 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: humblegunner

47 posted on 08/14/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: null and void

And nobody has ever seen a PowderMonkey in the wild. Yet.


48 posted on 08/14/2013 9:51:04 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Jim Robinson

too late for me...


49 posted on 08/14/2013 9:52:32 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Jim Robinson

i have FB but rarely use. is there a direct relationship tp just being on FB or did you have to post your name on FB to be on this list?


50 posted on 08/14/2013 9:53:18 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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