Why you should never fill in your real birthdate.

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by Skybuck Flying, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Hello,

    If you want to keep your privacy intact on websites then you should never
    fill in your real birthdate.

    In this posting I will explain to you why you must not do that.

    Let's say you live in a somewhat small city. Where about 1 to 5 babies are
    born every day.

    If only 1 baby was born that day, then this would immediately identify you
    if the website also knows your location.

    Which they will thanks to your isp's public ip address which is attached to
    your city.

    So once they know your birthdate + your home city your privacy is almost

    Only if 2 male and 3 female babies were born they do need a little bit more

    However they already know with 50% accuracy who you are.

    They might as well target both.

    Also if the other guy died and this information is in a database you would
    also be identifieable.

    The point here is that nowadays marketeers, companies etc... have all kinds
    of databases.

    Names, addresses, birthdates, locations, isps, and so forth.

    By combining all this information, filtering it etc... you will become

    So beware.

    Skybuck Flying, Jun 15, 2014
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  2. Skybuck Flying

    test Guest

    BS van een Troll.
    test, Jun 15, 2014
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  3. "test" wrote in message
    BS van een Troll.

    Lol not BS, lol and not Troll.

    Google for IP to Location.


    Skybuck Flying, Jun 15, 2014
  4. Skybuck Flying

    Richard Bos Guest

    Als hij werkelijk een trol was, dan was jij er nu ingetrapt, newbie.
    Maar Buckie is geen trol; hij is _echt_ zo'n domkloot.

    Richard Bos, Jun 15, 2014
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