This is a fundamentally important questions because it greatly impacts the defences you apply.
If you're a budding Edward Snowden then you'll need to go much, much further.I want to talk about practical, everyday things that people who aren't deeply technical can do to better protect themselves.They're simple, mostly free and easily obtainable by everyone.That's entirely beside the point though which is that a bunch of consenting adults now have their identities in the hands of an untold number of people who are willingly sharing the data around web. I've had this post in mind for some time as I've seen more and more deeply personal data spread across the web.Ashley Madison is a perfect example of that and many people were shocked at just how many identities were contained in the data, identities that then caused a great deal of grief for their owners. It's cool either way; just don't lie, because opinions about brunch are one of the strongest indicators of the viability of an adult friendship.—Follow-up question: What's the earliest you can meet up on a Sunday morning and call it "brunch"?" or just leave it alone and never speak of it again? If so, is it just, like, a fun thing you do, or are you always talking about "book club" and all the "important" books you read for it and all the "book-club drama," like anyone not in the book club cares? Totally fine either way, but, if you _ _have kids, do you feel compelled to talk about your kids all the time? F., we are committed to setting up people in their late twenties to mid-forties with fun friendships that are easy to maintain. (Answering any earlier than 10 you like brunch, but are you just going to order a dry English muffin and a black coffee like a weirdo?But, once you're no longer swimming in a petri dish of emotional desperation and hormones, it can be hard to find new people you actually want to spend time with. No one has time for your housewarming parties or improv shows.—Speaking of parties, do you like to have a big blowout birthday bash, or is a moderately sized family-style-Chinese-dinner thing good? —Back to housewarmings: How many times have you moved in the past five years? —Do you know a good therapist who takes your friend's insurance and is accepting new clients? The Indian place around the corner only has a ten-dollar minimum and delivers until midnight.If protecting your identity is indeed important to you, consider what these values should be.If there's never any adverse recourse from fabricating them then do just that - make them all up.