Facebook, SA police idle in account cloning harassment: report

plugger123

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Pity most internet access services provides dynamic IP addresses. If things have been set up where an IP address is an address assigned to you permanently (to your specific method of Internet access) and static only to you from providers then these kinds of problems could be avoided.

There is absolutely no way of blocking anybody on the Internet because most Internet access has dynamic Internet connections. Maybe the requirement of something static would be more secure and justify the privacy concerns that goes with it...
 

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Pity most internet access services provides dynamic IP addresses. If things have been set up where an IP address is an address assigned to you permanently (to your specific method of Internet access) and static only to you from providers then these kinds of problems could be avoided.

There is absolutely no way of blocking anybody on the Internet because most Internet access has dynamic Internet connections. Maybe the requirement of something static would be more secure and justify the privacy concerns that goes with it...
DHCP Logs?

Actual issue us that even though there are procedures to report fake profiles, and laws to deal with harassment, nothing actually happens

Let this be a be a warning: PRIVACY, SECURITY SETTINGS & PRIVACY! Oh and don't friend random people to win a non-existing popularity contest (most FB friends)
 

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Also, anyone who has "private" info that they put online, and are then horrified when/if that data makes it public, needs their head read. The Almighty Internet sees all!
 

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I guess there is a use for FB and G+, but that sort of stuff leaves me cold. Over the past few years more than just a few acquaintances had issues in their relationships and at work stemming from social media.
 

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OneKnight

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Pity most internet access services provides dynamic IP addresses. If things have been set up where an IP address is an address assigned to you permanently (to your specific method of Internet access) and static only to you from providers then these kinds of problems could be avoided.
There are a lot of problems with that.

For starters, what about public hotspots?

The owner cannot monitor what goes on with that 24/7 and cannot be held responsible if someone abused it.

In the USA there have been several cases where this logic of IP address = Individual was tested, and every time the judge ruled against it.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/297475-ip-address-not-a-person-judge-says-in-copyright-lawsuit

https://consumerist.com/2015/04/10/judge-says-an-ip-address-is-not-enough-to-identify-a-movie-pirate/
 
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