|07-30-2013 02:47 PM|
|07-30-2013 02:25 PM|
Parenting is a TWO way street.
I did NOT misunderstand..... He had NO idea of his daughters activities and was oblivious to the facts, until a THIRD party intervened on his daughter's behalf.
|07-30-2013 12:10 PM|
Google picture search is getting better. Someday soon you will be able to search on the photo of a person and it will pull up every photo of that person on the whole internets. Give it a try. It's not that great yet, but just wait....
Very scary stuff. Paranoid? Maybe. Maybe not so much. Better safe than sorry if you ask me.
If posting your plate is not such a big deal, why not put your full name and address in your sig? Almost no difference for someone with the initiative to find out more about you.
I'm sure if some of the freaky 3000 mile oil changers on this forum found out where I live they would come and change my oil just to piss me off!
|07-30-2013 11:59 AM|
|Jeeps_and_Boats||I see you.|
|07-30-2013 10:39 AM|
There are many of us old timers out there who remember a time when anybody could go down to their DMV, give them a plate # and walk home with copy of that vehicle's registration no questions asked. At some DMV's they might have charged you a fee. It was usually around $2.
Maybe many of us old timers don't realize there was a law passed called the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 which eliminated the above situation. I didn't know this law had passed but it has been a long long time since I have inquired about looking up a plate. The law does provide provisions in which the plate can still be looked up. 2 of these 14 things include towing companies or employers.
I did find a service that will look up a plate if you qualify under this law. I could probably get away with telling them that I am with WF towing and need to get in touch with the owner or tell them that the owner works with me at WF Inc. Problem is, I don't want to pay 40 bucks to see if it would work. There is also a provision in the law, of course, for people lying about why they are looking up plates.
Obscuring a license plate on the internet became a habit for most of us because of the above and because we leave trails of more "personal" reasons for somebody to get pissed off at us through things like forums. This may put more of a target on us than a glancing look at our plate among hundreds of other plates out there on the road.
I doubt anybody on this forum really cares, however, on the internet you have to be careful about issuing challenges for anybody to find out information about you. Remember the creator of LifeLock who used to put his social security number in all his ads and claim nobody could do anything with it because LifeLock was so good? You don't see that in any of his ads anymore. His identity was stolen after that.
|07-30-2013 10:01 AM|
|07-30-2013 09:13 AM|
I was on all three......incorrect info....
First.... shame on you for not being in constant contact with your daughter... whether she or ex wanted you to or not. That is YOUR responsibility as her parent.
Second.... finding someone is not hard.... it is the accessing them that is hard. My Dad was never around when needed... only when he CHOSE to be. Owed more than $50,000 in back child support when he was killed. leaving children to their own devices because you cannot be bothered is evil incarnate.
|07-30-2013 06:03 AM|
If you're really nervous about your online presence, you honestly should just limit your online presence to nothing. If someone with computer skills wants your information, they will get your information. Likely, someone wouldn't get your information from the license plate number, but from information that can be obtained simply from photo data.
|07-30-2013 05:59 AM|
|07-30-2013 05:45 AM|
|denovo||I know it sounds silly considering everyone on the street can see your license plate, but the real reason people do it is so their online presence can be minimized (especially if you live in a small place). By not hiding it, people can track what you been upto, what you saying, etc. It's not a big deal, but for some people, it's worth the minimal effort.|
|07-30-2013 03:42 AM|
|07-30-2013 03:03 AM|
On further note - a few years ago when my daughter was in her early teens, she started dating a boy. She was living with my ex at the time, who let her do whatever she wanted online. Long story short, the kids had a 'fight' and broke up - he hacked her myspace and freaked out another friend who took her mom. Her mom freaked out, and spent the $19.95 on one of those web services to track me down. I never had much of a public profile - but she was able to locate my address and phone number easily. I got a spooky call from the friend's mom wanting to arrange a meeting with me to give me a printed script from my daughter's myspace page showing everything. I was glad at the time to get the info, and after I got the proof I was able to crack down on my ex and my kids online, but knowing how easy she got the info made me reconsider things too.
Tracing a plate isn't hard, but aside form paying, all it takes is time and footwork - and knowing people.
Before worrying too much over the plate (I still will hide mine online), take a look at how much of your info shows up on the sites below. Most of the findings are from public information too, the internet just makes it easier to find now. The first two are free, the last is $1 for details.
Spokeo People Search | White Pages | Find People
People Search from Intelius searches billions of public records instantly. Search free now!
Protecting yourself should not only come from physical presence or firearms owned - it should also come from your interweb securities. Right to privacy is becoming thinner and harder to keep these days.
|07-29-2013 11:47 PM|
|07-29-2013 09:40 PM|
|07-29-2013 09:33 PM|
Man I hope the guy in New York who trace my plates doesn't decide to fly to California to steal my jeep, because he might be going back in a coffin
And just because I can
|07-29-2013 09:08 PM|
|bc3_Jeep||Now I feel like cleaning MY .40... and the 9mm... and the .45..... and the Judge.... and the 6 shotguns..... and the 4 carbines...... and the derringers.....|
|07-29-2013 09:08 PM|
|terminator012||I like boobs and bacon especially on the same samwitch with some mayo.|
|07-29-2013 08:55 PM|
|ReggieJk||I also always wondered this. Doesn't make sense if u ever drive ur jeep outside the garage with the license plate displayed. But, I am currently wearing a tin foil hat so the government can't monitor my thoughts.... Haha!|
|07-29-2013 08:52 PM|
|07-29-2013 08:41 PM|
|07-29-2013 08:30 PM|
|07-29-2013 08:20 PM|
|O_M_Jeep||Everytime I see an ebay ad or forum pic with a plate covered up I wonder if they also cover them up when driving. Privacy is fine, but I would not want to live in that much constant fear.|
|07-29-2013 08:16 PM|
|07-29-2013 08:15 PM|
|chucky cheese||Back around 2006 there was a guy on here who could tell what type of computer you were on, your location ect. It was kind of creepy. And we are talking 7 years ago. How he did it? I don't know. Boobs and bacon rule.|
|07-29-2013 08:03 PM|
|hipshot33||"Don't worry nobody looks at this stuff." - Anthony Weiner|
|07-29-2013 07:53 PM|
|07-29-2013 07:50 PM|
Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road. I have had pictures of my motorcycle snatched and posted on a lot of other people's Instagram accounts. That is only the start of it.
I feel it is a tough job to remain as much anonymous as I can, but it calms the nerves. There is too many people in this world as it is and a little work can go a long way to keep from being taken advantage of. Now the odds of someone doing something now is slim, but who knows in the future.
|07-29-2013 07:46 PM|
|07-29-2013 07:43 PM|
|bc3_Jeep||A guy can have houses in MANY states..... and title his vehicles in ANY state he lives in AND park his vehicles where ever he chooses...... offer still stands....|
|07-29-2013 07:17 PM|
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