Got a PhD, got a cushy research job that I really like, but have extracurriculars that I'd like to pursue and have concerns about pursuing them under my real (academic) name. [more inside]
So, one week ago I posted an ad on the website "HotPads", advertising my house in Portland for rent, for $2395. A few days later, I noticed that someone had posted a duplicate ad of my listing, but for $1900. People then started knocking on my door (the address on my ad), all saying the same thing -- telling me about a guy in Brooklyn, NY, who is USING MY NAME, posing as me, sending people emails and talking with them on the phone, trying to scam them into sending him a deposit for my house. Gah! [more inside]
Is there a simple solution for logging into one website under two identities simultaneously using the same (preferably Firefox) browser window during the same session? [more inside]
What are the practical and ethical issues regarding using pen names on internet sites that expect people to use their real name?
What are the practical and ethical issues regarding using pen names on internet sites that expect people to use their real name? [more inside]
Having a minor freak out about identity theft, and looking for advice on making sure all my online information is as secure as possible. [more inside]
Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
As a Facebook refuser (I've never signed up, never will) is there a best way to monitor any photos or writings that may be linked to my (quite rare) real name? [more inside]