I've learned, due to recent events, that one should not trust LOL.
Yes, i do trust certain individuals, and have some true friends but there's some safety aspects I completely forgot about but due to recent events, it has prompted me to raise my concerns publicly, about INTERNET SAFETY.
- one shouldn't use their last name in an email address. These days, all people need is your last name, to find out anything they want (especially if you are listed in the phonebook)
- just because you pay for a membership, does not mean that what you said is private. Paying is a false sense of security, which usually comes at a cost greater than the almighty $$$$.
- never share info that you deem private, in private messages..... many people can access those, fairly easily. This one I know well, due to being a computer geek, with an even bigger computer geek for a husband LMAO.
- be very careful who you trust, and remember that people with the means to, can use anything you say against you or your family.
I would hate to see someone else get hurt, or their families hurt.
There are some genuinely nice and trustworthy people out there....but you need to really think twice before trusting someone online.
Here's a link: http://www.priv.gc.ca/fs-fi/02_05_d_13_e.cfm
and another: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/le/cyber-eng.aspx