I don’t mind posting my thoughts online. Why not? But I do not want to post sensitive personal information online. Unfortunately doing the former without doing the latter is getting harder. More and more companies are taking — read “stealing” — freely available personal data and posting it on their own sites in order to produce new services, and thereby make money. That means that data passes out of your control.
A few days ago I had a run-in with someone rather unpleasant online who started threatening me. This led me to consider just how much information a malicious person might be able to locate about me. Could someone find my home address, telephone number and so on? I’ve always been cautious; but the answer is “too much”.
I’ll be moving the roger-pearse.com domain to another registrar. This is because the existing one, Network Solutions, demand money not to broadcast a lot of personal information about me online. I’ve resorted to turning the WHOIS entry into garbage, but this is not ideal.
During the changeover it is possible that the site may become inaccessible for a while. Don’t be alarmed if this happens; it will get fixed!