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Blogger security

Reading this article referred to by James Mullan, I can see a lot of sense in it. Although I deliberately don’t blog anything provocative, and I’ve not made great attempts to hide my identity, I feel I’m reasonably anonymous, unless I choose to give away more information / contact others.

But meeting with a colleague from another sector last week, she told me how she’d been looking for a quote about Facebook for a presentation, and found a post on a blog which seemed to say what she wanted…then she saw the name of the blog, read the profile…and a few things added up to confirm that the blogger was me. Now, that’s not a problem, I know her, she knows me, and I’m happy enough to be identified as the author of this blog (what my employers view on that may be is unknown, as yet!), but it just shows what a small world it really is…especially in the legal profession in Scotland! If I’m identifiable professionally, what about personally?

In my personal blog I’d though I was very careful about giving away personal information…but thinking about it now, I realise you can discover the first name of my partner, our cats, what city we live in, what area of that city, where my parents live / where I am from….actually, you know, I think I might be making that an invite-only blog VERY soon! One stalker in a lifetime was more than enough for me, thank you very much!

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