I fucked up my opsec. There could be a point of time in the future when I'm wanted by NSA/FBI or some like that.
I have a burner phone and I installed Telegram on it, which is fine, but then I added my account on my desktop computer with no VPN... so now Telegram knows my home IP address. Fuck. How bad is this? I mean, is Telegram known for giving away their users to authorities? Should I delete the account or too late now?
fuck :( my name is my project name, I'm launching some time this year... I kinda like nicebit.net -- rebranding again... fuck fuck fuck
don't take it too seriously. was just joking. in all likeliness you've been pwnd privacy wise a whole bunch of times already and just don't know it. remaining completely anonymous is exceedingly hard.
good luck in any case.
I was extra paranoid, and this is not my first nym. By extra paranoid I mean I never touched anything online without Tor and/or VPN, and the mobile number connected to my nym is bought for cash and never connected to my wireless or anything.
I could dox myself by writing style or some personal info maybe? I talk too much sometimes lol
@nicebit yea, writing style, online hours of day to narrow timezone, correlation of burner cell signal with normie cell signal (e.g. if you travel with both). idk, I'm no spook/hacker. just assume that it's practically impossible to avoid the NSA if you're targeted specifically.
@pox @nicebit Good! Be anonymous is impossible! Privacy advocates must learn this. The fewer paths the easier it is to find. The better approach, in my very humble opinion, is to have as many possible paths as possible and as many of those as possible being dead ends or fake outs. "They" are not stupid. The more paths in the maze the more difficult the maze. Make all of them! Multiply them!
Complexity = difficulty.
Andrew, so you would recommend me to start a new nym identity and launch the business on a different domain name? I did that already a couple times, can do one more time I guess. I do like the logo, that's a pity to give up :)
I don't think staying pseudonymous is impossible, Satoshi did it :) There are many darknet sites who are wanted, but "they" can't find them...
@nicebit @pox Well, there comes a point where you have no choice. Having a business makes it, essentially, literally impossible. As a business you have to interact with public customers. In business, you have no choice, in my opinion, but to keep your enemies closer. Otherwise you will not have the ability to earn customer trust. That advice was intended more for individuals.
When you are a business, you essentially are posting flags everywhere. Nice logo!
I ended up deleting my Telegram account, I don't think I doxxed myself too badly.
I'm building a darkweb-style business, no KYC, completely pseudonymous, Bitcoin only. I'm not gonna be selling drugs or anything, but I'm also not gonna be paying any taxes, and that could be a problem if my government finds out... I'm not in US, so that's good -- I believe US has the toughest 3-letter agencies, my country is nowhere as scary.
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