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(Daily Mail)   Unsuccessful troll loses job in US Attorney's office   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 7
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2012-11-23 04:59:44 PM
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Kittypie070: Hahahaha.

I know I have unique patterns in my silly scribblings.

Is there a way to....obscure them? I'm curious.


Try a Google Translation Round the World Circle Jerk.

Pick 4 languages, translate to each, then back to the original.

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This is what Meow says the Dog does, but she chooses the same languages each time.

If you choose different languages each time, it will be pretty hard to figure out who you really are.

Also, use a kidnap font if you can.
2012-11-23 12:07:48 PM
3 votes:
At least they did not do the reporting of the Fark login of me. I mean he. He probably has the Fark login that is totally not Meow Said the Dog.

*whistlings*
2012-11-23 03:23:16 PM
1 votes:
What happens on Fark stays on Fark, capiche?
2012-11-23 03:21:18 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-23 03:19:54 PM
1 votes:

RoyBatty: I'd like to know more about how they were outed.

It seems interesting a forensic analysis could lead to more than just suspicion.


The way you write is pretty unique. In a lot of cases, it's like a fingerprint. Anyone who is trained in such things can pick out your particular idiosyncracies and word choices if they have a wide enough sample to work from, even if the writer thinks they're being careful. I've caught people doing cut&pastas in research papers when their syntax and word choices suddenly changed, and I'm not even good at it--and that's how I've spotted a couple alt trolls here on Fark, too. So someone who really knows how to do it could probably catch someone with reasonable suspicion.
2012-11-23 01:32:59 PM
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RoyBatty: I'd like to know more about how they were outed.

It seems interesting a forensic analysis could lead to more than just suspicion.


Attorneys have a notoriously poor understanding of IT. A simple "double proxy" (with fake names and gift American Express debitcards for payments) on both subscriptions ought to be sufficient to block a private investigator trying to prove something. Most likely they just had accounts with email addresses that led back to themselves.
2012-11-23 12:13:27 PM
1 votes:
Well said, Meow
 
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