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(Washington Post)   4 myths about online safety that all internet users should know. Subby didn't read TFA but assumes they are: 1) All underage women are cops; 2) All hot women are men; 3) The men still want to sleep with you; 4) Fark is not your personal erotica site   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-11-25 8:39:51 AM  
Haven't read it either, but I'd have imagined one was:

5) Private messages, aren't.
 
2020-11-25 8:47:09 AM  
34) Yup, there is.  No exceptions.
 
2020-11-25 9:41:24 AM  
1995:
Never use your real name!
Never give out your personal information!
Everyone wants to rape you!

2010+:
Always use your real name! And maiden name!
Please tell us everywhere you went to school!
Everyone wants to rape you!
 
2020-11-25 10:16:57 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: 1995:
Never use your real name!
Never give out your personal information!
Everyone wants to rape you!

2010+:
Always use your real name! And maiden name!
Please tell us everywhere you went to school!
Everyone wants to rape you!


2020
We will need scans of your government issued driver's license (front and back) and SSN in order to register on Parlor
 
2020-11-25 10:17:06 AM  
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2020-11-25 10:37:42 AM  
I barely be on here.
HMU on Insta.
@barelylegalanalcheerleader
 
2020-11-25 10:38:10 AM  
99% of the friendly women using your favorite internet platform turn out to be dodgy blokes named Kenneth.
 
2020-11-25 10:40:19 AM  
5. Paywalls are for suckahs
 
2020-11-25 10:41:45 AM  
Isn't "underage women" an oxymoron?
 
2020-11-25 10:44:26 AM  
BIE is a myth.
 
2020-11-25 10:44:58 AM  
I'm thinking of starting a school for internet pervs to teach them basic data privacy.
 
2020-11-25 10:45:19 AM  

Dreamless: Isn't "underage women" an oxymoron?


The underage part?
 
2020-11-25 10:47:18 AM  
For those not reading the article, a summary:

"Myth: Predators tend to groom children for exploitation over time."
Reality: most grooming interactions are fairly short, going from contact>photo>meeting, all possibly in just hours

"Myth: Most predators are adults."
Reality: WaPo doesn't really give details here, other than be aware of who your kids talk to online.

"Myth: Educational games are safe."
Reality: One stop shopping for kids.

"Myth: Girls are the only gender targeted."
Reality: Girls targeted more, but not exclusively.
 
2020-11-25 10:48:15 AM  

dothemath: I barely be on here.
HMU on Insta.
@barelylegalanalcheerleader


Barely Legal Am Not A Lawyer Cheerleader? It's a bit of a mouthful.
 
2020-11-25 10:48:35 AM  
I remember the good old days when viruses came in the form of code that would attach themselves to EXE and COM files.

Nowadays, "viruses" aren't even a thing.  It's all about malware and phishing.  And damned near all of it can be avoided by not clicking links in emails, and not giving information out.
 
2020-11-25 10:49:35 AM  

New Rising Sun: For those not reading the article, a summary:

"Myth: Predators tend to groom children for exploitation over time."
Reality: most grooming interactions are fairly short, going from contact>photo>meeting, all possibly in just hours

"Myth: Most predators are adults."
Reality: WaPo doesn't really give details here, other than be aware of who your kids talk to online.

"Myth: Educational games are safe."
Reality: One stop shopping for kids.

"Myth: Girls are the only gender targeted."
Reality: Girls targeted more, but not exclusively.


Well you saved me a lot of time.
 
2020-11-25 10:50:06 AM  

Turbo Cojones: I'm thinking of starting a school for internet pervs to teach them basic data privacy.


Youll never get a cheerleader in your trunk acting all snobby and standoffish.
 
2020-11-25 10:50:15 AM  
There are no hitmen
 
2020-11-25 10:50:27 AM  
Always hide behind 7 proxies
 
2020-11-25 10:56:27 AM  
Bill Gates is personally cruising through your PC via Windows 10.
Google, Amazon, Facebook, and your phone are perfectly safe.
 
2020-11-25 11:01:38 AM  
Myth: Rule 34 doesn't actually exist.
 
2020-11-25 11:04:36 AM  
The real list

Myth 1:
Most parents actually pay attention to what their kids do online and dont rely on the device as a babysitter.


That is all
 
2020-11-25 11:14:21 AM  
Send nudes pls

You never get the nudes.
 
2020-11-25 11:19:53 AM  
Let me guess, my downvoting this paywalled article shows how much my say matters....
 
2020-11-25 11:23:50 AM  

JK8Fan: Send nudes pls

You never get the nudes.


Note: not so fun when you accidentally send that to your 65 year old mother... or so I heard.
 
2020-11-25 11:27:25 AM  

kdawg7736: New Rising Sun: For those not reading the article, a summary:

"Myth: Predators tend to groom children for exploitation over time."
Reality: most grooming interactions are fairly short, going from contact>photo>meeting, all possibly in just hours

"Myth: Most predators are adults."
Reality: WaPo doesn't really give details here, other than be aware of who your kids talk to online.

"Myth: Educational games are safe."
Reality: One stop shopping for kids.

"Myth: Girls are the only gender targeted."
Reality: Girls targeted more, but not exclusively.

Well you saved me a lot of time.


I scrolled fast until the word Myth, and even counted them to be sure there was four, as they seemed rather light in substance.

/I am a paid reader
 
2020-11-25 11:28:21 AM  

dothemath: Turbo Cojones: I'm thinking of starting a school for internet pervs to teach them basic data privacy.

Youll never get a cheerleader in your trunk acting all snobby and standoffish.


Ha!  I am the great music video producer Harold F!  The '!' is NOT silent!  I saw you on IntaFacebook and I know you would make a great internet musical star.  I have the perfect song for you.  Meet me behind the nearly abandoned mall is a cheerleader outfit and we'll shoot some stock footage of you popping out of the trunk of a car.  I'll have a 7 figure music contract with me and celebratory bottle of Chlor-o-Phorma.  That is MixMaster HiSpeed's fav drink.

Tell no one!  This will be part of a big reveal.  Your friends will be sooooooo jealous!
 
2020-11-25 11:30:53 AM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Bill Gates is personally cruising through your PC via Windows 10.
Google, Amazon, Facebook, and your phone are perfectly safe.


But I only have to answer 10 more survey questions before I win my new iPhone or iPad.
 
2020-11-25 11:31:16 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.
 
2020-11-25 11:39:38 AM  
Here's an easy way to avoid all this:

The internet is not for children.

Hell, most adults shouldn't even be using it.

/It was a huge mistake giving the general public access to it.
 
2020-11-25 11:40:41 AM  

limeyfellow: JK8Fan: Send nudes pls

You never get the nudes.

Note: not so fun when you accidentally send that to your 65 year old mother... or so I heard.


You just tell her that "nudes" is joking internet shorthand for noodles.

On the other hand, my friend's college age son did just that to his 50-something mom.  She replied "Bullshiat!" with a few choice face-cropped images grabbed from the net, BCC'ing a couple of his friends for whom she had addresses.
 
2020-11-25 11:43:31 AM  

dothemath: [Fark user image 300x600]
FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.


trust me, gymnastics outfits are so much better than dance outfits.

/have a six year old daughter
//hate dance recitals
///all slashes in threes
 
2020-11-25 11:49:17 AM  
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2020-11-25 11:52:20 AM  

PaceyWhitter: trust me, gymnastics outfits are so much better than dance outfits.


True, theyre not all Jonbenet Ramsey-ish.

(I think enough time has passed to say she wasnt that hot without the makeup)
 
2020-11-25 11:53:16 AM  

Dreamless: Isn't "underage women" an oxymoron?


They certainly attract Oxy morons.
 
2020-11-25 12:10:37 PM  

dothemath: [Fark user image image 300x600]
FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.


What is in your search history to get ads of prepubescent girls served up?

I get ads for itch cream.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 12:13:51 PM  
4) Fark is not your personal erotica site

It used to be back in the good old days when FARK used the "Boobies" tag regularly.
 
2020-11-25 12:14:55 PM  

bughunter: What is in your search history to get ads of prepubescent girls served up?


No idea but keep it up.
 
2020-11-25 12:20:36 PM  

ingo: You just tell her that "nudes" is joking internet shorthand for noodles.


I notice that there's an Asian noodle restaurant that delivers to my neighborhood via GrubHub going by the name "Send Noods."
 
2020-11-25 12:26:50 PM  

bughunter: dothemath: [Fark user image image 300x600]
FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.

What is in your search history to get ads of prepubescent girls served up?

I get ads for itch cream.

[Fark user image 425x471]


I don't get any ads at all.
 
2020-11-25 12:28:54 PM  

Bob The Nob: 5. Paywalls are for suckahs


They have to be paying Fark to keep greenlighting these. Nothing else makes sense.
 
2020-11-25 12:31:25 PM  
I got yelled at on twitter once because of an "anime" icon and not using my real name.

Sorry for not being dumb.

I give more of my real stuff here on fark than anywhere else. Dunno why.
 
2020-11-25 12:35:18 PM  
You should also keep an eye out for catfish.  They can mess you up!

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2020-11-25 12:40:32 PM  

Dreamless: Isn't "underage women" an oxymoron?


I thought it was one of those phrases Roy Moore-types said to try and normalize their own predatory behavior.
 
2020-11-25 12:47:45 PM  

dothemath: [Fark user image 300x600]
FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.


Fark user imageView Full Size


No description, product name, or anything.  Definitely a change from the body armor and computer-generated slogan tees ("I'm a <tough profession>, who does <manly things>, so don't <thing no one would do, except in right wing fantasies>")
 
2020-11-25 12:56:46 PM  
The internet: the place where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.
 
2020-11-25 12:59:01 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Let me guess, my downvoting this paywalled article shows how much my say matters....


Let me guess, democracy only works when your guy wins.
 
2020-11-25 1:22:44 PM  

InfoFreako: SpaceMonkey-66: Let me guess, my downvoting this paywalled article shows how much my say matters....

Let me guess, democracy only works when your guy wins.


Hey, lets not make downvoting paywalls a political issue. This is something we should all be able to agree on.

Remember, vote early, vote often.
 
2020-11-25 1:25:50 PM  

cheeseaholic: The internet: the place where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.


In the early 00's there was a Joe Cartoon or similar animation of a kid pretending to be a girl in some chatroom hitting on another girl. Turns out to be the kids dad, also pretending to be a girl.

Since then I assume every female I meet online is really some middle aged bald dude.
 
2020-11-25 1:44:13 PM  

dothemath: [Fark user image 300x600]
FARK ad on this page.

I bought three.


Those androids are so fake.
 
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