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Can someone find forum posts/internet activity through i.p.

by alfmelmak / February 1, 2013 1:31 PM PST

So basically where I used to work, they'd twist anything about my personal life into harassment. They're probably reading this now because I've posted here in the past, so they save it in a folder and might read the forums religiously in case I come back or maybe they can find me through my i.p address. I use all different website forums a lot. When I get into a new thing, I usually have a few good questions and ask a forum. I.E, if they knew I got a dirt bike, they'd know to find dirt bike forums and read the entire thing and try and find me through context because I never use my real name. However, there have been times that I know they've read my posts because I can tell by hints they let out, but they are so out of the blue and I can't imagine how much they must have read in order to have found only a few posts by me using only context. I highly doubt they had me hacked, and again, the amount of time and effort they must have used to find me with just context and assumption is scary just to try and use anything about my personal life as harassment. So, I'm wondering if there's a 'simple' way to find my internet activity like through my i.p address? I've posted in a forum that displays i.p address, and besides, youtube makes it pretty easy to learn how to find someone's i.p. IOW, could they plug in my i.p to something and find my internet activity like forum posts or downloads or anything like that, or they just read and read and read forums based on assumption or hacked me? I'm on a very secure connection, no viruses ever, no network so other computers in the house can't see what I'm doing, computer is always locked, etc. Thanks

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by Edward ODaniel / February 1, 2013 2:22 PM PST

I sincerely doubt anyone at your former employment are monitoring your internet activities UNLESS you happened to be using their computers and they are investigating your use of them.

A little paranoia is good but a little bit goes a long way. Look behind the big billboard, not behind every blade of grass.

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by alfmelmak / February 1, 2013 3:58 PM PST

I didn't have computers at that job. what I'm saying's that they either hacked me (highly doubt), or there's a somewhat easy way to find my internet activity with an i.p. tracker or something , or something I didn't think of. Other than that, then they/one of them must have religiously read forums trying to find me out of context. I'm not even hiding anything and don't have a secret second life on the internet and am not so interesting compared to the internet, so I find it hard to believe they read that much just to try and get under my skin.

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