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Jörgen Andersson6-Mar-13 9:17
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JokeThey took everything! Pin
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harold aptroot3-Mar-13 23:24
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The article has some good points, certainly, but:

In the Online Privacy part, these rules are a little strict, but if you want to go that far then you must start with "Do not use (parts of) your real name, EVER". Also often forgotten: do not talk about the weather or even the time. And if you can, even if you're bad at it, don't even speak your mother language. Isn't that all a little silly? Yes, but not if you want those rules to have any effect.

Which then goes on to conflict with "question free stuff" - you can't get paid stuff without using your name/address/some form of payment which inevitably identifies you.
So change that to question paid-for stuff, how did your kids even pay in the first place? They should not be able to do that. If they did, maybe they somehow got their hands on your payment info, which is easier than you think. I know because I did it.
As a general rule (so not always true): if you paid for something on the internet, you just got scammed. Physical objects are an exception to that rule - IF bought from a respected online retailer.

Protip: if you live in a country that cares about that, teach your kid to use VPN (so make sure you have that set up and make sure it's fast) for illegal downloads. Teaching them that illegal downloads are illegal is pointless. They'll do it anyway. They have to - without being able to pay for sh*t, it's the only way to get certainly sh*t. But you can make them do it safely.

Protip: your child will find /b/ eventually. You might as well get used to the idea.
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