You do make some very good points in this post, but a lot of this is paranoia. Yes after hours of scouring my name over the net and joining up forums you may have been able to narrow down to where my parents live, by triangulating various pics or whatever. But just what will you do with the information? Show up to my parents house and steal their fully insured cars? I can't see any advantage in robbing my parents house over any other houses. At least not over the net. At very best you could maybe find my mobile number, but who cares? I still am an anonymous face on the other side of the net. Yeah you may have dug up some pictures of me, but they're all over the net. I couldn't care less about random people knowing what I look like. There's really not much you can do with your information other than terrorise my parents or something equally stupid. If I want the names and addresses of random people, I'll open a phone book. As someone fairly liberal with the information I share about myself on the internet, I personally couldn't care too much. If my life really is that much up for grabs, so be it. The only potential downside I see is that employers can possibly case me out beforehand, if they can even be bothered.