Welcome To IP Hell

Kashmir Hill (Fusion):

For the last decade, Taylor and her renters have been visited by all kinds of mysterious trouble. They’ve been accused of being identity thieves, spammers, scammers and fraudsters. They’ve gotten visited by FBI agents, federal marshals, IRS collectors, ambulances searching for suicidal veterans, and police officers searching for runaway children. They’ve found people scrounging around in their barn. The renters have been doxxed, their names and addresses posted on the internet by vigilantes. Once, someone left a broken toilet in the driveway as a strange, indefinite threat.

This reminds me of the Atlanta house where all the missing and stolen iPhones go.  It's referenced here as well.  An early idea about data mining that has very unintended and very dangerous consequences.  

Aside from shredding the lie of anonymity online, I find it deeply disturbing, and I'd like to know how this gets fixed for not just the poor people mentioned but for everyone.   This has the potential to be chilling, and I suspect it's already been used in a bullying manner. 

 

Kris Roley

Virginia Beach, VA, 23453