It was the closing night of the Lincoln Lodge, a fantastic comedy venue in Chicago in the back of a now-closed diner.They’ve since moved, but after that show, I thought I should take a breather from drinking — and eating meat — and focus on productivity. As someone who’s been drinking since his senior year of high school (sorry mom, we weren’t just “hanging out” in the basement), most events in my life revolved around booze.It’s just a fake address of a hotel that was in the same zip code where I lived.I used it to register some domains, knowing that the whois information all too often becomes public. The attacker gave Amazon my fake details from a whois query, and got my real address and phone number in exchange.If you enter someone’s phone number into the search box on Facebook, the site can perform a reverse look-up and tell you who the phone number belongs to.You can see in the screenshot how I entered the mobile phone number of someone I am not Facebook friends with, and instantly was offered their name, photograph and a link to their profile.Jonathan Zarra knew something about Pokémon Go that most people didn’t.
Even if you altered your privacy settings to ensure that your phone number is only visible to you, other people can still use it to look you up.In her opinion, a privacy setting that says “Only me” attached to her phone number meant it shouldn’t be shared with any of her Facebook friends – and certainly should not accessible by me, as I’m not even one of her online friends. Or picture meeting someone at a party and giving them your phone number – and not realising that you were also potentially sharing your full name and other contact information.And yet, if I entered her phone number into Facebook it would instantly tell me that she owned the number. You can probably dream up other privacy concerns of your own about this Facebook “feature”.And I remember everything that happened during the events, too, which is always nice.2.You have way less regrets Since I stopped drinking, I’ve yet to wake up and look at my phone, see something I texted, and go, “Ugh, wwwwwwhhhhhy.” I’m in control of my actions basically all of the time.