Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
nothing is ever 100% anonymous on the Internet but a site can't tell if an image is being show in your browser or saved to your harddisk only that data is sendt to an IP connected to the MAC Address of your netcard
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
Another concern is that that image is someone else's property and may be copyrighted, so technically, you should ask first if the person/company will allow use of their property.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
The image isn't anything dirty, nor is it necessarily copyrighted... I mean, it's a photo still from a movie I like that I wanted to use as my avatar photo. So I suppose technically it's copyrighted, but I'm not trying to pass it off as really being me, or mine. I see people using that kind of thing for avs all the time.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm not worried about the image I'm using, I'm worried about other users on the site being able to somehow find out that the image was uploaded from my computer (IP address, location, etc)
Like, could the admins at a social networking site see that the image was uploaded from my computer?
When I prompt the "upload" it only gives me the option to directly upload it from my computer, and as I said in my OP, it comes up with my iMac computer ID or whatever as the source of the file. (In the upload bar). Once I upload it, I think this information disappears, as I've tried to inspect other users avatars and it says owner info is private... but can the admins see WHERE the photo was uploaded from?
Does something like TOR block this? Or do I need something else? I tried to do some research on it and found another user asking a similar question and someone responded saying they needed to tunnel it or something?
Again, I'm not asking this b/c I'm trying to upload some inapropriate photo, but because this site is very strict about multiple accounts, and I have another account there that I'm not ready to delete yet. I just want to have a second, 100% anonymous account. (and feel I should also put it out there that it's not to do anything illegal or harmful to anyone either) just for me.
Thanks again for any more answers on this.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
the best that I can recommend is that you open the picture and take a screenshot (shift + command 3 or shift + command 4) of it then retitle.
as babowa says you should ask owner's permission first...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
I think you can use a proxy server...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to AnnieMouse)
I wasn't referring to it being inappropriate - the content really has no bearing on whether you can use someone else's property. A movie is always copyrighted, so any content associated with it would also be. If I post a pic online, it is my property - and, because I know most everyone downloads most everything, I've chosen not to post anything of mine online. If there was something sinister going on, with today's tracking and hacking capabilities, yes, an entity like the FBI or similar could probably determine where it came from. A website probably could not, but I don't know for certain.