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How is Twitter tracking me?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by mike719, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mike719

    mike719 Newbie

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    I had my Twitter app suspended permanently a while back. I tried to create another one and it was suspended shortly after. Then I started trying to cover my tracks. Over several iterations, they kept figuring out it was me and suspending my app.

    So I waited a while... A few months later, I wiped out my cookies and created a new Twitter account through a proxy using a different browser. I created the app through the same proxy. Then I never logged into Twitter directly from this account again. I did not sign up for the app with any of my other Twitter accounts.

    I bought a new domain with WhoisGuard protection at namecheap. I hosted it at a new server with a different IP address. And, I created the app from scratch, starting over completely so the site looked nothing like the old site and no similar code.

    I have Google Analytics on it but not Google Adsense (as they have the same ID in all of the ads).

    There is an upgrade page but I created a new PayPal account to handle the purchases.

    After my app was growing for a while, they suspended me and sent the same message for the reason, indicating that they knew it was me.

    How in the hell can they possibly know that this app was created by me? Can anyone help me think of some way that they could have used to trace it back to me? The only way I can think of is that they somehow got the whois on the domain even though it had namecheap whoisguard on it from the very beginning.

    Any ideas? :banghead:

    Thanks!
     
  2. mike719

    mike719 Newbie

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    No ideas yet? C'mon I expected more from you black hatters :p
     
  3. clickguy

    clickguy Junior Member

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    If you are using the same/similar profile details (text, image...) or registration details, they might suspect, then visit your website and verify (hosting, whois...).
     
  4. mike719

    mike719 Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply - but nope, different image, profile descriptions, registrations for twitter accounts are from different domains with different names on them.

    Any other ideas? Is it possible namecheap provided my contact info to them?
     
  5. clickguy

    clickguy Junior Member

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    That is a possibility, but they have to suspect you first. You must have left a trail, maybe something you did with the first app or data being sent to their server.
     
  6. mike719

    mike719 Newbie

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    I suppose, I can't imagine what though. The last app was different, did different things, was a different service really. I'm out of answers.
     
  7. ibilalx

    ibilalx Registered Member

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    Maybe your method doesn't work and your spamming.. Check their TOS..
     
  8. mike719

    mike719 Newbie

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    I've read their TOS many times. My first suspension was a legitimate misunderstanding of their terms which they responded to with "BANNED FOR LIFE".

    I have changed it drastically and there is nothing spammy about it. They have even told me that apps I make that are 100% compliant with their rules will be suspended. They are just out for me for some reason.