Invasion of my privacy update....

My dear friends,

Before you read any more of this blog post, I hope you will read THIS piece by Matthew Hennessey titled "Proof that Facebook is going down-despite its big earnings"

Those who follow me know that I have had many of my accounts tampered with the past many years.

When I say many, I mean nearly every account you can imagine, that is connected to my name.

I spent many, many days un-doing what was being done to me.

I suspected who was doing it, but I did not know how.

(Others reported to me what was being done to me, and who was doing it. Sadly, some had fun bragging about some of the antics, in private Facebook groups, ironically.)

I tucked that information away, as I did not have any way of understanding how this was possible.

Two years ago, I was given some solid information on how it was being done. Slowly the pieces of the puzzle were coming together.

However, getting this information did not end this nightmare.

The antics continued.

Accounts continued to be tampered with, and in time, even the companies that I went to showing them what was happening could not figure out how things were changing in my accounts. They could clearly see it, and they were clearly baffled and concerned. One day I will list every single company that was tampered with. I am talking large companies.

This had wreaked much havoc on my life.

There were days I wondered if  it would ever end.

It did not matter how many times I changed my password.

It did not matter how many times I added two step authentication.

It did not matter that my phone number was tied to accounts to help me make it more secure.

I spent hours on the phone with multiple companies, and many times it was their high level executives helping me undo what was done to all of my accounts.

Apple was the most compassionate of all. And I want to publicly thank them for that. Their employees felt so bad as they worked so hard to untangle all of my accounts. They were so wonderful, and so worried for me.

This opinion article by Matthew Hennessy clearly shows that every one of us were vulnerable to what happened to me.

This article is something I have waited patiently for someone to reveal so it would not have to be me.

It is wonderful, and surprising that it is coming from someone I know in the Down syndrome community, as it truly makes it all come full circle for me.*

The daily harassment was something I cannot even begin to explain.

The person/persons who had access in this way, truly knew what they were doing, and they were relentless.

They targeted me, and they did not let up.

Over time, as all of this reveals itself more, I will be telling my story.

In the mean time, I fully agree with Matthew Hennessey.

I too believe that this social media platform will be short lived soon.

And I will be so happy that it is over for SO many!

EVERY person who used this platform was as vulnerable as I was. I am only now beginning to understand how this all happened to me.

This is not the first time that computer saavy people have wreaked havoc with my life. Two of my friends and I in the Down syndrome community are well versed in this internet play, and we fully know what is possible.

Having said all of that, I am migrating my business communications over here.

I am moving what I share about mine and MaryEllen's journey over here.

I hope you will continue to follow along.

As for me, I am more than a little thrilled this is finally coming to light.

Many who know me personally know that I have long suspected this was going on.

Some shrugged it off.

Many had a great deal of empathy.

A few laughed at me.

That is behind me now.

What happened is real!

And it is time for me to heal.

It is time to move forward.

To begin, I am moving away from the social media machine that likely gave access to my personal life, as this article states,  and gave access to those who knew how to use it.

It will cost me in my business sales I am sure.

But it will be worth it to me.

In time, I will share everything that happened to me.

In the mean time, I will share articles that will help you understand that we were all in the same boat.

For now, I plan to continue to sell coffee for my daughter. And focus on her future.

And heal.

It is time to heal.

*The author of this article does not know anything that happened to me, so his writing this was truly amazing to me. I know him only because his child also has Down syndrome and I follow his work. We have never spoken to each other personally other than my commenting on his work.

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