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Ok. First of all, I don't care if twitter knows my ip. But, there are some nefarious individuals online who may attempt to get it. Should I log into twitter with a proxy service? Can they actually get my ip address? I thank you in advance!

Answer
Hi Amanda,

Honestly its not work the time, trouble or cost to bother using a proxy when accessing or using twitter.

Obviously twitter will have your ip address, but there is no way for a third party to get your ip address unless the line is tapped (in the middle) or your using an unsecured network that is being sniffed. Even then if a third party knows your IP, you will be perfectly fine if you have:

(1) Properly configured firewall
(2) Malware scanner
(3) Antivirus program
(4) Windows security patches installed and up today.  

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