In Pictures: Can your IP address give away your identity?

Can hackers, stalkers, criminals, and other Internet users track you down by your Internet Protocol (IP) address?

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Doe knows YouTube Now Doe knows that this person is in Mountain View, Calif., and works for YouTube, a Google-owned subsidiary. If Doe knows anyone in the Mountain View area who works for YouTube, he has likely found the culprit. If Doe doesn't know anyone, he can call YouTube and provide them with the time, date, URL, and message and then ask them to check their logs for the name of the individual.

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