Skip to comments.CIA ADMITS FULL MONITORING OF FACEBOOK, Google, Youtube and other social networks
Posted on 02/03/2013 1:11:49 PM PST by Lazamataz
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So they means they are friendly, right? As all my social friends listen to me. ;)
I reckon they wouldn't bother to monitor something they did not fear.
Why shouldn’t they?
If you’re in charge of tracking Islamic terrorists, and the Islamic terrorists have a big web site or Facebook page boasting about their plans and successes - it’s your duty to look at it.
Remember that any thing posted anywhere is recorded and kept forever. Digital media doesn’t have a “just kidding” flag, or a “typo” or “That’s not what I meant” or a “I was drunk” indicator. It’s all there and is all taken seriously.
I’m against the concept of ‘big brother’ as much as anyone, but it would be negligent in this day and age for our intelligence agencies to NOT monitor such areas of the internet to some extent. Generally speaking of course.
You have 'nads, Diana?
? I am not surprised at all. I am certain FREE REPUBLIC is being monitored, too.
All of our identities are known or at least filed somewhere.
The internet is as important to civilians and keeping tyranny at bay, as is command of the air by a military occupying force.
Simply put, the internet is the new air, and cybersavvy people are the new Air Force.
Egypt shows us the power of the internet. Let us remain vigilent in the commanding the internet, as it is a serious force multiplier.
Yup, they’ve been watching.
Revolvermaps has a neat application you can stick on your homepage to see who is looking at your bio page.
Well, it gets interesting to see “anonymous” locations looking at you on the report page.
Or Washington DC looking at you.
I really should put some tongue in cheek hysterical rant on my bio page to liven things up.
Hang on, someones at the door.........
IP is almost arbitrary unless the ISP is giving up info. The IPv4 address space is pretty much depleted leaving almost all of us on NAT’d address spaces. Reboot your cable modem periodically and you will most likely land on a different address. A simple wget wrapper script querying the root servers for arbitrary “A” records and affixing “www” in front of said record and you can easily randomize your “footprint” by fetching the default site. Kick a random # generator into a while loop and it just looks like you are surfing away. Hard to pin a pattern to that.
I know this will come up, so, DON’T use public proxies either. Those things being “free” are nothing but data miners and the overseas versions are deep packet inspected (i.e., just waiting to fetch some user info to exploit).
Bottom line, security through obscurity is at play. It’ll cost you some bandwidth, but certainly not processing horsepower.
“They have a huge data center to power this monitoring.”
Until the Norks or the Iranians set off an EMP, then they’ll have bupkis;)
Data mining after collecting items from web sites is very easy today. You then collect the data in large databases. Google is the foundation of this technology. The NSA facilities in CO were designed to do this.
Color me shocked. No doubt the Yankee Doodle Stasi already have all our numbers.
And in a special, Quaker style shout out to those diligent agents of the State:
Intimate penetrations upon thee, pilgrim.
It would explain a lot. No one could understand how this hated man could be re-elected. We all assumed voter fraud. While this was a factor, I suggest the tipping factor was Social Listening Platforms and the misuse of this technology to secure a commanding poltical edge.
Who knows the powerful people who frequent FR, and how can we direct them to this thought? I know Mark Levin's handle but that is it.
Many on FR sneered at FB, Google, Yahoo, Wiki etc.
But they have a huge influence on the under 30 population.
Those are the folks who are going to be running the country in the future.
Would you recommend/consider Tor?
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