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Author Topic: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...  (Read 2327 times)

Renegade

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As if the recent barrage of utter lunacy hasn't been enough, yep... you guessed it... here's one to top them all off:

http://survivalblog....-vpn-imperative.html
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Important Message From JWR: The FBI's Cookie Caper and the VPN Imperative

It has come to my attention that from August of 2011 to November of 2011, the FBI secretly redirected the web traffic of more than 10% of SurvivalBlog's US visitors through CJIS, their sprawling data center situated on 900 acres, 10 miles from Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, the Feebees surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of my site visitors. In all, 4,906 of 35,494 selected connections ended up going to or through the FBI servers. (Note that this happened several months before we moved our primary server to Sweden.) Furthermore, we discovered that the FBI attached a long-lived cookie that allowed them to track the sites that readers subsequently visited. I suspect that the FBI has done the same to hundreds of other web sites. I find this situation totally abhorrent, and contrary to the letter of 4th Amendment as well as the intent of our Founding Fathers.


And these are the "police"? God help us...  :'(


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« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 09:04:50 AM by Renegade »

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Re: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 09:18:59 AM »
I'm going to go buy some tinfoil now, to make a nice hat, thereby reversing the TinFoilHat Meme.

This stuff is becoming like a collectible card game.  "Let's see what's in this expansion pack!"

Question: How do we sort the Rarities? By the Wow factor?

Question: How do we prevent the FBI attaching cookies like that? One of the No-Script type plugins, "accept all cookies manually" or something?  P.S. With that Collusion plugin, where it makes noises for each cookie, some sites just set one, some go off like machine guns!

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Re: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 09:31:39 AM »
I'm going to go buy some tinfoil now, to make a nice hat, thereby reversing the TinFoilHat Meme.

Hmm...I wonder.
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« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 09:49:57 AM by 40hz »

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Re: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 09:55:05 AM »
Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you...

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Re: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 08:58:30 PM »
Once upon a time ...
 ... A king was discussion his personal protections vis a vis peasant uprisings, army takeovers, assassins, and the like.  When the vizier asked whether he was being extreme, the king stated, "Oh, I know I'm paranoid:  my concern is whether I am paranoid enough."  Perhaps we should consider that question?

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Re: FBI Redirects Traffic from Blog to FBI - Scary... very scary...
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »
The chronic paranoids are correct. Everybody is out to get them.

Who (in their right mind) would ever want to be their friend? :P