Originally posted by TopSecretArea
Not far off thinking at all. It's actually all to easy to break into someones computer and watch what they are doing. That we are logged on some of
our internet use is allready common knowledge if you have paid attention to news on that matter.
re22666: I guess they might have different servers handeling differenat parts of the world, logging activity and that are set to act on some keywords
or websites. Actually it's not to much machinepower thats needed to keep track of the keylogging in itself, since the information sendt from each
keystroke is minimal considering the todays computerpower.
ok, now lets go with that for a moment. how many guys do you think it would take to monitor just my zip code? keyword tracking software? ok what
words? terrorism? jihad? war? the list of 'keywords' has to be huge, then you multiply that by the number of times those words come up in
conversation, especially anyone discussing the news or world events, and by the number of people saying those words. ok now no matter how
sophisticated this software is, just imagine how many 'hits' would be generated every second via email, text messages, PM's, and so on.
just in my little office today, four emails came through that were sent to depts. i saw the word bomb 4 times, attack twice, and even, yes Islam,
once. i work in advertising. none of these emails had to do with anything malicious but even in context, bomb and attack have targets and modus
operendi. so in just my little office, between the senders and recipients, over 7 hundred emails went out today with those keywords. how many people
do you think it would take to look over the results and investigate farther any 'hits' in 700 emails? ok now remember, that is just my little
office. we make up 3% of the total population of my office complex. so how many peope must monitor my office complex? no matter how sophisticated the
software, either it will produce hits that need to be investigated on a scale beyond the scope of reality or...that software is throwing out so many
bad 'hits' that it is not really delineating anything of any substance. i am just saying, with the population, the amount of communications between
them, goes way beyond anythng feasable when you think that they are listening to everything. all i have to do is write a story about a jihad, slip it
into an email about something, accidentally send it to a dept instead of one person and bam, they have 300 emails people are recieving with suspicious
content. in one click, one guy, in one office, just generated 300 suspicious emails. you really think that they have anything that could handle the
actual number of interceptable communications that happen each and every day?
hey, if it sounds like im just arguing to shut you down, i do not mean to seem rude. i am just saying, this is how i look at it. thats all.
i mean look at the child porn and pirated movies. do you know how much they actually catch compared to how much is reported to be out there? how many
people do you know with pirated software and movies that have not been caught? there is soo much that slips through, they always hope that if they
catch some by luck, make examples of them, it will scare the rest because both child porn and pirating far outreach the scope of the law. they cannot
track even a small percentage of it. that is why they hope you are too afraid to be that one guy that does get caught. now would these same folks then
be using money, manpower, time to monitor everyone but then only randomly bust child pornogrpahers and pirates at such a low percentage as to almost
encourage the activity more than hamper it? just saying.
[edit on 7/26/2008 by re22666]