posted on May, 26 2004 @ 03:40 PM
All of that information can be accessed through a simple ASP statement. It causes your computer to fill in the information on your screen. It is not
transmitted across the internet, tho. Also, IP addresses are regional, so you can assume a general location depending on someone's IP address.
As for it saying the FBI is tracking you, I've gotten those pop-ups, too. They're ads for anti-spyware and anti-adware. You could just get spybot:
search and destroy for free to do the same job. Don't worry about it, it was just an ad
EDIT: I'd also like to point out many sites put tracking cookies on your computer. If you go to conspiracy sites, it's the FBI, if you're going to
porn sites, it's illegal porn has been detected on your computer. If you're going to shopping sites, your credit card information has been stolen
from off your computer, etc. They're targeted to inspire the most paranoia based on what you look for or at.
[Edited on 5-26-2004 by junglejake]