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ATS: How Big Brother Is Watching... You

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posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 01:56 PM
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Congratulations. Big Brother has just identified you as a potential threat to the security of the United States because you might have used words like “take out” (as in taking someone out when you were in fact talking about ordering takeout for lunch) or “D-Day” (as in deadline for some nefarious activity when you were talking about going to the new World War II Memorial to recognize the 60th anniversary of D-Day).
 

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I post this story at great peril to my freedom as the selected summary above contains several key words that are being targeted by covert operatives with the department of Fatherland... ahhhh I mean homeland security. While I am being sarcastic, who really knows just what these black box folks are looking at.

Does it make you feel safer from terrorists?

Are americans entitled any privacy?

Does complaining about it get put in your file? If so bring it on, I am ready for gitmo and my k-y is packed.


[edit on 24-6-2004 by Zion Mainframe]




posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:46 PM
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I honestly don't give a hoot about it who or what reads what I say or sees what I do.

If they want to come after me for saying Dubja is a dumbass and the road the world is currently going needs to be altered, then so be it. I'll stand my ground and won't let them take me without a fight they'll remember for a long time.

Paranoia is a waste of time. Who cares what anyone thinks about you, your true actions are what counts, and as long as they are actions of good, noone even has the right to think wrong of you.

The only person you need to worry about of what he or she thinks of you, is yourself.

The only and soul reason I'm interested in things like Echelon and the fabled PROMIS software is because of what they are, they are the pinacles of IT technology. Database and computer/human interaction and comprehension at its best.

[edit on 24-6-2004 by thematrix]



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:50 PM
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I got this list of keywords that the NSA's Echelon project is supposedly scanning all overseas email for. I'm not sure if it's valid (probably isn't), but it's a pretty entertaining list anyway. Goes well with any overseas email.

Explosives, guns, assassination, conspiracy, primers, detonators, initiators, main charge, nuclear charges, ambush, sniping, motorcade, IRS, BATF, jtf-6, mjtf, hrt, srt, hostages, munitions, weapons, TNT, rdx, amfo, hmtd, picric acid, silver nitrite, mercury fulminate, presidential motorcade,salt peter, charcoal, sulfur, c4, composition b, amatol, petn, lead azide, lead styphante, ddnp, tetryl, nitrocellulose, nitrostarch, mines, grenades, rockets, fuses, delay mechanism, mortars, rpg7, propellants, incendiaries, incendiary device, thermite, security forces, intelligence, agencies, hrt, resistance, psyops, infiltration, assault team, defensive elements, evasion, detection, mission, communications, the football, platter charge, shaped charges, m118, claymore, body armor, charges, shrapnel, timers, timing devices, boobytraps, detcord, pmk 40, silencers, Uzi, HK-MP5, AK-47, FAL, Jatti, Skorpion MP, teflon bullets, cordite, napalm, law, Stingers, RPK,SOCIMI 821 SMG, STEN, BAR, MP40, HK-G3,FN-MAG, RPD,PzB39, Air Force One, M60, RPK74, SG530, SG540, Galil arm, Walther WA2000, HK33KE, Parker-Hale MOD. 82, AKR, Ingram MAC10, M3, L34A1, Walther MPL, AKS-74, HK-GR6, subsonic rounds, ballistic media, special forces, JFKSWC, SFOD-D, SRT, Rewson, SAFE, Waihopai, INFOSEC, ASPIC, Information Security, SAI, Information Warfare, IW, IS, Privacy, Information Terrorism, Kenya, Terrorism Defensive Information, Defense Information Warfare, Offensive Information, Offensive Information Warfare, NAIA, SAPM, ASU, ECHELON ASTS, National Information Infrastructure, InfoSec, SAO, Reno, Compsec, JICS, Computer Terrorism, Firewalls, Secure Internet Connections, RSP, ISS, JDF, Passwords, NAAP, DefCon V, RSO, Hackers, Encryption, ASWS, Espionage, USDOJ, NSA, CIA, S/Key, SSL, FBI, Secret Service, USSS, Defcon, Military, White House, Undercover, NCCS, Mayfly, PGP, SALDV, PEM, resta, RSA, Perl-RSA, MSNBC, bet, AOL, AOL TOS, CIS, CBOT, AIMSX, STARLAN, 3B2, BITNET, Tanzania, SAMU, COSMOS, DATTA, E911, FCIC, HTCIA, IACIS, UT/RUS, JANET, ram, JICC, ReMOB, LEETAC, UTU, VNET, BRLO, SADCC, NSLEP, SACLANTCEN, FALN, 877, NAVELEXSYSSECENGCEN, BZ, CANSLO, CBNRC, CIDA, JAVA, rsta, Active X, Compsec 97, RENS, LLC, DERA, JIC, rip, rb, Wu, RDI, Mavricks, BIOL, Meta-hackers, ^?, SADT, Steve Case, Tools, RECCEX, Telex, OTAN, monarchist, NMIC, NIOG, IDB, MID/KL, NADIS, NMI, SEIDM, BNC, CNCIS, STEEPLEBUSH, RG, BSS, DDIS, mixmaster, BCCI, BRGE, SARL, Military Intelligence, JICA, Scully, recondo, Flame, Infowar, Bubba, Freeh, Archives, ISADC, CISSP, Sundevil, jack, Investigation, JOTS, ISACA, NCSA, ASVC, spook words, RRF, 1071, Bugs Bunny, Verisign, Secure, ASIO, Lebed, ICE, NRO, Lexis-Nexis, NSCT, SCIF, FLiR, JIC, bce, Lacrosse, Flashbangs, HRT, IRA, EODG, DIA, USCOI, CID, BOP, FINCEN, FLETC, NIJ, ACC, AFSPC, BMDO, site, SASSTIXS, NAVWAN, NRL, RL, NAVWCWPNS, NSWC, USAFA, AHPCRC, ARPA, SARD, LABLINK, USACIL, SAPT, USCG, NRC, O, NSA/CSS, CDC, DOE, SAAM, FMS, HPCC, NTIS, SEL, USCODE, CISE, SIRC, CIM, ISN, DJC, bemd, SGC, UNCPCJ, CFC, SABENA, DREO, CDA, SADRS, DRA, SHAPE, bird dog, SACLANT, BECCA, DCJFTF, HALO, SC, TA SAS, Lander, GSM, T Branch, AST, SAMCOMM, HAHO, FKS, 868, GCHQ, DITSA, SORT, AMEMB, NSG, HIC, EDI, benelux, SAS, SBS, SAW, UDT, EODC, GOE, DOE, SAMF, GEO, JRB, 3P-HV, Masuda, Forte, AT, GIGN, Exon Shell, radint, MB, CQB, CONUS, CTU, RCMP, GRU, SASR, GSG-9, 22nd SAS, GEOS, EADA, SART, BBE, STEP, Echelon, Dictionary, MD2, MD4, MDA, diwn, 747, ASIC, 777, RDI, 767, MI5, 737, MI6, 757, Kh-11, EODN, SHS, ^X, Shayet-13, SADMS, Spetznaz, Recce, 707, CIO, NOCS, Halcon, NSS, Duress, RAID, Uziel, wojo, Psyops, SASCOM, grom, NSIRL, D-11, SERT, VIP, ARC, S.E.T. 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Wow...now their gonna be watchin me extra close.


TPL

posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 03:02 PM
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That list pretty much covers every word likely to appear in an email.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 03:11 PM
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I am pretty much free to say what I want to say. This is America. If someone wants to read my boring e-mail, fine. Maybe they will get some jollies from the risque stuff.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 04:02 PM
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Be careful though. Even if your email is innocent they can use that against you for their own political gain. That's why I don't like the government snooping around my emails. Let's say I found the government doing something that was illegal and I emailed some friends who had connections in congress. The government could easily use my email and re-word it to make me look like the bad guy.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 04:13 PM
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I think people are missing a critical element in the panic regarding email scanning. I've used anti-spam products that scan the words in an email. It's a dummy program. It doesn't understand what your email says. It doesn't know what context you used the word in. If the word appears, it alerts the administrator, period. Now of course you can "smarten" it up a bit and adapt the scanner as needed, but more often than not that causes problems. My anti spam program is set to pick up v1 as a bad word. Why V1? Because spammers write V1AGRA (for example). But if someone sends me an email about AOL Messenger v1 it'll pick that up too.

Unless someone has developed an insanely brilliant program to filter through false positives I'd have to say any worry at all about this "echelon" stuff is a waste of time. If a computer is going through every mention of those words listed above and some poor fools have to review every damn time a hit comes up, well god bless them because I'd kill myself after looking at 1 billion people's personal emails and all the boring details within.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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why are badger and bugs bunny on that list... anyway, I've seen that list before, and I think it is quite possibly the stupidest idea ever to scan for most of those words. It just screams HOAX at me.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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This country is a target for people who don't believe people should be free, these days are dangerous,

so I say let them in on my phone conversation, I wouldn't be too entertaining, and they'd probably think i'm nosey, abrasive, and a bitch, but everyone has their personalities.

I personally don't care.

On the other hand I do because it's a violation of privacy and unconstitutional if you want to get political.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 06:49 PM
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O.K. gang,

I just got through with a telepone conversation with a friend of mine in another state up north. I told him I wanted to see what this post was about. We said the whole list. First I said it and then he did. O.K., let us see what happens. I'll get back with you, maybe:-)))))



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 08:39 PM
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Unless you are a terrorist or are participating in illegal activities, you have nothing to worry about. Privacy, as it used to be- is no more. Unless you are of the above, I wouldn't even worry about what words you use to express any thoughts in emails and such.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 09:29 PM
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Again I think people aren't thinking clearly here. Who has the time to monitor the quarter billion plus people in this country and there dozens of phone calls a day? I simply can't see anyone being "watched" to the extent that people in this thread are discussing unless there is some kind of reason to watch them. Obviously someone on a "terrorist list" is going to have their phone conversations monitored. No kidding. But every single average person in America? Come on. With what resources? Again, a machine is dumb and only hears individual words, if you want to catch someone in something you need a person and there just aren't enough to monitor the whole damn country.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 09:45 PM
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If the people running the show want to see what you read and for example watch on TV they will.You might as well not worry about it and go on with you life there not a lot you can do about it iam sorry to say.

And to the people monitoring this and any other post or email where i was making fun of the goverment i was just kidding okay no hard feelings



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 09:52 AM
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It would be a total waste of resources to monitor everyone. Our government would never do such a thing like waste tax-payer dollars.
$400.00 toilet seats are a great bargain if its your company selling it to the government. Thats not a waste it is helping the economy, right?



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 10:23 AM
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Someone should put that list into a large fictional document that makes sense, post it in a few places and watch the reaction then, its a bit better than listing off countless keywords.



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 11:51 AM
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Does it really amtter if the government is looking for keywords in your email? Really it's not like they're reading every piece of email sent. They're simply looking for keywords and patterns. If that proves suspicious then they may start reading. But lets face it, even the likelihood of that is pretty slim. Probably something along the lines of 0.0000000000000000001% of all email sent in the US. And even then, it's probably more than the government can handle. Maybe I'm just a little tired of the super paranoid posts that sometimes appear. They're not reading my email, they're scanning for keywords, relationships and patterns. I happy they're doing it. I do feel a little safer.



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 01:50 PM
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wow that alout of names I delive it or not that is alout of goverment againes. so has anyone conted thee number of goverment againces out there



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 01:57 PM
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And people wonder why the US has so many security holes?



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