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Here's a reason you should be concerned about internet privacy. Forget stupid "nothing to hide arg

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posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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I want to believe this story....but i dont. Put a gun to his head....at night....bla bla. It sounds like the same fabrication extreme type activist put out to support a cause. Dont get me wrong, im with you when it comes to the bull doo doo the gov does, but this doesnt sound right.

Charging him just to charge him? We werent there, and im not taking this secondhand story for granted. Deny ignorance is applicable to both sides of the fence. I dont want to look like a fool




posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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That doesn't even begin to cover the travesty that passes for our justice system. Even the paid defense attorney's are on the plea bargain bandwagon. Further compounded by mandatory sentences and traveling charges all used to get you to plea out.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Sadly enough you are probably right.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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As far as privacy goes, whenever anybody says "Ive nothing to hide" ask them if they lock their doors. Then, why if they've nothing to hide? Right, bad guys.


exactly. How do you know that the person behind your official and private/ public nightmare is not a criminal operating in an official capacity? He may have moved under the radar and now uses the law to harm people. Wouldn't be the first time. That is why we must protect ourselves from these sort of measures. Not because we are criminals or would want to be them, but rather to safeguard against criminals taking advantage of a system made by man and so is endowed with flaws. Why give said system perfect control over our people if it cannot guarantee perfect use of those powers?

live free or die.....Amen.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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I really dont like this one bit !
Its disturbing that our lives can be accessed so easily .

I think that in order to wipe out these online child porn havens , that Sex sites and adult porn sites , should work with law enforcement to make sure their sites dont link to any dodgy material that may land its users in hot water.

I've downloaded a whole load of porn in my time since I first went online back in the 90's but i've never once accidentally downloaded dodgy material, how is that even possible.
From news articles on child porn ring crackdowns I thought that these porn rings were operated on closed server member sites!

As stated by other users in previous privacy threads. If we are to have open internet access with the government able to view our every move , then we too should have transparency within our own government services. So that we may scrutinise every aspect of those that govern us. To ensure that no corruption is present. It has to be a two way street.

Dont let anyone take our privacy away from us, cant we just watch porn , watch cats jump out of boxes , download music and play online video games in peace ?



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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And this is why I don't download music or videos. Even still though, this is ridiculous and a clear sign we're all truly fuc*ed as a country.

Welcome to America.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Yeah what a joke, there is child pornography everywhere, youve probably come across it by accident, and guess what, that video or photo is still on your hard drive even if you deleted it, they could still find it and use it against you. When you delete something in windows from your recycle bin, it really only deletes the "index" of where the file is and the entire file remains intact, unless you do a complete factory reformat to return every byte back to its 0 position. Put it this way, i work in a computer shop and using a hard drive recovery tool we once pulled 90 Gbs of data off of a 20 Gb hard drive, and most of it was intact enough to see what it was. True story, dont know exactly how that worked but it did.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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LOL, good find, I cannot give out such information even if it is true because it would make the job of cracking the password easier by eliminating one password



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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Yeah, I pulled almost 300 GB of fully intact files from a screwed up 150 GB external I had once. That was after a reformat to make it readable by windows again, I didn't even know that was possible. R-studio recovery is amazing. I am sure the goobermint has even better programs.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Thanks for the thread.
Nothing is sacred on the internet. Nothing.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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The ruling elite seem to love child pornography, and it would seem that TPTB love to push their vices on the masses. With that being said, CP is pushed in the main streem media; from movies; to music to whatever kind of seemingly harmless entertainment. Nowhere is it pushed more than in adult porn. Why is there so much free porn on the net? Answer: because the cost is being is mysteriously absorbed by enigmatic companies who want porn to be available to everyone. Ok..I'm guilty of watching some adult porn, and I noticed that on many popular free porn sites, when you watch a clip, you are also shown several other advertisements in smaller screens in the periphery of the desired video. Whats on these ad screens is seriously disturbing, and often looks to be in the realm of CP. These are major sites that I'm talking about. Anyone who has looked at these free (probably about 90% of you) sites knows that I'm not making this up.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by lordtyp0
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It is not uncommon for prosecutors and law enforcement to charge anything they can to get easy convictions and pad numbers. Shows them as being more efficient and effective during reviews.


It is their JOB to prosecute. They will prosecute someone, regardless if it's the right person or not. Ahh the expectations of a job.


The beauty of quotas. Such justice, eh?



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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I agree completly with what you are saying but am of the opinion it may be too late to really do anything about it. For example, yahoo is now asking for people who post replies on their site to first be registered on facebook and youtube has been hammering me to provide my mobile phone for security reasons(no more secret questions and answers as it used to be).

Meanwhile the nsa with project echelon has always been able to intercept phone calls, fax, email, posts, sms and any other form of digital and/or analogue communication. The data mining performed by linked social networks is just icing on the cake for the ptb and any criminal that wants to hack your profile and track you down for whatever reason. It is really disgusting and unbearable...so why no public outcry all these years? Why must things get extremely annoying before we as society decide to voice ourselves and pressure our representatives to enact meaningful legislation?

As for the child pornography sentence, I feel damm sure it was a lets charge him with anything we can because the man is a perceived threat to some wealthy sob. Someone important had a say in this from the beginning. Then they make you accept a plea bargain under durress and since most people can't afford a descent attorney they allow themselves to get royally screwed.

Thanks for starting this thread and hopefully it will help raise awareness. Just be careful of your punctuation.... especially any excessive question marks, exclamation points, bold letters, etc......as some paid misinformation agent will use that to call you immature.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Yeah I've never downloaded child porn either, but mistakes do happen, especially on limewire. I once downloaded a file years ago simply called "funny" perhaps I was naive but I decided to give it a try. It was a video of a guy blowing his head off in front of a bunch of people...not funny...do you really think I wanted to download and watch that? I've heard even worse stories than that of people downloading stuff that they really didn't want to see.

Stop being so quick to judge like some kinda jack wagon.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Ugh, was it the one of the guy in what looks like a courtroom, or government looking building, something with a podium? If so, I think I fell for the same one


That's when I jumped off limewire, and into torrents with comment sections.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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You see, even if you haven't done anything knowingly wrong, they can still bust down your door for stupid reasons and arrest you and convict you on basically trumped up charges with todays laws.



He did do something knowingly wrong though, he was on an illegal p2p network, most likely downloading and distributing copyrighted material. So if you put yourself on the radar then you only have yourself to blame.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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Malicious hackers who know what they're doing could easily get CP on your hard drive without you even knowing it, and without breaking a sweat. One call to the authorities, and you're toast.

I, for one, really hope they take time investigating this kind of crime.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Yeah, tend to avoid malicious hackers as well... who exactly are you worried about pissing off, Ive always wondered about that.

Its kinda like the "An armed society is a polite Society" and on the internet the hackers are the ones packing... so once again easy to avoid.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by 4hero

You see, even if you haven't done anything knowingly wrong, they can still bust down your door for stupid reasons and arrest you and convict you on basically trumped up charges with todays laws.


He did do something knowingly wrong though, he was on an illegal p2p network, most likely downloading and distributing copyrighted material. So if you put yourself on the radar then you only have yourself to blame.


Important people never go to jail.......only those that are a perceived threat to the important people!

If the law was applied equally across the board, then why do we have so many eastern european sex slaves spread out across the globe? Why do we have so much child pornography being distributed? Why so many drugs being distributed? Why so much spyware and virii out in the wild?

If someone important wants you bad enough, YES they will persuade law enforcement to go after you like the worst case of the flu you can imagine. YES they can and have trumped-up charges in the past. They plant evidence if no evidence exists.

The laws are an illusion for the financial elite.



posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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You dont have to ever piss anyone off. The article I posted earlier about the trojans goes on about PC's being used as zombie servers to keep the stuff circulating.

I found a computer security firm, out of Virginia I think, that had this collection of articles and statements from professionals, researchers and instructors in the field and some of them were too crazy to believe.

One that gave me chills was this Harvard guy who made the claim that he estimates 90% of all PC's in America have some illegal content on them given virus intrusion rates and propagation.

I'll link it if I can find it again.

Imagine your family just going about its business not knowing that the computer in the den is an active server for this stuff.

I'm convinced this is a catastrophe in the making.



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