posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 04:35 PM
I got a (just a bit over) $200 laptop from Walmart for myself, for Christmas. Complete with Win8, and a bunch of stuff loaded on it to better my home
First, I took everything off I knew I would not need. Most of the programs are trials anyway.
Second, I took a piece of black tape and put it over the lens to the webcam. Why? I am not paranoid, I just don't think anyone needs to see my face
or anything else and I don't want to chance an OE and put one out there. I maintain a very small footprint on the web, and always have.
Do I think anyone is somehow tracking me, reading my posts, looking at my history, and all the other stuff mentioned in the thread so far? No. There
is no reason to be doing that. Just as there is no reason for someone to be tracking you or anyone else here on ATS. My gosh, every single day
someone finds more rocks and shadows and claims proof Mars had....what? Life? Tech? Spaceship graveyards? In the last few days someone is claiming
that a gangster rapper is an American hero. People daily post about how bad everything is about __________(insert country, government, or church of
your choice here.) And many of them post all hours of the day and night.
Why would anyone care about the moaning and whining of members? Actually new things are seldom posted here first. No one talks of giving out
classified or illegal information of any kind. There are very few original thoughts, outside of trying to fit whatever happens in the news today into
their conspiratorial view of the world. Meteorites hit the planet everyday and always have, but here on ATS there is about 20 different stories about
it, all just speculative, little based on research or real knowledge.
We are all just a bunch of hacks. Maybe you want to feel special, thinking someone cares about what you think should be happening. I don't feel
that way. If I was worried about anything I said, I would be smart enough to not post it online at an open forum.
Just like the gang-stalkers, you make your own story up about the little everyday hassles happening around you, attempting to embroider a very thin
premise into a whole cloth of world wide conspiracy without any real proof, claiming "they" are watching you......and yet you continue to post
That is duplicitous, and therefore lacking in common sense and logic. If you have thoughts you don't want people to know you have, don't post them
on the WORLD WIDE WEB. In open forums. Don't want to use your camera? Cover the lens. Don't want the hassles of Win8......well, you are stuck
with it until you change your OS, but until then, you knowingly purchased a Microsoft OS, so deal. You are not special, not any real threat to anyone
but yourself and your loved ones by maintaining these delusions and paranoia.
Seeing people whine about their paranoia at ATS is akin to the joke "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" and the doctor says "Stop doing that." If
you don't want to be spied on and you feel it is happening here, don't come here. If you think people are concerned about what you think and post,
don't keep posting things.
Better still, get over yourself already. I'm sure "they" have much more important things to do than mildly annoy you.