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Originally posted by Echtelion
Originally posted by LoneCloudHopper2
Originally posted by MidnightTide
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
People just have to understand this isn't the movies - you will be tracked and what you do on the net will be monitored. Perhaps this is a good thing, perhaps people will stop this anonymous protesting and will actually start doing SOMETHING for real.
My thoughts exactly! Hiding isn't much of a stand. Of course, hackers have to be anonymous, but protesting in masks is not the way forward. We need to practice civil resistance if we're going to get anywhere, like Gandhi did. Maybe form a circle around government, get as many cameras on it as possible for YouTube and as much media attention as possible. Everyone will be arrested and hopefully not nicely (we all know about the mistreatment of protestors in many public events but most people are still mainstream-minded and need to see more of it.) Like soldiers, people who care about the rights and freedoms of their countries and their children need to make a stand for the Greater Good.
As for this FreedomWeb shutdown, it's hard to say if or how child pornography was involved. If they really were involved with it, then I'm glad they were taken down and I hope they get the book thrown at them. If it was a setup or an exaggeration (one or two people using FreedomWeb might have hosted sites with illegal images unbeknownst to them for all we know,) then it's more of the same BS and corruption that we've been used to. Either way, this probably has more to do with fighting truth-seeking hackers and whistleblowers than anything else. The big bankers no doubt wanted Bitcoin stopped. There is no law against it yet and anyone can start a new online currency, but they no doubt want it crushed and they probably have Zionist lobbyists in goverment officials' faces right now to entice them to legislate online currency away. I'm not sure how this could be possible, because tickets and fake money (from Monopoly to Disney World) is popular, but I'd bet anyone that they'll either find a way to stop it or take control over all online currency.
So then only State agents have the privilege to hide and be anonymous?
I think you have neglected this issue. Anonymity is the same issue than firearms... if only the State and its affiliate corporations have the monopoly over them, that's very bad news, for you and everybody else.
Of course Freedom Hosting is an instance of misuse of anonymity (like you can misuse a gun to kill innocent people... like the police does in full impunity these days), but that doesn't discredit all the other ethical and rational use of it, especially in a totalitarian fascist State where people are being wiretapped, surveiled and filmed. This is the purpose of efforts like the Tor project, even if perhaps failed... to protect us against Big Brother.
Originally posted by Philippines
I really don't understand... If the government is openly spying on all internet use, then it should be very easy to find any cyber crimes committed, and trace it down to the person(s) and/or location(s). This sounds like making a big show for a chilling effect.
Everything you ever do on the internet is recorded somewhere.
Originally posted by JBA2848
They have been tracking people on TOR for years. Here is a TV show that is based on using it and using military to do the high tech end and law enforcement then scoop them up for a arrest. Maybe you have heard of it before.
Originally posted by rayuki
well any idiot using java inside tor deserves to be rounded up and put in a concentration camp lol.
java is a hackers dream.
Originally posted by fr33kSh0w2012
Originally posted by VoidHawk
I tried tor a while back as a way of getting around the "This video is blocked to your country" message on some youtube vids.
Me thinks I'll be doing some serious scanning of my drives.
ETA: Just read it again, de-anonymize, Nothing for me to worry about.edit on 4-8-2013 by VoidHawk because: (no reason given)
Use Savefrom.net Helper to download those YT vids blocked in your country it sometimes worksedit on 5/8/13 by fr33kSh0w2012 because: (no reason given)
After the whole Snowden and NSA thing... Ya, right.... like we didn't expect -that- to happen. Hilarious.
Just change your MAC to a generic one and connect to an unprotected wireless network and there is your anonymity
And yet you carry around a virtual currency in your pocket everyday....Your money is just paper backed up by "faith and credit" whats the difference?
Originally posted by roadgravel
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Maybe bonus points since some are speculating it is psyops to create fear for TOR.