posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 03:47 AM
hacks internet web forums to collect the data of all users.
That seems to be worded as a sensation. A member of most forums can see the profiles of members except for maybe the email address they use. What else
is there to find out.
IP addresses, location, passwords, emails. Some forums might be private and require registration or special viewing rights that a regular member of
that forum can not see unless the admin has granted them permission through the forums software.
Depending on the type of forum, they can begin to create a profile of a person. Their habits, their interests, their political views and beliefs,
religious beliefs, if they are fanatical, etc. Profiling.
And why are people surprised? Even by the claims about the NSA, about Australia, about the Dutch, etc etc?
I mean really, think about it..we all have telephones..police, let alone national intelligence services, are able to tap into phones and record
conversations. For a long time this was our main communication tool.
Now we have the Internet. Naturally of course police and intelligence services around the world would be "tapping" into our online communications, or
be able to do so.
Why the surprise?
edit on 1-12-2013 by iBallinU because: (no reason given)