posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 11:58 PM
To be blunt....yes. The powers that be "have your number" when you visit sites like Al Jazeera.
Wait, let me rephrase my opening statement. If the "powers that be" had any reason to track visitors to the Al Jazeera site (which they most
certainly might have), then your IP (and ultimately, your identity) is probably available to some government security agencies.
The real question that you have to ask yourself is whether "the powers that be" really have any reason to track "you" down? Remember, a site like
Al Jazeera gets quite a few hits every day. Most of those visitors are just people who are interested in simply visiting a site that they often hear
referred to on CNN and the other news outlets. Considering that the government would have to "check out" thousands and thousands of visitors to Al
Jazeera, the task would be daunting if not outright impossible.
Personally, I'd rest easy. I'd visit Al Jazeera and pretty well any site without too much paranoia. If I did worry about anything, I'd worry more
about picking up some nasty virus or trojan.