FBI brands internet privacy as terrorism.

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They sound like a spoiled kid who's lashing out when mommy took their SOPA away from them.

http://publicintelligence.net/do-you-like-online-privacy-you-may-be-a-terrorist/

Flyer included in the above link!

"attempting to "shield the screen from view of others" should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities."

Really?
.......

And I use encryption regularly and Im not a fucking terrorist.

I looked at the title and thought: That's gotta be a typo. Therefore, I must chuckle! *chuckles*

*reads article* Okay. Definitely not a typo.

OT: This is... terribly. Hilariously terrifying actually. Makes me appreciate the fact that I'm nowhere near the US of A.

"just because someone's speech, actions, beliefs, appearance, or way of life is different; it does not mean that he or she is suspicious."

Yeah, it's looks the usual stuff, they can't do anything useful to jsutify spending more than half their budget on chasing unicorns, so someone has this great idea which sounds fine but turns out to be completely useless at best, or a fucking disaster at worst, when examined more closely.

Similarly, they'd get people at airports to pick out passengers that looked nervous or afraid of the security. Meaning if you are afraid of TSA abuse, you should be...though if you're not you might not have anything to worry about, I guess.

Got to love how the good old US of A is so quick to label people as a terrorist to make the masses agree with what their government does. It's a word meant to instill fear and panic into the masses but the way they are watering down the word a little too much now. \

I could suddenly say my cat is a terrorist if I were to ever disown her, it would make for a good excuse.

Not too long ago I had actually considered emigrating to the US. You know, live the American dream and all that. (LOL)

But considering the amount of crap the US has been flinging at the rest of the world. I've already started looking at real estate ratings in Canada and Australia. I thought about the UK as well, but then I looked inside my wardrobe and saw 6 different hooded sweat shirts and I decided against it.

Damn, all world of warcraft players are terrorists it seems. When those are among eachother, they erupt into some kind of coded language that only other WOWists seem to comprehend.

I'm also a terrorist, clearly. I just finished playing a violent game with violent content (Skyrim). I have maps I made for my bachelor study about vulnerable infrastructure on my computer. I also regularly purchase chemicals like acetone; it's contained in most make-up cleaning products my wife uses. I also posses a lot of violent how-to manuals, because I still have my soldier's handbook and some other readers from my training lying around in the cupboard. And on top of that, I posses several instructional DVDs on how to fight.

Omg, I display all characteristics of a terrorist of the 'use computers to' section. Give me a call when you guys want to stop by and install listening devices okay?

M4t3us:
They sound like a spoiled kid who's lashing out when mommy took their SOPA away from them.

http://publicintelligence.net/do-you-like-online-privacy-you-may-be-a-terrorist/

Flier included in the above link!

Its official the term Terrorist has lost all meaning.

If you like freedom you are probably a terrorist, it is a shame that the goverment fails to see their own hypocrisy.

Ladies and gentlemen we are on the verge of an Orwellian Society, brace yourselfs.

So closing the bathroom door is now an act of terror. Well in that case I am a terrorist... I wonder if I can cut a deal with the FBI by handing over a few million other terrorists and walk away from this terror conviction with a warning? It might not be online, but it's a wish for privacy and when I even want it when I'm not online I have to be a terrorist. I also don't want to share my Facebook profile with people I'm not friends with. I'm in deep trouble if I can't get that deal...

Holy shit.

Just... holy shit. I can't even believe this is a fucking thing. Holy shit.

I assume everyone in the FBI then has all their details online and open for everyone to see? Since, you know, privacy is terrorism. And I think they're doing far more harm to this nation than any terrorist has done.

This is just fucking unbelievable.

EDIT: After re-reading it a few times, it's not as bad as I thought. Still, the fact that something like this even exists in this country right now is just fucking ridiculous.

*sigh* I believe another one of those articles branded you suspected of terrorism if you had "more than 7 days of food" in your home dood. Just another victim of the hate machine dood.

This is... what??
I mean after 9/11 USA went into a pretty tight anti terrorist campaign, AND that is completely understandable since about 3000 people were killed in an instant.
But to get so paranoid as anyone who uses a computer = terrorist
-.-

This is just....misplaced. The "identifiers" are of use to government intel analysts who would already be working the target, and already know these things as fundamentals, not to the everyday average person.

The average Cafe-goer is not going to know if someone using the computer lives far away or close by, they are not going to know if someone "always pays in cash or a credit card of the different name", or alot of the things this list says. Although, the things in the "what they use the computer to look up" list is horribly obvious and a no-brainer. Someone looking up terrorist literature or chem/bio information could be a terrorist? REALLY?!?!

Someone with common sense should have killed this flyer long before it made it out. Not only is it not much help to the everday citizen, it makes the government look like they're encroaching on individual rights. -_-

How long until the grand son of McCarthy rises to power and smites our way of life by accusing girl scouts of being terrorists?

Fuck....Fuck...

I use two cellphones, one personal and one for work...I am a terrorist...

...Fuck

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust;"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The statement stands for itself, the defence rests m'lud.

You guys need to slap some sense into your government and all it's crazy branchy arms. Seriously, they're beginning to scare me, and I'm across the pond.

Terminate421:
How long until the grand son of McCarthy rises to power and smites our way of life by accusing girl scouts of being terrorists?

Pft, everyone knows the girl scouts are all radical feminist shocktroops.

The people claiming that aren't joking.

thaluikhain:

Terminate421:
How long until the grand son of McCarthy rises to power and smites our way of life by accusing girl scouts of being terrorists?

Pft, everyone knows the girl scouts are all radical feminist shocktroops.

The people claiming that aren't joking.

Everyone knows their Triscuits are the most popular....all the terrorists have to do is slip some rather dangerous chemicals into them and we're fucked.

It's the perfect Scape goat.....

Dear FBI,

The LEGITIMATE, NON CRIMINAL part of the Internet could not possibly function without personal security or encryption.
It can't. Why?

Because it'd be the Wild West out here otherwise. E-commerce would not exist.
I guaranteed that if you attempted to police the internet as you know it, the very system you use for law enforcement would be COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED by cybercrime in less than a day.

As powerful as the FBI claims to be, they CANNOT POLICE THE INTERNET BY THEMSELVES.
It simply works on a scale that is MUCH MUCH LARGER THAN THEM.

Even China's Great Firewall is constantly under siege from both sides; and that's an idealized "checkpoint/chokepoint system" for traffic either of ingress or egress.

I remember how butthurt the federal government was when they failed to pass legislation that forbid the public from getting access to encryption programs back in the early 90s. Lets not bring that shit up again.

"Grandma Goodie's grandson set up SSL for her email account so others won't break into her email client to send spam! CLEARLY THEY ARE TERRORISTS!!"

You know what REAL Terrorism is? The employment of fear to subjugate others.
People protecting themselves from online surveillance sounds awfully suspicious to you? Does anyone honestly think that most people employ decryption solely to avoid detection from the FBI? Oh fuck no!
We protect ourselves from the literal MILLIONS of "Black Hats", spammers and pranksters that are laboring endlessly to get access to our computers. A legion of people you cannot hope to stop by sheer numbers alone, nevermind collective ability.

This reeks of fascism and desperation. Insert your favorite pithy quote from Benjamin Franklin here. I'm done with this nonsense.

Reishadowen:
Although, the things in the "what they use the computer to look up" list is horribly obvious and a no-brainer. Someone looking up terrorist literature or chem/bio information could be a terrorist? REALLY?!?!

Or a writer.

Ian Rankin was once trying to write a book including a kidnapping/murder case and was called in for questioning by police because a child had actually been kidnapped close to the area, which Rankin wasn't aware of. Tom Clancy was actually sent information and parts bordering on classified while writing books about nuclear warfare and submarines.

Writers look up a whole lot of weird stuff, especially if they're writing horror/crime/war books. Currenly one of my browser tabs is open as I investigate the rate of decomposition in a thirteen year old girl if she spent thirty years in a duck pond in southern England. I'm researching it because I'm writing a ghost story featuring a thirteen year old who was drowned in a duck pond in southern england thirty years ago, but if someone was just to glance at my browser history they'd probably wonder why the list also includes 'missing persons cases in [my area]' and 'how much damage would a .45 revolver do to a human head?'

According to the Feebies my searches make me a terrorist, according to reality they make me a writer. Thankfully, I'm also British, so the American govervnment can suck it.

Well living in America I can say without a doubt that the majority of the people hate our Government for one reason or another. We are becoming a Fascist State like old Italy during WW2, but even more freedoms being taken away and the Corporation having all the power...

Congress is a joke and only a handful in Congress want to do the right thing, but are the minority, and both Democrat and Republicans are paid by lobbyist to claim their intrest instead of adhering the people. Our education is lack with politics for many states and thus make it easier for the gov't, media, and corporation to manipulate...

There are many good things still in our Country and many good people that care for a better America. We are sadly not united as we should be, becuase many feel it is useless to fight, afraid, and have the attitude of not doing anything until it becomes to much of a problem for themselves.

Millions fight every day in America to stop this crap, but just a few million is a drop in a bucket compared to the total of our Countries size and Corprate power having control of so many of our lives.

taxpayers money at work.

but yeah, terrorist is basically a word they use to brand anyone who doesnt agree with them.
oh well, as long as we dont have cameras everywhere.... i mean, police scanning every package..... well.... they dont scan our thoughts, so its not that bad right?

Terminate421:

thaluikhain:

Terminate421:
How long until the grand son of McCarthy rises to power and smites our way of life by accusing girl scouts of being terrorists?

Pft, everyone knows the girl scouts are all radical feminist shocktroops.

The people claiming that aren't joking.

Everyone knows their Triscuits are the most popular....all the terrorists have to do is slip some rather dangerous chemicals into them and we're fucked.

It's the perfect Scape goat.....

Fun fact: The US military actaully has plans in case of a girl scout uprising. They also have plans for a zombie apocalypse. Here's hoping they read World War Z.

OT: I'm not sure if I should be terrified that the US goverment are considering this, or laughing out loud at the fact that America still honestly thinks its the land of hope and freedom.

"Dude, back off. Don't go looking at my screen."
".....OMG! TEEEEEEERROOOOOORIIIIIIIIIST!"
"What? No. I just don't want you to see my bareback, interracial porn."

The USA is the land of freedom, so stfu and let the FBI force you to be free from privacy.

On a more serious note, the USA is a terrorist organisation.
The definition of terrorism is using fear to make things happen your way (I'm not here to write the full definition, but all in all, this is the definition).

The USA government uses the fear in people of terrorism to have this retarded laws accepted.
They don't use rational reasoning for anything. Every fucking law starts with "Terrorists are dangerous", "Piracy is the internet's terrorism.".

Woohoo! Now I'M a terrorist, says the FBI! I like having privacy, I like shutting my bathroom door, I don't like it when people snoop in on things, holy shit guys! I'm a terrorist!

PFFFFFT, as if! Grow up USA. Grow the fuck up. You went after MegaUpload after your SOPA got shelved, now you're doing this just to try and justify the means of making over 9000 bills in the same 2 damn minutes to try and control the Internet. I hate the USA for very good reasons, and now I have another to add to the list.

Edit: And yeah, land of freedom? Bullshit. Bullshit USA government and FBI. You think you can honestly call yourself the land of freedom after all these bills, and everything else you've been doing? What about that poor 5 year old that got patted down at the airport because she was under suspicion for little to no reason? What about the ability for everyone to feel safe in your country? What about the government actually doing something good for once? Oh, right, sorry. You're too busy taking the piss to actually do something smart. *rant over*

Honestly...

This doesn't surprise me, what surprises me is that we haven't seen the Online Patriotic Intentions Act (sopa with a new name).

Anyone who doesn't agree with Patriot Act is most likely a terrorist (it's not that they are upset the government is pissing on their rights)

Anyone who films government agents/workers is a terrorist or a criminal (if you film a cop breaking the law YOU are the criminal here, not the cop)

Anyone who flies on a plane is most likely a terrorist (we need the TSA to keep us safe)

B---ut I want to be safe from terrorist... here take my 1st amendment rights too. I can't be trusted to not speak out against the government.

The Police State, how's everyone adjusting too it?

Oh you American government agencies and your terrorism, you'll use it to try to frighten people into anything.

Keep up the good work!

Fear mongering and citizen police, nothing could ever go wrong! That's like saying gitmo doesn't represent freedom.

The FBI wants to be in your ceiling to watch you masturbate.

Wow... I just can't formulate a cohesive, intelligent thought regarding this. Our own government has become so paranoid and so frantic to shoe-horn terrorism into internet privacy? Next thing you know, they'll put out a flyer stating that if you eat hot-dogs without mustard, you're a repressed child molester, or if you like cotton candy you're a pedophile. It's like saying that if you lock your house up before you leave, it's because a hooker is chained up in the basement. I hide my screen in internet cafes, and in public because people are extremely creepy when you're doing something interesting. Its a matter of personal comfort, not terrorism. Good Game, FBI, you're just showing off how blatantly stupid you all are.

Oh fuck! I just cleared my history! Quick guys, give me a false identity and hide me in an underground shelter so they don't learn that I'm hoarding Cheez-its for a malicious plan! A plan that may involve feeding them to the public in an attempt to get cheese into their systems!

Okay, let me get serious. Actually no, I can't get serious about this. This is so ridiculous I think it gave me cancer. So if I open a new tab so that my parents don't see the porn on my screen, I'm a terrorist? RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT.

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