This recent news of the NSA having access to all this information is old news.

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  1. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I read about all this in these books some years ago now. I highly recommend both books. :hat:

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  2. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    The NSA is no fucking joke. Yet it is very rarely discussed. :grad:
     
  3. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    I bet multiple computers are watching you right now. :c
     
  4. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I have no doubts.

    They are. I haven't done anything wrong, so I don't give no fucks.
     
  5. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    There is so much the public does not know. They think they do because they watch Fox or MSNBC :jj:
     
  6. newcastlefan

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    i have considered working for them a few times over the years. they have the best budgets and best tech environment and no public oversight.

    ever since i started working, i always assumed everything i did online was monitored. sometimes it was good to fuck around with those clandestinely monitoring: an employer used to issue regular "anonymous" employee surveys. i assumed they were not really anonymous and responded to a free-form question with "our management makes me want to hurt myself". I got a raise, bonus and an extra 5 days paid vacation that year.
     
  7. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    NSA makes the CIA and FBI look like the boyscouts as far as budget and employees. I think they take up an entire region of Alexandria, VA. It's own buildings and campus, plus many sub contractors throughout the area.
     
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    This. :coffee:
     
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    My ISP is Time Warner Cable: I know they are monitoring all traffic. I don't do or say anything online i wouldn't say or haven't said in person.

    Also a VPN with good end to end encryption is your friend, not because it is unbreakable (because it never is) but because cracking it it is expensive and generally we are just not worth the expense of money or time.

    years ago the RSA encryption code was advertised as unbreakable when it wasn't. it cost $250,000 for 20 minutes of time on a Cray supercomputer to crack one RSA encrypted transmission. most of us weren't worth the $250,000.

    today it probably can be cracked on a raspberry pi, but then again we don't use the RSA anymore; we use better encryption but breaking it is still just a matter of money and a cost-benefits analysis away.
     
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    yup, and they never experience budget cutbacks or require congressional project approval. their operations make so-called black ops projects TMZ articles.
     
  11. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    How about using a TOR client? :scratch:

    Are you familiar with that shit?

    Are you familiar with the 'underground' internet (I forgot the name for it)? Have you heard of 'The Silk Road'?
     
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    I for one welcome our new NSA overlords.
     
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    They have completely different functions :rolleye:
     
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    LOL, the exact attitude why our freedoms are going down the tubes

    Thanks Obama
     
  15. DarkFriday

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    True dat negro.

    Word. :coffee:


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    If they were monitoring you, the world would know about 'Dave's Triangle of Safety'
     
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    :watchingyou:
     
  18. Daveindiego

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    Are you fucking retarded?

    Where did you get the impression that I was declaring that any of those agencies had the same function?


    Hey, how about putting the bong down and concentrating a little harder while reading, Smokey. :rolleyes:
     
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    Orwell's '1984' has been here long before that year came and went. It just continues to become more and more advanced.