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#16 Circaflex

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:07

Or just stop being paranoid and stop thinking that the NSA finds you relevant. Unless you're making multiple phone calls, e-mails or searches for how to blow stuff up or kill mass people in some type of plot, you have zero to worry about.

But to have fun with the paranoid ones here, this post was probably flagged by PRISM and at some point this thread will be viewed by the spooks haha

PRISM has been going on for decades. It's nothing new at all. That former NSA guy leaked nothing that wasn't already public record. Think those documents Anonymous leaked are new? Do some searching to see how they pulled all of them from public records.

doesn't mean they have the right to just snoop around or look into my stuff heck im not worried about being flagged but I don't believe its right what they are doing that's the point people are trying to make who are so upset


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:05

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:15

they ARE looking through my stuff,

doubt it, would bet all my worth on it too.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:18

8. Don't do illegal stuff.

doesn't mean they have the right to just snoop around or look into my stuff heck im not worried about being flagged but I don't believe its right what they are doing that's the point people are trying to make who are so upset


Oh get over yourself. If you're not breaking the law, you don't matter to them.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:55

The overall tone in this thread is just sad.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:02

I don't quite understand some of the reactions here.

If you're not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to hide (in most cases). However, it is perplexing that some don't seem to be bothered by any possible eavesdropping. What more could be a violation of your rights? Your privacy?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:04

People are upset because "they" are looking through their stuff.

These people need to realize that this "they" they speak of are computers. A human doesn't see anything until it's flagged. You people honestly think they keep and physically look at a everything that comes through?. Not enough storage in the world for them to keep it all. No point in it. Stop thinking you're relevant to the NSA unless you're planning some type of terror plot.

This post was more than likely flagged because I used words like NSA, planned and terror plot. If looked at by a human at the NSA is something going to come out of it? No, because it's just some guy trying to talk some sense to some paranoids who think they're extremely relevant to the NSA when they are just scared because they're probably doing some type of pirating.

Which brings up another point. This is proof the government and the entertainment industry aren't in bed together like people believe. If they were, imagine how much PRISM could do for them if given access. How much you want to bet there's some entertainment execs out there extremely ****ed at the government right now? Some of them maybe even trying to get access to PRISM and it'll never happen lol

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:20

They can track us but can't track the 10 million illegals...

People are upset because "they" are looking through their stuff.

These people need to realize that this "they" they speak of are computers. A human doesn't see anything until it's flagged. You people honestly think they keep and physically look at a everything that comes through?. Not enough storage in the world for them to keep it all. No point in it. Stop thinking you're relevant to the NSA unless you're planning some type of terror plot.

This post was more than likely flagged because I used words like NSA, planned and terror plot. If looked at by a human at the NSA is something going to come out of it? No, because it's just some guy trying to talk some sense to some paranoids who think they're extremely relevant to the NSA when they are just scared because they're probably doing some type of pirating.

Which brings up another point. This is proof the government and the entertainment industry aren't in bed together like people believe. If they were, imagine how much PRISM could do for them if given access. How much you want to bet there's some entertainment execs out there extremely ****ed at the government right now? Some of them maybe even trying to get access to PRISM and it'll never happen lol

You miss the point completely. If the government has anything troving through my records or anyone elses records then that is wrong, human eye seeing it or not. It should not happen.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:24

Oh get over yourself. If you're not breaking the law, you don't matter to them.


I lol'd

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:27

4. To talk to your friends and family, you can use a HAM radio to chat instead of VOIP, chat, video, or voice.

NSA certainly monitors regular radio.

7. Libraries are great places to find information without having the NSA seeing what you're researched and having what you searched for stored in their database.

If you check out a book, it gets stored in a computer database, along with your name, address, phone number. ;)

I don't quite understand some of the reactions here.

If you're not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to hide (in most cases). However, it is perplexing that some don't seem to be bothered by any possible eavesdropping. What more could be a violation of your rights? Your privacy?


Some things that are innocent, or personal, sensitive, even joking, can be misinterpreted as questionable or threatening.

This can bring unwanted attention and embarrassment, or outright harassment of private individuals or companies.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:33

Under the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the feds *do* have access to their citizens' library records...

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:34

Privacy is dead. Or, more precisely, it has been on life support since the beginning of time. Due to recent budget cuts life support of egregious commodities was deemed too costly and so it's dead now.
Humans are social beings by design. There has been, is and always will be someone who's not minding his own business and minds someone else's business instead, with varying amounts of success, and for multitude of reasons - pleasure, stupidity, curiosity, marketing statistics, vitally important strategic information, fear and quite possibly, because his own business is not much to mind about. That's not to say you should put your business on all possible stock exchanges, but acting against human nature is a sign of mental deviation of certain certainty.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:36

If you're not breaking the law, you don't matter to them.

Wow, if you 100% genuinely believe that, then you are very much mistaken.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:49

You were being spied on for the past decade and it didn't affect your life in any way, why do you need to do things differently now that you're aware that you're being spied on?

#30 KingCracker

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 13:51

You were being spied on for the past decade and it didn't affect your life in any way, why do you need to do things differently now that you're aware that you're being spied on?

So because we didn't know the extent in the past we shouldn't be angry now??



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