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6 Government Surveillance Programs Designed to Watch What You Do Online


Society & Culture  (tags: society, rights, police, government, freedoms, internet, law, media, activists, americans, abuse )

Cal
- 682 days ago - alternet.org
If you are a user of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Craigslist or another popular site, the U.S. security state is watching you.



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Tomoko Harris (83)
Friday June 8, 2012, 7:37 pm
OK I will cancel these all!
 

Freya H. (287)
Friday June 8, 2012, 8:41 pm
You can't trust anybody, can you? This is just one more reason to not have a Facebook account.
 

l L. (1)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:52 pm
yeah; we know cal.... thx for the info. what can you do? It is amusin sometimes to me and sometimes not when people think they are getting over on you and you see right thru them. Most times it just amuses me. It is their game. I keep focused on my goals and say it's your game not mine and I keep it movin annother day. In some ways I just don't care. My mind is in this world but not consummed by it. I am just passing thru. The real living for me is not here is this place called planet earth. Someday I will be amongst nothing but good people and I won't have to have my guard and awarenss up all of the time. Thx cal for the update.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 1:38 am
I think we all just have to grin and bear it. Clandestine activities are just that and we'll never know for certain what information is being collected about us.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 4:11 am
noted
 

John S. (294)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:18 am
I think they would be better off looking at Care2 than LinkedIn.
 

l L. (1)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:27 am
why john do you think we/you are -not- being watched on care2 by the powers that be? we are not nieve.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 12:33 pm
But surely Care2 is safe..nothing to see here..move along..;) LOL! I still expect a Taser to shock me every time I log on here!;)
 

colleen p. (38)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:23 am
they will watch me, and go crazy. and all jump out windows.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 7:24 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Virginia Duncan (41)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:01 am
No privacy on internet
Noted!
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:14 pm
Only one I use of these is Youtube, and I haven't taken membership there, I only watch videos and listen to music. The DHS, IRS, TSA, BATFE, and DEA should be dissolved and destroyed. The NSA should be limitted to military security unless Congress declares a war, when they can go national for the duration to protect military tactical data. Down with the stupid spyworld game!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:26 pm
they must be supplying extra coffee and Redbull to whoever is watching me google craft websites and trivia facts. Every once and a while I wake them up using words like bomb/gunpowder/smuggle/target/uranium/poison/ waterboarding/ thumbscrews....
I will never be lost because someone is keeping tabs on me. Who needs homealert gizmos when there is a survilance van parked across the street?
Note to eavesdropper: I get up late, don't expect me to make you coffee for breakfast- get your own and don't throw the cup on my lawn.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:19 pm
any website you go on, they are watching, any website that enables comments anyway.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:31 pm
Wow. I hope they enjoy snooping on us. Maybe they'd like to check out the young bear that came to my hummingbird feeder last night as I was eating dinner. He might have a thing or two to say to them.
 

John B. (215)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:25 pm
Thanks Cal for posting David Rosen's article. Probably to late for me though. LOL. Read and noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:27 pm
Noted.
 

Shan D. (46)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:43 pm
The last time I ordered pizza online, I got a Facebook popup, exhorting me to Share this very important information with all my friends.

Facebook needs to get a life.
 

Robert Hardy (64)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:19 pm
OK, are we really suppose to surprised that these agencies and perhaps even more are following our every move? Give me a break. Of course they are. But what have you done this week to worry about them having the information? I haven't done much. So..... the point is?
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:51 pm
This is just so wrong. We don't have any privacy anymore and our rights are being taking from us, also. What has happened to our freedom of speech and our privacy? The United States is becoming like a communist country. If they want to watch somebody, let them watch people that are doing something illegal and leave us ALONE. You would think they would have better things to do than watch people that aren't doing anything. There are a lot of corrupt and evil things going on right now, this should keep these people business. Stay out of our business, most people are not doing anything illegal. Have proof or a very good reason to be spying on the public, otherwise, stop being so noisy. i don't think these people would like it if we where spying on them!!!!
 

Ken S. (3)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:27 pm
A fact of life, I'm afraid. There will always be snoops, interfering busybodies with files, like the FBI and the CIA - self-important secret organisations, that probably do more harm than good. They are the eyes and ears of governments, and are not answerable or accountable to the public. Their immunity allows them to detain, torture and imprison at will - as they have done at Guantanamo Bay - and their killing spree, with drones in Pakistan. In Australia ASIO can detain people indefinitely without providing a reason. They are above the law, and therefore may be open to bribery and corruption, like the case with the AWB kick backs scandal in Iraq, when the inquiry was aborted without an adequate explanation.
 

Ira Herson (13)
Monday June 11, 2012, 4:33 am
You should never publish on the Internet anything you are not proud of. By it's very nature it is going to be read by everyone that has any interest.

If it is a secret do not transmit it. simple. I think things like twitter and Facebook are like writing on a billboard. Social media is meant to be read by anyone. Do I think that governments are too intrusive into private lives. Yes I do! It is a sad fact of life that as technology grows the world shrinks.

Ken I agree with you that governments should be held accountable. It is not the technology that snoops - it is the people that control it. I know it sounds like I am saying that "guns don't kill people - people kill people". But like all technology you have to have controls. There has to be watch dogs set up to make sure abuse is kept to a minimum. Corruption will never be stamped out even without technology there was corruption.
 

Robert B. (57)
Monday June 11, 2012, 5:31 am
1984 is here.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday June 11, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted. Thanks Cal. Social paranoia. Too many people are worried about controlling others. With good reasons. Too many people period.
 

colleen p. (38)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:06 am
but if you have passion, Ira, then no regrets. if I took many bones and made my own creature out of them, people have the right and are good people to say they want to murder me for desicrating the skellitons of 7 types of animals to make a new monster.


and they will be defended and called good people. meanwhile I'll be called a bully for making fun of some 50 year old who wishes Stewie Griffin were real so he can marry him, yes even with Stewie still being a baby.
 

Janet G. (0)
Monday June 18, 2012, 1:25 pm
Scary.
 
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