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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:42 AM
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15. Homeland Security visited my t-shirt site
several times awhile back. I guess they're more concerned about our anti-Bush slogans than important matters like, oh, protecting the country from terrorists!
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  -Government spying at DU? I'm starting to wonder.... FormerRepublican  Mar-18-06 11:32 AM   #0 
  - If they are ...  meegbear   Mar-18-06 11:34 AM   #1 
  - Will I get flamed if I say "Ditto" around here? nt  TAPat   Mar-18-06 11:37 AM   #8 
  - Nope, it's O K.  EST   Mar-18-06 12:08 PM   #27 
     - I like to ad something to this,  raysr   Mar-18-06 12:12 PM   #28 
  - !  Blue State Native   Mar-18-06 12:44 PM   #41 
  - Could be...and they can kiss my fucking ass :-D  Whoa_Nelly   Mar-18-06 11:35 AM   #2 
  - I'll second that!! n/t  converted_democrat   Mar-18-06 12:31 PM   #37 
  - Might I note..  sendero   Mar-18-06 06:45 PM   #122 
  - Why, thank you!  Whoa_Nelly   Mar-18-06 08:10 PM   #138 
  - an aficionado?  DuaneBidoux   Mar-18-06 08:46 PM   #142 
  - i'll see that and raise you  LifeDuringWartime   Mar-19-06 09:50 AM   #163 
  - WoW!! can I use that as an avatar??  spokane   Mar-19-06 01:28 PM   #167 
  - I'm not computer savvy enough to know how you did all that  Sparkly   Mar-18-06 11:36 AM   #3 
  - Your best defense against personal hacking is a good firewall  Warpy   Mar-18-06 11:41 AM   #12 
  - I have a good firewall and am amazed at how often it warns me of  Talismom   Mar-18-06 06:41 PM   #121 
  - Here's how to check what network connections you have open...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 11:51 AM   #21 
     - I found this... AOL Transit Data Network  RC   Mar-18-06 12:21 PM   #34 
     - I got that too, and the address is Reston, Va.  never cry wolf   Mar-18-06 12:54 PM   #48 
        - NSA HQ is in Fort Meade, MD, halfway between  Dr. Jones   Mar-18-06 02:24 PM   #94 
     - So if I don't see any active connections -  petronius   Mar-18-06 12:25 PM   #35 
     - It depends. Yes, in general your firewall is going to protect you unless  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:33 PM   #38 
     - On behalf of blond Luddites everywhere, THANK YOU!  havocmom   Mar-18-06 01:00 PM   #51 
     - This information is misleading.  longship   Mar-18-06 01:20 PM   #67 
     - Dude - I specifically said in my post that much of the gobbeldy gook...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:27 PM   #70 
        - Proof.  longship   Mar-18-06 02:03 PM   #83 
           - And what a hacker does...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 02:14 PM   #87 
           - That doesn't work.  longship   Mar-18-06 02:34 PM   #95 
              - OK, let's go over some things.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 02:56 PM   #100 
                 - Nonsense  longship   Mar-18-06 03:19 PM   #104 
                 - Yes, you're right on clients being able to use different dynamic ports.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:17 PM   #117 
                    - So the connection attempt you are concerned about must mean  kittenpants   Mar-18-06 07:02 PM   #125 
                       - Hmm.... I think I'd need to do some more testing to track it down.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 07:19 PM   #131 
                 - FormerRepublican, one thing you might want to consider....  file83   Mar-18-06 04:37 PM   #116 
           - Where do you set the ports?  Skidmore   Mar-19-06 04:55 AM   #158 
     - sds-qckads.com is getting to be a problem, no others  uppityperson   Mar-18-06 02:36 PM   #96 
     - I came up with NTT America - anyone else?  suziedemocrat   Mar-18-06 03:41 PM   #109 
     - I have GeorgiaPublicWeb.net. How did they get passed my firewall?  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-18-06 08:02 PM   #137 
     - I have that too  BluePatriot   Mar-19-06 08:20 AM   #160 
     - This is pretty good for finding who you connected to  Jose Diablo   Mar-19-06 08:56 AM   #161 
  - That's scary... Wouldn't put it past 'em.  TAPat   Mar-18-06 11:36 AM   #4 
  - YES  donsu   Mar-18-06 11:36 AM   #5 
  - Go ask the King family. During the Vietnam War the MIGs across  EVDebs   Mar-18-06 11:36 AM   #6 
  - Are you sure? Do we know really where "we" are?  DuaneBidoux   Mar-18-06 09:07 PM   #143 
     - Military Intelligence Groups...etc  EVDebs   Mar-19-06 10:14 PM   #172 
  - Of course they do.  jeff30997   Mar-18-06 11:37 AM   #7 
  - If you are the most criminal cabal to ever hijack a country and you are  acmavm   Mar-18-06 11:38 AM   #9 
  - That is exactly why the terrorists are winning...  Hubert Flottz   Mar-18-06 01:11 PM   #60 
     - No it won't. In fact I bet worrying about another terrorist attack keeps  acmavm   Mar-18-06 02:13 PM   #86 
        - I hope you're right, but...  Hubert Flottz   Mar-18-06 03:28 PM   #106 
  - You bet they are. That is what they are all about.  tatertop   Mar-18-06 11:39 AM   #10 
  - Make a FOIA Request  Sapphire Blue   Mar-18-06 11:39 AM   #11 
  - Read the loopholes/boilerplate at pagebottom.  EVDebs   Mar-18-06 11:44 AM   #17 
  - They hate FOIA requests  Radical Activist   Mar-19-06 01:38 PM   #169 
  - Look who had access on THEM on 9-11 and still works for the WhiteHouse  EVDebs   Mar-18-06 11:41 AM   #13 
  - What port was it?  FormerOstrich   Mar-18-06 11:41 AM   #14 
  - Homeland Security visited my t-shirt site  Ayesha   Mar-18-06 11:42 AM   #15 
  - Almost certainly. But I REFUSE to be afraid.  tom_paine   Mar-18-06 11:42 AM   #16 
  - Well, I hope they find my articles to be entertaining and childishly funny  HypnoToad   Mar-18-06 11:45 AM   #18 
  - I find you & your articles & posts entertaining, childlishly funny & yummy  Pachamama   Mar-18-06 12:15 PM   #31 
  - So, that was YOU I saw screaming from a rooftop?  havocmom   Mar-18-06 01:05 PM   #56 
  - You have a sense of humor, R's love war and all that comes with it  EVDebs   Mar-19-06 11:15 PM   #177 
  - You are NOT paranoid  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-18-06 11:46 AM   #19 
  - I assume they do. Why wouldn't they, I oppose the politics of war.  spanone   Mar-18-06 11:47 AM   #20 
  - Of course  Patsy Stone   Mar-18-06 11:51 AM   #22 
  - You haven't heard of Agent Mike?  no name no slogan   Mar-18-06 11:52 AM   #23 
  - You bet they're here....  infogirl   Mar-18-06 11:54 AM   #24 
  - Welcome to DU, infogirl!  Kerrytravelers   Mar-18-06 12:47 PM   #45 
  - Hey Bush!  Joey Liberal   Mar-18-06 12:02 PM   #25 
  - akamai serves ads too I believe  phusion   Mar-18-06 12:07 PM   #26 
  - They better set up their ads so it doesn't establish a connection...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:15 PM   #30 
     - Then how exactly are you supposed to fetch an ad banner...  darkism   Mar-19-06 01:41 PM   #170 
  - Yes and the DU is watching them  kster   Mar-18-06 12:12 PM   #29 
  - I can only hope so.... and when the regime goes down, they can  4MoronicYears   Mar-18-06 12:16 PM   #32 
  - For those of us who know the basics could you explain how........  Minnesota Libra   Mar-18-06 12:17 PM   #33 
  - Read my post 21 above.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:30 PM   #36 
     - What does this mean?  Marie26   Mar-18-06 01:12 PM   #61 
     - It just means that when you access DU you also get an Akamai connection.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:31 PM   #72 
        - Managing traffic  Marie26   Mar-18-06 01:39 PM   #76 
     - COOL!!!!!! Thanks!! nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-18-06 01:32 PM   #73 
  - It's a banner ad and completely normal  longship   Mar-18-06 12:41 PM   #39 
  - Except MSNBC doesn't have any banner ads on their site right now....  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:46 PM   #44 
     - Let's see  longship   Mar-18-06 12:50 PM   #46 
        - Not on mine. It probably depends on what browser you're running, what...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:54 PM   #49 
           - It's not spying.  longship   Mar-18-06 01:04 PM   #54 
              - Er... I guess now is the time to say I worked for more than 6 years as...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:11 PM   #59 
                 - I don't have to prove anything.  longship   Mar-18-06 01:34 PM   #74 
                 - I lost my faith in Occzam's Razor when Bush got in office.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:46 PM   #78 
                 - What you describe is not possible.  longship   Mar-18-06 02:14 PM   #88 
                 - Shall we talk about the Code Red virus?  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 02:20 PM   #92 
                    - What does Code Red have to do with these extra ports?  longship   Mar-18-06 02:48 PM   #99 
                       - Code Red exploited port 80.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 03:34 PM   #108 
                          - JavaScript is also stateless.  longship   Mar-18-06 03:50 PM   #113 
                             - You said:  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:55 PM   #124 
                                - Let them try.  longship   Mar-19-06 04:00 AM   #156 
                 - If I were a government spy, interested in you,  Swamp Rat   Mar-18-06 07:02 PM   #126 
                    - LOL! And with Bush's warantless searches, it wouldn't even be stealing...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 07:28 PM   #134 
                       - Actually, I agree with your skepticism  Swamp Rat   Mar-18-06 07:34 PM   #135 
                          - Bingo! Thanks, Swamp Rat  longship   Mar-19-06 04:10 AM   #157 
                 - Thank you longship for bringing some sense to this thread n/t  darkism   Mar-19-06 01:44 PM   #171 
                 - & yet you're still cleaning "spyware" off your PC? Not all that difficult  Garbo 2004   Mar-18-06 03:48 PM   #111 
                    - Heh. It's like the mechanic who never fixes his own car. I let my...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:25 PM   #118 
                       - Thanks for the info  Swamp Rat   Mar-18-06 07:03 PM   #127 
  - George W. Bush Sucks BIG DONKEY BALLS!  xultar   Mar-18-06 12:43 PM   #40 
  - During the 04 campaign, I went to see Hillary linton speak at Cal State  Kerrytravelers   Mar-18-06 12:45 PM   #42 
  - don't worry about Akamai  flyingfysh   Mar-18-06 12:46 PM   #43 
  - And that's why they have a contract with the Department of Homeland...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 12:51 PM   #47 
     - This connection is normal and *NOT* spying.  longship   Mar-18-06 12:58 PM   #50 
        - IF the page you're viewing has such an ad....  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:03 PM   #53 
  - got the same thing  sable302   Mar-18-06 01:00 PM   #52 
  - Did you have the MSNBC web page open? Or just DU?  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:04 PM   #55 
  - just du n/t  sable302   Mar-18-06 01:07 PM   #57 
  - It means nothing.  longship   Mar-18-06 01:10 PM   #58 
     - FWIW my husband does network security and said the same thing  kittenpants   Mar-18-06 01:14 PM   #63 
     - OK, ask your husband how many times he gets unauthorized access...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:23 PM   #68 
        - None, because my firewall is properly configured...  kittenpants   Mar-18-06 02:20 PM   #91 
           - A firewall is not foolproof protection.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 02:23 PM   #93 
     - Dude, are you Agent Mike?  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:19 PM   #65 
        - This is ridiculous  longship   Mar-18-06 01:26 PM   #69 
           - Yes, they do. I never said they didn't. My only question was why the...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:38 PM   #75 
           - Explanation  longship   Mar-18-06 03:33 PM   #107 
              - Granted, not all IPs have domain names. But I don't like not knowing...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 03:52 PM   #114 
                 - Sometimes, but not necessarily.  longship   Mar-18-06 04:11 PM   #115 
                    - Nope, your scenario is fine with me.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:34 PM   #119 
                       - Please stop it.  Wrinkle_In_Time   Mar-18-06 09:40 PM   #147 
                       - Welcome to my ignore file.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 10:00 PM   #148 
                       - Well, if you're using traceroute  longship   Mar-19-06 03:46 AM   #152 
           - Hmmmm?  Caretha   Mar-18-06 01:48 PM   #79 
  - Undoubtedly they are. Let them. The operatives might learn  Cleita   Mar-18-06 01:14 PM   #62 
  - Well hell, why wouldn't they spy on us?  peace frog   Mar-18-06 01:15 PM   #64 
  - You can bank on it!!! -- even dumbo Rush has to check in to see  Imagevision   Mar-18-06 01:19 PM   #66 
  - If they are not all total dipshits, they are at least hanging around...  Hubert Flottz   Mar-18-06 01:28 PM   #71 
  - I got the Akamai connection, too  Clark2008   Mar-18-06 01:42 PM   #77 
  - For a non-techie type, it's probably a lot easier to block unauthorized...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 01:59 PM   #81 
     - I've worked in the IT field (all-be-it in marketing) for two  Clark2008   Mar-18-06 02:19 PM   #90 
  - It's Truth vs. perception management via C4I and beyond.  bobthedrummer   Mar-18-06 01:57 PM   #80 
  - Bush uses MSA to spy on anti-wart protestors -- DU? cake!  Imagevision   Mar-18-06 02:02 PM   #82 
  - well duh!  leftofthedial   Mar-18-06 02:05 PM   #84 
  - I read all the posts  sable302   Mar-18-06 02:06 PM   #85 
  - That only tells them what we're doing on DU. It doesn't tell them...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 02:17 PM   #89 
  - Finally in this thread, some common sense  longship   Mar-18-06 02:56 PM   #102 
  - Sniffing network traffic doesn't tell me anything about what you have...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:37 PM   #120 
  - ditto  Swamp Rat   Mar-18-06 07:06 PM   #128 
  - Hey, knock it off!  RC   Mar-19-06 12:56 PM   #164 
  - Having the same problem  TheCentepedeShoes   Mar-18-06 02:39 PM   #97 
  - Spyware is unauthorized software that gets downloaded to your...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 06:47 PM   #123 
  - I've always wanted to post this, and this is the perfect venue...  Kurovski   Mar-18-06 02:46 PM   #98 
  - The facts prove they are here, daily, reading posts and following links  Neil Lisst   Mar-18-06 02:56 PM   #101 
  - Half of America thinks Bush stinks, and wants him fired.  PBass   Mar-18-06 03:05 PM   #103 
     - But half of America doesn't post at Democratic Underground  Neil Lisst   Mar-18-06 03:24 PM   #105 
  - Of course this site and numerous others are routinely monitored  Ufomammut   Mar-18-06 03:44 PM   #110 
  - using a Mac  druidity33   Mar-18-06 03:49 PM   #112 
  - Interesting thread..  sendero   Mar-18-06 07:08 PM   #129 
  - Akamai is good people  foo_bar   Mar-18-06 07:17 PM   #130 
  - The IP block belongs to Akamai. If you drill down past RIPE, you get...  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 07:26 PM   #132 
  - Well, I, for one, am glad you opened this discussion on DU.  Jamastiene   Mar-18-06 09:15 PM   #146 
     - But you have to understand what it is telling you...  Wrinkle_In_Time   Mar-18-06 10:20 PM   #149 
        - I did.  Jamastiene   Mar-19-06 01:36 AM   #150 
  - Nice...didn't realize that. Good ol' Akamai.  kittenpants   Mar-18-06 07:26 PM   #133 
  - It's a public forum; they can read what they like.  dave123williams   Mar-18-06 07:56 PM   #136 
  - When they are detaining pop singers for their beliefs you have to  go west young man   Mar-18-06 08:22 PM   #139 
  - You can COUNT on it. But don't take it personally  DuaneBidoux   Mar-18-06 08:40 PM   #140 
  - Hey! DoD! Spy on this!  Greeby   Mar-18-06 08:43 PM   #141 
  - A better Netstat tool you might check out  drfresh   Mar-18-06 09:08 PM   #144 
  - Cool. Posting this thread was worth it to get a copy of your little tool.  FormerRepublican   Mar-18-06 09:13 PM   #145 
  - WHEN the Government wants too SPY on DU. THIS is how they will do it:  Freedom_Aflaim   Mar-19-06 02:05 AM   #151 
  - It's a little more sophisticated than that.  Neil Lisst   Mar-19-06 03:50 AM   #153 
     - Im very aware of what can be done  Freedom_Aflaim   Mar-19-06 01:00 PM   #165 
        - And we have this interesting little story as a tidbit...  FormerRepublican   Mar-19-06 01:37 PM   #168 
  - Agent Mike?  brettdale   Mar-19-06 03:52 AM   #154 
  - of course they're spying. my house was entered by stealth  upi402   Mar-19-06 03:58 AM   #155 
  - Good God, of COURSE they are, though it's hardly "spying"...  baby_mouse   Mar-19-06 05:17 AM   #159 
  - Sure they are.  BiggJawn   Mar-19-06 09:48 AM   #162 
  - Hey!!! Thanks for the head start  spokane   Mar-19-06 01:03 PM   #166 
  - My Spy Sweeper software removed a military cookie yesterday  mmonk   Mar-19-06 10:23 PM   #173 
     - I put on Post #172 and visited military intelligence sites for information  EVDebs   Mar-19-06 10:32 PM   #174 
        - Interesting information.  mmonk   Mar-19-06 10:41 PM   #175 
           - The domestic spying probably continued within DSS  EVDebs   Mar-19-06 10:46 PM   #176 
 

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