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ignatzmouse Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:50 AM
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Is Big Brother Snooping on DU?
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 10:57 AM by ignatzmouse
Is Big Brother Snooping on DU?

I decided to put the old firewall to the test as I logged onto DU today. Usually it just runs in the background, but I thought it would be interesting to see if any unrequested attempts came in to access the computer. Anyone care to interpret this? It's pretty freaking scary on first glance. I ran the browser in a small window so that I could watch the firewall results in real time.

Immediately, there were two attempts that were blocked. I looked up the source IP info on ARIN WHOIS.

The info:

Attempt 1:
Protocol: UDP
Source IP: 206.39.24.78
OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
OrgID: DNIC
Address: 7990 Science Applications Ct
Address: M/S CV 50
City: Vienna
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 22183-7000

and is specific to:
OrgName: HQ, 5th Signal Command
OrgID: H5SC
Address: DCSOPS DNCC
Address: ASE-OP-OF
City: APO
StateProv: AE
PostalCode: 09056
Country: US


Attempt 2:
Protocol: UDP
Source IP: 206.23.89.183
OrgName: Tennessee Board of Regents
OrgID: TBOR
Address: 1415 Murfreesboro Road
Address: Suite 350
City: Nashville
StateProv: TN
PostalCode: 37217

Question...Big, big question to all my fellow DU'ers, Democrats, Greens, and patriots...

Why is the Department of Defense gathering information on us? Under what law is it granted? To what purpose is it directed? What connection does the Tennessee Board of Regents have in this? What the hell is going on???

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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:53 AM
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1. That first one is very creepy!!!
I'd suggest reposting this in ATA. I'm curious... :grr:
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:54 AM
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2. Yes
Any lawyers want to represent me in a lawsuit.

If I add the word bomb here will that get there attention
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:14 PM
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47. Brother, Brother Beware
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 09:05 PM
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89. *LOL* Is that your list,...or "their" list.
Just curious. :bounce:

Damn, though. Must be nice making a living watching "the matrix" while simultaneously serving those who control "the batteries".

BAH.

"They" are not protecting me. "They" are oppressing all those like me to make a living from employment offered by a self-interested leadership spending our public wealth and human lives.

Oh, yes,...excuse my manners.

:hi: to Agent Mike and all others. Too bad you waste your lives on chasing the wrong enemies.
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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:57 AM
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3. uh-oh.
:scared:
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shawcomm Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:57 AM
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4. Well, they're not necessarily
snooping on DU, but definitely snooping on you.

You've attracted the gaze of the evil eye.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:59 AM
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5. Are you certain that it's connected specifically to DU?
Has it happened with other sites?
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 10:59 AM
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6. Start
reading up on Patriot Act
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:00 AM
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7. they love to check on us...
I am surprise that Chase Manhattan Bank is not on the list today...
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:43 PM
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87. In 1974 you werent anybody if you werent on Nixon's Enemies List
They can spy all they want, doesnt mean they can do anything about what we say here.

More sinister scenerio is a plot by the administration, Melon-Scaifee, Rev Moon, Rove, Norquist and all the Usual Suspects to shut down internet discussion sites like this one on the grounds that they breed terrorists.

Why it may happen? Because a lock down on the MSM has not kept Americans from learning the truth. They are logging onto the internet to get their news in record numbers.

Early signs that it may happen: rumblings on the MSM about "lone gunman domestic terrorists" the kinds that no one ever suspected would turn violent, a guy whose only distinguishing feature was an abnormal interest in politics.

Where the suppression will start: not here. That would be too obvious. It will be the Free Republic or a similar site which will be attacked by AG Gonzales first.

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femme.democratique Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #87
90. You know, the Freepers don't even get it...
...when the shit really hits the fan, once Hitler Jr. and his best friend Darth decide they're done playing nice, they'll be the first ones to feel the pain.
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 07:56 AM
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92. Now, THAT is a very good observation
When will they realize that their choices are truly limited by the non-democracy they willingly have promoted, and see the * government for what it really is: Soviet-style authoritarians?

Let's see:

Huge federal government which infringes upon their constitutional rights

Galloping federal costs based on taxpayers money

Revolutionary (not conservative) ideology

And so on.
Norway has borders to Russia, and we've seen this kind of society in close up.

I can't wait to see those people queue up for toilet paper :D
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Southpaw Bookworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:03 AM
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8. Yep
Can't speak to your IT issue, but we know from comments the DU administrators have made that the FBI and Homeland Security have an eye here. Including our very own agent: you'll see him referred to here occasionally.
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:08 AM
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14. Everyone wave to our agent
Does he ever post? They might as well be upfront about it.

Well,...then again maybe not.He probably needs some of the more threatening types to have a false sence of security.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #8
29. Hello Agent Mike.
:hi:
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #8
98. I'm not surprised
:hi:
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secedeeconomically Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:03 AM
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9. you should call them up. theres a number listed
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Guns Aximbo Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:04 AM
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10. I got the EXACT same thing except mine was in Chantilly , VA
and I'm nervous about it. Really! And there are so many FREEPERS skulking about in here.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:06 AM
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11. I can't be arsed to worry about it.
If they come, they come, and I'll not go quietly when they do.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:07 AM
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12. What happens if you go that other site
you know, the F - R site? Just curious.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:08 AM
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13. This isn't all that suprising friend.
The government, especially this government in particular, is into snooping on anyone and everyone it sees as even a remote threat. They film us at protests, they snoop through our emails, they rifle through our computers, all to know what we're thinking, and to gather anything increminating they can on us. Why? So that they can use it later in case we're deemed to be a threat. And this sort of activity has been going on for years and decades, it is merely the technology that has been changed.

The fact that it is the DOD doesn't suprise me, especially in light of the news that Rummy the Dummy is running his own intelligence group out of the Pentagon. That it is the 5th signals corp is also no suprise, since it is usually signals corp that deals with the gathering of electronically transmitted intelligence.

Frankly, I really don't give a rat's ass. What I say here is nothing that I wouldn't shout on the town square, so they can't blackmail or embarass me. And if they want to shut me up, well, to quote their glorious leader, "Bring it on". I have broken no laws, I pay my taxes. And if they throw me in Gitmo, they will have made a critical mistake, for martyrs, whether dead in the ground, or alive and imprisoned, do more for their causes than those who are alive and free.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #13
56. You haven't broken any laws, but they can soon declare you insane
Through the new Frist stuff he's proposing. They will say that you are politically paranoid.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #56
67. Really? I haven't heard of this.
Got a link? I would really like to see the APA approve a diagnosis of "politically paranoid". I also would like to see how they justify this without rounding up and committing half of their base, the paranoid RW.

Interesting, and quite frankly, I wouldn't put such shit past them. This was how the Stalinists dealt with their critics. Seems like we're picking up more and more plays out of their playbook. Scary!
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:21 PM
Response to Reply #67
71. I couldn't run an advanced search to find that thread, I'll keep trying
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:27 PM
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72. Found the thread discussing this Frist bill...
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 05:30 PM by cry baby
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

On edit, that link may be satire. There was discussion on that, you can make up your own mind.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:38 PM
Response to Reply #72
73. Thanks, I appreciate it!
Don't know if this is real or satire or internet rumor yet, but I'm going to go do some digging. If this is true, then we're entering a whole new Orwellian age. Thanks again.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:56 PM
Response to Reply #73
77. The bill for manditory mental health screening in schools is HR 5006
Here is a link to Commonwealth Education Organization that can explain further: http://www.ceopa.org/H.R.5006andRep.Paul.html

My opinion is that if they start this in schools, they will soon come after us adults.
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Sterling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #67
85. When you realize 9-11 was an inside job that's where they will put you
nt
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:09 AM
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15. Face the facts.. We are the enemy
in the eyes of the evil do'ers running this country. Let them monitor.. Nothing happens here that isn't protected by the *gulp* Constitution and *shiver* The Bill of Rights.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:19 AM
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:23 AM
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:27 AM
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32. "They always will as long as we are a free society."
And how will you know when your society is no longer free? The government will stop snooping, perhaps?
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Guns Aximbo Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:38 AM
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40. WRONG!
They snoop even further, without cause and without retribution.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:34 AM
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37. "...a lot of people here say they are communists...."
Really? A lot, huh?

:eyes:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:36 AM
Response to Reply #22
38. Unbrilliant!
They spy on people BECAUSE we're a free society? I can hardly imagine a dumber thing being typed.
The Professor
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:37 AM
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #39
44. If you suspect someone is a disruptor, use the 'Alert' function.
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 11:46 AM by Padraig18
It is a violation of DU rules to publicly accuse another DUer of being a disruptor. Use the 'Alert' function and let the Mods handle it.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:43 AM
Response to Reply #22
43. Izzat so?.............................
I see you are new to DU, so you should learn that any claims folks make here are required to have facts to back them up, especially outrageous claims like yours. The ball is in your court now. Either you can donate to get search privileges so you can back up your communist claim or, conversely, you can STFU.

Anyway, welcome to DU. :eyes:
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KnowerOfLogic Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #15
54. True; just like in the McCarthyite 50's and the antiwar 60's; the RW wiil
use the Public Trust (gov't authority) when they have it, to investigate and harass and even jail their political enemies.
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:10 AM
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16. I wouldn't be surprised
they want to see what us dissenters and unpatriotic citizens are up to so they can spill propaganda on our fire. They may want to see how far they can push the public before they have to declare martial law, or to see how close they have propagated a civil war. Every member here could be on a watch list for subversive activities - who knows? I wouldn't be too worried unless an bunch of us start 'disappearing'.
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:13 AM
Response to Reply #16
17. I don't think they'll do anything obvious like "martial law"
I think your right about the propaganda, but not the disappearing. They are sneakier than that.
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ignatzmouse Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:28 AM
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33. Part of the Agenda
Absolute control of cyberspace is one of the stated goals of the Neo-Con think tanks. After I started researching election data, I suddenly found my access blocked to state election sites, election fraud sites, and anything with dot gov. I still am unable to visit NASA's site to view Huygens photos for crying out loud. Like poker, it's a "tell." They don't want the citizens to look too closely or learn too much. Their goals are in place. The next move is to ask for legal means to gain even greater invasion of privacy and freedom in all forms of electronic communication by pressing Congress on grounds of "National Security in the war on terrorism." Like the Patriot Act rationale, their National Cyberspace Security agenda, however, has more to do with control and spying on their own citizens than on any threat to the nation. It's a much larger game of domination without accountability.
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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:07 AM
Response to Reply #33
93. And I've got the funny feeling that some of our Democratic leaders would
vote for such a bill just like they voted for the Patriot Act. Our activism has our own leaders on the line now, and they don't like being held accountable for their actions or non-actions one little bit. The less we know, the more some of them can get away with as well as the rw.
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ignatzmouse Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 09:17 AM
Response to Reply #93
100. Is a "No Internet" list next?
Quite obviously the "no fly" list is being used mostly to harass Americans who believe in free speech and government accountability. I don't doubt that the control of Internet access will be their next target in the effort to control dissent.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:13 AM
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18. hmm, you got their addresses... send a thank you note!
send inside print of the info of the date, time, address, etc. of what you learned of them and send it in a thank you note with a sarcastic comment inside, like, "peek-a-boo, i see you! *tsk tsk tsk* naughty gov't, naughty. go to your room and think about what you've done!"

:evilgrin: it's probably just asking for trouble, but it'd make you feel good and probably entertain a secretary or two.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:17 AM
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20. Exactly and do ask them to join TBO;24/7 --- here's some info...
....you can send them in your thank you note. Many of them are probably disgusted with the Bush neocon cabal, already :evilgrin:



BE THE BUSH OPPOSITION; 24/7

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8...
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 12:52 PM
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45. wicked minds think alike! n/t
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:25 AM
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30. Per DU rules, please don't refer to another member's post count.
It's considered a personal attack.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:21 AM
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27. hello agent bob!
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:20 PM
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68. Uh, actually I think
his name is Agent Mike.

Hi, Agent Mike! :hi:

Peek-a-boo, we see you! Are you having fun yet? :evilgrin:
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:20 AM
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24. whitehouse.gov and nasa are frequent snoopers
too.

I think i'll put my shields back up.

Don't they have better things to do?
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:21 AM
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25. I keep hoping they break through my firewall.
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 11:21 AM by The Backlash Cometh
Maybe if they read some of the letters I've written trying to get relief from the activities of my crooked neighbors, they might actually pass laws that would stop white collar crookedness.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:21 AM
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26. Just checked my firewall. I got this:
DoD Network Information Center JMCIS-BLOCK (NET-205-0-0-0-1)
205.0.0.0 - 205.117.255.255
DOD Network Information CenterSPAWARDEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY JMCIS-BLOCK3 (NET-205-96-0-0-1)
205.96.0.0 - 205.103.255.255

I don't know that it's necessarily on account of DU. I get some interesting DoD and .mil hits on my blog.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:26 AM
Original message
I know something has been going on for nearly four weeks.
I use to get disconnected from my computer at least once or twice an hour. Then it just got suddenly better. Maybe I passed the test!
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:43 AM
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42. Some "very special guests" to my blog:
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 11:44 AM by Minstrel Boy
Army Information Systems Command
Air Force Systems Command
United Defense Armament Systems
Hughes Electronics
Thales Defense Ltd
Naval Education and Training Program
The State of Texas

And I seem to have a peculiar concentration of readers in Vienna, Virginia.
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:55 PM
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64. Hmm. I started losing my connect for the very first time last week.
Whatcha bet they stepped up surveillance for the Inaug-Urination and Coronation propaganda parade?

And they came to us. How nice.

The strongest defenders of the US Constitution are the biggest enemy to the minds in this government. Wonder if my connection will hold now...

"We hold these truths to be self evident..."
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #64
65. Well, as long as it's not right-wing nutcases in the federal government
abusing their power, and passing the information on to the RNC, I really couldn't care less.
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Sterling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:51 PM
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88. Is this kind of thing a sign of snooping?
Would your system slow or start acting weird?
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:26 AM
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31. The answer is to have good security measures.
Do not do things on your computer that you do not want the government to see.

You can use computers in libraries and elsewhere for other communications.

Learn about how to protect your online security.
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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:31 AM
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34. Yeah, This Is Creepy
I installed ZoneAlarm firewall a few years ago and got many, many such attempts, from DoD and dozens of foreign governments, including China, Germany, France, Australia, etc. I'm no expert, but my take is that it is likely automated data mining as part of the Total Information Awareness program. During the second Gulf war, the FATS on one of my hard-drives were destroyed (effectively destroying the drive and its contents) as were those of many of my associates. My phone calls to certain individuals were blocked from my home phone and two cell phones, although I could get through to them by calling from a pay phone. Also, e-mail to and from certain individuals was delayed by as much as several days. When they finally arrived, they would show up among the mail from whatever day it was initially sent. So, I had to keep looking back to see if something came in from, say last Thursday. Also, a web forum I was running from a server in Paris, France, got hacked and the posts erased.

Thing is, I'm a law-abiding citizen. But, I am working to set up an independent news service, and I'm a Quaker. Those are the only reasons I can think of that I got such attention. I'm using dial-up now and stopped using the ZoneAlarm (in addition to a physical firewall) on my RoadRunner hookup. All I'm saying is that you're not the only one. Most people I mention it to think I'm nuts, including my wife. --Cheers
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:33 AM
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35. Ooohhhh, I wonder if the DoD likes my signature banner.
Sorry, Uncle Donnie, that I couldn't cram your face in there, too. Honestly, though. . . you just weren't important enough.
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eg101 Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:33 AM
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36. a lot of other people have noticed the same thing
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 11:39 AM
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41. Eh, let 'em.
All they'll find on my internet-surfing history is porn and politics. And porn. Lots of porn.
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:14 PM
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46. I just checked all my ZA alerts and do not
have the same IP address alerts....it seems to be YOU. Dum De Dum Dum. Join the forum at www.pcqanda.com and ask them the question...they are pretty wise folks.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:21 PM
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48. I just got this one:
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 01:23 PM by Minstrel Boy
"Space and Naval Warfare Systems"?

:shrug:

OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
OrgID: DNIC
Address: 7990 Science Applications Ct
Address: M/S CV 50
City: Vienna
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 22183-7000
Country: US

NetRange: 205.0.0.0 - 205.117.255.255
CIDR: 205.0.0.0/10, 205.64.0.0/11, 205.96.0.0/12, 205.112.0.0/14, 205.116.0.0/15
NetName: JMCIS-BLOCK
NetHandle: NET-205-0-0-0-1
Parent: NET-205-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NCC.NCTS.NAVY.MIL
NameServer: GATE.NCTS.NAVY.MIL
NameServer: NS1.NOSC.MIL
Comment: DOD Network Information Center
Comment: Space and Naval Warfare Systems
Comment: Washington, DC 20363-5100 US
RegDate:
Updated: 2004-09-20

TechHandle: LS529-ARIN
TechName: Slade, Lawana
TechPhone: +1-850-452-7562
TechEmail: LSLADE@nnic.navy.mil

OrgTechHandle: MIL-HSTMST-ARIN
OrgTechName: Network DoD
OrgTechPhone: +1-703-676-1051
OrgTechEmail: HOSTMASTER@nic.mil
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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:21 PM
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49. How does a computer novice find out stuff like this?
How did you get those IP addresses and how did you find out where they are from?
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:27 PM
Response to Reply #49
50. If you have a firewall, like Zonealarm,
check the alerts for which ISPs have tried to access your ports.

Then, go here:

http://www.arin.net/whois

and type them in the box.
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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #50
51. Thanks.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #50
80. I just downloaded Zonealarm after reading your post....
I have had three alerts in an hour. I have no clue how to find the ISPs without paying 19.95. Should I outright buy it rather than thrying it first?

Thanks :)
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 07:11 PM
Response to Reply #80
82. You don't have to do that through Zonealarm. You can cut and paste the ISP
to this site: http://www.arin.net/whois

and it will tell you who it is.

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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #49
53. Some Firewall Software, Such As ZoneAlarm
alert you to such attempted intrusions, and you can run a trace. The trace service is free for a trial period, then you have to subscribe. The ZoneAlarm I was using even generated a cool map of the location of the source of the attempted intrusion, although supposedly attacks can originate in one location and be routed through the apparent source. I was reading a message board today where techies were talking about a hacker in China routing spam through a US Navy warship at sea. They seemed to think that any government surveillance would not be so easily recognized, and that intrusion attempts like we are discussing probably come from non-government hackers, or mis-addressed data packages, sort of like wrong-number phone calls. Go figure.
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neohippie Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #53
84. Judging from the past performance of our intelligence services
I would suspect that the ports being scanned are not from spies in the DOD, but from viruses. I mean these are the same folks who probably failed to connect the dots on 9/11 and concluded that Iraq would be a cake walk.


Most viruses once on an infected computer seek out other computers to infect. One way they might do this is searching for open ports on random IP addresses.

All it would take is for some civil servant to browse the web or open the wrong email message and bam... they become an infected host to all kinds of nasty programs. Trojans, worms and other programs often come with their own SMTP and port scanning engines built in ready to multiply.

Of course, if they are looking spies by port scanning people who post their opinions in plain text on a public message board, then the phrase "military intelligence" may still belong in the dictionary as the prime example in the definition of OXYMORON

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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 01:32 PM
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52. My firewall blocked a couple of attempts this morning.....
I'm going to have to start checking into those attempts. I usually just block them.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:02 PM
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55. Scary shit...I need to GET a firewall
I've gotten by by just constantly running anti-spyware apps...I need to get a firewall.

Can I get ZoneAlarm online? I'm in a small town, and the only place that would have it would be the Evil Eye, aka Walmart...
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #55
58. Yes you can.
Go to

www.zonelabs.com

and download it.

Also, Sygate has a free firewall as well:

www.sygate.com
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #58
70. OK, I downloaded ZoneAlarm...
Logging onto DU, it blocked third party cookies from "Source DNS rachelhogan, pheonix," and one where the field was left blank. No blatant DoD stuff though...how do I get it to trace it?
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leftinbluestate Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:14 PM
Response to Reply #70
102. zonealarm
ZA was written by dod people---and the dod gets the first crack at the coding.


trust it at your own peril.
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:14 PM
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57. Is it not possible that somebody at DoD is a DUer or just curious?
Just wondering. Obviously they couldn't admit to DUing at work since they'd get in trouble...
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #57
62. A DUer wouldn't be trying to access the ports of our home computers. n/t
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leftinbluestate Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #57
103. trouble?
they would just disappear.


dod does not tolerate much in the way of dissention.

That's why I cannot be here often---i like living.


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Stirk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:14 PM
Response to Original message
59. The Department of Justice does that to me. Never happened
before I started frequenting DU.
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rocktop15 Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:17 PM
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60. Fuck Big Brother
Let those hawkish neo-con warmongers spy on me. They'll be reading the truth---or as they like to call it "extreme radical conspiracy theories."
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:20 PM
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61. Funny that
My ISP dumps me off every hour or so... i presume for taps, but look
at it this way... if they are watching you, then the government is
wasting resources fighting ideas, rather than terrorism, and surely
will go bankrupt sooner. This is why more people should speak up and
waste american police resources who are inappropriately snooping.

Fuck you surveillance nazi assholes.... :-)

I just keep this PC as a trasher, and presume that everything on it
is public... my emails and my electronic business. So what. I'll have
to get one of these fire walls and see if they're probing across the
atlantic in to the british internet as well.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:29 PM
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63. Hey Big Brother!!!!!
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:01 PM
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66. what UDP port numbers were they trying to access?
it is more likely that the DoD (which is responsible for network infrastucture maintenance (think fault tolerance in case of war)and statistical analysis of the public and military internets :-) ) simply is using a packet groper to analyze what is to be seen. Our corporate network gets hundreds of these a day...you can view them as suspicious if you want...but hell, have some fun...let them through and use something like ethereal to see how harmless they are...

theProdigal
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:35 PM
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69. Without even seeing your info i'd say yes
They snoop like mad now.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:41 PM
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74. Hi Agent Mike!
:hi:

Oh yeah. Big Brother is and has been watching us. They don't need any law to grant them the permission to spy on us. They make up their laws as they go along. Special RW wacko laws. Hi Agent Mike! Say hi to Rummy for us. Hope his ass ends up in jail real soon. :hi:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:45 PM
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75. Taking a guess here, but I'd say the TN Board of Regents
may just be looking to recruit young people for area colleges.

The Tennessee Board of Regents runs all the university systems in the state other than the University of Tennessee system.

I guess they're thinking that more liberal or Democratic people would be of college age.

Probably just a typical spam as opposed to a Big Brother type.

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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:48 PM
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76. I'm not afraid, I'm sympathetic.
How bored and desperate must a federal entity be to attempt to gain access to my computer? Are they looking for recipes? Heck, email and I'll send you one for a nice black bean soup. Contest entries? OK, I admit it, I'm a bona fide loser. Interested in my kvetching to my brother about our miserable childhood or my kvetching to my antiquing pal about my lack of "finds?" It's all very sad. :cry:
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 06:04 PM
Response to Reply #76
79. Of course, snoopers aren't interested in anything you'd willingly share...
And wouldn't it be "funny" if someone planted a few incriminating files on your computer, just so there'd be material to blackball (or blackmail) you with later?

Security and privacy are EVERYONE's concern.

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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 06:00 PM
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78. Kick..
I knew I was not being overly cautious in what I say on here... Nonetheless, this makes me want to fight the lousy Nazi Neo-Con bastards all the more!

:mad:
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 06:27 PM
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81. Kick for after work-ers n/t
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 07:25 PM
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83. My hubbie said it best on the day we held the rally in honor of the
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 07:27 PM by anarchy1999
protest held during the Vietnam War,(Stay home, don't work, don't go to school). He stood on stage and waved up above and asked everyone in the crowd to join in and just say "hi". We had five helicopters hovering over us all and traffic on Northwest Highway during "rush hour" almost came to a stand still. We tried, we are all still here, fighting still.

On edit:

We decided a long time ago, come and get us. We aren't the terrorists and we don't have to stand with you.
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:39 PM
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86. Did anyone really think these threads weren't being monitored by gov't?
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 07:36 AM
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91. and what makes you think
there aren't Democrats in DOD who read this board? Ask HawkerHurricane is there are not Dems in the military!

Besides, Skinner already told you he wasn't too worried about it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:23 AM
Response to Reply #91
94. Reading the thread is one thing, accessing your PC is something
else entirely.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #94
97. true
I think the virus explaination makes sense though.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:34 AM
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95. They are snooping on everyone of us!
Make no mistake. Every DUer is in their crosshairs. They are watching your internet habits among other things. What a bunch of assholes! Yeah. I am talking about you, Mister Fed snoop! Go spy on some Islamic Fundamentalists or something.




That's all I have to say!


John
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:36 AM
Response to Reply #95
96. I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but my IRS audit didn't happen
until after I joined DU. Luckily I'm not given to paranoia, though.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:49 AM
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99. Searching for Mcveigh types, I guess
We are living in extraordinary times. The access that the internets provide is simply amazing. I hope the Bush gang doesn't try to screw it up. We don't need our news filtered, we don't need only approved websites accessible.
All we want is freedom and liberty. Is that too much to ask for?

Hi Secret Agent Man! Mike or Bob or whoever is assigned today.
I'm sure everyone has at least one popup porn thingy on their register and thereby are a candidate for Gitmo in the eyes of the great Ashcroft/Poindexter.

I try to watch my words, but the corrupt bunch in charge will surely try to overstep at some point. The propaganda is filling the minds as we speak.
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leftinbluestate Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:12 PM
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101. Who is watching?
Under the patriot act, the intelligence services were given a lot more leeway to watch who they want, when they want. This would include the defence department and even the cia---which isn't supposed to operate in the US, but under the budhian regime is given alot more say in what goes on.

There have been some cases where new spyware has been installed on computers that AdAware and other spy blasting sofware cannot find.

It would not surprise me that the old boys at the FBI are trying to find out all they cann so they can assist the big shots in their qwest for domination.

after all---look at the voting in ohio---you think your computers are any more secure?

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:22 PM
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104. that's it I give up
Buh-bye, DU :( I can't afford to be here.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:42 PM
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105. Tin Foil hat time?
Edited on Tue Jan-25-05 05:45 PM by D__S
Isn't it a more likely explanation that someone hacked into the above networks and is surfing for open ports, backdoor or trojan on personal computers?

FWIW... The 5th Signal Command is based in Germany.

http://5sigcmd1.hqusareur.army.mil/aboutUS/aboutUS.htm
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:51 PM
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106. Big Brother ad from ACLU. Funny and scary
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Demrock6 Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 06:07 PM
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109. That is messed up! n/t
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NickiWitch Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:53 PM
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107. What's the UDP Port Number? n/t
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NickiWitch Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 05:54 PM
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108. *NEVER MIND* I just got schooled that UDP Port doesn't matter.
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