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March 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Lets see…

Doing another lettuce harvest tonight after it cools(Probably the last before bolting)
Harvesting peas, Rainbow Chard, Carrots Kale, and tree collards…

Strawberries, 2nd set of peas, artichokes,additional sets of Kale and Broccoli are coming in nicely…. :thumbup:

Planted out 4 different types of container Zucchini…(Experimenting)

Planted out 10 sets of Cantaloupe(I really should have staggered the plantings but I needed the space in the greenhouse.)

Finishing my seed starts into 3″ cups for about 4 different type of tomatoes today…Mostly cherry variety but about 7 different beefsteaks…maybe 20 in all.

I sincerely have no Idea where I’m going to have the space to plant out as of now…lol. :rofl:

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March 20, 2017 Blondie 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Well,,,, I intend to go sailing. Been prepping a couple boats for this season. Truth be told I thought tomorrow was Spring, this retirement stuff is tough, I rarely know what day of the week it is, hope the poopoo, don’t stop me I don’t think I could pass The cognitive part of the test.

Happy spring to all.

Dirk

:angry: I’ll see what I can arrange.

Was in the 40’s today but snow in the forecast later this week. I might need sunblock by 4th of July.

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March 20, 2017 Cin 0

Husband mowed the backyard – yes, 6 days ago, we had 3 days if below freezing weather…then rain, and now the backyard needed mowing.

Husband also got our tropical plants out – they’re under a grow light all winter in our storage area. All are thriving.

I moved my orange tree to the back deck, southern sun, it loves it.

I’ve started the annual spring cleaning…YAY. :(

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March 20, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Well,,,, I intend to go sailing. Been prepping a couple boats for this season. Truth be told I thought tomorrow was Spring, this retirement stuff is tough, I rarely know what day of the week it is, hope the poopoo, don’t stop me I don’t think I could pass The cognitive part of the test.

Happy spring to all.

Dirk

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March 20, 2017 IceFire 0

Since I’m working, I’ll have just about enough time after getting home to shovel several day’s worth of manure out of the corral (it goes into a pile to compost for the garden), feed horses and goats, and collect eggs before going in and starting dinner.

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March 20, 2017 ajax727 0

Last year i had plants out and that darn late frost got them .
We just had a storm that turned the ground white with hail from pea size to chunks the size of nickles . i have never seen that much hail at one time in my life .
I have not been able to do much garden work so far this year due to my health . I have a new Doctor , she has me lined up with a Heart doctor in July heart beat drops to 33 at times , she sent me to and eye doctor not tears in my retina , no answer on why i see bright or colored lighting bolts , that trigger massive headache . I think they are caused by TBI ,i got several years ago from a logging accident . A tree i was cutting down kicked up when it fell and the butt end hit me in the jaw shattered four back teeth and knocked me about 12 feet backwards , my brain went numb but what do i know i am not a Doctor .
Anyway got my cups filled with potting soil and in the trays but no seeds in them yet . I have a large garden every year but this year i will have a real small one just enough for my family and a few friends .

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March 20, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Last Friday it hit 70 degrees here, got out and cleaned up all the tree branches and other debris that was blown down over the winter. Turned over several raised beds and planted 5 Honeyberry bushes, something new from Siberia, I thought I would give them a try. They grow fruit like a blueberry but elongated and much bigger, cold hardy to 40 below. Also planted snow peas, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Today its raining and 64 degrees.

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March 20, 2017 NJMike 0

I have to container garden this year until I move again. However, it’s a bit cold today to do much outside, plus melting snow and ice, and then there’s being at work…

This past weekend, I started transplanting healthier seedlings from tray positions up to larger 3″ pots. I also split some existing Aloe into fresh pots with fresh soil.

Stopping by the old place tonight, so will probably pick up some more containers. Later I’ll probably do more seedling transplanting to 3″ pots. I have some lemon balm seeds to start as well.

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March 17, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Murby wrote:

dmwalsh568 wrote:Murby, you’re forgetting a 3rd easier way for them to track you through a VPN. Malware. If they can get malware onto your machine, then it will track your usage and whatever else it’s designed to hoover up (yes, an intentional pun) and then report back to the 3 letter agency that considers you a person of interest. Unless you run extra tight network security you’d never see the data leaving your device with all the details they could ever want….most folks just firewall incoming connections, not outgoing too.

I agree..

They have to get the malware into my machine first.. I run firefox with Noscript and AdblockPlus and do not click on every cute puppy picture that I am presented with. I run antivirus, hardware firewall, and software firewall..

I’m pretty sure the government has smarter people than I so I’m pretty sure they could still track me if they targeted me specifically.. If they tag you as a domestic terrorist, you can bet your rear end they’ll figure out a way to track you… This is not something I’m concerned with…

Maybe its a good thing I’m not a terrorist?? LOL..

The reality is that I’m more concerned with opportunistic tracking. If I download a video one day that documents how to turn a ball point pen into an intercontinental ballistic torpedo because I’m worried that mermaids might invade, I don’t want them logging all the IP addresses and then using that information to choose to track me to see what else I’ve been looking at.

You’re better protected than most folks.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t flaws in some of your devices that aren’t known by the vendors, but black hat hackers or 3 letter agencies might know about them and have written code to exploit those flaws. When those flaws are found they are called zero day flaws since exploits are already out in the wild and folks literally have zero days to patch before they are at risk.

One other thing I’ll assume you’re doing right, but others might not be aware of since it wasn’t mentioned: good cookie hygiene. Make sure you clear out your web browser cookies early and often. Ad networks will use cookies that cross between sites and they use that to pass info along. It’s why when I search for something on Amazon, then start reading some news site, I’ll see ads for what I was searching for on Amazon or related products. Spooky for folks who don’t understand, but still creepy for those of us who understand what’s happening.

The school network that I run has a nice little firewall and I have configured it to block all Facebook access as well known advertising sites. This reduces the junk on people’s pages and reduces the info flowing out of the user devices. Anybody who has signed into FB is being tracked all over the web, or at least on every site that has a FB like button or a FB comment section. By blocking that at the firewall I prevent that info from leaking out, even for folks who don’t have FB accounts, since cookies would be created even for non-users which can still track you….

All this helps reduce unintended data leakage, but nothing will completely stop it. Computer software is too complicated these days for anyone other than a specialist to have any hope of figuring out what every piece of code does, and then you add in hardware that communicates over USB, Ethernet, wifi, bluetooth, etc…

So anyone planning on overthrowing a government should keep their notes on paper, written by hand using pen or pencil, and keep that locked up. Anything that makes it onto a computing device can possibly be retrieved by others.

And if I haven’t scared folks enough, consider all those IoT devices folks might have in their homes. It’s almost impossible to buy a TV these days that isn’t a “smart” device that wants Internet connectivity, and the CIA hack revealed that Samsung TVs were turned into audio bugs. I’m not worried about that because I have an Amazon Echo in my house so they already have an audio bug without turning my TV against me. :innocent: Any evil plans I make are safely kept inside my head and not shared with others in any form, that way it’s private until they vanish me and use the really good pharmaceuticals. :evil:

Be safe out there folks, and keep your electronic footprints to a minimum. :ninja:

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March 17, 2017 daaswampman 0

Could take a lot of time, unless they go after the computer keys. If things got real ugly, one may not wish to draw attention to themselves by using these services

But if I was a government entity and wanted to gather good information without sifting through billions of what I had for dinner, it might be easier to set up VPN’s and offer them to the public. Anybody ever hear of a sting operation? Swamp

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March 17, 2017 Murby 0

It would seem that some folks don’t understand how 256 bit AES data encryption works.

If I gave the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI a 512 bit AES encrypted file, the best computers on the planet would take longer than the age of the universe to crack it.

The problem isn’t the encryption, its fact that no one does it.

As I was saying.. I’m immune to broad net surveillance.. They would have to generate a specific interest in me and then expend considerable resources to that end.

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March 16, 2017 daaswampman 0
ajax727 wrote:

rickdun wrote:A wise man once said, “when more then one person knows, it’s no longer a secret.”

This holds true on anything and everything.

The Feds can put your life story on the head of a straight pin from birth to the death of a 100 year old and have space left over.

You can’t, I repeat can’t keep anything from the feds if they want to know something and if you have something they want, they have their ways of finding out.

” THE ONLY WAY TWO PEOPLE CAN KEEP A SECRET IS FOR ONE OF THEM TO BE DEAD ” I don’t know who said but it seems to be true .

Just pray they didn’t tell anybody first or kept notes! Swamp

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March 16, 2017 rickdun 0
ajax727 wrote:

rickdun wrote:A wise man once said, “when more then one person knows, it’s no longer a secret.”

This holds true on anything and everything.

The Feds can put your life story on the head of a straight pin from birth to the death of a 100 year old and have space left over.

You can’t, I repeat can’t keep anything from the feds if they want to know something and if you have something they want, they have their ways of finding out.

” THE ONLY WAY TWO PEOPLE CAN KEEP A SECRET IS FOR ONE OF THEM TO BE DEAD ” I don’t know who said but it seems to be true .

You are so correct Ajax727 – “DEAD MAN TELL NO TALES”

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March 16, 2017 ajax727 0
rickdun wrote:
A wise man once said, “when more then one person knows, it’s no longer a secret.”

This holds true on anything and everything.

The Feds can put your life story on the head of a straight pin from birth to the death of a 100 year old and have space left over.

You can’t, I repeat can’t keep anything from the feds if they want to know something and if you have something they want, they have their ways of finding out.

” THE ONLY WAY TWO PEOPLE CAN KEEP A SECRET IS FOR ONE OF THEM TO BE DEAD ” I don’t know who said but it seems to be true .

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March 16, 2017 rickdun 0

A wise man once said, “when more then one person knows, it’s no longer a secret.”

This holds true on anything and everything.

The Feds can put your life story on the head of a straight pin from birth to the death of a 100 year old and have space left over.

You can’t, I repeat can’t keep anything from the feds if they want to know something and if you have something they want, they have their ways of finding out.

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March 16, 2017 ajax727 0

Now this is funny you think you can not be tracked or spied upon because you use all that stuff to hide good luck with that way of thinking . Enigma was said to be safe during wwII but it was not . Any coded script can be decoded , someone wrote the script so there is a key to unlock it . The tech world we are allowed to have and use is located at the bottom the tech world they use is at the top , so we stand in the valley and they sit on a mountain . I do understand that we can do all we can to keep our information and data safe and it can help but we are as safe as they want us to think we are .
I just lost a laptop it was shut down with no way to bring it back up . I have a replacement laptop now the other one is in storage . i lost several stories i was writing , the rest of the Valley is gone , the start of Bottle Rockets is gone , One Year After Zero is gone , N.W.O. THE BAR CODE gone .
So tell me how safe we are one more time i do need a good laugh .

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March 16, 2017 Murby 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
Murby, you’re forgetting a 3rd easier way for them to track you through a VPN. Malware. If they can get malware onto your machine, then it will track your usage and whatever else it’s designed to hoover up (yes, an intentional pun) and then report back to the 3 letter agency that considers you a person of interest. Unless you run extra tight network security you’d never see the data leaving your device with all the details they could ever want….most folks just firewall incoming connections, not outgoing too.

I agree..

They have to get the malware into my machine first.. I run firefox with Noscript and AdblockPlus and do not click on every cute puppy picture that I am presented with. I run antivirus, hardware firewall, and software firewall..

I’m pretty sure the government has smarter people than I so I’m pretty sure they could still track me if they targeted me specifically.. If they tag you as a domestic terrorist, you can bet your rear end they’ll figure out a way to track you… This is not something I’m concerned with…

Maybe its a good thing I’m not a terrorist?? LOL..

The reality is that I’m more concerned with opportunistic tracking. If I download a video one day that documents how to turn a ball point pen into an intercontinental ballistic torpedo because I’m worried that mermaids might invade, I don’t want them logging all the IP addresses and then using that information to choose to track me to see what else I’ve been looking at.

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March 16, 2017 IceFire 0

Simple thing is don’t do ANYTHING online or POST anything online that you don’t want others to know. Once it’s out there, it’s out there. Kind of like Pandora’s box. Once it’s opened, everything is “out there.”

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March 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

While I am not an expert in the field, I know that everything is evolving and no system is 100% secure, nor do VPNs make online connections completely anonymous. A kernal based keystroke system recently did a job on an high end security firm that a friend works for. I would assume its system was higher end than anything an average user could afford!

My friend told me nobody knows with any certainty, what is out there. Perhaps that is why ten of thousands work full time just to keep the system up and running? It would be a gas if somebody created the perfect hack and could crash the whole think by pressing enter!

Assuming your safe and secure can lead to poor decisions. Minding your own business and keeping your mouth shut, seems much easier. Swamp

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March 15, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks Founderant, I’m still looking to do something in late spring or early summer. Waiting to see what you come up with. I’m working with a group of people here in Stallings from different communities, creating a radio network among the communities to net them together. I’m hoping to maybe get a few into our group as well. A few come off as possible preppers, but not sure. Don’t really like putting it out there that I prep, people then may think in a disaster they could get some of my stores. But I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Thank you for all the help and information. Talk soon.

Cadit

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March 15, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Murby, you’re forgetting a 3rd easier way for them to track you through a VPN. Malware. If they can get malware onto your machine, then it will track your usage and whatever else it’s designed to hoover up (yes, an intentional pun) and then report back to the 3 letter agency that considers you a person of interest. Unless you run extra tight network security you’d never see the data leaving your device with all the details they could ever want….most folks just firewall incoming connections, not outgoing too.

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March 11, 2017 Murby 0
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Murby, that’s the legal way of doing things, we are not living in a legal society anymore, you may want to direct your question to the CIA, NSA, DNI, etc. and see what kind of response you get from them.

There’s no technical way that I am aware of for the government to track my movements going through a VPN without the VPN knowing about it and allowing it. They could track me through my ISP, but all they’d see is a bunch of heavily encrypted data that would require time on a super-computer in order to crack. Good luck with that…

So this would reduce the variables to just two:
A) They serve a warrant on the vpn ordering them to hand over the data for me specifically. As I was saying, they could still track my internet activities if they targeted me specifically but even their warrant would be nearly useless as my VPN and its encryption are external to the USA and thus not subject to any warrants. The NSA, and probably the NSA alone, probably has the computing power to intercept my encrypted traffic through my ISP and decrypt it.. that said, we’re not talking about a geek like me with a good computer doing this.. This type of thing would take a significant amount of resources, as in the kind of resources that tie up expensive super-computers.. And again, they’d have to target me specifically..

B) The VPN service I use is complicit and volunteers the information.. I seriously doubt they would do this as it would put them out of business in a big hurry once word got out. In fact, to my knowledge, no VPN service has ever done this or even been accused of doing it. That would be on par with a gynecologist being accused of taking pictures of patients and posting them on the internet.. Who would visit that doctor after that?.. All of the government spying that has taken place has happened through the telecommunications companies like Verizon, Comcast, etc and all of the surveillance (again to my knowledge), was low level data collection using a big wide fishing net. Anyone with an ounce of technical common sense and concern for their privacy could have easily avoided being swept up in it.. IE: those of us who use heavily encrypted VPN services with IP addresses that change on an hourly basis.

daaswampman wrote:
How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

My VPN is not subject to the laws of the USA even though they have servers here.. The encryption is still external. I also never do anything with “the cloud”.

The point being, as I was saying earlier, if they want to track ME specifically, they’re going to have to devote considerable resources.. Funny thing is, they wouldn’t find anything anyhow.. Some interest in prepping for the end of the world, a few minor political comments, a bit of lesbian porn, an anti-religious rant here or there, and a few searches to find cheap 22lr ammo.. Not exactly juicy stuff for a law enforcement agency.

So one might ask.. Then why use a VPN at all if you’re not doing anything wrong???? Here are my personal reasons in no important order:
1. ISP’s are known for “throttling” their users bandwidth based on the website they are visiting. If you visit youtube, they might slow your connection down a bit to save themselves money. By going through a VPN, your ISP has no idea of where your data is going or where its coming from.. That means that profiling your data and throttling your connection based on that profile is impossible.

2. I don’t want corporations tracking my movements and then tailoring their services or products based on some psychological profile they have of me based on my internet habits.

3. I search for all kinds of things on the internet.. I even searched for information on how long it takes for a child to die in a hot car because I was curious as to how parents make these mistakes when I see the stories in the news. What if I searched for this information and then a month or two later, it happened to me? A prosecution could use that information against me and claim I planned it all along. (Ya, I just made that up because I saw a similar thing happen in the news a few months back) My point being, “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”.. and your internet activities are fair game. By using a VPN, and proper computer management and drive encryption, I can avoid all those worries.

4. (and this one is a bit embarrassing but I’m going to be honest about it) Occasionally, usually in the winter months when I’m bored, I find it fun to infiltrate websites that cater to really bad people..and then troll a bit for fun.. You know the types.. the KKK, the White Pride, and the religious wacko websites… Sometimes its fun to poke them with a stick and get a rise.. Of course, this results in being banned pretty quickly but its still fun.. Using a VPN allows me to change my IP address anytime I want and gives me the option of just using a different username.

VPN’s are great! I find it silly that everyone doesn’t use them…

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March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

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March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

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March 10, 2017 rickdun 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

Murby, that’s the legal way of doing things, we are not living in a legal society anymore, you may want to direct your question to the CIA, NSA, DNI, etc. and see what kind of response you get from them.

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March 10, 2017 rickdun 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

Murby, that’s the legal way of doing things, we are not living in a legal society anymore, you may want to direct your question to the CIA, NSA, DNI, etc. and see what kind of response you get from them.

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March 10, 2017 Murby 0
rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

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March 10, 2017 Murby 0
rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

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March 10, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Unfortunately there is little we can do about it. I mean yes, we can unplug and mitigate things as best as possible, but in the end if you have family you care about, or a job, or obligations outside the confines of home, they are going to be able to find you one way or another. My biggest concern is not that we are doing anything “wrong” but that tomorrow, what you did yesterday, that wasn’t wrong, is now. All that data collection comes in handy when they create new laws and regulations to make you a criminal tomorrow, whereas you weren’t yesterday.

It does baffle me all the info people willingly give up without a second thought, posting things online. Kinda crazy.

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March 10, 2017 Blondie 0

Americans volunteer to give up their info and privacy more freely than any agency ever secretly digs up on them.

They complete surveys, enter contests, correct info about their homes and property on sites like Zillow, add unknown friends of friends and “like” on FB, subscribe to more chit, don’t opt out of anything and the dumbest yet…..buy things like that Alexa device that constantly record you in your own home.

Think about what you freely give up when you’re asked but aren’t mandated to answer.

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March 10, 2017 ajax727 0

There is no privacy when it comes down to data collection . With all the devices listed above we use everyday and data being collected there is one that is overlooked , what i call dead end fiber optic cables aka listen post they are everywhere . So it would seem we are spied upon in more ways than the average person knows about .

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March 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

This is a tuff one…..

It’s wrong. It’s not what we were built upon. It should not be accepted. But what are you going to do about it?

Short of living in the dark ages with no connectivity, no bank accounts, no nothing, there will still be records on county recorders websites etc. that they can do with as they will…

Again, while not condoning it and fighting it where I can, doing nothing wrong they can look at me all they want and I’m not worried about it….That’s not an excuse to say it should be allowed and accepted, but seriously, what are you going to do other than what we already do?

Snowden showed us how bad it was…..Obama stated “It will not be accepted and I have stopped all metadata practices”….and now we get the new Wiki leaks not only showing it didn’t stop under him, but grew even further.

There is not a single organization in the history of the world that hasn’t abused the powers it was given or has taken …..period…

Now??? They don’t call this the information age for no reason…..

My $.02

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March 10, 2017 rickdun 0

I agree with Contrarian, The FBI director, just yesterday, stated on national TV, that no American has any privacy and they may as well get used to it.

Although I certainly do not agree with us being spied on by our own government, but we have been a POLICE state for quit awhile now and I don’t foresee it changing in the near furture, if at all. Just my opinion.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:57 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 10, 2017 contrarian 0
Murby wrote:
<SNIP>With all that, the government could still track me but it would have to do so intentionally and target me specifically, and for that, they’d need a court order.. <SNIP>

I do understand the sentiment but sadly the government does what it wants now and doesn’t bother with such minor irritations. NSA and CIA have both been shown to spy on us. Given the history of the FBI, I seriously doubt they are any more innocent. “The government” can easily figure out who we are if they chose.

For those of you who are concerned, the EFF has great resources. There are a number of other privacy advocates as well that one can follow. Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said there is no privacy on the internet, get over it. I, for one, will not. We need to keep up the good fight for our privacy. Not because we have any thing to hide but because some things are private.

Statistics: Posted by contrarian — Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:39 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 10, 2017 rickdun 0
Murby wrote:
I think:

1. I don’t put any information on facebook or any other social networking sites.
2. I never use my real name anywhere unless I’m making a credit card purchase.
3. I use firefox with NoScript, DoNotTrackme, and Cookie Selfdestructor so I have control over what websites can and can’t do.

And above all else:
I use a Virtual Private Network service that states in writing they DO NOT keep logs or records and that allows me to change my VPN Location on a whim. =$30/year for the service.

With all that, the government could still track me but it would have to do so intentionally and target me specifically, and for that, they’d need a court order..

That said, I don’t protect myself because of the government.. I don’t do anything that would warrant their attention.. (get it? warrant! LOL) I crack myself up! hehehe.. I keep myself private to prevent the corporations from taking advantage of me.

The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:56 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 10, 2017 Murby 0

I think:

1. I don’t put any information on facebook or any other social networking sites.
2. I never use my real name anywhere unless I’m making a credit card purchase.
3. I use firefox with NoScript, DoNotTrackme, and Cookie Selfdestructor so I have control over what websites can and can’t do.

And above all else:
I use a Virtual Private Network service that states in writing they DO NOT keep logs or records and that allows me to change my VPN Location on a whim. =$30/year for the service.

With all that, the government could still track me but it would have to do so intentionally and target me specifically, and for that, they’d need a court order..

That said, I don’t protect myself because of the government.. I don’t do anything that would warrant their attention.. (get it? warrant! LOL) I crack myself up! hehehe.. I keep myself private to prevent the corporations from taking advantage of me.

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Art Lilley Campground

March 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings: I’ve nerver camped there, would it be good for say an Ants group meet-up? Could a group get away from the noise? Is there enouh tolets?

Cadit

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:37 pm