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13 Nov 2012 05:14 PM   |   3951 clicks   |   Washington Post
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Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  
I have nothing to hide. They already know I'm opposed to the creeping fascism.

13 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
TimonC346    [TotalFark]  
If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.

13 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
signaljammer     
Yeah, it's kinda a non-choice. We may as well express ourselves, regardless.

13 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
JerkyMeat    [TotalFark]  
America really is a fascism. Go shop!

13 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
abhorrent1     
Oh No! They'll know what I had for dinner last night!

13 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
skinink     
Ironic of Google to report surveillance? Hey subby, no one forces you to use Google.

13 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
BigNumber12     
Damnit, Bush!

13 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
diaphoresis     
Ironic tag massively appropriate.

13 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
Ego edo infantia cattus     
www.aaanything.netView Full Size
 


/Sad old news is sad and old.

13 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.


Because if they make a big deal out of it, then they can't do it in secret when they are in power.

13 Nov 2012 05:32 PM
cig-mkr     
So I might want to pay the taxes on my internet purchases?
Oh Nooooes

13 Nov 2012 05:34 PM
Ambitwistor     
It's ok, Google will watch the watchers.

13 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
WizardofToast     

TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.


Here's the serious issue of both parties when it comes to spending and increased government surveillance. They don't give a damn when their own group does it. They will complain when the opponents are in power and vow to change it when they come back. And when they do come back, they just continue as usual.

They just yell at each other when in fact they both enjoy doing it.

13 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
SnyderCat     

abhorrent1: Oh No! They'll know what I had for dinner last night!


Hmm....fried chicken smothered in cream gravy with a side of mash potatoes and corn on the cob,
Peach pie smothered in whipped cream for dessert?

13 Nov 2012 05:49 PM
abhorrent1     

SnyderCat: Hmm....fried chicken smothered in cream gravy with a side of mash potatoes and corn on the cob,
Peach pie smothered in whipped cream for dessert?


I wish. We had Paella.

13 Nov 2012 05:52 PM
Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  

RedPhoenix122: TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.

Because if they make a big deal out of it, then they can't do it in secret when they are in power.


Solution: don't vote for either of the two clowns.

13 Nov 2012 05:56 PM
PullItOut     
Government reports Google surveillance is on the rise.

Works equally well either way.

/Evil inside of me also on the rise

13 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
diaphoresis     

Ambitwistor: It's ok, Google will watch the watchers.


Wait, you just said that watchers will watch the watchers...

O_o

Will there be watchers to watch the watchers watch the watchers?

13 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
mizchief     

WizardofToast: TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.

Here's the serious issue of both parties when it comes to spending and increased government surveillance. They don't give a damn when their own group does it. They will complain when the opponents are in power and vow to change it when they come back. And when they do come back, they just continue as usual.

They just yell at each other when in fact they both enjoy doing it.


I think it's much worse than that. They work together to screw us all and all that bickering over small shiat is just a show to distract us from the real issues caused by those who really have the power.

13 Nov 2012 06:24 PM
Professor Horatio Hufnagel     
FTA: Our hope is that over time, more data will bolster public debate about how we can best keep the Internet free and open.

If the vaguely monopolistic company that owns the most popular search engine/website wanted to do that, they'd ditch that malfeasance against free speech they call "personalized search" and stop unquestionably complying with regional censorship laws.

13 Nov 2012 06:25 PM
DrPainMD    [TotalFark]  
How can it be on the rise? They're already watching damned near everything we do.

13 Nov 2012 06:58 PM
DrPainMD    [TotalFark]  

TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.


What makes you think the Repubs don't want 24/7 surveillance of every person on the planet, too?

13 Nov 2012 06:59 PM
The Irresponsible Captain    [TotalFark]  
Yup. Anyone with two brain cells knows it. We're heading toward the British model for this crap.

I thought the Republicans were the party of freedom and personal responsibility, but they're punting this down the street. Instead they blather on abut Rape, Legitimate Rape, and Abortion; and they spend money like it's going out of style.

The Democrats haven't shown any motion on this either. They're afraid to be "weak" on crime and security.

All we've got going for us is the ACLU, and the Libertarians and try getting everyone behind them.

Bah. I'm going to go cry in a corner.

13 Nov 2012 07:46 PM
crabsno termites     
wmd tritium assassination bomb strike allah infidel trigger thermonuclear. I live 50 miles from Powers, Oregon!

fark you, gov't.

13 Nov 2012 07:47 PM
ProfessorOhki     

TimonC346: If Conservatives wanted to actually hurt Obama--they'd go after angles like this--or NDAA. It scares the hell out of me that they won't touch it--and they'll stick with moronic talking points about socialism instead.


The ND there stands for "National Defense." The bill could have actually been about giving everyone free abortions for life, but with that title the conservatives still would have been compelled to support it.

13 Nov 2012 07:52 PM
midnite_farker     
So, where's the link to click on that gives the 17,746 pieces?

/oh, wait...

13 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
drmda    [TotalFark]  
So, I was at work today, occasionally using my work-provided laptop. I happen to notice an icon in the system tray (yes, Windows XP) flashing red. I'd never seen this icon before today, let alone flashing red. So I hover my cursor over it to see what it is. It's an app called IntelliAdmin, apparently a remote assistance app. I called our IT department and asked what the flashing icon meant. I was told it meant someone was remotely connected to my computer. The IT guy asked me who it was. I explained that I did not know and that I was calling him to find out. So, he asked around the IT department if anyone was connected to my computer via this app. No one answered, but suddenly the icon in the system tray stopped flashing. So, someone WAS connected.
After hanging up with the IT guy I dug into the app settings and found the log file. Turns out that I was being spied on for 4 hours and 20 minutes today. It's nice to know that the IT people can spy on me anytime now, even when I'm at home using the computer.
I knew there was a reason I keep tape over the webcam lens.

13 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
Kit Fister     

drmda: So, I was at work today, occasionally using my work-provided laptop. I happen to notice an icon in the system tray (yes, Windows XP) flashing red. I'd never seen this icon before today, let alone flashing red. So I hover my cursor over it to see what it is. It's an app called IntelliAdmin, apparently a remote assistance app. I called our IT department and asked what the flashing icon meant. I was told it meant someone was remotely connected to my computer. The IT guy asked me who it was. I explained that I did not know and that I was calling him to find out. So, he asked around the IT department if anyone was connected to my computer via this app. No one answered, but suddenly the icon in the system tray stopped flashing. So, someone WAS connected.
After hanging up with the IT guy I dug into the app settings and found the log file. Turns out that I was being spied on for 4 hours and 20 minutes today. It's nice to know that the IT people can spy on me anytime now, even when I'm at home using the computer.
I knew there was a reason I keep tape over the webcam lens.


There are nifty apps that allow you to block this kind of crap. You can also find out what services it uses and turn those off.

13 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
drmda    [TotalFark]  

Kit Fister: You can also find out what services it uses and turn those off.


Already done!

13 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
ProfessorOhki     

drmda: It's nice to know that the IT people can spy on me anytime now, even when I'm at home using the their computer.
I knew there was a reason I keep tape over the webcam lens.


I block that stuff myself, but you've got to at least acknowledge the context. On the other hand, fark anyone using this: Link They went to lengths to mask the connection. That isn't remote admin; it's flat out spying.

If at home, your router/firewall would probably already catch it. You're not running with a work laptop directly connected to the Internet at home are you?

13 Nov 2012 08:58 PM
just_intonation     

abhorrent1: SnyderCat: Hmm....fried chicken smothered in cream gravy with a side of mash potatoes and corn on the cob,
Peach pie smothered in whipped cream for dessert?

I wish. We had Paella.


Amazing thing, the Internet... people willingly give up information that's nobody's business but their own, yet scream bloody murder when they think it's being done outside of their control.

/not directed specifically at you, just a generalization...

13 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
vicejay    [TotalFark]  

Kit Fister: drmda: So, I was at work today, occasionally using my work-provided laptop. I happen to notice an icon in the system tray (yes, Windows XP) flashing red. I'd never seen this icon before today, let alone flashing red. So I hover my cursor over it to see what it is. It's an app called IntelliAdmin, apparently a remote assistance app. I called our IT department and asked what the flashing icon meant. I was told it meant someone was remotely connected to my computer. The IT guy asked me who it was. I explained that I did not know and that I was calling him to find out. So, he asked around the IT department if anyone was connected to my computer via this app. No one answered, but suddenly the icon in the system tray stopped flashing. So, someone WAS connected.
After hanging up with the IT guy I dug into the app settings and found the log file. Turns out that I was being spied on for 4 hours and 20 minutes today. It's nice to know that the IT people can spy on me anytime now, even when I'm at home using the computer.
I knew there was a reason I keep tape over the webcam lens.

There are nifty apps that allow you to block this kind of crap. You can also find out what services it uses and turn those off.


It's a work-issued computer, locked down administratively. Right?

13 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
Novart     
Meanwhile, Google sells your private information to the highest bidder...

13 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
ProfessorOhki     

Novart: Meanwhile, Google sells your private information to the highest bidder...


Highest? Why not sell it to ALL the bidders?

14 Nov 2012 12:43 AM
KyDave     

midnite_farker: So, where's the link to click on that gives the 17,746 pieces?

/oh, wait...


Link ?

14 Nov 2012 01:47 AM
Nall-ohki     
Novart: Meanwhile, Google sells your private information to the highest bidder...

Since when does Google sell your private information?

14 Nov 2012 02:56 AM
Langdon_777     
Tried to find a patch/hack for Civ V so I could play the copy I payed good money for without having to go through the pain of Steam every time - all the 'good' links on google had some sort of "This link has been taken down due to violating some sort of legislation."

But the fact I cannot play my own game on my own computer without internet connection is totally ok (if I do not play it for a month steam forgets I am playing it offline and forces me to log on again).

*breaks something*

14 Nov 2012 08:28 AM
justneal     
yeah, you never did that google,. driving around in your car taking photos of my house

14 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
SnyderCat     

abhorrent1: SnyderCat: Hmm....fried chicken smothered in cream gravy with a side of mash potatoes and corn on the cob,
Peach pie smothered in whipped cream for dessert?

I wish. We had Paella.


How about ole fashioned Louisiana gumbo....that's on the menu tonight. :)

14 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
SnyderCat     

vicejay: Kit Fister: drmda: So, I was at work today, occasionally using my work-provided laptop. I happen to notice an icon in the system tray (yes, Windows XP) flashing red. I'd never seen this icon before today, let alone flashing red. So I hover my cursor over it to see what it is. It's an app called IntelliAdmin, apparently a remote assistance app. I called our IT department and asked what the flashing icon meant. I was told it meant someone was remotely connected to my computer. The IT guy asked me who it was. I explained that I did not know and that I was calling him to find out. So, he asked around the IT department if anyone was connected to my computer via this app. No one answered, but suddenly the icon in the system tray stopped flashing. So, someone WAS connected.
After hanging up with the IT guy I dug into the app settings and found the log file. Turns out that I was being spied on for 4 hours and 20 minutes today. It's nice to know that the IT people can spy on me anytime now, even when I'm at home using the computer.
I knew there was a reason I keep tape over the webcam lens.

There are nifty apps that allow you to block this kind of crap. You can also find out what services it uses and turn those off.

It's a work-issued computer, locked down administratively. Right?


Nothing is locked down completely....

14 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
SnyderCat     

just_intonation: abhorrent1: SnyderCat: Hmm....fried chicken smothered in cream gravy with a side of mash potatoes and corn on the cob,
Peach pie smothered in whipped cream for dessert?

I wish. We had Paella.

Amazing thing, the Internet... people willingly give up information that's nobody's business but their own, yet scream bloody murder when they think it's being done outside of their control.

/not directed specifically at you, just a generalization...


You haven't been to 4chan, have you?

14 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
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