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#1 Nevlach

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Think again.

http://www.cnn.com/2...vacy/index.html

Here's a thought that might make even the most conscientious e-mail user nervous: "When the CIA director cannot hide his activities online, what hope is there for the rest of us?"
The American Civil Liberties Union posed this question in a recent blog post. The group, of course, was referring to the scandal involving David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the spy agency after the FBI uncovered e-mails indicating he was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
The story has gotten lots of media attention, in part for its soap-operatic qualities. Less discussed, however, at least outside the technology press, is what this e-mail-based investigation says about privacy and surveillance in the digital age.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.


This.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

if they want to see pictures of my dog, all they have to do is go to the dog thread on this forum, or her facebook page.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Why would I ever think it was private.
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#6 Nevlach

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

Many people understand that e-mails are not private and the government has access to any sent e-mail you've ever composed, read, or deleted. People may not realize that every time they search something on google their search gets saved and stored.

Also I thought it was interesting that you don't even have to send the e-mail for the information to be stored. The CIA director and his biographer had a joint account and would save messages as Drafts and then delete them without ever sending them yet the information was still stored.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Pretty good rule to live by is:

If you don't ever want information out "there", don't put it on the internet in any way, shape or form.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

If they are wasting their time searching me they should all be fired.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

If they are wasting their time searching me they should all be fired.


Our tax dollars art work? ::D

Edited by Heretic, 15 November 2012 - 01:00 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Many people understand that e-mails are not private and the government has access to any sent e-mail you've ever composed, read, or deleted. People may not realize that every time they search something on google their search gets saved and stored.

Having worked for Google, we had a filtered list (obviously NSFW was filtered) of popular searches on a screen in a handful of lobbies at their HQ. No privacy.

Post #2 pretty much explains my feelings. A public figure like that cannot be expected to hide such transgressions for too long.

Edited by zaibatsu, 15 November 2012 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Not surprising. Still seems like a waste of time for the most part though.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Hey man if anybody cares enough to see a bunch of video game references then good for them
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Damn. I was thinking of sending an anthrax bomb to Revenue Canada through my hotmail account. So much for that.

(Anyone think this post triggered an automatic red flag?)
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

Oh snap, i see black choppers circling overhead.

Good-byeeeeee!
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

The internet is incredibly insecure. Anyone can see what you're doing assuming they know what they're doing.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

I hope someone is getting their jollies in reading through my failed pickups on POF.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

I was never under the illusion that they were private.

Although, I am confident they are so un-exciting that nobody would give a rats behind.


Pretty much.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

I beleive a company does has a right to view its employees internet workings and emails, and being the CIA, I would assume they kept a very close eye on all their employees. I bet Wetcoaster knows about this stuff.

Edited by hsedin33, 15 November 2012 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

This is hardly breaking news. Remember when gmail came out along with Google emailing you with its ads?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

Pray to the google
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

My recent search history:

Benefits of VegeGreens
# of calories in Kerr's candies
Who is Simon Helberg?
Why is my pinky red and swollen?
Should I get my pinky checked at the clinic?
Best ways to eat a pomegranate.



Have fun, internet police.
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#23 Grapefruits

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

I hope someone is getting their jollies in reading through my failed pickups on POF.


You know that one Asian has Herpes, right?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

My recent search history:
Best ways to eat a pomegranate.


Cut it in half, scoop out the nuggets into a bowl and then eat by the handful or spoonful.
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"Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens & the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We (Allah) parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?" (Qur'an 21:30)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Why would I ever think it was private.


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"Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens & the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We (Allah) parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?" (Qur'an 21:30)

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"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure--one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” (David Rockefeller)


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

My recent search history:

Best ways to eat a pomegranate.



Have fun, internet police.


Whoa I literally searched that same line like a day ago... crazzzzzyyy

And why is your pinky swollen?

Edited by Nevlach, 16 November 2012 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Cut it in half, scoop out the nuggets into a bowl and then eat by the handful or spoonful.

score the skin, break pomegranate in half, smack the arils out into a bowl by tapping the skin behind them with a wooden spoon, fill the bowl with water, the pith with float, the arils will sink, scoop up the pith, then drain the bowl and consume the arils.

Edited by avelanch, 16 November 2012 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Whoa I literally searched that same line like a day ago... crazzzzzyyy

And why is your pinky swollen?


I did something to it playing hockey last week. It's not swollen anymore, but bent to the left, considerably.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Uh-oh.
I've searched some weird stuff on that Google. They must think I'm some kind of wackjob.
They may be right
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

I've never been so naive to think that anything I do is ever private, especially on the Internet.

Edited by Gumballthechewy, 16 November 2012 - 04:31 PM.

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