Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: FBI Spied On Visitors to ‘Prepper’ Website

  1. #1
    GuncoHolic Black Blade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    4,274
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Default FBI Spied On Visitors to ‘Prepper’ Website

    FBI Spied On Visitors to ‘Prepper’ Website

    Cookie tracked users’ web activity



    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Visitors to a popular ‘prepper’ website which advises people on how to prepare for potential disasters and civil emergencies were spied on by the FBI by means of a cookie that tracked their web activity, according to an analysis conducted by SurvivalBlog.com.

    “It has come to my attention that from August of 2011 to November of 2011, the FBI secretly redirected the web traffic of more than 10% of SurvivalBlog’s US visitors through CJIS, their sprawling data center situated on 900 acres, 10 miles from Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, the Feebees surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of my site visitors. In all, 4,906 of 35,494 selected connections ended up going to or through the FBI servers,” states a post on the SurvivalBlog.com website.

    The analysis performed by the website found that the FBI’s primary source of interest was web users who had visited a video upload website associated with alleged intellectual copyright theft, such as MegaUpload. Once users visited these websites, they were assigned an FBI cookie which allowed the feds to track which websites users visited, including SurvivalBlog.com.

    However, the analysis also showed that some of the cookies were being assigned to users who had connected directly with the SurvivalBlog website.

    “So if they had kept this practice up long enough and if you visited us enough times then the FBI’s computers would have given you a cookie. This has been verified with sniffer software,” states the website.

    SurvivalBlog has since switched its primary servers to be hosted in Sweden, preventing the FBI from accessing the data. However, the whole episode proves that the feds are spying on so-called ‘preppers’ by tracking the websites they visit.

    Despite being the subject of a major National Geographic series entitled Doomsday Preppers, members of the ‘prepper’ community have been treated with increasing suspicion by US authorities.

    Last month we reported on the case of David Sarti, a familiar face in the prepper community who features prominently in the National Geographic show. Sarti was declared mentally defective and put on an FBI list preventing him from purchasing guns after an enforced stay in hospital after Sarti had complained of breathing difficulties.

    Sarti was also told that his second amendment rights had been stripped and that he would have to hand in all the guns he currently owns. Sarti is currently fighting to have his name taken off the list that outlaws him from buying guns.

    In a related development, under the auspices of its Communities Against Terrorism program, the FBI has characterized the bulk purchase of food, a common trait of the ‘prepper’ community, as a suspicious activity possibly indicative of terrorism.

    A flyer aimed at Military Surplus stores encourages owners to report people who “make bulk purchases of items to include….meals ready to eat”. According to the flyer, the FBI advises store owners to demand ID’s from all new customers, as well as asking them questions about their purchase and being aware of “suspicious statements”.

    Despite the fact that the federal government itself is purchasing bulk food supplies at record levels, efforts by citizens to do the same are being scrutinuized by authorities.

    » FBI Spied On Visitors to ‘Prepper’ Website Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin


  2. #2
    GuncoHolic twa2471's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    4,722
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    Don't they have anything better to do???? Seems to me they do. What to hell is wrong with being prepared for a disaster? Oh, never mind,that's the way we become subjects, by being dependent on the gov!!!!! The "Brown Shirts" are coming to take you away!!!!!

  3. #3
    GuncoHolic kernelkrink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    4,992
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Default

    Real terrorists are dangerous and apparently few and far between these days, at least the easy ones to spot. So ya gotta pad your statistics somehow. "We stopped 3,497 terrorist plots last year" sounds like more money for next year's budget than "Yeah, we found 3 guys plotting to blow up something, and 6 other investigations that turned out to be nothing." And staking out the bulk foods aisle at Costco is a lot safer/easier than hiding out in a dumpster trying to record the conversations across the street at the strip club where all the terrorists hang out.

  4. #4
    Happy Camper hcpookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    7,700
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Don't see the news here. Gov't agency spying on people on the Internet. I'm sure people would crap themselves if they knew how much of that really goes on under the guise of "homeland security". REMEMBER - "Its for the children!"

  5. #5
    AKAHOLIC o.d. ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South West Missouri
    Posts
    1,587
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    Real terrorists are dangerous and apparently few and far between these days, at least the easy ones to spot. So ya gotta pad your statistics somehow. "We stopped 3,497 terrorist plots last year" sounds like more money for next year's budget than "Yeah, we found 3 guys plotting to blow up something, and 6 other investigations that turned out to be nothing." And staking out the bulk foods aisle at Costco is a lot safer/easier than hiding out in a dumpster trying to record the conversations across the street at the strip club where all the terrorists hang out.

    sounds familiar....

    “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

  6. #6
    Gunco Member Slayr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    67
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)

    Default

    The last time I was on a preppers website the 'System Check" virus got round my security. Put me to work for a couple of days to straighten it out. I haven't been back to the popular site. Who knows where it came from.

  7. #7
    Gunco Good ole boy tanvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,353
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)

    Default

    Check out the date on this article.
    Then check out the join date of more than 1 new member who have tried to get some of the members here to say something that could be used to build a case against them.

    Just sayin'

  8. #8
    GuncoHolic BBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,180
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tanvil View Post
    Check out the date on this article.
    Then check out the join date of more than 1 new member who have tried to get some of the members here to say something that could be used to build a case against them.

    Just sayin'
    AAAHHH-makes sense to me

  9. #9
    GuncoHolic 2ndAmendican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Taylors, S.C.
    Posts
    4,749
    Feedback Score
    34 (100%)

    Default

    Good eyes Tanvil !!!!! I didn't catch that.
    Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!

    "If they’re going to come here illegally, apply for & receive assistance through a corrupted Government agency encouraging this lawless behavior, work under the table & send billions of dollars each year back to their families in Mexico, while bleeding local economies dry, protest in our streets waving their Mexican flags DEMANDING rights, while I have to press ’1′ for English, then they need to be shipped back to where they came from!" -Chad Miller

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •