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(The Hill)   The Department of Justice demands 1.3 million IP addresses related to a website used to organize Anti-Trump protests   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-08-14 07:21:03 PM  
Sleep Tight Citizen.
 
2017-08-14 07:23:49 PM  
Trump's Department of Justice -- doing the truly important work for justice since never.
 
2017-08-14 07:25:37 PM  
These last 6 months have been an absolutely terrifying stress test of our constitution.
 
2017-08-14 07:47:26 PM  
So, anyone recommend a good VPN?
 
2017-08-14 08:08:22 PM  
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They should ask the NSA what they have, I'm sure they'd love to help.
 
2017-08-14 08:17:35 PM  
after removing white supremacists off the terror watch list they decide to go after protesters of his inauguration? Right out of Putin's playbook. Nazis gonna Nazi
 
2017-08-14 08:55:42 PM  
This is frightening
 
2017-08-14 09:10:27 PM  
Is this the same DC office that prosecuted the woman for laughing during a Jeff Sessions hearing?

What is going on in that office?
 
2017-08-14 09:28:19 PM  

wejash: Is this the same DC office that prosecuted the woman for laughing during a Jeff Sessions hearing?

What is going on in that office?


I believe the correct word is "uppity". They prosecuted that "uppity" black woman for laughing during the hearing.

Context is important with this admin.
 
2017-08-14 10:41:41 PM  
This might be a dumb question, but don't they need a warrant for something like this?
 
2017-08-14 10:52:01 PM  

Spandau: This might be a dumb question, but don't they need a warrant for something like this?


Yes.  They got one.  RTFA
 
2017-08-14 11:39:06 PM  
No. fark no.

Does that work for you?

Jesus fark No.
 
2017-08-14 11:43:09 PM  
huh.  so I've been spoofing my IP addresses for years, and using my trumper neighbors open wi-fi hotspot to hit up ant-trump sites for the past couple/few months.  never figured it would pay unexpected dividends like this!
 
2017-08-14 11:43:39 PM  
Thuggish, authoritarian intimidation.
 
2017-08-14 11:47:56 PM  

wearsmanyhats: This is frightening


Dreamhost is challenging it in court.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/08/j20-investigation-doj-overreach​e​s-again-and-gets-taken-court-again

And yeah, it's frightening. Win an election, use DOJ to track down those who opposed you. If/when this gets more publicity almost everyone in the country will come out against it.
 
2017-08-14 11:49:32 PM  
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2017-08-14 11:49:40 PM  
This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.
 
2017-08-14 11:52:21 PM  

thorpe: wearsmanyhats: This is frightening

Dreamhost is challenging it in court.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/08/j20-investigation-doj-overreache​s-again-and-gets-taken-court-again

And yeah, it's frightening. Win an election, use DOJ to track down those who opposed you. If/when this gets more publicity almost everyone in the country will come out against it.


I was remembering the IRS refusing to audit nixon's "enemies".

The warrant seems clearly too broad.  I could see trying to obtain records about any specific users who are being prosecuted for inciting a riot, but this goes much further than that.
 
2017-08-14 11:56:01 PM  

thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.


LOL.  If they want to know that I think trump is unpresidential, I'm sure that information is already publicly available.
 
2017-08-14 11:56:25 PM  

fusillade762: Thuggish, authoritarian intimidation.


I should write an app to make it easier for citizens to spoof their IP addresses
 
2017-08-14 11:56:59 PM  
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2017-08-14 11:59:17 PM  

wearsmanyhats: thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.

LOL.  If they want to know that I think trump is unpresidential, I'm sure that information is already publicly available.


You're a good guy and I do not mean to pick on you. I'm guessing you did not click it.
Not to make a point about you. To make a point about how crazy this shiat really is.
 
2017-08-15 12:07:13 AM  

thorpe: wearsmanyhats: thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.

LOL.  If they want to know that I think trump is unpresidential, I'm sure that information is already publicly available.

You're a good guy and I do not mean to pick on you. I'm guessing you did not click it.
Not to make a point about you. To make a point about how crazy this shiat really is.


To tell the truth, it's not impossible that I visited that site researching news articles back when.  I like to check sources. It's totally farking insane that they are requesting what sounds like all the ISP's records relating to the site, rather than those they can connect to their investigation.

P.S.  Being completely uninvolved, clicking it actually hinders their investigation if they get the records.
 
2017-08-15 01:07:39 AM  
Hatred on all sides, indeed...
 
2017-08-15 01:08:38 AM  
fark Trump, fark Sessions, hell fark all these folks.  You work for this administration then you are anti-American no matter what shiat you tell yourself to sleep at night.

You will all burn in hell farkers.
 
2017-08-15 01:08:56 AM  
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2017-08-15 01:09:37 AM  
Well this is an entirely unsurprising turn of events.
 
2017-08-15 01:10:57 AM  

thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.


Just did.

Now, guys?  SURELY the conservatives who were so upset that fake non-profits have to fill out a single page survey will be VERY upset about this, right?

Right?

*crickets*
 
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2017-08-15 01:11:31 AM  

thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.


I'd be happy to send them a handwritten copy of all of my incognito mode searches, annotated to clear up any slang words they're unfamiliar with, complete with stick figure illustrations.

/Ask not what your country can do for you, and all that.
 
2017-08-15 01:14:10 AM  

thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.


You should submit that with an irresistible headline. Something like "topless beer museum and blowjobbery to open soon."
 
2017-08-15 01:16:01 AM  

Weaver95: fusillade762: Thuggish, authoritarian intimidation.

I should write an app to make it easier for citizens to spoof their IP addresses


Cats need to learn how to do that. Never quite been able to wrap our noggins around it.
 
2017-08-15 01:17:17 AM  
Relaaaax, folks! Just looking for those "thugs".
 
2017-08-15 01:18:44 AM  
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Fwd: IP Addresses
 
2017-08-15 01:20:34 AM  
fark these Nazi assholes.
 
2017-08-15 01:23:11 AM  

Weaver95: fusillade762: Thuggish, authoritarian intimidation.

I should write an app to make it easier for citizens to spoof their IP addresses


Why reinvent the wheel?
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2017-08-15 01:24:20 AM  

skubwa: fark these Nazi assholes.


Ew.

No.
 
2017-08-15 01:24:47 AM  
10.0.0.0/8
127.0.0.0/8
169.254.0.0/16
192.168.0.0/16

There you go, have fun all the IP addresses you could want.
 
2017-08-15 01:27:37 AM  
Sounds like an intensely focused search, and not at all a ridiculously broad fishing expedition. I'm so glad the Dept. of Justice has its priorities in the right place.
 
2017-08-15 01:28:42 AM  

Hobodeluxe: after removing white supremacists off the terror watch list they decide to go after protesters of his inauguration? Right out of Putin's playbook. Nazis gonna Nazi


Well they would probably ask the same thing of sites like Stormfront, but they already have all that data. It's called their donor list.

Thank you! Tip your waitresses!

/this is some totally farked up shiat
 
2017-08-15 01:30:06 AM  
If you're going to engage in protest, it's vital you learn to use Tor and/or a VPN. It's also important that you learn not to take your normal smartphone to events (pay as you go burner phones are the safer choice) and that you don't post revolutionary or incendiary rhetoric online under your real name.

The problem is that since Occupy Wall Street and Ferguson (which were both major national protests that free huge numbers of activists), government agencies besides the NSA have grown quite savvy about social media and digital snooping and have learned how to use web browsing habits, social media postings and smartphone access logs to target and even prosecute (or threats to prosecute) activists. This will only get worse under the Trump administration, where the DOJ has proven particularly authoritarian and unconcerned with the civil rights of dissenters.

Young people in particular are vulnerable, as they often lack the discretion or wisdom to dissociate their public and private personas.
 
2017-08-15 01:31:41 AM  

Spandau: This might be a dumb question, but don't they need a warrant for something like this?


no, the govt is free to make hollow demands
 
2017-08-15 01:34:44 AM  
SCARY tag seems to be an understatement.

Perhaps, their next move will be a money saving campaign whereby citizens will be compelled to inform on their neighbors if they're suspected of harboring anti-Trump tendencies.
 
2017-08-15 01:36:35 AM  
They can have mine. Freely.
 
2017-08-15 01:37:32 AM  
Meanwhile, GOP congressmen continue to worry that Obama administration officials were too aggressive about demasking the identities of US citizens entangled with Russian spies that were being monitored

Please step forward and attempt to equivocate between domestic political descent and intrigue with foreign adversaries.
 
2017-08-15 01:38:58 AM  

thorpe: This is the website they want the information from: http://www.disruptj20.org/

Click on that, and they'll want information on you.
Go on.


If everyone clicks that link, their list is useless.
 
2017-08-15 01:41:24 AM  
We will bleed you.

No matter how great you take advantage of America.

We will bleed you.

No matter how great your racist rage.

We will bleed you.

No matter how great your hate.

We will bleed you.

There is a reason you count your support in a percentage. You are nothing.

You are nobody. You are ISIS. Your are a Nazi. You are nothing. Civilization will win, no matter the cost.
 
2017-08-15 01:41:28 AM  

thorpe: wearsmanyhats: This is frightening

Dreamhost is challenging it in court.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/08/j20-investigation-doj-overreache​s-again-and-gets-taken-court-again

And yeah, it's frightening. Win an election, use DOJ to track down those who opposed you. If/when this gets more publicity almost everyone in the country will come out against it.


At ~60+ percent disapproval rating (and rising), it's going to be much easier to track down the remaining few who DO support them. Or they could look for the hats. And the slack jaws and dead eyes.
 
2017-08-15 01:41:41 AM  

Boo_Guy: Weaver95: fusillade762: Thuggish, authoritarian intimidation.

I should write an app to make it easier for citizens to spoof their IP addresses

Why reinvent the wheel?
[donate.torproject.org image 300x214]


I heard that was compromised to all hell and back.
 
2017-08-15 01:42:03 AM  

Moooooo K: wejash: Is this the same DC office that prosecuted the woman for laughing during a Jeff Sessions hearing?

What is going on in that office?

I believe the correct word is "uppity". They prosecuted that "uppity" black woman for laughing during the hearing.

Context is important with this admin.


Desiree A. Fairooz is a white woman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/us/sessions-activist-laughter-retr​i​al.html?_r=0
 
2017-08-15 01:43:13 AM  

Weaver95: huh.  so I've been spoofing my IP addresses for years, and using my trumper neighbors open wi-fi hotspot to hit up ant-trump sites for the past couple/few months.  never figured it would pay unexpected dividends like this!


How chaotic good of you.
 
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