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(Al Jazeera)   If you Google "NSA", your name is guaranteed to come up during their weekly meetings   ( america.aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, NSA, Google, Edward Snowden, Stanford Law School, system software, Eric Schmidt, meetings, agreement  
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2014-05-06 08:54:02 AM  
I wonder what happens if you spend time going through the interesting historical files they have up on the web:

http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/center_crypt_history/i nd ex.shtml

Some particularly interesting ones:

http://www.nsa.gov/about/_files/cryptologic_heritage/publications/mi sc /traffic_analysis.pdf

A history of traffic analysis from WWI to Vietnam.  Reading between the lines, this is why you should be concerned about the NSA collecting just the "metadata" from your phone.  They can tell a *LOT* just based upon who you talk to, when, from where, and how long, even if they aren't listening to the actual call.

http://www.nsa.gov/about/_files/cryptologic_heritage/publications/ww ii /eavesdropping.pdf

Eavesdropping on Hell: Historical Guide to Western Communications Intelligence and the Holocaust, 1939-1945

http://www.nsa.gov/about/_files/cryptologic_heritage/center_crypt_hi st ory/publications/Learning_From_the_Enemy_The_GUNMAN_Project.pdf

An interesting monograph about how things can be bugged in undetectable ways, in this case, typewriters, but the general idea can apply to pretty much anything electronic.
2014-05-06 01:16:28 PM  
What about if I visit http://www.nsa.gov/lunch/menu.pdf?
2014-05-06 01:39:27 PM  
If you're a nerd that really wants the extra attention, do some Google searches to find D20 compatible versions of Al-Quadim
2014-05-06 01:40:19 PM  
If you click on a link to what Washington considers the Moozlim Ayyrab Terrist news, that will also get the NSA's attention.
2014-05-06 01:40:39 PM  
This seems to be about their wanting to create a secure Android phone. Didn't they announce something about that a few years back, and wanting to use it?
2014-05-06 02:02:27 PM  
Obvious. How else could Google Voice know about all those telemarketers and block 98.2% of them from ever ringing your phone?

Why do you think the Speznatsz wasn't wearing free Google Glass when they waltzed into Crimea. Snowden tipped them off.
2014-05-06 02:08:41 PM  
Does the NSA track US porn usage?  I bet their search term list is inspirational.
2014-05-06 02:10:31 PM  
I'm just happy some one knows my name

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What if this becomes a meme and everyone does it? will I make a list for not doing it?
2014-05-06 02:14:33 PM  
I used google voice to search "three sisters corn planting method" and it searched for "thrifting". If that's how well their system works, the NSA is going to be completely baffled.
2014-05-06 02:20:17 PM  
I get bored from time to time and lookup field sites and random bits of tech. think at this point they'd see my search history...

no wonder they never call me...

/I miss you guys....lemme back in!
2014-05-06 02:31:23 PM  
I meant NASA! My finger slipped. Please don't shoot.
2014-05-06 02:42:24 PM  
What if I Google "why does the NSA gargle my balls?"
2014-05-06 03:09:55 PM  

TabASlotB: What if I Google "why does the

that oath-breaking piece of fritz,DIRNSA gargle mysweaty donkey  balls?"

/pet peeve
//Get a martherfarking warrant, assholes.
2014-05-06 03:15:56 PM  



what happens if i google OTB???
2014-05-06 04:01:42 PM  
2014-05-06 04:19:44 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: What about if I visit http://www.nsa.gov/lunch/menu.pdf?

You are on the watch list, buddy.
2014-05-06 05:29:03 PM  
They're smarter than that. They know anyone trying to avoid their notice will avoid googling NSA. So, they watch for people who never do.
2014-05-06 05:45:34 PM  
I only use Lycos to find information on the World Wide Web, so I'm probably safe.
2014-05-06 06:00:36 PM  
And if you google "fark the NSA" you'll get a stack overflow.
2014-05-06 07:32:10 PM  

Precision Boobery: And if you google "fark the NSA" you'll get a stack overflow.

NSA with attitude?
2014-05-06 07:33:27 PM  
Commenting on this thread will land you on a watchlist. Do not go strait to porn after commenting.
2014-05-06 07:52:47 PM  
Tangentially related CS, B:

For those who don't have Netflix:  when you watch something, Netflix gives you recommendations based on that.  It'll say, "Because you watched Troll II" and then have a list of movie titles kind of like what you watched.  I watched a certain documentary about comedians who were descended from the Semites.  The next time I fired up Netflix, I scrolled down to see "Because you watched When Jews Were Funny" and I immediately finished, "you have been placed on an NSA threat list."
2014-05-06 07:56:50 PM  
Also, obligatory for any NSA thread.

(released 4/21/2003)
2014-05-06 08:48:38 PM  
Do No Lots and Lots of Evil.
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