Internet Surveillance of You and Me

This isn't about 9/11 directly, but about the environment we operate in today.

Google is doing "evil."

Friends and acquaintances,

I may have to abandon The Crimes of the State Blog, hosted on blogger, a subsidiary of google. I can no longer get logged in without it kicking me off of TOR (The Onion Router), therefore it appears to be trying to compromise my anonymity.

Google has long been set to not search for certain types of IP ranges, such as anonymous browsers and those on TOR. The company actively denies service to those it can't track. This is a fascistic approach, and a fascistic mindset that is in direct violation of their supposed company policy to "not do evil."

This is indicative of a complete surveillance culture that affects us all, and will do so for the rest of our lives.

The Internet was developed by DARPA, the "Defense Advanced Research Program Agency" (I believe. I would check it through google, but you know the drill.) This US government program was initially for the purpose of redundancy and rerouting military communications in case certain key transfer points were taken out (in a nuclear war).

The downside, is that everyone's IP address is a tracking marker to get back to them. Private companies offer ways of getting around these IP tracking schemes, but you are then at the mercy of the private company. One cannot be sure if the company itself is connected to government, intelligence, organized crime -- whatever. That's bad enough.

The Onion Router (TOR) attempts to ratchet up the protection another notch by passing anonymous traffic around to a bunch or companies who all cooperate, such that no one can determine where things are coming from or going to very easily.

Apparently this is highly effective at thwwarting state snoopers.

So they are fighting back, recruiting internet giants like google and yahoo (also has been treating me well different when on TOR than when not on TOR).

I would call your attention to these issues, and ask you to think about them, discuss them. There are a lot of bad, and highly motivated, psychopaths who prefer war to peace and will take action based upon those beliefs. They can be from a variety of nations, and not necessarily even your own countrymen.

These are dangerous times. Deceitful times. Criminal times.

While I'm well aware of the surveillance state we now live in,

I simply choose not to waste my energy worrying about it.

Always look both ways before crossing the street and know that anything you write on a computer or say out loud can be recorded and archived.

Get a passport and cultivate some friends outside of the U.S. if you are that concerned about it, it's going to get worse before it gets better.

The only real answer is to re-instate the rule of law and work to create a truly transparent government/society.

I do hope you solve your blog issue and can continue with the fine work you are doing.

Love is a verb, brothers and sisters, let's get busier!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

A surveillance state

is one of the undesired consequences of false flag operations, real terrorist attacks, and a mix of both. It is most definitely something to worry about, as is torture, also an undesired consequence of such events. Et cetera et cetera.

I would like to agree with you that moving to another country would be helpful, but it won't. In Turkey, cameras hooked up to face recognition systems have the ability to scan 15000 faces per second. This is just one example. The whole of Europe, Asia and North America are totalitarian blocks now. (Yes NOW, not 'later')

By the way

Banning TOR relies on being able to positively identify an exit node. Methods for doing so aren't entirely reliable. Maybe this area of TOR could be improved. Note that after TOR traffic leaves an exit node, it is no longer encrypted, so TOR is far from a perfect anonymity tool. You expose all sorts of things in various other ways not directly related to your IP address.