Paranoia

A Cautionary Tale

This is a cautionary tale

Out of interest I checked my server logs to see how many downloads of Fromthe JakassesMouth.mp3 had occured. I use Analog a simple Log file parser that tells you among other things the IP Address of the computer that downloaded the file.

I found one IP that had the .gov (US Government) domain and so out of curiosity!, I googled the IP and found the Name of a person who had made a contribution to some discussion on some web site, The IP was right there against this name along with an e-mail contact that was to the same US Govt department that the original .gov IP pointed to.
So I had a name and a Govt. department, So I googled the name and found out quite a lot about this person including their nickname where they worked even their musical tastes and the fact that they use Government computers to to lots of stuff they're probably not supposed to.

Just thought you might like to know how easy it is to find out stuff about people on the internet.

Don't know a lot about protecting your ID when surfing I've heard of using proxies or TOR and privoxy
So any advice from anyone would be welcome I think.

Article published in "The Nation"...."9/11: The Roots of Paranoia "

This is an interesting read.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20061208/cm_thenation/20061225hayes

Its strange, the writer knows that the American people are being lied to but somehow feels our
movement is the wrong place to be for those seeking the truth. Thoughts?