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You might be a terrorist if you have two cell phones, use Web proxies

By Matthew · 52 replies
Feb 2, 2012
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  1. Are you concerned about your digital privacy enough to use proxies and encryption software? Do you voice chat with fellow PC gamers? If so, you might be a terrorist, according…

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  2. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 188   +11

    Wow...who the hell draws up these documents?
  3. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TS Member Posts: 44

    Is it just me or is FBI going mental?
  4. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 188   +11

    I would say its the FBI, but then they might label me as a terrorist...so its just you.
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,151   +143

    So that's why the black helicopters have been circling my house lately...
  6. they're going crazy as control is escaping them lol

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    >_> Really now
  8. Seven years ago I downloaded a pdf which explained how to make your own smoke bombs with salt peter (they were wicked cool), the FBI must be watching me now.
  9. All they really want to do, is stir up a huge paranoia in people. When you see people paranoid and looking around more, you know they want security right? What better way of pushing otherwise impossible bills through?

    It's just a trap being set onto the public, so they can have a better grasp on your information. Intentionally "leak" things and get people worried. Then rope people in by throwing a large spread search net, that is disguised as a way of protecting the public?

    Sure you can call me paranoid or clueless. Just we're not all blind to the tactics, they want control on what's not controllable anymore.
  10. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    Guess I'm a terrorist because I use VOIP services (not telling which ones) for online gaming (again not telling because I respect privacy ;)
  11. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Patriot Act, wiretapping your communications since 2002.
  12. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 159

    Now I feel like driving to an internet cafe 20 miles away just to do all these other things in public. At the same time.
  13. You might be a witch if you use an umbrella.
  14. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    She turned me into a newt
  15. who ever came up with this...deserves a 5 finger slap across the face
  16. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    well i'm screwed. guess i should just pack up and move to yemen..
  17. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    Hahahahahaha! This reminds me of a what happened to members from the band TISM who will always wear some sort of balaclava (even going as far as to incorporate balaclavas into their on-stage costumes). They were driving across town from one radio interview to another and were pulled over by the cops because there had been a bank robbery in the CBD and they wanted to know why they were driving around with balaclavas on.

    Good times…
  18. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 155   +12

    Well that counts me as a terrorist then, I use a VPN and frequently SSH Tunnel to my VPS for privacy and security 75% of the time spent online
  19. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    Word of advice: Don't wear a black ski mask while posing conspicuously with your Macbook.
  20. davimous

    davimous TS Rookie Posts: 54   +9

    I'm really sure my neighbors want to know when I'm looking at pornography.
  21. all this is actually true terrorist behavior... just happens to be what some non-terroists do to... but the article is factually correct
  22. "but the article is factually correct"
    Where'd you learn this? How To Be A Terrorist - Course 101?
  23. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    its correct, terrorists do use the stuff. they also use water and food, so we should probably avoid those if we want to survive.
  24. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 166   +17

    i once bought Just Cause 2 from a the UK store using proxies ..i'm a terrorist!!??
  25. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    May be he has been one at some point in time, anyway, 'establishments' pretty much in every country these days are using 'terrorism' as a pretext to downgrade civil liberties on way or another (unfortunately I haven't seen much organized movement against this). Also non-existent opposition to such issues probably have to do something with Military-Congressional-Industrial complex.

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