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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    I can't say that I have, but then, I don't typically discuss politics on the phone or by email.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I can't say that I have, but then, I don't typically discuss politics on the phone or by email.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    I generally don't reveal much personal information via text, e-mail, or voice phone calls. Even if they are not monitoring you right this minute, your texts could be databased for future searching. Then if you are ever theoretically detained for a crime, they can pile on the charges if they find evidence of additional crimes in your texting history. Since 80% of convinctions are now based on plea bargains and not actual trials, it won't matter if you're innocent or not. I'm a law abiding citizen, but with the number of criminal laws increasing yearly, it's already at the point where it can be sometimes hard to know if you're breaking a law or not. Because the system is becoming more fascist with time, I take precautions in case I am ever caught in a government legal trap.

    Also, my personal life is just none of their ****ing business, so I limit their ability to read into it.

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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)

    I'll be curious to see if this trend grows.

    If no one has done this in your electronic communications, please give it a few weeks before responding to this poll. Lets see how many people encounter the phenomenon over the next month or so.
    This explains annoying problems I've been having with my desktop and laptop - a delay in every character I type and every mouse movement. Seriously happening for about a month and very annoying! I must be in the black-book.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Since the Edward Snowden "revelations," I've had at least on person in a phone call express concern over something I said that they thought might draw attention from government monitors. (In this case it was a reference to the American Revolution.)

    I'll be curious to see if this trend grows.

    If no one has done this in your electronic communications, please give it a few weeks before responding to this poll. Lets see how many people encounter the phenomenon over the next month or so.
    I've been encouraging people to include likely search words in their vernacular for a decade now.

    I'm sure "The bomb" and "blowin it up" have wasted a bunch of NSA hours.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I have personally made some rather significant changes.

    As of late I have been adding certain phrases to random messages. For example, I'll dial a random number and say "Yesterday's chicken is in the pot. I repeat, Yesterday's chicken is in the pot." or during a normal conversation I'll drop in "Able has lit the lamp".

    I don't know if it does any good but if, after reading this, you start seeing black helicopters please let me know.




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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I, like I believe most of my generation, have known since childhood that our phone conversations could be, and probably were, monitored. I behave accordingly, have all my life. From the beginning with computer communications I have known that privacy is an illusion in that sphere. That nothing is ever completely deleted (unless you use a BFM every single time and then shred the drive) and that eventually someone will see what I've written.
    And cell phone calls are legally available to whoever has the tech to hear them.

    No warrants required.
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Perhaps you should have waited a few weeks before posting this poll.
    Perhaps I should lower my assessment of the cognitive mean of our my fellow members?
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    And cell phone calls are legally available to whoever has the tech to hear them.

    No warrants required.
    Not true, they have banned snooping, and scanner frequencies in the cellular and wireless range in some locales; even banned having scanners in cars.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Perhaps I should lower my assessment of the cognitive mean of our my fellow members?
    Well, you posted the poll and wanted people to wait a few weeks to respond. Just seems kind of counter productive.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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