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

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Not true, they have banned snooping, and scanner frequencies in the cellular and wireless range in some locales; even banned having scanners in cars.
    Well that's good.

    LE still doesn't need a warrant though, right?
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    Re: Has anyone altered their phone or e-m ail conversations with you lately?

    I hope my drunk "I love you" calls I get/give made people laugh.
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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?
    For most people that grew up in the 60's and 70's, this isn't going to change the way they communicate. We've already been exposed to the fact that what we do or say can be recorded and used against us. Anyone ever involved in illegal drugs of any kind - even street corner weed - will have the same built-in caution already.
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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.
    Every day now I send an e-mail to one of my other e-mail accounts that consist of nothing but words that will send up a red flag at the NSA and the Obama White House.

    It's driving the NSA, DOJ, DHS and the White House batty.

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

    I've increased the volume and volatility of my emails and phone conversations just to piss 'em off and give 'em something to listen to. What a ****ing dead end job for them - no standard of excellence or higher ideals to aspire to - nothing of redeeming value at all. They're just sophisticated telemarketers in form and function.

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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.
    Even before all computers, the adage was "Never put anything in writing that you wouldn't want to see as a newspaper headline." Remember old Samuel Pepys? In high school I was forced to read excerpts of his diary, and that's when I realized that if you write, you're presuming an audience.

    Now, because so many people are recording stuff on their phones and we see crowdsourced stuff on the news every day, I guess we all need to accept that we're on camera when we're out in public anywhere.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I called my friend earlier this night, and right in the middle of the conversation I confessed my love to whatever NSA employee might have been listening in.
    Vatt iz your friend's name?


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

    Paranoia does not run in this family

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

    I rarely talk on the phone at all, and when I do it's about what to pick up while I'm at the grocery store. So, no.

    I also rarely talk about stuff like this in e-mails. In fact, pretty much never. Definitely less often than the grocery store thing. So, again, no.

    Pretty much everything I talk about is in places like this, which has always been public anyway.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Vatt iz your friend's name?
    No.

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