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    Will it affect DR1 and other discussion boards/forums of this type?

    In particular our PMs. Are they subject to report now?

    House approves foreign wiretap bill - Yahoo! News

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    Unless we have a bunch of terrorists on the board, I can't see a problem.

    I'm sure the US Government are not interested in sankies and what you did on vacation etc.

    If you don't want people to find out something about you, then I suggest you disconnect from the Internet

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    I doubt that the US Govt or any other Govt really wants to know what is going on during the discussion of DR1 members. - I would't sweat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK74 View Post
    Will it affect DR1 and other discussion boards/forums of this type?

    In particular our PMs. Are they subject to report now?

    House approves foreign wiretap bill - Yahoo! News
    And you asked why I verbally "had a go at you" the other day - I rest my case!!

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    I don't think we've ever been alone. Never post stuff you don't want the world to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaC View Post
    I don't think we've ever been alone. Never post stuff you don't want the world to know.
    Our posts - yes. And we are grown-up enough not to post here everything that we think, that we know, that we see and that we understand.

    But from the Bill goes that now they will read all our PMs, all our SMS`, all our emails, all our Skype chats, will listen to all our phone calls.

    When I am saying to my fiancee that I love her, dozens of guys will crack jokes of it, when she emails me her nude pictures, the whole Section will enjoy them.

    I hope I am wrong in my pessimism and desperation , but how to know if this or that email is not terroristic or anti-american without reading it first?
    Without reading them all first.

    Our life is getting better and happier with every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK74 View Post
    Our posts - yes. And we are grown-up enough not to post here everything that we think, that we know, that we see and that we understand.

    But from the Bill goes that now they will read all our PMs, all our SMS`, all our emails, all our Skype chats, will listen to all our phone calls.

    When I am saying to my fiancee that I love her, dozens of guys will crack jokes of it, when she emails me her nude pictures, the whole Section will enjoy them.

    I hope I am wrong in my pessimism and desperation , but how to know if this or that email is not terroristic or anti-american without reading it first?
    Without reading them all first.

    Our life is getting better and happier with every day.
    One point to remember is that the current technology is quite lacking with regard to tracking the aforementioned items. Yes, hollywood makes it seem like it is possible but we are so far removed from that in reality.

    Sometimes one just needs to put things in pespective to help one understand the realities. For example, I have spent up to 8 hours in one day reviiewing and readsing message and posting on DR1 yet I probably read less than 30% of the items posted to the board in that one day. Imagine the reality of government workers trying to track EVERY correspondance from some 100 plus MILLION people communicating maybe a hundred or so different types of ways in a day - so you are talking about 100 billion or more communications in any given day. Lets just suppose that the EVERY ONE of the 2.5 million Federal Employees spent an 8 hour day digesting all of this information - they would have to be responsible for reviewing some 4000 correspondances in any give day. If you don't know already the total number of Federal Employees dedicated to reviewing correspondances as such would maybe account for 1% of the total number of employees. Get the picture? Take care and sleep well - nobody cares or EVEN KNOWS what you are doing my friend.

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    Primo I agree 101%....but I still don't trust that group in the White House.

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    This type of stuff has already been going on for years. Every phone call, email, IM, and text message you send is screened for "key words" by computers, and has been for quite some time.

    Try this the next time you're chatting on the phone or emailing a friend: Include the phrase "I have now aquired all the components to deliver the package" or more simply "I now have everything I need to build the bomb". See if there isn't a strange black van (or other such vehicle) parked outside your house within a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty55 View Post
    Include the phrase "I have now aquired all the components to deliver the package" or more simply "I now have everything I need to build the bomb". See if there isn't a strange black van (or other such vehicle) parked outside your house within a week.

    I guess the 9/11 guys were not that dumb.....Any takers?????
    Last edited by A.Hidalgo; 08-06-2007 at 12:22 AM. Reason: add words

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