Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

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A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity.  The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or supporting terrorist activity.  The use of encryption is also listed as a suspicious activity along with steganography, the practice of using “software to hide encrypted data in digital photos” or other media.  In fact, the flyer recommends that anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities.

Logging into an account associated with a residential internet service provider (such as Comcast or AOL), an activity that could simply indicate that you are on a trip, is also considered a suspicious activity.  Viewing any content related to “military tactics” including manuals or “revolutionary literature” is also considered a potential indicator of terrorist activity.  This would mean that viewing a number of websites, including the one you are on right now, could be construed by a hapless employee as an highly suspicious activity potentially linking you to terrorism.

The “Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities” contained in the flyer are not to be construed alone as a sign of terrorist activity and the document notes that “just because someone’s speech, actions, beliefs, appearance, or way of life is different; it does not mean that he or she is suspicious.”  However, many of the activities described in the document are basic practices of any individual concerned with security or privacy online.  The use of PGP, VPNs, Tor or any of the many other technologies for anonymity and privacy online are directly targeted by the flyer, which is distributed to businesses in an effort to promote the reporting of these activities.

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125 comments for “Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

  1. Nick wood
    February 2, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Well, it wouldn’t be the first time the US government actively funded people they later called terrorists… Just ask Osama Bin Laden.

    • James
      February 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      You cant, hes dead. lol. Good point though I agree.

      • J
        November 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        fuck the fucking fbi!! they are the terrorists!!! Just ask sedal team six!!! whoever is left of them anyway!! rip

    • aquaregia
      August 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Or many others, like the recent scandals about arming the Black Panthers, Mexican drug lords , and so on.

  2. JAvier
    February 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Iros a la jodida mierda FBI

  3. Anon
    February 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

    FBI = Fucktards

  4. Julia
    February 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Fuck the FBI bastards ..they are terrorist

    • david5300
      February 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

      Come on man, stop sugar coating it and tell us how you realy feel!

    February 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    False Propaganda. An attempt to scare the public making them put their trust in the hands of the government, but when we wake up we realized were told a lie, they just want to control us.

    Also, Privacy is not Piracy, FUCKTARDS!!! So fuck off with SOPA, C11, TPP, and ACTA, because this is ridiculous.

    Honestly, this is my reaction:
    SOPA fails, Government renames it to C11, my reaction: “SOPA just failed, Haven’t we been through this already? Stop fucking around with more similar/or exact same bills, because we don’t want them, so fuck off the Internet, and respect my privacy! What’s so hard about understanding that?”

    • btard
      February 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      With a name like anon? You’re probably considered public enemy #1 by FBI.

      • J
        November 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

        you say btard, dont you mean retard?!

  6. anon?
    February 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I use sometimes VPNs and/or TOR. Am i terrorist now? :(

    • Kathleen Wroblewski
      February 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      I think that the agency fired quite a few persons within the last, say 10 years or so ? For what reason that is unknown. It sure took a long time to redefine rape for a female. And for Megans law and the Amber Alert to be established !!

  7. February 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Maybe we don’t want some FBI flunky getting rich off of our work. I was in Seattle when the big scandal happened where the FBI was caught spying on APEC attendees, not to stop terror but to leach corporate secrets to give to political cronies. And I have lost count over the years of the number of FBI and police caught doing insider trading with information gleaned from citizens’ laptops and smart5 phones. I have a right to privacy from the government because the government cannot be trusted to mind its own business, which is why the Founding Fathers gave us that Fourth Amendment, so the government couldn’t simply loot the people at will.

    • February 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

      This is exactly my issue as well. I’m very angry about this kind of shit, and can’t stand it.

    • tom
      February 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

      Im sorry, but that does mean you ARE a terrorist
      only terrorists like tom paine and john adams want such things as a fourth amendment

  8. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, I especially liked this part *Or communicating though a PC game. Wow, so anyone caught playing a MMO out in public is a terrorist!!

  9. February 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    The Land of the Free

  10. Fu­ck FB­I
    February 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    FBI is full of brainless fu­cktards. FBI is worthless. Their only purpose is to consume the precious money and fu­ck with other people’s lives.
    Thanks America, fu­ck you

  11. February 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    wow…I had been a terrorist for a year now. Should I kill some FBI fuckers before they catch me ?

    • February 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm


      Join the club. The FBI has considered me a terrorist for 11 years now. In fact longer than that, because it was in 1999 that that agency used an under cover informant to destroy me financially. Thank God he was out of my house before I learned the real reason why he wanted to marry me so much, or he may have killed me. Don’t laugh, the man who headed Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) is dead now because he caught on while his under cover informant (a woman the FBI used) was still with him, enabling him to begin to write a book about the experience. She told the FBI, and that agency had him killed. You can listen to this on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez shows June 5-6, 2002. It’s on the 5th of June show. No need to buy the show that aired on the 6th. They each cost $15.00.

      The under cover informant who was used on me tried to get the court to prevent my first book from coming out, but the court ruled against him stating that it had nothing to do with the case. The under cover informant didn’t know about my second book as I didn’t tell him until after it was already in print. Then, I lambasted him because I was onto him.

      So explosive are my two books that US Customs stole them both when I tried to ship several copies of them from Canada to Ohio when I was living in Canada, because that was where my printer’s distributor is-Ohio.

  12. Toxie
    February 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    That’s Apocalypse Inc. bastards! don’t blame innocent people or i’ll chew your guts and poo on da face! i warn you, my caca it’s like acid marmalade.

  13. Andre Sampaio
    February 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Fuck seus merda aguente as consequencia vc’s verão os terrorista

  14. Adam Weishaupt
    February 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Yeah, so a guy who buys explosives, gathers classified plans of local power plant while using coded messages, switching SIM cards and regularly traveling long distances to use Internet cafe is not suspicious. Not a tiny bit… It is not about people who use PGP or sensitive about their privacy for the security sake (you know, credit card and bank account data ARE pretty sensitive).

    Owning an expensive car doesn’t make you suspicious. Owning an expensive car while officially unemployed and living in a cheap dilapidated house definitely is. And “suspicious” means “check for potential illegal activity” (hell, the guy or gal could have won the car at the lottery or inherited it) not “imprison at all costs, harass for the rest of his life, eliminate discretely if possible”.

    And it’s nothing new. Many European states are crazy about neo-Nazis. Hell, I’ve been flagged as a potential “far-right threat” only because I support libertarian party, belong to a shooting club and have a bald head (it’s natural baldness, actually). The FBI guide is pretty lenient in comparison to what Police in some Old World countries do :)

  15. robertsgt40
    February 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    “”…anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities.”” WTF. The feds already(w/o warrants) tap our phones, check our emails, text messages, our computer searches(and store it), can track us by GPS on our phones. I’d say we’re already fairly transparent(unlike the feds). What’s the next step…roadside checkpoints for cavity searches?

    • February 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      I have already heard of roadside checkpoints in various places in the United States.

  16. rikki Doxx
    February 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Don’t hoard food or go to a military surplus store for MRE’s don’t join the NRA (what do you want to bet the Feeble Bunch o’Idiots won’t go and grab their subscription list?)

  17. Rishi
    February 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I know a million banks shielding their screens from others! Banks are terrorists then?

  18. wilder125
    February 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    When you sneeze as you pass by an internet cafe. You might be a terrorist

    If you discuss a WWII entry you found on wikipedia, you might be a terrorist.

    If someone submits your identity to the Report A Government Hater site (or whatever the name is. I don’t use it) that was created after Obama got in and still works. You might be a terrorist.

    If you decide it’s important to cut down the chances of someone stealing your private information from your computer while online. You might be a terrorist.

  19. Andrew Tolley
    February 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    So why not walk into the local FBI / Police office when they are logging onto their computers, then when every agent / officer tries to hide their passwords from you, report them all for terrorist behaviours.

  20. Jake
    February 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    So every time I’ve ever used an internet cafe I’ve been about 90% terrorist it seems.

    I logged into my local provider’s email (shielding the screen from the idiots standing behind me).

    I paid cash for the time there once and used a business credit card with the name of the company the other times.

    I connected via VPN to my work network where I viewed encrypted files.

    I checked google news and clicked on a link to a terrorist bombing in another country, then hit google for more news to see if there was a better article.

    I viewed sites that could be considered “military tactics” that we use in Battlefield 3 matches.

    I used VOIP and in-game chat to discuss said “military tactics”.

    According to this flyer, the FBI should be busting down my door in 5…4…3…

  21. UK John
    February 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    haha, land of the free eh… What a joke America has become.

    • February 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Amen John. That’s why I left. Where in the UK are you? I’m in Southampton. I doubt that I will see any reply you may give, so why not e-mail me directly at my site?

  22. February 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I guess that since Eric Holder has been overly concerned about privacy and trying to shield his emails from the prying eyes of Congress, that he should be suspected as a terrorist.
    Waddya know.
    The flyer works

  23. jess
    February 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Seriously, FBI? You bunch of fucking morons. So, if I go to a cafe, shield my information because I don’t want some jack-off getting my passwords and account information, then I’m a “terroist?” Give me a fucking break, one of the many terrorisst in this country are YOU. We the people are waking up to the bullshit the government is hiding and trying to pass whatever lies you dare call the “truth.” We will no longer be oppressed…we will no longer be lied too.

  24. spook
    February 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    poor people, they are just stupid

  25. Egg Shen
    February 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Does the FBI realize that it’s no longer the 50’s? This is the same crap they did in Hollywood back then. Only now it’s terrorists instead of communists.

    How did that work out?

  26. werqwerqwe
    February 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Fuck this shit

  27. February 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    This can’t be real ??? This is fake, surely!

  28. Name
    February 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    “Overly-concerned” about privacy?

    Define “overly”. Then this little pamphlet might be meaningful from a legal standpoint. As it is, it is nothing more than propaganda the government is feeding its population with to keep them in fear.

  29. Futschi
    February 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Everyone wearing clothes is probably just trying to hide the fact that he/she has a visible contagious illness and should be arrested to be put under quarantine.

  30. uhhuhou
    February 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    bow down to your Queen, ameriduh, and her mason puppets in every town, in every judge seat, in every politicians ear, pillaging your country and molesting your children on the way to mass genocide and slavery for all

  31. DarthCalvert
    February 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Does this mean that telemarketers and bill collectors that use caller ID spoofers to deliberately conceal their identities will be considered terrorists and that government will take forceful action against those organizations who do?

    Thought not.

  32. Marshall Cypress
    February 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Oh it’s the old if you have nothing the fear you have nothing to hide trick. Yeah….

    That’s a 2 way street.

  33. Ruben
    February 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I’m Spanish, and I have to say: I’M NOT A TERRORIST! FUCK YOU!

  34. MyNameIsMyBusiness
    February 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    As with most things, the devil is in the details. The small print states, “Each indictor listed above, is by itself, lawful conduct or behavior and may also constitute the exercise of rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. In addition, there may be a wholly innocent explanation for conduct or behavior that appears suspicious in nature. For this reason, no single indicator should be the sole basis for law enforcement action. The totality of behavioral indicators and other relevant circumstances should be evaluated when considering any law enforcement response or action.”

    If Achmed the not-dead-yet terrorist is using TOR to download pipe bomb instructions which he then encrypts and sends to an e-mail address with a .af domain while humming “Tallibanjo Jihad” then he very well might be a terrorist. A dumb terrorist, but a terrorist.

    If Joe the football coach is using proxies, hiding his screen, and paying with different credit cards he’s probably a perv. A smart perv, but a perv.

  35. Toni
    February 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Son Gilipollas.

  36. February 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    sweet jesus. what a bunch of retards. like a bunch of scared animals.

    All this is doing is going to kick up fear of your neighbors for doing rountine things.

    Just like in the 1990s when anyone who was foward thinking enough to think of computing solutuions was considered a hacker, and a hacker was considered worse than being a pedophile.

    this is nothing more than a social engineering campaign by the FBI to make people affraid of their neighbors than themselves and to later gloss over their mistakes and hamfisted attempts at law enforcement. Its also a scare film that in time where privacy is a greater need that ever.

    with the exception of buying explosives and paying with multiple credit cards under diffrent names, everything else on that list is prudent excerise to guard against identy theft, credit fraud, and other similar crimes. These are the fastest growing crimes in the US of A, and this very same FBI struggles to keep up. This letter scares ordinary citizens who are not technically aware to know its bullshit away from taking prudent measures to protect their identity online, mostly from identity hijackers, a crime which the same FBI(and all the other government agencies to include state and local) is largely powerless to stop, and do NOT have the resources to get involved.

    This sort of “spy on your neighbor” suspicion is very dangerous in the age of whistleblowers where some long standing fraudsters, open secrets, and otherwise antipoulistic malice tends have its plausable deniability shaken and debated in the open.

    then there is “radical material”. Who determines what is radical. Overly critical of elected officials, corporations, celebrities???

    you just make a system where wrong-doers get away with wrong-doing because they have status and power, and critizing status and power becomes more of an “off the books” crime than rape, murder, embezzlement, grand larconey, etc…

  37. February 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I am privately coding an artificial intelligence in Russian. Does that mean I should be arrested as a terrorist?

  38. February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I also go on record to quote fellow countryman and brilliant author Mark Twain
    “I love my country, but I fear my government”

  39. rrm
    February 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    i have 2 dual sim phones that i touch with my homies in EU, since it cost them more to send sms to other networks and i do not want idiots at sbucks to snoop when i type my password when i check my prepaid card balance:-) over t o r:-)

  40. Daniel
    February 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Hyperbole. C’mon, FBI, I thought you had more taste.

  41. Lothar
    February 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Does this mean a public webcam looking onto the screens of the president and federal directors would be accepted?
    They could be terrorists if they don’t accepted it!

  42. Dude who knows more than you.
    February 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Fuck the GOV, FUCK FBI! Im on tor anonymity right now bitch! Do something faggots!

    I make sure to watch all my kiddie porn at work. :P

    I like to |3()m|3 |3uI|_DI|\|G$


    RON PAUL 2012!!!

  43. Robert
    February 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Well let me be the first to turn in….. OBAMA!!!!
    Heck I new AF1 was a terrorist hot bed since the first bush, what took the FBI so long. Guess they don’t consider oral sex terrorism indicator either, even though the 911’rs were hanging out in strip joints while learning to fly.

    Well I am off the hook, I use SSL terminals. And I don’t see using off shore relays listed. I don’t mind they know my IP is in a free country in europe.

    You want to see terrorism, just walk by the white house with your camera, or watch the you tube videos of same.
    The only thing missing from the TSA jackbooted thugs uniform is the swatstika. SIG HEIL mine overlord!!!!

    Best proof you aren’t a terrorist is you shoot a fed. There hasn’t been one case of that by any of them. Even the DC shooters were not terrorist according to his holiness.
    Gotta go, I hear the helicopters coming!!!

  44. Robert
    February 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Adam Weishaupt : Mitt Romney is a terrorist!!! He is unemployed and drives a fancy car, or two…..

    But where do you buy explosives, I have been trying for 9 years now with no luck. Ask every cop/fed/criminal I run across.
    WTB 15 feet of det cord, 60 feed primer cord. Got a “tree” that needs to be pruned, and I don’t feel like risking my life to chop a branch that can be felled with a simple charge in under a half minute.

    Coming soon on ebay : For sale one “slightly” used GPS tracker. No shipping insurance needed, the feds will keep an eye on the package for you. If they actually don’t break the law for once I will throw in a copy of the court order, but these will be very rare I think.
    What is given to me without my ordering it is mine to do with as I see fit.

    Can they still use “Color of law”, or is that racist now?

    • Kat
      February 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

      To Robert re: “But where do you buy explosives, I have been trying for 9 years now with no luck. Ask every cop/fed/criminal I run across.
      WTB 15 feet of det cord, 60 feed primer cord. Got a “tree” that needs to be pruned, and I don’t feel like risking my life to chop a branch that can be felled with a simple charge in under a half minute. ”

      Purchase chemicals, acids, hydrogen peroxide, acetone, fertilizer, etc.

      So say someone is primarily home-bound but once in awhile can handle trip to an internet cafe to be amongst people in mall doses and have a cup of joe while surfing and does all their shopping online, they order some vinegar “acids” some supplies for their first aid kit “Hydrogen peroxide” some nail polish remover “acetone” some plant food “fertilizer”


      • Robert
        February 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        I don’t mind going the old fashion route for my explosives, building the blast bunker for making them (or as my coworkers call it my “Missile Silo” because of dimensions). But I just like the idea of holder pissing his pants in washington when he sees what I am buying so much more. Besides, my blast charts are for C4, and det cord, claymores won’t work on trees like I need, so I would have to waste a lot to formulate the correct amounts to get the job done.
        To FBI: (This is all hypothetical if such charts and locations existed in the USA they were burned in the fire, and washed out to sea in the hurricane) Don’t you just love lawyers, one little sentence in a 4 pt font and everything is ok with the world.

        But it does seem strange that I find a chemical company that will sell to me over the counter walk in, and they take out the entire city will a tornado.

        Just remembered last night that “tree” is a code word for president, or is it just for Regan. Damm these libs need to post these things on a web site where we can look it up before typing. Just checked al-quizerra and it didn’t say.

        After everything goes to hell, I plan on making my fortune running guns the way Kennedy’s did running booze.

  45. Silver Fang
    February 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    This from the same agency that raided the apartment of a woman with a three-year-old daughter by cutting her door down with a chainsaw, then realized they were in the wrong flat!

    The FBI has zero credibility in the eyes of this wolf.

  46. RevSpaminator
    February 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks?!

    What do you know about fluoridation?

  47. Ministry for State Security
    February 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    East Germany says hello.

  48. Question
    February 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    “What do you know about fluoridation?”

    It doesn’t prevent tooth decay. It does render teeth visible on spy satilite.


    • February 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Wow! I didn’t know that it renders teeth visible on spy satelite. Thank you! It actually has nothing to do with teeth. I keep telling people that over and over because they have so totally accepted that nonsense.

  49. Nick
    February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Why do they keep trying? SOPA was fucking DESTROYED. We MELTED your phone lines and websites. But you keep pulling your bullshit. There has to be a reason beyond control. What are these shit-for-brains up to?

  50. Nick
    February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

    And by the way, thank you for not making me register to post this comment,

    • Nick
      February 3, 2012 at 12:11 am

      Making me *not* register… fuck

  51. Meg M
    February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Next you’re going to tell me that Spiderman wears a mask because he’s a terrorist.

  52. Helmut Braunzwig
    February 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

    They did this in East-Germany too during the cold war. It created paranoia among the people, because who worked for the Stasi? Your neighbour, your cousin, your boss, your friend? Not a nice place to live in.

  53. klaxon44
    February 3, 2012 at 3:07 am

    OK, here’s an idea…

    Declare some day, say 12 Feb, as National Act Like A Terrorist Day. On that day, send a copy of the above leaflet along with a terrorist item of your choice (PGP-encrypted text message, steganographic image, list of explosives materials, link to site of military secrets, etc.) to one or more selected government sites not affiliated with the FBI (the President’s inbox sounds like a great start). Include, in the clear, text explaining why you, as a private citizen of non-terrorist persuasion, are perfectly within your rights to use PGP, use Tor, visit these sites, etc. Throw in a few references to Joe McCarthy and Baby Huey, as well.

    Wouldn’t hurt to include your congressperson in the email distribution…

    If you like this idea, please post it to Facebook. I don’t use FB out of privacy concerns (does that make me a terrorist suspect?).


    • Robert
      February 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      I think feb 14th would be better. Think of the fun we can have with our “hostages”. Oh no I think I hear the wife coming. FBI HELP!!!

      Is the White House web site still banned? I remember it was blocked when porno man was there, and he is back there now as the rapist zar or something.

      • Spherical Basterd
        February 4, 2012 at 12:03 am

        The above post is an example of someone who is only a terrorist to the english languge. If his/her brains were a nuclear weapon there wouldn’t be enough to break a toothpick.

      • Robert
        February 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        Not even in language. It is our RIGHT to stop dictators and tyrants who wish to enslave us. Only said dictators fear their own “subjects”.
        Just wish my congressman would get back to me. I don’t know if I need to shoot all 9 SCOTUS, or can I shoot only the 5 who declare themselves super lawmen who can write their own laws.
        I would feel bad about the other 4, but don’t want to violate my rights if I have no choice in the matter.

        Do terrorist care about the ventilation system of the congressmens train system? No, only someone who doesn’t want to gas innocent subway riders in the metro system if they need to contain them and block that route. My reps will not tell me, so if it does vent to the tubes it will be their fault for those casualties.

        Preparations for the coming battle isn’t terrorism, it is common sense. Why else would the government spend so much energy labeling EVERYONE a terrorist, and ignoring the real ones walking over the border, if they were not planning an attack on us.

        REMEMBER 49 senators can’t even name a post office, that is 1 from each state, and I will gladly sacrifice both mine to stop the tyrants for the greater good, they should also go with a smile I would think knowing they have finally stopped the government and restore freedoms to the states.

        Any suggestions on high flying jet aircraft without breaking laws would be appreciated. After the bullets fly it won’t matter, and there are plenty of options. But would like something for stopping the first strike also. Helicopters aren’t much of a problem. But those jets are a bugger.

  54. February 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

    U people need to get a life of ur own. It must be all that heroine u were busted with in shipment sent to whitehouse stirring up the perinoid factor with the american peoplem. U need to go get a labotomy and don’t forget to take ur prozak or u will be in a mental state of mind and oh yeah shove it up ur asses shit for brains. U need to eat shit and bury urself where u came from. All u FEDS need to go to HELL! Oh yeah OBAMA I know ur a muslim TERRORIST saw u making arrangements to destroy america while u were over in afghanistan.

    • February 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      If someone’s mother is a Jewess, that makes the children Jews. Well Obama’s mother was Jewess. I have proof. If you want to see it, send me an Email, and I will send you the proof. He’s using Muslim to cover what he really is. I could say more, but will let it go at this.

  55. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012 at 4:03 am

    What a ever increasing pile of fecal matter.

  56. Cristiano
    February 3, 2012 at 4:05 am

    In a few words:
    US = A fascist dictatorship with a democracy mask

  57. davros
    February 3, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Well that would make all of IBM Australia terrorists as they implemented PGP a few years ago on all company laptops

  58. February 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

    EEUU you are the only World-TERRORIST!! Osasma is an hero!! hahaha

  59. Anonymous Coward
    February 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Email, sent to (the attached documents include the brochure cited in the article, a copy of the Anarchist’s Cookbook, and Amy Field Manual 3-06.11, “Combined Arms Operations in Urban Terrain”):

    Attached are three sample files. The first is a brochure, attributed
    to your organization as the distributing source. The next two are
    sample documents that I had on my computer at the time that I ran across your brochure, which I use below, to illustrate a point.

    I keep the first two files in the same directory on my personal
    laptop, titled “Hacking”. The last one is in a parallel directory
    called “Survival”. I also maintain the “Survival” files on a USB key.
    Many of the “Survival” files are (or were) published by the Federal
    government. In my home, I use Hydrogen Peroxide as a disinfecting agent and a mouthwash; I’m allergic to alcohol. At this time of year, I can’t fertilize my garden, but I still have a supply of fertilizer in my basement from last spring. I maintain a generous supply of cleaning chemicals in my home – I’m not a fan of either shopping or cleaning, and maintaining this supply serves to minimize the time that I spend on both activities. Acetone is a chemical that helps to clean paint brushes, and it is cheapest (by volume) when purchased in 5-gallon buckets. My next-door neighbor is a professional painter, and I obtained my supply through him – he doesn’t buy the stuff in small quantities, and you don’t want to store it in containers that were not designed to hold it – acetone is highly caustic and flammable. While I’m not personally particularly politically active, we are in an election year, so I do follow the candidates to some extent. Ron Paul, in particular, is famous for some rather unorthodox ideas and relationships – one of which is that he occasionally makes an appearance on the Alex Jones talk radio show, where a great many extreme and occasionally anti-government opinions are expressed – stopping just short of being subversive, at least on the radio show itself. One of my friends distributes DVDs on various conspiracy theories, and I maintain an archive of his materials, as a preparatory measure to combat his paranoia that, at some point, some government agency might decide to seize his literature. Publications like this brochure from your agency, feed that paranoia – and give me pause to wonder how justified his fears and suspicions might be. In today’s climate of fear over terrorism, few people are disinterested in news on the subject – which is perhaps why the media seems to report on every scrap of information that they can find involving “suspected terrorism”. To hear them tell it; everybody is a terrorist except whoever happens to be talking about it at the time. In your brochure,
    you sound a great deal like the fear-mongering media.

    I mistrust banks; they have screwed me before, so I have over half a dozen accounts – all with less than $10 in them. This is a preemptive measure to combat ChexSystems reporting; when a bank screws you, the first thing that they do is report you to ChexSystems so that you cannot open another account somewhere else, without first paying them whatever it is that they demand of you. While you can fight them in court over the issue, it’s still a fact that if you live on the grid, you still probably need the ability to cash checks, and this becomes prohibitively difficult and expensive for your average law-abiding citizen if they can’t get a checking account until their case is settled in court. The easiest way to ensure that your bank can’t screw you this way, is to open accounts at other banks, in advance of the event – that way, they can put you in ChexSystems all they like – you already have other accounts at other banks, and can move your banking to one of these preexisting accounts, without having to be re-approved through ChexSystems. I typically open fee-free accounts, and then deposit a dollar every couple of months just to keep them from going inactive. Once a year or so (whenever I’m low on cash; typically around Christmas), I drain them back down to a penny. I typically make my purchases with cash, because my wallet doesn’t charge overdraft fees when I, my wallet, or the vendor that I’m doing business with makes an error. When I, my vendor, or my bank makes an error, while using non-cash financial instruments, the bank is not so forgiving. While all of my financial instruments have the same name on them, at the moment; there have been times in the past when several
    of them had business names on them, and purchases made for the business had to be separated from personal purchases (and those of other businesses), for reasons largely dictated by the Internal Revenue Service – even when those purchases were made at the same time, and from the same vendor.

    I routinely employ cryptography and anonymizing tactics; right at the moment, I’m using an open 802.11 wireless network. I’d have attached a copy of the materials involved in WEP/WPA cracking and wireless hacking, but there is more of it than would be reasonable to include as an attachment. (There is absolutely no need for terrorists to use Internet Cafes with the ubiquity of easily-accessible wireless Internet access; any educational campus or residential neighborhood will suffice, and this approach permits them to operate from a position of privacy, and with relative impunity – and the equipment costs less than $100.) My home telephone service employs VoIP – but in all fairness, text-based non-real-time communications are a lot more popular, particularly across language barriers. I’m using text-based non-real-time communications to discuss this with you, right now. Add cryptography and perhaps a Facebook-vectored steganography, and you have well-concealed, private communications that can be developed in about 30 minutes by your average community
    college student, which is indistinguishable from web forum or email
    communications, when in use. Don’t think for a minute that it hasn’t or isn’t being done. I employ cryptography because people don’t need to see my porn collection, they don’t need access to my financial records or recorded telephone messages, and they don’t need access to my digital video security recordings of events in and around my property. If an enforcement agency were to raid my home, I’d likely employ my right to remain silent, to maintain the privacy of my encrypted data – and I should be thanked, for that. No one wants to see video footage of me, peeing in my own bathroom, trust me. I’m not all that attractive, and it’s none of anyone else’s business.

    I’ve had the cryptography discussion with members of the high-tech crimes task force of the (redacted – Someplace) FBI; if you’re doing Evil and you know it, on a computer, then you encrypt the entire hard disk with a random cryptographic key, unknown to anyone (including yourself). When the enforcement agency comes to seize it, the first thing that they will do is unplug the computer – rendering the entire drive unreadable, even to it’s owner. The question posed to me by the agents, at the time, was how you recover the information on the drive, after a power failure, raid, or other power-interrupting event – and the answer is simple. You don’t. The information on the computer, once consumed by it’s Evil-doing owner, has no other purpose or value
    than to serve as investigative evidence for some enforcement agency. Any unconsumed information on the computer at the time of a raid, loses it’s value to the owner of the system, the moment that he loses possession of the system. Very simply, if you are doing Evil, you don’t want a record of it – and random cryptographic encryption is an almost invariably effective way to ensure that no such record is available. It’s trivial to implement on Unix(-like) and windows operating systems, which includes Android (and probably Windows CE) phones. Next, everyone with an Android phone will be a terrorist… What I have never understood, is why this is a tactic that was well-known and well-understood by me, but not by Federal law enforcement, at the time.

    Everquest, Halo, and any number of popular online games come with in-game real-time voice and text communications that are popularly used at Internet Cafes; many even arrange gaming events, as a marketing tactic to boost revenues and the visibility of their services. Most of these games include content of a violent or extreme nature; that’s what attracts young people to play them.

    Multi-sim phones (phones that accept more than one sim card) and multi-sim cards (cards that allow software switching between emulated or cloned sim cards) are cheap and easy to get, particularly overseas. Only an idiot would still be seen switching sim cards.

    Everyone and their brother has throwaway email accounts with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or any of a thousand smaller providers – not that this is a preferred way to communicate for people trying to evade governmental monitoring. It is, however, singularly common to find people checking their AOL email from a terminal at the library, university, or Starbuck’s Coffee shop.

    I have technical background in software engineering, information
    security, and radio frequency communications. It’s not the least bit uncommon for me to be found downloading information about radio frequency electronics, timing circuitry (which is essential to
    synchronous digital communications), or remote management systems.

    (paragraph redacted; identifying information)

    Am I a terrorist? If it sounds like a stupid question, then perhaps
    the criteria by which I come to it (your brochure, in conjunction with my background and privacy habits) are to blame. I’m fairly certain that I am entitled to my privacy habits, and since Federal government has made irregular use of my background – even bears some responsibility for it – I’m pretty sure that I’m on firm ground, there. That just leaves your brochure…

    Terrorist organizations are smarter than this. They are “organized”, which is perhaps why they are called “organizations”. This approach might net you a few frightened perverts and the occasional isolated nut job with a truck full of cowflop – but the resources that it will cost following up false positives, are prohibitive. This is futile in the same way that putting armed National Guardsmen on the highway divider in front of the Golden Gate Bridge after 9/11 was futile; a terrorist with any sense would have attacked the bridge from a barge, below it, if that had been their target. Armed military service members on the bridge serve only to intimidate the public – just as the idea that your Internet Cafe operator might be judging you as a terrorist because you were shifty about downloading porn, fails to
    deter, impede, explain, attribute, or even influence terrorist behavior. It merely serves to intimidate the public. If you’re
    really, really lucky, more people will set up wireless broadband
    Internet access in their homes to avoid the necessity of using public hotspots – creating more opportunities for real terrorists and
    criminals to hack and anonymously use residential broadband wireless networks.

    This is not your best work. At least I hope not, because if this is
    your best, then you’re only catching the stupid, disorganized
    terrorists from third-world countries like Afghanistan – not the
    cyber-espionage specialists from such unfriendly places as China,
    where “organization” means something substantial. I’m a third-rate amateur nobody who hasn’t had a job in a year and a half, and even I can do better than this.

    • V
      February 5, 2012 at 2:51 am

      The people SHOULD NOT be affraid of their own government it is the other way around.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    What a dumb fucking country. No wonder less than 5% of the world’s population consumes 70+% of it’s illegal drugs.

  61. Angry Voter
    February 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Only a Terrorist organisation would oppose our Constitutional Rights!

    The FBI was never provided for by the US Constitution.

    The FBI was started by well known fascist blackmailer Hoover.

    That’s about as unAmerican as it gets.

    Everybody who wants to live in a universal police state is welcome to move to North Korea and see how well it works when everyone is a policeman and nobody is an artist or inventor.

  62. ademar
    February 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    FBI is the terrorist

  63. Daniel
    February 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Winter is coming

  64. February 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Vladmir Herzog sent his compliments, FBI.

    FBI & CIA supported so much dictatorial regimen on South America and so on and WE ARE THE TERRORISTS!?!?!?!

  65. Jombo
    February 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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  66. Ron Paul 2012!
    February 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Liberals always say that you have nothing to worry about if you aren’t doing anything wrong.

    These are the same types of people who patiently stand in line for their turn in the gas chamber, because some clown in a uniform told them to.

  67. anon
    February 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I love you Nick Wood.

    His comment:

    “Well, it wouldn’t be the first time the US government actively funded people they later called terrorists… Just ask Osama Bin Laden.”

  68. mrethiopian
    February 4, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Anonymous for government.

  69. Ersatz Rot XIV
    February 4, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Url nyy lbh crbcyr jevgvat va Fcnavfu. Lre greebevfgf!

  70. Ersatz Rot XIII
    February 4, 2012 at 6:24 am


  71. The Little Guy That Struck Back!
    February 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    The U.S. is well on it’s way to becoming a police state. That dictatorship the government keeps going to war overseas to stop is developing right in their own backyards. I just have to feel sad at how many Yanks just ignore the problem. Eventually, it will get so bad there will be an uprising and either the government will fix, or the U.S. may not be so United anymore and open revolt will ensue. This is a fact.

  72. barefootdesigns
    February 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    So when I do an on-line search to see what nasty weapons we unknowingly funded so the Feds can control crowds, or download the text of new, horrific laws that reverse Habias Corpus, or post a another link to GNO coverups on my Facebook page, I’m a terrorist?! God help me if I wear my pretty, rainbow scarf or vote for Ron Paul.

    Hitler would be proud of usl.

  73. barefootdesigns
    February 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Sorry, the cat launched this before I could correct several things…and that’s GMO.

  74. john
    February 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    fu*k you USA, i like my privacy , you are the terroists of the world you zionist sh*t

  75. harry eaton
    February 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    The FBI and their Euro equivalent. internet snoopers, scare me far more than the any terrorist organisation. Germany in 1939 and all that!
    ……. and I’m a right-wing voter!

  76. anon
    February 5, 2012 at 3:30 am

    It appears that no one in the FBI read at least one book in their entire life. If that wasn’t the case, they would know that every literature is in itself revolutionary, so they are just being tautological about the term “revolutionary literature”.

    Of course, you can go and fuck yourself, yanquees. Then when someone hits your buildings and kills a lot of people, you are still capable of wondering why someone could ever possible be so angry and mad about EEUU. Here you have the reason.

  77. Matt
    February 5, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Seriously? These are the people who are supposed to be protecting our country?

    Haven’t we seen a million times that you just can’t sacrifice liberty for temporary security? And haven’t our more intelligent leaders emphasized that all throughout history?

  78. Anonymous
    February 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Great: Stasi 2.0 !

    In many communist countries you had about 1 on 3 citizen engaged in the surveillance of their neighbors (in Iran you also have ‘revolution watch-guards’). Any dissident behavior was punished by imprisonment and/or torture.

    How can the Supreme Court even allow these flyers? Has the US transformed in a tyrannic regime?

  79. jj
    February 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    You may be a terrorist if you read the news, own a gun, wear sunglasses, use the internet, occupy anything, post on a blog, believe in the Constitution, dislike the FBI, breathe! Fucktards

  80. Dux
    February 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Good to see so many Americans waking up to their corrupt authorities, but all those still sleeping in the US need to be shaken awake from their programming and realise they are living in a controlled fascist dictatorship. Only way to get rid of them AND their corrupt system is to practice peaceful non-compliance with everything they try to enforce on you as they systematically take away every last one of your personal freedoms. Easiest way is to just stop paying your taxes! Without your money to implement their control over you, they are screwed! So screw em!!

    • Anonymous Coward
      February 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Just a few points on the “don’t pay your taxes” thing by Dux… When they imprison you for not paying them, you lose your kids (who will be imprisoned in a place that will medicate away any rebellion, and then suitably “program” them into performing as good little wage slaves); you’ll probably your wife (who, if she doesn’t testify against you, will likely be imprisoned somewhere else); and you get to go to a place where, in order to earn money to buy soap, you have to work for ten cents per hour (no discount on the soap, to compensate for the low wages). And trust me; they will find something to that will motivate you to do your slave labor and shut up, once you’re in their none-too-gentle embrace, in prison.

      It’s worth noting that prison guards have even less respect for your rights (as a citizen or as a human being) than police and military forces do, so you can expect regular beatings at the hands of both your oppressors and your fellow prisoners (not the brightest group, and easily manipulated into applying “peer pressure” against you), until you become compliant. Rape isn’t about sex; it’s about power – and you can expect it to happen, so long as you fail to be compliant.

      Non-compliance isn’t so romantic as you make it sound. Fighting the good fight doesn’t come with righteousness, the support of your family and social peers, or any assurance of victory. Walking the path of Jesus (the last famous guy to be killed for his beliefs) doesn’t get you a special place in heaven (nor does it get you 72 virgins). His special place might have had something to do with the fact that he was immediate family to the fellow that runs the place – some even say that he runs the place himself. That sort of buys you a golden ticket…

      Try to remember that this is a system against which you cannot win – you can only be ground into hamburger, by the response of the system to “non-compliance”. You’re not going to beat the system; even your grandparents failed to do that in the 60’s, when it was sort of tolerated. What has to happen is that the system itself has to change. Not paying your taxes is the best way to prostrate yourself for a short life, characterized by abuse and humiliation – it does nothing to change, influence, or impair the system. The IRS will simply take everything that you have at gunpoint, and sell it to pay not only your taxes, but also any interest, penalties, and/or restitution that they feel you owe them – and then enslave you in the prison workforce. They get more out of you when you *don’t* pay, than when you do – and by doing so, you give them a pretext upon which to strip you of any remaining rights that you might think that you still possess – even your life. After all, there is always another person who is willing to be more compliant, that they can give your stuff to. Perhaps one of those children, raised (and programmed) in “group homes”, since their parents couldn’t stay out of jail…

      And seriously – if it was all about just money, don’t you think that if everyone stopped paying, they’d just print or borrow more? Do you really think that the CIA can’t find enough people willing to buy drugs, to fund the prison camps that they’d need?

      We’re way past the point of no return on the tax thing. Find another way – if there isn’t one, then we’re all already boned.

      Pay your taxes. They may be illegal as all hell, but Dux won’t be there to help or save you – in court or in prison – and non-compliance won’t change a damned thing except the quality of your oppression, as well as that of your family. Just when you think that you have nothing left to lose… you’ll lose things you didn’t think that they could (or would) take from you.

      It’s bad, now – but IT… GETS… WORSE…! (and it will, eventually, anyway – what we’re in, now, is a delaying action…)

      Find another way to change things. This one doesn’t work. It ranks right up there with beating on a beehive with a stick, throwing cupcakes at an army ant hill, or throwing a temper tantrum in the office of a psychiatrist.

    • February 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Not very good advice to not pay your taxes unless you know how to do it. There is a way.

  81. Anonymous
    February 6, 2012 at 3:59 am

    This means that every site on the internet is related to terrorism.

    Well played FBI. Well played.

    This site has AES encryption. How do I know? Just go into developer tools in your web browser and look up the site’s security protections. It’s not rocket science.

    Almost every website on the internet has what is known as a public key (seen by everyone) and a private key (algorithm of letters/numbers). The private key is held by the site owner for their eyes only.

    This passcode key is encryped with AES block ciphers and thus, encrypts the site’s sensitive information.

    Therefore the entire internet is involved with terrorism, including web sites such as .gov sites.

    FBI = hypocrites and morons.

  82. Shrouded
    February 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Terrorists using internet cafes?
    or downloading the anarchists cookbook?
    or using steganography?

    freaking hilarious on all counts, and all smart people have some kind of anonymizer. As usual, watch out if you’re brown. If your white just do whatever you want.

  83. Robert
    February 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    So obamas blackbery is encrypted, but we don’t have the same right to privacy?
    I bet he has more criminals spying on us, than all the “terrorists” on the planet worried about him cheating on his golf game.
    So how much money will he be stiffing us for his funeral if he drops dead? It dawned on me the other day when his brain dead supporters commented about all the “asasination” attempts on him. Does she take a seperate hearse at our expense? We can’t afford to kill him, it would probably bankrupt the country knowing how he works.

  84. Meh
    February 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    If this is what you really want, how can you prosecute people like Julian Assange for making you transparent as well? Two faced much? The path you have taken makes THE PEOPLE think you have lost your mind and are a danger to us all. We take your actions as a terroristic threat and find your actions against the Constitutional rights of THE PEOPLE as treason. You need to put away your childish ways and play nice with your fellow humans.

  85. Andreabont
    February 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    FBI troll you :-)

  86. DS
    February 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Reminds me of the time the Phoenix FBI distributed a flier to law enforcement citing people who cite the Constitution too much as possible right-wing terrorists.

    • Robert
      February 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      That was just so Pelosi wouldn’t be committing any crimes.

      I wonder what list I got on when I contacted them wanting to know the truth about that shooting. I just wanted to know if Gifford was one of the people who voted against Pelosi for speaker? They really need to work on their people skills. Such filth and lies from a government official.

    February 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    The guy who wrote that is probably a moron…. fbi it’s nothing more then a fascist organization

  88. VG
    February 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You know, I still find it funny that americans think they live in a democracy…

  89. February 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I could tell ya a hell of a story. I have no privacy whatsoever. The federal government is trying to either blackmail or destroy me.

  90. Teresa
    February 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

    The FBI can’t Stop my mind and mouth! Who loud for freedom and privacy.

  91. February 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Hey. Listen. Someone needs to stick up for the little guy!
    In all honesty I thought this was about getting child abusers not getting access to everyone’s history and activity on the internet. There’s way too many problems at hand to go and investigate everyone wanting to see something blow up, or read about comical theories of controversy.
    Thanks for hearing what I have to say, I’d elaborate but I’ll leave room for more comments

    Concerned Canadian

  92. Will
    April 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    But, and might, could, and will. My only concern, perhaps, the major concern should be FBI surveillance van results. What happens when an internet website downloads the wrong files on your computer while you was snooping on the snoops while browsing adult content with your pud in your hand? Yea sure. Two birds in the hand is better than one fragmented nest? What is being said is extremist are moral, and ethical philosophers too. Now what, and which right…just in case.

  93. August 15, 2012 at 1:39 am

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  94. decline to state
    September 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Forgive my invocation of Godwin’s law, for satire’s sake, but just to emphasize How This Could Go Wrong…a little re-editing a la 1937…

    Public Intelligence

    A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of Jewish activity. The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Jews”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or supporting Jewish activity. The use of encryption is also listed as a suspicious activity along with steganography, the practice of using “software to hide encrypted data in digital photos” or other media. In fact, the flyer recommends that anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in Jewish activities.

    Logging into an account associated with a residential internet service provider (such as Comcast or AOL), an activity that could simply indicate that you are on a trip, is also considered a suspicious activity. Viewing any content related to “military tactics” including manuals or “revolutionary literature” is also considered a potential indicator of Jewish activity. This would mean that viewing a number of websites, including the one you are on right now, could be construed by a hapless employee as an highly suspicious activity potentially linking you to Judaism.

    The “Potential Indicators of Jewish Activities” contained in the flyer are not to be construed alone as a sign of Jewish activity and the document notes that “just because someone’s speech, actions, beliefs, appearance, or way of life is different; it does not mean that he or she is Jewish.” However, many of the activities described in the document are basic practices of any individual concerned with security or privacy online. The use of PGP, VPNs, Tor or any of the many other technologies for anonymity and privacy online are directly targeted by the flyer, which is distributed to businesses in an effort to promote the reporting of these activities.

  95. September 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    You made some decent points there. I seemed on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will associate with with your website.

  96. November 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Nice peice please let me know if you would be interested in renting me ad space for a weekly fee?

  97. Jessica Liu
    November 27, 2013 at 3:19 am

    This is almost a year ago and still true. The FBI isn’t in the spotlight now as much as the NSA ref:, but I’m sure they are still involved. And now the government is trying to squash universal online privacy rights.

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