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Patriots Fight Back Against Intrusive Spying

The lamestream media told you:

Echelon, Carnivore and similar "packet sniffing" programs are among many government and commercial programs developed to read everyone's email and web surfing habits to look for keywords, data strings and behavior that may mean you're up to no good. This was first revealed as far back as 1997, got quite hot by about 2005 and has been recognized as an accepted practiced by anyone who is anybody since then. How far it has gone, what it has accomplished, who is using what version currently, and which nations are how far along is the stuff of spy novels and rumored assassinations. It is no secret that all nations are constantly cyber attacking each other an accusing each other of dirty tricks.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

To fight back against presumed cyber-snooping, some patriot, monkeywrenching, survivalist and left-wing anti-government groups have developed countermeasures to government privacy invasion campaigns. Among these are attempted "filter overload" efforts, which seek to incapacitate various snooping programs by feeding them more search terms than they can handle. A list of purportedly valid trigger terms is attached to emails and posted on websites to throw off the spies. A sample list looks like this. It is not known how well such tactics work, but it is an interesting approach, with backfire potential, since it could prevent defense agencies from identifying real threats.

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larry weeks

Bubba The Love Sponge is a trigger phrase for subversive activities? Next thing you know they'll recognize the evil intentions of Bob and Tom or John Boy and Billy.

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