read about this on slashdot this week. google "Room 641a".
"And you'd think the progressive ideals of our current President would hinder this. Hah. 12 years of utter civil rights destruction, and another 4 to keep the spiral going" 12?
If you were using the internet back then it was going on under Clinton as well, so thats at least 20. From what I understand our current regime of ignoring constitutional liberties, and ignoring individual rights, or creatively finding ways to ignore them goes back to reagan.
At the same time, if you did log on back the, utter contempt for the system was near universal.
I know its long, but watch the whole thing, with all the names that get dropped. People have no perspective of political history, other than what is immediately neccary to "win" this comming election for their current chosen team.
Even more dangerous is access to full email archives of the largest internet providers which allow altered and fabricated email and documentation to be inserted into the “internet history” of targeted individuals, subjecting them to potential prosecution for everything from sex crimes to terrorism.
In each of the cases we looked at, we were able to quickly identify the individuals involved, penetrate their cloaked IP addresses and identify them as criminals. Yet these same individuals, many who sit at desks or “cubes” at major internet related companies, are never arrested or investigated though they are “findable”
yeah, I explicitly remember there being a thread about this way back when saying Obama did that in his last term, and the comments being full of people saying how president's have done so, if I remember correctly even required to do so, for years before Obama.