We Are Not As Anonymous As We Think.....
I read this in a news article today:
"The comment disturbed at least one teacher, who called police in West Bend, 40 miles north of Milwaukee and home of the blog's administrator. Police traveled to arrest (name) at his home in Cudahy, south of Milwaukee, last week after the blogger gave them the anonymous poster's IP address."
Yep, they traced his comment. Easily too! I have always been aware of the fact that the government had microsoft and other electronics firms add tracing programs and chips to hardware and software so that they could trace where the computer location is or disable the hardware from a remote location.
And yes, I work for the government, i watch what other people do to correct errors and ensure laws are adhered to. People watch what I do for the same. It is very redundant but it has to be to answer the question "who watches the watchers?"
they already have video cameras in your home, on your TV if you choose, on your computer. Its all accessible to anyone who knows how to hack into it. Cameras in parking lots, in stores, malls, public buildings, airports, street corners and on and on.
they can track you down through credit card use, ATM use, where checks are cashed etc......
We have given up our anonimity for our safety. And yet, I don't feel safe from my own government anymore.