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[–] BillClay 3 points 121 points (+124|-3) ago 

Almost. It's more like telling people not to lock their door because the burgler is already inside.

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[–] Drenki 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

Thank you. Second time today I caught someone up in here throwing around a bad simile.

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[–] zippo 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

It's not a bad simile, I don't think. It works for people who live outside the US (or outside any of the Five Eyes countries). My own government is too poor and incompetent to spy on me in any meaningful way (eastern Europe, yay), but the US government still monitors me, and I'm not entirely convinced I wouldn't get at least a friendly hand up my asshole if I ever decided to travel into the US.

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[–] Yttrium 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Yo, I'm the simile police. If I catch you making improper analogous statements again, I'll have to issue you one dissadulation, brother." (Said in the voice of a black cop with an afro in the 70s)

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[–] ninjai 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

So you're saying we should install locks in reverse to trap them iinside so they can't get out with out data?

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[–] stateoftrance 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I like where this is going

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[–] GeorgepantsMcg 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Not voting had more to do with it.

I doubt everyone getting upset that Facebook privacy rules were updated did very little to protect anyone.

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[–] ShampocalypseWOW 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Or maybe it's like telling people not to lock their doors because they don't actually care if their shit gets stolen, they're just conditioned to think they should. And besides, no one cares enough to steal most people's shit anyway. You're just not interesting enough to spy on.

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

Even if every single thing I type on the computer were reported to the NSA, I'd still encrypt things and use privacy extensions like I do, because I want it to be as big of a pain as possible to collect data on me. I know the NSA is like the equivalent of a blackhat organization with infinite time and money (arguably, they are a blackhat organization), but I still want to make it difficult out of principle.

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[–] TheITGuy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The truth is your flagging yourself more using items like VPN and retail encryption because they can focus searches on these items. Your more likely to be searched because less traffic is flowing with these marks on them compared to non encrypted data.

Google themselves said it a losing arm race trying to go against the power of the NSA. Hopefully your protection is better than those fools at Google are using.

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I know, I'm sure I have a fairly unique browser signature. My goal isn't to out-encrypt or out-wit the NSA into becoming anonymous. It's just to be as big of a PITA as possible when it comes to decrypting all the cat pictures I'm emailing to myself.

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[–] mukt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Provide them lots of false flags.
It raises cost of actual field operation astronomically.

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[–] doobious1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

so if everyone used vpns and retail encryption then the amount of data with those marks would be larger than unencrypted data and thus more of a hassle to flag and sift through. therefore, everyone should use these things and fpsfairy is only leading the way.

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[–] BANGcake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is why universal encryption is important. If the average computer user has everything encrypted these "flags" become useless.

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

"We spy on you because we care..." sincerely the government

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[–] Invisible32 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We do what we must because we can.

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[–] freetoshare81 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I have a friend that leaves his door unlocked. He says that if a thief wants to get in, he'll get in. At least you won't have to pay for a new door.

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[–] monkeytroll 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

In the UK, entering a house through an unlocked door or window is not a crime that you can be charged with. Better to lock your doors and windows and have the thief get a couple extra months on their sentance, and also so the insurance company actually pays up.

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[–] wake_up_sheeple 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Entering a house through an unlocked door CAN BE a crime that you could be charged with.

It depends on intent.

If it's because you heard a scream and wanted to check someone was OK, not a crime. If you're carrying a crowbar and bolt cutters, attempted burglary. If you're carrying locks and a sleeping bag, intention to live there, crime.

Trespass is not illegal, true. Many things are illegal when trespassing that wouldn't be illegal when not trespassing.

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[–] Konk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd imagine criminal tresspass would still apply, though.

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[–] TheOneAndOnlyCrumpet 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except that's not true, is it.

If you've got your door shut and somebody enters your house when they clearly shouldn't then they're trespassing, which is an offence. You can't just walk into somebodies home and park your arse and then go "well, I'm breaking no laws". Yes, you are.

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[–] AnTi90d 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Holy shit, seriously?.. You can crawl into someone's unlocked window and everything is fine and dandy?

I like our castle laws. If someone waltzes into my house, they're either getting shot or stabbed. Most people in my nieghborhood don't lock their doors or even close their open windows at night. Crime is almost nonexistant.. and I live in a relatively destitute (not bottom of the barrel, though, all of the government housing is two miles away) section of a destitute city of 50k people.

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[–] GoatBeard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think your insurance will cover you if they didn't have to break into the home.

If your friend ever has his house stolen, he should break a window from the outside in.

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[–] wickedsteve 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Your friend is low hanging fruit. Don't be low hanging fruit.

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My ex-brother in law said the same about his car. So he's leave the doors unlocked. Someone broke the window anyway.

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[–] stateoftrance 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Damn

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[–] skilletfan51 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

We used to leave our door unlocked until one night a strange woman opened the door and walked into our house. She was as surprised as we were. She thought she had walked into a different house. We started locking our doors after that. It's human nature. Let the government start throwing people in jail and everyone will be madly in love with privacy and Facebook will die.

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[–] dart200 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Our government throws more people in jail than any other country, and absolutely zero of it stemmed from government surveillance.

Your doom-saying there is unrealistic, and I don't see any reason why it should actually happen.

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[–] rspix000 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

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[–] voidchoice 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Care about your privacy because if you dont no one else will. Just my thoughts!

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[–] Zenogias 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you for putting this thought to words. I have also been stewing on this, wondering how society could become so blind.

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[–] the_madman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's also annoying that everyone seems to think the government is the only entity you want to protect your data from.

Because if the NSA can get it, might as well let everyone else in while you're at it, right?

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