Talk:Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Bows deeply to the Human cleverness displayed here! --NightTrain♦Τάļќ ǃ 22:48, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Haha, I just stole something someone else figured out... oh, and, gee, thanks [blush], but don't lick there, I'm saving it for marriage! Did you write the original? I noticed you made a link to it somewhere on my spy watch list, I followed it, and the rest is, well, herstory. humanbe in 23:00, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
Hahaha! I made a link? Wasn't me, I don't think. But I can see this could be a good place to learn lots of new tricks....or somethin' --NightTrain♦Τάļќ ǃ 23:22, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
Yup. I like wikipedia, but everytime I think I can "add" to it, I end up gittin' schooled. Sheesh. At least on CP I could write articles, larn my wiki-skillzorz, and have fun. Then that, er, ended, and now I do it here. The nice thing about a small wiki, with good contributors, is you can learn a hell of a lot quickly. Like how to make weird coolzorz sig links, eh? That was actually a sick hobby here for a few weeks. Hmm, still is, I guess. Random phrases, weird alphabets, even whited-out sigs (OK, I whined about that one!). And, yes, I thought it was you who made a link to this article from somewhere. I might be wrong, I often am. humanbe in 00:05, 22 September 2007 (EDT)
You too,eh? Being wrong often, I am talkin about. I would love to learn some of that sig magic! And I would enjoy hearing your experiences at that place as well. I don't know if I think I can make a diff, want to, or just want to sucker punch them, time will tell....I'm not using my name there, yet still paranoid here. Go figure! ----NightTrain♦Τάļќ ǃ 00:12, 22 September 2007 (EDT)


I don't care whether or not the FBI's analysis in the Wikipedia case is sound (it's not). I don't want Trent getting a letter from it if we can avoid the situation altogether without compromising the quality of the article, which I think we can. If someone wants to add the image back, I'd only ask that you do some risk analysis and consider whether it's worth it. If the image gets added back I'd like it small and of poor quality. ÑR/Señor Admin/¡hablen ustedes! 21:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

The chances of any trouble are legally zero. The risk analysis was done by Godwin. The image on RW is low-quality - the only thing on the server is the thumbnail. You are chasing phantoms - David Gerard (talk) 21:52, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh - and as the image is from Wikimedia Commons via InstantCommons and they just defended it, it would (in the creationism-is-slightly-more-likely chance of a letter from FBI counsel) be in order to ask Mike for advice on this one directly - David Gerard (talk) 21:58, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Arent you gonna threaten to desysop DG too Nutjob Roux? Ex-Troll Cheerleader (talk) 22:01, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

FBI spying[edit]

It seems like there should be more information on it. For example:

At the most 2011, the FBI has had the ability to spy through the webcams of citizens, all the while not turning on the indicator light. The indicator light is the light that shows the webcam is recording. Remote administration tools (RATs) are used to control a computer and it's peripheral devices from a remote location. These tools have been used by hackers, government agencies trying to spy on people and where all parties know of it - which means its legitimate usage. The FBI used these tools to try to prevent terrorism or in extremely serious criminal investigations, according to Marcus Thomas former assistant director of the FBI operational technology division of Quantico told Washington Post writers. The use of one or more RATs is called ratting, which the FBI claims to rarely use. They are sometimes rejected by a judge when trying to rat to get video from possible criminal devices. In this case the judge said innocent people's information would be revealed. Before the FBI used these tools they were used by hackers to sometimes spy on women. There are some internet forms dedicated to this form of spying. One has more than 20 million posts with pictures of people who don't know they're being spied on. The software infects the computer like when the user clicking on a link in an email which then downloads the software and is then somehow installed. CEO's from the world's biggest technology corporations set aside their usual competition to unite and send an open letter to congress about how there should be less government surveillance.

Cheers. -- (talk) 17:39, 14 March 2018 (UTC)