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FBI Tracked SurvivalBlog Visitors

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2012

SurvivalBlog.com is one of the most widely visited sites devoted to preparing for an economic crisis.

Recently, the editor of SurvivcalBlog posted this message.

It has come to my attention that from August of 2011 to November of 2011, the FBI secretly redirected the web traffic of more than 10% of SurvivalBlog’s US visitors through CJIS, their sprawling data center situated on 900 acres, 10 miles from Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, the Feebees surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of my site visitors. In all, 4,906 of 35,494 selected connections ended up going to or through the FBI servers. (Note that this happened several months before we moved our primary server to Sweden.) Furthermore, we discovered that the FBI attached a long-lived cookie that allowed them to track the sites that readers subsequently visited. I suspect that the FBI has done the same to hundreds of other web sites. I find this situation totally abhorrent, and contrary to the letter of 4th Amendment as well as the intent of our Founding Fathers.

I recognize that I am making this announcement at the risk of losing some readers. So be it. But I felt compelled to tell my readers immediately, because it was the honorable and forthright course of action.

Working on my behalf, some volunteer web forensics experts dissected some cached version histories. (Just about everything is available on the Internet, and the footprints and cookie crumb trails that you leave are essentially there for a lifetime.) The volunteers found that the bulk of the FBI redirects were selected because of a reader’s association with “Intellectual Property” infringing sites like the now defunct Megaupload.  But once redirected, you were assigned a cookie.  However, some of these were direct connections to the SurvivalBlog site (around 4% of the total.) So if they had kept this practice up long enough and if you visited us enough times then the FBI’s computers would have given you a cookie. This has been verified with sniffer software.

He went on to recommend that users install VPN software on their computers. This allows anonymous surfing. If you want more information, click the link.

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35 thoughts on “FBI Tracked SurvivalBlog Visitors

  1. When God looked down on the tower of Bable, He said, "
    Whatever man can conceive of , he can accomplish it ", I remember as a child we were amazed at the Dick Tracy"s two-way wrist radio, Buck Rogers space craft. The point ? science-fiction is science-fact in the making.
    Let Us go down and confuse their language

  2. Eric Holder's " Injustice " Department is making a list when they need to be cleaning up their own house in a Fast and Furious manner. Get ready America, it is going to be a rough ride. Anyone BUT Obama in November !

  3. Rex L Fey says:

    Any one surprised has been sleeping bet the same people don't know we now have a dictator as of his Presidential order on Friday aftenoon, Mar. 16, 2012. It's my guess that if it looks like Obama will loose the Nov. 2012 election it will not happen.

  4. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY! When we repent and turn from our wicked ways, He WILL hear from heaven and heal our land. That's a promise, and He keeps His promises, not like our pols. He also made one to Abraham when He sent him out from his father's house, and that's one He will also keep if we do not do as He has said. The reason we are still here, though, is because He IS long-suffering and does not desire anyone to perish, but to repent and have everlasting life.

  5. Many people will read this comment and think this "glop" person must be a religious fanatic. However, he is right on people. Right after George Washington was inaugurated as our first President he went with his new congress to the St. Paul Chapel and dedicated this new country called The United Staes of America to God. We have since ignored and put God out our lives and we can see the consequences of our ways as we see our liberties being taken away from us by this imposter Obama and his czars.

  6. Sorry no more REPUBLICANS or Dembocraps for me. NOT VOTEING . If boobus americonus wants odumbo for 20 more years have at it. Ive had enough im done .Looking out for me and mine .GOOD BYE

  7. well if you just talk a few of your friends to do the same stupid thing then you can garuntee bumbo will win

  8. Can a Christian vote for Obama?

    It is not for me to judge, but how many times has he been in Church as President compared to the number of times playing golf or going on very expensive vacations. Include those trips of Michelle and the recent daughter to Mexico and a lot of dollars have been wasted. Just think if that money was used to help the needy or the training of those without jobs. Just think about all the Czars he has and staff with excessive salaries. Does he really care about anyone but himself? Two hundred thousand per hour for the plane and Secret Service ia a lot of money!

  9. Txconfederate says:

    You are an IDIOT

  10. John,, No,, A born again child of God cannot support anyone that supports sin of anykind.. I dont care, nor does Christ care who that person is,, if they support sin,,they are of the evil one,, satan, aka the devil.. If anyone is asking what sin is,, then get out that bible and dust it off and refer to its concordance and look up the things that are supported by this sitting dictator..The word "christian" means "Like Christ""Are we??????dont take my word,, read it for your selves.. Its certainly not something I wrote.. I believe it with my heart and soul,, but I didnt write it.. American,, wake up now,, or we will all sleep soon..

  11. What you don't understand is the elections are paid for! guess who has the most money?

  12. This is a true statement Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the way so I pray for all to turn from the earthly ways and look to GODS ways redemption was paid for all thru the BLOOD OF CHRIST!

  13. Bill McCroskey says:

    This is and will just be, the tip of the iceberg … Totalitarian governments always need a bogeyman …. home schoolers, strict constitutionalists, gun rights and owners make a most tempting replacement for a list of 'new and improved' terrorists. I can imagine this site will soon be under domestic scrutinity if not already.

  14. A Christian should not vote for a Muslim because he will not be treated with tolerance when Islam is the majority's religion. Mohammed commanded Muslims to convert the world, (whether or not the world wants to be converted!) Otherwise, we'd be able to attend church while we're on vacation in Saudi Arabia.

  15. SA Croft says:

    Then you better vote for anybody but Obama. As bad as some of the rest are, Obama is many times more dangerous to you and yours!!!

  16. mike is square on!! the skunk says he is a christian…..judge him by his deeds,and the fruit he bears! A THORN BUSH WILL NOT BEAR APPLES!

  17. Our last home

  18. read the latest?? the cheef in-man in sadi a-rabia (da nummer wun muzzel-em after moe-hum-mad) wants all Christian churches destroyed! THE ONLY GOOD MUZZEL-EM IS A DEAD ONE!

  19. Then you just play right into their hands. Do you not realize it is precisely what THEY WANT you to do? They will have succeeded in their goal to get us either falling at the feet of the Demo candidate, or just giving up because we can't stand politics as usual. We the American voters have all the power in our hands, but so many are asleep or swallowing what is fed to them by the mainstream media, that we allow ourselves to become impotent.__None of the candidates is perfect, but the GOAL is to get someone in there who does not represent the current headlong fall into total governmental control. No one candidate is a cure-all for our problems, but having a president even just a notch to the right of what we have now will make a huge difference. We don't have the luxury of waiting another 4 years for a "better" candidate. Don't give in—and never, ever give up!

  20. Dean Palmer says:

    Not everyone believes as you do! 4/5ths of the world's population sees God as something else. You are part of a very small "flock". I suppose that's OK. As long as it does something for you. After all, you gotta believe in something, right?…
    But before you do, study world history FIRST and note that most of the atrocities, persecution and homicide of men, women and children over the centuries were all committed by the Church in the name of God – more than in all the world wars! The Old Testament is rife with tales of murder and takeovers and freely admits it! If all that were happening today, the entire Church would be brought up on murder charges. Human Religion is a BIG part of the problems we're having in the world today. And if Israel and Iran go to war, it just might be the final battle on Planet Earth. A great lesson needs to be learned by the race of Humans. Perhaps now is the time.

  21. Dean Palmer says:

    No – YOU didn't write it, but humans did. And so far, on this planet, humans don't have a very good track record of getting things right. "All Have Sinned" is one hell of an understatement! I suggest you study history and try to grasp what is really behind the religious movements. It's just another institution of fear-based control over the People. Fortunately, God had nothing to do with it. But God did give humans enough rope to hang themselves with. And They have – right on schedule.

  22. Dean Palmer says:

    One can hope!

  23. Dean Palmer says:

    Islam will NEVER be something I will EVER adhere to. And they had all better be a better shot than I am!

  24. Dean Palmer says:

    Humans and religious conflict…
    Going on for centuries…

    When will it end?

  25. Dean Palmer says:

    You are correct!

  26. Dean Palmer says:

    Given the amount of corruption in our world today at all levels, it am guessing that the voting system is probably corrupt too. Since no one's names are included on their ballots, there is no way to track or to really know who voted for who! Thus they, working with the Electoral College could put anyone in there they want. Who is "They"? Answer: The banks, Federal Reserve, UN and the world's most wealthiest families who all have a stake in making things go their way. I'll betcha that if 100 percent of American voters voted for Santa Claus, Obama would have still "won".

  27. http://www.trunews.com with Rick Wiles.
    The Power Hour with Joyce Riley.

  28. I noticed most folks seem to think getting obammy out of the Oval Office means the agencies will automatically be cleaned up…well, I don't think so. Fact is, it will be business as usual for most agencies unless we have such strong leadership that immediate changes with the agencies will be enforced (and than includes installing appropriate individuals who will be honest enough to clean house).

  29. A muslim wouldn't care who you voted for—and who says islam will be the "majority religion?" If Christians truly believe as they claim they do, islam doesn't stand a chance in becoming the majority anything.

  30. Fed UP: It would be nice if you would use proper English to get your point across; the attempt at using pidgeon English is rather pathetic and negates your message.

  31. I have to say that this report is lacking in an understand of how cookies work. Even with the lack of details, there are significant errors in the findings of the person making the investigation that would lead me to believe that the person just doesn't understand what happened and is being driven by paranoia.

    1) Cached versions of histories do not contain cookies or headers.
    2) Cookies aren't on your computer for a lifetime.
    3) Cookies can not cross through multiple domain names. Therefore, if the FBI was going to use cookies to track visitors of one site, they would not use what the author describes here as a man-in-the-middle attack. The FBI has no need of hijacking the server or domain name of the site it wants to track. They would do it the way ad networks do.

    Ad networks, such as google, tracks users across multiple sites, but they do it by embedding resources from a unified domain (their own). You as the owner of the site agree to place a snippet of code on your site that makes reference to theirs, usually for the purpose of embedding ads from their network onto your site. The browser of a visitor to your site requests the ad from the ad-network servers, and the ad-network servers send a header requesting your browser to store a cookie on your computer. The cookie stored isn't categorized under your domain, it's categorized under the ad networks domain. Your web browser will deny access to any other domain (besides the ad network) when requesting the contents of the cookie.

    If I worked for a federal organization that wanted to track visitors to your website, it would be very easy to do and it would not take place as described here. In fact, you wouldn't even know about it and it wouldn't even make a difference if it were hosted in sweden, canada or the US.

  32. Last night on "Harry's Law" TV program they showed a very real example of where our Police Dept's. are going with this spy crap. They sent a drone to spy on a young woman through her bedroom window. She was checking out the opportunity of doing a nude video for some extra money. She never actually submitted the video, but the info leaked out and she lost her job as a school teacher. It's time we pay more attention to our private moments. It's very possible we are being watched. Close your damned drapes!

  33. Gary, The emergency food supplies provide about 3 servings per day–about 200 calories per serving. Wonderful! Four people will die fast on that diet. Why not advertise the 4360 servings as a three-month supply, not a one-year supply? Ray

  34. “Intellectual Property” May be FBI can’t think for themselves ? Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
 January 10, 1963
 Current Communist Goals 
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. With Real Americans foremost in mind as I work to curb excessive government powers during the last days. Thank you for taking the time to see we are not all in a state of mind that prevents normal perception silly; stupid: WE don’t constantly badger people with inane questions and are capable of serious thought.

  35. madmemere says:

    Another solution is to, simply, "block" any cookies, (in your "tools", go to security) then I believe, your computer is "safe". I could be wrong, please, correct me if I am, but that's what I've been told by my "family IT guy"!