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Posted: 12/28/2005 9:17:25 PM EDT
FOX just reported it aparently the NSA "accidently" put tracking cookies in there website, visitors to there website then had there activities online dutifly reported back to the NSA, they have reportedly removed the cookies....
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:24:57 PM EDT
ISNT THAT something most websites do?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:25:44 PM EDT
How would a cookie record my activity? Perhaps I do not understand exactly what a cookie is but last time I checked it simply stores data onto my computer to be called on at a later time.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:11:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 11:13:39 PM EDT by bastiat]

Originally Posted By 9245:
FOX just reported it aparently the NSA "accidently" put tracking cookies in there website, visitors to there website then had there activities online dutifly reported back to the NSA, they have reportedly removed the cookies....



did this cause an explosion in detroit last night?


Seriously, this is a non story. Cookies can only be 'viewed' by the originating domain, so basically the NSA would be able to tell if a web browser was going to the NSA web site more than once.

whoopee.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:12:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By 9245:
FOX just reported it aparently the NSA "accidently" put tracking cookies in there website, visitors to there website then had there activities online dutifly reported back to the NSA, they have reportedly removed the cookies....



did this cause an explosion in detroit last night?



At my aunts house. For real.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:53:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 9245:
FOX just reported it aparently the NSA "accidently" put tracking cookies in there website, visitors to there website then had there activities online dutifly reported back to the NSA, they have reportedly removed the cookies....



Cookies are used by hundreds of web sites.
The NSA didn't accidentally put anything anywhere.
Cookies don't 'report activities'.
Their website does still use cookies.

So basically, that entire statement was false. I can't see any such link on the fox web page. Can you provide it?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:55:13 AM EDT
AR15's hive mind is bigger than NSA's hive mind.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:07:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:10:45 AM EDT
I heard this on the radio this morning (wall street journal), but in the same breath the comentator stated "yeah I do all my NSA web surfing inbetween MSNBC and AOL...."...

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:12:03 AM EDT
The story assumes that by "cookie" the NSA actually meant cookie and not "spyware". Change the word cookie to spyware and that story makes much more sense. Either the NSA or the author of the article used the wrong word either accidently or by choice.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:15:17 AM EDT
Still looking for a scandal to hang Bush
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:37:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 1:38:21 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
The story assumes that by "cookie" the NSA actually meant cookie and not "spyware". Change the word cookie to spyware and that story makes much more sense. Either the NSA or the author of the article used the wrong word either accidently or by choice.



Not likely. The whole story is silly BS.

It makes no sense at all for the NSA to put spyware on computers that visit their web site… if they want people to visit the web site at all. Something that if true would be discovered inside a week.

This story is BS by some one looking for something and to stupid to know any difference one way or the other.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:44:40 PM EDT
Merry Christmas to Brad.gov at the NSA! You done good, kid...

(Would it kill you to call your mother sometime?)
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:47:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 1:48:43 PM EDT by GoGop]

Originally Posted By Merrell:
AR15's hive mind is bigger than NSA's hive mind.









Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:47:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
The story assumes that by "cookie" the NSA actually meant cookie and not "spyware". Change the word cookie to spyware and that story makes much more sense. Either the NSA or the author of the article used the wrong word either accidently or by choice.



Not likely. The whole story is silly BS.

It makes no sense at all for the NSA to put spyware on computers that visit their web site… if they want people to visit the web site at all. Something that if true would be discovered inside a week.

This story is BS by some one looking for something and to stupid to know any difference one way or the other.



Yes, this story is really stupid. "Cookies" are demonized just like black rifles are.

Want to see this site's cookie? Put this in your address bar and hit enter (for most browsers anyway):

javascript:alert(document.cookie)

Most likely the NSA put a new server on their site that was configured by default to use session cookies. Oops, they didn't change it. But this simple explanation won't work for those intent on making the NSA look like another gestapo wing of GWB's imperialist goverment.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:55:48 PM EDT
The NSA is a spy agency, so they better track visits to their website! If you call the NSA, you don't think they'll caller ID'ed the number or track the cel phone location? C'mon, they're SPIES people!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:01:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:10:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: the NSA does NOTHING by "accident"
Hey, I just visited the NSA website and I've got so many cookies from porn sites that can't figure out which one came from the Agency.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:12:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 3:08:46 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:14:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 2:17:24 PM EDT by callgood]

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
The story assumes that by "cookie" the NSA actually meant cookie and not "spyware". Change the word cookie to spyware and that story makes much more sense. Either the NSA or the author of the article used the wrong word either accidently or by choice.



My money is on the author. NSA makes no mistakes. MUHHAHAHA!

Damn. I posted this before I read the previous 4 or 5.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:23:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113: RAF Menwith Hill Biggest eavesdropping station in the world, NSA watching the world from outside the US Constitution (It's officially is a British Base).
Don't scare the children vito113! That's just a relay station for Vodafone's digital cell phone network.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:10:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:20:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113: Bwahahaha! (offshore filtering station) Bwahahaha!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:11:20 PM EDT
Click this link, and then go check your cookies folder. If you already have them blocked, then just use your ironic imagination.

www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/12/29/spy.agency.privacy.ap/index.html
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