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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:51 AM

Browser plugin that adds NSA-trolling keywords to the URLs you load

"Flagger is a browser add-on that automatically puts red flag keywords (like bomb, Taliban and anthrax) into the web addresses you visit. Install Flagger and help us send a message: government surveillance has gone too far. "

Boing Boing describes this as: "This is one of those ideas that sits on the threshhold between clever and dumb. You decide which for yourself."

Link: http://boingboing.net/2013/09/18/browser-plugin-that-adds-nsa-t.html

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Reply Browser plugin that adds NSA-trolling keywords to the URLs you load (Original post)
FSogol Sep 2013 OP
enlightenment Sep 2013 #1
FSogol Sep 2013 #4
HappyMe Sep 2013 #2
el_bryanto Sep 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2013 #5
TlalocW Sep 2013 #6

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 09:08 AM

1. I'm going with dumb.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 09:16 AM

4. True, but I have a coworker who probably needs that installed on his machine.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 09:09 AM

2. Dumb has my vote.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 09:11 AM

3. Man this has given me a great idea - Scammer

A browsing add-on that automatically adds your personal information into the web addresses you visit. Thieves are a suspicious lot - if you just tell them your personal information they'll assume you are lying and your information will be safe. With scammer you don't even have to make the effort of volunteering your info; scammer does it for you!

Bryant

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 10:38 AM

5. Hmmmmm

Love the idea, but I really don't want to wave a red flag to the police state snooper bulls.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:18 AM

6. Back in the day...

Early 90s, when if you had email, you used Pine to read it, a computer genius friend of mine was "surfing" the internet... *ahem* hacking. Not doing anything malicious, just trying to figure out the different "places" he was hacking into. He couldn't figure out this one place but guessed it was a military installation of some sort so he wrote a program to randomly combine national-security-sensitive words into an email and send it to himself through their servers. So an email might just be, "Hussein chemical weapons surface to air missiles anthrax." The "scrubbers" that the place had in place picked up on those words, and apparently bells and whistles started going off as he got an email from them saying, "What you are doing is not technically illegal, but it is annoying the hell out of us. Please stop, or the nicest thing we'll do to you is get you audited by the IRS."

Happy that he had guessed it was a military installation and was right, he stopped.

TlalocW

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