Government can access your home computer...

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWs12ccbOiE

    If you log into the Fed Government CARS program website... (IOWs.. cash for clunkers).. your Computer is considered federal property...

    Do so at your own risk....

    I will not give you the website.. watch the clip, and you can find out yourself.

    Thank you Obama.

    Chicago organized crime at it's best.. legalized.
     
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    About time someone put a check on the internet!:type:

    Anyone can spy on me. They might even learn something.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Jim, I know they would learn alot of great stuff from accesing your computer. They would see your obvious commitment to Jesus. But when they see the huge amount of Christian material could they not see that as a threat? What if they see my oposition to the President's health care program and want to keep me quiet (I know, I am flattering myself) so they send a virus that destroys my computer or if they decide to put other material that we would find objectionable to cause us trouble?

    I know that sounds far fetched but in the 60's it did exactly that without the computers against those the FBI thought were subversive.
     
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    :tonofbricks:The big "brother" is here!:tonofbricks: But what should we expect from the Marxist now in control?
     
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    since I personally paid for , with no governement monies what so ever, if they're going to search my computer they'd better have a warrant to invade my privacy.
    This program was a scam to get people to log onto their site so they'd be able to access their computers. What they are looking for I don't know. Dangerous people I guess, anti abortion people, committed christians?
     
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    Big Brother has been around for a long time, and long before any of the chaps you label. Try J. Edger Hoover trying to sweep out the crooks, and McCarthy, who was trying to expose the "communists"........What rackateers they were in their own right and all in the name of government.......were they communists themselves too?

    What is the old saying about crying wolf? It creates a false dilemma, and faints when in real need.

    Cheers,

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    Read it closer.. while it may be a myth for consumers.. the dealers had to agree to this...

    So it is not a myth for a dealer...

    And I say those dealer computers are not the property of the Government they are the property of that dealer.

    Could this be a way for Government Motors to spy on competition?
     
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    Asked a computer geek in the Secret Service and he says it is not true.

    It's not difficult for anyone with the time and know-how, citizen or gov't, to view internet traffic as it is traveling across the wires. It's not legal, but pretty easy to do.

    Their answer:

    >I'm skeptical of this claim - not only is there not enough computing power/storage space to monitor everyone's internet activity, the only agency stupid enough to try it is probably the FBI and they would have to install a trojan or virus on every computer they want to monitor/control, just like any hacker.

    >So, as long as people apply software updates and run their virus programs, the gov't can't get into computers (i.e. access the hard drive).

    >cars.gov is a USDOT web site...their real privacy policy is here:

    >http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html

    >and their disclaimer is here:

    >http://www.dot.gov/webpoliciesnotices/disclaimer.htm
    (this says you are accessing a gov't website and that your actions on the website are monitored...this is no different from any web-hosting company - all hosting companies keep logs of the IP addresses that visit or connect to their websites.)

    >I didn't search very long, but I wasn't able to find the statement on the cars.gov website that was presented in the article.
     
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    Why do you post lies? Your OP says "home computers" not computers at dealerships. Please, tell the truth, pastor!
     
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    I did not realize it was a myth about the Home computers until Johnv told me in post 8 of this thread... and I addressed it in post 9. If I could, I would go back and change it... Sorry.
     
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    Tim you didn't really need to explain that. Most everyone understood it some just try to turn things into drama.
     
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    Thanks, JohnV
     
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    Tim, I would counsel you to check things out prior to posting. To not do so is carrying gossip and helping to spread untruths. Funny though, a lot of neocons on this board were all for the PATRIOT Act, which is much more intrusive, and saying "I have nothing to hide, so I am not worried". Go figure.
     
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    In what way was the Patriot Act more intrusive?

    If the government can access any file on my auto dealer's computer then they can access any information about me included on the dealer's system.

    By what right can the government do that?
     

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