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#1 Posted by Juicebox (494 posts) -

Anyone feel like they're on the FBI watch list because they browse this site?

I mean, the name of this site and all......

I always have.

Of course for any other reason do you feel you're on the watchlist?

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#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I have no reason to be on such a list.

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#3 Posted by ashcrack1087 (46 posts) -

No because I'm not a crazy person. ._.

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#4 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

Yeah, but I have a house full of C4 and ammo.

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#5 Posted by Catarrhal (874 posts) -

Please. The cops used to have a hard time finding people. Now they just go on Facebook.

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#6 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Nope

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#7 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (866 posts) -

Nope, because im not a fucking paranoid idiot and I don't look at illegal things online.

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#8 Posted by DeF (5360 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I have no reason to be on such a list.

That's what I'd say, too ... :P

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#9 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

That'd be really stupid.

There are way better reasons for me to be on an FBI list.

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#10 Posted by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

Not in my country. I don't think the FBI care what we do. I do know I have a file with our equivalent, due to some of my protest (cough) activities. I know this because they landed on my doorstep once. I asked them if I had broken any laws, they said no and I ended the conversation, I think my file is pretty small though.

If the FBI saw the name of the site, they would have long ago removed it from any potential watch list.

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#11 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

That'd be really stupid.

There are way better reasons for me to be on an FBI list.
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#12 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

The American government thinks that this entire website and all our conversations on it, are just elaborate codes for co-ordinated strikes against them.

Nah, not really.

"I know where Obama hides his treasure". Now we're on a watchlist.

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#13 Posted by Sweep (10174 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I have no reason to be on such a list.

That's what I would say, If I were a terrorist...

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#14 Posted by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

I think my account on www.thisisawebsiteforbuildingwmds.biz is what got me on the list, actually.

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#15 Posted by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

If you want to be on their list, then when you are talking on the phone, randomly say "bomb location" and "kill the president". Then you will know if they are listening to your phone calls. Go on, try it. It will be fun.

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#16 Posted by rittsy (99 posts) -

Getting on a list like that would be the DEATH of me. I don't know what I'd have TO do to get the FBI to look at me. But earning the ire of the best law enforcement in AMERICA is something I'd like to avoid. It'd DESTROY me. THE thought makes me go WHITE as a ghost. If it happened I wouldn't be able to leave me HOUSE.

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#17 Posted by Shirogane (3629 posts) -

Well...my bank did call me when i first subscribed to the site...maybe that wasn't the bank?

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#18 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Ever since I started making plans to blow up The Government I've felt like maybe there's a chance I'm being watched.

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#19 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

No but that sounds exciting. How do I get onto this list? Do I need to make plans to kill the president? I have MS paint and I can do that. I'll do it, don't even think I won't.

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#20 Posted by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

@Sweep said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I have no reason to be on such a list.

That's what I would say, If I were a terrorist...

If?

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#21 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -

No, don't be weird.

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#22 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

Fun fact! You can request the FBI actually send you a copy of the information they have on you and they have to comply. I'd guess a good many of us are on watchlists even if you dont think you are.

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#23 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

If the FBI are using their time to monitor a gaming site, just because of the name, then I'd be seriously concerned about their priorities.

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#24 Posted by hughesman (314 posts) -

@Rittsy said:

Getting on a list like that would be the DEATH of me. I don't know what I'd have TO do to get the FBI to look at me. But earning the ire of the best law enforcement in AMERICA is something I'd like to avoid. It'd DESTROY me. THE thought makes me go WHITE as a ghost. If it happened I wouldn't be able to leave me HOUSE.

I can't figure it out but after i read your post i really want to blow up the white house.

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#25 Posted by Sweep (10174 posts) -

@MoleyUK said:

@Sweep said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I have no reason to be on such a list.

That's what I would say, If I were a terrorist...

If?

>____>

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#26 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

My dads a cop..

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#27 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

@Hizang: An undercover cop... all the time!

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#28 Edited by sungahymn (1141 posts) -

@Rittsy said:

Getting on a list like that would be the DEATH of me. I don't know what I'd have TO do to get the FBI to look at me. But earning the ire of the best law enforcement in AMERICA is something I'd like to avoid. It'd DESTROY me. THE thought makes me go WHITE as a ghost. If it happened I wouldn't be able to leave me HOUSE.

YES, me too. I get the chills thinking how an alarm will suddenly go off and say, "Terrorist CONFIRMED." It's not like I'm HITMAN47. By the way, have you heard the news about that one guy? I would hate to be COMPROMISED like that.

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#29 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

If the FBI are using their time to monitor a gaming site, just because of the name, then I'd be seriously concerned about their priorities.

This x1000

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#30 Posted by Chop (2013 posts) -

Probably.

The government is pretty insane. I remember when information leaked out that showed that Gamefaqs was on the Canadian governments watch these assholes list. If that site can make it on a list like that, so can Giant Bomb.

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#31 Posted by Hamst3r (5254 posts) -

Nope, I have no reason to worry. They haven't even realized that anyone is missing yet, let alone find one of the bodies.

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#32 Posted by Intro (1271 posts) -

I must be, won't say why though. No it's nothing disgusting.

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#33 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

As an FBI secret agent you're all on my SHIT LIST!

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#34 Edited by Still_I_Cry (2521 posts) -

White? Check.

Middle Class? Check.

Yes, I should be on their watch list.

I am a threat to the United States of America apparently.

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#35 Posted by InternetCrab (1581 posts) -

Sorry, nobody is like you. You are just a paranoid bastard.

You're welcome :)

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#36 Posted by Gamer_152 (14481 posts) -

I think the FBI can probably tell the difference between a terrorist organisation and a video game website.

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#37 Edited by rittsy (99 posts) -

@sungahymn said:

@Rittsy said:

Getting on a list like that would be the DEATH of me. I don't know what I'd have TO do to get the FBI to look at me. But earning the ire of the best law enforcement in AMERICA is something I'd like to avoid. It'd DESTROY me. THE thought makes me go WHITE as a ghost. If it happened I wouldn't be able to leave me HOUSE.

YES, me too. I get the chills thinking how an alarm will suddenly go off and say, "Terrorist CONFIRMED." It's not like I'm HITMAN47. By the way, have you heard the news about that one guy? I would hate to be COMPROMISED like that.

Yes, I did hear THE news. I doubt that someone would PLAN something like that though. As far as news GOES that was a shocker. As long as we think AHEAD I'm sure we can avoid accidentally attracting the FBI's attention. Honestly, people who make getting on those lists their TARGET garner little respect from me. Me? I'm just happy staying out of trouble, mowing THE lawn and making lemonade. I trust the people at the CAPITOL to protect me and my family.

Can you all believe it's almost July? I'm nervous about a marathon I'm running; came FOURTH in it last year. Been training TWO hours a day for it. PM me if you have any tips.

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#38 Edited by Tiwi (1422 posts) -

@Gamer_152: Yeah. That would be silly... BUT NOT FOR THE CIA!

Edit: I don't even know what the CIA does now that i think about it...

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#39 Posted by Firepaw (3053 posts) -

Ha, no of course not, they'll never see me coming.

As for Giant Bomb and the talk about people not wanting to wear their GB shirt at airports - I doubt you'll be anymore suspicious when you're openly associating yourself with something called Giant Bomb.

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#40 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

I feel like the FBI is after me. Oh wait someones at my door, Ill be right back...

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#41 Posted by stinky (1564 posts) -

no, i have plenty of tin foil.

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#42 Posted by biospank (700 posts) -
@Juicebox said:

Anyone feel like they're on the FBI watch list because they browse this site?

I mean, the name of this site and all......

I always have.

Of course for any other reason do you feel you're on the watchlist?

FIrst off, no. secondly to get the FBI or other Secret Police after you, you would need to go lower then the surface net because that is where we are at, right now. You would need to go to the hidden internett(as I call it) where  assassination and the drug markets are, you can just call it the actuall black market. There are also the dark version of porn there, but there are also banned books, music and films. 
 
I could post a pic of what the hidden internett looks like but I would rather not because it is disturbing beyond words. I can ask you this instead have you ever wounderd how the information that wikileaks get, they are all from there because sometimes information gets leaked out from the goverment then it hits the hidden internett then it comes up to the surface net. 
 
Oh another thing about the hidden internett you are not safe, you would need linux to go down there safe with many proxies and then a another program that hides you're ip again. with another browser so you are 100% Anonymous.
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#43 Posted by Flawed_System (386 posts) -

No.

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#44 Posted by Stonyman65 (3615 posts) -

Probably. I'm no fan of Uncle Sam, but I haven't done anything illegal/ But when has the stopped the US Government from doing what they want to?

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#45 Posted by Grilledcheez (4066 posts) -

@Rittsy: Haha, easily the best post

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#46 Posted by Aegon (7236 posts) -

@MoleyUK said:

@Sweep said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I have no reason to be on such a list.

That's what I would say, If I were a terrorist...

If?

CHEESE IT!

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#47 Posted by FilipHolm (689 posts) -

Yep, but not for browsing this site...

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#48 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

Are you friends with Agent 47?

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#49 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

I want to be on that list! It'll be like a thriller movie but real and actually good. Think of all the alley fights and car chases. I feel 20% cooler now.

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#50 Posted by James_ex_machina (982 posts) -

My gf just finished finished her degree in criminal science. In one of her criminology classes her professor listed many of the key words that government agencies take notice of from google searches. Bomb is definitely on that list. So I'm sure many of our ip addresses are monitored just because we might have searched for giantbomb things on google. I don't worry about it because I don't have plans to commit any crimes other then breaking the speed limit daily.

If the name of giantbomb ever bothers me its when I'm out in public talking about the site. There's always that one psycho that will hear that one word and report it. When I went to PAX I noticed the amtrak stations playing the "report any threat" commercials over and over. Now in NJ and PA I hear them all the time on the radio, telling people to report anyone acting weird or saying things related to threats. How long before some person over reacts when they hear one of us in an airport talking about giantbomb today to another person?

If you do searches for those key words then your IP is monitored. Unless you are involved with crime and terrorist acts then you are safe but your search is logged.