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13 October 2005 6 Comments

“The real life implications of this are plain: Computer manufacturers appear to be cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security to make every person who buys a new computer subject to immediate, unrestricted government recording of everything they do on those computers! EVERYTHING!”

Want to know what I’m talking about? Have you looked inside your computer?



  • Jim said:

    “I called the police, as having a keylogger unknown to me in my laptop is a serious offense. They told me to call the Department of Homeland Security. At this point, I am in disbelief. Why would the DHS have a keylogger in my laptop?”

    Okay. Officer O’Malley told this guy to call someone else. Wow. His first call should have been to the manufacturer anyway. So he finds this bit of hardware whose purpose he can’t immediately discover, and next every new laptop is wired to send all keystrokes directly to DHS. From a website that claims Clinton was in on Oklahama City, and the FBI knew about 9-11 beforehand. At least he’s not partisan in his paranoia. Don’t think I don’t take privacy issues seriously… Remember “Know your customer”? That was a good one. Here’s a link to some informed chat on the subject:


    Bottom line for me is, if this guy’s fear has any basis in reality, it will be backed up by thousands of others checking their own laptops for this hardware, uncovering its sinister purpose, and making a fuss about it. I’ll be interested to see what happens.

  • Jim said:

    Another link of interest on the topic:


  • jim said:

    bummer, one of my posts didn’t make it thru, the gist of which was i think you got hoaxed.

  • Administrator (author) said:

    It looks like its there to me. I’d suggest you try to refresh, but you wouldn’t be able to see this until you do that.
    Thanks, and yes, it does look like I got hoaxed. Kudos to you for pointing that out.
    I am trying to think of something else to write so I can move away from this topic.

  • jim said:

    no, it was a paragraph-length bit of genius never to see the light of day. you always think i have cache issues…

  • Administrator (author) said:

    Due to spamming issues I have certain key words listed that will knock out a comment form even before I get to see it. For example, if you type the word o-n-l-i-n-e without the hyphens it will get deleted even before I get to see it.

    We have spammers to thank for that.

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