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Old 07-14-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Note: The FBI can get into anyones computer at any time they want to see where they are going and what they are doing. Your IP #registers on the sites you visit and if the FBI has a site they are particularly looking at
You're half-right. While it is true that the FBI (or for that matter *any* LE agency) can find out where you live based on the IP address, they cannot "get into" anyone's computer at the drop of a hat. It doesn't work that way. They need a warrant to search your premises. The porn you mentioned is primarily on p2p networks like emule, limewire, etc, where your ip is wide open and nothing more than a netstat lookup is needed.

The FBI cannot identify users on Tor, Freenet, I2P however as these are onion-routing networks, or in the case of Freenet, distributed datastores that are encrypted end-to-end. The FBI only WISHES they could get their slimy hands on the users of these systems.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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out!

And so it goes... the end result is only hiring young people who make great beer-buddies or eye-candy
Odd, the young have the nations highest unemployment rate, while the groups with the lowest are 45-54, and 55+.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: FL
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You're half-right. While it is true that the FBI (or for that matter *any* LE agency) can find out where you live based on the IP address, they cannot "get into" anyone's computer at the drop of a hat. It doesn't work that way. They need a warrant to search your premises. The porn you mentioned is primarily on p2p networks like emule, limewire, etc, where your ip is wide open and nothing more than a netstat lookup is needed.

The FBI cannot identify users on Tor, Freenet, I2P however as these are onion-routing networks, or in the case of Freenet, distributed datastores that are encrypted end-to-end. The FBI only WISHES they could get their slimy hands on the users of these systems.
Maybe, your premises...meaning your house, the Feds and most if not all States can warrantless intercept any of your wireless, wired communications....believe it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: USA
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I figured that something like this was going on. I retired probably 5 years ago and when I joined Facebook, the first thing that crossed my mind was all my young nieces and nephews who were on Facebook using foul language, saying rotten things to people, etc. I tried to tell them that I was pretty sure employers could look on Facebook, Twitter or MySpace and check out their backgrounds. Have any of them got good jobs?? Perhaps only 1 or 2 of them. The rest, the mouthy ones are struggling. Hmmmmm??? What do ya think?
My husband is a big wig in an I.T. environment and what he knows about how computers operate would scare you to death. I have a Firewall on my computer here at home that stops most of the scary stuff but there is some stuff out there that nothing can stop. I have seen intellius.com and what it can do. Unreal.
Note: The FBI can get into anyones computer at any time they want to see where they are going and what they are doing. Your IP #registers on the sites you visit and if the FBI has a site they are particularly looking at, i.e., such as child porn stuff and a person goes there, they will find you. It is a scary computerized world out there now but at the same time, some of the capabilities computers have given us are making the world a lot safer.
Moral to the story??? Be good while on Facebook or any of the other social networks, you never know who is checking you out!

Everyone knows Facebook is the National ID card...
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: USA
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A friend who works as a recruiter for a mid sized company was showing me how they have automated the recruiting process using "applicant tracking software" and the Internet. VERY INTERESTING and scary too.

The recruiters are under extreme pressure not to waste the hiring managers time with poor quality applicants. The recruiter places the ad for the job opening and the flood gate opens up. 500 applicants for the typical white collar position! The hiring manager only has time for maybe 6 "face to face interviews," so he/she depends on the recruiter to cut out 494 of the 500 applicants.

Once the initial screen is over, the recruiter may talk by phone to maybe 15 people with a goal to invite 6 of these candidates for a face to face interview. NOW here is where the use of applicant tracking software along with the Internet becomes valuable and SCARY at the same time. My recruiter friend will do a search on each person he performed a phone interview on to help him decide who should be invited in for a face to face interview with the hiring manager. First stop is one of those people search background investigation websites, like www.intelius.com, to look up how old the person is!, then a check to see if they have a criminal record; then a check on Linkedin to see what type of network they have and get a general overview of their background as described on Linkedin; then finally, a check of the person on Facebook. If it is a job that involves customer service or quite a bit of interaction with customers and coworkers, then they will look at how many friends they have on Facebook and how the applicants friends look.

I find this level of investigation of applicants before an interview really shocking and scary. Don't you?
Check out what I posted on this thread.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...nd-checks.html
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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HR has been able to look at FB for years, with or without your permission.
And how is that?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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And how is that?
No kidding-- I do not know of anything FB allows that will allow someone who has not your password to look into FB.

Now if you are an idiot and keep your posts open to the world... then by all means you get what you deserve.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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Odd, the young have the nations highest unemployment rate, while the groups with the lowest are 45-54, and 55+.
That may be the case, but all the layoffs I've seen and heard about through friends *always* focus on getting rid of the "old" people, where old can be anywhere from 30 and up.

Similarly, I've been on interviews where the company was clearly only interested in hiring extremely young people.

So, while I don't doubt that it is very hard out there for the youngest people, especially those without experience, for younger folks *with* experience, they have a large advantage over "expensive old people."
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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This thread seems like unemployable people justifying why no one will hire them. Whatever help them sleep at night.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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This thread seems like unemployable people justifying why no one will hire them. Whatever help them sleep at night.
Or, maybe the people who are out of work are tired of corporate BS being put in their way that prevents them from getting a job... and maybe they are tired of listening to narrow-minded people telling them that it is "their fault" they are out of work despite them having good work ethic, solid experience, and excellent education. Surely it can't have anything to do with the lack or jobs - the 4.5 unemployed people per "job" opening, and so on.

If you've been paying attention to the economy, you'd be aware of things like "no unemployed need apply," age discrimination, fake job postings, personality tests that ban people for not being mindless stooges, credit checks that punish people for having poor credit (because they are out of work), and so on.

Open your eyes and stop blaming the victims.
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