Well its official, the FBI is now spying on prepper websites. It was recently found out that the FBI was caught placing tracking cookies on IP addresses that vistited Survivalblog.com between Aug. 2011 and Nov. 2011.
Out of the 35,494 visitors in that time period, 4,906 had tracking cookies places on their computers by the FBI. Thst over 10% of the traffic. The reasons given by the FBI for this were that they were tracking people who visited known copyright theft websites like MegaUpload and others and then some of thos people simply went to survivalblog.com after the tracking cookies were downloaded. This however was proven incorrect as SurvivalBlog performed its own analysis with “sniffer software” that proved that people were having tracking cookies downloaded when only visiting survivalblog.com.
So what does this tell us? Well I think it tells us that we all, preppers, gun owners, political activists, or even patriots, need to be careful as “Big Brother” is in fact watching. If this was done on one website you can be sure it’s happening on many others as well, and more than likely not just perpper websites.
With today’s technology this kind of thing is very easy to do and will become more and more common. So be carefull out there guys, watch what you search for and what you say ….. you never know who could be watching.