IMPORTANT: FBI tells citizens to spy and collect info on internet users who use proxies (shield IP).
Do you use proxies, VPN or Tor? Or go to Starbucks to access the internet. Are you set on always paying in cash? According to the FBI and DOJ, you may be a terrorist.
A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity.
The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or supporting terrorist activity.
The FBI and DOJ asks ordinary citizens to gather information like license plate number, spoken language, name and ethnicity and submit it to the FBI if a customer at an internet cafe is using a proxy or shields their IP.
Since when was internet privacy a crime? With the FBI and DOJ concerned with citizens shielding their IP, will it soon become a crime?