[tor-talk] A curious email from Twitter mentioning Tor Project

Rayzer Rayzer at riseup.net
Sat Dec 26 12:43:58 PST 2015

rysiek wrote:
> Dnia piÄ…tek, 25 grudnia 2015 08:57:12 Rayzer pisze:
>> Alfie John wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 25, 2015, at 05:36 AM, grarpamp wrote:
>>>> I'm at a loss as to why we received it
>>> To cause a chilling effect:
>>>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_effect
>>> Alfie
>> If the feds wanted info on an account that was usable the last thing
>> they'd want Twitter to do was give the account holder the shivers.
> They might not want the information (they probably have it any way), but they 
> might want to convince those people to stop doing what they're doing. And 
> chilling effect tends to work for some.
For some... Trust me.. I know that. From something I just typed to
someone offlist regarding my younger daze...

> My father, who, as I mentioned, was a US Army-attached coordinator for
> technical writers during the Gemini and Apollo program, was spooked by
> the feds and had his security clearance threatened because of my 16
> year old asses involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement brought to
> the fed's attention by the New York city "Red Squad" (Bureau of
> Special Services). At that time they didn't know he hadn't seen me in
> 10 years and had little sway over my life. Today, as Ed Snowden's dox
> show, they WOULD know, and they can do this sort of stalking to anyone
> in minutes, if not an hour or so.


"You might want to ask an expert about that - I just fiddled around
with mine until it worked..."

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