Watch the Government Watching YOU

From Maura's "Big Sister is Reading You"
"Apparently state police employees were trolling the internet, blog sites prior to the inauguration seeing if anyone was talking about any type of interference of the Inauguration. And they encountered Ken Krayeske's one post that to me is not at all threatening..."

Check the stats on your sitemeter.

I am sure you will all find visits from the "State of Connecticut" in your stats. I know that I get visits from them everytime I post something on Jodi Rell.

Also, as a side note, there are usually many visits from federal government sites. If you monitor them close enough you will find visits from sites that are ".gov" and ".mil", etc., littering your sitemeter logs at times.

A sample taken from the "Details" stats on my sitemeter that "SOMEONE" from the State of CT government GOOGLED on "ken krayeske":

Domain Name  ct.gov ? (United States Government)

IP Address  159.247.2.# (State of Connecticut)

ISP  State of Connecticut


Continent  :  North America

Country  :  United States  (Facts)

State  :  Connecticut

City  :  East Hartford

Lat/Long  :  41.7776, -72.6214 (Map)

Language  English (United States)


Operating System  Microsoft WinXP

Browser  Internet Explorer 6.0

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Javascript  version 1.3


Resolution  :  1024 x 768

Color Depth  :  32 bits

Time of Visit  Jan 8 2007 2:13:49 pm

Last Page View  Jan 8 2007 2:17:29 pm

Visit Length  3 minutes 40 seconds

Page Views  6

Referring URL  http://blogsearch.go... krayeske&ie=UTF8

Search Engine  blogsearch.google.com

Search Words  ken krayeske

Visit Entry Page  http://drinkliberal....

Visit Exit Page  http://drinkliberal....

Out Click  a caption contest for the photo


Time Zone  UTC-5:00

Visitor's Time  Jan 8 2007 1:13:49 pm

Visit Number  3,839

Now... I am not saying that this particular visit was neccessarily the malicious kind of visit that resulted in Krayeske's harrassment... It could have been a government employee goofing off on taxpayers time. LOL!

But take a hard look at your Stats. The visits from various government agencies are logged there and their originating Domains, IP, and ISP stats, etc., are pretty easy to recognize.

If we wanted we could probably piece together enough info from various Bloggers stats and figure out just who is watching us. But it sure would be easier on on us if Granny Paranoia Rell just released THE LIST.

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