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By khamees79 ·
so many governments do spying on users activities on the internet,my question,how do they do that?
and can they track specific words of all users chat (e.q. weapon,etc..) ?

and second question,there are so many websites of forbidden organisations,like al-qaeda official website,dont they have a way to track the source of updating those sites,then arrest them?

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by shmaltz In reply to internet official spying

1. The spying question: It can be done in different ways: siniffing is the ancient way, tunneling is the newest technology. In sniffing you just set a program on a router to look for certain keywords, in tunneling you have a tunnel between 2 routersand computer/s sitting in between doing the job for you. Tunneling is much more efficient since it lets you outsource (using a pool of computers) the filtering process. And of course if they use either of the above they will setup filters since theyare not intrested in what you ate for breakfast (unless you live in an arab coutry where you have to fast on ramadan).
2. Track the admins of the web sites: Who said they don't have a way, besides it is possible by using many different gateways andterminals (legit and unlegit) to desgiuse your self for long enough so the trace takes longer, and the next time you use a different route. Any how the Internet is not controlled by any government so there is no jurisdiction on those things.

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by khamees79 In reply to internet official spying

thnx newyorker,yor answer helped me a bit,but i needed more in depth answer,let me tell how

first question:i needed to know what kind of programs can sniff,and the criterias of sniffing are based on what?
and about filters in tunneling,how is it implemented,any any related links which carry topics about this.

2nd question: myself i'm not interested to track them,but i mean how come the concerned governments like usa cant track the source of the updates? what ways those ppl use to make themselves diffecult to be with known source online?

p.s:i live in an arab country,but no one track if i fast ramadan or not

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by shmaltz In reply to internet official spying

First sorry, I didn't mean to insult you, but as you are aware here in New York we where attacked by arabs, since then the sense of humor has changed a little on to the feelings of arabs.
Now to the question. One such program that can sniff and filter is Netmon.exe Which I believe comes with the Windows 2000 resource kit (or the support tools i'm not sure which one). Now about the tracking as I said in the previous answer, it is possible but 1. the Internet is not controlled by any government so there is no jurisdiction. 2. The ppl who update those sites make sure to cover thier tracks my means I have pointed out in the answer (or by other means).
Now for a link on this topic, I don't have one right now but search any search engine and you should come up with a few good results. Also in order to do a good job on sniffing (meaning to capture a lot of data that will be usefull to any government) you need access to routers that route a log of traffic, If you want to moniter the whole internet (if it is possible), then you will have to do the sniffing on the Internet backbone plus a lot of other routers, and if such a thing will ever happen I'm sure we will hear about it, since the Internet backbone is owned by private companies and not any government.

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by shmaltz In reply to internet official spying

BTW, the Netmon.exe tool only works on Windows 2000 Server not on pro. But there are other tools that can do the job on even on Win2KPRO.

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by khamees79 In reply to internet official spying

thnx newyorker,i share you the sorrow about what happened in ny,and hope that we all do the right actions to avoide such incidents again,in terms of fare political actions and everything.
and thnx for the answer,it helped me,as i was curios about this issue,anyhow,it was nice meeting u here :)

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