Have you ever wanted to put somebody on a no-fly list because they were black, white, Christian, Muslim, liberal or conservative? Maybe because they believed in fundamentalist family values, or claimed black lives matter, or cops lives matter? Or maybe just because you just felt like it for your own reasons?
Come on, you know you've always wanted to put Sarah Palin supporters, Obama policy supporters, John McCain, or human rights activists on terrorist support lists so they can be investigated.
Have you written your opinion on anything in a comment, facebook post, tweet, liked something or shared anything on the internet over the last 14+ years?
It's not a joke, you are on somebody's list and as soon as you become a potential cash cow, you are going on all the lists they can get you on. It's part of how they get paid.
The other part of how they earn their income directly correlates to how much of your life they can destroy. In literal terms:
Get you fired from your job
Get your bank to close your accounts
Harass your employer, family, and friends, church, synagogue, or mosque
Put you on terrorist investigation lists and no Fly lists
Ruin your reputation- Advertisement -
The best part is you will never know they were there. If this sounds like tin-foil hat conspiracy talk, tell that to the thousands of people in America and around the world that this has been done to over the last 14 years.
If you live in the US, Canada, Europe, or anywhere with an internet connection this isn't a possible threat you could face, it's the reality you live in.Freelancing Hate for Hire
In the wake of 9/11 a new industry emerged that quickly developed into personal NSA-style intrusive stalkers. These are people with no background in intelligence, law, law enforcement, or security. They aren't connected to any State or agency like the FBI, CIA, or NSA.
Early on after September 11 th , 2001 these people quickly became aware of what is known as OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools. They use different software and programs that data mine information exhaustively. They are not the designers of the various software. Their claim to fame is turning that software on to look at you and hack your life.
Freelancers work for whoever will hire them and early in the last decade they found plenty of work hunting potential terrorists. Even though law enforcement rarely agrees with their assessments, the freelancers still have to deliver the terrorists to get paid.