I got the following email a month ago but as regular readers know, I am a little depressed about the lack of any real progress in the Stephano case. Actually, in terms of American Kiddie porn, there is some. Some of the government condoned kiddie porn has gone off line, other sites have been parked but new distribution channels have emerged. I have been doing a fair amount of technical blogging at Tigerstail.wordpress.com and discuss some of the technology of American kiddie Porn over there. Still, it would appear that I am helping a few who need help. Check the following email and response.
I had contacted you earlier via different email account (or maybe was this same, been long time), but chicked out Anyway, now since it’s been some time and I’ve got my head clearer, I thought I would just go ahead and ask what I was going to.Some background bs: some months ago I was at the pit of my life and desensitized to all normal stuff I made a stupid thing. I went to one site, and well… immediately exited it. When I searched the URL via google, I found your blog writing about it. So, in short my PC contracted some nasty shots and my IP got logged.So the question is: does getting rid of the HD the windows is installed in be enough to get rid of the ugly stuff in my end? Or do I need to trash basicly the whole computer? And can they really throw somebody to rot in jail just because their IP was logged somewhere where it was not safe to be logged?I have since found healthy things to dedicate my life to, I don’t want to see those things gone 😦 I know you probably don’t care, but I was almost 180 degree different person back then and in my angst didn’t think anything could be worse than it was already. I’ve changed my ways and hope the society has bigger things to worry about.
Thanks for your blog, it has been a great resource!
Well, you’re right about my apathy towards your personal suffering which I am not qualified to help but I do care about your right to suffer privately without the government monitoring your non-violent actions.
The chances of them arresting you for some pictures on your hard drive are zero to none unless you have some other strange interests. I mean if you are pro-al Quada, like building bombs and have a gun collection and read up on high school massacres, it is easier to convict you of being a pervert by loading up your machine with weird shit and labeling you a sexual predator than it is to convict you of being a deranged and dangerous subversive.
With that in mind, the charges usually stem from possession of images and if you have no physical printouts or an old hard drive with erased images, you are somewhat safe for now. HOWEVER, your motherboard and operating system have been tagged and if you ever return to the dark side, they are already watching you.
If you have weird political beliefs and search weird subversive terms you will get hit with a shitstorm of kiddie porn you never asked for or wanted, your machine will be shut down and if you try to get it repaired at a repair shop you will be reported to Homeland Security as a pedophile. It is easier to convict you of being a disgusting pedophile and the term sex offender will follow you the rest of your life so the whole world will be watching you. Even the terrorists won’t want you as a member for all the attention you bring.
PS. I never got your first email, Big Brother really is watching me and you to protect the world from freedom of thought.
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