Originally Posted by dogscot
Thanks for the info growcodile. I appreciate it, these are all - sort of non-technical - things that I just didn't consider but should have been obvious.
That having been said does anyone know what sort of monitoring policies ISPs use for this kind of thing if any? I know they monitor the type of traffic so they can manage the network by bandwidth throttling or whatever, but does this extend to what sort of webpages youre visiting (ie icmag) or is it simply the type of traffic (underlying protocol) that they monitor? Thank you.
I've never heard of an ISP reporting anyone to LEO. ISP's don't have time or motive to spy on their subscribers as far as I know, unless they are forced by law to do so.
LEO surveillance of ISP subscribers supposedly requires a wiretap warrant, but the Patriot Act and the FBI's DCS1000 sniffer (formerly known as Carnivore) cloud the water, if federal agents and local LEO cooperate to surreptitiously spy on people. Local LEO I'm certain do as much hacking and online stalking of suspects as they can manage, but I don't think it's worth worring about unless they're already on your ass for something major. Generally speaking it's best to avoid incriminating yourself online. I might post about getting high on a Canna site, but there's no way I'd upload a grow, even a legal med grow. I just don't want them fvcking with me.