Visitors to the popular prepping website SurvivalBlog.com were advised today that the FBI was tracking a number of its users through the use of tracking cookies. According to an examination of their server logs, SurvivalBlog.com claims that the FBI used Tracking cookies on a number of their readers over a 4 month period late last year.
This seems to be another example, in a long string of incidents, where the Federal government has been caught targeting Preppers.
From August of 2011 to November of 2011, the FBI secretly redirected the web traffic of more than 10% of SurvivalBlog’s US visitors through CJIS, their sprawling data center situated on 900 acres, 10 miles from Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, the Feebees surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of SurvivalBlogs site visitors. In all, 4,906 of 35,494 selected connections ended up going to or through the FBI servers.
Over the last year, we have covered a number of stories where the Federal Government was caught spying on Preppers including the FBI asking military surplus store owners to spy and collect information on preppers, The White House plan to use School children to spy on parents and Rand Paul warning preppers that they were targets of the federal government.
Just out of curiosity I checked our analytics this morning and discovered that Homeland Security seems to be a fan of our site. If you look at the graphic below you can see that Homeland Security has visited our site on numerous occasions over the last couple of months.
Interestingly a number of those visits came directly from SurvivalBlog.com, showing that Homeland Security seems to be monitoring a number of prepping sites. I applaud SurvivalBlog for bringing this information to its readers!