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Poetic Justice: Internet Activist Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Purchase Internet Data of Those Who Gutted FCC Privacy Regulations

Once in awhile those of us who still have a pulse have an opportunity to land a blow to the Judas minions and tawdry sycophants who carry out the bidding of the Crime Syndicate. The plans of privacy and net neutrality activist Adam McElhaney is a prime example of this. We covered the appalling passage of S.J.Res 34 yesterday. Now, thanks to Congress and their lobbyists, your Internet history can be bought.

For a change of pace, we have a real actionable opportunity as activists to move beyond the smokin’ and jokin’ indifference and Monday-morning quarterbacking on the sidelines. Our hero McElhaney has organized a GoFundMe campaign for the purpose of purchasing the Internet histories of key legislators, congressmen, executives and their families who were involved with this legislation and make them easily searchable at

Everything from their medical records to the financial info, their pornography habits to their kinks and infidelities will all be available. Anything these Judas Goats have looked at online, searched for or purchased on the Internet will now be available for everyone to comb through.

Additionally, since we didn’t get an opportunity to vote on whether our private and personal browsing history should be bought and sold, McElhaney wanted to show our legislators what a “voting (aka money) democracy” in a Crime Syndicate world can look like. And bravo! The votes are tallied and we already have six whose online history will be bought first. Those usual-suspect sellouts and Judas Goats are listed at below.

The good news is that the GoFundMe campaign is trending so well that we will likely get the satisfaction of putting even more of these nasty sellouts on display on the public pillories. Bet they never thought about the Pandora’s Box they opened, eh?

You can donate here. The New Nationalist (TNN) donated $100 for starters. At publication time of this post, the “Purchase Private Internet Histories” GoFundMe campaign has raised $154,635 — and this is in only two days. Lookin’ good!

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  2. Like other federal employees, they look at porn all day. Even more incentive to mask your daily computer activities.

  3. Update 11
    Posted by Adam McElhaney

    I have a plan.

    I have an extensive background in IT. I have worked in the industry for nearly 15 years. Doing everything from computer repairs, software development and even networking.

    I know how computers work. I know how networks are setup.

    Even if you go in to an “incognito mode” or “private mode” from your browser, what you search for on the Internet, what sites you visit, are still recorded at the ISP level. They just aren’t kept in your browsers history in that private mode.

    When I mentioned I wanted to obtain the web habits and history of the legislators and their families who approved the bill, I meant that in an abstract sense. Let me try to explain this in a manner that everyone will be able understand, even those who do not have a strong technical background.

    When you sign up for internet access at your house, you give your ISP your name and address. They, in turn, hook you to the internet and assign you an external IP address. This IP address is like a social security number for your connection. It can change, but for the most part it stays the same. It with this IP address that your ISP knows who is talking on their network.

    Now, in your home you have a wireless router that also gives out IP address to your various devices: phones, tablets, computers. This is like your own internal internet in your home.
    If you log into your home wireless router, most offer features to log or block certain website. If your home router can do it, you know your ISP can do it too.

    Your wireless router still is the outlet to the outside Internet. This is where the “and their families” part comes in.

    When you search for something on the Internet (whether you’re in incognito mode or not), that data goes to your ISP, where in most cases it is logged. It may not know WHO specifically in your home made the request, it just knows that from your unique IP address someone made the request.

    ISP’s will argue that the data isn’t attached to a name.

    How can it not be? They know how much data you are using. It is why you have data limits and caps. If they are unable to match a name to an IP address they would have no way of monitoring your data usage and be able to charge you extra at the end of the month when you have gone over.

    The ISP’s and telecom industries want you to believe they would never sell your data. Then why did they lobby our legislators to remove the protection?

    If the data must be bought in bulk, ok that’s fine. Give us the external IP address of we are requesting the data for so we can filter.

    So could we request from Paul Ryan’s ISP to look up his home IP address?


    Could we then in turn send a check for $150,000 in exchange for that data that is associated with that IP address.


    Would it cost that much? Who knows? But money talks.

    If we want to make a difference and get this law back on the books, I think we should try.

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