Meet the Fakers: Your New Online Friend, is actually Gov't Software SPYING on YOU. It's For Real...

What if your best online friend... is fake?

We have all had our share of phony friends, however, If you haven't heard you might be in for a few more. You see, the current administration values your opinion, especially if your opinion agrees with everything the wizard behind the curtain says. In fact, your disagreement is so annoying that the administration has decided to offset your voice with someone who whole-heartedly agrees with them on everything.

Not only can we offset your existence with carbon credits, we can replace you with cyber artificial intelligence. Most of your friends can't tell, but you don’t even really exist! Isn’t that awesome?! Its like the Obama version of the game Civilization.

To accomplish this goal, the Obama Administration is soliciting bids from private software companies to develop what the contract calls "Personal Management Software." The software will allow one person (government flunky) to create and control several fake online profiles/personalities.

It reminds me of certain states where every year John Smith votes 500 times in an election... and he's only been dead for 10 years.

Choose your avatar...

Yahoo, like the image above and several other online sites allow you to create an online image to represent yourself.
Yahoo, like the image above and several other online sites allow you to create an online image to represent yourself.

John and Jane Cyber-Doe, (almost sounds Cajun).

They could be your new friend on Facebook, or any other multiple of social network websites. The identities are created by (a Beta) software, that emulates a real person. The software will give them a random personality based on a preset data base of core values, much like throwing a handful of dice on a table and each number that pops-up represents a human value or political position that characterizes the whole of the new identity. Only, chances are, "your" dogmatic position is not in the data base, not favorably anyway. If it were, they wouldn't need the software. But, here-in lies the beauty... being the good little sheeple that you are, once you see all your fake cyber friends drinking and promoting the government cool-aid, you'll get in line too.

Note: Cool-Aid is actually spelled Kool-Aid, but its also the name of a fine product that has been around for nearly 100 years. Its as American as Apple Pie! Thus I spelled it Cool-Aid out of respect for an American legend. Read Kool-Aid History at this link:http://www.kool-aiddays.com/index.php?Itemid=161&id=90&option=com_content&task=view

Fake Friends, How it All Works...

Your new fake friend identity is given a fake IP address too. Identities come in a 10-PACK, ya'know like a six-pack after work. Some government flunky behind a keyboard somewhere will manage the identities in groups of 10. How many groups of 10 each person will manage is unknown.

The software is very advanced. It can make your new fake friends, go on fake trips and make fake posts from their trip from various localities etc. The gov't contract requires the new software to protect the identity of government entities using the software.

However, you are not supposed to suspect anything anyway, because the cyber-identity will seem fairly real to most idiots and if you start to catch on, some government flunky can actually hop on the account and pretend to be your fake cyber friend so as to throw you off guard and gather all kinds of information from you.

The Government Contract...

Some of the information on this contract has come from private security firm HBGary... only not on purpose.

Someone leaked the info.

The leaked information discusses plans to "friend" real people on social websites and use those relationships to pass out the Cool-Aid. The software will even go so far as to mine the information of all your friends as well. It builds a database on you and starts building your file; it continues to build your file like missing pieces of a puzzle.

But, "You say," I am not on any social websites. 

Yea. So. It doesn't matter.

Let's paint you a picture. You are not on a social website, but some of those idiot friends of yours from high school are all about Facebook and MySpace. Once the software figures out who went to which high school, then it starts to search internet databases and build its own database. Suddenly, the software realizes YOU went to school with your idiot friend on Facebook. In time you will be receiving invites to join your idiot high school friends on Facebook too.

The documentation sales-pitch claims that regarding social media, "YOU" are only as protected as your weakest friend. Let's be honest. We all have some really weak friends.

Other quotes in the leaked emails say, "There are a variety of social media tricks we can use to add a level of realness to all fictitious personas...

Using hashtags and location-based check-in services we can make it appear as if a persona was actually at a conference and introduce himself/herself to key individuals as part of the exercise, as one example."

Additional emails discuss the vulnerability social networking causes. One employee discusses how they used one social network site to find 112 wives and children of service men overseas, stating that the network made it much easier for an attacker to meet a victim.

The Future...

In the future such artificial intelligence could become so advanced it may be nearly impossible to know if someone online is real or not. What appears to be a friend might be a government or corporate program using a friendship to mine personal information over a period of time.

After all, one can never have too many fake friends.

- Harlan

Fake Friend Poll

Would you be offended to find out if an online friend was actually a software program?

  • No, I need I all the friends I can get, fake or not.
  • It depends. Will they talk dirty to me over live chat?
  • Yes, I would be offended to think several areas of conscience had been compromised.
See results without voting

Choose your online avatar...

You can choose nearly any kind of avatar you can imagine. Its like trying on clothes. How about this one? Is it me?
You can choose nearly any kind of avatar you can imagine. Its like trying on clothes. How about this one? Is it me?

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Brie Hoffman profile image

Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

Great article...wheels within wheels eh! voted up!


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Yea, its pretty amazing that they would stoop to this level. I caught wind of it from one of my many online subscriptions to here and there. Thanks for reading Brie.

- Harlan


Diggin4Truth 5 years ago

Thanks for explaining how it works!

Now for some questions...

Was this part of the current White House resident's economic stimulus plan?

How much do "We the Taxpayer's" pay for this Tom-foolery?

Maybe those government workers should go on strike :)


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Diggin,

1. Probably.

2. Too much, whatever it is.

3. I am sure once they figure out how to create more fake software people to run the fake software people, those gov't workers will be out the door.


Diggin4Truth 5 years ago

Harlan,

I wonder if these fake people will be voting too, Dead people already vote two or three times, and with "judges" e.g. stooges saying it is illegal to ask for someone to prove they are who they say they are and can legally vote...


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Forgive me Diggin, but I need to see your birth certificate, recent photo and a background check on you before I can answer that.

lol

- Harlan


Diggin4Truth 5 years ago

Harlan,

Well, Let's see... Can I give you a short form and fake SSN?

:) this is my smiling face.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Yes indeed you just don't know about who you might be friends with be it John and Jane Cyber Fake online friends designed to sway the public or not, well I'll keep this is mind.

I recently read by 2040 something computers and artificial intelligence will surpass human abilities... Hmmm you've pointed out this maybe a new and progressive trend.

Great and thought provoking read! :) Katie


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Katie,

They can brag all they want, but some software and a computer will never be able to enjoy my beer gravy and mashed potatoes! Which means more for us!

- Harlan


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, well they can spy on me if they want to, they will be so bored they will fall asleep! lol and to be quite honest, I have the policy of never trusting anybody, it works out great, but my brother is getting fed up of me asking him for ID!


The Weatherman 5 years ago

Hmmmm... I had not ever really thought of that. Perhaps this is why I get several new "friend requests" per week on Microsoft/Hotmail/Live Spaces. I have repeatedly denied all of them and have even contacted Microsoft about it. A strange, but fitting, thought I have had related to this is that Google IS the CIA. Not just a contractor.


The Weatherman 5 years ago

Just one more thought on this... and I am not discounting your thoery...just a thought for you. Why would an "intel agency" bother creating these "bots" as it were, when they already have full access to just be on anybody's computer - anytime without detection? Eh, kinda just thought of an answer to that... but what say you?


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Weatherman,

because as the bot interacts with you or whoever over time it continually mines data from you. Who are all your contacts? Ages, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, dates and times of events, when did you graduate high school? Where? Oh... lets see... ahh look I see this person was your classmate... etc etc., before you know it they have a very detailed file all about you and who you hand out with.

Did you know when you apply for a loan today, one of the first things the bank does is check your Facebook page to see who your friends are. They check to see if any of your friends are deadbeats. What if one day big business sets up a database in cooperation with government to access this information much like they do your credit report? Some employers will not hire you based on your credit report, even if your problems were due to economic greed like huge investment firms stealing billions of dollars etc.

Anyway, its food for thought. Thank you for the engaging questions.

- Harlan


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wheelinallover 5 years ago from Central United States

How about a little George Orwell, big brother has been watching us since 1984, he's just getting better at it. In my life it doesn't matter. If I don't like what someone tells me I tell them where to get off. Other than Hub pages I can't be buried much deeper than I am on the net. Until they bury me for real I will always be a pain in someone's backside. So send in the cyber friends I am ready. LOL


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

I believe 1984 is when the car companies started making cars that could be shut down by the cops with some pointing electrical device. Cars made before that - can not. Funny, congress has presented a bill every year to ban cars made before 1984, they haven't passed it yet, but every year - there it is.


wheelinallover 5 years ago

Guess the shut off the car thing won't matter long soon no one will be able to drive anything built before 1984, or the ones built after for that matter. LOL Time to get a horse. LOL I really think the Amish people have had the right idea all along. Stay off the grid and don't own cars, horse drawn buggies can't outrun the police but if you live Amish there is no reason to worry.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Wheelin'

We (and the Amish) wont have to worry until they line us up and say here, put this 666 in your hand or in you forehead or loose your head. Not sure what I will do physically, but I know I wont take the mark. After that is anyone's guess. But if I know me, they will have to hunt me down in the mountains somewhere, and they better be pretty good at it, cause I have spent a life time doing it. hehe.

- Harlan


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

Yeah I've had fake friends before online. But I think they really are human. As far as software programs, well, that's an invasion of privacy, the way I see it, and should be unlawful.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Brenda,

That's a really good point and I completely agree with that!

Thank you for stopping by!

- Harlan


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Ivorwen 5 years ago from Hither and Yonder

This is very interesting. It doesn't really surprise me, but I seriously doubt a friend could ever sway my political persuasion. Especially a fake friend.

I find it more worrisome that a bank would check to see who my friends on facebook are. I'm not responsible for the way people I went to kindergarten with live.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Great Points Ivorwen, I feel the same way.

However, I do not do social sites.

They are as bad if not worse than games that suck up all your time - another hard lesson learned!

Thank you for commenting.

- Harlan


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wheelinallover 5 years ago from Central United States

After reading this again, I am just sitting here waiting for my credit score to go through the floor. I don't think I know anyone who pays all their bills on time. Never stopped me from doing it though.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

If you've read any of my stuff then you might suspect that I have some of those fake "government" friends watching over me.

Good job. Up and useful.

LMAO

The Frog


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onaolapo1 5 years ago from USA

Hello Harlan

This is a wonderful article. It is very educating and entertaining. I am really glad I found it.

Your Friend

Prince Onaolapo Adeyemi.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Prince,

I enjoy your comments and your hubs too!

Thank you my friend,

- Best wishes

- Harlan... maybe.... ha ha


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onaolapo1 5 years ago from USA

I appreciate your warm welcome and encouraging words. I'll make sure I forward your hubs to all my friends on Facebook.

Till then

It's bye for now.


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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Ha Ha already though they were on our trail anyway, censoring everything we say and do on the internet, and isn't that what really facebook, my space, and all the social work sites for to monitor what we think, and say, spy, and deterimine what we are all about. lol


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Prince - thank you my friend. I would do the same but I have no friend yet on Facebook. I just signed up!

Hattiemattie: Yes I agree- I was thinking earlier - what the word "web" really means... think of it in terms of a spider and YOU are on the "web".

- Harlan


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Harlan - I Hub mailed you my FB home page link. Welcome friend.

The Frog


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

I'll check it out,

Thanks!

- Harlan


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

It is quite scary.

Lately, facebook has had an alert at the sidebar telling me I'm not secure enough and if I add my address and phone number my profile will be better protected. I'm not sure how they think giving them more personal information will make me more secure. I'm not giving it to them. There is no reason they should ever need that information especially now that they are connected with every other site that lets them see my facebook information.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

I have decided the best way to be on the web, is with all fake information. I am on facebook with a fake name, fake address, even set up a gmail account with a fake name. There are very few people I want to know who I am and they do. That's good enough for me. I fear all of these various "community" websites are all about collecting information on you - mostly so they can market to you - but still.

Oh Look, Pamela likes Bounty towels and she uses Super suds laundry detergent oh ... and look, she has x number of kids, ages this and that, and here is her email - lets send her all these great offers for our other products too! You get the idea... but I agree with you - they don't need that.

- Thanks for stopping by Pamela, I downloaded a little spybot on your computer and am now following you on the web! LOL! Pffff I can barely run windows, I am the least of anyone's worries. HA!

- Harlan


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

lol I too use a pseudonym online. The less they know the better.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

lol exactly!


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wheelinallover 5 years ago from Central United States

Harlan I really have a bot that follows me around, its a program inside my computer that captures any link I click on. It only sends the link, not as far as I know, anything I do once I am on the link. I know its there and allow it to stay because of the perks that come with it. It originates in Germany so the US is gaining nothing from it. LOL


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sunflowerbucky 5 years ago from Small Town, USA

This disturbs me greatly. However, on the other hand, the people ignorant enough to add anyone and everyone to their "friends" list are inviting this type of behavior, as are the ones who fail to use or understand the privacy settings on these sites. Ever noticed that teachers, law enforcers and military people either refuse to use these social networking sites, or if they do, they keep their privacy settings at a high level. Ever wonder why they do that? I am quite convinced, however that even if you have your privacy set to high, they can still see it. I have a rather opinionated big mouth, and I have had more than one politically charged statement on FB mysteriously disappear. I imagine most people would crap a purple twinkie if they knew how much the government knows about them and watches in their lives. Even more alarming is how many people practically send them an engraved invitation. Voted "up, useful" and shared on FB.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

LOL I am laughing so hard... whoa look, a purple twinkie!

Still, these are good points, If you think no one is building a huge file on you, you have your head in the sand. Thanks for the great reply!

- Harlan


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Jangaplanet 5 years ago

This is an awseome hub. I believe this 100%!Big brother might be watching us but im watching them right back...Great hub thanks for sharing.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Yea they think they are so sneaky, but what they don't understand is THEY work for us, we are in charge! HA!

Thanks for reading!

- Harlan


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Great hub, lots to think about! God is in control!!


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andromida 5 years ago

Great information.The first time I bought hosting from a site,I had to check by asking random questions if I am talking to a real person.


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KNOWLEDGESEEKER79 5 years ago from APPOMATTOX V.A.

GREAT HUB!...Very informative and also scary it brings to mind someone I ran across FB who after having a few conversations with made me very suspicious of them...I felt they were trying to entrap me in some kind of way by the things they were saying...now after reading this I wonder if they could have been a govt stooge...smh....what is this world coming to! Keep up the good work by keeping us informed.


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iskra1916 5 years ago from Belfast, Ireland.

Interesting article!

I posted it on our forum so it should generate some interest


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Iskra1916,

Thank you for posting that, my readership is climbing already! Much appreciated.

- Harlan


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

Harlan said, "Yea they think they are so sneaky, but what they don't understand is THEY work for us, we are in charge! HA!"

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Contraire...contraire! "They" don't work for us and "They" never have and "They" never will. We are just a vast herd of cash cows who provide the elite with power, privilege and prosperity. We don't vote them into office and we cannot vote them out.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains Author

Oh Contrariwise again my friend, until we the people stand up and realize, yes, yes we are in charge - then we will simply be the cash cows of which you speak. I for one refuse to play along with their game. I be their Master, they be my servant - I insist, and so should everyone else. LOL - Harlan.


Lone Ranger 5 years ago

Oh contraire infinity, my friend, the realization that "they" have never worked for us and "they" never will is a gold nugget of truth.

Now, I will agree that Americans can take charge, but we will have to clean house and replace all the "they" personnel. But, how are we going to replace them, and please don't tell me you subscribe to Oprah's THE SECRET: If you believe something hard enough and you want it bad enough...it will happen.

Perhaps I suffer from the lack of imagination, but I just don't see how this change will take place peacefully and even with the onset of advanced age, I still remember the travesty of the Contract with America back in 1994 with Newt Gingding and all those fresh, Republican faces in Congress, yet they too, laid a rotten egg, just like all the ugly ducks before them and all those that came after them. Same old cow-pie...different day!

Peace be with you. - L.R.

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