I always feel like sombody is watching me...
I was watching the video lecture on networking from Harvard's extension school. In lecture 5 there is mention of using "trace route" to map the exact boxes your web page signal (or e-mail, etc.) goes through. So, I found this site which does it through a web browser.
To my chagrin, I began to notice that almost all of my web searches was going through
Now, I am sure that this is all a coincidence. I mean, DARPA would not have given such a domestic program of internet surveillance such an obvious name. I mean, that would make life a poorly written B movie.
Still, I wonder….
Google, Yahoo! and AltaVista all went through DC.
As for e-mail. My local college account did not go to DC. AOL, though, did. Well, actually
Again, I may just be paranoid. After all, why would the NSA have to go through their own "cage"(a networking term for a secure location—redundant power sources, secure facility, etc.) in order to monitor. They could do that from anywhere. I mean, these guys are smart…right?