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Mouse Freeze: Is Obama Campaign Stealing Your Information?
None | May 3, 2012 | Self

Posted on 05/03/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by Jess Kitting

Is the Obama campaign stealing information about you through your computer?

I inadvertently clicked on an Obama ad on Facebook. The ad linked me directly to www.barackobama.com.

I tried to escape the site immediately, but my computer mouse "froze" for about 30 seconds. It wouldn't move at all. I could not click out or do anything but wait.

Just to be sure it wasn't a fluke, I went to the site again (as much as I hated to give the Obama campaign any more "hits"), and the same thing happened: Mouse Freeze.

I am assuming that the Obama site was collecting information about me during that 30 seconds while my mouse was locked in place. Why else would they freeze up my computer while I was on their site?

Can websites you visit put a hold on your mouse, so that you can't move while they gather information from your computer? Is this legal?

I have not experienced this mouse lock-up in the course of normal Internet usage or visiting other sites.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacampaign; obamatheft; obamawebsite; vanity
Computer tech folks, can you offer some insights?

Thanks!

1 posted on 05/03/2012 3:19:59 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting
You're DOOMED!
2 posted on 05/03/2012 3:27:53 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: Jess Kitting

Democrats sense my power and they seek the life essence.
I, uh... I do not avoid Democrats,Mandrake.
But I do deny them my essence.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Jess Kitting

Brain freeze??


4 posted on 05/03/2012 3:33:33 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Jess Kitting

wireless mouse?


5 posted on 05/03/2012 3:34:53 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Jess Kitting

I’d try duplicating your experience, but I’d prefer not to. Sorry.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 3:35:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jess Kitting
Is this legal?

He's a Democrat. Laws do not apply to him. And yes, it sounds like they were downloading to your computer. Hit alt+ctrl+del and hit task manager and see if any programs are running that look strange under "process". If it's a particularly insidious virus running, it will usually appear as a nonsense word such as rurjfglgl.exe...So what you want to do is highlight it and hit End process. There is some crazy stuff they can do to your comp. I had one last year that cut off my internet connection then wouldn't even let me boot up. I had to go line by line booting up then line by line in the system registry deleting and or changing all the crap they changed then deleting eveything on file related. It took me 2 days. If you are a garbage hunter, you'll find a LOT of good computers thrown out for the garbageman just because of that. That's how I got my present one plus my laptop.

7 posted on 05/03/2012 3:36:05 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Jess Kitting

It just sounds like you have a slow internet connection and the Zero site is probably tech intensive and loading the site causes your machine to freeze. That or your computer is loaded with crap like toolbars, ‘browser helpers’, spyware, and etc.

Obama has the NSA at his disposal and with their new facility in Utah they don’t need you to connect to some website to collect your data, that’s ‘old skool’. The idea of this facility is that if you connect to *anything* they can collect your data.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Use Windows Explorer, select C;/ drive, in the search box up top right, type in *cookies*, and see what’s there.

Probably a bunch of folders. Expand them and look at the cookies.

Or if your browser has Tools/Advanced/Cookies, use it to scan the listed cookies for that 0bummer site, and get rid of it. It’s probably put a tracker on your machine, too.

Do you have either Norton 360 or Malwarebytes? You can manually scan for that tracker adware/malware, if Norton didn’t already catch it and quarantine it.

Hard to say what really- happened. Beyond the above steps, I wish I could help you more. I just delete all the above crap, if I don’t recognize it, and start over with friendly sites adding cookies (username/password etc).


9 posted on 05/03/2012 3:37:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Jess Kitting

"Obama's Fault!"

10 posted on 05/03/2012 3:39:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: Jess Kitting
If you use Firefox, try the NoScript add-on.
11 posted on 05/03/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: Jess Kitting
If the label on the cable on the table of your house
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets try to tunnel through another protocol
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn't hash
then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

FR isn't as much fun as it was in the old days when you could only post in Morse code. And it was good enough for us!

12 posted on 05/03/2012 3:46:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jess Kitting
I think it was a fluke.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tomkat

Pull it up in a VM running a Debugging type web browser.

Probably just all the extra Flash crap that they love to “pretty up” a site with that makes sites drag and load slowly if you don’t have enough bandwidth and fast enough PC.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 3:49:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: MeganC

A co-worker told me today, that a couple years ago, he googled what the order of succession is if the president was offed. Just out of curiosity. He said within 5 minutes, his phone was ringing. This is 8th grade civics, but still. Big brother is watching.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 3:50:55 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Jess Kitting

Haven’t been to the Obama re-election site this cycle. My guess is it’s loaded with tons of poorly codded crap to make to make it look pretty and impress the brain dead voters.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by matt04
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To: GraceG; Jess Kitting
Probably just all the extra Flash crap that they love to “pretty up” a site with that makes sites drag and load slowly ..

Yes, that's as likely a culprit as anything.

Jess, you might try going to the Adobe site and check if you maybe need a Flash update.

17 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:30 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: Billthedrill

ROFLMAO! Outstanding!


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:19:24 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Jess Kitting

For the last three or four days, my computer has been doing something strange- when I close a site, I get the little rotating arrow for eight seconds. I’ve never seen that before- I’ve got windows 7 professional and IE9. Has anyone else seen this?


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: Jess Kitting
Mouse Freeze: Is Obama Campaign Stealing Your Information?

Silly boy. Hussein already has a full dossier on everyone here.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Silly boy. Hussein already has a full dossier on everyone here.

Then he knows not to send his goons my way. I've already had enough.
21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Jess Kitting
I'm sad to report that nothing actually froze your mouse. In fact your mouse was perfectly operational for the enire 30 seconds. The fact that you believe that you tried to move the mouse is just a side effect of the mental download. After having visited barackobama.com, I am afraid you have had the zombie gene downloaded directly into your cerebral cortex and will now vote for him in November.

Even as you watch your own hand check the box, you will have no motor function over your body. And then, even as you scream at your hands inside your mind to tear up the ballot, you will begin walking as you hear the command "Forward." And then you will watch as you step in line and hand your ballot in... the nightmare has already begun, you just don't know it yet.

22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:02:48 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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