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eam.watch domain "seizure"
« on: February 23, 2018, 2118 UTC »
> EAM Watch website (allegedly) seized by Department of Homeland Security:
> http://eam.watch/index.html
>
> ?I don't know the backstory on this, or if in fact that this is even real
> (could be hackers or a stunt?). But the EAM Watch link above presently
> defaults to what appears to be a standard American Justice Department image
> claiming seizure of the domain.
>
> I learned about this today via a Reddit thread that can be seen here:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/numberstations/comments/
> 7zmaxf/dhs_seizes_eamwatch_domain/
>
> EAM Watch, as many of you may already know, is a website dedicated to
> monitoring, recording, and reporting on US military Emergency Action
> Messages.
>
> Curt / W9SPY

This was posted to the spooks mailing list. As of around 21:00 utc the site was not back up yet. There is more info posted on the list.

http://eam.watch/index.html

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Re: eam.watch domain "seizure"
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 2255 UTC »
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Everyone:

This is in regards to my earlier email to the list about the alleged
"seizure" of the EAM Watch website, reportedly by American Federal
authorities.

I just spoke to a moderator I know who has spent a lot of time on that
website, has contributed a lot of material to it, and who regularly
participates in chat with other members of EAM Watch.  According to him,
the site owner has said that the website *was not actually seized by the
Federal government*, but was instead, shut down by the site owner himself,
for reasons that seem to be connected to an internal disagreement with a
major contributor to the website's content. (I was sent a confidential
message about this and cannot share much more).

I've also learned that the website will likely be back up by 2200 UTC today.

If I learn more, I'll let you all know. Otherwise, I think that we can all
safely assume that the Feds aren't going to come looking for anyone who
listens to and/or records encrypted and impossible to decrypt information
sent over SSB radio on the public airwaves.

Curt / W9SPY
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Re: eam.watch domain "seizure"
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 2350 UTC »
 The web site is back up when I checked at 2345z.


PLEASE READ!
Firstly, I would like to apologize about the confusion, and stress that this may have caused, but it was in order to assess an internal security concern in regards to one of our “partners” who was providing assistance in the automated recording and transcriptions setup process. I know many people will believe that this was a publicity stunt, but if it were I would not be providing this background now, or further background and screenshots at a later date. I would like to reassure everyone that I have been in control of the domain and website this entire time.
I find it quite amazing how quickly people who claim to provide factual information relay unverified information and proceeded to distance themselves from this community while also removing messages that showed support for this community and what we do.

I would also like to thank those who actually did some research and were questioning the validity of what was going on with so many fairly clear signs pointing to the fact this was not an actual seizure.

My goal is to ensure those who say they support this community truly do, when I get the feeling the community is being used for others purposes, and people are unable to back up their own claims and maintain a single stance through unknown times I have to do the best thing I can to get to the truth.
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Re: eam.watch domain "seizure"
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 1819 UTC »
As for my part, I shall endeavor to maintain a single stance.






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Re: eam.watch domain "seizure"
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 1842 UTC »
> EAM Watch website (allegedly) seized by Department of Homeland Security:
> http://eam.watch/index.html
>
> ?I don't know the backstory on this, or if in fact that this is even real
> (could be hackers or a stunt?). But the EAM Watch link above presently
> defaults to what appears to be a standard American Justice Department image
> claiming seizure of the domain.
>
> I learned about this today via a Reddit thread that can be seen here:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/numberstations/comments/
> 7zmaxf/dhs_seizes_eamwatch_domain/
>
> EAM Watch, as many of you may already know, is a website dedicated to
> monitoring, recording, and reporting on US military Emergency Action
> Messages.
>
> Curt / W9SPY

This was posted to the spooks mailing list. As of around 21:00 utc the site was not back up yet. There is more info posted on the list.

http://eam.watch/index.html

I hesitated for awhile about sending the above notice to the Spooks Newsletter, mainly because something just seemed a bit off about the whole thing, i.e., that I had my doubts that the Feds would actually seize that domain for what they were doing there. But even while having that thought, I still got a tad bit nervous, as I have many recordings of EAMs up on my YouTube channel. Admittedly, I was a tiny bit relieved to learn that this was, for all intent and purpose, a stunt of sorts. Everyone handles things in their own way, but I can say that I wouldn't do something similar.

Curt / W9SPY

 

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