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You Need To Know This For Your Safety

spying on youI was surprised at what I found today on the internet, I don’t know why I was surprised because with how fast technology advances, I had a pretty good idea but I think I was hoping I was wrong.

In the 15 years since I met James technology has made huge advances, My goodness, when I met James sending a photo over the web was still relatively new. When did Facebook start? 2005? text messaging? wasn’t that long ago, cell phones that can take pics and movies,GPS, all of that has been in the last 15 years.

Even though I know James had a tracking device on my work truck, I found the hidden camera, and I know he hacked into my cell after we split I still find it hard to believe he would use a drone to track me or to make my life hell.

I have no idea if the drone sitting outside my window the day of the interview had anything to do with James and I have been thinking I was being paranoid. BUT, the night of the interview my computer started acting up, Skype would not work and it kept saying to download it but it would never let me use it, ask Eddie, we tried for a good amount of time. Then we tried Facebook video chat and my computer wouldn’t let me do it so he tried and it never did come through my laptop, but I have Facebook on my cell phone so my phone rang and we were able to do the interview.

Since that night my laptop has had programs on it I never downloaded, I can not delete Skype, and when I went in to print copies of all my work for my education funding, it is gone. I have gone through my laptop from stem to stern and it is all missing. First off the folder labelled “funding” was empty but I searched through every folder looking for it. nada.

My laptop has been painfully slow and like I said a bunch of programs I never downloaded have appeared. I tried to do a recovery on it and it won’t let me, but I have managed to delete some of the programs, and finally last night got rid of Skype for the last time I hope.

laptop spySo, seeing as this all started happening the day the drone was outside my window I decided to look on the internet and Googled, “Can a drone hack into my PC” What came up sent a chill down my spine. I had no idea it was so easy and so cheap!! One site even gives “spying on your girlfriend” as an example of what you can do with it.

For between $300-$600 anyone can have a drone equipped with the technology to hack into your PC and have total access to everything!! I only went into 3 sites, the last one was a DIY site where they teach you how to build your own drone and what you need to equip it with spy wear. The really scary part is that so far it is totally undetectable.

James is without a doubt techie enough to build it and it would be something he would be totally into. When we were together he always had a remote something, whether it was a car, plane, helicopter and I certainly know from experience that he is into spying.

It could all be a coincidence, but the technology is out there and everyone needs to be aware of how easy it is. Technology can be a good thing, but in the wrong hands it can be deadly and for sure in the hands of a narcissist, it is damn scary.

DIY spyware

Drones can hack into computers

If A Person Was The Paranoid Type

I was sitting at my bar counter in my new comfy Captain’s chair with my laptop at the ready waiting for Eddie to call on Skype for our interview. My notes at my side (which I didn’t look at once through the whole interview), I checked the clock and it was 5 minute to 5, he should be calling any minute. I noticed a humming type sound, like a weed whacker sound, I wasn’t sure how long it had been there but it wasn’t going away and like you know, I live on a boat, my neighbors don’t use weed whackers. I looked out the window and couldn’t see anything but I definitely could hear something, I looked left and right and there was no one out there that I could see and then I looked up and there was a drone, right outside my window. I could see the camera on it and it was pointing right at me, now there are dozens of boats here, but it was right outside my window and I am closest to the shore, there is an empty slip behind me, no one lives on the boat in front of me, I kinda stand alone.

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This is pretty much what it looked like. I didn’t think to take a picture of it looking at me until it was gone of course.

When I looked out the window it took off, I followed it and it disappeared, I searched for the operator and couldn’t see anyone. I didn’t want to leave the boat because I was expecting Eddie’s call. I have a 360 degree view in my boat and in the distance I saw the drone coming back, this time it came from the front, straight down the line of boats and sat directly in front of my boat and hovered (last time it hovered on the side) it sat there for a few seconds if not minutes and then darted off again.

I noticed Eddie had messaged me on Facebook so I checked and he had tried to skype me and it had not worked. I struggled with Skype for gee, I bet 1/2 an hour if not longer and could not get it to work. Nothing worked on my computer, I was signed into Skype, but I could not do anything, Eddie tried to give my instructions but it just kept wanting me to download it again and again and I could never get in because it said wrong username or password. Eddie assured me it was not just me, he has had trouble with Skype every time he used it.

We never did get Skype to work, he suggested i try to video call him through Facebook and that failed also, it said I had to open it in Chrome, but I was in Chrome already, it kept wanting me to download Chrome. I was laughing but getting frustrated by now. So Eddie called me through Facebook and it didn’t come through on my computer but my cell phone rang. We did the interview over the phone and I think it went well.

Eddie was a great interviewer (or whatever you call a radio host, radio talk show host seems long) of course I got off the phone an hour later and all night thought of all the things I wish I would have said but the hour just flew by so fast!!! It was just like talking to friend on the phone. A great first experience being interviewed! Thank you Eddie for putting me so at ease!! He said he will let me know and provide a link but figured he would broadcast it next Tuesday. He said he is interviewing two comic writers and then another two comic writers and wants to put our interview in between them. I said, “Yeah, can’t have things to light and fun, let’s bring everyone down for variety.”

I hope it went as well as I think it did. I don’t think I did much ummmming, but he said he can edit that sort of thing out anyway.

My laptop seems fine today, I haven’t tried to Skype mind you.

It just seemed so strange that the drone showed up right at the time Eddie was scheduled to call and then my laptop refused to work properly, if not for my cell the interview would not have happened. coincidence? who knows. i can’t count how many times when I was with James I told myself, “Oh it was just a coincidence that he was crawling out from under your truck when you went to go work and your brakes failed that morning.” “It was just a coincidence that he text messaged to say “Be careful out there” only minutes before I blew a front tire on the freeway and had to fight to keep the truck on the road with no brakes or power steering because the tire blowing had taken out my brake line. I had just enough brake fluid to get it stopped, all 16,000 pounds of truck and scrap.

BUT I am not a paranoid person, and if by chance James was flying a drone around the marina (and it is something he would do, he loves techie type stuff and always had the latest gadgets) there is not much I can do about it and the interview went ahead as planned just a little later.

Today I have a doctors appointment, I haven’t said anything because it might not be anything but I have something on my arm that they think might be skin cancer and I am getting it cut off and tested today. I have had moles taken off and tested many times, my body is covered in moles, but this one looks different and I am a little nervous about it. Of course I have had to wait a couple of months to get into the specialist and it has gotten bigger and uglier in the meantime. I am sure it is nothing just like all the other times but positive thought certainly never hurt.

See you all tomorrow and in the meantime some reading material, here is a link to Lovefraud’s newest post about the narcissist/sociopath, psychopath popping back into your life claiming to be a changed man.