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1st Nov '17 6:37:07 PM MiinU
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*''Manga/MakenKi'': Takaki demonstrates [[TheSmartGuy why]] she's Tenbi's [[BigGood chief strategist]] by outwitting Jigoku, after Sui warns her of Jigoku's ability to detect sound across great distances. Then adds that even if they wrote their conversation down, he'd still be able to discern it based on the sound of their penstrokes. So Takaki [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame feeds Jigoku false information]] by using her right hand to write a phony mission brief, while using the index finger of her left hand to relay her real strategy in midair. Gen follows suit, leaving Jigoku none the wiser.
6th Jun '17 6:29:34 AM MadSpy
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[[folder: Live-Active Television]]

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22nd May '17 5:46:01 PM benda
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* Taken to LogicalExtreme in "A Private Eye", short SF story, as it takes place in the future where ''your entire life'' is being constantly taped.
19th May '17 8:16:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Can be used as Number 33 of UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems. Compare FeedTheMole.

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Can be used as Number 33 of UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems. Compare FeedTheMole.
FeedTheMole, contrast IKnowYoureWatchingMe.
20th Apr '17 11:27:09 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the United States, it's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting fake concerns of nonexistent suspicious activity on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.

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* In the United States, it's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting fake concerns of nonexistent suspicious activity on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.like, in the same vein as "Swatting".
11th Jan '17 11:06:48 AM SubjectFive
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* In the United States, it's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.

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* In the United States, it's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting fake concerns of nonexistent suspicious activity on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.
11th Jan '17 11:05:46 AM SubjectFive
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* It's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.

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* It's In the United States, it's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.
11th Jan '17 11:05:13 AM SubjectFive
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*It's a common practice among middle and highschoolers to post misleading updates about fake parties about to happen or are currently happening in order to intentionally mislead police tracking said facebook or twitter posts in the opposite direction of a real party, or just in a random direction for laughs; it's come to be called "Pied Pipering", at least in southern states. It's also common to "weaponize" police by posting on fake accounts to send police or other authority figures to spy on the houses of people the poster doesn't like.
11th Sep '16 9:25:07 AM SteveMB
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* Creator/PennAndTeller's book ''Cruel Tricks For Dear Friends'' includes a sample letter to put on your laptop and pull up when a nosy neighbor reads over your shoulder. It makes it look like you're writing a letter about how you just got out of prison for killing someone who annoyed you by reading over your shoulder, and how you wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
17th Aug '16 7:49:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In JohnGrisham's ''Literature/TheRainmaker,'' Rudy Baylor discovers that the attorneys for the insurance company he's suing have tapped his phone. He considers exposing them, but he realizes he'll never prove they were the ones who did it. Instead, he leaves the tap in place and feeds them false information, making them look like fools in the courtroom and rigging the jury in his favor.

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* In JohnGrisham's Creator/JohnGrisham's ''Literature/TheRainmaker,'' Rudy Baylor discovers that the attorneys for the insurance company he's suing have tapped his phone. He considers exposing them, but he realizes he'll never prove they were the ones who did it. Instead, he leaves the tap in place and feeds them false information, making them look like fools in the courtroom and rigging the jury in his favor.
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