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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.
14th Jul '16 12:14:52 PM mcgrew
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClarkTheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'', a bad guy has tapped into Lois's eyes and ears, so he can see and hear everything and orders her to break up with Clark. She manages to scribble a note behind her back to warn him.

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* In ''Series/LoisAndClarkTheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'', ''Series/LoisAndClark'', a bad guy has tapped into Lois's eyes and ears, so he can see and hear everything and orders her to break up with Clark. She manages to scribble a note behind her back to warn him.
25th Jun '16 5:51:02 PM Nejiiuyn
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* Sasuke did this in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' by giving his teammates a long and complicated password that the real Naruto would never be able to remember. They get separated soon after, and when they next see Naruto, he gives the correct password, and Sasuke correctly assumes this Naruto is an impostor using illusion magic who had been eavesdropping earlier.

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* Sasuke did this in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' by giving his teammates a long and complicated password that the real Naruto would never be able to remember. They get separated soon after, and when they next see Naruto, he gives the correct password, and Sasuke correctly assumes this Naruto is an impostor using illusion magic Transformation Jutsu who had been eavesdropping earlier.
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