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posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 5:35 PM on August 17, 2010


Gah, did it truncate? I looked at it pretty carefully to make sure it didn't.
posted by scalefree at 5:36 PM on August 17, 2010


Link needs a-fixin'.
posted by crapmatic at 5:36 PM on August 17, 2010


Put the link here, then flag your post as "HTML/Display Error." It will be fixed by the magical post faeries.
posted by koeselitz at 5:37 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication is confidential, may be privileged and is meant only for the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender ASAP and delete this message from your system.
posted by Nelson at 5:37 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Here's the full link. Mods please fix?
posted by scalefree at 5:38 PM on August 17, 2010


2,720 is a lot of results. Anything good in there?
posted by box at 5:40 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I fixed the link.
posted by mathowie at 5:40 PM on August 17, 2010


Oops, 351 when limited to .gov. That's still a lot of results, though.
posted by box at 5:40 PM on August 17, 2010


There's lots of permutations, you can replace site:gov with site:gov.[your favorite country TLD] or the text with "[Company Name] Confidential".
posted by scalefree at 5:43 PM on August 17, 2010


box: "2,720 is a lot of results. Anything good in there?"

You can search within these results.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:43 PM on August 17, 2010


Is any of this stuff sensitive or significant, or it just a bunch of uninteresting interdepartmental documents with standard boilerplate in the page footers?
posted by Gator at 5:44 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


On the first page, I see a FAQ and a document that contains the phrase "Nothing in this document is confidential." On the second page, I see things like blank .pdf medical-release and disabled-parking-placard forms.

Not to sound lazy, but is there anything in the remaining 330 results to get outraged about?
posted by box at 5:44 PM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Heh Letting the Sunlight into the Dollars: Developing a Transparent Business Case that builds true Accountability

Interestingly, the slides were produced by the government contractor Booz Allen.
posted by delmoi at 5:44 PM on August 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


Metaleaks
posted by the noob at 5:48 PM on August 17, 2010 [15 favorites]


A lot of those are just the booklet for the new album, "Classified", by my indie band, "This document is confidential".
posted by qvantamon at 5:54 PM on August 17, 2010 [7 favorites]


I was laughing at seeing some internal powerpoint from a KPMG accountant suggesting how to invest.
posted by mathowie at 5:55 PM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Something about the banality of evil PowerPoint.
posted by Babblesort at 5:56 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think it makes the lawyers happy if you just use the right Confidential template at all, even if it doesn't apply.
posted by smackfu at 5:57 PM on August 17, 2010


A lot of those are just the booklet for the new album, "Classified", by my indie band, "This document is confidential".

I've always wanted to release a movie called "Security Device Enclosed" just to see what happens when it goes on sale as a DVD.
posted by griphus at 5:59 PM on August 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's been awhile since I tried it but I once got much lulz form googling the phrase "proprietary source code."
posted by localroger at 6:04 PM on August 17, 2010


This document's creator doesn't understand the Internet.
posted by tommasz at 6:09 PM on August 17, 2010


"encrypted.google.com"?
posted by DU at 6:11 PM on August 17, 2010


that's the domain you get when you do a HTTPS search instead of HTTP.
posted by GuyZero at 6:14 PM on August 17, 2010


"encrypted.google.com"?

encrypted.google.com.
posted by scalefree at 6:14 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


When not restricted to site:.gov, there are a lot more results.
posted by zarq at 6:15 PM on August 17, 2010


No one in Special Plans refers to themselves or the office as “the Cabal.”
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:15 PM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

Except when you post it to a public forum.
posted by infinitefloatingbrains at 6:16 PM on August 17, 2010


No one in Special Plans refers to themselves or the office as “the Cabal.”

There is no cabal. Please forget you ever heard it mentioned.


Two by two. Hands of blue.
posted by zarq at 6:24 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bwahaha, the Senior Vice President of Atmel Corporation wrote an all-Comic Sans letter [pg. 2] to Dick Cheney... and CC'd Bill O'Reilly. Includes "gratuitous" use of "quotation" marks that only gets more "hilarious" as the letter "rambles on."

Atmel Corporation: The issue is ENERGY!!
posted by Rhaomi at 6:25 PM on August 17, 2010 [9 favorites]


With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

Google: Preventing anyone but Google from storing your search terms.
posted by DU at 6:27 PM on August 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'll name my band "Post No Bills."

We'll have instant publicity in every American city.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:32 PM on August 17, 2010


Found some stuff, again from Booz Allen, that is useful background in my line of business. Neat!
posted by clicking the 'Post Comment' button at 6:35 PM on August 17, 2010


delmoi: "Letting the Sunlight into ... " dated May, 2010. That's transparency!
posted by mwhybark at 6:37 PM on August 17, 2010


We'll have instant publicity in every American city.

FTFY. I saw my first "Post No Bills" sign in Trinidad. Lived in NOLA for nearly 40 years and did some travelling without ever seeing one.
posted by localroger at 6:39 PM on August 17, 2010


where the penis photos at
posted by Greg Nog at 6:48 PM on August 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'll name my band "Post No Bills."

My band is called "CLOSED Due to Liquor License Violation." We seem to have a really hard time getting gigs... Maybe we need a different drummer...
posted by namasaya at 6:49 PM on August 17, 2010 [7 favorites]


I've always wanted to release a movie called "Security Device Enclosed" just to see what happens when it goes on sale as a DVD.

They still sell DVDs? I'd suggest calling it "Download This Torrent Using Magnet Link Here."
posted by incessant at 6:49 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one who added their company name to the search?

I found this slightly more funny and slightly less funny when I it came up blank.

I know we have templates that have this phrase in them that contain information that we really don't care if they are confidential. But I really like to think that if we posted them online we'd remove that -- just to not look so stupid.

I like to think that. But I didn't count on it enough to not do a search.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:59 PM on August 17, 2010


Anal.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:03 PM on August 17, 2010


Ten years ago, I found some "Sun Proprietary/Confidential - Need to Know" documents via the search engine on their own web site, downloaded said documents, and published them on my web site.

2-3 weeks later, I got a nice FedEx package from one of their attorneys, threatening a lawsuit. Here's that story along with the outcome.

The system they sent me as a "Thanks for being so easy to work all this out with" gift? I used "sosumi" as the hostname.
posted by mrbill at 7:05 PM on August 17, 2010 [12 favorites]


Bwahaha, the Senior Vice President of Atmel Corporation wrote an all-Comic Sans letter [pg. 2] to Dick Cheney...

As someone who uses AVR cores in just about all his projects, may I just ask WTF? I am printing this out in the morning and posting it everywhere I that I can get scotch tape to stick. Seriously, I am going to completely Martin Luther this shit up.

Well, to be fair, we're switching to ARM chips anyway.
posted by phooky at 7:36 PM on August 17, 2010


I got sent this link by someone here, for my government department. The documents with that statement on them were not in any sense confidential, that was jsut bit put on the doc by a consultant trying to sound all hip and bureaucraty.
posted by wilful at 7:44 PM on August 17, 2010


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I guess there's a reason some things are confidential.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:50 PM on August 17, 2010


Semi-related: I seem to recall seeing a comment on MeFi years ago that described a search string one could put into Google Video to find footage from security cameras. Unfortunately, I can't remember it now - anyone?
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 9:26 PM on August 17, 2010


Here's the post, punchdrunkhistory.
posted by The Pusher Robot at 9:40 PM on August 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I did the same, MCMikeNamara. Only, I met with around 60 results for my company and my head met the desk.
posted by notionoriety at 12:28 AM on August 18, 2010


hahahahaha
posted by bardophile at 2:28 AM on August 18, 2010


My band is called "CLOSED Due to Liquor License Violation." We seem to have a really hard time getting gigs...
posted by namasaya at 2:49 AM on August 18


My band is called "Secret Radiohead Gig" and we pack every place we play.
posted by Decani at 3:14 AM on August 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


FLEE ALL IS DISCOVERED
posted by jquinby at 6:42 AM on August 18, 2010


Using this trick with site:tw is one (sometimes effective) way to find datasheets for computer hardware when you need them.
posted by atbash at 12:39 PM on August 18, 2010


mrbill, I'm pretty sure I've got a hard copy of those exact documents that they handed me at LinuxExpo in '99.
posted by atbash at 12:44 PM on August 18, 2010


wow! this is awesome. will definitely use this search to see if i can come across real secrets. did y'all see the Bernie Madoff evidence?
posted by liza at 8:40 PM on August 18, 2010


People will do anything to get folks to read their boring memos.
posted by msalt at 8:45 PM on August 18, 2010


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