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#1 jcollege


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 07:59 PM

So I might have done some minor things that have led to me being investigated, nothing related to computers.  But for the past few months, I have been receiving alerts from Facebook that I am logging in from an IP located in Herndon, Virginia but I live in New York State. 


So, I am thinking that my ISP is Time Warner which is headquartered in Herndon, VA. 


But usually my computer should log-in from the nearest local node location, not from Virginia.


Am I correct in thinking that my facebook and gmail accounts are being monitored by my ISP for law enforcement?


Would there be another reason that my Log-ins would come from another State? 

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

Quite often IP's list their owners registered location, i.e. your TWC in Herndon VA.

Go here: http://www.ip-address.org/lookup/ip-locator.php in the upper right hand corner it will show you your IP. Then copy that IP and put it in the look up box. That should give you your 'local node' information not the b2b owner info you're seeing.

If you're actually being investigated they aren't going to tip their hand like this. Your IP info would be spoofed and you would likely never actually know.

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