If there is a reason why the Patriot needs to be rolled back, it not outright repeatled, the arrest of one woman in Colorado for merely planning in MARRYING someone who might be considered a terrorist, shows just how dengerously vague the "material support to terrorists" law really is.
19-year-old Shannon Connley was arrested for was arrested for what we see as merely chatting with someone online, and then intending to marry him. The man she was to marry is appently with the terrorist group known as ISIS. As a certified nurse, whe was apparently was to work as a nurse there.
Based on this, any woman who, say, for example, marries Edward Snowden could theoretically be charged in a U.S. court. Under these crazy laws, could any woman who marries the infamous Kim Dotcom also be subject to prosecution in a U.S. court?
With this kind of bullshit, how can you protect yourself when using any kind of romance-related chat site. Here are some tips:
1. Use a VPN. Using a VPN that keeps no logs is a good solution. This will prevent the NSA from ever knowing what you are doing if they want to wiretap you. Also a lot of VPNs don't keep logs, it will have all but impossible to trace chats back to you.
2. Use programs like Evidence Eliminator or Killdisk. These programs totrally overwrite all the empty space on a hard disk, rendering even the best police forensic tools These tools guaranteee that what IS eraaed, STAYS erase. Killdisk is the better of two, because it also has a mode that totally, and we mean TOTALLY erases a hard disk, including all partition data, to make it all but IMPOSSIBLE to know it was ever used on that disk. If you are in Canada, Britain, or Australia, this is the better choice, because of "perversion of the course of justice" statues that far mroe broader in their definition of obstructing justice, than in the United States.
3. If the chat site is using a Java or LightIRC chat client, you can use Tor on that one. Tor works by bouncing your traffic all over the world ranomly.