Wiretapping the Secret Service can be easy and fun | Bryan Seely | TEDxKirkland

  • Опубликовано: 4 май 2015
  • In 2014, Bryan Seely hacked the Secret Service and the FBI, and then turned himself in to alert authorities to the problem. He'll tell you what you can do about it in his very entertaining talk.
    Bryan Seely has garnered a great deal of national attention in the last year. He recognized there were some critical problems with the websites we use most often. He learned that not only is our personal security threatened, but so is our national security. To prove his point, Seely hacked the Secret Service and the FBI last year, and then turned himself in to alert authorities to the problem. He'll tell you what you can do about it in his very entertaining talk.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • Keith Winget
    Keith Winget 12 часов назад

    Oh, neat this video came floating around into my Tedx Talks playlist seemingly at random. I wonder if that has anything to do with Google finally having fixed the issue? Should I Google it? Could I even trust the results I'd find if I did?

  • Christopher Dvorak
    Christopher Dvorak 12 часов назад

    14:41 "pay Google" made my Assistant make up lol

  • cody sorensen
    cody sorensen День назад

    Ya, there's way too much information on the internet about almost every individual or organization on earth. I could find someone's location who stole my identity and tried to pull money from my account. It's all know how now days. That actually happened to me and I was surprised how easy it was to find the server and the region then the zip code and direct building they were working out if using Google maps for the visual.

  • west side
    west side День назад +1

    Mr. Bryan Seely, if you ever read this message, I wanna let you know that I laughed.
    I laughed.
    A lot.

  • Attorney Ron Frey
    Attorney Ron Frey 4 дня назад

    The risks he took were extremely courageous. His freedom was truly at stake.

  • Thomas T
    Thomas T 5 дней назад

    Someone re-up this vid with the sound of crickets chirping after every joke

  • Emily Morgan
    Emily Morgan 5 дней назад

    People that aren't tech geeks believe tech works the way they are told without any diversions. It makes me sick that you were treated as a criminal. You didn't have to even show them. If you had been a member of the press, you could have just claimed a source you couldn't disclose, until a, "leaker," or "whistleblower," was blamed. The kind of torture leakers are put through, by the end of an interrogation, they believe they may have done it, too. They needed to give you a job, not a hard time.

  • Paul Brasier
    Paul Brasier 9 дней назад

    He wants to be funny so bad, no timing, no appeal to his crowd.

    • Jimmy Thornseed
      Jimmy Thornseed 8 дней назад

      tbf, it coulda been much worse. Audience was likely made of boring stiff-neck people like him too.

  • Brian D. Stone
    Brian D. Stone 10 дней назад


  • L M
    L M 13 дней назад

    My wife, grandmother and sister are not scam locksmiths.

  • Donee@AwEs0me
    Donee@AwEs0me 14 дней назад


  • Sachin Bhandarkar
    Sachin Bhandarkar 16 дней назад

    Does google really get $25 for one ad click? I always thought it was a few cents.

  • Scorpio Justice
    Scorpio Justice 16 дней назад

    *You ARE a hero, as far as I'm concerned! I've been aware of this problem for a while; the fact that you have stepped up, and are addressing it is fantastic.*

  • TacoCrisis
    TacoCrisis 16 дней назад

    How is nobody laughing except for like 5 people?!

    • TacoCrisis
      TacoCrisis 4 дня назад

      +Jimmy Thornseed Oh that's why!

    • Jimmy Thornseed
      Jimmy Thornseed 8 дней назад

      Its full of boring security people even more stiff-necked than him.

  • Johannes Vollmer
    Johannes Vollmer 17 дней назад

    Why not setup a fake phone number for Google and let them feel what they do?

  • Scaredy Cat
    Scaredy Cat 18 дней назад

    4.27 I've had this happen when I locked my keys in my car and 2am in Santa Monica, CA they advertised $50, said $50 on the phone then scammed me for $275

  • eequalsmcdonald
    eequalsmcdonald 19 дней назад

    the audience laughs at the Nixon bit.

  • ZaXXoN Fygar
    ZaXXoN Fygar 20 дней назад +1

    Pretty sure Google isn't involved with Musk's SpaceX...

  • jackybaby1999
    jackybaby1999 20 дней назад

    Outrageous, Google.

  • Kolibri
    Kolibri 20 дней назад

    Time to go on Bing

  • TheSaifear
    TheSaifear 21 день назад

    now i feel much better about my adblocker :D, fix it and i might start watching ads again.. perhaps

  • Johnny Rep
    Johnny Rep 22 дня назад

    "Edward's Snow Den"... Love it!

  • DukeOfEarle88
    DukeOfEarle88 24 дня назад

    They probably laughed at him because that was the public number he was recording. Something like recording conversation between the night manager and bell-hop at a best western.

  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby 26 дней назад

    What a bootlicker. Sad. Oh wait....he did say he was a marine.....that explains everything

  • deejaylx95
    deejaylx95 28 дней назад

    When he says "pay google" @14:41, my phone thinks i say hey google and opens up 😂😂😂 that had to be planned lmao

  • William Reffett
    William Reffett 28 дней назад

    I literally have evidence about this exact problem that he is talking about. I also have evidence of fake websites. It is causing me lots of problems. this isn't a joking matter!

  • Chris Hanline
    Chris Hanline 29 дней назад

    Every single person on the production team of this talk: *"STAY ON THE RED CIRCLE"*

  • collinsplanet
    collinsplanet Месяц назад

    so he didn't wiretap the secret service. he just added a fake point on google maps and someone just searched for the specific branch he added and they called that number and that number forwarded it to the real one. they should have put him in jail why did he get a ted talk?

  • sonicgauge1
    sonicgauge1 Месяц назад

    Well, duh!

  • bob2nifty
    bob2nifty Месяц назад

    cool guy

  • The Dweeb
    The Dweeb Месяц назад

    What 1.2k assholes would give this a thumbs down? Google employees?

  • Elena S
    Elena S Месяц назад

    Tough crowd

  • Nebula
    Nebula Месяц назад

    Tough crowd.

  • Diego Sanchez
    Diego Sanchez Месяц назад +1

    cahotic good

  • Matevž Ozvatič
    Matevž Ozvatič Месяц назад

    0:43 Why didn't the audience throw up laughing?!

  • The Killer Crafter
    The Killer Crafter Месяц назад

    google lied to the secret service....oh well, they deserve that 200 year jail time

  • Joshua Sykes
    Joshua Sykes Месяц назад

    "Now don't get me wrong, I love Google. I use their Gmail service, I love the way they invest, their clean energy, SpaceX,..." ... 😏😆

  • tiporari
    tiporari Месяц назад

    Never going to happen.

  • Subscribe to Pewdiepie
    Subscribe to Pewdiepie Месяц назад

    The secret service
    It isnt really that secret

  • Marc Harrison
    Marc Harrison Месяц назад

    I’m going to end up in a bag, in a river somewhere.... I’m afraid to google his name to she if he was prophetic...

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M Месяц назад

    Bryan Seely; thank you for your service! This is very interesting and eye-opening.

  • Calvin Eaton
    Calvin Eaton Месяц назад

    um, dont pay them. simple.

    • Jimmy Thornseed
      Jimmy Thornseed 8 дней назад

      Better yet, laugh at them for coming out a 2AM to the ghetto and expecting you to pay. I'd do it for fun.

  • Not Urbusiness
    Not Urbusiness Месяц назад

    Funny how secret Services think they know how the tools they operate with work and how to use what they are allowed to do to its full potential, but a normal everyday guy with some balls can use the system they are more familiar with more effectively then they can, not only to help the secret service, but all the people that depend on the work of secret Services, and i include everything from the cia to the mi5 in this

  • Steve S
    Steve S Месяц назад

    Get serviced for 15 bucks and not even leave without a hand...shake. Harsh reality

  • David Hickey
    David Hickey Месяц назад

    I wish there was a followup talk by this speaker. @Ted make it happen!

  • ChiefStyn
    ChiefStyn Месяц назад

    SpaceX is google?

    • Adrian -Otto-
      Adrian -Otto- 15 дней назад

      No, SpaceX is Elon Musk's company, not one of Alphabet's.

  • mc2w
    mc2w Месяц назад

    I don't get the story. when the secret service were calling the washington office, they needed to look up the (fake) number on google?? or else how was he able to incercept?

  • Precision English
    Precision English Месяц назад

    Hi 👋 email address to deposit money 💰 was your name on my invoice that you sent me that email 📧 was your name on your Facebook account so sorry 😐 I was wondering if you’re interested or not I can send you some of your rent check in my bank account and deposit money Back is that a way to rent it to you get my rent check out and I’ll deposit money 💴 I don’t need you to pay 💰 it is a very important part of my life and I’m sorry 😐 I didn’t get to work until you said I was told that you’re not having a good night 😘🌙😴💤 day is the way to get to me and then you can get money 💵 is your time for me to be done ✅ I love my family and I love ❤️ new money 💵 backpack 🎒 is the way you can get the money back to me and then we can have a drink 🥃 fronts the start up and then we get the same children 👶 I was just wondering how much money 💵 I have to be a very happy 😃 I love 💗 you know what you’re doing for the night order the stuff I want to go buy the money 💰 is that the way that we get to rent check out the paperwork for that money 💴 I need a new app for the first place I want to rent it for me to rent it I don’t know if it’s a bad idea 💡 🏬 I have a couple of children 👶 I know how to get you a little bit of money 💰 would you like to come what we can do nowadays we don’t need any more people like you to be a lot of money 💵 I know that you’re a great person but I’m sorry 😐 I didn’t know how much you were talking to me about the stuff you were going through so I’ll send them back to you when I’m done ✅ I don’t need you to be a very important part in my email 📧 Beyond Baroque has been like an amazing year of our generation in the same place as the last week in our last post office 🏤 this week is the most important thing that we can do for the rest of your life in your own mind to be able to make your money 💰 this is your way of getting your rent out of the way that you have committed to it haha 😆 has been an opportunity to be the one ☝️ you know that we are not all that you are doing right away but we don’t need you for that reason we are not going through this very important and you are not really the right person to be able to make the deposit money when we are in a rent car 🚘 is a way of getting rent money 💴 I don’t need a deposit so sorry 😐 is my last day to go back and deposit money 💰 is my address I need to know how much money you rent and rent check in and deposit money 💰 were the paperwork that money 💵 you want you know if I get to deposit that check to get the deposit back from your bank 🏦 you get the money back to you and then we have money 💰 is a time of year to rent a car 🚙 I don’t know 🤷‍♂️ I was told that you would be able to do a lot more money 💰 is that you can do it if you’re interested in going out for dinner 🥘 is your birthday 🍰 is your address I have been to Venice this week for you over there 👉 is your birthday 🎂 is that a way to be able to get your money from you for your rent money and deposit money 💴 is a great day for me and you can was a great I was wondering if you can come over to the store 🏬 I would like you to go buy some food 🥘 I don’t have any money to rent check in my bank 🏦 I need money for the deposit money 💵 is that a good deal on that one ☝️ I have a I have known for years to get it done ✅

  • Gary Gesell
    Gary Gesell Месяц назад

    This is the quietest yes talk I've ever heard... And he had jokes

  • Thr Pins
    Thr Pins Месяц назад

    I never use sponsored or ad links never a good idea

  • Sawan Patwari
    Sawan Patwari Месяц назад

    keep up the good work!

  • Glenn Quagmire
    Glenn Quagmire Месяц назад

    It is Jan. 02, 2019 now. I just received another call from Google Verification to advertise my business that I have told them repeatedly I do NOT want to be advertised with them. They called about 20 times in 2018. What an odd coincidence I watched this video right after they called.

  • Connor Mitchelson
    Connor Mitchelson Месяц назад

    2019 is this stuff still accurate ? checks google maps yep Edward's snow den still in oval office. Why not just rehijack the secret service or FBI tell them like "errrr guys i errrrr tried kinda got your calls again i think you need to talk to google again"

  • Sprite clean
    Sprite clean Месяц назад

    So if u click the ad 1000 times do they have to pay google 25k

  • Evelon
    Evelon Месяц назад

    Great guy (hero). Great humor. Cold crowd.

  • MrMus TangMan
    MrMus TangMan Месяц назад

    "Is this mic on.????"

  • Jason P
    Jason P Месяц назад +1

    Lol a locksmith tried that on me. I gave him the advertised rate in cash and asked if he cared to fight about it. Then I got in my car, and drove away.

  • Three Dollar Banjo
    Three Dollar Banjo Месяц назад

    Dude is funnier than lame audience gives him credit.

  • averat84
    averat84 Месяц назад

    I sure hope he's doing well. This man has been through a lot. I don't know him personally, but he had been in my local media in regards to some heartbreaking circumstances you can learn about if you do a Google on him. I'd buy him lunch if I ever happen to run into him.

  • Tom DeLuca
    Tom DeLuca Месяц назад

    I hacked the military once, not on a computer. Notified NCIS about it, nothing happened there. I could probably do it with ease again. Sometimes they just think if one person does it no one else will and they don't have to worry about it. Sad that security can be so laxed sometimes.

  • Tom DeLuca
    Tom DeLuca Месяц назад +3

    bankrupt the advertisers, by running a bot, that finds them and then massive clicks on them so their google bill goes through the roof. Google losing money because the advertiser can't pay will wake google up to fix the problem.

  • Owen Johanson
    Owen Johanson Месяц назад

    So when you called the secret service does that mean you recorded your own call?😂

  • Brandon Crum
    Brandon Crum Месяц назад

    record google phone calls and use it as dirt lol

  • JP V
    JP V Месяц назад

    Jesus Christ guys... LOL

  • THiNk aBoUt it.
    THiNk aBoUt it. Месяц назад

    One of his recorded conversations..
    "I think we're finally in the clear. People aren't talking about 9/11 anymore and somehow people still don't know about building 7 being 'pulled'."

  • maf5693
    maf5693 Месяц назад

    This is a phenomenal Ted talk.

  • Dominic Fastbender
    Dominic Fastbender Месяц назад

    Great job, great speech. When are we going to take back the public square from dangerous monopolists? This is just one small part of a far bigger problem.

  • StripesLauk
    StripesLauk Месяц назад

    This was an excellent Ted Talk

  • bored20024
    bored20024 Месяц назад +1

    Need to write a program to click on ads all day every day and build up a HUGE deficit..:)

  • David Austin
    David Austin Месяц назад +1

    In this day and age it is not politically correct to ask what if its your wife your mother your sister, Its sexist

  • Anna Happen
    Anna Happen 2 месяца назад

    It's been three years. Has ANYTHING at all been done by ANYONE to fix this?

  • hiatus
    hiatus 2 месяца назад

    the crowd makes me want to die

  • q zorn
    q zorn 2 месяца назад

    is the service really a secret??? 8*/ .

  • Nairuulagch
    Nairuulagch 2 месяца назад

    The outcome of his revealing is whether Google or Yellow page please just skip first 5 listings and choose 6th or 7th and you are set to get a possible reliable service!

  • Alex Durst
    Alex Durst 2 месяца назад

    look at the side of his head

  • har oley
    har oley 2 месяца назад

    I was disappointed to hear him say it was satire

  • Falconshadow
    Falconshadow 2 месяца назад

    Is this still happening in 2018?

  • PsychicF
    PsychicF 2 месяца назад

    We are all now on the Secret Service and FBI watch list. Congratulations :)

  • *Gαŧєr73™*
    *Gαŧєr73™* 2 месяца назад

    what a nice channel, love it

  • JEB BY
    JEB BY 2 месяца назад +1

    Next time- Set it up to record Google, then send a copy to Sergei. It would be fixed by days end!

  • Marcel
    Marcel 2 месяца назад

    I think the audio is synced to his mic, therefore it wont pick up the audience reaction. rlx ppl, u can see the same on lots of ted vids.

  • Jonathan Selnes
    Jonathan Selnes 2 месяца назад

    Since when did google own space x? -.^

    • Adrian -Otto-
      Adrian -Otto- 15 дней назад

      No, Alphabet does not own SpaceX. Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002. Google did make an investment along with Fidelity in 2015, but that's a minority interest of less than $1B of $2.25B raised in that round.

  • mahchymk93
    mahchymk93 2 месяца назад

    Did he just mention SpaceX as an example of a google company?

    • Adrian -Otto-
      Adrian -Otto- 15 дней назад

      Yes, he said that, but it's not true. SpaceX is not a Google company. Google did participate in a SpaceX investment in 2015, but it's a minority stake.

  • JCloneD
    JCloneD 2 месяца назад +1

    Thank you for this info man people need to know how easy it is to get scammed, it happens way too much! Google prides themselves on standing against shady business practices and yet made no real attempt to fix this; they've lost a lot of my respect.

  • Duke Makedo
    Duke Makedo 2 месяца назад

    I've seen it without knowing what I saw. I just instinctively keep scrolling thru the top results to reach those with realistic flavor.

  • Bseroj Trbsr
    Bseroj Trbsr 2 месяца назад +1

    What do you reckon that audience was full of high end Google employees/managers to make Ted not push this talk because it wasn't that popular?

  • Bseroj Trbsr
    Bseroj Trbsr 2 месяца назад +1

    Set up bots to spam click all the ads you see?

  • Santiago DeLeon
    Santiago DeLeon 2 месяца назад +1

    There’s a few $15 locksmiths in Lubbock I’ve used twice in the last 10 years...they charged $15 each time.

  • comeatmebro.
    comeatmebro. 2 месяца назад

    It's nice to know cowboys still exist. They just rope electric animals now.

  • Eye of Doom
    Eye of Doom 2 месяца назад

    So basically, we can guarantee that every single secret service phonecall has been hacked and recorded making them the most un-secret service in the world. Lets go onto the dark web and download everything they've said for the last year and then leak bits to the media 😂

  • C K
    C K 2 месяца назад

    It's not just on Google, its all over, eBay and Amazon are also shutting down small business owners too in generally similar ways by blocking or hiding different brands or lower priced items from showing when searching and browsing for products.

  • JPLX Labelle
    JPLX Labelle 2 месяца назад +1

    "..end up in a bag in a river.."
    Sad times. He know' s.

  • donald12998
    donald12998 2 месяца назад

    Has this been fixed?

  • donald12998
    donald12998 2 месяца назад +1

    Are you implying that woman are more likely to fall for scams?

  • shinto666
    shinto666 2 месяца назад

    Not a very good public speaker. And really overblown. He got his 15 minutes...yaaaawn

  • Anthony Sanders
    Anthony Sanders 2 месяца назад

    this more on is trying to be the laughing stock but he is not funny at all, he is just trying to be important by saying that he mingles with Google and the secret service.
    Antonio, the extreme 18 wheeler

  • Katherene Wedic
    Katherene Wedic 2 месяца назад

    I know Google searches, aren't

  • Evan B.
    Evan B. 2 месяца назад

    Someone made a near exact copy of a popular ticket sales website and put it on the ad section of the google search. I got scammed and it sucked.

  • emwhyte
    emwhyte 2 месяца назад +1

    yet another solid argument for an antitrust suit against google

  • Thai Tastic
    Thai Tastic 2 месяца назад

    Is it fixed yet?