Debbie, you want proof? they show up in the ip logs. I'm not going to post the IPs of the various government agencies that view the site as the last thing we need is for some script kiddy getting it in his head to ddos them. In addition to that there have been members that have been contacted by the police etc about content of their posts.
And it's not just the police watching. Posts have been printed in the toronto star amongst other papers...
You have as much privacy on ASC as you do sitting in your car in traffic with your windows rolled down and talking to your friends through a bull horn. Between the people and computers that sift through the site theres systems out there that monitor the data as it travels over the ineternet - unencrypted. Trust me, ASC sets off alot of red flags for LEO agencies.