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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

AHuxley Re:Don't know why, but... (158 comments)

They where looked after well by the USA and UK as far as hardware and software went. Lots of nice equipment and top quality West/German staff that got to go on work related trips to the USA to learn more about new US methods.
The problem for real German intelligence is how many of their own staff now work for the US and UK and have done so for decades.
Who did they promote, how far did they get into vital German bureaucracies and the wider German mil.
Germany cannot trust its own staff, the German tested, passed text and voice crypto has issues as used, telco infrastructure or equipment they buy from via the tame USA brands.
Lots of nice overtime for skilled domestic German intelligence watching German staff for long term contacts with other wealthy nations.

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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

AHuxley Re:Germany not responsible for call recordings (158 comments)

The ability to pass back that US calls where not at all secure or where collectable at times, places would have been a good task for any German working for the US with wider German security access.
The spin can be seen as to try and not ask why US communications where not secure...
The spin can be seen as to try and not mention too much about German issues with German staff working for the US.
Beyond that its just Germany collecting all as they where tasked to by the the UK and US gov since the end of ww2.
The only mystery is how many Germans work for the USA and at what levels within the wider German gov and mil.

yesterday
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

AHuxley Re:you do not want it back (82 comments)

Every connection to that device is now databased or waiting to be collected.

2 days ago
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

AHuxley Re:Occam's Razor (82 comments)

Yes just like the Western press did watching East Germany respond to protests. Keep the the media safe, get it out for broadcast.

2 days ago
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

AHuxley Re:Best (82 comments)

Re: "For everyone else"
The problem is you may have to pass that area under cell tracking for some unrelated reason.
Every user that turns their phone off (battery out or turned off) near the tracked protest area will be looked at ie you where educated about tracking and wanted to enter a protest zone without your phone on.
Thats the problem with any cell device. A a vast area of use is reconstructed by gov and mil experts every phone is going to be considered.
Powered on at the protest.
Powered off before entering the protest area.
Walking to or with a person who was at the protest site or also had their phone off in a guilty way near the protest area.
The cell use map will massive over a wide area and over time. To catch people arriving early, late, meeting people or walking to or from an event.
Did they steam, upload media? If so what, where and how and to what network, where they given data to stream further way trying to hide the person who captured the true optics of the event for the press and a wider world.

2 days ago
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

AHuxley Re:Sieg Hall? (84 comments)

Yes wow :)
As for the need to pull young people in your getting close to Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Paramilitary group as with Hitler Youth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The "military training contexts" as mentioned seems to stand out long term, as with the desperate drive for more basic quality science and math and beyond.
The UK seem to have consider the same need for science and to build the ranks of its gov and private sectors with:
GCHQ staff teach 'future spies' in schools (09 March 11)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobi...
The most basic question is why dont they all just pump cash into selective normal academic school funding as is, no questions in the press, test, guide, fund, suggest or scholarship out as needed?
Why the need now for a generation rush to push of "military training contexts" in wider public education? Whats missing or not working now? What is so needed in a few years for an entire generation?

5 days ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

AHuxley Re:So no engineers? Scientists? Designers? (186 comments)

Australia tried so hard with vast test area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... after WW2.
The UK spent big on US equipment ideas and space related tech for its own secure sat https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... option.
Both nations show its kind of hard to get gifts or buy in. Your own staff and production lines have to be set up in sync with your nations own science pace.
India really shows the science advancement option, as it started at the same time, with less and years later shows what can do now as a nation without constant costly outside help.

about a week ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

AHuxley So no engineers? Scientists? Designers? (186 comments)

Lots of nations tried different ways of getting into space. Some like the UK and Australia did deals with the USA.
East Germany looked to the Soviet Union.
Long term the only way for a nation to get into space is to do do India did. Fully understand every aspect of the basic science and have your own hardware and software production, then move onto the next easy stage of space technology.
Other space nations will give you a free ride for the press or sell you tech but will not give away their own hard work.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

AHuxley What if it's a triple whammy (194 comments)

Most spy agencies like to watch a new person as they advance, given small tests, trails, working with their handlers.
Left in place to advance and get to policy setting, overview or trusted command like level decades later without ever been noticed.
Walking in with bulk material for free and having another nation just accept it is a trap many nations have fallen for.
Any material offered might have spy bait mixed in it by default or be pre sorted to fool a nations own staff at different security levels. A nation that is offered this mix of random documents then rushes out to buy super computers, invests in new lasers or scans the skies for projects never started.
Russia has enough of its own trusted well placed people at different levels of other govs globally.
China likes the decades of very advanced education offered for free in other nations. Both outlooks differ from that of the US or UK in bulk instant 'win' of documents bought from people or from signals collected.
The planet wide signals intelligence network is great if your rushed/forced to use tame international telco like networks all the time. Other nations might just use people to travel the world and wait a week or so for a chat in person. Number stations like ideas can push rapid messages out globally.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

AHuxley A second Great Firewall? (194 comments)

Down to the MAC and beyond, onto your own home networks, then a human can take over.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

AHuxley Where the fuck is the EU? (194 comments)

The military commands in the EU nations are having fun driving, sailing, flying and coding advanced US provided platforms and systems at low cost.
All parts of the EU had to offer was a few shared sites with optical and telco interconnects.
Kind of hard to give up on all that free or low cost US export grade equipment over some data on some citizens when the deals where done over decades.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

AHuxley Should we really be worried? (194 comments)

Think of it as an chilling free speech tracking sock puppet without the need to hire staff and have then craft online personas just to find one person a gov/mil finds difficult.
Post the wrong set of words about funding a new war, new backing of freedom fighters, the use of drones in a new entanglement, the sending of boots on the ground.
Your IP, network and OS could then face a series of limited probes until your online life was constructed, ready for a file to be passed to a real human.
Your use of a firewall, AV and encryption would just be seen as fun and be bypassed thanks to tame consumer OS developers or poor quality open source code.
Then you may face the human set "disinformation" or "effects capabilities" psychological operations and information warfare by manipulating social media, spoofing communications from an individual.
In the past you would need a team of humans to interact with an ip, person posting. Now that can happen later after more detail has been gathered - with less human guidance.

about a week ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

AHuxley Re:This is going to do... (79 comments)

It looks after working with ads in English.
It looks after other interested parties looking for expected keywords.

about a week ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

AHuxley Re:Second fastest (98 comments)

Generations of teloc shared sites and the inter connects with other nations would make that entire region worthy of huge gov/mil spending just for their own dual use backhaul. Build a hardened network and the Soviet Union would notice. Dual use and its just very new, early optical. Digital exchanges and other vast network upgrades ensure a better on average regional experience.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

AHuxley Wyvern = Wyrm (306 comments)

New filesystems and databases might show up as less people trust the same old tame providers that decrypt for the US gov as installed.
But the good news for the USA is the data will still have connect with say international billing and other US set global standards.
Thats where a system like this might be fun. You dont have to care what the backend was, just what is sent as known, expected, decrypted data.
Pulling useful data from new bespoke communications streams will be like setting the old standards. You still get to collect it all at some point in on the NSA's global network no matter how fancy nations and firms get internally.
Re 'Why didn't this come up with itself before now?" because it was all like ENIGMA 2.0 - plain text for the USA/UK over decades thanks to tame exported crypto that always had a trap or back door.
Now you have to hunt for fragments of the same messages in strange new net code. The standards are still US set, so you know what your looking for :)

about two weeks ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

AHuxley Re:relevant to national security? (162 comments)

Re "...they're looking for the smart people to put them on watchlists early."
Smart people can be guided into good front companies that feel private sector but get 100% gov contracts.
Smart people can be guided away from eg open source crypto projects before they add large amounts of high quality code for free and tell the world.
Smart people can be guided to open source projects that create large amounts of quality GUI code, games, charity if they want to give "back" to projects.
Its more that a gov wants a feel for its top % of students and hopes they can be shaped into needed sectors of gov/mil work or just safe rewarding private sector work.
All you need is the right university advisor or job seeking options for that top few %. Add that nice car, settle down in a city with a few contracts, buy a home and that smart person is busy for decades.
The lists are more for smart people who may uncover the tools of the surveillance state or bypass the tools of the surveillance state.
The advanced OS, filesystems, crypto efforts are best left to teams with people who are 'turned' or not too questioning.

about two weeks ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

AHuxley Re:What makes them think this is even possible? (162 comments)

Existing testing methods are already in place to offer scholarships, advanced maths, science places and are fully funded.
The new advanced brain scanner idea allows a new group to enjoy new fresh funding too.
You can wait for the right grant to show up or create the tech than induces new funding :)

about two weeks ago
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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

AHuxley Re:Seriously can you blame them (115 comments)

Lots of nations ban all telco products from their secure buildings or block nations for bidding for backhaul, trunk lines for national security. Nations set real hard gov standards eg. consumer grade phone or device can be taken into a gov building or what select brand or version is fully cleared for their bureaucracy. No phone, only one brand of phone for "interoperability" or what meets min encryption standards. Nations have done that for decades. The wider population can still buy a expensive consumer grade phone and enjoy been see with it in park, city, cafe.

about two weeks ago
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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

AHuxley Re:Nonsense (115 comments)

Carrying around, buying or installing another nations signals intelligence equipment is what most nations try to avoid.
Recall GODSURGE, IRONCHEF, IRATEMONKEY, SOMBERKNAVE, VALIDATOR, OLYMPUS, COTTONMOUTH via ANT.
http://cryptome.org/2014/01/ns...
If you like a phone like device you have COTTONMOUTH, CANDYWIRE with some DROPOUTJEEP, TOTEGHOSTLY.
Its not just the hardware as shipped or altered during shipment. Staff turn off a cell phone at a site and then turn it on 'outside' again - even that is interesting.
Other nations understood this risk over years and have the political understanding to push domestic production. A hall with 100's of local whitebox units vs the small. fast, well coded, expensive import.
With your own nations tech you understand the cpu, the motherboard, all cards, the code. With an import you risk a closed source blob on your motherboard as shipped or added.
Local skills and jobs get a boost, tech funding flows. Might even be an export product range.

about two weeks ago

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NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a month ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The http://thedesk.matthewkeys.net... reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden"
Remember how Snowden should have raised his concerns with his superiors within the NSA?
Remember how no such communication could be found?
Remember how one such communication was released but did not seem to be raising direct concerns?
Well some record of e-mail communications seems to exist but they are exempt from public disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act."

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Australian police use telocs for cell "tower dump" of all connected users data

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a month and a half ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Australian federal and state police are using a no warrant cell phone tower metadata access technique called a "tower dump". A "tower dump" provides the identity, activity and location of all cell phones that connect a cellphone tower(s) over time (an hour or two). The metadata from thousands of phones and numbers connected are then sorted. Australian law-enforcement agencies made 330,000 requests for metadata in 2012-13.
Some US views on the same legal issues:
Judge Questions Tools That Grab Cellphone Data on Innocent People (Oct 22, 2012)
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/20...
Will Telcos Follow ISPs and Extend Warrant Protection for All? (JUNE 17, 2014)
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/...
"Lawsuit seeks details on Chicago Police purchases of cellular tracking gear" (June 10, 2014)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/m...
"Records from more than 125 police agencies in 33 states revealed one in four used a tactic called a “tower dump,”....""

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The US legal system and secret laws: FOIA vs OLC, FBI, CIA?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 7 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Follow the ongoing EFF work on obtaining a document FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests have found to be exempt under "internal deliberations".
Are secret laws been used to provide more cover for a CIA's $10 million telco record deal?
Welcome to the world of past telco exigent letters and National Security Letters.
"FBI Replaced Legal Process with Post-It Notes to Obtain Phone Records"
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/01/fbi-replaced-legal-process-post-it-notes-obtain-ph
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131107/13445725172/so-much-nsa-chiefs-offer-to-store-data-neutral-site-att-receiving-10-millionyr-cia-phone-records.shtml
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100121/1418107862.shtml http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100121/1418107862.shtml"

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Mystery of 1000's of FBI documents posted to US press in 1971 solved

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 7 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "A team of eight antiwar activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and removed at least 1000 documents.
Once removed and sorted, the bulk of the files showed FBI spying on US political groups. Cointelpro had been found.
43 year later more details about how the anonymously packages ended up with select US reporters weeks later.
Years later the full extent of COINTELPRO (COunter INTELligence PROgram) was finally understood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO"

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US mil drone visions to 2038: groups, more AI, lower costs, exports.

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 7 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released a 150 page document covering its vision for the future role of unmanned systems.
The report mostly covers drones (unmanned aerial systems) use but offers insight into land, and sea technology too.
Pre-programmed tasks, new algorithms, more sensors, and complex machine learning will be advanced to help try and reduce projected funding needs. For example humans will not be needed for the duration of the mission until a drone swarm is released. The need to shape cultural hurdles, standards, and export regulations around the use of drones will also be worked on.
pdf at http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121392 or
http://publicintelligence.net/dod-unmanned-systems-2013/"

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US federal judge on laptop search laws at U.S. borders

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 8 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The American Civil Liberties Union sought to challenge the Ul legal "border exemption" three years ago.
Can your laptop be seized and searched at the border?
A 32 page decision provides new legal insight into legal thinking around suspicion less searches, making copies, keeping copies.
"think twice about the information you carry on your laptop.."
“Is it really necessary to have so much information accessible to you on your computer?”
i.e. your electronic devices searchable and sizeable for any reason at the U.S. border.
ACLU may appeal. The decision: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/abidor_decision.pdf Also note the Kool-Aid comment."

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Pentagon could remove US Cyber Command from the NSA

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 9 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "USCYBERCOM was a powerful new command to conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations created in 2006 and reached full operational capability by late 2010.
Could CYBERCOM be returning to its US military origin away from public spotlight of its more civilian setting in the NSA via the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)?
The NSA may have its powers returned to that of keeping US codes safe, ensuring international cryptography is useless, spying and its ongoing US domestic surveillance duties. The newer, coveted global operations role hidden before more relations by Snowden, other whistleblowers or investigative journalists induce public hearings?
Cyber Commands “offensive” operations on the Internet would then be secure form hearings, investigations or any new laws or limits.
Will part of the US mil get their offensive cyber warfare role back from an agency that gained many new roles in a very short time frame and much publicly?
Expect to see the spin of many classic sock puppets with good news stories about why the NSA needs its new powers to reach out globally and within the USA e.g.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-31/document-reveals-official-nsa-talking-points-use-911-attacks-sound-bite
Some links about the role, formation and use of Cyber Command can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Cyber_Command"

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Thomas Drake NSA whistleblower on allies and US rights

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 10 months ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Thomas Drake a decorated United States air force, navy veteran and whistleblower from a position as a senior executive at America's National Security Agency.
His views on the 4th amendment, the foreign intelligence surveillance act and the role of an extraordinarily broad dragnet of electronic surveillance in the US.
The interview talks about countries going along with US surveillance as they feel they will never be caught and the telco tech is in place."

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NSA Cold War domestic operations declassified

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a year ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "With the US trying to understand the domestic role of their foreign intelligence and counterintelligence services in 2013, what can a declassified look back into the 1960's and 1970's add to the ongoing legal debate? Welcome to the world of Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel and the work done by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Read about prominent anti-war critics and US senators been tracked and who was on the late 1960's NSA watch list. From Rev. Martin Luther King to civil rights leader Whitney Young, boxer Muhammad Ali, Tom Wicker, the Washington bureau chief and Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald, Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.). The NSA was aware of the legality of its work and removed all logos or classification markings, using the term 'For Background Use Only". Even back then NSA director at the time, Lew Allen noted: “appeared to be a possible violation of constitutional guarantees,” page 86:
via http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB441/docs/doc%205%202008-021%20Burr%20Release%20Document%202%20-%20Part%20B.pdf
What did the NSA think about signals intelligence sites in your country? See if your country makes the "indefinite" list on page 392:
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB441/docs/doc%201%202008-021%20Burr%20Release%20Document%201%20-%20Part%20A2.pdf"

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Australia, NZ to get NSA GCHQ net encryption access too

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a year ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Slashdot readers have seen and commented on the news surrounding internet encryption and who can get access.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the Australian Signals Directorate (was Defence Signals Directorate, DSD) and New Zealand's GCSB are expected to invited into the same initiative."

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Australian gov Ok with NSA spying

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a year ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr seems to be fine with US international data collection (spying) with the help of US consumer hardware, telcos and software vendors by the NSA (National Security Agency). It would seem the protections offered to all US citizens under the US "Bill of Rights and its Supreme Court, on where individuals stand in relationship to Government" will some how be offered to or balance out Australian law on privacy and data protection. Will a "lively political system" in the USA look after the privacy of Australians?
Network Ten’s Meet the Press program has the text of the interview here http://resources.news.com.au/files/2013/06/09/1226660/835253-meet-the-press-transcript.pdf"

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Using social media about military operations make you a target?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a year and a half ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Could using social media or blog comments about any military operation make you a legal military target? Australian army Land Warfare Studies Centre analyst Chloe Diggins looks at what could make a web 2.0 user a combatant.
The Geneva Convention protecting civilians could be removed if a power feels uploading, downloading or sharing is part of the fight. How long before "knowingly providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act." becomes just "providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated""

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US seeking a 15.7% levy on submarine cable operators

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering an expansion to the Universal Service Fund. Submarine cable operators with landings in the United States could face a 15.7 percent levy on quarterly revenues. Some history on US telco rates can be found at: http://www.commsday.com/commsday/2012/comment-bad-timing-proposed-undersea-cable-tax/"
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OzLog: unlimited private data retention for Oz law

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "delimiter.com.au has news on ISP data retention ideas in Australia.
Australia would like to follow the EU down the "European Directive on Data Retention" path.
Australian law enforcement agencies may have the option to request a log of all a users of interest telco usage without any review or time limits.
Another option would be for local politics eg. an activist community. Data retention over a postcode (suburb).
The data collection could also be out sourced to private contractors."

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What did your telco sell in Bahrain?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Follow the trial of interception technology as it is exported and supported around the world.
Documentation is divested and NDA's protect the deals done by telcos. Western-made and supported surveillance software offers tracking and transcripts that end in windowless rooms and torture."

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RIM CEO on BBC: India and Middle East

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Recall:
http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/10/08/1454237/UAE-Says-RIM-Played-Ball-Will-Maintain-Service
http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/08/27/2137241/BlackBerry-Battle-In-India-Going-Down-To-the-Wire
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/07/1625245/Saudi-Says-RIM-Deal-Reached-BlackBerry-OK-If-We-Can-Read-the-Messages
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/07/1625245/Saudi-Says-RIM-Deal-Reached-BlackBerry-OK-If-We-Can-Read-the-Messages ?
Well try to forget, its really really unfair and a matter of national security."

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The top 100 IT suppliers to the UK gov for 2009-10

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "Using Freedom of Information requests the Guardian has listed how the UK are spending £42bn on IT.
12 departments and two non-departmental bodies.
On the top are BAE Systems and Detica. Hewlett Packard is third getting £1.63bn from five departments. GCHQ has an exemption."

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NSA jobs vs Silicon Valley over the next 10 years?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "The hometownannapolis reports on a new cyber curriculum at a local high school to feed the ever growing needs of the NSA and Cyber Command.
A quote from Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) about job growth in the local national security sector stands out: “In 10 years, we will be larger than Silicon Valley,” Could the new funding for the expansion of the National Security Agency and the Army's new Cyber Command be the next big growth area for the US?"

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Lockheed Martin's secret UK Census building

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AHuxley (892839) writes "secret-bases.co.uk reports: Back in early 2010, Lockheed Martin – the prime contractor for the UK Census programme starting on 27th March 2011 – acquired a "secret" building on a 30-month lease for use as the data processing centre for uploaded census forms. The location was found after a senior Lockheed Martin / UK Data Capture employee registered an associated domain on a server whose IP address network, belonging to Lockheed Martin, was itself registered to the precise address of the building. The US spelling of "centre" was also noted."
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Journals

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Glenn Greenwald Keynote 30c3

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 8 months ago http://www.dw.de/glenn-greenwald-calls-for-snowden-asylum-at-chaos-computer-club-congress/a-17327867
https://soundcloud.com/dlf-wissenschaft/keynote-glenn-greenwald-30c3
Into details of Hong kong - understanding TrueCrypt use.
World understanding about protecting own security, notes more PGP use in his email.
Limits on US surveillance, debate, political, legal reform - PR.
Secret court oversight - rubber stamp, role of generations of gov loyalists.
Hope with skills of the developers of encryption to protect communications - slows down rate of privacy loss.
PR of been seen at hacker events by US gov officials.
Will **you** work to help destroy privacy?
Act of conscience is spreading - Chelsea Manning, Daniel Ellsberg, wikileaks,
Price of transparency - gov punishment vs growing lists of whistleblowers -effective use of fear
Inspiration of more whistleblowers?
EU leaders greatly helped by Snowden news but not willing to help Snowden.
New book - role of free press vs tame US/UK media, gov false claims to public
Iraq war reflections, Snowden first doc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundless_Informant
Tame media, no oversight, US/UK media
Five eyes - no more privacy globally for electronic communications.
Q&A:
All communications tracked by govs, motivation - economic, politically - down to one goal: power.
What to release - powerful debate, interest - 6 months into, more on way.
True face of UK gov vs press freedom - now a joke.
German gov support of NSA - no change to German policy

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Australian intelligence on cyber security, data acquisition, the private sector.

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 2 years ago http://www.asio.gov.au/Publications/Public-Statements/2012/24-Jan-2012-Sydney-Institute.html An interesting paper on the "malicious by-product, of the information technology age"
Are the Australian public gradually become aware of their own privacy as they use information technology?

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NewsRight and your next /. story link?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 2 years ago With http://paidcontent.org/article/419-newsright-launches-with-29-publishers-not-a-litigation-shop/ seeking to set up "business relationships and contracts" for their online content.
Could it be time for a link database to see if a link been posted goes back to a NewsRight member?

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Bungies 1998 Myth 2 (private) beta Linux testing

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago http://tain.totalcodex.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5451#p53236
Myth 2 was a 1998 real-time tactics computer game for the PC/Macintosh (and in the past Linux).
A new native Linux executable version of 1.7.2 (current Mac/Win) seems to be in testing.

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Kentucky police search homes without a warrant based on smell/sounds

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago The nytimes reports on how Justices Look Again at How Police May Search Homes after a case in Kentucky where police smelled burning marijuana coming from an apartment and kicked the door in.
Justice Kagan said, âoeis going to enable the police to penetrate the home, to search the home, without a warrant, without going to see a magistrate, in a very wide variety of cases.â
"He said a sensible criminal would answer the door but decline to let the police enter without a warrant."

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New zero-day hole in Flash Player

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20016301-245.html
A new zero-day hole in Flash Player that reportedly is being exploited in the wild and could allow an attacker to take control of a computer.
The critical vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android.
It also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier version for Windows, Mac, and Unix and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac.

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Apple's Facetime Open standards, closed link?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago Was just reading http://herot.typepad.com/cherot/2010/06/iphone-facetime-protocol.html that links to
http://www.packetstan.com/2010/07/special-look-face-time-part-1.html
http://www.packetstan.com/2010/07/special-look-face-time-part-2-sip-and.html
http://www.packetstan.com/2010/07/special-look-face-time-part-3-call.html
The "client-side SSL certificate, giving Apple the ability to grant or deny access on a per-device basis" is known, but has anything changed with the new touch?

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OS X, Disk Utility and the 3 strange ip's

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 3 years ago Last night I was reading http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/09/ios_4_dot_1_jailbreak/
I clicked on the " was first announced by" link to http://twitter.com/pod2g/status/23950781610
Suddenly "Disk Utility" starts up and Little Snitch shows connections to "business.twitter.com" and the 3 ip's
128.242.245.116, 128.242.245.20, 128.242.245.212
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6296/duip.jpg
2010-09-09 22:12:32 +0930: Checksumming âoe23950781610â using UDIF-CRC32 was also recorded in the Disk Utility log.
Disk Utility is a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X.
Little Snitch is a software outgoing firewall for Mac OS X.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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Legality of Oz net filter trials?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://www.zdnet.com.au/net-filter-trials-unlawful-claims-engineer-339304184.htm

An Australia network engineer Mark Newton has been asking about the intercepted customers' internet traffic aspect of the Australian filter trial. Australia seems to be using a Marshall R3000 series for web monitoring, filtering and reporting.
This may breached section 7(1)(b) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. by "authorising, suffering or permitting said equipment to be used in that manner".
""A copy of every single packet of data generated by an end user and sent to the internet is supplied to a network switch's 'mirrored port' and forwarded to whatever device is connected to it," Newton told the department. "Although the vendor makes the unverified claim that the R3000 only 'inspects' outgoing web requests and, in those requests, only examines destination URLs, a complete transcript of all internet data is nevertheless supplied to the R3000 for monitoring."
" The department continues to believe its internet filtering live trials had not breached the Act.
More on the filter trail tech used in Australia http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/307138/internet_filter_isps_reveal_clean-filter_technologies/?fp=16&fpid=1

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Oz telco network maps a security risk

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago zdnet writes Telstra and Optus say a proposal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to publish infrastructure location information could be a risk to security.
Telstra said in its response to the discussion that only limited infrastructure information should be published to carriers and carriage service providers and should not be given to the general public.
Telstra notes "persons â" both within Australia and overseas â" determined to assault the public health and safety of Australian people and institutions, could access publicly available certain telecommunications network information to precisely identify points of access to the network."
Is someone worried the public will add up the costs of a low redundancy choke points in the telco network and ask where all the cash went? Does Australia need a Sean Gorman to map our networks?
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.01/start.html?pg=10

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Pentagon tries mind-control in Afghanistan

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/06/to-reach-afghans-pentagon-drafts-mimes-storytellers-wizard-of-oz/#more-26471
Mind-control and social engineering keeps the masses in the USA passive and stuck in their own little worlds.
So the Pentagon is trying to convince Afghanistan to accept endless advertising, mass media, polls, celebrities and sports figures in a culturally-specific narrative.
Pentagon-funded researchers are building computer models of how the societies of Afghanistan and Iraq work http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/03/darpas-social-s/
and releasing neuroscientists, artificial intelligence specialists, and gadgeteers for real world testing.
A demo will start vis Wizard of Oz and then allow the US to roll out ideas for grass roots organizing and collective decision making.
Someone dust off the Vietnam era http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Operations_and_Revolutionary_Development_Support for the web 2.0 generation?

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Police push to continue warrantless cell tracking

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20008941-281.html
"A law requiring police to obtain a search warrant before tracking Americans' cell phones may imperil criminal investigations and endanger children's lives, a law enforcement representative told Congress this week."
"Obtaining a search warrant when monitoring the whereabouts of someone "who may be attempting to victimize a child over the Internet will have a significant slowing effect on the processing of child exploitation leads," said Richard Littlehale of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "If that is acceptable, so be it, but it is a downstream effect that must be considered.""
"Connecticut federal judge shows that the FBI monitored the whereabouts of about 180 cell phones--without a warrant--while conducting surveillance of two men suspected of robbing local banks."

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Windows Messenger 4: No video for you!

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/06/windows-live-messenger-wave-4-almost-excellent-fatally-flawed.ars
"Video Call" is obviously more limited. If one party has no webcam, there's no Video Call option. If one party doesn't want to broadcast their webcam, or their microphone, video call isn't an option. And yet the new Messenger discards the basic webcam features. It's video call or nothing. I have nothing against Video Calls, and use the feature from time to time. But I use the basic webcam capabilities more. It's not a bug. It's not an accidental omission. It's a deliberate decision by Microsoft: the new Messenger will have only one webcam mode, and it's Video Call. The company claims that by concentrating on one webcam mode they can make it better. Apparently the picture quality is improved." Why not just use a mic icon if you have sound only? Yahoo, tinychat ect let the users use any audio, visual or text chat they like and it all works fine from adsl 2+ to 56k, 1 on 1 or groups.

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Bing-Zune integration still not working

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://news.cnet.com/8301-13526_3-20008931-27.html
"this time, the player told me that I needed to enable application storage in my version of the Silverlight player. (Silverlight is a Microsoft platform for creating rich Internet applications, like audio and video, and basically competes with Adobe's Flash.) A casual user would have given up, but having a professional interest in the feature, I followed the instructions on the screen, only to find that my copy of Silverlight already had the box checked to enable application storage. Sigh. I unchecked and rechecked it. Still no luck. "

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More on Google remote app wipe

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20008922-245.html
Google has remotely removed two free apps from several hundred Android phones because the apps misrepresented their purpose and thus violated Android developer policies, according to a company spokesman.
"The apps "were not designed to be used maliciously, and did not have permission to access private data--or system resources" beyond accessing the Internet, Rich Cannings, Android Security Lead, wrote in at http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/06/exercising-our-remote-application.html

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Stephen Conroy saved by by sensitive negotiations?

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://www.crn.com.au/News/217702,ludlam-change-in-comms-ministry-unlikely.aspx
From Communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam "a change in Communications Ministers is "really unlikely".., due to difficulties in handing over the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) while significant, sensitive Telstra and NBN Co dealings take place."

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You Don’t Want ISPs to Innovate

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/you-dont-want-isps-to-innovate/
"Building out infrastructure means redirecting stock-dividend dollars and putting them back into the company, which Wall Street punishes companies for â" and which hurts the massive stock packages of telecom executives. Itâ(TM)s literally not in telecom executivesâ(TM) best interest to invest in broadband and solid networks."

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Next WikiLeaks Release May Involve ECHELON

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/22/2933892.htm
He agreed it would be of the "calibre" of publishing information about the way the top secret Echelon system - the US-UK electronic spying network which eavesdrops on worldwide communications traffic - had been used.

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Australian Greens to host anti-filter forum

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/217576,greens-to-host-anti-filter-forum.aspx

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Fears internet costs will rise due to NBN

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  more than 4 years ago

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/fears-internet-costs-will-rise-due-to-nbn/story-e6frg6nf-1225882485870
"This deal between the NBN and Telstra could make broadband prices much worse for consumers if the NBN Co only decides to lease backhaul from Telstra and leaves the other backhaul providers stranded,"
Great backhaul lock in from one old monopoly to another.

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