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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

AHuxley Re:Police legal authority (60 comments)

Re 'Either the contents are not sensitive"
Think back to the early cell standards. Who set them and why? Emerging cell networks had to be safer from random strangers but totally open in real time to govs and mil needs.
Cost, time and who works on the telco networks can also be important to local law enforcement officials.
Why risk a computer database entry or tracked code change in a national or global telco system? A number or location is now been tracked.
Who at the telco has seen or can track the local or national law enforcement sensitive database changes?
Local law enforcement officials become the telco connection in an area for a time and the only people who have full details on who is been tracked.
No courts, no requests to telco staff or vast databases, no lawyers later, media, FOIA for paper work at a city or state level. Just all the call data.

2 hours ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

AHuxley Re:Consent of the Governed (60 comments)

Re Need to keep things secret?
Thats what the release of the records will show. Legal teams can go over past cases and talk about what was done to the press.
Issues of parallel construction, what legal teams saw or where not allowed to see and when can be talked about to the press.
Legal teams can then talk to the press about the use of a IMSI catcher, IMSI catcher like devices with denial-of-service attack options, location monitoring, transceiver amplifiers.
Meet the machines that steal your phone’s data (Sept 26 2013)
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
If the US wants a secret court it can talk to all the legal teams and find cleared legal staff and experts depending on the case.

2 hours ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

AHuxley Re:Not all spooks are bad (106 comments)

Re "Thanks to the influence of such groups as the NSA your mobile phone transmits it's data in an easily readable format instead of something encrypted such as was first proposed for the devices"
Thats the idea. Fill the gps logs with random trips to locations that fit in well with the non fiction "story" on a networked computer.
Who was that journalists phone around or who did it stop near? How would it fit in with a story been worked on? So many new digital hops to follow up on thanks to one random drive and a long coffee. Keep adding to that non fiction "story" on the networked computer every few days. Start a new story.
Once people know they are been watched they can change. The old idea was never to talk about tracking. Now terms like cell-site simulator and IMSI catcher are in the local press.

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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

AHuxley Re:Not all spooks are bad (106 comments)

Re continued, and expanded
With domestic surveillance now been talked about more in public the press now understands what keywords and interviews will result in.
The media can wait to type a report into a networked computer just before publication.
A journalist can also fill their networked computer with a lot of non fiction that reads like a real story thats been worked on.
Drive out with a phone on to meet a person with more information.
All the domestic surveillance teams have is networking. The connected computer, the phone, the operating system, the logs over years.
Once a journalist understands that part of domestic surveillance they can shape it.

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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

AHuxley Re:Nothing I'd like better... (106 comments)

Re "So stop being paranoid. The FBI isn't going to after every donor to a project like this."
Recall "The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows" (07.03.14)
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/n...
"The rules indicate that the NSA tracks any IP address that connects to the Tor web site or any IP address that contacts a server that is used for an anonymous email service..."
"The NSA is also tracking anyone who visits the popular online Linux publication, ....., which the NSA refers to as an “extremist forum” in the source code."

5 days ago
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Machine Learning Used To Predict Military Suicides

AHuxley Re:non-issue? (74 comments)

It depends how the US military is counted. A huge number of civilian like staff, air force, army... could be used to hide deep counts.
So what can be counted on? The Air Force has very expensive equipment to look after. So great care is taken to only allow selected, well tested people near that equipment.
That would sort out most of the human issues long term and offer amazing statistics.
Other areas of the US mil may also like to have well tested people near some of the more interesting systems. Great numbers again due to expert testing and constant staff sorting.
The real issue is the head injury or meds used during long occupation tours.
Keep the best staff looked after and try and see what is left over for the rest.

5 days ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

AHuxley Re:If I was running counter-intelligence for the C (339 comments)

Re "I'd put together a fake image which looks good enough to pass the sniff test for a day or two, but which is designed to "go off" shortly after when the public gets a chance to deconstruct it."
Some interesting ways to track this.
MI6 or CIA got something found in Russia and it was rushed out to the media. FSB just watched to track the origins, publication and expected Western media results.
Russia released the image internally to follow the image to expose some internal NGO or other well funded networks.
Limited hangout.
ie just to see something internal to Russia been activated.
Some other group set this in play and Russia, the US and UK are just interested to see where it tracks back and why.
So the value was not in the poor fake but its origins.

about a week ago
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Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

AHuxley Re:The NSA knowingly breaks the law and lies (127 comments)

Re "What good is a law pertaining to" The good news is that the US legal system now has to hold any mil or gov action in pubic courts to be legal.
Its a bit like a digital or legal Berlin Wall. Once the US mil and gov put that parallel construction into the public court system all legal teams and the press will know.
What are the options for the USA? Sealed security courts for all? People and lawyers at a federal and state level will begin to notice that change.
The other option is to make the domestic surveillance state legal. Vast collections of stored data about net use, calls, driving habits, spending, reading lists, media consumption, location, travel can be now be presented from a "locked box" in open court without question.
When that is done every legal team is going to see the same pattern. You where on the internet. You where on the phone. Your digital life is in open court. All the US gov now has is the hope that all the connections will always be a call, digital or on the internet and be easy to collect.
Even defence lawyer will have to start writing on note pads and been very careful about how they talk to their clients and what files they keep.
Every scape of digital information is now in play.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

AHuxley Re:DDOS + Poison Pill (133 comments)

The destination is material that can be presented in open court. Nothing from the NSA, GCHQ.
For that many nations need to be able to work together and watch networks as they react to changes in networking.
Not too hard on federal budgets and with international cooperation.
The real interesting aspect was how to make Tor the destination.
Years of raids where all users with normal provider accounts, credit card for international VPN use, proxy users all got found. But one networks users seemed to always get away and could spread the news. Tor was not as unsafe.
Tor was the destination. Just like low level British railways codes, M-209 cipher and US diplomatic codes M-138, Gray, Brown was to Germany in WW2.
Keep the low level information flowing and it is all collected. One question is why show in public that Tor open to such methods.
Years of networks could have been watched as they form. Staff could have been befriended, turned or allowed front groups to be more trusted. Staff that where in the wild, setting up the next generation of networks over decades?
Why the exposure of the method now?

about two weeks ago
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25th Anniversary: When the Berlin Wall Fell

AHuxley Re:Darmok (151 comments)

Nerd-appropriate would be just how many Western brands and firms sent their production lines to the East.
Cash that then supported the East German gov for years.
Nerd-appropriate would be just how quickly Western political leaders had their East German files found and then removed.
Nerd-appropriate would be where some top East German security experts later found work in the USA.
The ability of the West to track most of the East German and Russian gov and mil movements.
The fall of the wall still has many good tech stories but all the press likes is the escapes and television news.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

AHuxley Re:*Will* be gathered? (79 comments)

To carry on with ideas like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... Law-enforcer misuse of driver database soars (January 22, 2013) http://articles.orlandosentine...
Thats some history and local news. What the mil and federal districts around the US are seeking is a near instant facial recognition system as a person walks down a street.
Has police contact been made before? What was the result? A US or international tourist looking at a WW1 memorial in a city moves their camera around?
A nice approach that can escalate to an ID demand and friendly chat down.
A social media film crew? Local media students? Social media citizens looking to do a "First amendment test" and post the resulting talk down on their blog or site?
A larger approach that can escalate to a talk down with enough law enforcement officials to walk around and find the "citizen journalists" car.
That is why a near instant facial recognition system is so important. Expert local law enforcement officials can be tasked to the person with a camera and then shape the local optics. From friendly to very direct.
The passports in and passports out would be a nice idea too.
The US seems to have no real desire to go back to Operation Intercept https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... and having secure boarders again.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

AHuxley Re:Fear of the USA (231 comments)

Yes and if you are in Germany you can track the issues back to the 1950's. West Germany and the NSA, GCHQ needed local telco experts that could be trusted.
One network to track all calls. One network to know all West German phone numbers. Staff tame to the US and UK where selected and stayed in place.
The tame staff then promoted the next generations with the same US and UK understandings. A Gehlen Organization https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... for the West German telco systems.
Great for tracking exposed East German deep penetration agents. Now great for tracking the press as they report on wars and tame telco surveillance.

about two weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

AHuxley Re:Don't buy American. (63 comments)

The good news AC is the the world already knows who offered junk crypto and tame OS standards over generations of products.
So thats an easy list to start with :) Beyond that is a lot of review and testing. But no need to go back to the tame brands with their junk standards.

about two weeks ago
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WireLurker Mac OS X Malware Found, Shut Down

AHuxley Re:Good (59 comments)

re "This is what I like about proprietary software. Lots of eyeballs are probing for vulnerabilities, and when such are found, they are fixed quickly by professional paid developers."
The same brands who allowed years of weak crypto for the NSA and GCHQ?
Hard to see what extras a person gets with proprietary software. Or what is nor fixed or fixed later.

about two weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

AHuxley Re:Don't buy American. (63 comments)

The world has seen where trusting big OS, telco and software brands has left crypto security.
If a person wants a CPU, motherboard and OS at some point they are going to have to buy a product.
So people have the option to go out and test and read up on other CPU products. If they like what they find, support and even buy that product.
Real customers do that have option. Ask questions, shop around, test, buy, think, publish.
Buying again and again from the brands that have fooled consumers for years with tame, junk crypto might not be the best idea to go on with again and again.
A big wide world of CPU, motherboards, networking products, brands and real academic experts :)

about two weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

AHuxley Re:Criticism seems valid (63 comments)

What was the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act ready should be easy to think about.
Product, brand, service or code on phone hardware for voice and video?
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act is clear on the expected support needed. What needs telco products have to meet will be seen under new regulations over the next years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about two weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

AHuxley Re:Don't buy American. (63 comments)

Find an OS and cpu that can be tested. Work on your own crypto and applications. No need to accept shipped junk crypto and tame software.

about two weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

AHuxley Re:Don't buy American. (63 comments)

Yes people have the option to talk about the tame brands and their expensive junk crypto :)
People can now think about their computing needs understanding what gov and mil extras they are paying over generations of hardware and software upgrades.

about two weeks ago

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NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 4 months 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 4 months 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 10 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 10 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 a year 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 a year 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  |  1 year,17 days

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  |  1 year,24 days

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 and a half 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 2 years 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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DoJ and FBI looking at users "concealed through technological means"

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about 2 months ago

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/19/fbi_overseas_hacking_powers/
A change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure may allow for deeper searches into foreign countries that hide people wanting to protect their anonymity on the internet. Interesting times for darknet, Tor users, proxies or VPN users.

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Glenn Greenwald Keynote 30c3

AHuxley AHuxley writes  |  about a year 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 3 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 3 years ago

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

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