Apr 202015

Via:  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-16/conspiracy-theorists-bloggers-compared-isis-during-congressional-hearing


Welcome to the Information War where truth is back to been part of vast conspiracy theories.

Dec 092013

Via:  http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-data-vacuum-20131205-2yucb.html


How Australia’s telephone and Web 2.0 use is tracked:  In bulk and filtered later.

Welcome to the world of the special projects group.

Jul 172013

Via:  au.businessinsider.com/us-domestic-propaganda-officially-aired-2013-7


Welcome to many happy hours of positive opinion ready for domestic U.S. consumption.

Enjoy your counterprogramming.

Jun 162013

Via:  www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prism-revelations-home-office-warns-airlines-not-to-fly-nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-to-britain-8658633.html


“Carriers should deny boarding. This individual is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK.”

Strange how the UK gov can be so fixated of this issue with Mr Snowden’s photograph, passport number and date of birth…

after its years of uncontrolled immigration paperwork and many working “students”.


May 142013

Via:  www.information-age.com/technology/mobile-and-networking/123457043/ee-and-ipsos-mori-face-privacy-backlash-over-mobile-data-analysis


An anonymised mobile phone usage data package came with a nice bit of info:  your location down to ~100 metres.

The data was all anonymised, aggregated-  just dont think too much about the 100m part.

Dec 162012

Via:  www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tweeters-could-be-military-targets-20121213-2bcjq.html


Could using social media or blog comments about any military operation make you a legal military target?
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””

May 302012

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) working with U.S. Northern Command’s (Northcom) Operations Division will form the Northern Command Joint Cyber Center (JCC).  They will work with the Homeland Security Department….



Also see news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57439734-83/fbi-quietly-forms-secretive-net-surveillance-unit/

The new Domestic Communications Assistance Center will work on electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications for the FBI.  CALEA is getting a web 2.0 update :)





Apr 272012

Via:  www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-practice/practice-points/all-power-gchq


New options to collect websites visited and communications data sent in real time.  No more warrants.

A legal setting for what was once hidden.

Apr 232012

Via:  www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-04-19/vanden-brook-locker-propaganda/54419654/1

and www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/usa-today-pentagon/


If a reporter questions the cost and role of US propaganda campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan – they faced a strange set of new webpages,  Wikipedia edits, Twitter accounts and forum posts.  Information operations are not just for tame international press pools its seems :)


Apr 202012

Via:  computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3352378/european-parliament-agrees-send-airline-passenger-data-us/


Hand over the data or no visa-free travel for you….

The data will be kept for 6 months, then get depersonalised.  After 5 years it will be moved to a dormant database.

15 years later it will be anonymised.