Mass Wire Tapping - First Facebook Post - Mar. 6, 2017
This needs to be known.
I just can't resist dropping this into the public domain. (This FBook post is set to "public"). I Listened to a bogus ABC news story this AM about US President Trump's assertion Obama wiretapped him. Folks are doubting Trump, as part of this game. Listen: I can assure you - with something close to statistical certainty - that the offices of Trump Tower were fully wiretapped. And if not just by PRISM and various meta-data gathering tools, perhaps also by BLARNEY (where they have actual call transcripts). Trump knows this (as President, he would have been briefed). And of course, Obama knows it also.
Don't take my word for it. Google "snowden slides" and just choose your rabbit-hole. Since the 1970's every long distance call leaving the USA is monitored. Guess what? Ever heard of the "Communication Research Establishment"? It's in Ottawa. The not-so-secret rumor is that they (we - in Canada) wiretap all the US<=>International calls, and fwd the database to the USA. (Law only requires *domestic* calls to be authorized by a Court or judge, and existing info-sharing treaties allow the datafiles to be handed over. This has been standard procedure since the 1970's)
The Brits watch US and Canada, Canada watches US and England, and USA watches/listens to everyone international - everywhere now. It is dirt-simple technology, and dirt-cheap now.
Note how Obama responded to Trump's "tweet". Obama did not say ("I/we did not do this"). He just says "I never authorized this".
He did not have to authorize it, because it was already happening. What's happened is that both Trump and the deeply dishonest Democrats know that some information linking Trump and the Russians has been leaked from the NSA or the FBI, and that this is being used to attack Trump - and Russia - politically.
Of course offices of Trump Tower were wiretapped. This posting will be stored and forwarded. Just about *anything* anyone does on the internet, or the phone system, is fully recorded and monitored now. They don't even need people. Word-recognition Artificial Intelligence (AI) does this fine. Just like SIRI on your iPhone, people!
Guys like me, who respect the law, support democracy and civil society - and believe in the need for *strong* and *enforcable* limits on the power of Governments, have been warning about this stuff since the 1980's. I've worked on election campaigns, and they are mean, nasty, serious business.
It looks like rogue elements in either the FBI, NSA or CIA have taken it upon themselves to release Trump's discussions with Russian Government representatives. Such discussions are not illegal, but perhaps now, President Trump - just like Chancellor Merkel of Germany - can understand now why personal private control of strong encryption technology is so necessary to ensure the survival of modern, civil democratic society. Not just the bad guys, but your political opponents *will* gain access to all data, otherwise, and use it. This is why a judge's warrant is supposed to be used to obtain wire-tap permission. The presumption of privacy must trump the desires of the spys. Only when evidence of a crime can be shown, should any wiretapping be allowed.
(Note: The "Wolframite" program slide is not from Snowden. It's one I found on the net. Shows funding startup 2011 for the British Gov't program to decrypt encrypted GSM (modern cellphone) communication - called "Wolframite" - program name comes from the secret magic substance used to defeat werewolves, in European mythology. It's old news. But folks need to understand why the debate on encryption matters.)
Ok, now you can go back to pictures of cats, and your kids. But your kids will grow up in a new world. Let's make it a *good* world, instead of a bad one.
This information is in the public domain. Some of the Snowden pages detailing specific *illegal* wiretapping programs are shown. There are good reaasons why a judge's warrant is required to install a wiretap. In a free democracy, the rule of law, and the structure of civil society simply fails, if these legal protections are not present. It's like getting maggots in your meat. Once there are even just a few, folks decide they don't want to eat.
Mass Wire Tapping - Second Facebook Post - Mar. 6, 2017
I typically avoid politics, but this is too important to our future.
It has been suggested that my assertion that Trump Tower was wiretapped cannot be proven. Well, the existence of BLACKPEARL, TARMAC and most clearly - ASPHALT and ASPHALT/A, prove that if any person in Trump Tower NYC made a long-distance telephone call, used the SWIFT network to do an electronic transfer of money, or the internet to do a Google-search, their information and activity - date-stamped - would have been recorded as part of the "five-eyes" monitoring program - in which Canada is a *major* participant.
This is known, because the Security Agencies were harvesting *all* international communications traffic. It is impossible that a high-value economic target like Mr. Trump's New York location would *not* have been fully monitored. Trump, Obama and the Democrats who are attacking Trump because he perhaps spoke with Russian Government people - all know this.
And it was Canada - almost certainly - that was operationally involved in some this activity. It is possible that some of the Trump Tower communication activity might have been leaked from here. Of course, I have no knowledge of any such thing. But the mass-wiretapping is real, even if it is technologically complex. And the CRE in Ottawa has some very smart people working there.
Canada punches well above our weight here - given our proximity to the USA, and our significant expertise with digital networks and communications technology. We designed and built the first communications satellite. Our early telephone system was the best in the world. Nortel, until it was taken over by criminals, was not just a world-class company, it was this amazing communications design/develop/implement powerhouse. It is sad that it was destroyed the way it was. But lots of those bright folks got new jobs. Ottawa still has lots of communication technology work available.... (Note the tiny "Cdn" code on some of Snowden's NSA slides, showing the various mass-wiretapping programs.)
DropoutJeep, (slide below), which is part of ChimneyPool framework, is interesting. It specifically targets Apple iPhones. No details on ChimneyPool, but a "framework" typically describes a suite of programs that focus on providing a specific ability - in this case, to monitor supposedly "encrypted" cellphone communications.