DIRTY RATS ROBO RATS PLAGUE RATS SEBACIUM and internet search redirection
Gee- I hope I don’t get in trouble for this Mom-and thanks for letting me sleep in your basement for all these years, but like I said over and over again: I HATE RATS. You can read this here to see how long I have been on record discussing how RATS have taken over our country, and especially, our internet. But Mom, Frankly, either there are laws, or there are not laws, and nations that forego their own Constitutions have no basis in law.
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And I for one, have not feared terrorists, journalists, pedophiles, or boogiemen since forever (or, 2003-4)- because I know with scientific certainty that these all work in government, the military, vague NGO’s with snazzy mission statements, or in crisis PR. And especially, I don’t fear nebulous “hackers on the internet” because I know these are the SAME PEOPLE who work in-yeah, Mom, these all work in government, the military, vague NGO’s with snazzy mission statements, or in crisis PR.
Mom, some of us knew about these rats for many years before the MSM and even altMedia decided to take our complaints seriously; but also before we could get at the “proofs” that are necessary in journalism to “prove” that what we say is true. Which only makes one more highly targeted. And again, I say: I am NOT a RAT-but I have been telling you about them for years (use my search feature to understand the context of this phrase here at ROGS).
But lots of other people are RATS, Mom, and they are destroying the American democracy quicker than Ellen DeGeneres can stick her fingers in dykes. Like I have been telling others for years-and nearly EVERYTHING I have been telling others for years- is hitting the news EVERY DAY now.
And Mom, I know we disagree on this, but I thought the Constitution and due process, and law meant something! Now come to find out, it means nothing, because everything is “for the children.” (and here, and here, and here and everywhere). Mom, Hitler did the SAME THINGS, and told us that it “takes a village to raise a child,” and all that, and look how that turned out.
Now, people are waking up, Mom! After only 16 years of this crap, and our country going broke, and people are talking about RATS nibbling away at our Democracy, and eventually, we know these same will be nibbling away at our children as well, like this little ditty about RATS , from the Intercepts latest Edward Snowden document releases:
Mom- while the Intercept does an amazing job of providing the public with a glimpse of how our own governments are nibbling through the bottom of the huge DVIC trough, and destroying or selling democracy, they frequently miss how those who “come in the name of the children” are also those who go away holding the children by the hand. And, sometimes, the Intercept is ALSO a huge part of the problem, because it is largely becoming partisan media. Mom, I told them about these rats over three years ago, for example.
But, Mom, look at how hese billion dollar Military Industrial Complex subsidiary industries of the DVIC are raking in BILLIONS of dollars per year to “eradicate” problems that have existed since time began, and how they are using the good names of our children to do it. Just today for example, these vampires are reading this, and the many of my stories like this, that chronicles how these “good guys and gals” are subtly threatening our children with phony moral imperatives in the guise of the moral panic industrial complex, aka “Bernaysian Crisis PR”.
Which is why I also read Techdirt.com, by Mike Masnik, who invented the term the Streisand Effect, and his team of writers that covers news and tech news from a legal perspective. You might also remember Masnik as the originator of the Shirky-Masnik bureaucracy Perpetuation Principle as well.
And he, like me, is concerned about all the RATS that have streamed into America from Britain, after they were led here by NSA cheese and DVIC dollars.
Masnik writes about a program that the GCHQ used to undermine anonymity, privacy, and even redirect searches over the eMule and BitTorrent platforms, and selectively send targeted results to targeted persons IP’s (and these agencies-as I have noted EVERYWHERE, are redirecting ALL searches of EVERYONE most of the time) under the thin veneer of goodguyism and ‘saving the children’.
But the “human experimentation” didn’t stop there- not by a longshot, because then, the GCHQ would send the results to London Metro police and the FBI, who then participated in the activity in a variety of ways, ranging from political to other targeted activity, such as malware delivery (and all of this long before the Section 41 ‘changes’ became a “general warrant”-and all of THIS without Congressional oversight, or even judicial approval). And then, they sent their contrived ‘information’ and ‘anonymous tips’ down to the local level, where gang stalking takes place.
Over in the UK, GCHQ was taking much more proactive steps toward turning torrent traffic into both a weapon and a source of intel.
“The page describes DIRTY RAT, a GCHQ web application used by analysts that at the time had “the capability to identify users sharing/downloading files of interest on the eMule (Kademlia) and BitTorrent networks. … For example, we can report on who (IP address and user ID) is sharing files with ‘jihad’ in the filename on eMule. If there is a new publication of an extremist magazine then we can report who is sharing that unique file on the eMule and BitTorrent networks.”
The RAT was also tasked with gathering info to be shared with law enforcement….
…A tool called PLAGUE RAT “has the capability to alter the search results of eMule and deliver tailored content to a target,” the wiki article states. “This capability has been tested successfully on the Internet against ourselves and testing against a real target is being pursued.”
So, Masnik is one of the few who is aware that our Democracies are crawling with RATS, and, so, mom, while I appreciate you letting me live in your basement all these years, I think a change is in order, because sleeping with rats isn’t my idea of America.
More from Masnik:
Released Snowden Doc Shows NSA Thwarting Electronic Dead Drops By Using Email Metadata
from the ‘just-metadata’-strikes-again dept
The latest batch of Snowden docs published at The Intercept cover a lot of ground. The internal informational sheets from the Signals Intelligence Directorate include info on a host of surveillance programs that haven’t been revealed by previous document dumps. Nor do they discuss the programs in full. As such, some of the information is limited.
One of those published last week mentions the NSA’s targeting of internet cafes in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries using a program called MASTERSHAKE. Using MASTERSHAKE, analysts were apparently able to drill down location info to which target was sitting in which chair at the cafes under surveillance.
Further down the page [PDF], past this brief mention of a program discussed more fully elsewhere, there’s another interesting tidbit. Apparently, the NSA can suss out electronic dead drops using harvested metadata. (h/t Electrospaces)
[REDACTED] will be briefing on THERAPYCHEATER. This is a system that uses metadata analysis to detect and exploit the communication patterns of targets about whom the SIGINT system has no specific a priori knowledge. By identifying suspicious patterns in the access to draft folders of webmail accounts, THERAPYCHEATER will identify email addresses potentially being used in a form of covert communication known as a cyber dead drop. There are numerous examples in both SIGINT and collateral of terrorists using cyber dead drops to communicate operational information and plans.