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Comment: Re:It's going to get worse quickly! (Score 2) 109

by AHuxley (#48882395) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months
Re:"The first amendment has officially been shredded, and now comes the icing on the cake."
Anonymity and privacy for whistleblowers is gone with systems like Tempora https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The ability to track back any contact with a journalist removes all anonymity. The privacy of the message could be lost to malware.
GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media (19 jan 2015)
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-...
The US always thought it was legally covered with a free and unrestrained press.
Re "Nobody seems to know anything at all about any of these other programs"
The UK media could be the way to understand the tracking and results.

Comment: Re:Be afraid (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by AHuxley (#48881421) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months
Re "This rather random assortment of charges that make you go "huh?"
The US press and media thought it had it all after the Pentagon Papers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_Papers#The_Supreme_Court_allows_further_publication
Now the US press has to try and stay how many hops away before publishing or commenting?
Very chilling for the US press.

Comment: Re:Always presume parallel construction (Score 1) 126

by AHuxley (#48871935) Attached to: Silk Road 2.0 Deputy Arrested
Re: I'm guessing it's parallel construction derived from classified capabilities
Did feds mount a sustained attack on Tor to decloak crime suspects? (Jan 22 2015)
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
.. "protocol to carry out two classes of attack that together may have been enough to uncloak people "

Comment: Re:Domestic war (Score 0) 148

by AHuxley (#48863811) Attached to: Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants
Re: "German forces were forced to go around it in the interests of time."
Germany had the skills and planners to ensure the Maginot Line was useless. Germany went around and over forts.
Re "Multiple zones are needed, including zone de sécurité, zone d'exclusion."
East Germany tried that for the Berlin Wall and its different restricted boarder zones. People still made it over, under and escaped a massive set of complex local controls and a real wall with all its complexity.
All France can do now is fund a massive infiltration of its population with informants, spies and under cover police.
East Germany found that much more effective at preventing people from even getting to the restricted boarder zones.
As for France and its romantic return to building big forts what exclusion zone would be considered?
Lots of eminent domain? Lots of just and preliminary compensation around each site?
Or just build a big fort on the existing land at each site?

Comment: Re:Drones? (Score 3, Interesting) 207

by AHuxley (#48863329) Attached to: US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms
What is a drone to the Army? Something bigger?
It depends on who has to be sold on the emerging drone threat.
Aeronautical engineers in South America could be working on stealthy new drones to fly in drugs. AWACS might not see that new drug drone.
A stealthy glider is released and allows a drone like control system to fly in wealthy illegal immigrants every night.

Comment: Re:Altitudinally challenged? (Score 2) 207

by AHuxley (#48863015) Attached to: US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms
Sell the new project with an animation. A cartoon of 50 normal looking shipping containers release 100 drab colored drones on pre programmed missions. No command and control to block, low flight, low speed.
Some music, national colors and activate the drone patrol system. An advanced computer tracks each of the cheap drones, an animated engage sequence and they all fail.
Its all in the sales pitch, music and fear of the drab third world drone.
Another nation is sold into a multi layer, decades long contract to rent the drone patrol system.

Comment: Re:Phalanx CIWS (Score 2) 207

by AHuxley (#48862975) Attached to: US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms
The US has a few issues with that. An older working system is not a new boondoggle.
A new system can be exported and then has to have new support contracts. Nations are then fully locked deep into US export grade command and control systems.
The other fear is reload time and the computer systems tracking a lot of moving objects.
Exocet or a few 1970's Soviet systems?

Comment: Re:Let's see if I got this right (Score 1) 371

by AHuxley (#48861051) Attached to: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN
Yes the anonymity and privacy part is for well funded NGO's, journalists and activists to help with Colour revolutions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... in other parts of the world.
The use of the same networks now has a legal backing to remove anonymity and privacy. Anonymity is removed by tracking to uncover the original ip on any type of network used.
Privacy is removed by using malware to capture the plain text of any message as entered.
The tracking of all whistleblowers as they try to contact any journalist would now be legal. The journalist would be bait, all press websites nothing more than tracking websites.
Offer a journalist a news story, get it published, get a court order as the story was real, track everyone who then makes contact.
A well published journalist is now a false-front website for the next few years. From parallel construction to just construction.

Comment: Re:And why are you telling us? (Score 1) 181

by AHuxley (#48852389) Attached to: NSA Hack of N. Korea Convinced Obama NK Was Behind Sony Hack
The same reason "collect it all" is now public, political leaders talk of tracking all communications and new encryption will have backdoors and trapdoors as offered or sold.
Bureaucrats, technocrats, contractors and pundits understand that every aspect of the internet is trackable, all encryption use can be traced and decoded.
Political leaders have often talked about material in public to sell a story. Quoting from decrypted embassy material over the decades to the the new policy statements about tracking all communications.
With all the new public statements about internet tracking why stop now?

Comment: Re:natural paralysis (Score 1) 81

by AHuxley (#48847671) Attached to: NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns
Most other nations will still have staff on site for a city, state, province or vital sector of their infrastructure.
A huge coal supply, cooling water and the staff can keep the lights on if the nation is ready and fully understands its own internal networks. Teams can work on error messages induced by national networks or just focus on the networking they can support.
Most nations should have kept the internet, a companies external email and billing networks away from critical infrastructure.
If a company did not keep that aspect air gapped then any code can find its way in from any email or connection request.
The real loss will be in big brands marketing. Who would trust a total national upgrade from strange foreign brands during bidding?
Bids by many nations will be rejected early on the question of country of origin and security.
40 or 100 years of engineering excellence and competitive prices will not even be considered. Another nation or a local cartel might be the only systems considered. The trust is gone.

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