New Snowden Docs Reveal Brit Spies’ Attempts To Control & Manipulate WebSubmitted by McWilly on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:15
The Intercept published new revelations from Edward Snowden-provided documents, this time showcasing the underhanded villainy of the British GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), which has numerous programs in place designed to infiltrate personal data online and via mobile phones as well as toolsets designed to disseminate propaganda subversively.
The “tools” have been assigned boastful code names. They include invasive methods for online surveillance, as well as some of the very techniques that the U.S. and U.K. have harshly prosecuted young online activists for employing, including “distributed denial of service” attacks and “call bombing.” But they also describe previously unknown tactics for manipulating and distorting online political discourse and disseminating state propaganda, as well as the apparent ability to actively monitor Skype users in real-time—raising further questions about the extent of Microsoft’s cooperation with spy agencies or potential vulnerabilities in its Skype’s encryption. Here’s a list of how JTRIG describes its capabilities:
• “Change outcome of online polls” (UNDERPASS)
• “Mass delivery of email messaging to support an Information Operations campaign” (BADGER) and “mass delivery of SMS messages to support an Information Operations campaign” (WARPARTH)
There are many, many more as well. Full article HERE