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  • #ukraine Russia invests much money to stirr trouble in Estonia

    I have just been reading the commendable annual report of the Estonian Security Police (available at is.gd/kapo2013). Its laconic prose gives an alarming insight into life on Europe's front line. It highlights the way in which different Kremlin-backed organisations try to stir up trouble among Estonians of Russian ethnic background – including arranging paramilitary summer camps, one of which was sponsored by the GRU (Russian military intelligence) and taught everything from propaganda skills to battlefield medicine. Similar efforts are under way in Latvia too.
    http://news.postimees.ee/2787688/edward-lucas-putin-s-defenders-in-the-west-ignore-those-who-know-russia-best

    these things don't come 'all of a sudden' or 'out of nowhere'

    Russia has invested in these organisations and paid for their paramilitary training for years now

    After years of seeding it is soon time to start collecting the fruits, being a part of Estonia

    It is clear since a few weeks that Estonia is next.

    NATO or Not because how should NATO react if everything is a proxy war ?

     

  • #ukraine this is where the action in East-Ukraine is

    one place to watch tomorrow is Odessa at the other side of the coast and where the national and local governments have mobilized and organised a much larger police and militia to keep control over events while deciding not to organize any special events for the 9th of May

    if Odessa stays firmly in the hands of the government, than the second question is if Maripul will be re-conquered (that is one building and some groups of street mobs burning tyres everynight to block traffic) and kept under control of the government

    if that is the case, than if you look at this map is the third strategic question if the government can keep the blockade of Slovansk so that nearly none of the few hundred members of the prorussian militias are lockedin so they can't spread among the other small cities and villages as they have done before - it is not sure if they will ever go into the city center because of the heavy armor and the high level of casualties that would bring

    it seems a better strategy to start 'mopping up' the other small cities and villages where some prorussian militias have taken over policestations and others without any resistance - although there were weapons present.

    but that said I think that no major action will have taken place before the 9th of may to not give any incentive to the prorussians and to have a bloody cycle of violence that would be immediately out of control (because of the enormous quantity of weapons amongst all kinds of activists, criminals and the population as a whole)

    meawhile more troops and divisons and heavy armour is being sent to the border - as the Russian troops don't retreat a centimer

    tomorrow and after the weekend battles everything will be more clear and it will also be clear for the military if they can start the military operations against the main remaining centers of the prorussian militias

  • #ukraine today is a nuclear military day

    First there was the news that Putin personally tested a longrange nuclear missile system capable of reaching Washington DC

    and afterwards we have learned that in our own English channel the Russians are sending a nuclear warship

    http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2014/05/russias-aircraft-carrier-admiral.html?spref=tw

     

  • #ukraine nearly another airline disaster because of russian spyplanes

    Russia is sending its spyplanes and bombers all over the world  nowadays (yesterday it was near California)

    at the same time they have annuled all exchange of information between the superpowers regarding those operations

    so this happens

    "According to Danish media an SAS plane performing CPH-FCO was close to colliding with a Russian IL20M shortly after take off from CPH. Apparently the Russian was not visible on airport and SAS aircraft radars.

    Link: http://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article2278920.ece - in Danish only

    Translated by google:

    An SAS plane took off from Copenhagen airport on 3 March, was on his way to Rome . But suddenly had to change course to avoid flying directly into a Russian patrol .Immediately after the aircraft had taken off , the pilots report that an unidentified aircraft flew in the middle of their route.

    The plane could not be seen on the airport surveillance system, and the pilots discovered nor the mysterious aircraft in their system. 90 meters from the collision
    A radar station intercepted the Russian aircraft and quickly reported it to the SAS plane that could reach to change course.The two aircraft passed each other 50 km south of Malmö with just 90 yards. The minimum limit is 300 meters.

    - It was very close. I can imagine that it must have been an unpleasant experience in the cockpit , says Jens Olsson from the Swedish accident commission.
    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6073732/

    maybe now CNN will be more than interested in the daily increasing military tensions, exercises and provocations at the eastern borders of Europe (today Putin personally launched a test missle that could reach Washington DC)

  • yahoo kills do-not-track and so kills the initiative

    this is the declaration

    As of today, web browser Do Not Track settings will no longer be enabled on Yahoo. As the first major tech company to implement Do Not Track, we’ve been at the heart of conversations surrounding how to develop the most user-friendly standard. However, we have yet to see a single standard emerge that is effective, easy to use and has been adopted by the broader tech industry.
    http://yahoopolicy.tumblr.com/post/84363620568/yahoos-default-a-personalized-experience

    it means in fact that the initiative of great big noble intentions is now being send to the dustbin as silently as possible and with a lot of whitewash and seflpromotion

    they don't do that to give a personalised experience, with do-not-track you could personalise your experience as much as wanted or not - that is effectivly personalised

    you will now have to use proxies, tor and other tools to stop the cookies, webbugs and other indicators that will try to follow your login (use different for different services), your browser (you can change), your IP address (use a proxy for that kind of service that you want to seperate from the global dataview)

    it shows another time that the big money is in profiling and that profiliing brings only money in if they are capable of collecting even the most detailed information of you. It shows that Yahoo is out to make more money and that they will do anything that is necessary to do that. To put it bluntly they are datawhores, selling data like whores sells their body, only they are selling our data (and we had to give permission)

    you can opt out of their profiling program here https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html but that is only minimal

  • (updated) after heartbleed and DNS rumours about the perfect OPENSSH leak ....

    source http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=gjkivAf3  (the attack script)

    according to other specialists this is a scam and not true

    but as a result of it and the hype and that not every attacker is reading all the posts about the attack scripts he is finding he will be attaching openssh with this and other scripts - so attacks on your openssh infrastructure will be more popular so if you have dormant accounts, old installations, bad installations on older or not good protected servers or networks, they will maybe not be able to break your openssh with this script, but they may find other things

    so I keep this post here, just as a warning that openssh is being targeted and tested again

    introduction

     

  • US realizes that Israel does as much industrial espionage as.... themselves

    "The former congressional staffer said the intelligence agencies did not give specifics, but cited "industrial espionage—folks coming over here on trade missions or with Israeli companies working in collaboration with American companies, [or] intelligence operatives being run directly by the government, which I assume meant out of the [Israeli] Embassy."

    Israel's espionage activities in America are unrivaled and go far beyond activities by other close allies, such as Germany, France, Britain and Japan, counter-intelligence agents told members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, Newsweek said.

    "I don't think anyone was surprised by these revelations," the former aide was quoted as saying.

    "But when you step back and hear ... that there are no other countries taking advantage of our security relationship the way the Israelis are for espionage purposes, it is quite shocking."
    http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-spying-us-alarming-level-133658376.html

    it is from allies - whatever their name :)

  • #ukraine the smokescreen from Putin

    he declares that the troops will go back from the Ukr border and go back to their previous positions - that is only about 30 km or so - the only solution is to make a demilitarized zone of for example 100km

    but there is no movement at all, the troops are still standing ON the border as was the case a week ago and the Ukr border guards and the Russian troops see each other

    he also said that the referendum should take place another time - he didn't say that there shouldn't be a referendum but the circumstances are not present to hold any referendum

    he also says that the presidential election of the 25th of May is a step forward that he supports but at the same time he doesn't ask the russian militias to lay down the arms and liberate the two cities and the buildings in some other so that these elections can take place in a free and orderly manner

    no he asks Ukraine to stop the antiterrorist operations - even if they are not as fast and massive as they should have been according to many critics in Kiev

    the reason is that the main militia in Sloviansk is in fact encircled and can't leave the city (they were stopped each time during intensive battles) and that although arms and volunteers are still passing through the enormous borders of Ukraine their numbers are much lower

    at the other side not only Odessa didn't fall in prorussian hands - even after the manipulation of the news after the drama in the building - but the governemnt and the local authorities are taking each days new series of measures and re-inforcements to control any crowds in the coming days (although we still have to see that)

    the same situation in Mariupol where the police and the russian militia are playing cat and mouse but Ukr troops are mobilizing just outside the city and that picture is now present in many small cities in these provinces where power changes from time to time between the governmental troops and the prorussian militias

    so in fact it is a lot of hot air for short sellers and people who are living on naive dreams

    tomorrow is the last day before the 9th of may and much will be clear in the coming two days even if the Ukr army hasn't started any big offensive yet (but troops and tanks are still being sent to those regions)

  • #ukraine after the cancellations of US businesses to Putins Propaganda Economic Summit, what about the Europeans

    "The St. Petersburg forum, styled as Russia’s answer to the annual economic meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has thus become the latest battleground in the geopolitical contest of wills between Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin over the fate of Ukraine.

    Although sanctions imposed by Mr. Obama do not legally preclude American companies from sending representatives to the gathering, administration officials have told the top executives that personally participating would make them propaganda tools for Mr. Putin, who could use their presence to refute the notion that he has been isolated internationally.

    The pullout could be embarrassing for Mr. Putin, who attends the forum. As of Monday, the forum’s website was still trumpeting the participation of some American executives who now plan to skip the session. A picture of Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, for instance, was shown on the site even as a company executive privately said “there’s almost zero chance” he will go unless the Ukraine situation suddenly reverses course.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/world/europe/us-urges-executives-to-skip-russian-forum.html

    should you go to give a hand to Putin and listen to his grand idea in a country that is sending heavy weapons and volunteers into a neighboring country only because it wants a normal judicial and democratic state and have close relations with Europe ?

    should you go to give a hand to Putin and listen to his grandstanding while he is and his croonies are sending all kinds of diplomatic, military and covered threats to an ever increasing number of countries which have borders with Russia

    should you go to give a hand to Putin and give him the illussion that business is as usual at the same moment that he is developing a newrussian vision which wants to reconquer the lost territories in the east and makes any acceptable form of democracy and opposition very dangerous not to say impossible in his own country while using any channel he has to impose a propaganda news environment that has nothing to do with any sense of open and democratic debate you are used to in your own country

    you shouldn't - this is neither the time, nor the place and surely not the kind of leader you should spend money on (for the moment)

     

  • #ukraine will germany lead us (nowhere) ?

    In Berlin, senior officials and politicians understand that Germany cannot lead its partners on Russia policy if it is on one side of the spectrum of EU opinion on how to handle Moscow – the soft side. Rhetorically, Merkel’s tough words on Russia in recent months have positioned Germany close to the middle. As for a possible shift on substance, it is too early to tell where Germany will end up. The pressures on Germany to remain Russia’s special friend in Europe – from business, sections of the SPD (as well as some Christian Democrats) and much of public opinion – are immense. But Germany’s partners, in the US as well as in Europe, hope that the Gauck speech marks the start of a new era in Germany foreign policy – one that is less commercially-driven, more favourable to common EU policies and more willing to take on greater responsibility for European security.
    http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/what-wrong-german-foreign-policy?

    if there is another paradigma that will be put into question than it is the military participation of Germany in the defense of Europe and its partners. It will be a first in recent European history to have german soldiers next to americans, brits and others fighting to keep off the Russians or their proxy armies or to show to be willing to do so

    even the intentions and declarations which wouldn't leave any doublt are enough to make people have some (more) doubts in Moscow about the course to follow

  • #ukraine the 18th of May the Russian antiputin opposition wants to rally

    "Mass rallies are planned in Russia on May 18th...
    "In May 18, 2014 in the largest cities in Russia are planned mass demonstrations against the policy of the "dictator" of Vladimir Putin with the slogan "down with Putin in the Kremlin."
    Social networks began active call for mass protests against the policy of "eternal" President Vladimir Putin.
    These meetings must pass on May 18 in the major cities of Russia under the slogan "down with Putin in the Kremlin." In Moscow March against the "dictator" Putin will take place in Manezh Square, in Moscow.
    As is well known, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, considered the eternal President. Holds the power in your hands in the country through fear terrorists in mythical spends many features of the budget of the Russian Federation; supports the corruption of its employees; attacks on sovereign States neighbors. In Russia established the "dictatorship"-protest, even for nothing-or in any case."
    https://www.facebook.com/EnglishMaidan/posts/319798321501919

    last time they held a big rally was in Moscow with 10.000

    the other smaller manifestations were easily broken up

    but anxiety about the military policy and the internal clamp down have only increased the last weeks in Russia as the effects of the opposition and the installation of warlike 'big brother state' à la 1984 is becoming ever more concrete every week

  • #ukraine the new Russia they want to create in Ukraine (without direct intervention)

    "In Luhansk the self-proclaimed “peoples’s governor”, Valery Bolotov, surrounded by armed men, announced on Monday that he was taking all authorities:  law enforcement, administrative, tax, even penitentiary, under his control. He read out an “order” about the holding of a “referendum” on May 11.  This will contain one question: “Do you support the Act proclaiming the state independence of the Luhansk People’s Republic?”

    He added that there would be no problem with voters’ lists, ballot papers etc.  Nor with its purported result, one can assume, judging by the way the “referendum” in the Crimea was organized and “observed” and its results falsified,

    Oleg Tsaryov who recently withdrew his candidacy for president and started an organization called “South – East” was present and stated confidently that the May 25 presidential elections would not take place.  His grandiose plans for “Novorossiya” are reported by the Russian propaganda channel LifeNews.  Tsaryov follows Russian president Vladimir Putin as stating that this new “country” of Novorossiya can be based on the Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhya, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

    On Monday the presidium of the Luhansk regional council issued a statement saying that elections were now impossible, and that the agreement of Feb 21 should be restored.  This would reinstate Viktor Yanukovych, who is in hiding under Russian protection in the Rostov region from which the Ural trucks with armed men came.
    http://khpg.org/index.php?id=1399384730

    meanwhile guns and volunteers keep pouring in from Russia but to call that an official invasion

    it is against anything written in the Geneva agreement

  • #ukraine after the faked Crimea referendum results (official Russian news) how they will do the next one ...

    and as the international press agencies will only do a copy/paste of the international press message of the Russian international Press center it will make the headlines around the world - even if afterwards it was all fake and couldn't be further from the truth than that Kiev is a neighborhood in Moscow

    this is why intelligence services need to intercept certain telephone and other services (but not those of a whole society in case they could eventually find something somewhere if they have the resources for it)

    this is why intelligence services should prioritize their assets and resources on very specific organisations, situations and persons because this is what they are supposed to do

    source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18RziLIl30&feature=youtu.be

     this is the article translated by Google translate  http://www.theinsider.ua/politics/5369e40c952c4/

    osiyska party prepares and coordinates the activities of the holding in eastern Ukraine , Donetsk referendum to establish the People's Republic .

    SBU is unequivocal evidence to the press office.

    " The Security Service of Ukraine has received unequivocal evidence of preparation and coordination of activities with the Russian side held in the eastern regions of Ukraine the so-called " referendum " to create" Donetsk People's Republic " of previously known results ," - said in a statement .

    This, by the SBU danmy indicates record conversations head movement "Russian Unity " Oh Barkashov (Moscow) with the leader of the unregistered organization " Orthodox Donbass" D. fighters (Donetsk ).Speaking fighters asks Russian military support for the success of the so-called referendum on May 11. Instead Barkashov offers to falsify the results of the survey, "draw 100%" for ".
    " In a conversation there is profanity " - poperezhdayut at SBU.

    To post attached audio with subtitles in Russian, English and German.
    https://translate.google.be

  • belgian downloader has to pay 40.000 Euro for some disney films

    first it is so much because he doesn't have the money to pay the offer to buy himself out of trial for 10.000 to 15.000 euro

    it is not that he placed them online or that he was a major downloader, he only downloaded some films for his girls, something that probably is done by a lot of dads and moms

    it proofs another time that the trackers in the p2P system that are placed on the files are sometimes connecting to the copyrightcontrol firms that are paid by the studios and the owners

    so it may be dangerous to use torrents if you are not using some precautions

    at the other side, he said he watched the films on youtube before

    so ?

    one can ask what is the link between the sum and the infraction ? isn't this over the top ?

  • #ukraine Russian internet to be totally concentrated in Russia without outside dns servers

    source http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://www.securitylab.ru/news/452326.php&usg=ALkJrhgBmHbIiQGMghG2m46hn1FDj6OOqg

    In fact it means that no operator can have any dns servers for the .ru .su or .rf domain outside of Russia and that each dns operator will not be managed by the independent organization but by a politicized federal administration under the control of the government. It also means that they will be obliged to install some filters.

  • #ukraine US ITfirms start sanctions against Russian financial institutions

    source translated http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://www.securitylab.ru/news/452357.php&usg=ALkJrhhyo_6M4bgTvvrjLrG8aqXP7gI_UQ

    that will pose some big problems in some banks and institutions

  • mediafreedom in Russia, blog about corruption and get 2 years of prison

    source http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://www.securitylab.ru/news/452367.php&usg=ALkJrhgTjfQpOz0XqXWqlSW5EWe5-6huYA

  • if you have a website in Russia you have to spy on your users for the spies

    translated by Google Translate

    "So , the bill № 428884-6 " On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on streamlining the exchange of information with the use of information and telecommunication networks " introduced yesterday Gosdury Safety Committee . The bill contains the following mandatory standards :

        
    Physical person or legal entity shall notify the competent authority ( Roscomnadzor ) The commencement of activities to organize distribution and (or ) the exchange of data between users on the network " Internet " .
        
    This person is obliged " to store information about the reception , transmission, delivery and processing of voice information , writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any kind acts committed by users in disseminating information and (or) data exchange " within 6 months after the end of these actions.
        
    This person is required to provide this information to the authorities carrying out the OSA (ie , the FSB, the Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service , Foreign Intelligence Service , Federal Drug Control Service , Customs, the Federal Penitentiary Service , Foreign Intelligence Defense Ministry ) or safety (ie , PBS) .
        
    Obzany telecom operators to identify users ' data services and providing access to information and telecommunications network " Internet " .
        
    Activities are considered implemented in the territory of Russia, if two ( user or service provider ) at least one is on the territory of Russia. In other words, Western Internet companies are required to comply with these requirements, if they have at least one Russian in the list of customers.
        
    Failure to give notice or failure to store and deliver information stored subject to a fine for individuals ( up to five thousand rubles) and legal entities ( two hundred thousand ) .

    The bill will affect at least 6 million domains / websites registered domains . Ru,. Su and . Rf on January 14, 2013 . Even if we assume that each user a single domain, it turns out a few million people will fall under the new law . That's the minimum . Maximum I imagine I'm afraid . In Russia in the autumn of 2013 ( estimates vary) was between 50 and 70 million Internet users . And they spread (the same pictures in the net ), or exchange (via Jabber, Skype, e-mail address ) information. In other words , " under the hood " secret services themselves should raise from 45 to 57 percent of the population .

    http://www.securitylab.ru/blog/personal/Business_without_danger/37632.php
    https://translate.google.com

    how nice from Putin, that very good man who is doing nothing wrong and is only being pushed in all of this because of the west and our powers and we don't understand him and should better help him because he is such a good guy we should try to understand and let him do whatever he wants to do and that is so far from our bed and doesn't concern us (yet)

  • if you have a website in Russia you have to spy on your users for the spies

    translated by Google Translate

    "So , the bill № 428884-6 " On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on streamlining the exchange of information with the use of information and telecommunication networks " introduced yesterday Gosdury Safety Committee . The bill contains the following mandatory standards :

        
    Physical person or legal entity shall notify the competent authority ( Roscomnadzor ) The commencement of activities to organize distribution and (or ) the exchange of data between users on the network " Internet " .
        
    This person is obliged " to store information about the reception , transmission, delivery and processing of voice information , writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any kind acts committed by users in disseminating information and (or) data exchange " within 6 months after the end of these actions.
        
    This person is required to provide this information to the authorities carrying out the OSA (ie , the FSB, the Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service , Foreign Intelligence Service , Federal Drug Control Service , Customs, the Federal Penitentiary Service , Foreign Intelligence Defense Ministry ) or safety (ie , PBS) .
        
    Obzany telecom operators to identify users ' data services and providing access to information and telecommunications network " Internet " .
        
    Activities are considered implemented in the territory of Russia, if two ( user or service provider ) at least one is on the territory of Russia. In other words, Western Internet companies are required to comply with these requirements, if they have at least one Russian in the list of customers.
        
    Failure to give notice or failure to store and deliver information stored subject to a fine for individuals ( up to five thousand rubles) and legal entities ( two hundred thousand ) .

    The bill will affect at least 6 million domains / websites registered domains . Ru,. Su and . Rf on January 14, 2013 . Even if we assume that each user a single domain, it turns out a few million people will fall under the new law . That's the minimum . Maximum I imagine I'm afraid . In Russia in the autumn of 2013 ( estimates vary) was between 50 and 70 million Internet users . And they spread (the same pictures in the net ), or exchange (via Jabber, Skype, e-mail address ) information. In other words , " under the hood " secret services themselves should raise from 45 to 57 percent of the population .

    http://www.securitylab.ru/blog/personal/Business_without_danger/37632.php
    https://translate.google.com

    how nice from Putin, that very good man who is doing nothing wrong and is only being pushed in all of this because of the west and our powers and we don't understand him and should better help him because he is such a good guy we should try to understand and let him do whatever he wants to do and that is so far from our bed and doesn't concern us (yet)