07/04/2014

The london police has an intellectual crime Unit who takes websites down

this is the message that appears

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#ukraine what is the legal status of the Russian tanks in Ukraine ?

well this is a russian tank in an Ukranian city occupied by militias that are prorussian but not russian and Russia says that it is not responsable for them or linked to them

but

this tank has crossed the Ukr_russian border - which isn't fully Under control of the Ukr government and which the Russian government hasn't closed neither to prevent more bloodshed (calming down as it is called)

it has clearly a Russian flag

it is on Ukranian territory against the will of the Ukr government

so ..... there are some questions here

* if a tank like a ship goes Under a flag of a country it is supposed to represent that country (especially if that country doesn't deny that its tanks are on the other side of the border) and so it is responsable for these tanks (and internationally it has done a real military incursion into the country)

* if that tank was not stolen (were they prosecuted), not sold (by who to who) or given than how did these people get a Russian tank

it is said that they are given to the rebels but that doesn't make youi as a country less responsable for inciting war and civil war and so on

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first military dronefight in #Ukraine - more to come (robots next ?)

this is the tweet

the Ukr army and the militias have been shooting down each other drones before - some just above the Ukraine border and the Ukraine border patrol will get a new sophisticated drone to help them Watch the border

but from shooting down drones and using them for surveillance and espionage

the next step to actually use them as military attack instruments during a war

will change the whole discussion about military and espionage drones in Europe (and NATO) totally

there is no confirmation by video or pics yet but it is probable

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is openleaks an FBI operation ?

"Today the OpenLeaks web-site contains information about their non-functioning email system and a ‘stream of consciousness’ diatribe, from Domscheit-Berg, about why leaking is difficult.  He makes it clear that his organisation is steering clear of actual leaking but will provide information to others about how to go about it.  A reasonable conclusion, from reading the information on the web-site, as provided by Domscheit-Berg’s fairly ordinary intellect, is that OpenLeaks has no such information to provide.

 

If OpenLeaks is being maintained as an F.B.I. ‘honey-pot’, Domschiet-Berg’s operational activity of attracting contact from potential leaders of leaking organisations, is the next best  thing to receiving information from actual leakers.  This would also solve the problem of maintaining Domscheit-Berg’s shaky cover story and the cover of OpenLeaks.  The F.B.I. would  be able to receive information they could use to identify the next generation of potential Julian Assange’s, information with great potential valuable to more than one sector of the U.S. Government.

 

Based upon Domscheit-Berg’s performance to date, as recently confirmed by his public comments in the above panel-interview video, there is no doubt that he is the LAST person who anyone should contact should they wish to commence leaking activities.  No doubt if he receives any information about persons interested in whistle-blowing activities, he would be happy to oblige the F.B.I. by providing it to them, particularly if he could enhance his public-image whilst by doing so.  One would hope that any hapless, well-meaning person would steer well clear of Domscheit-Berg and OpenLeaks.
http://darkhorsenet.wordpress.com

The problem is that Domscheit-Berg has been cooperating in the Manning trial and that you can only do that if you don't want to get convicted anyway you can only cooperate with the FBI.

the second thing is that the site is still not working which makes it a perfect honeypot because you receive information but you don't publish i

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07/03/2014

BAE tries to kill the story about the hedge fund that lost millions after hack

It was a story that send shockwaves throughout the industry and probably did Financial controllers reach for their phones to check who was going to control if the hedge funds in their country or under their responsability had done enough to protect themselves against targeted attacks and had isolated and protected enough their most important information businesswise (the models on which you make your investment décisions that is)

now BAE is trying to kill the story and making all communications with its employee who made the comment on camera impossible

you can take them on their word that it is as the PR guys are now trying to tell the world or you can suppose that there is more to the story and that it really happened but that their client was so upset because they were probably identified (it is a small world) and were having problems keeping their big clients and creditors on board.

"An executive at a division of cybersecurity firm BAE Systems "incorrectly presented" an alleged cyberhacking incident involving a hedge fund, a company spokesperson said Wednesday.

The executive, Paul Henninger, global product director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, told CNBC in June that his firm had found and stopped a malicious cyber-intrusion into a hedge fund client. Henninger declined to identify the hedge fund.

But on Wednesday, BAE Systems spokesperson Natasha Davies said that the attack Henninger had described as a real event involving a hedge fund had in fact been a "scenario" used by cyber experts inside BAE Systems. CNBC reported on the event on June 19. The original story noted that BAE Systems was the source and that CNBC could not independently verify that the attack had actually happened.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101807792#_gus

the story about how the story came to light and what happened afterwards

if we say that there was pannick in the Financial sector after this story, we are not exagerating, in some Financial places the certs put out warnings and went into amber status (high danger) and refused to comment about the reasons for doing so (but it may be something else)

even as a scenario, it is a worst case scenario because it is so simple

how much of the data that is important for the decision-making in which investments is on the personal computers or desktop machines and what is the influence on the market if that data falls in the hand of another trader who will now know exactly how you will react in the market

there is no information more precious than knowing exactly what the other investors will do in the market at any given moment

it is Worth billions because you could make billions in seconds and unless they have found a smoking gun they wouldn't be able to attack you for it because you could show them that you had only the same state of mind but just a bit earlier than them (so you took the profils from them)

and as a reminder

but in the story that was published afterwards some other sources were talking about a 2 year timeframe in which 20 of the top50 hedgefunds were the victims of targeted attacks without telling if they had lost some information or money or exposed themselves to any risk  so read this story http://www.cnbc.com/id/101778725

and as they say you don't have to hack many of them to have a real influence on the market (cowboy capitalism)

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biological warfare : US army is working on superblood to stop infections

"A new study funded by DARPA, the scientific research arm of the military, has figured out how human red blood cells can be modified to produce and deliver protein antidotes and other antibody-based medicines throughout the body. With blood transfusions, these cells could theoretically neutralize biological toxins for soldiers on the battlefield.

 

"We wanted to create high-value red cells that do more than simply carry oxygen. Here we've laid out the technology to make mouse and human red blood cells in culture that can express what we want and potentially be used for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes," Harvey Lodish of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts told the Independent.
http://mic.com/articles/92685/darpa-has-genetically-engin...

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the international financial industry is now turned upside down by US antifraud law

"Observers said fund managers are becoming more conservative in the wake of global developments such as the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and other U.S. efforts.

Following large settlements paid to the U.S. by Credit Suisse Group AG and BNP Paribas SA, "Other countries are getting angry about the size of the fines and are grumbling about retaliation," said Jonathan Lachowitz, a cross-border investment adviser based in Lexington, Mass., and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mutual funds are regulated differently from other investments and could be a target, he said.

David Kuenzi, an investment manager in Madison, Wis., who works with Americans abroad, said that selling U.S. mutual funds to those investors had long been prohibited. "But it was matter of 'Don't ask, don't tell.' Now the firms are getting more aggressive about compliance," he said.

A spokesman for Putnam Investments said the firm is no longer accepting additional investments into existing accounts held by non-U.S. residents.

The spokesman said the changes were made "in accordance with U.S. anti-money-laundering and 'Know Your Customer' policies" and in response to recent tightening of European laws limiting sales of funds not registered in their jurisdictions.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fidelity-bans-u-investors-o...

this is a fundamental change that will change the Financial industry for ever - especially after the enormous fines that BNP-Paribas has received and which are the real incentive for every US firm to abide by the rules nobody cared about before.

this is a bit like our information securitypolicy - don't ask and we don't do anything and as long as there are no fines, we really don't care

and you just need one big victim paying a big fine to get a whole industry moving out of fear of being the next one

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boycot Putin FIFA 2018 now - Stop the War Machine - NO JUPILER ANYMORE

source http://www.boycottputinnow.com/inbev/

No more Jupiler for me - there are other beers but check if it isn't part of Inbev

and no vodka either

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Russia implements a chinese wall for webservices

"

Last night, the Russian State Duma (parliament) passed the first bill requiring that the personal data of all Russians should be stored inside the country.

 

The effects of the bill, if passed, would be wide-ranging, touching just about every international service used by Russians. Essentially, it would mean that Facebook, Google or any other international online service – including apps – used by people in Russia would need to have physical servers inside Russia’s borders.

 

Furthermore, these non-Russian companies would not be allowed to send data outside the country unless they can provide certain guarantees on data storage inside the country. For those who do not, the state telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor will require carriers to restrict access to those services.

 

The bill also proposes amendments to laws covering personal information and data protection.

 

A rough Google translate version of the key part of the bill says:

 

“When collecting personal data, including through information and the internet telecommunications network, the operator is required to provide a record that the systematization, accumulation, storage, updating and retrieval of personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation, is held on databases located in the territory of the Russian Federation.”

 

If this law is enforced to the letter — it would take effect in September 2016 — it could mean a fundamental change to how both international and Russian tech companies use international hosting services, not to mention huge costs for implementing the changes.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/02/russia-moves-to-ban-onli...

This does not only have an effect on the webservices and apps who would need to store that information in Russia and Russia alone (and according to the Russian laws make it available for surveillance, becoming in fact a Partner or collaborator in the limited democracy autocracy of Putin)

it will also have an impact on anyone working in or with Russians or working from Russia.

If one is really interested in extending democracy a big investment in Tor services and access is one option to bypass these and other limitations.

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07/02/2014

this is why a speculator has bought from the FBI the bitcoin cash of Silk Road

The 13 million dollar worth of bitcoins that the FBI had seized from Silk Road was auctioned off for the first time.

'With just 13 million bitcoins in circulation, it can be hard for new companies to buy large chunks of the digital currency without driving prices up. But the arrangement with Draper will help Vaurum provide its clients with easier access to bitcoins. “It’s still quite difficult to get access to bitcoin in these developing economies, Bhama wrote in blog post announcing the news, “and that’s exactly where it is needed the most. Our goal is to build reliable infrastructure and increase liquidity, which are two major challenges in the ecosystem.”
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/vaurum/

he will use it for his own service company that sets up bitcoin exchanges for companies

before they would have found it to hard to enter the market because there would be not enough bitcoins available for them to have immediately a critical impact on the market

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07/01/2014

#ukraine and the threat of war is there again (not before the end of the world cup)

no, you don't have to worry they won't interrupt the matches of the world cup for breaking news that Russian tanks have now officially entered Ukraine - even if every day a few new Russian tanks are crossing the border as gifts to the militia's. This is also the reason why it is taking so long because we are no longer talking about simple guerilla's or terrorists but about militia's having tanks, mortars and longrange anti-tank guns and ground-to-air missiles that are being used. This changes naturally the possiblities of attacking them and the dynamics of the battle.

the reason is that they have to hold out untill the middle of July because the Russian Army is regrouping its troops at the Ukranian border (according to NATO and the Pentagon) and all this is just the mathematics of the logistics. How many tanks can you move from point 1 to point 2 with all the facilities for the people and the necessities for the hardware (like fuel). And we are not speaking about a few tanks here and there but about hundreds or thousands of tanks and people and trucks and so on that have to move and be prepared and approvisioned to be able to continue its attack inside Ukraine without having to wait for fuel or ammunication

all the rest is just propaganda and trying to get the best image possible in the international press and if that is not possible to have the best framework possible to be able to sell it more easily to their own public and the not-so-interested public in the west (who only read a few headlines).

it was not the president who broke or ended the ceasefire. There was no ceasefire because the firing never ceased and the only effect of the ceasefire was that the governmental troops couldn't go on the offensive which meant that their actions were very limited. The ceasefire was also necessary for the Russians to bring in more arms and tranks across the border withoiut being noticed or stopped.

these are not terrorists, guerilla's or so on. They have tanks, mortars and all kinds of specialised hardware. So don't feel sorry for them. They can defend themselves and they even attack military positions all the time.

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the new Islamic Reich that ISIS wants to build (also in Europe and Africa)

well you can't say that you didn't know

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06/26/2014

#ukraine Putin speaks peace but still infiltrates his tanks piece by piece

this is one from yesterday

meanwhile the International press is writing withoiut questioning that he is showing his good intentions and that some European countries are believing him

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06/25/2014

US army reservists train soldiers in Cybersecurity and cyberwar capabilities

""This course really helps us get our workforce certified and trained in concert with their active component brethren," said Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Ramon Cuevas, N7 senior enlisted advisor for Commander Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command. 

Highly-qualified instructors, composed entirely of drilling Reservists working on Annual Training orders, spent each class day directing students through the challenging course, highlighting such topics as operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as discussing strategies and tactics to those who are charged with standing on the front lines of the constantly evolving cyber battlefield. At the end of the course, Reservists needed to pass a rigorous, comprehensive exam in order to achieve certification. All 11 students passed the test.

Focusing on the "bottom line," Director of Training (N7), Shawn L. Smith, explained the necessity to always take "the approach that best serves the mission" first. Stressing fiscal re-sponsibility and the welfare of every Sailor, Smith recognized early that Reserve Component (RC) service members, already providing certification training to AC units, could be optimally utilized by serving as instructors to RC commands as well, reducing costs for the DOD across the board. By exercising this cost-effective tactic, Smith believes the Navy is getting "the most bang for our training buck."

As outlined in his Navigation Plan for 2013-2017, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert expressly stated the Navy's intention to "fully exploit cyberspace and the electro-magnetic spectrum as war fighting domains." This mission directly calls upon highly trained, operationally ready ITs to "defend our computer networks, sustain information assurance, devel-op network operations technology, as well as educate the next generation of cyber operators."

By implementing this new, stream-lined training model, SRP aims to coordinate its training mis-sion with the objectives set forth by the CNO, concentrating on delivering top-quality instruction to future cyber war-fighters, equipped with the skillset to maintain sustainable deterrence throughout the cyber world. 

Figuring out better ways to utilize ITs throughout the RC and developing a more capable ready response force is at the center of what Capt. Andrew Caldera, deputy commander, Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command sees his office supporting  "The Reserves' role, first and foremost, is to be a strategic capability, ready to deploy forward, whenever needed," said Caldera.
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=81510

reservists I read

giving training and courses to Professional soldiers

helping soldiers to protect their lives by having secure networks during military operations

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human geography is now an important part of us international foreign operations

 "Human geography is a multi-discipline study of the Earth and how people move across it, where they gather and how they interact there. It combines numerous fields including history, political science, economics, geology, urban studies and anthropology. Studying human geography can be very important for soldiers, Lohman said, noting on-the-ground knowledge can indicate what is normal and what is out of place in a society, a province or a village.

 

In five deployments to Iraq with Special Forces, Lohman said, “we learned everything about an area before going there.” The important part of that learning, wasn't just the facts like what percentage of the populations was urban or who the local power players were, but “how is this going to affect what we're doing when we're there.” In short, area analysis and mission analysis, he said.

 

While human geography isn't a panacea for every military challenge, “it can provide a greater understanding of this world we live in and hopefully, we'll make fewer mistakes,” he said.
http://www.hstoday.us/single-article/mapping-the-earth-s-...

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