Wire-tapping the Internet

“Was ich nicht weiss, macht mich nicht heiss”. Meaning: Put your head in the sand and live happily ever after. Or, wake up and smell the roses. Face Book which had started in 2004 [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook ] as a means to foster social networking among college grads, now turning into the Face Book Combine. The definition of combine not only implies policing and control over citizens, but also AI and robotic means for subjecting citizens to its will.
There is a variety of issues at stake, but all in all over the past years the idea of Face Book as a solely social venue is disappearing. How else to explain the many users who turn away from it, and the many users with sinister motives turning toward it. Propagating their militant views using Face Book and Twitter to also recruit the like-minded.
What else is crawling around those social networks ? Spy organisations making use of FB user data, such as the NSA [ PRISM spy program
NSA National Security Agency
http://www.zdnet.com/article/prism-heres-how-the-nsa-wiretapped-the-internet/
https://www.facebook.com/nsa.prismscannerbot ],
[ http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-06/concise-history-nsas-online-spying-program-prism ], [ https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140630/12101627734/fbi-cia-also-make-use-backdoor-searches-nsa-data-to-access-us-communications-without-warrant.shtml ].
I personally would not post anything on FB anymore that has any personal or private value. Too dangerous. Notwithstanding the fact, that FB in the meantime has shut down most of my functions, because of exposure to the truth.

NSA, KGB, Stasi – in Germany

Spy activities in Germany. By the NSA. Well, in fact the NSA [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency ] is collecting and monitoring all sorts of intelligence from private and corporate sectors, or from governments – home and foreign – for all sorts of purposes. For cross-purposes there are also the KGB (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности (КГБ)) and Stasi (German’s Staatssicherheit), both old (after WWII and operating during the cold war) entities of which the Stasi is not operational any more. During the 1980s the NSA also uncovered American spy activity perpetrated by their own, for the KGB and the Stasi, in Germany.

[Unter anderem, der Schatz vom Teufelsberg; in der Spiegel Januar 2014.] Teufelsberg, Berlin. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg ] where the NSA had been operational during the 1980s and employed a military analyst who then turned coat and spied for the KGB and for the Stasi.

Was haben wir hier ? eine grosse Aufregung unter den Deutschen ? That among others the NSA operates in Germany, where most Germans – and in particular the government – live under the perception that the United States are a friend of Germany. Looking at it from the other side of the coin, Germany likes to be a friend of the United States of America, after the war – that is WWII. Sounds to me like the story about the dog that gets kicked and then licks his master’s hands.

Cyber War

The largest agencies that control cyberspace in order to protect against cyber attacks and also collect data, are the NSA (US National Security Agency) under General Keith Alexander, also referred to as “Alexander the Geek”, and Kaspersky, the Russian counter part (Society of Information Security) in Moscow.

Attacks by any dangerous virus on the Internet are not only an annoyance, but can also result in physical attacks on important services and utilities, as Stuxnet has shown, a dangerous virus that had attacked the nuclear facilities in Iran. Others, capable of actually bringing down large sections of public power grids.

Cyber agencies in the United States, such as the NSA, and those in Russia, Kaspersky, in Moscow predominantly spent their resources on identifying serious cyber crimes and attacks, as well as conducting serious espionage.

[ http://i-hls.com/2013/08/global-cyber-review/ ] – on the renewed use of electric typewriters by the Russians. Are we going back in time to make use of old-fashioned tools in order to protect ourselves against some brainless morons, who actually believe they are hyper-intelligent because they found a way to hack into important information networks ? If that is all they can do, then their brain cannot be larger than a peanut.

What is really intelligent is, to find ways and means to counter such attacks. And with all such activities, it is the regular guy users who suffers most by having their e-mails investigated for any potential threats. Reminds me of the time when air travel changed profoundly and turned any little flight into a nightmare, JUST BECAUSE some body or certain groups of extremists created havoc.

In short, anybody signing into the WWW and using or producing any data, is today subjected to espionage. Information piracy is an ever accelerating activity.

As the CEO of Google already mentioned years ago “Google knows at any time who you are and where you are.” (not to be taken verbally). Communicating by mobile telephone is also not an option. Who knows, the electric typewriter thing may not be a real bad idea. Any way you slice it, war must be going on. If people cannot be killed using military weapons, then the next best thing is the ‘virtual kill’. Only one question remains: “why are killers and criminals so revered in society ?” And criminals they are, the everyday hackers.

[ http://list25.com/25-biggest-cyber-attacks-in-history/ ] s.a. LA GUERRE INVISIBLE. L’actualite,dec. 2013.