March 7th, 2017

If you’re paranoid already…

…you might not want to read this.

Food for much thought.

21 Responses to “If you’re paranoid already…”

  1. Tatterdemalian Says:

    Wikileaks was compromised Oct. 18, 2016, when they released a set of bad confirmation signatures. These signatures are supposed to be part of a non-repeatable cryptographic chain, so everything since then should be considered a release by the people that compromised them.

  2. The Other Chuck Says:

    This latest and probably best wiki leaks expose reminds me of the old WW2 spy films I watched as a kid, and have occasionally rented on Netflix. Movies like 13 Rue Madeleine with Cagney & Richard Conte, or later films like Eye of the Needle with Donald Sutherland are great Saturday afternoon diversions.

    No paranoia here, just nostalgia, and a reminder that there is no possibility of a secret when more than one person knows.

  3. parker Says:

    If one is not highly suspicious of the federal government IMO one is naive at best. Yes, we need government to conduct foreign and domestic intelligence; but we know power corrupts and DC over time has grown far more powerful and continues to grasp for more. Its the nature of the behemoth to never stop grasping.

  4. Cornhead Says:

    I never believed the Russians hacked the DNC. Israel was always my guess. Hillary was owned by OPEC and the Arabs.

  5. groundhog Says:

    If you’re paranoid already


    Every useful tool against enemies can also be turned against us.

    No one has come up with a better solution.

  6. huxley Says:

    I never believed the Russians hacked the DNC. Israel was always my guess.

    Cornhead: As Instapundit would say, “Embrace the healing power of ‘And’.”

  7. Cornhead Says:


    Could be.

    The whole world hacked Hillary and somebody has the 30,000 deleted emails. Maybe that’s what Manafort and the Russians were discussing.

  8. Tuvea Says:

    Any radio signal can be intercepted. Any telephone line or switch can be tapped. The US Federal government has spent billions of dollars on creating a cryptography infrastructure.

    All that was done during World Wars I & II and the Cold War.

    It isn’t paranoid to think they haven’t stopped.

  9. Mike K Says:

    The DNC guy who was found shot to death in DC was probably the Wikileaks source. Seth Rich.

  10. TommyJay Says:

    Even Mark Zuckerberg has a piece of tape covering the camera lens and mic on his personal laptop. The idea that people actually pay money to have “Alexa” eavesdrop on every word and sound in their home is beyond belief.

    Don’t get me started on the silicon valley megalomaniacs and their computers wreaking havoc on our highways.

  11. The Other Chuck Says:

    Parker, agree 100%. In the proper hands it’s a necessary evil, otherwise a potential tool of oppression.

  12. Cap'n Rusty Says:

    Richard Fernandez is always a must read at times like this. His current article “The Long Knives,” as usual, provides no answer, but raises the right question. His commenters, especially “subotaibahadur” are valuable.

  13. Brian E Says:

    “William Binney, a mathematician who worked at the NSA for almost 40 years and helped automate its worldwide eavesdropping, said Utah’s computers could store data at the rate of 20 terabytes – the equivalent of the Library of Congress – per minute. ”

    Welcome to the future of NSA data collection. It’s supercomputer is three times faster than the fastest Cray to date, when completed will consume 65 megawatts, enough to power 10,000 homes.
    Total storage capacity is in the 1000’s of yottabytes.

    Everything is now being recorded. There are no secrets anymore. OK, maybe that’s a little paranoid.

  14. Brian E Says:

  15. huxley Says:

    Everything is now being recorded. There are no secrets anymore. OK, maybe that’s a little paranoid.

    Brian E: Not everything, but close enough for government work!

    Ain’t nothing paranoid about it.

    If the US went North Korea, I’d bet just about all adults could sent to a gulag based on something from all that data collection.

  16. parker Says:

    Brian E and huxley,

    Everyone I text or email is aware that I send silly messages. I offer an example:

    The mongoose is loose. 100 avocados are melting.

    54.o1 north by 23.8 east. Meet me tomorrow.

    Antelope banana if midnight giraffe.

    They spy, I spoof. Yes, it is silly and does not trip them up. But perhaps it lets them know I am flipping them the bird.

    We are legion. The messge is f#$k o €€ and die.

  17. Ymarsakar Says:

    While the NSA and China and Russia, can record much meta data, their problem is in the analysis of such data. Which is why sites like Facebook are so useful for the gov to have an agreed upon backdoor mirror server. It is better to have the marks and targets give you their profile, than to have to create an analysis under the tables, from dispersed data.

    The old COIN methods centered around picking up key words and then using a human to review the raw data before, during, and after the pick up.

    So if you keep mentioning “bomb making” and certain names or places, the computer can track that easier and provide a digest to a human, and then the human starts looking at it given what other sources have reported.

    But until FB came along, having the targets give you the target criteria list for HVTs, would have been unimaginable. Now there are also rioters and others, like Journolist and BLM, who use FB as a sort of gateway for organizing protests. Random people will text on FB, on location and time, and the “flash mob” then generates.

    Islamic Jihadists are also not particularly sly on recounting their exploits to the world. All one needs is a program that translates Arabic into keywords for pick up and cross reference, which they should have had for years by now. This brings up the question of why Merkel and her coalition was so eager to attract Islamic Jihadists to the country. It’s almost like there is something going on behind the scenes with the Rockefellers and the Federal Reserve, in Europe, which they don’t want anybody else to know about.

    There are always layers to this onion, even if people think they sound crazy, they are still far away from the core.

  18. Ymarsakar Says:

    There is a reason why they named it the Federal Reserve. It isn’t owned by the Feds and the name is there for a reason.

  19. Tuvea Says:

    Brian E.

    Do you think “William Binney” is a pseudonym?

    Pretty close to William Bonney, a.k.a. “Billy the Kid”.

  20. J.J. Says:

    My internet comes from a pipe. It is always shutdown except when I work on it. My cell phone is always off except when I need to make a call. (I look at my messages and call people back.) I have a smart TV and Direct TV is always asking why I haven’t connected it to the internet? I delete their e-mails. I’m never going to connect my TV to the internet – Period! Anything wi fi is open to capture. I avoid it as far as possible. Sirius wants me to sign up. Sorry, they want to collect data about me and where I travel. On Facebook? Nope! Twitter? Nope! Linked In? Nope! I’m minimizing my electronic footprint, but realize that I’m still very vulnerable to snoopers. I hate Amazon. They track everything I do and think they know me and my tastes. (They’re partly right. 🙁 ) But Amazon is so dad-gummed convenient. I’ve compromised my security for convenience. 🙁

    Yes, I have become more anti technology and more paranoid as it has become more intrusive.

  21. Ymarsakar Says:

    But Amazon is so dad-gummed convenient. I’ve compromised my security for convenience. 🙁

    Yes, I have become more anti technology and more paranoid as it has become more intrusive.

    Welcome to the Luddite movement that the Christian fundamentalists predicted would happen concerning the anti Christ, mark of the Beast, and inability to buy anything unless you buy into the NWO.

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