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Posts Tagged ‘Tartan’

Anarchist threat modeling and private data-mining for intelligence (USA)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

On 20 January, the independent surveillance researcher Asher Wolf tweeted an astonishing link* to a private intelligence corporation’s website containing a document entitled: “Tartan Influence Model: Anarchist Groups.” The document was published by a corporation called Tartan Metrics, a division of the information security, cyberwar and surveillance company NTREPID — a company that reportedly has a contract worth millions of dollars to create fake (“sockpuppet”) Twitter accounts to spread US military propaganda. (UPDATE/Correction: The person who initially discovered this document is actually Twitter user @TelecomixBSRE, according to Wolf. Another update: Apparently @not_me was the first to discover the document.)

The “threat modeling” program appears to be intelligence and data mining software that alleges it can reveal “a hidden network of relationships,” in this case “among anarchist leaders; a network that facilitates the spread of violent and illegal tactics to the broader protest movement in the United States.” (more…)

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Anonymous begin operation against ex-CIA "TrapWire" (USA)

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

From anarchistnews:

Greetings Citizens of the United States of America –

This weekend, it was disclosed by Wikileaks the details about a system known as “TrapWire” that uses facial recognition and other techniques including high-end artificial intelligence to track and monitor individuals using countless different closed-circuit cameras operated by cities and other institutions, including private businesses. This program also monitors all social media on the internet. (more…)

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