Tag Archives: Government Communications Headquarters

Juan Cole: 4 Darknesses, Internet Trolls

The mantra of these dirty tricks units is the “4 D’s”:  deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. By Juan Cole  Informed Comment   ZCommunications  February 26, 2014 thewrap.com Researchers on online behavior have shown that internet trolls (people who use insincere techniques to disrupt conversations) really are psychopaths, marked by narcisssism, sadism, Machiavellianism. Professors Eric Buckels, Paul Trapnell, and Delroy Paulhus administered surveys […]

GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users Worldwide

The GCHQ program saved one image every five minutes from the users’ feeds. (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images) By Spencer Ackerman and James Ball, Guardian UK    27 February 14  Reader Supported News Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone Yahoo: ‘A whole new […]

Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  24 Feb […]

Greenwald and Gallagher: Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters

“The documents call into question the Obama administration’s repeated insistence that U.S. citizens are not being caught up in the sweeping surveillance dragnet being cast by the NSA. “ By Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher  The Intercept  18 Feb 2014    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British […]