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GCHQ's dark arts: Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping
ZDnet ^ | July 15, 2014 | Charlie Osborne

Posted on 07/15/2014 12:25:28 PM PDT by Excellence

A fresh set of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show how the UK intelligence agency can manipulate online polls and debates, spread messages, snoop on YouTube and track Facebook users.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: nsa; snowden; spy
A number of interesting tools and their short descriptions are below:

•ASTRAL PROJECTION: Remote GSM secure covert Internet proxy using TOR hidden service

•POISON ARROW: Safe malware download capability

•AIRWOLF: YouTube profile, comment and video collection

•BIRDSTRIKE: Twitter monitoring and profile collection

•GLASSBACK: Technique of getting a target's IP address by pretending to be a spammer and ringing them. Target does not need to answer.

•MINIATURE HERO: Active skype capability. Provision of realtime call records (SkypeOut and SkypetoSkype) and bidirectional instant messaging. Also contact lists.

•PHOTON TORPEDO: A technique to actively grab the IP address of MSN messenger user

•SPRING-BISHOP: Finding private photos of targets on Facebook

•BOMB BAY: The capacity to increase website hits, rankings

•BURLESQUE: The capacity to send spoofed SMS messages

•GESTATOR: Amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (YouTube)

•SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE: Perfect spoofing of emails from Blackberry targets

•SUNBLOCK: Ability to deny functionality to send/receive email or view material online

•SWAMP DONKEY: A tool that will silently locate all predefined types of file and encrypt them on a targets machine

•UNDERPASS: Change outcome of online polls (previously known as NUBILO).

•WARPATH: Mass delivery of SMS messages to support an Information Operations campaign.

•HUSK: Secure one-on-one web based dead-drop messaging platform.

1 posted on 07/15/2014 12:25:28 PM PDT by Excellence
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To: Excellence

Very interesting. I wish he’d leak the NASA files on UFOs next!

2 posted on 07/15/2014 12:38:38 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

Has anyone visited this AIRWOLF on Youtube yet??

3 posted on 07/15/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Excellence

This is just the tip of the digital iceberg.

My gut tells me that due to my teabagger ways, my digital presence has been affected by this corrupt machine.

From time to time, I would get NSA industry type advertisements on my website. At one point I had advertisements for Blackhawk helicopters??? At the time, I thought it was great that somehow military leaders had become interested in my site. Now, I think the opposite.

FYI - Normally, the ads you see on YouTube are directly related to what you are searching for. There was no reason for a Blackhawk helicopter advertisement on my barely visible site.

4 posted on 07/16/2014 9:10:35 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: TauntedTiger

I get ads in Swedish. Go figure.

5 posted on 07/16/2014 7:57:32 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Excellence

I bet you do.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 11:08:54 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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