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Secret FBI subpoena demanding IP Addresses of all visitors to Indymedia.us

It is only now that the subpoena has been fought off successfully in court that it can be know how the FBI attempted to get all the IP addresses of people visiting Indymedia.us, an independent news website. The subpoena also imposed a gag order and demanded the recipient’s silence under threat of being prosecuted for obstruction to justice.

Unfortunately for the FBI Indymedia has a no logs policy so besides being defeated in Court by the Electronic Frountiers Foundation, its request could not be fulfilled anyway.

I wonder what kind of people the US has protecting them from terrorism, unpaid fines and rape, when the FBI intelligence team is not aware that Indymedia does not keep logs?

This is actually public information that Indymedia has all over its website.

FBI: Fucktard Bureau of Investigation
FBI: Fucktard Bureau of Investigation

You can read all of the saucy details on how the Electronic Frontier Foundation won the case against this bogus FBI subpoena at the EFF webpage: Anatomy of a Bogus Subpoena

Indymedia UK security set up

Just for all the fucktard officers reading this who do not know how to use Google, let me tell you some of UK Indymedia security set up. (I will assume the security of their Worldwide Indymedia counterparts resembles it).

Hardware encryption:

There are two physical servers that are owned by Indymedia UK, both servers are fully encrypted, the passphrases required for the disk encryption software are in the region of 30-40 characters minimum, they are only stored in an encrypted format by trusted administrators.

If any of the servers are turned off for any reason the passphrases needs to be manually re-entered before the machine can become functional again. People who have physical access to the servers do not normally hold the passphrases, and in some instances, the passphrases are kept in a different country to where the machine is located.

Software anonymisation:

The UK Indymedia website uses software designed around a central publish server from which static HTML content is then copied to mirrors.

UK  Indymedia has employed up to 10 mirrors at any one time, the mirrors may be located anywhere around the world, when you post an article you will be redirected to one of these mirrors at random. Mirrors, like the publish server, are set up to not log IP addresses.

FBI top secret tip to always get it right

-"This is the best marksmanship I have ever seen" - said the
idiot man
-"How in the World do you do it?"
-"Nothing to it" - says the Fucktard Bureau of Investigation
 officer
-"I shoot first and draw the circles afterwards"

United Kingdom airport gets digital strip search scanner

As we all know the World is full of terrorists, child porn, kidnappers, drug dealers and people who don’t pay their taxes, Manchester airport Terminal 2, in the UK nonetheless, has found a new magic weapon to fight all the evildoers, the digital strip search, aka Rapiscan equipment, for your own security, before boarding on a plane you are to be seen naked by airport staff through x-rays.

UK child pornography law at odds with digital strip searching of kids

Since producing a naked image or pseudoimage of a child is illegal and they have no written parental consent for scanning children(i.e. taking a naked image), the only problem Manchester airport is facing right now is that their full body scanners probably contravene UK child porn law. The scanners have been banned for use on children until this is clarified.

The technology has already been trialled at Heathrow airport as well and if successful it could be rolled out across Britain.

Full body x-ray scanner UK airport
Full body x-ray scanner

The technology behind backscatter x-ray

Backscatter X-ray is a new imaging system which detects the radiation which comes back from the target, A “high energy x-ray beam” moves rapidly over the person’s form and a high resolution image of the person’s nude body is constructed when the scattered x-ray “from a known position” is detected. The images produced by the scan also show breast enlargements and piercings.

The USA following Brits ideas

The US has already taken delivery of x-ray machines from the same company, Rapiscan Systems, there are 23 airports in the United States – with 40 machines collectively – which are also running tests, but it is not clear about which airports they are placed at.

Will airport staff be able to resist this full body scan?

Woman ass X-ray scan
FAKED SCAN (illustration purposes)

Video: Confronting the Surveillance Society

Talk by James Bamford author of “The Puzzle Palace” and “Body of Secrets” & Chris Calabrese Program Counsel of the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project.

This video, nearly one hour long, has a good history of all the dirty tricks the National Security Agency in US has been playing all along their history. You should be able to understand quickly why trusting the NSA with any of your data is not a good idea.

Video: Surveillance Privacy Protection

Computer scientist Samson Cheung of the University of Kentucky creates programs that can manipulate video surveillance all the way down to the pixel level.

You can watch in this video how the technology exists to avoid intrusive CCTV from recording people who do not wish to be on camera. The only problem I see with this is that most countries do not actually give monkey’s about citizens privacy and unless they are forced to do so they will not adopt such technology, rather the opposite, the more people they can film 24/7, the better for them.