“Trapwire is the name of a program revealed in the latest Wikileaks bonanza—it is the mother of all leaks, by the way. Trapwire would make something like disclosure of UFO contact or imminent failure of a major U.S. bank fairly boring news by comparison.”
CLN Editor’s Note: At the time of this post, Wikileaks.org and every major mirror of the site were down. According to numerous eports, this is the result of a massive and highly sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that is assaulting WikiLeaks and its mirror sites with a staggering 10Gigabits/s from thousands of machines. It appears this most recent leak has struck a deep nerve with someone.
An excellent compilation and analysis of the source documents in question is available HERE.
Surveillance Cameras Around the Country Are Being Used In a Huge Spy Network Called ‘Trapwire’
(Business Insider) The U.S. cable networks won’t be covering this one tonight (not accurately, anyway), but Trapwire is making the rounds on social media today—it reportedly became a Trending hashtag on Twitter earlier in the day.
Trapwire is the name of a program revealed in the latest Wikileaks bonanza—it is the mother of all leaks, by the way. Trapwire would make something like disclosure of UFO contact or imminent failure of a major U.S. bank fairly boring news by comparison.
And the ambitious techno-fascists behind Trapwire seem to be quite disappointed that word is getting out so swiftly; the Wikileaks web site is reportedly sustaining 10GB worth of DDoS attacks each second, which is massive.
Anyway, here’s what Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT (apologies for citing “foreign media”… if we had a free press, I’d be citing something published here by an American media conglomerate): “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology—and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.
Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.
The employee roster at Arbaxas reads like a who’s who of agents once with the Pentagon, CIA and other government entities according to their public LinkedIn profiles, and the corporation’s ties are assumed to go deeper than even documented. The details on Abraxas and, to an even greater extent TrapWire, are scarce, however, and not without reason. For a program touted as a tool to thwart terrorism and monitor activity meant to be under wraps, its understandable that Abraxas would want the program’s public presence to be relatively limited. But thanks to last year’s hack of the Strategic Forecasting intelligence agency, or Stratfor, all of that is quickly changing.”
So: those spooky new “circular” dark globe cameras installed in your neighborhood park, town, or city—they aren’t just passively monitoring. They’re plugged into Trapwire and they are potentially monitoring every single person via facial recognition.
In related news, the Obama administration is fighting in federal court this week for the ability to imprison American citizens under NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions—and anyone else—without charge or trial, on suspicion alone.
So we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. I don’t see how that could possibly go wrong. Nope, not at all. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes.
MORE TRAPWIRE COVERAGE
- Reason Magazine: Creepy Spying System Revealed by Wikileaks, Which Then Gets Hit by a Massive Attack
- Salon.com: Biggest story you missed: A highly sophisticated surveillance system called TrapWire has been revealed
- Venture Beat: Wikileaks: CIA-connected private intelligence firm TrapWire watching Americans
- Russia Today: Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system
- MSNBC: WikiLeaks site down for days, victim of massive denial-of-service attack
- TrapWire Inc.: Company Website
- Russia Today: Wikileaks plugged? Cyber attack on whistleblower enters 2nd week
- The Daily Caller: WikiLeaks dumps Stratfor emails related to Big Brother system called Trapwire
- Network World: WikiLeaks dumps Stratfor email dirt on TrapWire, a CIA-connected global spying system
- iT News for Australian Business: WikiLeaks suffers massive DDoS attack — Attacks coincide with Stratfor dumps
- Huffington Post: WikiLeaks: Our Site’s Been Hit By Weeklong Denial-Of-Service Attack
- Gizmodo: Wikileaks reveals “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras
- Gizmodo: Wikileaks Is Getting Pummeled By Unknown Attacker
- Abraxis Corporation: TrapWire Pre-Attack Terrorist Detection System
- Boing Boing: TrapWire: Wikileaks reveals ex-CIA agents running a face-recognition profiling company that surveils NYC subways, London stock exchange, Vegas casinos and more