Snowden strikes again


Locutus
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GCHQ's dark arts: Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping

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.

GCHQ has developed a toolkit of software programs used to manipulate online traffic, infiltrate users' computers and spread select messages across social media sites including Facebook and YouTube.

The UK spy agency's dark arts were revealed in documents first published by The Intercept, and each piece of software is described in a wiki document written up by GCHQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). The document, which reads like a software inventory, calls the tools part of the agency's "weaponised capability."

Some of the most interesting capabilities of the tools on the list include the ability to seed the web with false information — such as tweaking the results of online polls — inflating pageview counts, censoring video content deemed "extremist" and the use of psychological manipulation on targets — something similar to a research project conducted with Facebook's approval, which resulted in heavy criticism and outrage levied at the social media site.

A number of interesting tools and their short descriptions are below:


enjoy:


GCHQ's dark arts: Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping | ZDNet


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2...trol-internet/
 
Kreskin
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The guy in mom's basement can do most of that. Not sure this is a big deal.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

The guy in mom's basement can do most of that. Not sure this is a big deal.

is that a guy in YOUR mom's basement or just a guy in HIS mom's basement?



I think this could be a huge deal IF a gov't decided to go rogue and full dictatorship. It could usurp it's populations ability to gather information or dictate the information they get...

they could be doing it now...to us...maybe this forum isn't even real... Jeebus, I think they stole my tinfoil.