Re: Five eyes...
I dont think you guys get it. The spooks have been doing this for years, its just they have been found out so in order to maintain their crumbling authority they need to come clean.
Put simply, would it be logical to use the latest knowledge from all subjects taught at University and to then try to pre-empt future threats? If you kept your eyes and ears open at primary school, you may have been lucky to have had special treatment or witnessed some special treatment, after all what is the ultimate stick or carrot in order to control behaviour?
Every one has different incentives, everyone had different personalities, everyone is rigid and fluid to some degree or another over a whole multitude of data points, some of which is motivated by the chemicals you ingest beit legal like our under/over cooked standardised food or illegal like drugs, some of it by the events you have previously been exposed to, including conforming to a group be it work, local neighbourhood or national via the news, so the spooks will try and hack each and everyone one of us in order to maintain a degree of control, whilst trying to pre-empt an evolving future threat and learn from existing participants behaviour. Some experts will want to know things like what age are your parents values imprinted in your psyche, what other authority figures in you life has left an impression? Are suicide bombers, mass political demonstrations suffering from varying degrees of cognitive dissonance? Are people really passionate about their privacy and why? What makes someone introverted in the real world, but extroverted in the online world?
The internet makes for an interesting analysis tool of human behaviour.
Do you believe everything you read online? Do you even believe the dates and time of forum posts or articles you read? When is a sock puppet not a sock puppet but an AI? Your bias maybe given out by the websites you visit, like this agent provocateur site and others. For example, have you noticed a pattern with the news, they play both sides, as do other websites like the guardian, but do you get to see both sides of the argument? For example, take the Grenfell fire tragedy, DM reports the council saved £1.2m by going with cheaper cladding, the Guardian reports a saving of £2/sp mt, very sublte changes in reporting the facts to cater for the bias and typical behaviour of each reader.
The online media push your buttons, the spooks watch and see how you react, they have even used reverse psychology and lie to simply cover their tracks, but you can get yourself noticed by posting on websites which are not conformist to the mainstream thinking, as well as doing other things both online and offline.
Theres a reasons some websites are also free, like porn sites. How curious are you? Is transgenderism designed to abate future pedophilia risks, or is it a scientific experiment because humans all start out as female in the womb and its a way to make sections of society infertile who have a certain predilection to sexual experimentation? When is stereotypic behaviour not, and what causes it? Something from your childhood perhaps?
What else can you do with the internet?
Can you remember all the things you have read from years ago, if everything you ever searched for was recorded and later used to measure the dementia potential of your brain, along with access to all you have purchased could that not be an innovative scientific experiment for neurosciences? Is someone testing the theory all humans are no different to bonobo monkeys in sexual practices?
So provoke them, you may not get a response straight away and I mean it could take decades in some cases, but every centralised piece of Govt & big business can be used to build a massive picture about you, everything from your GP & NHS records, your school reports, your tax records, your bank records, every major institution is used to obtain data on you in order to build up a bigger profile about you.
Just take the PPI claims, who is motivated to put in fake claims, who is motivated to impersonate a former owner, renter, or housemate to make a claim? Whats your limit for obtaining money? Whats your limit for sexual gratification? Whats your limit for obtaining secret knowledge? The security services want to know everything so will hack everything, so what limits will you go to to maintain your privacy?
So for the IT side of things, ask yourself why doesnt anyone authenticate the validity of the firmware when it can be hacked like a cars engine management system can be chipped to increase performance, with the best car chippers providing taster firmware that deletes itself after a period of time or number of ignition starts so you can see what the performance increase is like before committing permanently to the mod and handing over money?
So with that technique in mind, how do you also test for a firmware level mesh network operating on your computer and across other devices, perhaps built into things like the Intel IME? Your IDS/IPS isnt going to find it as it goes through an OTA network which your OS can not see, so forget snort or suricata, and a myriad of other security measures like firewalls, anti malware and anti-virus that all operate at the operating system level.
Time to knock up a RF listening device?