Spys Like Us

Military SpyingUnlike the comedy spoof with Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd the whole topic of ‘Spying’ has taken on a dimension that’s no laughing matter. It goes somthing like this; Create an omnipresent ‘boggy-man’, as a foil; manufacture hardware technology that can ‘defend & protect’ us from said boggy-man; Have govt & military purchase said hardware; construct elaborate physical locations, to house and set up said technology/hardware; staff the physical facilities with military, govt, & private/corporate personnel to operate said technology; send tax payers the bill; rinse/repeat.

The promoters of this elaborate system then reap ‘Trillions’ of dollars of the public’s Labor Energy (taxes) under the guise that they’re keeping everyone safe from the ‘boggy-man’. Of course there has to be consistent incidents of various levels of mayhem and violence to justify the continuation of this ‘wealth transfer system’. The irony is that it was recently reported that the airport’s screening systems failed 70% of the time to find and stop weapons from getting through the check-in process (ARTICLE HERE).

Which brings us to the recent article written by Iain Thomson titled; ‘Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets’. This article highlights the absurdity of the ‘data gathering’ spy system integrity. Here are a few quotes from this article;

Privacy Lost“Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing “dozens of terabytes” of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest”

“The archives were found by UpGuard’s veteran security-breach hunter Chris Vickery during a routine scan of open Amazon-hosted data silos, and the trio weren’t exactly hidden. The buckets were named centcom-backup, centcom-archive, and pacom-archive. CENTCOM is the common abbreviation for the US Central Command, which controls the army, navy, air force, marines and special ops in the Middle East, north Africa and central Asia. PACOM is the name for US Pacific Command, covering the rest of southern Asia, China and Australasia”

“However, it is disturbing quite how easily this material was to find, how poorly configured it was, and that the archives weren’t even given innocuous names. If America’s enemies – or to be honest, anyone at all – are looking for intelligence, these buckets were a free source of information to mine”

Our ‘Labor Enery’ (taxes) at work.

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