´´Wire Tapping ´´ Technologically Challenged Media´´Schadenfreude, It´s Like German Chocolate Cake for the soul.
With all the Hacking and Phone tapping fuss, here are a couple of cartoon strips I came across today.Is the media really so dumb or do they know all this stuff and realise that they are essentially an ignorance factory doing a fantastic job of nurturing ignorance or are they the Ignorant leading the ignorant, or the blind leading the blind?
On ´´Wire tapping´´, Vault 7 Snowden and all that, demonstrates the fact that all data is harvested by definition and therefore ordering a wiretap or a surveillance is not necessary these days. It´s more like dialling out for a ´pizza´ for john podesta or a ´hot dog´ for president Obama, you might say.
´´Wire Tap ´´ is merely a colloquialism in this digital wirelessly networked age.
For some real Vintage surveillance porn, one has really to become acquainted with the work of Duncan Campbell and his banned television series, ´the Secret Society´. Duncan Continues his stellar brand of Journalism, sadly not practised by the media presstitutes of Neo Liberal Globalism.
|Date||5 September 1978 - 17 November 1978|
|Description||An official secrets case of 1977-78 during which the UK Labour government prosecuted 3 people for holding an interview, using the Official Secrets Act 1911, a law they earlier had promised to repeal.|
The ABC Trial was an official secrets case of 1977-78, when a Labour government prosecuted two journalists and a former soldier for holding an interview, using the Official Secrets Act 1911, a law they had promised to repeal years before. The ABC case (named after the three defendants: Crispin Aubrey, John Berry and Duncan Campbell) ended in November 1978, causing grave embarrassment for James Callaghan's Labour government.
Aubrey was a journalist for Time Out magazine, Berry a former corporal in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Campbell an investigative journalist. One of the prosecution witnesses, an anonymous SIGINT officer referred to as Colonel B, was in fact Hugh Johnstone.
- 18 February 1977: Aubrey and Campbell (the two journalists) interviewed Berry
- 20 February 1977: All three men were arrested and charged under Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911 (Berry was charged with "communicating classified information to unauthorised persons", and Campbell and Aubrey with "unauthorised receipt of classified information")
- 24 May 1977: Further charges were added under Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911
- 9 August 1977: Additional charge under Section 1 against Duncan Campbell, for collecting information
- November 1977: Committal hearing at Tottenham Magistrates Court. First appearance of Colonel B as a prosecution witness.
- 5 September 1978: Trial opens at the Old Bailey in front of Mr Justice Willis
- 18 September 1978: Trial stopped after jury foreman exposed as a former SAS officer
- 3 October 1978: Second trial opens in front of Mr Justice Mars-Jones
- 24 October 1978: All Section 1 charges dropped
- 17 November 1978: Aubrey, Berry and Campbell receive non-custodial sentences
- Campbell, Duncan (1979). Official Secrecy and British Libertarianism
- Aubrey, Crispin (1981). Who's Watching You? Britain's Security Services & the Official Secrets Act (1st ed.). Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-022283-9.
- Robertson, Geoffrey (1999). The Justice Game, Vintage Books. ISBN 0-09-958191-4
Eavesdroppers from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Secret Society - In Time of Crisis from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Secret Society - A Gap in our Defences from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Secret Society - We're all data now from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Secret Society - ACPO from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Secret Society - Zircon from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
Duncan Cambell Breaks it down in this article here.
News that Britain is operating a secret embassy-based eavesdropping site in Berlin caused a “serious diplomatic crisis between the two countries,” according to a BBC report.
Ambassador Simon McDonald was "called in" on Tuesday 5 November by the German Foreign Office at the request of Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle to respond to the report that a cylindrical structure on the roof of the British embassy in central Berlin housed electronic surveillance equipment monitoring communications signals and phone calls.
The final word and I for one, am betting that the last laugh will rest with President Donald Trump.