Browsing All Posts filed under »Intelligence Gathering«

II: Reports You Need To Read Now

October 24, 2012 by

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Three reports you should be aware of – and not just because Dave and I are so busy with warrant work that we’ve had no time to do anything except point to the analysis of others – are covered in this report, and all are worth reading. The first big report, which we were in […]

Federal Court: Location Tracking via Cell-Phone Pinging is Kosher

August 15, 2012 by

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that police may track the signals eminating from wireless devices, such as cell phones, owned by a person. In United States v Skinner, the court found that a drug dealer whose position was being tracked by the DEA as he and his son […]

BigEye: Meta’s Superb Daily OSINT Roundup

June 1, 2012 by

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There are lots of great compendia of OSINT out there for law enforcement, some of which we’ve mentioned in these pages before.  One outstanding publication which has been around since 2006 is BigEye News Compilation, a free service from Meta Enterprises, LLC. Some of my favorite daily OSINT reads include the Daily Open Source Critical Infrastructure Report […]

Dave Aitel: Hackers May Help Choose The Next President of the United States

January 29, 2012 by

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Dave Aitel is the founder and Chief [Security|technology|executive][1] Officer of Immunity, Inc, and runs the Daily Dave mailing list, where this article was originally published. It is re-published here with his kind permission. At age 18, Aitel started spending his summers working at the National Security Agency (NSA) while attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; three years […]

Anonymous/AntiSec Attack STRATFOR

December 24, 2011 by

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On 24 December, the illegal computer hacking group AntiSec/Anonymous launched attacks against commercial intelligence provider STRATFOR. STRATFOR provides intelligence to a range of commercial and government customers, and has been beefing up its coverage of cyber, and specifically of Anonymous. The site was unreachable about an hour after the original defacement, which poked fun at […]

EPIC sues DHS over Social Media

December 22, 2011 by

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over what EPIC states is DHS’ failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests by EPIC regarding DHS programs to monitor social media. Say that ten times fast. The lawsuit stems from one of several […]

Snapshot: Progressive and Privacy

November 16, 2011 by

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Dragon NewsBytes pointed this morning to a piece about security researcher Trevor Eckhart, who discovered that Sprint and Verizon phones are running CarrierIQ, a piece of software which has the potential to track minute details about callers’ lives. This reminds me of the conversation Dave and I were having recently about the large swathes of […]