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🇫🇷 "Le #renseignement est l’arme du XXIe siècle."

Retour sur l'audition à huis clos du directeur de la #DGSE @BernardEmie sur le projet de #LPM 2024-30 devant la commission de la défense.

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🇫🇷 "Le #renseignement est l’une des clefs de l’autonomie de la France, de sa souveraineté et de son influence dans le monde." @BernardEmie #DGSE
🇫🇷 "Nous sommes le seul service spécial et secret de la communauté du #renseignement : certaines de nos actions ne peuvent pas être assumées, ne peuvent pas être revendiquées, ne peuvent pas être imputées à l’État." @BernardEmie #DGSE
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The current espionage case in the #Bundesnachrichtendienst shakes the NATO intelligence community. There could hardly be a worse time than now. The alleged spy is said to be a senior staff member from the top-secret #BND SIGINT division 1/9
The person works there in the evaluation department, according to media reports. On European soil, the #BND is one of the big players with its #SIGINT capacities. He is an important intelligence tool in the work against Russia in the Ukraine war 2/9
In view of the war in Ukraine, the current espionage case could turn into a disaster for the #BND. Partner services cut off the flow of information. Trust is gone. This is likely to paralyse the work of the BND for years - much to Moscow's advantage 3/9
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Hey #OSINT, did you enjoy Christmas? 🤶 Here's a list of signal intelligence agencies around the world (which send Santa the naughty list) 🕵️ NSA Headquarters
1. UK 🇬🇧 - Government Communications Headquarters
Formed: 1 November 1919; 103 years ago (as Government Code and Cypher School)
commonly known as GCHQ
Headquarters: The Doughnut, Hubble Road, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
official site:
2. Netherlands 🇳🇱 - Inlichtingen-en Algemene Veiligheidsdienst
Formed: 30 May 2002; 20 years ago
The AIVD focuses mostly on domestic non-military threats to Dutch national security
Headquarters: Europaweg 4, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
official site:
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Introducing Social Media Intelligence (#SOCMINT)
One intelligence professional said it was like ‘searching the British Library for a page in a book without an index to refer to’. Social media did not fit into their systems of receiving, corroborating, prioritizing and
disseminating information, and therefore was not properly acted on. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary noted: ‘With some notable individual exceptions, the power of this kind of media (both for sending out and receiving information) is not well understood and less well
managed’. He concluded that ‘the police have much to learn about social media, and the quickly shifting modern communications of today’. Since then, Government has reacted. The Metropolitan Police has established a social media hub, in time for the London Olympics. A number of
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Moscow's ears in Belgium

#NATO headquarters, EU Commission and centre of important lobbying organisations. Brussels is a strategically important target for Russian espionage. But Moscow's embassy and two cultural facilities have another mission 1/7
The Russian Embassy in the Uccle district in Brussels is large. There are many buildings on the premises. The roof of a residential building and the main building are particularly eye-catching. 17 satellite dishes (red), different antennas (green) and 5 #sigint sheds (yellow) 2/7
The multi-storey residential building in particular stands out with its spy technology. Both buildings on Bing Maps Birdseye 3/7
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Moscow's ears in Germany

Germany is an important spy target for Moscow. Russia also uses the country as a base for satellite espionage - the platform for this are diplomatic missions and a cultural centre. There are a few interesting details 1/12
Russian #SIGINT activities in Germany have increased significantly in the last decade. In the middle of Berlin, on the edge of the government district, surrounded by government administration buildings, lies the Russian Embassy 2/12
On the roof of the property you can see the classic HF "Cage dipole" as well as other receiving antennas… 3/12
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Stasi Field Station „Park“

A square functional building on the outskirts of the old capital Bonn in West Germany. The #Stasi operated a #SIGINT base here, disguised as the GDR's diplomatic permanent representation in Bonn 1/6 Image
The full scale of GDR espionage in West Germany only became known after the fall of the Wall. An important #Stasi spy station was located in Bonn at Godesberger Allee 18. The "Ständige Vertretung" (StäV) of the GDR - a kind of embassy. Active 1974 to 1990. Code name "Park" 2/6 ImageImageImage
By order of the GDR, the building was increased by one floor (3 to 4). For good reason. State-of-the-art listening technology was set up there. Code name "STEUERUNG 1“ In a specially secured area, more than 30 receivers and corresponding recording equipment were installed 3/6 ImageImage
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The US operates a global network of assets to build it's intelligence view. I don't know why presumed CIA/SOF activities in #Ukraine is thus considered a revelation; that is how the intelligence apparatus operates. This is by design.

Moreover, it's presumptuous to think Ukraine alone could facilitate US #intelligence ; it surely needed initial, and ongoing, support.

This has been demonstrated by deepening integration with US/NATO #SIGINT at the theater and unit level.

Perhaps one framing is to bolster support against deepening US involvement. In any regard, this belies the fact the CIA and associated SOF assets require presence everywhere; this is true for any national intelligence apparatus.

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"I can’t get IG Report on Mike Ellis’ aborted hiring as NSA General Counsel out of my head"

probably good reason for that, @emptywheel

just like Joseph Cuffari, I suspect you'll be hearing Michael Ellis' name a lot in coming days

simultaneous to Yam Tits packing boxes to (criminally, it would seem) schlep down to MarALago, Michael Ellis was in a bit of a tiff with NSA

@emptywheel again…
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‘FBI executes search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago in document investigation’

“former President confirmed that FBI agents were at Mar-a-Lago and said ‘they even broke into my safe.’ He was at Trump Tower in New York when the search warrant…”

“… Following the National Archives' recovering of White House records from Mar-a-Lago in recent months, the FBI on Monday had to verify that nothing was left behind.”

“… In early June, a handful of investigators made a rare visit to the property seeking more information about potentially classified material from Trump's time in the White House that had been taken to Florida.”

Jay Bratt
DOJ Counterintelligence & Export Control

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☕️ Good morning on this the 210th day of 2022 and the 29th of July


For reading what I write, without readership those who commission things written won't be asking me to do the writing, so I am deeply appreciative of your reading the words I string together.❣️🙏
July was a 1/2 vacation and 1/2 work month with 8 articles published for @ClearanceJobs @CSOonline and @securityblvd

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U.S. and UK warn local governments, businesses of China’s influence operations – Security Boulevard – 07 July 2022…
#china #US #UK #influenceops #natsec
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Rozpoczyna się panel: Świadomość sytuacyjna wsparciem systemu bezpieczeństwa narodowego | #Defence24 #Defence24Day #D24Day Image
Prelegentami są: płk M. Górka (@MON_GOV_PL), G. Matyasik (@RCB_RP), płk dr hab. S. Mitkow (@WAT_edu), dr hab. P. Orleański (@CBK_pan), P. Rymaszewski (@ThoriumSpace), W. Witkowicz (@WWitkowicz | @ICEYEfi) | #Defence24 #Defence24Day #D24Day
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Missed me? After fighting COVID and taking some easter rest, here is a bomb of #DailyOSINT tools and tips, that I would have posted if things were different. #OSINT Thread 🧵 (1/7)
[#DailyOSINT - Day#299] Twitter tools always amazed me and just when I think I have seen it all, another good one appears. Whotwi is a twitter profile analysis tool without the need of a twitter login! #OSINT (2/7)
[#DailyOSINT - Day#300] This website has historical aerials dating back to the 1930's for the US! (by green socks) #OSINT #GEOINT (3/7)
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Moscow's ears in Paris

The French capital has been an important refuge for Russians for decades. Once again, Moscow has invested heavily in espionage know-how. Even the German counter-intelligence was confronted with it. A closer look 1/6
The largest Russian Orthodox cultural centre in Western Europe opened in Paris in October 2016. In November 2016, @LeTemps ran the headline: "In Paris, Russian espionage under domes“ 2/6…
Excerpts: "There is talk of a Russian place with diplomatic immunity, located just a few hundred metres from the Quai d'Orsay and the Elysée Palace (...) German ambassador Meyer-Landrut, whose residence is nearby, had asked his counterintelligence services for checks" 3/6
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Moscow's ears in Vienna

A look into the enclave "Little Russia" Erzherzog Karl Straße in Donaustadt shows some interesting details. Since 1979, the compound has been seen as a centre of Soviet/Russian espionage 1/6
Of particular interest is the round building on the site. It is the tallest structure with an open all-round view. A perfect place for a covert #SIGINT collection point. Which it probably is. Current (2020) Google Earth images show 12 satellite dishes in various sizes 2/6
With Google Earth, you can start a time travel from 2003 to today. You can see a massive change on the roof of the building over the years. In May 2003 you can hardly see anything. In July 2006, two satellite dishes appear 3/6
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Hoy traigo un nuevo hilo en sobre la interceptación de las supuestas comunicaciones militares rusas. Quizás pueda ser de interés para algún periodista, investigador o interesado en el tema, que no conozca mucho sobre radiocomunicaciones. Va hilo. #comint #sigint 👇👇👇
Ante este supuesto fallo, siendo una de las mayores potencias en Guerra Electrónica del mundo, me planteo algunas preguntas: ¿Es solo un error garrafal de #COMSEC? ¿podría ser intencionado y usarse como parte de una #PSYOPS? ¿les da absolutamente igual que se les escuche...?
¿Qué parte del total de las comunicaciones vemos realmente? ¿el puñado de indicativos escuchados en unas frecuencias de HF son gran parte del C&C radio de la invasión de Ucrania? ¿Qué producto útil de inteligencia proporcionan esas conversaciones que ya son públicas en Internet?
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1. some recommended readings to defend yourself from those mainstream media which lie us in a new war: #Ukraine:
1. read how US public was lied into the #VietnamWar which cost over 2MILLIONS civilian deaths to Vietnam and 50,000 young American lives:…
2. read how US #SIGINT (signal intelligence= #NSA intercepts) was manipulated to lie US public into the #VietnamWar:…
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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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Long time no see, baby!
#USAF 🇺🇸 RC-135W Rivet Joint #ELINT/#SIGINT/#COMINT over #Iraq 🇮🇶
62-4139 | AE01D0 | #PYTHN56 Image
OKBK - #Kuwait - 2151Z
Comms with #USAF 🇺🇸 KC-135R #Tanker @ 2151Z:
- “Shell30, confirm you’d like to enter iraqi airspace, confirm.”
+ “Affirm sir, Iraqi airspace first, and then RTBing to OTBH [Al Udeid Air Base, #Qatar]

#Iraq 🇮🇶
#USAF 🇺🇸 #MOJO86 (KC-10A #Tanker) enters #Iraq 🇮🇶
Comms with OKBK @ 2201Z:
“MOJO86 contact #Baghdad 123.0”
“123.0 for MOJO86”
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🇺🇸 Unknown aircraft using an identifier in the American-allocated ICAO range over #Iraq 🇮🇶 tonight; no idea what it is, all info is blank (incl alt, squawk, etc) and I can't find any historical information about it (other than it was last seen 2020-01-06 & 2020-01-17) #AAD30F 🤔
Given the constant buzz of American ISR assets over Iraq, it's probably just one more, but the rest of them are pretty loud and proud about their identity. Already L3, Textron, and other contractors can be noticed operating over Iraq all night long, every night.
Frequent fliers:

🇺🇸✈️ MQ-1C Gray Eagle
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Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint

#PYTHN57 62-4131 #SIGINT/#ELINT #Qatar ImageImage
#PYTHN57 (RC-135W Rivet Joint) #Iraq ImageImage
#PYTHN57 (RC-135W Rivet Joint) #Iraq ImageImage
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#IDF/#IAF activity reported over southern #Lebanon. #SIGINT/#ELINT was also active earlier today.
That will explain the SIGINT activity.
#IAF/#IDF activity is reportedly rather "intense" today, in multiple areas across #Lebanon including the usual areas like Beqaa Valley.
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Thread on #PLA Naval Airforce #PLANAF & #PLAAF AEW&C, MPA, special mission aircraft.

KJ-2000 #Mainring AEW&C (4 in service) based on IL-76 airframes with indigenous systems & radome comprising of 3 #AESA radars forming a triangle, nose/wing mounted surveillance/ESM. 1/10
KJ-200 (GX-5) #Moth (11 in service with Navy-Airforce)

Based on Shaanxi Y-8 series airframes with #AESA balanced beam radar similar to Eyrie radar system developed by Saab which Pakistan airforce is using. Newer variants have added sensors mounted on sides/under and on top. 2/10
KJ-500 (GX-10) 16+ in service Navy-Airforce)

KJ-500 has become mainstay airborne early warning aircraft with newer/bigger Y-9 airframe. Fixed radome comprising of 3 #AESA radar triangularly arranged despite entering in service in 2014 over 16 aircraft are in service. 3/10
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"Intensive" #IDF/#IAF activity being reported over several areas of #Lebanon this morning.
Mock raids are being conducted along with several reports of sonic booms being heard throughout multiple areas in southern #Lebanon.
Two #SIGINT/#ELINT aircraft are airborne over the Med. Sea running tracks, if both are working with the jets over #Lebanon this would explain the extra intensiveness being reported.
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