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Former KGB, FSB, GRU agents/officers and how the West has a tendency to see them.
With my 45 years experience of working with the Russians, their security services and in 90s and early 2000s with security detail for the extremely wealthy Russian elite Image
I deem myself experienced enough to express my opinion about the topic here...
What we in the west often do is as soon as a former agent but preferably officer makes themselves known to us we put them on a pedestal and take their words for gospel. Image
I have met so many Russian security agents/officers over the years both when I have been questioned by them in USSR/Russia and when I have met former agents/officers and a vast majority of them are simply cogs in a massive wheel working on pretty mundane assignments and very,very
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Due to the Putin's invasion, in the first quarter of 2022 #Ukraine registered an increased amount of 802 cyberattacks from Russia and Belarus, said the Ukrainian govt cyber group CERT-UA. [Thread⬇️]
Here is the list of top 5 Russian and Belorussian groups of hackers (connected to the military and security services of those aggressor countries) which conduct #cyberattacks on #Ukraine ⬇️
[1] The hacker group of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB): UAC-0010 aka Armageddon (GammaLoad, GammaDrop, HarvesterX). This is APT (advanced persistent threat).
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Umar Lee recently wrote a lengthy piece regarding Tariq Nelson. The latter recently outed himself as being a paid informant for pro-Israeli goon, Steve Emerson. In this article Umar Lee has slandered Islam4Europeans, an online YT channel run by Robert Lee (no relation), ... #1
by stating that this organization is calling for racial separatism. I acknowledge that Umar has a lot of experience with converts & makes a lot of pertinent points. That said, his latest accusation is way beyond the pale. I've also noted that Umar seems to be proferred ... #2
excuses by others based upon his aforementioned experience & due to his activism firmly entrenched in leftist narratives. Umar Lee has previously left Islam (& returned to the fold) & his latest article clearly shows that he isn't a particularly "observant" Muslim. I think ...#3
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“Are apps listening to people's conversations to improve ad targeting?” I was contacted by leading Italian newspaper @repubblica to comment on this controversy. Find my response in this thread.
#privacy #dataprotection #spying #smartphones #listening #ads #surveillance #apps 1/n Abstract of a paper we have written on the topicA simplified overview of the threat model
*** QUESTION 1 ***
Is it possible for apps (“commercial” apps, not surveillance apps used by law enforcement) to secretly record conversations of users? 2/n
Yes, this is theoretically possible. Apps regularly obtain from us the permission to use our smartphones’ microphones. And many apps are suspected to misuse this permission for dubious purposes (e.g., to track us via “ultrasonic beacons”). 3/n
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#Iran #India #NewZealand #Teheran #NewDehli #Wellington #embassy #Spying #LegalActions

Iran is threatening legal action against New Zealand after finding that, in a joint operation with the CIA,
the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) broke into its Wellington embassy in the late 1980s and early 1990s to plant bugs. India also hit back at a SIS activity that took place during the same period,
requiring the foreign ministry of New Zealand to investigate a SIS break-in where code books were photographed and passed on to the MI6 of Britain. In a mission called Operation Horoscope, which was directed by the CIA, the SIS raided the Iranian embassy in Wellington.
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#Germany #BND #Spying

The Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is to be supervised by a new authority - the "Independent Control Council" - in its electronic surveillance actions.
This supervisory authority should be allowed to see everything that the German foreign secret service is doing worldwide in its strategic investigation, including search terms such as e-mail addresses or telephone numbers with which data streams are scoured.
The paper is the reaction of the federal government to a judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court from May of this year on the surveillance practices of the BND.
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A “mastermind in the field of #cyber espionage” will be awarded a lifetime achievement by the state of #Israel in September.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/israel-dystopi… #Israeli #AI #cybersecurity #AI #IoT #technology #tech #surveillance #spying #mondaythoughts #MondayVibes
#Israel is believed to be behind several recent acts of sabotage against #Iranian civilian and #military #infrastructure, including a #hospital, that have taken the lives of at least 19 people.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/israel-involve… #Israeli #mondaythoughts #MondayVibes #Iran
The FIDF’s loan was filed under the category of “religious organization” in the SBA’s #PaycheckProtectionProgram (#PPP) loan data, despite the #NPO being listed as a Y12 organization
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/friends-of-isr… #Israeli #Israel #IDF #mondaythoughts #MondayBlues
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#BipolarOrder #HiTechDecoupling #PartialEcDecoupling Is the only policy option to thawart #CCP's #Socialist #Market #Ecnomy's #ESIS policy & #READ strategy, for dominating the #commanding #heights of the global economy!
2/ccp We have to make a distinction between DJT's approach to China policy(correct) and his approach to Rest of World(flawed). The core of the China policy is spot on & only needs to be adapted to the demands of diplomacy & 21st C narrative. https://t.co/YV9EY9AXLL
3/ccp Paradoxically the critique is both correct & wrong. If Trump wasn't a "bull in China shop" viz #CCP #China, World would still be debating how to compete with #PRC through investment in infrastructure, education & R&D, not CCP #spying, #HK & #Xinjiang theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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#Trade ideologues (who 💕 graduate trade theory) don't even understand the meaning of "China treatment" (in trade, tourism, FDI, technology)🧐🤔 on.wsj.com/31v1s4U
2/trd #FreeTrdIdeologues You will surely object to this violation of free trade? Graduate Trade theory textbooks don't mention slave labor? prison labor? 🧐🤔 https://t.co/P0sMFE52dP
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1. The Spanish High Court is now investigating the #UCGlobal spying activities against us, the journalists who visited Julian #Assange in the @EmbajadaEcuUK. It's a massive scandal [ARCHIVE, English] repubblica.it/esteri/2019/11…
2. this is what the #UCGlobal did to one of my phones, a dumbphone Image
3. this is what #UCGlobal did in secret to my devices inside @EmbajadaEcuUK Image
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INFOGRAPHIC🔎Timeline of @FBI’s #FISAAbuse in Trump Campaign Investigation

#EpochTimes provides a comprehensive timeline of details from the #IGReport, describing how the #FBI rushed to #Spy on the Trump campaign and the flaws in its case.

See more: theepochtimes.com/infographic-ti…
In its pursuit of establishing #Surveillance on the Trump campaign, the #FBI turned its attention to @CarterWPage in the spring of 2016, culminating in the issuance of a #FISA warrant—which allows for some of the most intrusive #Spying methods on an US citizen.
As part of this process, the #FBI relied extensively on the flawed #SteeleDossier, leading an @FBI legal counsel to note that this was “essentially a single source FISA.”
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🎯💣🧐👇 1) New thread on #TRAITOR Michael Flynn - How he lost his job in 2⃣3⃣days, betrayed #PresidentT and our COUNTRY! #Flem is most definitely guilty of #Treason! He sold our country out....over, and over again. 💰💰💰#spying #CoverUp #LockHimUp #TickTock ⌚️
2) January 22, 2017 Let's begin with #PresidentT swearing in ceremony of 30 senior staff. 9 minute video of #POTUS45 speech and #VP reading oath. Please listen and watch. 🧐👉
3) January 24, 2017 - FBI interview of Flynn's conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Somehow the media & Mueller Report glossed over the real collusion of Flynn....lobbying in December to the UN on behalf of ISRAEL! Source👉foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/17/log…
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"Defamation" – An #Israeli's examination of the #ADL and anti-Semitism
Yoav Shamir travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the "oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers.
#Antisemitism
#HolocaustRemembranceDay

Thread on the History of the Protocols of #Zion
Hello, there is your unroll: Thread by @RogowskiBubba: PROTOCOLS OF ZION, HISTORY OF "WHO IS WHO?" 🤓 For those who are the brunt of the nefarious… threadreaderapp.com/thread/1205584…. See you soon. 🤖

#HolocaustMemorialDay
Saluti, please find the unroll here: Thread by @RogowskiBubba: INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 😨 January 27 is designated by the United Nations… threadreaderapp.com/thread/1219947…. Enjoy :) 🤖

#HolocaustMemorialDay

#revisionism
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Year in Review📅20 Notable Spygate Developments of 2019

by @IvanPentchoukov (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/year-in-review…
In the saga of “#Spygate,” 2019 has shaped up to be the year the tables turned.

In the first days of January 2019, a federal judge extended the term of the #GrandJury in the #SpecialCounsel investigation by #RobertMueller.
Later that month, the @FBI raided the home of veteran Republican strategist #RogerStone in front of @CNN cameras.

The raid and indictment of Stone were symbolic of the spectacle that was the #RussiaInvestigation.
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“There is such a range of conduct here that is inexplicable… Our final recommendation was to refer the entire chain of command,” #IGHorowitz said. (Thread👇)

News Analysis🔎by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork theepochtimes.com/horowitz-repor…
The newly released #IGReport noted the material failures of the @FBI—“not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command”—with regard to the #FISA warrant application on Trump campaign aide @CarterWPage.
#IGHorowitz’s findings were so significant that he recommended the @FBI’s “entire chain of command” outlined in his report to the #DOJ for “consideration of how to assess and address their performance failures.” justice.gov/storage/120919…
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After #Facebook and #WhatsApp now Twitter Spying Scandal

Two former #Twitter employees have been caught #spying for #SaudiArabia, obtained personal account information of critics of the government in the Kingdom.
greatgameindia.com/former-twitter…
Did you know a Secret Facebook Unit created India’s #TrollArmies for digital propaganda #fakenews as well as conducted massive secret emotional & psychological manipulation experiments on voters to influence Indian elections? gginews.in/facebooks-secr…
Trump personally paid the CEO of #Google Sundar Pichai a visit to get an assurance from him that “he is totally committed to the U.S. Military”.

greatgameindia.com/google-treason…
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Stephan Roh—the lawyer for Joseph Mifsud, a central figure of the #MuellerInvestigation—denied a slew of alleged connections to Russia, though has acknowledged some.

(Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/mifsuds-lawyer…
In April 2016, #Mifsud allegedly told a Trump campaign aide that #Russians had “thousands of emails” of #HillaryClinton.

This info was ultimately used by the #FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation that involved extensive #Spying on Trump campaign staff.
#Mueller took over the probe in 2017 and after 22 months concluded that the investigation didn’t establish that President #DonaldTrump or anybody from his team conspired or coordinated with #Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.
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The #MuellerReport left out that Joseph #Mifsud, an academic it portrayed as suspiciously connected to #Russia, actually has numerous connections to former Western officials and experts on counterterrorism and intelligence. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/mueller-overlo…
The web of #Mifsud’s connections, pieced together by The #EpochTimes with the help of political analyst and counterterrorism researcher @CJBdingo25, shines new light on Mifsud’s loyalties and pursuits as well as key events behind the counterintelligence operation #Spygate.
It was Mifsud who allegedly told a Trump campaign aide that Russians had “dirt” on #HillaryClinton, in the form of “thousands of emails.”

This information was used by #FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation that involved extensive #Spying on Trump campaign staff.
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According to The @Telegraph, the heads of #UK intelligence were briefed about the contents of the #SteeleDossier before President Trump was made aware of it by @Comey, but notably after the 2016 presidential election had taken place. theepochtimes.com/uk-intel-agenc…
.@Telegraph also noted the involvement of Sir Charles Farr, the former chairman of #Britain’s Joint Intelligence Committee.

The role of the JIC is to “assess events and situations relating to external affairs, defence, terrorism [and] major international criminal activity.”
.@Telegraph reported #Steele met with Farr on 2 separate occasions to inform him of the events and info contained within his dossier.

The first meeting was reported as being one week after the 2016 presidential election in mid-November 2016.
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As #espionage & #Eurovision coincide, here's #Albania the 1st finalist in this #history thread.
(Also for my #Australia readers seeking relief from #ausvotes as you start your Saturday, it's impressive you convinced them your continent counts 😎)
Next: #Азербайджан #Евровизија
For #Eurovision #Азербайджан and #Spying studies, here's an article from @warisboring about Azeri #aviation being well-placed to use my #Soviet favourite (Foxbat) to work #intelligence against my #USAF (Blackbird).
Zoom zoom 😎💕

nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/spyp…
Next up for #Eurovision finalists with an #espionage twist is #Denmark, whose #Spying #Police (PET) scored a serious scoop in turning Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, the #Russian rezident (lead KGB controller), which later inspired actual #JamesBond plot points:
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/m…
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#AttorneyGeneral Barr is working to review the techniques used to investigate Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Here are 10 key questions that remain to be answered in the scandal that has become known as #Spygate (Thread 👇):

Commentary by @JasperFakkert theepochtimes.com/spygate-origin…
1. What was the role that @CIA and John Brennan’s ‘Interagency Task Force’ played?

Former CIA Director Brennan admitted that he passed intelligence received from the #UK on the Trump campaign to the @FBI with the intention of having them investigate it:
“It served as the basis…
… for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion [or] cooperation occurred.”

Notably, Brennan met with then-head of the #UK #Spy agency @GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, in #Washington in 2016. The meeting was unusual, since Hannigan’s US equivalent…
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6 things to know about #JohnDurham, the prosecutor probing the FBI’s #spying on @realDonaldTrump's campaign. dailysign.al/2Q3sB75 via @FredLucasWH @DailySignal
“John Durham has earned immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor, and we are pleased that the White House has agreed with our recommendation that he serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,”-Sen Richard Blumenthal
A joint statement by Sen Blumenthal and Sen Murphy said. “As an Assistant United States Attorney, John Durham has proven himself time and time again in some of the most challenging and sensitive cases.”
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Media outlets like @washingtonpost & @CNN published headlines claiming that @FBI Dir. #ChristopherWray said there was no evidence of #Spying on the Trump campaign.

The problem is, that wasn’t what Wray had actually said. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/fbi-director-c…
With regard to #Wray’s comments on ”#spying,” he was actually responding to a question regarding the @FBI’s normal operations:

Shaheen: I’d like to follow up on Senator Moran’s question about the hearing we had with Attorney General Barr. Because, I was very concerned by his…
… use of the word “spying” which I think is a very loaded word. It conjures up a criminal connotation. I want to ask you and I’d appreciate a “yes” or “no” answer if possible.

When FBI agents conduct investigations against alleged mobsters, suspected terrorists, other…
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News Analysis 🔎 | The latest leak to @nytimes on May 3 revealed that yet another @FBI informant, #AzraTurk, had targeted @GeorgePapa19, an aide to then-candidate Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

Article by Nick Short @PoliticalShort (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/key-questions-…
#AzraTurk—whose real name still unknown—claimed she was a research assistant wanting to meet with #Papadopoulos to talk about foreign policy.

In reality, she was sent by the @FBI to gather intelligence about whether or not the Trump campaign was working with the #Russian gov't.
#AzraTurk appears to have flirted with #Papadopoulos, sending him emails after their meeting saying it was the “highlight” of her trip to #London and that she was “excited about what the future holds for us :).”
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