When I say you can easily Google/Bing/Etc each bitcoin wallet:
All of that is *also* public information. Which leads to further connections. Add transactions.
& we're *starting* with hundreds of thousands of users.
Other data points will crop up.
Emails, names, pseudonyms, organizations, businesses, hang-outs.
Remember what @20committee has told us about SIGINT often not being admissible for counterintelligence cases. & remember this was all not only admissible, but how much is public domain.
But that, too, can miss the larger picture.
What happens when it's time to move in?
Of course, there is the larger #Mueller investigation, which is the clear priority.
But what about all the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of criminals swept up in this?
But with regards to lesser charges:
Well perhaps not everyone. But you have #RICO conspiracies, tax evasion, drug charges, etc.
Once people are arrested, you can sift through their computers and reap more data.
Depending on the criminal subcultures they're tied into, what else can they give you besides their testimony & relevant personal data?
Everyone of them is potentially a walking bug.
Does your witnesses meet up w/someone carrying a phone that's on? Perhaps programmed to *not* be identifiably so?
Is a phone recording video of a meeting as it sits there charging?
On the drug front, non-violent drug users leap to mind, but what about corner street dealers or higher up?
But that's just drugs.
What happens if most of the online fraud and/or hacking subculture is taken down in the Western world except for informants?
It's to so taint the entire underworld that *criminals* fear to interact with it in any way whatsoever.
And then they get caught regardless.
But also, we can put a ton of people away on other criminal charges while assessing what espionage-related crimes to charge them with.
You begin to see why I let it metastasize for 5+ years before bringing it to the attention of the @FBI in Sept 2017 or so.
This Was Always The Plan.
Just a small part of a simple lad's, simple counterop.
We all do what we can.
The *entire* criminal underworld, including most remaining Russian-intel assets, become active informants - one way or another, knowingly or *unknowingly* - of law enforcement & counterintelligence for the US & her closest democratic allies.
Now to explain why this is the best thing possible.
Some interlocking, some not.
They would want a *master* ring.
A single conspiracy using alliances, bribery, blackmail & other forms of subversion to unite every available power into one force at their command.
For the good people of the world, especially those upholding the rule of law, all of these conspiracies can seem daunting.
A literal blind spot.
Throw in hacks from Equifax (1/2 of American’s financial data) to Yahoo (3-billion+ email accounts hacked) for blackmail/further data.
That they pay for.
How is this a good thing?
“We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people’s profiles. And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. That was the basis the entire company was built on.”
"The 21st Century is a digital book. Zola taught Hydra how to read it.
"Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, your damn SAT scores... Zola's algorithm evaluates people's past to predict their future."
So why is all of that a *good* thing?
Here’s what our conspirators were missing. We *had* a blind spot until there was an active investigation into all of this.
A single, overarching conspiracy of overriding interest to global law enforcement which draws every other conspiracy into its orbit… even the ones *not* actively cooperating with it.
Your business & its data just became a crime scene.
So again, how much hard evidence ties everything together?
But remember, everyone in this conspiracy of conspiracies is getting exposed, and *none* of them intend to die in prison on behalf of the others.
There’s an ocean of admissible hard evidence tying these people together.
So as everyone flips, so do all those organizations, their employees, their expertise, their computers, their data-mining algorithms, their processing power.
*Worse,* because all of these conspiracies are united in one overarching criminal *&* counterintelligence investigation, all of the data they separately integrated gets integrated together by our side.
But once Justice is figuratively and literally reforged, answering to it is the only way out.
Every criminal, every asset, every *bot,* every *microchip* has to turn.
And the blind spot becomes anything but blind.
How long will this evidence and intelligence lead to more criminals & traitors, and turn those of our choosing as well?
“She will not long survive the evil that now spreads from Mordor…
“You ride to war but not to victory.”
“There are none.”
“There are… those who dwell in the Mountain.”
“Murderers, traitors. You would call upon them to fight? They believe in nothing. They answer to no one.”
“They will answer to the King of Gondor.”
“Sauron will not have forgotten the sword of Elendil. The Blade That Was Broken shall return to Minas Tirith.”
“Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be. Take the Dimholt Road.
“I bring hope to men.”
“I keep none for myself.”
And for us, the real power in this “Ring” lies not in its use but in its destruction.
“But for all their cunning, we have one advantage. The Ring remains hidden. And that we should seek to destroy it has not yet entered their darkest dreams.”
And to bring the mountain to *them.*
By the time the conspiracy figures this out, it will be too late.
By which I mean… It’s *too* *late.*
The mask is coming off of the guilty as well as the innocent.
This was not a game you wanted to play.
Your conspiracies and your guilt *are* the machine, more so than the underlying tech.
Flip the Script.
“Take off your mask.”
“We have *guns.*”
“No, what you have are bullets and the hope that when your guns are empty I’m no longer standing. Because if I am, you’ll all be dead before you’ve reloaded.”
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh and blood. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr Creedy, and ideas are *bulletproof.*”
Using all the gathered data to microtarget everyone in the population, in this case, with guns:
"Where are the targets? *Where* are the targets?"
(Resolves to 3. All weapons re-target.)
"So I did the one thing no one anticipated. I lied. I learned to lie."
"We call it the Death Star.
"There is no better name. And the day is coming soon when it will be unleashed."
And, next time, think about what it is you're building on.
The Participatory Panopticon.
Your contribution is appreciated.
As is your defeat.