Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UK Intelligence Monitors Facebook And YouTube As Well As Influencing Online Behavior

Satellite dishes are seen at GCHQ's outpost at Bude, close to where trans-Atlantic fibre-optic cables come ashore in Cornwall, southwest England (Reuters / Kieran Doherty)

GCHQ 'Can Spy On Facebook And YouTube Users And Has Ability To Manipulate Online Polls', Latest Snowden Leaks Claim -- Daily Mail

* Documents 'provided by Edward Snowden' reveal list of GCHQ's tools
* Software was designed to breach computers and manipulate internet
* Listed tools include ones designed to search for private Facebook pictures
* Others can change an online poll's outcome and censor extremist material
* List allegedly compiled by GCHQ Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group

Intelligence agency GCHQ is able to spy on Facebook and Youtube users and can manipulate online polls, according to the latest documents allegedly leaked by fugitive CIA worker Edward Snowden.

Documents thought to have been provided by the whistleblower allegedly show that the Cheltenham-based agency has developed a set of software programmes designed to breach users' computers and manipulate the internet.

Among the listed tools are ones capable of searching for private Facebook photographs, sending fake text messages, changing the outcome of online polls, censoring 'extremist' material, and collating comments on Youtube and Twitter.

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More News On How British Intelligence Monitors And Influences Online Behavior

Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet -- The Intercept
GCHQ leak lists UK cyber-spies' hacking tools -- BBC
GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show -- The Guardian
GCHQ's Online Spying Tricks: Rigged Polls, Facebook Propaganda, Skype, LinkedIn Info Capture -- IBTimes
U.K. Intelligence Agency's Bag of Tricks Includes Ability to Manipulate Online Polls -- Slate
UK Intel Develops Programs to Manipulate Online Polls, Web Traffic, Media -- RIA Novosti
Snowden files: Manipulating polls, netting from LinkedIn, YouTube in GCHQ bag of tricks -- RT
GCHQ's dark arts: Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping -- ZDNet
The United Kingdom can manipulate major communication services, from Facebook to phone calls -- Endgadget
Take a look inside GCHQ's manipulation toolkit -- Wired
UK spy agency manipulates online info, say documents -- Deccan Chronicle
GCHQ’s “Chinese menu” of tools spreads disinformation across Internet -- Ars Technica

2 comments:

James said...

Stumbling onto the obvious, the News Media stuns amazes itself again.

Aizino Smith said...

"sending fake text messages, changing the outcome of online polls, censoring 'extremist' material"

I have a problem with all of this

Woodrow Wilson had is 4 Minutemen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Minute_Men

Are not presidential speeches, press secretaries enough?