(Spies, Lies and Polygraph Tape to STARpod.us) — New revelations from the NSA document trove of whistleblower fugitive Edward Snowden continue to reveal more about the methods used by the world-wide intelligence community on the Internet.
The latest claim, published by the Guardian and reported on by BBC News, says that Britain’s GCHQ intercepted webcam images from Yahoo users, including images of a sexually explicit nature.
The operation, which was called Optic Nerve and was aided by the U.S. National Security Agency, is alleged to have stored images between 2008 and 2010. In one six-month period in 2008, images from 1.8m users were gathered … It suggested that sexually explicit content would be captured by the system. “Unfortunately … it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person,” it read.
The breaking story in the Guardian reported:
In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery – including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications – from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally.
In an even more revealing SECRET GCHQ document published by The Intercept, methods for using the Internet to deceive, influence and disrupt are exposed.
In 2006, after it became apparent that STARstream Research — a virtual organization collecting information on alternative scientific concepts — had been caught up in a “spy game” involving intelligence-related persons, including at least one CIA official (according to the New York Times) and “person responsible” for a study commissioned by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to MITRE JASON (according to Federation of American Scientists) — we made a conscious decision to reciprocate with a controlled release of information, including the identification of some of our intelligence contacts.
The CORE of our STORY behind the revelation was not built from tales of UFOs and alien contact we were being offered by various parties with CIA backgrounds and military intelligence contacts — our primary concern was to dissuade intelligence-types from spreading disinformation into the genuine information trail we had uncovered from scientific research papers and the CIA release of the Defense Intelligence Agency STAR GATE files.
To further pursue this course of action, we decided, in 2008, to facilitate contact between one former CIA source who had been quietly promoting the UFO alien contact story — Dr. Kit Green — and a Chinese researcher in Beijing we had contacted concerning his theory of quantum faster-than-light speed communication.
Having been advised by another Internet-based journalist of the situation — someone who had been recruited to plant false information in online articles by intelligence representatives from Ft. Meade — we were aware of the need to tread carefully between assisting in the collection effort while avoiding the negative counterintelligence plausible deniability smear placed on “useful idiot” sources. Goal number one was to preemptively deny the intelligence community another recruitment effort.
Our contributing source Ms. Caryn Anscomb, a British national, was smeared as an agent working for Britain’s MI6 intelligence service. Although several of us entertained the possibility, Ms. Anscomb has repeatedly denied any connection with British intelligence. The result of the smear effectively ended her direct personal investigation of former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Richard Doty and his bizarre UFO extraterrestrial alien claims. The situation later evolved into a new arm of weirdness when Dr. Ronald Pandolfi released a series of privately exchanged e-mails concerning Mr. Doty and allegations of foreign espionage involving persons allegedly from the Defense Intelligence Agency. And Ms. Anscomb reported to us that at least part of our interaction with intelligence-types online was intended to act as a kind of “flypaper” to catch up whoever had been watching us.
It was also clear to us that the public at large exhibited an enormous interest in the idea of contact with intelligence from other worlds. As there is no scientific evidence to disprove the possibility of covert extraterrestrial visitations — and as there is an ever-growing body of new research to support this possibility — we remained open to exploring the unknown for our new audience.
One of the primary reasons we had obtained the STAR GATE files was to examine the scientific evidence collected over a multi-decade time period by the government concerning anomalous mental phenomena. On another related topic, we were also supplied with documentation concerning research into the use of brain scans for lie detection.
The topics overlapped in an experiment to use the fMRI brain scans to monitor “telepathic mind-to-mind communication” between distant test subjects, a common interest of both Dr. Green, the former CIA analyst, and our Chinese friend and researcher, Shan Gao. When we advised Dr. Green of Shan’s ideas concerning faster-than-light-speed mind-to-mind quantum communication, he informed us he would be travelling to Beijing, China and asked if we might put him in contact with Shan.
The overarching theme here is how the world-wide intelligence community approaches these kind of exchanges, whether they are conducted on the Internet or face to face in Beijing — even when the topic at hand is considered on the far edge of fringe science.
Faced with an ever-growing series of attacks against our reporting, we made the decision to reveal additional information about sources, methods and contacts — with Tom Drake, the former NSA whistleblower eventually coming out of the anomalous mental phenomena closet during an Interview we helped to arrange with George Knapp on Coast to Coast AM. During the interview, Drake, a former senior NSA official, confirmed what we had been told by one of our British sources: American intelligence had been advised that passenger planes would be used as cruise missiles and crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This information was provided to American intelligence prior to the 9/11 attack and was, according to Drake, “ignored,” along with other more conventionally collected intelligence warning of the attack.
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