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The latest WikiLeaks release has shone a spotlight on an alleged domestic and foreign surveillance program run with cloud-based software provided by Virginia company TrapWire , many of whose top leaders and employees are former members of three-letter American intelligence agencies. WikiLeaks tweeted about it today, and the story quickly became a trending topic on Twitter: WikiLeaks reveal secret, widespread #TrapWire surveillance system | RT rt.com/usa/news/strat… #WikiLeaks #gifiles — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 10, 2012 TrapWire produces software that is currently in use by Homeland Security, the military, U.S. intelligence agencies, and local police forces including the LAPD and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC (whose chief recently praised the software). Private sector clients include major corporations in the energy, chemical, and financial industries.
A screenshot from the front page of trapwire.net, which is believed to be a web-based portal affiliated with the TrapWire system. Public Intelligence Hacked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor shed light on a global suspicious activity surveillance system called TrapWire that is reportedly in use in locations around the world from the London Stock Exchange to the White House. The emails, which were released yesterday by WikiLeaks , provide information on the extent and operations of a system designed to correlate suspicious activity reports and other evidence that may indicate surveillance connected with a potential terrorist attack. A proprietary white paper produced by TrapWire , formerly called Abraxas Applications, describes the product as “a unique, predictive software system designed to detect patterns of pre-attack surveillance.”
As the Apple vs Samsung case continues to rage on, this Friday’s proceedings have begun with a ruling on Apple’s ability to keep secret their customer surveys galore. It may seem like a strange situation that Apple would have to reveal what their surveyed customers have said about the iPhone and iPad while at the same time Samsung is being denied usage of evidence in spades , but such is this case’s rather intricate set of rulings before the jury even sees the case in action. Additionally this morning’s proceedings have been preceded by a ruling that Apple’s request for sanctions against Samsung will be denied.
Source: Russia Today Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system Published: 10 August, 2012, 11:23 Edited: 10 August, 2012, 17:43 Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.