Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system. It looks like Anonymous’ strategy of focusing more on the impact and dissemination of already leaked information, rather than continuing to go for quantity, is really starting to pay off.
Analysis of Stratfor leaks reveals that former senior intelligence officers have installed a detailed surveillance system “more accurate than facial recognition technology” across America. Working from a secretive base in North Virginia, Abraxas has developed a programmed called “Trapwire.” RT reports: Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence.
It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community. Anonymous - Fighting Trapwire. Anon on the run: How Commander X jumped bail and fled to Canada. “You scared?” Asks the fugitive in the camouflage pants as he sidles up to our pre-arranged meeting point in a small Canadian park. He wears sunglasses to hide his eyes and a broad-brimmed hat to hide his face. He scans the park perimeter for police. “Cuz I’m scared enough for both of us.” It’s a dramatic introduction, but Christopher “Commander X” Doyon leads a dramatic life these days. And it goes like this. Cease fire On December 16, 2010, at exactly 12:30pm, Doyon issued a typed order into an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) room used by the hacker collective Anonymous.
Doyon unfocused his attention from his laptop screen and looked up at the coffee shop around him. “It dawns on me… this isn’t Paypal or MasterCard,” he tells me when we meet in Canada. He stepped out of the coffee shop and onto Pacific Avenue. So Doyon hopped a bus that took him into the mountains 20 miles outside of Santa Cruz proper, where he hiked up to the “pot camp” he called home for the moment.
Attack and retreat. Farewell Statement From X.
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Despite his penchant for drama and exaggeration, or perhaps because of it, he has been a central figure in the Anonymous movement, if only by inspiring others to do the actual work.His involvement though has cost him a lot. He is essentially homeless and has been living in Canada for the past months, after evading police in the US, where he's wanted for taking down a California county website as part of an online protest. "In the past few years, in order to support this 'Commmander [sic] X' persona I have sacrificed my family, my freedom, my home—and even my country. I will never regain these, I will die as a man without a family or country," he explained in his final message. “Homeless hacker” Commander X quits Anonymous, retreats to robot lab. Last year, I traveled to Canada to write a long profile of "homeless hacker" Christopher Doyon , who goes by the name "Commander X" and who is on the run from the US government.
(Doyon brought down a California county's website for 30 minutes, with the help of Anonymous, as part of his protest over an "anti-sleeping" law targeting homeless people; he is under indictment in the Northern District of California and is the only known Anon who has jumped bail to live "in exile. ") Doyon's life has been by turns bizarre and dramatic, but last week the online drama surrounding Anonymous proved too much even for him—and he quit. Now, that's saying something, because Doyon—as I mentioned—has his own flair for the dramatic. Here, for instance, is how he sums up his work with both Anonymous and his own group, the People's Liberation Front (PLF): I have been an activist for 30 years... PLF had ZERO financial support, ZERO support from Commanders & members.