US Nicknames and Codewords (Updated: January 18, 2014) Below is a listing of nicknames and codewords related to US Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Communications Security (COMSEC). Most of them are from the NSA, some are from other government or military agencies. NICKNAMES are generally unclassified. CODEWORDS are always classified and always consist of a single word. Due to very strict secrecy, it's not always clear whether we see a nickname or a codeword, but terms mentioned in public sources like job descriptions are of course unclassified nicknames. Please keep in mind that a listing like this will always be work in progress (this list has been copied on some other websites and forums, but only this one is being updated frequently!). See also the lists of Abbreviations and Acronyms and British Nicknames and Codewords
Advisory Board From WikiLeaks Phillip Adams, writer, broadcaster & film maker Phillip Adams Phillip Adams is a prolific writer and film-maker of over 30 books and films. A foundation member of the Australia Council and chairman of the Film, Radio and Television Board, Phillip has chaired the Australian Film Institute, the Australian Film Commission, Film Australia and the National Australia Day Council. Julian Assange, investigative journalist, programmer and activist Julian Assange Born in Australia to a touring theatre family, Julian attended 37 schools and 6 universities. Wang Dan, leading Tiananmen dissident & historian Wang Dan Wang Dan’s leadership role in China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement earned him the top spot on China’s list of “21 Most Wanted Beijing Student Leaders.” Wang was interviewed and appeared in the documentary The Beijing Crackdown and the movie Moving the Mountain, about the Tiananmen Square protests. CJ Hinke, Writer, Academic, Activist Ben Laurie, internet security expert
Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout, after Raphael Santi)Surveillance, in any land where it is ubiquitous and inescapable, generates distrust and divisions among its citizens, curbs their readiness to speak freely to each other, and diminishes their willingness to even dare to think freely. -Ariel Dorfman The revelations of whistle-blowers such as Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond and Edward Snowden about government lawlessness and corporate spying provide a new meaning if not a revitalized urgency and relevance to George Orwell's dystopian fable 1984. Orwell offered his readers an image of the modern state that had become dystopian - one in which privacy as a civil virtue and a crucial right was no longer valued as a measure of the robust strength of a healthy and thriving democracy. Orwell was clear that the right to privacy had come under egregious assault. To read more articles by Henry A. Surveillance has become a growing feature of daily life.
DARPA The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the most important organizations we have in America today. While most of the country lays fast asleep to the dangers of the encroaching surveillance state, the EFF is always vigilantly at work on the front lines. In their latest article, they show that military drones are already flying all over these United States and, using information received from a FOIA lawsuit they provide important details on what is flying and where. These records, received as a result of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), come from state and local law enforcement agencies, universities and—for the first time—three branches of the U.S. military: the Air Force, Marine Corps, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Perhaps the scariest is the technology carried by a Reaper drone the Air Force is flying near Lincoln, Nevada and in areas of California and Utah. Full article here.
Amnesty International hails WikiLeaks and Guardian as Arab spring 'catalysts' | World news The world faces a watershed moment in human rights with tyrants and despots coming under increasing pressure from the internet, social networking sites and the activities of WikiLeaks, Amnesty International says in its annual roundup. The rights group singles out WikiLeaks and the newspapers that pored over its previously confidential government files, among them the Guardian, as a catalyst in a series of uprisings against repressive regimes, notably the overthrow of Tunisia's long-serving president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. "The year 2010 may well be remembered as a watershed year when activists and journalists used new technology to speak truth to power and, in so doing, pushed for greater respect for human rights," Amnesty's secretary general, Salil Shetty, says in an introduction to the document. "It is also the year when repressive governments faced the real possibility that their days were numbered."
Sale temps pour les lanceurs d'alerte - Page 1 Trois magistrats ont donc rêvé la mort de Mediapart. Ils se nomment Marie-Gabrielle Magueur, président, Annie Vaissette, conseiller, Dominique Ponsot, conseiller, et siègent à Versailles, à la première chambre de la cour d’appel. Dans une décision ubuesque, aussi aberrante factuellement qu’inconséquente judiciairement, ils nous ordonnent de supprimer, sur l’ensemble du site, tout extrait et toute retranscription des enregistrements du majordome qui sont à l’origine de l’affaire Bettencourt et nous interdisent d’en publier à l’avenir. Le tout à compter de huit jours suivant la signification officielle de l’arrêt et, passé ce délai, sous astreinte de 10 000 euros par jour de retard et par infraction constatée. English version available here. L’affaire Bettencourt n’a cessé de nous révéler l’existence de deux justices en France. Souvenez-vous de la tempête de l’été 2010.
Clapper: I Gave 'The Least Untruthful Answer' To Wyden's 'Beating Your Wife' Question On Data Surveillance There's been a lot of coverage of the exchange between Senator Ron Wyden and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in which Wyden asked Clapper about whether or not data on millions of Americans has been captured. Here's the exact text: Wyden: Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans? Clapper: No sir. Wyden: It does not? If you'd like to see the exchange for yourself, here you go: Last week, Clapper claimed that he thought that Wyden was only asking him about emails, even though Wyden clearly states "any type of data." ANDREA MITCHELL: Senator Wyden made quite a lot out of your exchange with him last March during the hearings. That's quite an answer. So, now we have the Director of National Intelligence lying, admitting to lying, and then blaming the questioner by making two separate false claims about his question ("it was about email" and "it was a loaded question").
Questions and Answers Are you affiliated with WikiLeaks? No. We are an unofficial WikiLeaks resource site 'endorsed' by WikiLeaks (meaning they like us). But the association stops there. There is no affiliation. Click here for further information. How do I bring information to the attention of WL Central? How do I contribute a news article? How do I become a reporter for WL Central? Click here for further information. This is currently the only way to apply for membership as the spam has been debilitating. What type of information does WL Central publish? "Souriez, vous êtes surveillés" - Manière de voir 02/2014 Numéro coordonné par Maurice Lemoine Lire le compte rendu de ce numéro, paru dans Le Monde diplomatique de février 2014, par Laurent Bonelli. Tout le monde le fait !Maurice Lemoine I. Secrets de fabrique, contrats, « business plans », nouveaux produits… Il fut un temps où fouiller les poubelles d’une entreprise était l’un des moyens les plus courants pour s’approprier les informations confidentielles d’un rival. Le marché de la peur rapporte. Ce juteux marché de la peurDenis Duclos Le ciel, la Terre et l’œil des satellitesJames Ridgeway L’arme cachée des grandes puissancesAli Laïdi Pêcher le client dans une baignoireAriane Krol et Jacques Nantel Amazon, l’envers de l’écranJean-Baptiste Malet Facebook, miroir magiquePhilippe Rivière II. La mise en place du plan antiterroriste Vigipirate, en 1978, a imprimé dans les esprits l’équation « vigilance = sécurité ». La tentation du « Loft management »Stéphane Haefliger Les « pièges liberticides » de l’informatiqueLouis Joinet III. Iconographie
United States Army Field Manuals United States Army Field Manual 5-25, Explosives and Demolitions, from the Vietnam War era. United States Army Lt. Gen. John Kimmons with a copy of the Army Field Manual, FM 2-22.3, Human Intelligence Collector Operations, in 2006 United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. Use of Field Manuals Wikifying the Field Manuals According to The New York Times (14 August 2009), the Army has started to "wikify" certain field manuals – allowing any authorized user to update the manuals. This process, specifically using the MediaWiki arm of the military's professional networking application, milSuite, was recognized by the White House as an Open Government Initiative in 2010. List of selected field manuals FM 1, The Army[A] – "establishes the fundamental principles for employing landpower." Notes about Further Reading A. ^ Headquarters, Department of the Army (14 June 2005). — Part A: Begin – Chapter 4 (PDF).
Jaraparilla 5 Funny Ways to Protest the NSA - Part 2 Since discussing “5 Funny Ways to Contest Corporate Personhood” earlier this year, a new frightening controversy has come to our attention: the NSA. The secretive program may do its best to fly under the radar while collecting – en masse – personal information from foreigners and U.S. citizens alike, but that hasn’t stopped concerned individuals from finding creative ways to voice their disapproval for this overdone approach to a surveillance state. Here are five funny ways NSA dissenters have found to express themselves: 1. Restore the Fourth Utah, a local group opposed to the warrantless mass collection of data, found an inventive way of obtaining lawful proximity to the NSA: they adopted the highway adjacent to an NSA building. Like good adoptive parents, the group will be responsible for regularly cleaning litter from the highway… and they plan on holding signs opposing the NSA while doing so. 2. 3.