Friday April 20, 2018
Has GCHQ puts itself outside the law?

A web site dating back to February 2014 helps explain my experience on the internet. I am constantly hacked and whoever is doing it makes it almost impossible for me to carry out my work and lead a normal life.

The web site bases its findings on material released from the Snowden archive. You can find it at
The web site says: "Critically, the "targets" for this deceit and reputation-destruction extend far beyond the customary roster of normal spycraft: hostile nations and their leaders, military agencies, and intelligence services. In fact, the discussion of many of these techniques occurs in the context of using them in lieu of "traditional law enforcement" against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, "hacktivism", meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.
The title page of one of these documents reflects the agency's own awareness that it is "pushing the boundaries" by using "cyber offensive" techniques against people who have nothing to do with terrorism or national security threats, and indeed, centrally involves law enforcement agents who investigate ordinary crimes:
Political harassment: Connecting attacks on trade unionists with attacks on political activists.
Posted by Jonathan Brind.
Friday April 20, 2018