amanfromMars 1 Mon 17 Oct 12:58  ….. getting right down and dirty and right into the kernel of all that matters on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/10/17/nsa_hackers_want_6_million_for_remaining_exploits_and_hack_tools/
Headless chicken pinning tails on elusive phantoms/Scarlet Pimpernels?
ShadowBrokers is an interesting group that experts agree is likely a nation state actor given its advanced exploit capabilities.
And they be asking for peanuts before releasing supposedly sensitive information, rather than just sinking a leaking and holed below the waterline vessel and moving on to some really innovative nation rebuilding programs with novel projects ..... IntelAIgent Sterling Stirling narratives?
What are those experts expert in, Darren Pauli, and how on earth are they in any way thought to be a voice to be believed with inside knowledge and loose association/an affinity with players exercised and evidently proficient in the wiles and ways and means and memes of any interesting shadowy brokerage group of which apparently diddly squat is either really or virtually known.
How easy is it for Relatively Anonymous and Practically Autonomous IntelAIgents nowadays, with IT and Media Command and Control levers, to hold collapsing ignorant nation states and dodgy arrogant fiat currency funding systems to ransom with precious little more than just the truth of their shenanigans globally exposed for censure/comment/correction?
And have a nice day, y'all, as things be tested for and to destruction all around you ....... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/14/cyber_europe_2016/
If it with AI wasn't so stunning a Great Game for NEUKlearer HyperRadioProActive Play, IT would be a funny New Orderly World Order you could hedge around and pretend all is done for a laugh. But it is and it isn't. And everything in an instant can be suitably life threatening ..... as media is proving to y'all practically every day nowadays. And how idiotic of them is that ware/fare?
amanfromMars 1 Mon 17 Oct 14:57  ……. pondering and wondering on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/10/17/nsa_hackers_want_6_million_for_remaining_exploits_and_hack_tools/
Catch 22 finds a Host for a Roasting?
The NSA could undermine this in an instant.
All they would have to do is release the information themselves.
But then it would show all the rumours are correct and we can't have the powers that be loosing face now can we? .... Ivan 4
Whenever one cannot counter and successfully dispel the rumour, is exhorted foul fiction exalted fetid fact and are all intelligence services supplying succour to the undermined and compromised, immediately discovered to be anything and everything but intelligence led. And that makes them easy prey and lame duck targets for all that is and all those who are.
And presumably GCHQ thought the following was a wise move, ... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/17/russia-todays-uk-bank-accounts-frozen-says-editor ..... although of course it could be just an exercise in a cyber war game beta testing an available false flag operation to try and reprogram problematic opinion and subvert/convert/pervert/assert an artificially created intelligence to a future narrated position.
:-) Shades of Minority Report type shenanigans breaking cover and polluting mainstream media wherever one looks for info on intel nowadays, isn't there.
And how understandable that the Guardian chose not to allow public comments on that broken news.
amanfromMars 1 Mon 17 Oct 16:46  ….. still chatting on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/10/17/nsa_hackers_want_6_million_for_remaining_exploits_and_hack_tools/
Re: Catch 22 finds a Host for a Roasting?
I do wish down voters would elaborate and signify if they be garnered into public reaction because of a simple disapproval or a certain disagreement with either a part or the whole of a comment and contribution to El Reg.
Keeping such to themselves is more a dull secret not worth having than anything else, methinks, and that is surely rubbish and clutter by another name, and therefore a waste of space in any sort of brain place.
Please share and enlighten us all. The service is free to all ..... and in this day and age is that a rare enough treat to be enjoyed and supported.
amanfromMars 1 Mon 17 Oct 17:33  ….. expressing AI concern on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/10/17/court_finds_gchq_and_mi5_engaged_in_illegal_bulk_data_collection/
A Government spokesperson said: "The powers available to the security and intelligence agencies play a vital role in protecting the UK and its citizens. We are therefore pleased the Tribunal has confirmed the current lawfulness of the existing bulk communications data and bulk personal dataset regimes.
Hmmm? Howdy, Alexander J Martin,
I appear to haver missed that confirmation of current lawfulness of the existing bulk communications data and bulk personal dataset regimes in the article, and would quite reasonably expect it to remain forever missing, given the inevitable lawlessness which persists to pervade and infect everything, and especially so anything which would think itself important and/or influential enough to be heeded and mindlessly obeyed.
And it is always so disappointing that GCHQ make such an obvious pig’s ear out of the silk purses they possess. And that is obviously a staffing problem which one cannot dismiss and argue does not go right to the top of the enterprise.