With all the Hacking and Phone tapping fuss, here are a couple of cartoon strips I came across today.Is the media really so dumb or do they know all this stuff and realise that they are essentially an ignorance factory doing a fantastic job of nurturing ignorance or are they the Ignorant leading the ignorant, or the blind leading the blind?
On ´´Wire tapping´´, Vault 7 Snowden and all that, demonstrates the fact that all data is harvested by definition and therefore ordering a wiretap or a surveillance is not necessary these days. It´s more like dialling out for a ´pizza´ for john podesta or a ´hot dog´ for president Obama, you might say.
´´Wire Tap ´´ is merely a colloquialism in this digital wirelessly networked age.
First Though a bit of ABC.
|Date||5 September 1978 – 17 November 1978|
|Description||An official secrets case of 1977-78 during which the UK Labour government prosecuted 3 people for holding an interview, using the Official Secrets Act 1911, a law they earlier had promised to repeal.|
- 18 February 1977: Aubrey and Campbell (the two journalists) interviewed Berry
- 20 February 1977: All three men were arrested and charged under Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911 (Berry was charged with “communicating classified information to unauthorised persons”, and Campbell and Aubrey with “unauthorised receipt of classified information”)
- 24 May 1977: Further charges were added under Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911
- 9 August 1977: Additional charge under Section 1 against Duncan Campbell, for collecting information
- November 1977: Committal hearing at Tottenham Magistrates Court. First appearance of Colonel B as a prosecution witness.
- 5 September 1978: Trial opens at the Old Bailey in front of Mr Justice Willis
- 18 September 1978: Trial stopped after jury foreman exposed as a former SAS officer
- 3 October 1978: Second trial opens in front of Mr Justice Mars-Jones
- 24 October 1978: All Section 1 charges dropped
- 17 November 1978: Aubrey, Berry and Campbell receive non-custodial sentences
- Campbell, Duncan (1979). Official Secrecy and British Libertarianism
- Aubrey, Crispin (1981). Who’s Watching You? Britain’s Security Services & the Official Secrets Act (1st ed.). Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-022283-9.
- Robertson, Geoffrey (1999). The Justice Game, Vintage Books. ISBN 0-09-958191-4
https://player.vimeo.com/video/28019140 Eavesdroppers from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/49487288 Secret Society – In Time of Crisis from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/48987753 Secret Society – A Gap in our Defences from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/48941402 Secret Society – We’re all data now from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/48875894 Secret Society – ACPO from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/44948377 Secret Society – Zircon from Duncan Campbell on Vimeo.
So one sees that there really is very little new under the sun indeed Baruch Spinoza said this in 1676.
Barack Obama had some explaining to do to Chancellor Frau Merkel.
Duncan Cambell Breaks it down in this article here.
The final word and I for one, am betting that the last laugh will rest with President Donald Trump.