Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system

[Wikileaks-Forum] TrapWire: See Something, Say Something...To The CIA? New Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks indicate that TrapWire, a defense contractor owned and operated by ex-CIA operatives, sits at the center of American intelligence. Everything from incidents on military base to calls to NYC's "See Something, Say Something" are routed through TrapWire.

UPDATE: WikiLeaks offline as of 1:50am EST, presumably as a result of ongoing DDOS attacks
TrapWire, run by ex-CIA operatives, is a software program that collects and analyzes surveillance video footage from locations around the world to prevent terrorist attacks. Security footage from the White House or a New York subway station is uploaded to the program, which searches for "suspicious activity" and looks for patterns. The hope, according to Stratfor Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton, is that, "a suspect conducting surveillance of the NYC subway can also be spotted byTrapWire conducting similar activity at the DC subway." There are at least 500 TrapWire-connected surveillance cameras in the New York subway system, according to this blog post by Mr. Burton.

At the same time, however, WikiLeaks was relentlessly assaulted by a barrage of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, crippling the whistleblower site and its mirrors, significantly cutting short the number of people who would otherwise have unfettered access to the emails.

On Wednesday, an administrator for the WikiLeaks Twitter account wrote that the site suspected that the motivation for the attacks could be that particularly sensitive Stratfor emails were about to be exposed. A hacker group called AntiLeaks soon after took credit for the assaults on WikiLeaks and mirrors of their content, equating the offensive as a protest against editor Julian Assange, “the head of a new breed of terrorist.

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Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system 
[RT] Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.

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