Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#hacking :Major Spy Scandal Suppressed: Murdoch’s “Hackers” National Security Threat

A week or so ago, I was at a meeting with the intelligence chief of a major American ally.  With me were good friends, experts in counter-terrorism, surveillance and political intelligence, former top level members of American “alphabet soup” agencies.

Nothing sinister was going on.  There was a problem to be addressed, very real terrorism and a very real threat against a democratic government.  The solutions involved training, technical support and the use of highly classified equipment.

This same equipment, these same capabilities are being used in Britain, we were told, against celebrities.  Then we found the parents of a poor dead girl were victimized, the families of dead servicemen and, finally, police, government and security officials.  What was uncovered was a massive espionage operation using the world’s largest news organization as cover, an organization operating against every free government in the world...read more