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    intelligence gathering disciplines

    and to think what Pandolfi is in charge of...

    Intelligence Gathering Disciplines
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    1 HUMINT
    2 GEOINT
    3 MASINT
    4 OSINT
    5 SIGINT
    6 TECHINT
    7 CYBINT
    8 FININT

    1 - HUMINT - Human Intelligence—gathered from a person on the ground.
    • Espionage
    • Friendly accredited diplomats
    • Military attaches
    • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
    • Patrolling (Military police, patrols, etc.)
    • Prisoners of war (POWs) or detainees
    • Refugees
    • Strategic reconnaissance, as by special forces
    • Traveler debriefing (e.g., CIA Domestic Contact Service)


    2 - GEOINT - Geospatial Intelligence—gathered from satellite, aerial photography, mapping/terrain data
    • IMINT - Imagery Intelligence: gathered from satellite and aerial photography


    3 - MASINT - Measurement and Signature Intelligence
    • Electro-optical MASINT
    • Airborne Electro-Optical Missile Tracking MASINT
    • Tactical Countermortar Sensors
    • Infrared MASINT
    • Optical Measurement of Nuclear Explosions
    • LASER MASINT
    • Spectroscopic MASINT
    • Hyperspectral Imagery MASINT
    • Space-based Staring Infrared Sensors
    • Nuclear MASINT
    • Radiation survey and dosimetry
    • Space-based Nuclear Energy Detection
    • Effects of Ionizing Radiation on materials
    • Geophysical MASINT
    • Weather and Sea Intelligence MASINT
    • Acoustic MASINT (also known as ACOUSTINT or ACINT - Acoustic phenomena)
    • Seismic MASINT
    • Magnetic MASINT
    • Gravitimetric MASINT
    • Radar MASINT
    • Line-of-Sight Radar MASINT
    • Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) MASINT
    • Non-Cooperative Target Recognition
    • Multistatic Radar MASINT
    • Passive Covert Radar
    • Materials MASINT
    • Chemical Materials MASINT
    • Biological Materials MASINT
    • Nuclear test analysis
    • Radiofrequency MASINT
    • Frequency Domain MASINT
    • Electromagnetic Pulse MASINT
    • Unintentional Radiation MASINT


    4 - OSINT - Open Source Intelligence—gathered from open sources.
    Can be further segmented by source type; Internet/General, Scientific/Technical and various HUMINT specialties (e.g. trade shows, association meetings, interviews, etc.)

    5 - SIGINT - Signals Intelligence—gathered from interception of signals
    • COMINT—Communications Intelligence
    • ELINT—Electronic Intelligence: gathered from non-communications electronic emissions
    • FISINT—Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence
    • TELINT—Telemetry Intelligence: the collection and analysis of telemetry data from the target's missile or sometimes from aircraft tests.



    6 - TECHINT - Technical Intelligence—gathered from analysis of weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations, or environmental conditions.
    • MEDINT—Medical Intelligence: gathered from analysis of medical records and/or actual physiological examinations to determine health and/or particular ailments/allergenic conditions for exploitation.



    7 - CYBINT - Intelligence—gathered from Cyber Space

    8 - FININT - Financial Intelligence—gathered from analysis of monetary transactions

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    Huge isn't it, and then you have the civilian type intel which is just as awesome.

    I giggle to myself when you mention Dr. Pandolfi, rumor has it he is converting to the Muslim faith.
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    You might think this video is off topic Bluecottoncandy, but the video explains the source of the game around you.


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    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World
    PAUL SZOLDRA MAY 11, 2013, 6:27 AM

    http://www.businessinsider.com/17-ag...s-covert-ops-1
    Last edited by atmjjc; 07-23-2013 at 11:29 PM.
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    I am familiar with most type of tampering by disinformation and other means which is used in forums by people to disrupt and manipulate its members for various reasons which are not all evil and many have to do with ego denting of narcissistic personalities who tend to be manipulative in their makeup.

    Then you have the evil doers who want to contain and disrupt a hidden agenda and others who look at bringing sites down from within as a sort of trophy and then you have the team efforts, and of course you have the socks or puppet members. A lot of this you may have noticed in the last forum (OM) before its downfall. It purports to say it has re-risen from the ashes of the old but in my opinion is being held together by Dan Smith. It is still an interesting place to visit.

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    COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..

    There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'

    Technique #1 - 'FORUM SLIDING'

    If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to 'age.' Each of these misdirectional forum postings can then be called upon at will to trigger a 'forum slide.' The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a 'forum slide' and 'flush' the critical post out of public view it is simply a matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then 'replying' to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting 'slides' down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.

    Technique #2 - 'CONSENSUS CRACKING'

    A second highly effective technique (which you can see in operation all the time at www.abovetopsecret.com) is 'consensus cracking.' To develop a consensus crack, the following technique is used. Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.' Thus the uninformed reader will most like develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'

    Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'

    Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, the readers will effectively stop researching and simply slip into a 'gossip mode.' In this state they can be more easily misdirected away from facts towards uninformed conjecture and opinion. The less informed they are the more effective and easy it becomes to control the entire group in the direction that you would desire the group to go in. It must be stressed that a proper assessment of the psychological capabilities and levels of education is first determined of the group to determine at what level to 'drive in the wedge.' By being too far off topic too quickly it may trigger censorship by a forum moderator.

    Technique #4 - 'INFORMATION COLLECTION'

    Information collection is also a very effective method to determine the psychological level of the forum members, and to gather intelligence that can be used against them. In this technique in a light and positive environment a 'show you mine so me yours' posting is initiated. From the number of replies and the answers that are provided much statistical information can be gathered. An example is to post your 'favourite weapon' and then encourage other members of the forum to showcase what they have. In this matter it can be determined by reverse proration what percentage of the forum community owns a firearm, and or a illegal weapon. This same method can be used by posing as one of the form members and posting your favourite 'technique of operation.' From the replies various methods that the group utilizes can be studied and effective methods developed to stop them from their activities.

    Technique #5 - 'ANGER TROLLING'

    Statistically, there is always a percentage of the forum posters who are more inclined to violence. In order to determine who these individuals are, it is a requirement to present a image to the forum to deliberately incite a strong psychological reaction. From this the most violent in the group can be effectively singled out for reverse IP location and possibly local enforcement tracking. To accomplish this only requires posting a link to a video depicting a local police officer massively abusing his power against a very innocent individual. Statistically of the million or so police officers in America there is always one or two being caught abusing there powers and the taping of the activity can be then used for intelligence gathering purposes - without the requirement to 'stage' a fake abuse video. This method is extremely effective, and the more so the more abusive the video can be made to look. Sometimes it is useful to 'lead' the forum by replying to your own posting with your own statement of violent intent, and that you 'do not care what the authorities think!!' inflammation. By doing this and showing no fear it may be more effective in getting the more silent and self-disciplined violent intent members of the forum to slip and post their real intentions. This can be used later in a court of law during prosecution.

    Technique #6 - 'GAINING FULL CONTROL'

    It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavourable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the 'ultimate victory' as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a 'honey pot' gathering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.

    CONCLUSION

    Remember these techniques are only effective if the forum participants DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM. Once they are aware of these techniques the operation can completely fail, and the forum can become uncontrolled. At this point other avenues must be considered such as initiating a false legal precidence to simply have the forum shut down and taken offline. This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them. Many other techniques can be utilized and developed by the individual and as you develop further techniques of infiltration and control it is imperative to share then with HQ.

    http://cryptome.org/gent-forum-spies.htm

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    NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

    The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe

    Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on theinternet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.

    For the past two weeks, I have been working with the Guardian on NSA stories, and have read hundreds of top-secret NSA documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. I wasn't part of today's story – it was in process well before I showed up – but everything I read confirms what the Guardian is reporting.
    At this point, I feel I can provide some advice for keeping secure against such an adversary


    to continue reading----> http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...e-surveillance
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    I am familiar with most type of tampering by disinformation and other means which is used in forums by people to disrupt and manipulate its members for various reasons which are not all evil and many have to do with ego denting of narcissistic personalities who tend to be manipulative in their makeup.

    Then you have the evil doers who want to contain and disrupt a hidden agenda and others who look at bringing sites down from within as a sort of trophy and then you have the team efforts, and of course you have the socks or puppet members. A lot of this you may have noticed in the last forum (OM) before its downfall. It purports to say it has re-risen from the ashes of the old but in my opinion is being held together by Dan Smith. It is still an interesting place to visit.
    I have seen all of these in action, most at OM and the rest at other forums. The techniques work. Amateur trolls use the less elaborate ones all the time, especially on politics forums. I believe I saw sleeper accounts on a political forum work for two years in advance of the 2012 Primaries to undermine certain candidates at a crucial time in the process. They were successful, some people guessed what they were up to--but by then it was over and the candidates they sabotaged were out.

    I am sure that people came or were sent to disrupt and destroy certain topics at OM. They did their work, using those methods and others, and were gone as soon as they could be absolutely certain their work was done. There are a lot of things that could be said about that whole situation but at some point you realize that it is pointless. Minds have already been made up. I doubt that anyone at this point who would ask the questions as to what all went on there wouldn't accept the answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmjjc View Post
    It is still an interesting place to visit.

    not really...quite sad in fact

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    Quote Originally Posted by murmur View Post
    not really...quite sad in fact
    Well, Yes and No Mur, they seem to be focusing a lot of their attention on their Facebook page rather than the forum.

    I still greatly enjoy Dan's posts, but their memberships and participation is lacking big time.
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    So who can be manipulated?

    The answer to that question is quite simple – Any one of us can be manipulated quite easily and you will see a lot of this type of manipulation in back and forth posts were there is a power manipulation of control of scoring points or over discussing a point of view were the discussion reverts not to understanding an issue but to manipulate the issue using very tactics.

    Dr. George Simon who wrote the book ‘In Sheep’s Clothing’ explains it best in this youtube video.

    Once observing the manipulation it takes the mystique of manipulation to an understanding of what is really going on.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBfvbWRDZN4
    We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.
    ~ George Orwell ‘1984’

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