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MI5

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lookitsjonno, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. lookitsjonno

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    just read something about how the secret services intercepts emails to track down criminals/terrorists etc...

    just wondering how on earth can they do this :confused: do they have contracts with telecoms providers or something :confused:

    and no i'm not a criminal/terrorist nor do i plan to be before anyone asks :o
     
  2. taliesyn

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    If we told you, we'd have to kill you :p
     
  3. lookitsjonno

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    :eek:
     
  4. taliesyn

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    Pssst..... this site may explain something ;)

    (Don't tell anyone I told you) :D
     
  5. fatiain

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    Echelon ;)
     
  6. Indy500

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    Echelon, and the telecom providers have to give over the information by law if it is requested.
     
  7. Andr3w

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    Ive seen that place before!

    Lots of security
     
  8. Over Clocker

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    Read up about Echelon, GCHP etc etc

    You'd be amazed!
     
  9. zain

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    The way I see it is everything electronic is recorded, it picks up words that are relative and a copy gets sent to some office who reads through it..

    Just dont send a raunchy message to a girl and say a keyword or they get a nice read lol ;)
     
  10. Una

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    Its really not that hard to do if you got equipment in peering with the isps. If you read up on the RIP act, some of the tier 1 isps were asked to install blackbox's for that. Im sure some network engineer here will be able to give you more information. AT&T were intercepting traffic in the USA, im pretty sure the same happens here.. just you don't hear about it.

    Seriously though anyone who is worried about their privacy just uses encryption anyhow, which totaly negates this.
     
  11. Indy500

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    And steganography.
     
  12. Lord_Kokain

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    oh no...ill get caught :eek:
     
  13. Biohazard

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    GCHQ ;)
     
  14. Xinn

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    Menwith Hill aye, supposedly all phone calls go through there aswell and recorded if/when certain words are mentioned in phone calls.
     
  15. D.P.

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    was going to get a job there before I found out they are based in Cheltnam
     
  16. aardvark

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    there are ways of using encryption to stop this sort of thing.
    is PGP still going?
     
  17. Indy500

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    Cant encrypt phone communications too easily...and mobile signals are easy to intercept.
     
  18. Una

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    VOIP is quite easy to encrypt.

    Yes it is.
     
  19. Indy500

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    Not many of us have VOIP ;)
     
  20. Energize

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    You can just buy phone scramblers.