Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

A Breach by Unknown Attackers? No! Government Reach…into Your Data

Posted by M. C. on October 2, 2018

Citing the goal of being able to scan and capture biometric data on “100% of all departing passengers” by 2021, the report laments that current difficulties in the screening process could make this impossible, especially in light of the pesky airlines pushing for consistently timely departure.

It stretches the realms of credibility to think the masters of data gathering, spawned by In-Q-Tel (CIA), would open itself to a 50 million person data breach.

Jeremiah Johnson

An article was released by the Daily Mail on 9/29/18 entitled Facebook investigating ‘worst ever’ security breach affecting 50 MILLION users that could have let hackers take over user accounts – including Mark Zuckerberg’s.

Fifty million users’ Facebook accounts have been breached? Ridiculous. That kind of a scale points a finger toward one possible “actor” (as they label themselves, now), and that actor is a government. A “State Actor.” This is the deal. US laws can be easily circumvented by a foreign power that is given the authority to act on behalf of the United States. Many in-depth articles have been circulating regarding the “Five Eyes.” These are the five nations of the U.S., Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. See the “common ground?”

King Arthur: “Can we come up and have a look?

French Soldier: “Of course not! You are English-types!”

– Monty Python’s Holy Grail

Yes, check the path of the hack…the “cord” is probably plugged into GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) of Britain…and they share info with their “partner,” the U.S.’s own NSA (National Security Agency). The same National Security Agency responsible for such interesting programs as XKeyscore, PRISM, and a plethora of others as revealed to the world by Edward Snowden. This recent “hack” comes on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco that stole data from almost 90 million people.

Also quite hard to believe is Zuckerberg’s company…already deep in bed with the NSA and the Department of Defense…a high-tech firm with an army of techno’s…and these guys get “hacked” and their data stolen? Zuckerberg has been a fawning submissive from the beginning…a “big-hitting” oligarch determined to push globalism and global governance.

A mule laden with gold is always able to find its way into a fortress.

Let’s look at an excerpt from that Daily Mail article:

Facebook has discovered a massive security breach affecting 50 million user accounts – including those of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The social media giant said attackers exploited the site’s ‘View As’ feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to other users. The unknown attackers took advantage of a feature in the code called ‘Access Tokens,’ to take over people’s accounts, potentially giving hackers access to private messages, photos and posts – although Facebook said there was no evidence that had been done. The hackers also tried to harvest people’s private information, including name, sex and hometown, from Facebook’s systems. Facebook said it doesn’t yet know if information from the affected accounts has been misused or accessed, and is working with the FBI to conduct further investigations.

The “Unknown Attackers,” eh? This is all a part of an operation to collect as much biometric data as possible from the populations.

There was another article released by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge on 9/27/18 that ties in to these actions here taken against Facebook by the “Unknown Attackers.” His piece is entitled DHS Complains Airlines Getting In The Way Of “100% Biometric Scans By 2021The article reveals something that is just as important as the subject matter: the mindset of those behind the actions of gathering biometric data. Here’s an excerpt:

It’s essentially what China has already implemented on a large, Orwellian scale, and involves plans for possible mandatory face scans for all travelers to foreign destinations. The new Biometric Entry-Exit Program report is among the first major reviews of the experimental program’s performance and effectiveness.

And naturally the DHS bureaucrats’ absolute last concern is actual airport and airline timely travel and efficiency. The Intercept reports among the chief problems: “the report notes with palpable frustration, was that airlines insist on letting their passengers depart on time, rather than subjecting them to a Homeland Security surveillance prototype plagued by technical issues and slowdowns.”

The key section of the DHS report is as follows:

Demanding flight departure schedules posed other operational problems that significantly hampered biometric matching of passengers during the pilot in 2017. Typically, when incoming flights arrived behind schedule, the time allotted for boarding departing flights was reduced. In these cases, CBP allowed airlines to bypass biometric processing in order to save time. As such, passengers could proceed with presenting their boarding passes to gate agents without being photographed and biometrically matched by CBP first. We observed this scenario at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when an airline suspended the biometric matching process early to avoid a flight delay. This resulted in approximately 120 passengers boarding the flight without biometric confirmation.

Later in the report deep concern is voiced over airlines’ consistently pushing for flights to depart in a timely manner.These pressures result in local TSA screening agents “Repeatedly permitting airlines to revert to standard flight-boarding procedures without biometric processing may become a habit that is difficult to break.”

People, this is huge. They have expressed the following goal, in their own words, as the article reports:

Citing the goal of being able to scan and capture biometric data on “100% of all departing passengers” by 2021, the report laments that current difficulties in the screening process could make this impossible, especially in light of the pesky airlines pushing for consistently timely departure.

Those “pesky” airlines! Those pesky people and their pesky Constitutional …

Be seeing you



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