Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe Follow @OurVoicesEcho
The Five Eyes Nation, (FVEY), is an intelligence alliance comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US, bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. The “Five Eyes” term is shorthand for “AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY” classification level.
The “Five Eyes” community is part of an extensive alliance of Western democracies sharing signals. These allied include countries NATO members, other European democracies such as Sweden, and allies in the Pacific, specifically Singapore and South Korea.
People just looked the other way when street cams (surveillance cameras) were installed virtually everywhere, tracking online activities of people who are just exercising their rights to civil protest. This information is collected even on individuals who haven’t committed crimes. “Pre-operational surveillance” using a camera or binoculars, “counter-surveillance efforts” people who double back, evasive driving or changing your appearance are used. Any of these seemingly innocent behaviors by a citizen can lead the police to write up a secret file on an individual and upload it into a database accessible to every law enforcement agency in the country “just in case”.
Police argue military equipment makes them safer, no matter what the cost to community relations by making its way from the department of defense to police departments around the country.
How do they do it?
Devices on planes mimicking cellphone towers are used to target criminals, but also sift through thousands of other phones. The U.S. Marshals Service program operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population. Planes are equipped with DRT’s (dirtboxes) which are cell site simulator, or a phone device mimicking a cell phone tower.
The DRT device is designed to create a signal strong enough within a short range that it forces dormant mobile phones to automatically switch over to it to detect and locate cell phones and thus collect information, and can be used to jam phones. Cellphones are programmed to connect automatically to the strongest cell tower signal. The device being used by the U.S. Marshals Service identifies itself as having the closest, strongest signal, even though it doesn’t, and forces all the phones that can detect its signal to send in their unique registration information. These devices can locate up to 10,000 targets and can process multiple analog and digital wireless devices all at the same time. They’re even capable of intercepting and recording digital voice data. capable of breaking encryption on communications from 200 cellphones simultaneously across state-of-the-art 4G LTE frequencies used for rapid data transmission by the latest generation of smartphones.
Cellbrite: “a portable, handheld, field proven forensic system for the quick extraction and analysis of 95% cell phones, smart phones and PDA devices,” capable of extracting “information such as phone book, pictures, video, text messages, and call logs.”
Kingfish: a Stingray-like device that is “portable enough to be carried around in a backpack.”
Stargrazer: “an Army system developed to deny, degrade and/or disrupt a targeted adversary’s command and control (C2) system,” “can jam a handset and capture its metadata at the same time it pinpoints your target’s location. But watch out — the Stargazer may jam all the other phones in the area too — including your own.”
Cyberhawk: capable of gathering “phonebook, names, SMS, media files, text, deleted SMS, calendar items and notes” from 79 cell phones.
Stingray: drains the targeted device, as well as raise’s signal strength. As long as a phone is on, it could be targeted.
These tools are part of the militarization of police; the use of technology with eavesdropping capabilities, without a warrant is “a clear violation the Fourth Amendment.”
This is what you lose in your pursuit to be “protected”’.
The Five Eyes Nations
Australia monitors South Asia and East Asia.
Canada monitors the Russian and Chinese interior while managing intelligence assets in Latin America.
New Zealand: responsible for the western Pacific and maintains listening posts in Southeast Asia, Waihopai Valley , Tangimoana.
UK: Europe, European Russia, Middle East and Hong Kong.
US is focused on the Middle East, China, and Russia, in addition to the Caribbean and Africa.