I have been waiting for the story that the NSA can turn on cell phone microphones and listen to conversations. If the FBI has the ability to do it, no doubt the NSA does also. This is like in the “old days” what was called an Infinity Transmitter. The Soviet now the Russian Embassy was built on the highest elevation in Washington, DC and still has a very impressive antenna array on the roof. None of the Snowden revelations should really be a shock to anyone, all this has been going on for decades. Echelon was the worst kept secret in the world.... Best regards, Ed Schroeder Schroeder Military Intelligence Daily http://militarywritersassociation.wordpress.com/ From: John Young Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:45 AM To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: [cryptome] Re: After Der Spiegel " revealed that the roof of the embassy in Berlin Yes, there is finally coverage of the physical architecture of spying not just the "digital-architecture" of slides, texts and hyperbole. Duncan Campbell has reported on this physical architecture of hardware and facilities for decades and has advised several of the journalists covering the NSA releases who lack his experience and technical knowledge. Jacob Appelbaum confirms, others have not yet done so, and may be incapable of admitting limited knowledge after building careers of knowledgeability, yes, this is about cryptology and anonymity. PKC and anonymizers have become a celebrity drugs. Moreover, the valorization of comsec coding over the physical architecture has misled both the coders and their public about the weaknesses of comsec, a gaping hole through which national spies have driven large trucks to gather and transport mountains of data while the cyber-guards gaze at online security programs, engoring large fees for 24x7 protection, search and destroy, Stuxnet, virii, hacks, 0-days, terrifying kaboodle. Keep in mind this which has received almost no attention now or in the past: What is online and on the roof of embassies is not the source of most spying, that is a ruse. Every building has a unique identification (UID) based on its comprehensive materiality of building materials, mechanical and electrical systems, shape, spaces, usage, population, devices used by inhabitants (coming and going and resting), rate of deterioration, repairs, renovations. This in addition to official records in a slew of regulating agencies, contracts for services, networks, bugs, taps, implants, human spies, automation, fautly security systems. In effect, every building is a transceiver of its metadata and its contents without need for the ruse of local penetration. Just an ocean-going vessel, aircraft or satellite. Virtually nothing is being done to prevent this self-disclosing transceiving. Tempest protection is insignificant, and SCIFs are ridiculous. It is not clear if Snowden knows this or has been deluded by the blinding conceit of cyber war and as a consequence does not know what comsec delusion he is sincerely promulgating to the great pleasure of those who know exactly how to help him succeed by protesting vigorously. Back to why Merkel, Obama and other leaders are dancing in a global delusion of what they do not know, pretending outrage so superficial it suggests they really can't believe they are stooges. As do we. At 09:05 AM 10/29/2013, you wrote: After Der Spiegel " revealed that the roof of the embassy in Berlin placed blocks suspicious , it turns out that these additions are also installed in other cities . Evaluation of equipment is listening to the American National Security Agency Amir Rappaport | 29/10/2013 8:38 What's behind the " boxes " uniformity mirror placed on the roofs of the U.S. embassies in major cities around the world and building additions seem " natural ." It seems to be hiding the most sophisticated listening facilities . Researcher Ronen Solomon discovered the testing facilities identical pictures of the roofs of the U.S. embassies in Beijing , Dubai, Berlin , Moscow , Madrid and Tel Aviv. , After comprehensive research published in the German weekly " Der Spiegel " , following revelations about the eavesdropping carried out by the Americans to the top German leadership . according to " citrus Spiegel " , on the roof of the embassy in Berlin built blocks that appear as part of the structure , but in fact it is made ââof the facilities 'soft' gray or white. material that does not block the absorption from the listening facilities are behind him. U.S. listening devices '' on the roofs of embassies in the world After the discovery Der Spiegel " revealed for the first time , based on the findings of Solomon , that identical facilities on the roofs of embassies are many other cities , including Tel Aviv. In all cases it seemed as if it were part of the building , but we notice that H"kobiot " are , in fact, building additions . If the findings of the " Citrus Spiegel " right , the savers of listening to the American intelligence agency scattered throughout the world. Tel Aviv is no exception : in addition L"kobiot " is also found on the roof of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv , like other major cities , Tel Aviv there are other antennas that are hidden , probably because it's not an intelligence listening equipment . Israeli security officials say they are not surprised by exposing eavesdropping in Germany and that they are aware of the American listening mechanism being not only from the roofs of embassies , but also through satellite listening equipment and other means . The assumption in Israel is the U.S. listening to all the conversations that take place in the Middle East as well as Europe , especially if they are not encrypted . U.S. wiretapping saga continues world countries , and today the U.S. ambassador was invited to Spain to talk with accusations that the U.S. had listened to more than 60 million phone calls to Spain during the month. Ambassador called to talk to the Spanish Minister for European Affairs , Inigo Mendez de Vigo , and the meeting between the two lasted 40 minutes . Madrid at the end of the conversation released a message saying : " Spain to the United States emphasized the importance of maintaining a climate of confidence in bilateral relations , and the importance of awareness extent of the actions , if it turns out that they actually took place , are unacceptable between countries that partnership and friendship ." As in the case of Germany and France , published information originally one of the local newspapers , " El Mundo " , and its origin is a document provided to the leak , a U.S. National Security Agency , former Edward Snowden . http://rotter.net/forum/scoops1/57437.shtml Source: http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/517/655.html?hp=1&cat=666&loc=1 -- Â Haim Barak To Serve and Protect Our Community In God We Trust Israel#: 5353... Email: haim357@xxxxxxxxx http://haim357.wordpress.com/ Â This e-mail is intended only for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. No waiver of privilege, confidence or otherwise is intended by virtue of communication via the Internet. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying is strictly prohibited. Thank you.