Humint Events Online: Deja Vu, All Over Again

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Deja Vu, All Over Again

So, now they come out saying the Paris attackers were known to authorities, on watch lists, had done extensive travels to Syria.  So tired of this shit.

This is kind of interesting though-- hotel rooms where the suicide bombers stayed had syringes, witnesses described zombie-like state of attackers. So, they were drugged to carry out the attacks? Why didn't they just pray, if they were so religious?

... and then, "Hours Before the Terror Attacks, Paris Practiced for a Mass Shooting".  Just routine drills, of course.

Before these stories was the obligatory call for taking away more privacy from citizens. Can't have encrypted calls, you know.

Asshole alert:
Pressure is rising on Apple, Google and other technology companies to allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to encrypted phones and other devices. In the wake of the coordinated terrorist attacks on Paris, CIA Director John Brennan, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other critics are amplifying their arguments against Silicon Valley. The rise of commercial encryption technology, they say, risks shielding terrorists from surveillance — raising the bar for law enforcement to thwart future attacks. “We in many respects have gone blind as a result of the commercialization and the selling of devices that cannot be accessed either by the manufacturer or, more importantly, by us in law enforcement, even equipped with the search warrants and judicial authority,” New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday on “Face the Nation.” Some lawmakers have revived calls for congressionally mandated access to devices. “In the Senate Armed Services, we’re going to have hearings on it and we’re going to have legislation,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who chairs the committee, told reporters on Tuesday, calling the status quo “unacceptable.”


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