To hard-core conspiracy theorists, this won’t be anything they weren’t already believing anyway, but for the rest of the world, controversial WikiLeaks has revealed something that you can bet won’t be covered on your local news. If it was mentioned, it will be mentioned in the good ‘ole Bilderberg fashion, a fleeting story that might take a blurb in the World News section of the newspaper. To get any kind of reliable coverage, you have to venture overseas to Russia Today. Ironically, a nation that is synonymous with oppression of freedom seems to have one of the best news sources around. Or maybe they just really enjoy reporting news that goes against what the clowns behind the scenes in American media censor. Anyhow, Trapwire is the latest revelation from WikiLeaks, and it is damning.
Abraxas is a company in Northern Virginia that is made up of some of America’s most revered intelligence agents. They have developed a complicated program, Trapwire, that captures images from surveillance cameras all over the United States, records them digitally, and then delivers them to a central network. The data is then combined with other intelligence programs, creating sort of an automated watchdog. Hmm… sound familiar? According to the leaks, the data comes from surveillance points in major American cities, airports, and landmarks. How long before it comes into shopping malls, schools, and your home? Or is it already?
As always, Trapwire is touted as a worthy weapon against the war on terror that apparently is taking place everywhere there is a camera. Of course, if it wasn’t for WikiLeaks, we would never hear of Trapwire, which is exactly what was supposed to happen. Whoever is really behind WikiLeaks (some think it may be hacker group Anonymous) certainly has built a centralized database fortress of their own. It has been reported that WikiLeaks receives over 10 gigabytes of DDoS attacks each second. For those not up on their Internet security vocabulary, that means that someone out there is pulling out all the stops to just try to make WikiLeaks inaccessible for seconds or minutes. They are fully aware that it will be back online in some form, but just to get it offline for a few scant moments is apparently worth a dedicated hacking effort.
WikiLeaks does show us one thing. No matter how strong Big Brother becomes, there are people out there that are able to counter it. Geniuses that would be working for Big Brother if not for their own standards. Let’s be thankful for that and hope that Trapwire is just one of many things that it is able to bring to light with time.