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Am Dawla: Cracking Open State Security

March 5, 2011 by


Featured image was taken by @3arabawy, Share and Share Alike. The people of Egypt have taken upon themselves the noble goal of dismantling the secret police, and are doing so splendidly. The State Security, or Am Dawla, headquarters in Alexandria has been successfully stormed by protesters. And after all is said and done, we are […]

HBGary, Apple, and Counter Intelligence?

February 23, 2011 by


[EDIT 11.02.2011] New analysis posted here. [/edit] Quick post today. The emails from HBGary are riddled with “Sent from my [Apple product]” tags, as one astute blog noted. More disturbingly, is the term ‘COIN’, which appears in relation to Apple’s “Homeland Defense Manager”. From the above article: …[I[t is intriguing that even Apple, a company […]

Suckpuppets and Expanding the Information Desert

February 21, 2011 by


Pandora’s Box: the gift that keeps on giving. Anonymous really hit the jackpot when they were looking for the lulz. Hats off to you folks, and masks on, because that’s some really awesome stuff getting leaked. I finished this at 03.00… there might be typos, please be kind when pointing them out. I’ll correct things […]

WikiLeaks, Dictators, and the End of the US Empire

January 30, 2011 by


The efforts of popularly ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mobarak to stabilise his failed regime are telling; particularly, his filling of the office of Vice-President. Leaving aside for the moment his choice of VP, I’d like to briefly touch on what I see as the symbolism of the move. Mr Mubarak was VP when his president, […]

Egypt: Testing Ground for Internet Kill-Switch

January 28, 2011 by


It seems that the Egyptian government has, at least for the moment, successfully removed its country from the Internet. Quoting from One of the very few exceptions to this block has been Noor Group (AS20928), which still has 83 out of 83 live routes to its Egyptian customers…. Why was Noor Group apparently unaffected […]

When You Should Leak

January 23, 2011 by


It is very easy, in the course of human events and activities, to get caught up in the minutiae. The higher one rises within organisations, the more important that minutiae becomes; however, one still focuses on small portions of the picture which one could, in fact, behold. These are what could be called ‘blinders’: they […]