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TrapWire - surveillance system used in UK

Hypnotised | 14.08.2012 21:54 | Policing | Technology | Terror War

trying for the final time to get this information on indymedia

The most recent release of Strafor emails from wikileaks has included hitherto unknown information regarding a global surveillance system created in the USA and used at London-based sites such as 10 Downing Street and the Stock Exchange. The system seems to employ algorithms which take into account facial recognition software, social networking behaviour, voiceprints and more traditional profiling. Exact details on how it works are sparse but it's known to be used by numerous police forces across the USA as well as Scotland yard.

Wikileaks is down due to an unprecedented DDoS attack which began shortly after the release of the emails mentioning TrapWire. Mirrors of the emails can be seen at

"Abraxas has done work already pro-bono as good will. TrapWire may be the most
successful invention on the GWOT since 9-11. I knew these hacks when
they were GS-12's at the CIA. God Bless America. Now they have EVERY
major HVT in CONUS, the UK, Canada, Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC as clients." - Fred Burton.

TrapWire's parent company Cubic (now frantically trying to distance themselves from the scandal) have fingers in many other pies - see and for their involvement in everything from 'persona management' (= online sock puppetry) through to Oyster cards.

Any UK citizens who think their rights under the Data Protection Act regarding sensitive information may have been breached by TrapWire, and I am particularly thinking of anyone who may have arrested at any London-based political protest over the last five or six years, may complain to TrapWire by following the guidelines at

TrapWire Inc.
1875 Campus Commons Drive – Suite 301
Reston, VA 20191
Attn: Legal Department/Safe Harbor

See!/search/realtime/%23trapwire for news at it breaks about this story, links to articles etc. (now cue the spam floods if this piece even makes it through...)



Display the following 8 comments

  1. Why complain? — ftp
  2. ... — Hypnotised
  3. Big brother, his partners, and their virtual spawn are herding you. — number 6
  4. Yawn — anox
  5. @ anox — Hypnotised
  6. Wake up, don't sleep. — Hal
  7. CyberWar in nigh ! — k.
  8. @ k — Hypnotised