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1998 article on Crypto AG: The NSA’s Trojan Whore?

I dont understand all that fuzzin these days. This news is no news, almost everything about the Crypto AG stuff has been published in 1998 by Wayne Madsen, and has been uncloaked in the early nineties: 

“The cover shielding the NSA-Crypto AG relationship was torn in March 1992, when the Iranian military counterintelligence service arrested Hans Buehler, Crypto AG’s marketing representative in Teheran. The Iranian government charged the tall, 50ish businessman with spying for the “intelligence services of the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America.” “I was questioned for five hours a day for nine months,” Buehler says. “

Here’s the link: 

http://mediafilter.org/caq/cryptogate/

And here’s the source reference, if you need it.

as seen in the book “Shadow Government: How the Secret Global Elite Is Using Surveillance Against You” by Grant R. Jeffrey (avail on Google Books) 

On Wayne Madsen – Wikipedia … :

Wayne Madsen (born April 28, 1954) is an American journalist, author and columnist specializing in intelligence and international affairs.[1][2] He is the author of the blog Wayne Madsen Report.[3] He has been described as a conspiracy theorist.” (…)

“In 1990 Madsen joined Computer Sciences Corporation, working there from 1990 until 1997,[15] when he joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) as a senior fellow. In 1998, while at EPIC, Madsen was described by journalist Jason Vest in The Village Voice as one of the world’s leading SIGINT and computer security experts.[17] In late-January 2005, Madsen left EPIC.[15] While at EPIC he appeared as a guest on 60 Minutes,[18] ABC Nightline,[19] Voice of America,[20] and National Public Radio.[21]”

 

Dont worry, these cameras are there for your safety…

Reality update: The Rise of the Video Surveillance Industrial Complex … :

In a 2018 document, the data storage firm Western Digital and the consultancy Accenture predicted mass smart camera networks would be deployed “across three tiers of maturity.” This multi-stage adoption, they contended, would “allow society” to gradually abandon “concerns about privacy” and instead “accept and advocate” for mass police and government surveillance in the interest of “public safety.”

#Pyrocene The Age of the #Megafires

This is the age of the megafire – and it’s being fuelled by our leaders | Tim Flannery | Opinion | The Guardian

There’s a British saying that fire is a good servant but a bad master. But in Australia, with its unique vegetation and climate, fire can also be a terrifying predator. Like all good predators, it remains hidden until it’s ready to strike, so even in this fire-plagued year, most Australians have not seen the flames that lurk in the forest, taking life seemingly at random. But many have smelt its stench. Sometimes we wake at night to thickening smoke, and lie there wondering where the beast is prowling. Some mornings we peer out the window and decide that it is not a safe day to be outside.

#UHC2030 – Global Universal Healthcare by 2030 – with 4% of the nation’s spendings

It’s possible, and we are getting closer: 

“The Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is a partnership that includes GlaxoSmithKline, the World Bank and Rockefeller Foundation. It helps governments design and fund affordable and at-scale primary health systems and has developed a Community Health Financing Compendium that brings together different ways of funding UHC. One of the alliance’s key arguments is that “traditional donor support” is no longer enough to build strong health systems, but instead this type of investment should be a catalyst to bring in private and public resources and develop new partnerships.”

Why it makes financial sense to achieve global universal healthcare by 2030 | Global health progress | The Guardian

APELL is an association of the national Open Source Business Associations @osballiance, @cnll_fr and @cossfi. @OpenForumEurope will be Advisory Member. We will soon release detailed information and how you can join and collaborate, stay tuned!