In Aaron Swartz, Archive on December 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM
The door to the network closet pops open and a slender figure enters, a bicycle helmet hanging at his side. He sheds his backpack and pulls out a cardboard box containing a small hard drive, then kneels out of frame. After about five minutes, he stands, turns off the lights and furtively exits the closet.
This scene, captured by a video camera hidden in a wiring closet at MIT, was the beginning of a probe that led to federal charges against the late coder and activist Aaron Swartz. The video, along with dozens of other documents related to the case, has been released to the public for the first time through my Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service.
Photos from the putative crime scene, also released by the Secret Service, add context missing from the video: a concrete support in the network closet is crammed with a jumble of Sharpie graffiti dating back to the early 1980s — earlier generations of hackers at the institution that invented hacking, going places they shouldn’t go, doing things they shouldn’t do, leaving their mark at the very spot where, on January 4, 2011, MIT lost its tolerance for such behavior.
The Secret Service has also released about 400 pages of documents about Swartz. All but 147 pages are copies of already-public court filings.
Related Link: FBI Spied On & Terrorized Aaron Swartz
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Meet Blue Jay
BlueJay offers a simple tracking tool which shows live real time tweets with geolocations.It allows Law Enforcement to track specified tag words by creating a ‘watch list’.
For example if you were were looking for all tweets about #Pot or #drugs in a specific area of a city those key words are entered into the ‘watch list’.
Entering the protest tags and creating “geo fences”, and watch mentions and live stream flow.
Twitter uses who have their geolocation switched on will show up with a red flag in the live stream
Blue Jay may seem innocuous to the respectable people who never do anything wrong, however it’s the links BlueJay subsequently makes to your followers and your other social networking sites.
A simple tweet or re-tweet could get you arrested ,cause you to loose your loose your job or at the very least attach you twitter handle to a “watch list” in some Law Enforcement Data Base.
Which may be collected as “evidence” to be used against you at another time
Enjoy The video below which explains how to set up Blue Jay
The operating simplicity of Blue Jay is not lost as an advertising point.
“All you need is internet and a browser.”
What does this mean?
Basically, turn off your geo locator on your phone and your twitter feed.
If you go to a live event or protest, take the battery out of your phone.
Buy a pre-paid “throw away” phone to take pics with and tweet and then dispose of phone later.
Use hash tags and key words irrelevant to the activism when it is live and events are occurring.
Change the tag regularly and mix it up with pre-arranged key signals.
Where and when possible use an anonymizer some of which are perfect for micro – blogging sites like twitter.
And be aware that tweets are forever, especially when someone favourites them, and security is a myth.