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(Huffington Post)   Ecuador claims hidden microphone found in embassy with Julian Assange, will disclose who controls it on Wednesday as if anyone doesn't know already   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-03 11:52:19 AM
Does this mean that someone will leak his secrets?
 
2013-07-03 12:21:31 PM
The UK and US are governments sure are making a lot of fans these days eh.
 
2013-07-03 12:23:43 PM
Those damn Canadians!!!
 
2013-07-03 12:24:01 PM
So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?
 
Slu
2013-07-03 12:24:43 PM

vpb: Does this mean that someone will leak his secrets?


Heh. Nice.

And subby is right, we all know who did this. Fark you Lichtenstein.
 
2013-07-03 12:25:19 PM
The guy who fixes the cable?

/I know, go be fatuous somewhere else
 
2013-07-03 12:31:09 PM
Wednesday? That's right now!
 
2013-07-03 12:32:07 PM
I bet the people who run the Village planted the microphone. However, usually, they don't get found.

www.sadgeezer.com
 
2013-07-03 12:32:09 PM
Assange run barter town!
 
2013-07-03 12:33:16 PM
......Maybe snowden knows?
 
2013-07-03 12:37:13 PM
Who uses microphones these days? That's soooo 1990's
  Thanks
   The NSA
 
2013-07-03 12:43:10 PM
New Stasi Agency?

Assange is arrogant, not stupid.
 
2013-07-03 12:44:22 PM
i239.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 12:56:19 PM

WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?


If it's true and not a PR stunt. Hell, look at idiots like xynix just eager to lap this shiat up.
 
2013-07-03 12:59:24 PM
Assange immediately grabbed the microphone and sexually assaulted it.
 
2013-07-03 01:02:09 PM
We'd hate to have people knowing Assange's secrets, that would be terrible.
 
2013-07-03 01:09:22 PM
Made in China may give them a hint.
 
2013-07-03 01:09:43 PM
Totally mishandled.  They shoulda pretended not to discover it, then say all sorts of fake shiat.

"Assange is going for a ride on the London Eye today dressed as Miss Doubtfire.  Sure hope the Bobby's don't spot him"
 
2013-07-03 01:12:36 PM

Slu: vpb: Does this mean that someone will leak his secrets?

Heh. Nice.

And subby is right, we all know who did this. Fark you Lichtenstein.



They had it Licht from the beginning, didn't they???
 
2013-07-03 01:13:16 PM
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www.midnightonly.com
 
2013-07-03 01:16:36 PM
Detailed measurements of the Earth show that its shape is irregular, often related to the shape of a potato.  The Potato Earth.  Global warming is a good thing, here.  Because everyone loves a baked potato.  Keep that heat coming, we need to be able to fry up some bacon for this awesome incoming meal.  mmmmm baked potato....
 
2013-07-03 01:18:06 PM
annnnd that was supposed to go in the global warming thread.

I can count to potato, but only on good days....
 
2013-07-03 01:18:56 PM

LegacyDL: Those damn Canadians!!!


Sorry. No hard feelings, eh?
 
2013-07-03 01:22:06 PM
There's a metaphor in this.

la.indymedia.org
 
2013-07-03 01:30:38 PM
Duh, people. Assange works for the CIA. Here's how it works.


1) Have agent "leak" some "embarrassing" but essentially useless and pointless emails where an ambassador calls someone a mean name, or maybe a document from the 1970's.

2) Have government official officially deny how awfully embarrassed we are about the mean name in that email.

3) Have agent "go on the run"

4) Allow agent to "somehow slip through" customs in friendly nations until they get to China/Russia/Bolivistan. (Sound familiar yet?)

5) Belligerent nations absolutely fall ALL OVER themselves to take agent in into high confidence. lol.

6) Bingo. Instant inside agent. Skips lifetimes of undercover work getting close to target.

7) repeat with step 1.


We just haven't decided where to place Snowden yet. But no lack of nations falling all over themselves.
 
2013-07-03 01:39:44 PM
No they didn't. They made this up.
 
2013-07-03 01:47:51 PM
Was it the Joooos?
 
2013-07-03 01:48:10 PM
Why even go public with it?  I'd mess with the listeners first.  Make sure the listeners overhear a conversation about you making a break for it and running out the front door in 5 hours, then watch out the window to see who shows up.
 
2013-07-03 01:52:58 PM
Hidden microphones  are installed in multiple numbers. In cause of battery failure, poor audio pickup or many other potential problems. Just because one was found, they better keep checking for more.


Conversations with Assange and diplomats should be taking place in the secure communications room, Specifically buolt with double screened RF shielded walls and mains supplies.

Or give mis-information and watch the spooks/cockroaches scatter. Create random number groups and send it via normal diplo channels with routine encryption.  Let the codebreakers try to make sense of out jibberish.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:28 PM
The Vatican, obviously.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:40 PM

6655321: Hidden microphones  are installed in multiple numbers. In cause of battery failure, poor audio pickup or many other potential problems. Just because one was found, they better keep checking for more.


Conversations with Assange and diplomats should be taking place in the secure communications room, Specifically buolt with double screened RF shielded walls and mains supplies.

Or give mis-information and watch the spooks/cockroaches scatter. Create random number groups and send it via normal diplo channels with routine encryption.  Let the codebreakers try to make sense of out jibberish.


Cone of Silence?
 
2013-07-03 02:06:03 PM
Maybe butler did it?
 
2013-07-03 02:07:49 PM

6655321: Conversations with Assange and diplomats should be taking place in the secure communications room, Specifically buolt with double screened RF shielded walls and mains supplies.


i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 02:14:45 PM
skinink:
Assange immediately grabbed the microphone and sexually assaulted it.

Ah the ol' "stink bug".  It's like the intelligence community's equivalent of "ass pennies".
 
2013-07-03 02:27:35 PM

Andy Andy: Why even go public with it?  I'd mess with the listeners first.  Make sure the listeners overhear a conversation about you making a break for it and running out the front door in 5 hours, then watch out the window to see who shows up.


This is probably why the Bolivian president's plane was forced to land in Vienna.

ASSANGE: "So, yeah, that Snowden guy?  Totally on Bolivian Air Force One.  And there's no reason I'm talking to this potted plant, at all."
CIA AGENT: "Bingo!"
 
2013-07-03 02:30:34 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Duh, people. Assange works for the CIA. Here's how it works.


1) Have agent "leak" some "embarrassing" but essentially useless and pointless emails where an ambassador calls someone a mean name, or maybe a document from the 1970's.

2) Have government official officially deny how awfully embarrassed we are about the mean name in that email.

3) Have agent "go on the run"

4) Allow agent to "somehow slip through" customs in friendly nations until they get to China/Russia/Bolivistan. (Sound familiar yet?)

5) Belligerent nations absolutely fall ALL OVER themselves to take agent in into high confidence. lol.

6) Bingo. Instant inside agent. Skips lifetimes of undercover work getting close to target.

7) repeat with step 1.


We just haven't decided where to place Snowden yet. But no lack of nations falling all over themselves.


This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read here--it is based on no evidence whatever, for one thing--but even I have to admit that there was a lot less to Wikileaks' "revelations" than meets the eye.
 
2013-07-03 02:36:45 PM

WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?


I don't think that anyone would assert that Ecuador is a bastion of freedom internally, but that is irrelevant to the legality of bugging embassies and the breach of diplomatic protocol that is entailed in such.

Does the fact that your neighbor abuses their kids make it OK to abuse your dog?
 
2013-07-03 02:38:21 PM

tirob: ThrobblefootSpectre: Duh, people. Assange works for the CIA. Here's how it works.


1) Have agent "leak" some "embarrassing" but essentially useless and pointless emails where an ambassador calls someone a mean name, or maybe a document from the 1970's.

2) Have government official officially deny how awfully embarrassed we are about the mean name in that email.

3) Have agent "go on the run"

4) Allow agent to "somehow slip through" customs in friendly nations until they get to China/Russia/Bolivistan. (Sound familiar yet?)

5) Belligerent nations absolutely fall ALL OVER themselves to take agent in into high confidence. lol.

6) Bingo. Instant inside agent. Skips lifetimes of undercover work getting close to target.

7) repeat with step 1.


We just haven't decided where to place Snowden yet. But no lack of nations falling all over themselves.

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read here--it is based on no evidence whatever, for one thing--but even I have to admit that there was a lot less to Wikileaks' "revelations" than meets the eye.


I think it's based on something:

too many Tom Clancy novels and too much spicy food before bedtime.
 
2013-07-03 02:46:25 PM

tirob: ThrobblefootSpectre: Duh, people. Assange works for the CIA. Here's how it works.

1) Have agent "leak" some "embarrassing" but essentially useless and pointless emails where an ambassador calls someone a mean name, or maybe a document from the 1970's.
2) Have government official officially deny how awfully embarrassed we are about the mean name in that email.
3) Have agent "go on the run"
4) Allow agent to "somehow slip through" customs in friendly nations until they get to China/Russia/Bolivistan. (Sound familiar yet?)
5) Belligerent nations absolutely fall ALL OVER themselves to take agent in into high confidence. lol.
6) Bingo. Instant inside agent. Skips lifetimes of undercover work getting close to target.
7) repeat with step 1.

We just haven't decided where to place Snowden yet. But no lack of nations falling all over themselves.

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read here--it is based on no evidence whatever, for one thing--but even I have to admit that there was a lot less to Wikileaks' "revelations" than meets the eye.


I'd be willing to bet that Wikileaks knows a lot more than they release to the public. I doubt they'll release anything extremely dangerous or damaging (only embarrassing) because I don't think they're trying to destabilize the world or get people killed. They just want gov'ts to play fair(er). The most impactful secrets are not political - they're financial.
 
2013-07-03 02:47:46 PM

vpb: Does this mean that someone will leak his secrets?


Yeah, not sure where wiki leaks thinks it can condemn THAT while happily encouraging the spying and leaking of other state actors' secrets.
 
2013-07-03 02:49:18 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: 6655321: Conversations with Assange and diplomats should be taking place in the secure communications room, Specifically buolt with double screened RF shielded walls and mains supplies.

[i236.photobucket.com image 304x202]


They're a bit more rectangular than that.
 
2013-07-03 02:52:36 PM
What are the chances that Ecuador really wants to take Snowden, but they're afraid of US retaliation? So, they "find" a microphone in their embassy, of course planted by the US, and now they can take Snowden in retaliation. It seems very convenient. It might even be true!
 
2013-07-03 02:57:16 PM

WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?


What dictatorship?
 
2013-07-03 03:06:22 PM
The microphone in question was later discovered to be the one used by the Ambassador when meetings were held. The Ambassador was quoted as saying "Its scary that it could of been picking up everything I said. Wait! IS that a microphone your holding??" at which point he attempted to beat the reporter to death.
 
2013-07-03 03:16:48 PM

TheBigJerk: vpb: Does this mean that someone will leak his secrets?

Yeah, not sure where wiki leaks thinks it can condemn THAT while happily encouraging the spying and leaking of other state actors' secrets.


Yep. Probably the same way he he rationalizes condemning U.S. and European governments for some perceived rights violation, while running to the arms of Ecuador with an inarguably dismal human rights track record.
 
2013-07-03 04:02:32 PM

AndreMA: WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?

I don't think that anyone would assert that Ecuador is a bastion of freedom internally, but that is irrelevant to the legality of bugging embassies and the breach of diplomatic protocol that is entailed in such.

Does the fact that your neighbor abuses their kids make it OK to abuse your dog?


No, but it makes it OK to abuse their dog.
 
2013-07-03 04:16:25 PM

JesusJuice: AndreMA: WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?

I don't think that anyone would assert that Ecuador is a bastion of freedom internally, but that is irrelevant to the legality of bugging embassies and the breach of diplomatic protocol that is entailed in such.

Does the fact that your neighbor abuses their kids make it OK to abuse your dog?

No, but it makes it OK to abuse their dog.


Or at least bug their dog.
 
2013-07-03 04:17:28 PM

AndreMA: I don't think that anyone would assert that Ecuador is a bastion of freedom internally, but that is irrelevant to the legality of bugging embassies and the breach of diplomatic protocol that is entailed in such.

Does the fact that your neighbor abuses their kids make it OK to abuse your dog?



Espionage is basically illegal everywhere yet it is also widely accepted as essential.  Since political actions and foreign policy rely heavily on information it seems foolish to suggest that there should be some areas that are out of bounds for espionage (especially in Embassies which most nations happily use to seed intelligence agents and assets into foreign countries).
 
2013-07-03 04:52:41 PM

AndreMA: WTF Indeed: So a dictatorship that represses freedom of speech in their own country is pissed that another government is spying on them?

I don't think that anyone would assert that Ecuador is a bastion of freedom internally, but that is irrelevant to the legality of bugging embassies and the breach of diplomatic protocol that is entailed in such.

Does the fact that your neighbor abuses their kids make it OK to abuse your dog?


Okay, So what about the legality of stealing and revealing someone else's records? It's illegal. So there's still a fundamental contradiction.

your dog abuse example is a little off, they are abusing their kids AND then complaining loudly about their neighbor abusing their dog.
 
2013-07-03 04:55:14 PM

6655321: Hidden microphones  are installed in multiple numbers. In cause of battery failure, poor audio pickup or many other potential problems. Just because one was found, they better keep checking for more.


Conversations with Assange and diplomats should be taking place in the secure communications room, Specifically buolt with double screened RF shielded walls and mains supplies.

Or give mis-information and watch the spooks/cockroaches scatter. Create random number groups and send it via normal diplo channels with routine encryption.  Let the codebreakers try to make sense of out jibberish.


I was watching this documentary that had Will Smith and the retired expert told him they sometimes plant one they want to be found.
 
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