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by on February 23, 2013 in Featured, Tech


Welcome back to AMTV News, I’m your anchor Topher Morrison.  It’s Friday, February 22, 2013.


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On Feburary 12th President Barack Obama had this to say:

One week later on Febuary 19th Obama’s assertions were conveniently validated.  Internet security firm Mandiant released a detailed and scathing report blaming the Chinese Army for a clandestine campaign of state sponsored cyber warfare against the United States based out of a single innocuous building located in Shanghai.

Mandiant is quickly being seen as a sort of digital Blackwater home to many ex government employees including its founder Kevin Mandia an ex Air Force cyber crime investigator, who counts 30 percent of the Fortune 500 as clients and boasts countless connections through its board and leadership to the U.S. Government.

In 2011 as anxieties about Chinese hacking spread the once small Mandiant caught a couple of whales, principle investors One Equity Partners (OEP), the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), one of the “largest and most established venture capital firms” according to the Wall Street Journal and responsible for seeding Google, Genentech, AOL, Netscape and among dozens of others Amazon.com.  Needless to say Mandiant is laced up.  According to Ted Schlein a KPC&B partner “Outside of the NSA, I would guess that Mandiant knows more about advanced persistent threats than anyone in the world,”

If this is true and considering the NSA through its illegal eavesdropping program “Stellar Wind,” developed by now whistleblower William Binney, has literally trillions of bytes of data stored in its gleaming new mutli-billion dollar mini-pentagon in Bluffdale, Utah Mandiant is the biggest, but potentially scariest fish in a growing school of internet security firms like Cylance, Crowdstrike and Kroll Advisory Solutions all of who’s roles in protecting the nations critical systems, both public and private and what rules of engagement they function under.

How does China feel about all of this?

The Chinese military has been the target of a ”considerable number” of cyber attacks, According to China’s defense ministry spokesman, Geng Yansheng.  Rather than blaming the U.S. government he conceded IP addresses can be disguised.  The U.S. has been scrambling for was to levy pressure on China after years of trade imbalance, loss of manufacturing, currency manipulation and Taiwan.  Cyber security is a new way for Washington and its military industrial complex to levy new pressure.  A web of which a couple years ago the Washington Post exposed consists of some

…1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counter-terrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

As many of the Fortune 500s, both clients and investors of Mandiant, back draconian legislation such as SOPA, PIPA and CISPA, threatening the freedom and anonymity of the internet, allegations by Chinese professors, military experts and industry leaders that lobbying groups and private companies use a “threat” is a convenient way for Washington to seek and increase in its defense to increase funding, enlarge cyber security forces and to push Congress to pass legislation and that has thus far failed to pass due to public opposition.

Mandiant’s revelations may in fact be true, but the question is are our freedoms and liberties currently enjoyed more valuable than security.  Moreover if Mandiant is able to detect and no doubt potentially route these evil doers, isn’t our current paradigm good enough?  Doesn’t Congress have other priorities to address?

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Topher Morrison is the editor and a regular contributor at GreeneWave and creator of his own blog at PurpleSerf.com. He holds B.A.s in Political Science and Philosophy from Arizona State University. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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  • cirpili - February 25, 2013

    it’s a false flag. that’s for sure. i dont beleive a damn thing the u.s regime says.

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