Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adventures in Gangstalking

What follows is an end-of-the-year roundup of gangstalking-related links, documents, and news articles I haven't had the time to post until now:

1)  Here's an unclassified U.S. Special Operations Command document regarding the "Continuous Clandestine Tagging, Tracking, and Locating" of what is referred to as "Human Beings and Other Important Targets" (pay particular attention to the "Bioengineered Signature Translation" on p. 15).  Click HERE to peruse the entire document.

2)  In Valerie Gauriat's1-29-16 article entitled "The Women Who Knew Too Much," whistleblower Stephanie Gibaud refers to "organised mobbing, gang stalking" being used against her by Swiss bank UBS.  Here are the first few paragraphs of the article:

“The woman who really knew too much” is how Stephanie Gibaud has described herself.
"It’s also the title of a book published last year by the former marketing manager of Swiss bank UBS.
"A book that’s led to her being summoned to court to answer libel claims brought by its French subsidiary. It’s the third time in six years, that she’s facing her former employer in the French courts.
"'UBS filed a complaint against me in 2010 for libel; for daring to ask questions about illegal canvassing and tax evasion. I had to go on trial in 2010, and of course I was discharged. And then it was I who brought UBS before a tribunal for harassment, where I also won. And in both cases, there was no appeal,' Gibaud told euronews.
"Charged with money laundering and tax fraud, the Swiss bank has had to pay bail of more than one billion euros. According to the ongoing investigation, UBS has concealed more than 12 billion euros from French tax authorities via offshore accounts and yet it continues to hound its former employee.
"'That’s what I call ‘organised mobbing, gang stalking.' It’s meant to make you crack. That’s what they expect. Because you’re just a crumb in front of this super-powerful multinational firm. And it shows the impunity of those companies whose only rule is money,” added Gibaut."

To read the rest of Gauriat's article, click HERE.

3)  Here are some relevant excerpts from Cory Doctorow's 10-26-16 Boing Boing article entitled "AT&T Developed a 'Product' for Spying on All Its Customers and Made Millions Selling It to Warrantless Cops":

"AT&T's secret 'Hemisphere' product is a database of calls and call-records on all its customers, tracking their location, movements, and interactions -- this data was then sold in secret to American police forces for investigating crimes big and small (even Medicare fraud), on the condition that they never reveal the program's existence.

"The gag order that came with the data likely incentivized police officers to lie about their investigations at trial -- something we saw happen repeatedly in the case of Stingrays, whose use was also bound by secrecy demands from their manufacturers. Because the data was sold by AT&T and not compelled by government, all of the Hemisphere surveillance was undertaken without a warrant or judicial review (indeed, it's likely judges were never told the true story of where the data being entered into evidence by the police really came from -- again, something that routinely happened before the existence of Stingray surveillance was revealed).

"The millions given to AT&T for its customers' data came from the federal government under the granting program that also allowed city and town police forces to buy military equipment for civilian policing needs. Cities paid up to a million dollars a year for access to AT&T's customer records.

"EFF is suing the US government to reveal DoJ records on the use of Hemisphere data.

AT&T has a long history of illegal spying. In 2006, we learned that AT&T built a secret room in its San Francisco switching center to allow the NSA unfettered access to the nation's internet communications. In 2015, we learned that AT&T was the NSA's favorite mass surveillance contractor, and the NSA used that contractor relationship to ensure that the most radioactively illegal spying took place outside its environs, shifting the worst criminality to AT&T."

To read the rest of Doctorow's article, click HERE.

4)  Here's some essential information from Ian Sample's 11-7-16 Guardian article entitled "U.S. Military Successfully Tests Electrical Brain Stimulation to Enhance Staff Skills": 

"US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators [emphasis added] and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles.
"The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and women to be wired up at critical times of duty, so that electrical pulses can be beamed into their brains to improve their effectiveness in high pressure situations.
"The brain stimulation kits use five electrodes to send weak electric currents through the skull and into specific parts of the cortex. Previous studies have found evidence that by helping neurons to fire, these minor brain zaps can boost cognitive ability.
"The technology is seen as a safer alternative to prescription drugs, such as modafinil and ritalin, both of which have been used off-label as performance enhancing drugs in the armed forces. 
"But while electrical brain stimulation appears to have no harmful side effects, some experts say its long-term safety is unknown, and raise concerns about staff being forced to use the equipment if it is approved for military operations [...].
"In a new report, scientists at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio describe how the performance of military personnel can slump soon after they start work if the demands of the job become too intense [...].
"The tests are not the first to claim beneficial effects from electrical brain stimulation. Last year, researchers at the same US facility found that tDCS [i.e., 'transcranial direct current stimulation'] seemed to work better than caffeine at keeping military target analysts vigilant after long hours at the desk. Brain stimulation has also been tested for its potential to help soldiers spot snipers more quickly in VR training programmes.
"Neil Levy, deputy director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, said that compared with prescription drugs, electrical brain stimulation could actually be a safer way to boost the performance of those in the armed forces. 'I have more serious worries about the extent to which participants can give informed consent, and whether they can opt out once it is approved for use,' he said. 'Even for those jobs where attention is absolutely critical, you want to be very careful about making it compulsory, or there being a strong social pressure to use it, before we are really sure about its long-term safety.'
"But while the devices may be safe in the hands of experts, the technology is freely available, because the sale of brain stimulation kits is unregulated. They can be bought on the internet or assembled from simple components, which raises a greater concern, according to Levy."
To read the rest of Sample's article, click HERE.

5)  Here's a related article, published only about a week after the previous one, courtesy of journalist Clare Wilson of New Scientist.  This 11-15-16 article is entitled "Electric Fields Can Stimulate Deep In Your Brain Without Surgery" (readers of Chameleo should note the location of the neuroscience conference, as mentioned in paragraph five below):

"It’s one of the boldest treatments in medicine: delivering an electrical current deep into the brain by implanting a long thin electrode through a hole in the skull.
"Such 'deep brain stimulation' (DBS) works miracles on people with otherwise untreatable epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease – but drilling into someone’s head is an extreme step. In future, we may be able to get the same effects by using stimulators placed outside the head, an advance that could see DBS used to treat a much wider range of conditions.
"DBS is being investigated for depression, obesity and obsessive compulsive disorder, but this research is going slowly. Implanting an electrode requires brain surgery, and carries a risk of infection, so the approach is only considered for severe cases.
"But Nir Grossman of Imperial College London and his team have found a safer way to experiment with DBS – by stimulating the brain externally, with no need for surgery.
"The technique, unveiled at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, California, this week, places two electrical fields of different frequencies outside the head. The brain tissue where the fields overlap is stimulated, while the tissue under just one field is unaffected because the frequencies are too high. For instance, they may use one field at 10,000 hertz and another at 10,010 hertz. The affected nerve cells are stimulated at 10 hertz – the difference between the two frequencies."
To read the rest of Wilson's article, click HERE.

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