Intelligence Services Block Activist’s Emails … And Frame Them With Fake Emails

Washington’s Blog

Is Big Brother Stopping Your Mail?

You send an email to a reporter saying that you’ve got proof of criminal wrongdoing by a government official … or a big bank.  You never receive a response.

You send an email to an expert on monetary policy asking if the Federal Reserve’s policies help the rich at the expense of the little guy … or an expert on radiation asking if the Fukushima accident might endanger public health.  You never receive a response.  

This might be because the person you wrote to isn’t interested enough to write back.

Or because they think you’re a crank.

Or because your email simply ended up in their spam folder.

But there could be another explanation …

China has blocked gmail for its citizens.

Yahoo blocked emails relating to the Occupy protests.

Bahrain uses British software that allows the government to frame political activists by creatingmessages from that person that they never typed.  35 other countries use the same software.

Tunisia monitored and blocked the emails of activists, so they were never delivered.

And Snowden revealed that the British spy agency GCHQ has developed numerous offensive digital tools, including:

Ability to deny functionality to send/receive email or view material online.


Ability to spoof any email address and send email under that identity.


Mass delivery of email messaging to support an Information Operations campaign.

The potential for stifling dissent is staggering.

One thought on “Intelligence Services Block Activist’s Emails … And Frame Them With Fake Emails

  1. I guess this is why my emails questions/comments never get a response from some sites I support financially.
    I’ve long suspected something like this was involved.

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