22 November 2009
Alan Turnbull (http://www.secret-bases.co.uk) sends:
Government Spy's Details Leaked Online
Firstly, it refers to something that has been on Cryptome for over 12 months without anyone getting upset, mainly because it was info readily available and widely in the public domain. You can't get a better definition of "public domain" than the electoral register! Which was my whole point.
A newly appointed GCHQ Director General who hasn't ensured his web footprint has been cleaned away before taking up his post is asking for trouble. The electoral register data was dated 2002. It is a sure bet he and his wife moved elsewhere well before his appointment in July 2008.
In it, Cryptome is dismissed as "an amateur spooks website" and I am personally described as a "spookbuster". You gotta laugh, eh?
6 October 2008
From Alan Turnbull, www.secret-bases.co.uk Further to this Sunday Times story revealing GCHQ's plans for a multi-billion pound super-project sucking up all UK emails and website visits:- http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4882622.ece by David Leppard "There's no hiding place as spy HQ plans to see all - Intelligence chiefs want access to all communications made in the UK, but they face a fight." "Every call you make, every e-mail you send, every website you visit - I'll be watching you." ----------------- Firstly, the Sunday Times incorrectly states GCHQ DG is David Pepper, when the new DG Iain Lobban (formerly Head of Operations) took over in July 2008. It all got me thinking ... Can the spymaster be spied upon? Please find attached my findings. For starters, amazingly he appears on the public electoral list together with his wife Jane. Iain Robert Lobban, 24 Greenways, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5LG The house can be pinpointed on the local council's (Tewkesbury) planning portal, which shows applications 05/5746/1223/FUL, 06/00761/FUL and 08/00247/FUL Google Earth precise position: 51.95977,-1.96178 The 2005 app was withdrawn but two attached PDFs are the decision notices for the 2006 and 2008 apps. Sadly no architect drawings for the property! Oh, and they do love leaving gushing comments on tourist message boards for exotic locations. Note the signature is Jane first though. Does hubby realise the web footprint his wife is leaving behind? http://www.globalavailability.com/?do=listing&id=303 http://www.globalavailability.com/?do=listing&id=303&show=reviews We stayed in Tom's Cottage for 4 nights 17-20 Feb 2008. This was our 2nd visit after spending xmas 2006 there. This was every bit as wonderful as the first. The view is amazing. Van & Linda are on hand & willing to help with any query or request. The cottage is superb and we couldn't fault a thing. We very much look forward to our 3rd visit! Many thanks for everything. Jane & Iain Lobban http://www.cougarline.co.nz/about/testimonials.aspx Monday, March 03, 2008 Hello Marion, We are now back home in England. Just wanted to say that we thought the standard of service provided by the Cougar Line was excellent. We used the service to travel to/from Punga Cove Resort and for various drop off/collections whilst we were walking parts of the Queen Charlotte Track. Everybody, both back at base and on the boats, was so helpful and friendly. We witnessed a level of customer service that - sadly - seems to be so often lacking here in the UK these days. There was one guy in particular whose name escapes us at the moment (very thin, wiry & fit!) who seemed to do the 9.30am pick up service from Punga Cove; he was really outstanding. He had amazing energy, was patient, friendly & helpful. He carried bags, answered questions, seemed immediately alert to anyone who might be feeling a bit queasy and appeared to be doing the work of at least 3 people all at once! On arrival in New Zealand one of our bags was missing and was eventually delivered to us (by the Cougar Line) while we were at Punga Cove. For this were are also very appreciative. Thank you to all of you in the team and we look forward to our next holiday in New Zealand. Best wishes, Jane & Iain Lobban lobban-06-00761.pdf iain-lobban-record.gif iain-lobban-map.gif lobban-08-00247.pdf