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Scotland Yard Charge Man for Terrorism Over Encrypted Blog

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U.K.’s Scotland Yard is accusing a Cardiff man on six counts of terrorism after he was arrested last month by Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism squad.

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In a pre-planned and pro-active investigation by the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, which is supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU), 33-year-old Samata Ullah, who is a suspected ISIS member, was arrested in a street in Cardiff.

A detailed breakdown of the six terrorism charges can be found on the Metropolitan Police website.

As reported by Ars Technica, Ullah, was accused on one count of preparation of terrorism ‘by researching an encryption programme, developing an encrypted version of his blog site, and publishing the instructions around the use of [the] programme on his blog site.’

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He has also been accused of knowingly providing instruction in the use of encryption programmes that were being used for terrorist purposes.

He has been remanded in custody by Westminster Magistrates’ Court and will appear at the Old Bailey on October 28.

Interestingly, enough, one Reddit user, Withabeard, recently published a comment stating that Ullah ‘hasn’t been charged for helping terrorists’, but that he’s ‘been charged for having an encrypted blog’ and that ‘the reason authorities have chosen to charge him, is because that blog may contain material that helps terrorists.’

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Withabeard, who mentions that he uses encryption every day and trains staff to use encryption, goes on to say that:

It shouldn’t matter what the encryption was going to be used for, no-one should ever be charged with doing that.

However, another user, Hesh582, hits back by stating:

He was charged with a terrorist offense. The encryption was part of it, but the ‘purpose of terrorism’ bit is why it was criminal. Training someone to use encryption for non-terrorist purposes is not illegal. Replace ‘encryption’ with ‘gun’. It’s not illegal to train someone to use a gun (though there are obviously regulations there). It is illegal to train a terrorist to use a gun for terrorism.

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    AUTHOR c4p0ne

    Posted on 1:39 am October 13, 2016.

    This is the reason why every last one of us must get off our lazy asses and start using powerful, time-tested, reliable END-TO-END encryption on as many devices capable of communicating over networks as possible. Stenography is something else to look into (because it disguises encrypted communication to look like normal traffic). Furthermore, I would suggest not engaging in polls, online polls, or any kind of “upvoting” activities online anymore. That means “Liking” on Facebook, twitter, and other social media services. The reason for this is that the business class (and of course, intelligence agencies) have LONG been using this type of data (polling and other) to determine political views, behaviors, purchasing habits, and most importantly, potentiality for DIRECT ACTION against corporate/state aggression.

    Through data-mining, etc., corporate monstrosity becomes empowered to modify an already highly-sophisticated propaganda system “as needed” in order to marginalize groups of people who start to think in ways that threaten corporate/ruling-class power. Facebook has already had the whistle blown on them for filtering data to the conservative party, for instance. They’ve also been reported to have engaged in psychological/emotional experiments on portions of their 1.2 Billion strong user-base WITHOUT consent FROM their users. In short, the entire system is designed to maintain a kind of status-quo of “calm obedience” to perceived authority (which is really wholesale unjustified)…. You know, don’t make any trouble for people in positions of power & wealth.

    So start using full hard-drive encryption, stop taking polls (unless you intend to give answers that don’t reflect what you actually believe), stop “upvoting” all this bull. I know its harder than it looks, but as long as these people can reliably predict and control the public’s behaviors, there is ZERO chance of meaningful change toward a more peaceful, healthy society. /endrant

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