Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda
by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain
U.S. Chamber of Commerce plots against "opponents"
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been working with “private security” and lobbying firms to attack and undermine "opponents".
The companies involved are, among others, Hunton and Williams, whose attorneys solicited private security firms HB Gary Federal, Palantir, and Berico Technologies (Team Themis collectively) to develop a sabotage campaign against certain "opponents".
The private spy company investigated members of the family, including children, of the so called U.S. Chamber of Commerce "opponents".
Aaron Barr, an executive at HB Gary Federal circulated emails and documents with personal lives details and even photos of the opponents' family including their children.
Details were revealed by one of the targets of the action - ThinkProgress.org.
In an email from Aaron Barr to Hunton & Williams attorney John Woods, he points out to the need of reducing exposure so that he won't be identified and shows how Woods and another fellow Hunton attorney Richard Wyatt are "vulnerable" in social media.
The three security companies - Palantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies - were also implicated in a plot to target the online whistleblower WikiLeaks and some of its prominent supporters
Full Article at ThinkProgress.org