Cubic continues campaign to distance itself from TrapWire ‘big brother’ surveillance company?
Federal government defense contractor Cubic Corporation is continuing its efforts to distance itself from TrapWire, amid allegations of Cubic’s close affiliation with the controversial domestic surveillance company.
Cubic’s ties to TrapWire — a federal national security and cybersecurity contractor specializing in pre-crime surveillance — were exposed after emails, allegedly between several employees of the private intelligence and geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor, mentioned a business relationship with TrapWire.
The Stratfor emails were part of a larger cache of 5 million internal emails stolen from the company by the hacktivist collective Anonymous in December 2011. The whistleblower site WikiLeaks and its media partners subsequently published the emails.
The Moscow-based Pravda.ru, however, published an August 20 analysis consisting of independent journalist and renowned national security scholar John Stanton’s investigative results on Cubic’s history. A Cubic representative denied the TrapWire ties that Stanton and others uncovered, which had been published in a prior piece on August 14 in the left-wing publication CounterPunch. Information on the Cubic-TrapWire ties was also published on the Public Intelligence website.
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