Wikileaks Releases “Russian Spy Files” – Documents from Inside The FSS & FSB

Seemingly going against the grain, Wikileaks came out with their latest release earlier today, leaking several files and documents from the Federal Security Service and other affiliates inside the Russian Government. For those of you whom may be unaware as to the significance of this, the FSS or FSB are Russia’s equivalent of the US Central Intelligence Agency and ironically enough, prior to their release today, Wikileaks had been making international headlines for releasing several tools and hacking files from inside the CIA over the last several weeks .

Admittedly, I was a little more intrigued than usual about Wikileaks announcement this week, specifically because many members of the Trump Administration have been making it a point to go out of their way to call Wikileaks nothing more than a “Russian Propaganda Outlet,” – a charge that Julian Assange has always fought back against. All bull$h!t aside for a moment, for however controversial and/or politically damning the information Wikileaks puts out there, the fact of the matter is that the agency has a 100% proven track record of credibility. Literally nothing Wikileaks has ever published has ever been refuted or proven to be fake. Honestly, how many press agencies around the world could actually say the same about themselves?

Included in this track record are claims by Julian Assange himself, definitively stating that Russian actors were not his source for the leaks regarding Hillary Clinton, the DNC, John Podesta or the Central Intelligence Agency. Regardless, despite however steadfast Assange’s assertions remain on this issue, some people simply refuse to take him for his word, believing that Assange may only be covering for his own alleged “collusion” with the Russian Government.

While it remains up for debate whether this material proves Assange does not have any alliance or affiliation with the Russian Government, the material is still very compelling. With that out of the way, getting back to the story at hand, Wikileaks newest initiative is officially referred to as “Spy Files Russia” and will comprise of a string of leaks to be released over the coming weeks and months.

Today’s release, dated September 19th 2017, encompassing 209 documents, specifically deals with “surveillance contractors in Russia” and uses a company known as Петер-Сервис (PETER-SERVICE) as an example to show how new laws passed by Russian lawmakers “make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders.” Allegedly, the information was leaked in order to expose how private tech firms operating inside Russia are forced, at their own expense, to spy on, record and hack into the lives of Russian citizens – under penalty of law and under the direct orders of the Russian Government.

Complete Wikileaks Release: https://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/russia/

Russia Spy Files Document Search: https://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/russia/document/

More than likely, this leak was spurned in retaliation for how “Draconian” tech laws have become inside Russia over the last several years, only accelerating throughout 2017. Whether you have been aware of it or not, this issue has been at the forefront of international politics and technological discussion for many months now. Not only has the situation in Russia been documented by the tech community, but it has also attracted the attention of human rights organizations around the world at the same time.

For anyone interested, I have also covered a number of articles on this exact subject for well over a year now, including republishes from sources like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Read more from The Daily Proletariat about the situation in Russia, additional sources inside each article:


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