domestic counterintelligence operations of this type are – apparently – perpetrated by federal agents and intelligence/security contractors, sometimes with the support of state and local law enforcement personnel.
operations of this type are, apparently, perpetrated by private investigators and vigilantes – including former agents and cops, some of whom are members of the quasi-governmental Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), sometimes on behalf of corporate clients and others with connections to the public and private elements of America’s security industry.
As such, the harassment is illegal – even when done by the government. Such operations also violate similar fundamental rights defined by state constitutions.
Stalking is also specifically prohibited by the criminal codes of every state in America.
But of course, being the obsessive-compulsive type with those pictures of Steve Jobs, I couldn’t help but notice a few things: 1. You can tell that in the picture above; and you can tell that Kutcher used to be a model, too. The version on his desk was using the same type as the Pascal header of the poster (3D letters with the Apple rainbow colors), applied to the IBM motto, THINK.
Let’s review the official pictures that we’ve seen emerge from the film’s promotional campaign. Jobs was very wiry when he was young (in his hippie, fasting days especially), and in the mid-1980s, but he put on some weight at various points in his life. In those days, Steve was a young millionaire, and showed off a little with his BMW motorcycle and his, yes, gold watch (after all, it was the 1980s). But it’s the first thing that jumped to my eyes when I saw the picture of Kutcher. Its history was actually very well documented by Jef Raskin’s nephew —it is a variant of the poster from 1980 (link from the Wayback machine).Both the facts and the geographical distribution of relevant published news reports – as well as other evidence cited on this website – suggest that such stalking is sanctioned (and in some cases, orchestrated) by federal agencies; however, news reports, credible anecdotal information, and my own experiences, indicate that such stalking is also sometimes used unofficially for personal and corporate vendettas by current and former corrupt employees of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, private investigators, and their clients.Since counterintelligence stalking goes far beyond surveillance – into the realm of psychological terrorism, it is essentially a form of extrajudicial punishment. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unwarranted searches, and the Sixth Amendment – which guarantees the right to a trial. I would have been surprised if they had gotten that one right.I have very little to say here, the resemblance is striking and the costumes almost identical. Of course, I did find a couple things to complain about 🙂 1. A blowup of both pictures will get my point across: You might think I am too harsh with the movie, but this is actually non trivial.So having handwritten, diagonal names on their badges is actually far from the truth of what that show was. This is not about Steve, but the Apple booth, but again a small misconception on the importance of the West Coast Computer Faire for Apple. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club.