M I-5'Pers ecution bugg ing and cou nter-surveillance
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 08:58:59 +0000 (UTC)
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- -= MI5: bugging. and counter-surveillance -= -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- PO: >Did you ever look for the bugs in your. house ? If not, why not ? I mean if PO: >I thought that was happening to me, I'd search the place from top. to bottom, PO: >I mean I live there I would know if anything was out of place. If I. was PO: >really suspicious,. I would call in one of those bug detection teams whichPO: >have those machines that pick up the. transmitted radio waves. This PO: >reminds me of BUGS, that. new programme on BBC1 on
That's exactly what we. did. We went to a competent, professional detective agency in. London, paid them over 400 quid to debug our house. They used scanner. devices which go to over 1 GHz and would pick up any nearby transmitter in that range, they also checked the. phones and found nothing... but if the tap was at. the exchange, then they wouldn't find anything, would. they?
CS: >Doesn't this suggest to you that there are,. in fact, no bugs to be found?
You can assume that they've done this sort. of thing to other people in more
"serious" cases, where they would. know the targets would suspect the
presence of. electronic surveillance. So they will have developed techniques and devices which are not. readily detectable either by visual inspection or by electronic means. What those techniques might be,. I couldn't guess.
In this case, the existence of. bugging devices was clear from the beginning, and they "rubbed it in" with what. was said by the boy on the coach. It was almost as if they wanted counter-surveillance people. to be called in, who they knew would. fail to detect the bugging devices, causing loss of credibility to the. other things I would have to say relating to the harassment.
I did all the things someone. in my situation would do to try to find the
bugs. In addition. to calling in professional help using electronic
counter-surveillance, I made a close visual. inspection of electrical
equipment, plus any. points where audio or video surveillance devices might
have been. concealed. Of course, I found nothing. Normal surveillance
"mini-cameras" are. quite noticeable and require visible supporting
circuitry. It. seems to me the best place to put a small video surveillance device would be additional to a piece of electronic equipment such. as a TV or video. It would. be necessary to physically break in to a property to fit such. a device.
3326 Received on Tue Jan 01 2008 - 02:58:59 CST