An audio surveillance device found in the Libertad anarchist library in Paris (France)

Source: https://bibliothequelibertad.noblogs.org/post/2022/04/02/un-micro-trouve-a-la-bibliotheque-anarchiste-libertad

An audio surveillance device was found in the Libertad anarchist library in Paris, France. The device was hidden inside the printer-copier of the library. It was composed of two microphones, an antenna, a transformer, a battery, a small box containing an electronic card, a 64 GB SD card and a SIM card from the cell phone provider Orange.

According to the communique which announced the discovery of the device, it was a surveillance device of model RB800 marketed by the italian company Innova. The product description of the RB800 device can be downloaded here.

The case has been added to our list of surveillance devices, which can be downloaded here.

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A surveillance camera found outdoors in Sevreau (France)

Source: https://attaque.noblogs.org/post/2022/03/18/sevreau-deux-sevres-les-yeux-indiscrets-de-la-flicaille-scrutent-les-opposant-e-s-aux-bassines

A surveillance camera was found at the entrance of the village, pointed towards the home of an environmental activist. The camera, barely emerging from the ground, was covered with brambles and grass. It was connected to a Pepwave router and to two cases containing high-tech lithium batteries labeled Accuwatt, hidden in a ditch, under a tarp and a camouflage net.

The case has been added to our list of surveillance devices, which can be downloaded here.

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Update of the list of devices: 15 cases added (february 2022)

As part of our research work on the use of hidden physical surveillance devices by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we publish a list of found surveillance devices.

This update adds to the list fourteen cases of devices found in Ireland and Northern Ireland, targeting Irish republicans and ranging from 1999 to 2021 – as well as one case in China in 2015. The following cases have been added:

  • A listening and tracking surveillance device found in a car in Northern Ireland in december 1999
  • A listening device found in offices in Belfast, Northern Ireland in september 2004
  • A listening device found in a house in Derry, Northern Ireland in june 2005
  • A GPS tracker and a listening device found under a car in County Armagh, Northern Ireland in august 2008
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Derry, Northern Ireland in june 2012
  • Two bluetooth listening devices and a tracking device found in a car in Northern Ireland in june 2013
  • A tracking device found on a van in Craigavon, Northern Ireland in december 2013
  • A GPS tracker and a listening device found on a car in Lurgan, Northern Ireland in june 2014
  • A listening device and a tracking device found on a car in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in september 2014
  • A listening device found in a house in Belfast, Northern Ireland in may 2015
  • Listening devices found in a studio in Beijing, China in october 2015
  • A listening device found in a house in Belfast, Northern Ireland in february 2018
  • A GPS tracker and a listening device found in a car in Ireland in march 2019
  • A listening device found outside in Derry, Northern Ireland in february 2021
  • Three surveillance cameras found outside in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in may 2021

The new list can be downloaded here.

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A GPS tracker and audio recording device found in a car in Leipzig (Germany)

(source: https://darknights.noblogs.org/post/2021/11/21/leipzig-germany-tracking-device-and-bug-discovered-in-car)

On November 18, 2021, surveillance technology was discovered in a friend’s car, probably belonging to a government agency. It is a larger device with a GPS tracker from the company “u-blox” and a smaller audio recording device. The devices were hidden behind a panel of the front ceiling light. They were connected by a power cable and drew their power from the supply line to the rear ceiling light. A Y-adapter specially adapted to the car model was apparently used for this purpose. The audio unit tapped into the hands-free system’s existing microphone, which was located behind a cover above the rearview mirror. It is not known if the hands-free unit still worked under these circumstances.

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A GLONASS tracker and microphones found in a car in Genoa (Italy)

A surveillance device was found recently in a car in Genoa (Italy). We relay below the article announcing the discovery of the device.

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Update of the list of devices: 7 cases added (june 2021)

As part of our research work on the use of hidden physical surveillance devices by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we publish a list of found surveillance devices.

The list now includes an “inside electronic devices” category, which lists physical surveillance devices hidden inside electronic devices. In this update, the following cases have been added:

  • A GPS tracker found under a car in the United States in 2005
  • A listening device found in a flat in Donostia (Basque Country) in august 2007
  • A tracking device found under a car in the Basque Country in september 2007
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Urrugne (Basque Country) in august 2011
  • A tracking device found on a truck in the United States in 2014
  • A surveillance device found inside a desktop phone in march 2018
  • A surveillance device found inside a smartphone in Moscow (Russia) in december 2020

The new list can be downloaded here.

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Update of the list of devices: 11 cases added (may 2021)

As part of our research work on the use of hidden physical surveillance devices by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we publish a list of found surveillance devices.

In this update, 11 cases from 1988 to 2013 have been added to the list. Also, we now include a “methodology” section, which explains how the list is constructed. Documentation was added on:

  • A tracking device found under a car in Berlin (Germany) in july 1988
  • GPS trackers found under three cars in Boulder (United States) in july 2003
  • A surveillance device found in a car in Rovereto (Italy) in november 2004
  • A surveillance device found in a car in Bologna (Italy) in march 2005
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Bad Oldesloe (Germany) in march 2007
  • A GPS tracker found in a car in Berlin (Germany) in may 2007
  • A GPS tracker found under the car of Marius Mason in Cincinnati (United States) in february 2008. About a month after the device was found, Marius Mason was arrested and later sentenced to 22 years in prison for arson attacks (more information available at supportmariusmason.org).
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Levin (New Zealand) in april 2010
  • A tracking device found under a car in Lübeck (Germany) in april 2013
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Leipzig (Germany) in may 2013
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Stuttgart (Germany) in june 2013

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Update of the list of devices (april 2021)

As part of our research work on surveillance devices placed by cops, we publish a list of found surveillance devices. The list hadn’t been updated since november 2020. It is now up-to-date with recent findings of devices. Also, it is now available in two versions, one with pictures of the devices directly embedded in the list and one without pictures. The pictures are still available in a high resolution format in a separate archive file. Everything can be downloaded here.

Documentation was added on :

  • A hidden surveillance camera found in Pisa (Italy), in may 2012
  • Surveillance devices used to surveil Julian Assange, founder of the news organisation Wikileaks, in the equadorian embassy in London (United Kingdom) from 2015 to april 2018
  • Outdoor surveillance cameras found in the “ZAD du Carnet” (France), in august 2020
  • A GPS tracker and a microphone found in a car in Berlin (Germany) in november 2020
  • A GPS tracker found under a car in Besançon (France) in march 2021

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A GPS tracker found under a car in Besançon (France)

(translated from the original article in french at https://radiobip.fr/site/blog/2021/04/16/besancon-anarchiste-il-trouve-un-mouchard-sous-son-vehicule)

The story may sound funny, but the experience was, to say the least, indelicate. At the end of march, a man from Besançon was informed that a GPS tracker had been attached under his personal vehicle. A way to track his every move, announced by… the gendarmes themselves. Six months after being cleared in an investigation, he was contacted by the departmental section of Doubs in order to remove a device of which he knew nothing. A convinced anarchist with no previous criminal record, this witness feels that he was “targeted for his ideas.”

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New page: overview of surveillance devices & Ears and Eyes newsletter

New page: overview of surveillance devices

Cops and intelligence agencies sometimes use hidden physical surveillance devices – such as microphones, cameras, geolocation devices – to spy on individuals or groups doing subversive actions. The purpose of the new page is to give a quick overview of these devices by answering the following questions:

  • When are they installed?
  • Where are they hidden?
  • How do they work?
  • How to find them?

The new page can be accessed here: overview of surveillance devices.

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