32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Wayward Woods » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:19 am

Alexandra wrote:I’m folding my tinfoil hat as I type this. I do not believe the story about a wife accidentally finding the chat and reporting it. That’s the nice way of saying that the FBI has access to American social media chats of embassy staff. Someone’s security clearance needed updating.

What’s interesting isn’t who they fired but who they promoted.


But if they were using government issued computers or phones then they would have the right to look and the ability, correct?

They’d easily be able to see Facebook was visited, but aren’t Facebook and Whatsap messages encrypted? At least that’s was Zuckerburg told Congress.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby McPhisto » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 am

Wayward Woods wrote:
Alexandra wrote:I’m folding my tinfoil hat as I type this. I do not believe the story about a wife accidentally finding the chat and reporting it. That’s the nice way of saying that the FBI has access to American social media chats of embassy staff. Someone’s security clearance needed updating.

What’s interesting isn’t who they fired but who they promoted.


But if they were using government issued computers or phones then they would have the right to look and the ability, correct?

Yep. All internet usage on government electronic devices is monitored, and the internet can only be accessed through government-owned gateways. If you try to access non-approved websites, including social media and porn sites, you get a warning screen. If you then try to continue on, your local IT department is immediately notified and that employee's managers get calls. You sign away all privacy rights when you use government devices.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Alexandra » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:56 am

The traffic is encrypted but they hold the keys. To demonstrate it initiate a secret or whatever encrypted chat as they call it on Facebook Messenger. Login to Messenger with another device. The chats are synced and nicely decrypt, not just on the device that initiated the chat.

Normally encryption is applied for storage and transmission. It’s clear (to me) that when Facebook talks about encrypted chats they mean for transmission (TLS/SSL), but they’re still able to decrypt the storage.

Regarding promotions, I don’t know but I’m speculating...
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby NotABogan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:27 pm

At least it was low level staff, and not the ambassador themselves, like a few of ours (Australian) in the past...
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Playboy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:52 pm

NotABogan wrote:At least it was low level staff, and not the ambassador themselves, like a few of ours (Australian) in the past...
Prior to the spate of gay Ambassadors we had (UK) and the current heavily laden with wife and 5 kids one, we had a single bloke, and he was a top bloke ;-)

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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby cumwatmae » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I wonder what their employment practices are like.The same as US statutes or the usual exploitative nonsense that US/mega corporations exercise in the developing world.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Hot_Pink_Urinal_Mint » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:06 pm

NotABogan wrote:At least it was low level staff, and not the ambassador themselves, like a few of ours (Australian) in the past...


Actually, the article said no diplomats were fired. It didn't say they weren't involved.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby gavinmac » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:31 pm

Last year, six staffers at the US embassy in Kabul were fired for using or possessing drugs. The State Department confirmed it to the BBC:

The embassy said it took "seriously any incidents of misconduct by Department of State personnel and contractors".

"In this case six personnel who were found to have been using or in possession of prohibited substances were removed from their contracts and no longer work at the US embassy in Kabul."


The state department also confirmed that these six staffers were fired to AFP.

Canada confirmed in 2017 that it fired a dozen staffers at its embassy in Haiti following an investigation of financial fraud.

Why is the embassy in Cambodia covering up the 32 pornography sharing firings instead of just confirming the firings, condemning the behavior, etc.?
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby pedros » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:59 pm

I dunno, but gonk is subtly dissing the post
It's made it to the Phnom Penh Post, but they just cut and pasted from Reuters


despite the fact that the title of the story is 'reuters-us-embassy-fired-32-staff-members-sharing-pornography' in the url and they say
The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh has fired 32 non-diplomatic staff members who were allegedly caught exchanging pornographic images and video, including of minors, according to the news agency Reuters.

Four sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the content was shared in a Facebook Messenger group and that some of it featured people under the age of 18.


According to Reuters, the group chat in question was discovered when the wife of an embassy worker saw some of the images and reported them to an embassy official. The matter was then referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sources said.


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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Just Robbed » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:01 pm

I question why the Americans have so many staff in such a small country. Black site? After all Thailand's cover was blown a few years ago. Imagine being a member of Isis and waking up in Cambodia with some Cambodian nonce asking you if you wanted a tuk tuk on a repeat for 18 hours a day with a wedding playing in the speakers. Yeah who needs white noise and highly paid psyops guys when you could just strap a terrorist to a red plastic chair and drive in around Phnom Penh in a tuk tuk from wedding to wedding. They'd soon be peaching to the peelers.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby Miguelito » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 am

This probably isn’t related at all (posted on their FB):

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking for a qualified candidate to work with us as a Computer Management Assistant.

Check out this link to know more or to apply: https://kh.usembassy.gov/job-opening-co ... assistant/


There are a few funny comments. The FB manager must still be on holiday, but I’m pretty sure they’ll want to delete this comment:

your best qualification must be someone who likes child pornography to be able to qualified to this job. Idiots!
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby gavinmac » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 pm

I missed this a few days ago. Who the hell is Gary Fultheim, and why are his comments newsworthy? And why is this article attributed to "Khmer Times Staff" does that mean the publisher wrote it?

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/302875/ame ... pposition/
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby epidemiks » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:59 pm

gavinmac wrote:I missed this a few days ago. Who the hell is Gary Fultheim, and why are his comments newsworthy? And why is this article attributed to "Khmer Times Staff" does that mean the publisher wrote it?

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/302875/ame ... pposition/
He also alleges the embassy staff were filming child porn

“This is comical. The opposition in Cambodia, now defunct, often talk to US senators and congressmen like Alan Lowenthal and Dana Rohrabacher about child trafficking and related social issues in Cambodia whilst the US Embassy staff themselves were allegedly shooting pornographic material, some involving children and sharing it among a 32 member group.


I can't make sense of this last long sentence though

Mr. Fultheim questioned as to how the United States could help to create a sinkhole and turn the whole world into a giant sinkhole at that and alleged that what the democrats and the now defunct CNRP will never tell anyone is that Mr. HE and several thousand CPP members fought to free the country from the Khmer Rouge.
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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby epidemiks » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:07 pm

Seems the entire article was derived completely from this Facebook post:

Porno at the USA Embassy in Cambodia.what a bunch of hypocrisy .
Democrat appointed Ambassador with Democrat staff. The USA Government taking punches at Cambodia when the USA should clean it's self and DRAIN THE SWAMP THAT EXTENDS OUT OF WASHINGTON D.C ALL OVER THE WORLD....Cambodia is a independent nation and the USA has no right to tell the Cambodian free nation which direction to take...OPPOSITION TO THE CPP TALK TO THE USA SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN LIKE LOWENTHAL AND RORABACHER ABOUT CHILD TRAFFICKING IN CAMBODIA WHEN THE USA EMBASSY STAFF IS SHOOTING OUT SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY..DA DUMOCRATS AND STUPID PUBLIC WHEN WILL YOU EVER GET IT STRAIGHT..ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW OBBUMER AND THE DEMOCRATS SCREWED IT UP AGAIN.
HOW DO WE CREATE A S---T HOLE AND TURN THE WORLD INTO A S T HOLE ? ELECT MORE HYPOCRITES AND DEMOCRATS ...WHAT THE DEMOCRATS AND CNRP WILL NOT TELL YOU IS THAT HE WITH 14 THOUSAND CPP MEMBERS FREED THE COUNTRY FROM THE KHMER ROUGE..THIS IS WHY CAMBODIA RE ELECTS SAMDACH HE


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Re: 32 US embassy staff fired for underage porn

Postby gavinmac » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:17 pm

epidemiks wrote:[ whilst the US Embassy staff themselves were allegedly shooting pornographic material


Well this would be a good question for the press to continue to badger the embassy spokespeople about.
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