Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Remember Walls Have Ears...And The TfLTPH Twitter Police Are Listening In.

Taxi leaks has known for some time that everything we say on social media is closely monitored by TfLTPH. 

Going back to 2011, our editor Jim Thomas, received an email (still in his possession) from John Mason, on which he'd forgotten to redact the attached train. Further along the line was a communication from his assistant Helen Chapman,  who had been spying on Jim and attached screen shots from Twitter and the London Taxi Drivers forum of virtually everything he'd posted the previous day. 

(Reason for this was John Mason had in fact been blocked by the Forum and most of the drivers on Twitter).

At Taxi Leaks, we've always known TfLTPH take an interest in what we produce as our Stats checker can be used to show certain systems that click onto the blog (in TFL's case, we have a list of terminal ISP addresses). 

A busy day already at Racheal Grundy House
Screen shot from our commercially available Stats Checker program which monitors visitors to Taxi Leaks Blogs.

Recently Taxi Leaks have experienced problems when advertising posts on Twitter. We've appealed several times but have had no communication back from Twitter. Our blog has been flag up as unsafe....which is a blatant lie. Will will continue to post using what ever means we have at our disposal as we won't by bullied off line.

In the past we've posted proof that the LTDA wi-fi set up at Taxi House, was being used to spread discord amongst drivers from different representative orgs using the comment section of The Old Anderson Shelter Blog. When the proof was published in an issue of the 'United Cabbies News', it suddenly stopped. 

Carrying on from this surveillance, it has been bought to our attention that drivers have started to receive threatening letters from TfLTPH's Twitter Police team, over what's been alleged to have been said on social media.
And, it's no good blocking @TfLTPH as we believe their Twitter team are using a number of 'troll type' accounts to follow drivers. 

So please be very careful what you say on all social media platforms as its alleged they (TfL) have also managed to infiltrate private drivers groups on FaceBook. 

It would be a better use of TfLTPH resources to follow up on Tweets like this one below and take action, rather than what a few cabbies are saying to each other!


Anonymous said...

Is this something Amnesty international should be aware of.
The Stasi have relocated to London.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give them to much credit for being so good at being investigative or anything this involved, after all the touts, uber and suchlike have pulled the wool over their eyes and been doasyoulikeys for many years. It's the wild west out there, hardly efficient regulations or even proper taxi laws enforced at all. Except you must always wear your badge or you will be in ever so much trouble, ha!!

Anonymous said...

and while we stand for it it,s going to continue,when owe when are we going to block london,bring it a standstill?just to highlight the corruption of tfl?and is f anyone wants to know why i don,t put my name to the post?---sean stocking

Gerald Coba said...

TfL should be issuing an apology to all those drivers who put the Taxi paper in the window and were made/forced to remove it with a threat of action from TfLTPH. It’s now been proved in court we were right and the COs were wrong

Will our org leaders be demanding apologies on behalf of drivers ???

Anonymous said...

Welcome Donald Trump come show us how to drain the swamp.
It's over flowing with absolute treasonous scum.

Anonymous said...

Any one can be "targeted" by Tfl for anything but obtaining a legal judgement is very very different, so its not surprising there are behind the scenes scheming and plotting by Tfl employees (and others) who dislike criticism and take offence.

In Britain, we still live in a society where we can voice our opinions freely and without fear of twisted retribution in the name of a legal definition "fit and proper person" argument and Tfl know only too well a suspension or revocation will attract a legal challenge and scrutiny if only once on this subject delivering judgement surrounding this clear attempt to close down dissent or critique in UK law under the auspice of the rights of freedom of speech law.

I really wouldn't worry too much about what is voiced on social media if it is presented as either a "question" or a "checked and proven fact"

If this principle is adhered to, there is never going to be any chance of Tfl's underhanded involvement as they will have neither any legal argument or right to be in any position to involve themselves as self righteous regulators of taxi driver trade press or social media commentary remembering their (us) clients pay licensing fees into their bank account and the use of our funds to follow a fanciful argument is a dead end argument.