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  • X-37B Spaceplane 'Spying on China'

    01/05/2012 2:33:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | January 5, 2012 | Jonathan Amos
    America's classified X-37B spaceplane is probably spying on China, according to a report in Spaceflight magazine. The unpiloted vehicle was launched into orbit by the US Air Force in March last year and has yet to return to Earth. The Pentagon has steadfastly refused to discuss its mission but amateur space trackers have noted how its path around the globe is nearly identical to China's spacelab, Tiangong-1. There is wide speculation that the X-37B is eavesdropping on the laboratory. "Space-to-space surveillance is a whole new ball game made possible by a finessed group of sensors and sensor suites, which we...
  • MKs Slam Espionage Charges for Protest Organizers

    01/05/2012 4:32:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Nationalist MKs lined up to criticize state prosecutors for charging residents in Judea and Samaria who revealed IDF troop movements pertaining to demolition orders of Jewish homes with espionage. MK Uri Ariel (National Union) told a Constitution Committee hearing on law enforcement in Judea and Samaria that the charges were an "immoral abuse" of power. "The police and the prosecution put a black mark on Yitzhar by accusing people of spying," Ariel said. "Who is the enemy here? The settlers?" "The criminal justice system that is actively working to destroy the homes of civil servants and army officers has now...
  • Must Read: report about China fighter development strategies

    01/03/2012 4:57:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Flight Global ^ | January 3, 2012 | Greg Waldron
    Must Read: report about China fighter development strategies China's fighter upgrading tends to draw either the scorn of overseas commentators ('they still can't build engines') or fear ('by 2020 the J-20 will dominate the skies over the Himalayas'). A recent report by the Institute for National Strategic Studies - 'Buy, Build, or Steal: China's Quest for Advanced Military Aviation Technologies' - outlines the rise of China's defence aerospace sector from its obscure beginnings in the fifties to the appearance of the Chengdu J-20 in early 2011. The report asserts that while China's fighter capability is still roughly 15-20 years behind...
  • Ron Paul: Wikileaks Leaker Manning Is a 'Hero'

    12/21/2011 6:57:33 AM PST · by TBBT · 72 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12/21/2011 | JEFFREY LORD
    Well. So Ron Paul is picking up steam in Iowa. May even be a frontrunner. And here he is (beginning at 4:06 in the video) saying of Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of pages of classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks, that Manning is a "true patriot" and a "political hero." I kid you not. Here’s the link to the video. Wait 'til Newt, Mitt, Rick, Rick, Michele, and Jon hear about this.
  • Letter suggests Manning wanted to make history

    12/19/2011 2:55:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/19/11 | DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- An Army witness says the intelligence analyst blamed for the largest-ever leak of U.S. secrets boastfully declared he was changing history in a letter adjoining some data he allegedly sent to WikiLeaks.
  • Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'

    12/18/2011 8:14:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums and at one point struck a female superior, a court heard today. Captain Casey Fulton, an Army intelligence officer who worked in the same secure facility as 24-year-old Bradley Manning, described a violent outburst in May 2010 at their secure office or SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility). Fulton said she ordered a derogatory report against Manning, who is charged with downloading hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from the military's classified network when he was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq,...
  • Manning's sexual orientation raised in hearing

    12/17/2011 1:43:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/17/11 | PAULINE JELINEK and DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The young Army intelligence specialist accused of passing government secrets spent his 24th birthday in court Saturday as his lawyers argued his status as a gay soldier before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" played an important role in his actions. Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles as a gay soldier in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material. Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive items...
  • Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Weapons Technologies?

    11/22/2011 2:48:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Minyanville ^ | November 21, 2011 | Sterling Wong
    Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Weapons Technologies? Let’s say one hears rumblings that certain East Asian countries are stealing US defense technology. Naturally, the immediate assumption is that it’s the North Koreans or the Chinese. Little would anyone expect that it is South Korea, one of the US’s staunchest allies, who might be doing some copyright law-breaking. According to Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo, there had been talk in recent weeks that American intelligence agencies were investigating Korean defense companies to see if they had developed weapons based on stolen US military technologies. “The rumors began circulating after an unusual...
  • DECKER & TRIPLETT: Beijing’s electronic Pearl Harbor

    11/12/2011 10:35:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2011 | Brett M. Decker and William C. Triplett II
    The following is an excerpt from “Bowing to Beijing” (Regnery Publishing, Nov. 14, 2011): In November 1997, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism that “we’re facing the possibility of an electronic Pearl Harbor. … There is going to be an electronic attack on this country some time in the future.” Two years later, he told a secret session of the House Armed Services Committee, “We are at war - right now. We are in cyberwar.” Fast-forward more than a decade, to 2011. President Obama’s choice for secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, tells the Senate...
  • Chinese military uses wide network of female spies (dragnet spying)

    11/09/2011 10:27:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 3+ views
    Asahi Japan Watch ^ | 11/09/11 | KENJI MINEMURA
    Chinese military uses wide network of female spies November 09, 2011 By KENJI MINEMURA / Correspondent BEIJING--At 170 centimeters tall and with model-like looks, a former farming girl had no problems attracting attention at bars in Beijing. But she was only after a certain type of man, one who could provide secrets for use by the Chinese military. "I felt a sense of guilt for deceiving people," she said. The former spy now works as a company receptionist, but the Chinese military continues to rely on human spies for intelligence-gathering activities, despite the wide attention focused on its use of...
  • U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

    11/01/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
    A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
  • Chinese man pleads guilty for U.S. trade secret theft

    10/20/2011 3:57:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    A Chinese-born scientist pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing valuable trade secrets about pesticides and food products from two major U.S. companies and sending the information to China and Germany. Kexue Huang, 46, worked at a Dow Chemical Co subsidiary from 2003 to 2008 in Indiana where he led a team of scientists developing organic insecticides and then later for another agribusiness giant, privately held Cargill Inc. He pleaded guilty in a federal court in Indiana to one count of stealing trade secrets from Cargill and one count of engaging in economic espionage at Dow, only the eighth case charged...
  • Spies Could Hide Messages in Gene-Modified Microbes

    09/27/2011 7:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 September 2011 | Jacob Aron
    Forget invisible ink or lemon juice – spies can now send messages hidden in genetically engineered bacteria. The new method, dubbed steganography by printed arrays of microbes (SPAM), uses a collection of Escherichia coli strains modified with fluorescent proteins that glow in a range of seven colours. Each character of the message is encoded using two colours, creating 49 possible combinations – enough for the alphabet, the figures 0 to 9 and a few other symbols. "You can think of all sorts of secret spy applications," says David Walt, a chemist at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, who led the...
  • Brian Kelley, Veteran Counterspy, Dies at 68 (Broke Moscow Code, Was Falsely Accused as KGB Mole)

    09/20/2011 9:14:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Bill Gertz
    Retired CIA officer Brian J. Kelley, a veteran counterspy who broke the code on how Moscow secretly communicates with deep-cover agents and who mistakenly was hounded by the FBI as a suspected KGB mole, has died. He was 68. Mr. Kelley died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack and was found Monday, according to his wife, Patricia McCarthy Kelley. Pentagon press secretary George Little, a former CIA spokesman, called him “a national treasure.” “I’m saddened by the loss of this outstanding CIA officer, someone who courageously confronted every challenge that came his way on the job,” Mr. Little...
  • Japan: Mitsubishi Heavy comes under cyberattack: Yomiuri(major defense firm)

    09/19/2011 4:10:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    IBN ^ | 09/19/11
    Mitsubishi Heavy comes under cyberattack: Yomiuri Tokyo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s computer network was hacked at factories that build submarines and missiles and make components for nuclear power plants in the first such attack targeting Japan's defence industry, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Monday. Information from the company's computer system was seen stolen in the cyber attack, the Yomiuri said without citing where it got the information. A Mitsubishi Heavy spokesman confirmed the cyber attack, but said the firm was still investigating the case including the possibility of information leaks. Yomiuri newspaper said about 80 virus-infected computers were found at...
  • `N.Korea finances party in SK through tech company`

    09/03/2011 3:22:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 08/26/11
    `N.Korea finances party in SK through tech company` AUGUST 26, 2011 03:35 “Wangjaesan” is an underground party that received financial resources from an IT company set up with technology offered by North Korea, South Korean prosecutors said Thursday. The party was created by the order of the North’s propaganda division and has been active for a decade in the South. The division sent encrypted orders to the party using steganography, a cutting-edge communications method, via Google and Gmail, whose servers are located overseas. This is the first time for steganography to be detected in a spy investigation. The Seoul Prosecutors...
  • Russia and China accused of cyber-spying campaign to steal U.S. secrets

    08/13/2011 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | By Ken Dilanian
    Washington — The military and intelligence services of Russia and China are conducting a sustained campaign to steal American commercial and military secrets through cyber espionage, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he warned that sophisticated computer hacking poses a major danger to U.S. interests. "Nation states are investing huge amounts of time, personnel and money to steal our data," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Friday in a speech to an association of retired U.S. intelligence officers. "We are not as prepared as we need to be." Rogers' remarks were framed as a warning against overly...
  • Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China

    08/03/2011 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2011 | N/A
    The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, is set to be revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks. The spying was dubbed "Operation Shady RAT," or "remote access tool" by McAfee -- and it led to a massive loss of information that poses a huge economic threat, wrote vice president of threat research Dmitri Alperovitch "What is happening to all this data — by now reaching petabytes as a whole — is still largely an open question," Alperovitch wrote on a blog detailing the threat. "However,...
  • U.S. official says pre-infected computer tech entering country

    07/09/2011 3:50:12 PM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/8/2011 | M. Alex Johnson
    Confirming years of warnings from government and private security experts, a top Homeland Security official has acknowledged that computer hardware and software is already being imported to the United States preloaded with spyware and security-sabotaging components.
  • Russia charges Chinese man with smuggling military equipment

    07/08/2011 10:24:55 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    rian ^ | July 8, 2011
    CHITA, July 8 (RIA Novosti) Customs authorities in Russia's Far East have launched a criminal case against a Chinese citizen who attempted to smuggle spare parts for Russian MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters last year, a customs' spokesperson said on Friday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was caught at one of the border checkpoints in Transbaikal region in July last year. Customs officials found six stepping motors, two piston pumps, 54 connectors, an elapsed-time meter and other parts in the trunk of his car. "It took experts from the Defense Ministry almost a year to prove that the...
  • Libertyville software engineer accused of stealing trade secrets

    07/03/2011 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7.2.11 | Staff
    A 49-year-old Libertyville man who was employed as a senior software engineer with the Chicago-based CME Group has been charged with stealing trade secrets, officials said. Chunlai Yang was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents at the CME office located at 550 W. Washington St. and was charged with one count of theft of trade secrets, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Chicago. Yang had been employed with CME since 2000 and was responsible for writing computer code, officials said. The company started monitoring his computer activity in May of this year and discovered thousands...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • Revealed: Weiner’s In-Laws’ Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections

    06/16/2011 9:01:59 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 38 replies · 1+ views
    PajamasMedia ^ | June 16, 2011 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack Page 1 of 2 Next -> View as Single Page
    Was Huma Abedin — wife of Anthony Weiner and deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton — unaware that her mother was reported as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Did Western media miss what has been revealed in several Arab newspapers and left secret in American government circles? Al-Liwa Al-Arabi (translated here) claims to have leaked an extensive list, partially published by Al-Jazeera and several other major Arab newspapers, that includes Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, in the Brotherhood’s secret women’s division — known as the Muslim Sisterhood or International Women’s Organization (IWO).
  • Giving Away the Farm--Obama admin is freely giving Russia sensitive info about missile defense

    06/12/2011 7:05:50 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 7, 2011 | JAMES WOOLSEY, REBECCAH HEINRICHS
    President Barack Obama's administration recently threatened to veto the defense budget, citing "serious concerns" over provisions that limit the U.S. missile defense know-how that the White House is permitted to share with Moscow. This is the sort of information that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in his earlier days, would have assigned his spies to steal. Through its single-minded pursuit of "resetting" relations with Russia, the Obama administration may simply be willing to hand over this information and, in doing so, weaken U.S. national security. Only two days after issuing the veto threat -- and as Obama tried to warm...
  • Supporters of WikiLeaks Suspect Hold Rally at Kansas Prison

    06/05/2011 8:37:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2011
    Supporters of an Army private accused of funneling classified documents to WikiLeaks held a rally and vigil Saturday outside his military prison in Kansas. The rally is aimed at pressuring the Obama administration to drop all charges against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who faces over 20 charges and, if found guilty, a maximum sentence of life in prison. Manning has been in military custody for a year -- beginning in Iraq, until he was moved to a maximum-security detention facility at Quantico, Va. He is now held in Fort Leavenworth. His trial is expected to begin this summer.
  • S. Korea: Army officer brought N.K. nuke site soil to South: reports(deep-cover spook in 90's)

    05/31/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 05/30/11 | Song Sang-ho
    Army officer brought N.K. nuke site soil to South: reports After 1999 mission, N.K. abducted Lt. Col. Jeong, then released him in deal A South Korean Army intelligence officer infiltrated areas near North KoreaÂ’s Yongbyon nuclear complex and brought samples of soil and water there to the South in 1999 for the government to assess its nuclear activities, news reports said Monday. Later, the lieutenant colonel, identified only by his surname Jeong, was abducted into the North after being seduced by a North Korean female agent in China. He was then released in the early 2000s thanks to under-the-table contacts,...
  • Lockheed Martin’s Security Networks Were Hacked

    05/28/2011 11:56:08 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 28, 2011 | Gizmodo
    Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors, was hit hard by hackers this week who used falsified SecurID electronic tokens to gain access. The breach threatens the security of vital data on present and future military technology. Which, you know, sucks for us and our allies abroad who depend on Lockheed to help keep us safe during the ongoing violence in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. It isn't clear what, if anything, was stolen during the breach. It isn't even clear what the hackers want, but the attacks are being traced back to an hacking campaign back in...
  • How China spies on US

    05/08/2011 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | PAULINE ARRILLAGA
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The young man stood before the judge, his usually neatly trimmed hair now long enough to brush the collar of his prison jumpsuit. Glenn Duffie Shriver had confessed his transgressions and was here, in a federal courtroom with his mother watching, to receive his sentence and to try, somehow, to explain it all. When the time came for him to address the court, he spoke of the many dreams he’d had to work on behalf of his country. “Mine was to be a life of service,” he said. “I could have been very valuable. That was originally...
  • Chinese espionage puts US secrets in wrong hands

    05/07/2011 11:34:58 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 7, 2011 | Pauline Arrillaga
    He had been a seemingly all-American, clean-cut guy: No criminal record. A job teaching English overseas. In letters to the judge, loved ones described the 29-year-old Midwesterner as honest and caring; a good citizen. His fiancee called him "Mr. Patriot." Such descriptions make the one that culminated in the courtroom all the more baffling: Glenn Shriver also was a spy recruit for China. He took $70,000 from individuals he knew to be Chinese intelligence officers to try to land a job with a U.S. government agency, first the State Department, later the CIA. Shriver is just one of at least...
  • Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money'(boozing agent ratted out Anna Chapman et al)

    05/06/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 05/05/11
    Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money' A top Russian secret service agent suspected of blowing the cover of a sleeper spy ring in the United States was a heavy drinker who betrayed Moscow purely to make money, sources said on Wednesday. Alexander Poteyev, who will go on trial in absentia for treason in Moscow on May 16, is charged with having tipped off Washington about a ring of 10 Russian spies who were later deported in the biggest post-Cold War spy scandal. The Izvestia daily Wednesday published a slew of new information about Poteyev, saying he was linked to...
  • US Navy Sailor Accused Of Espionage Will Now Face Court Martial (another Rat Boy)

    03/18/2011 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 13 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 03-18-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    © 2011 We despise child molesters, as anyone who regularly reads this web site knows. But reserved for the lowest rung on the ladder leading to hell is U.S. military personnel who would betray buddies and country by selling top secret information to the enemy. The latest rat to turn traitor is Navy Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class B. Minkyu Martin. He was nailed by the FBI after he sold top secret documents to someone who turned out to be an American undercover agent. The price of this sailor's perfidy: a lousy $3500. This punk was arrested just outside Ft....
  • Renault apologises to managers wrongly sacked for spying

    03/14/2011 3:09:07 PM PDT · by TopQuark · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | March 14, 2011
    PARIS (AFP) – Renault publicly apologised on Monday to three top managers it fired for allegedly selling key electric car secrets to China after it emerged the French automaker may have been the victim of fraud. Boss Carlos Ghosn went on prime time television to apologise "personally and in Renault's name", but said he had turned down an offer by his number two, operations chief Patrick Pelata, to resign over the debacle. Renault officials quickly sacked the three managers in January, saying publicly they had proof they had been selling secrets on the electric technology which is expected to change...
  • Chinese Man Held For Exporting US Military Know-how

    03/08/2011 4:33:44 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/8/2011 | AFP
    FBI agents Tuesday arrested a Chinese national, Liu Sixing, who worked for a US technology company. Also known as Steve Liu, he's charged with exporting information about sensitive military know-how to China... ...arrested at his home in Deerfield, Illinois, and charged with one count of exporting defense-related technical data without a license...
  • Henry Kissinger Calls On President Obama To Free Jonathan Pollard

    03/07/2011 2:40:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yeshiva World ^ | 3/7/11 | staff
    As the calls for clemency for Jonathan Pollard continue to intensify, Henry A. Kissinger, an elder statesman, well-respected diplomat, and experienced member of the United States intelligence community, has become the latest American governmental leader to issue a public call for Pollard’s release. Pollard has spent more than 25 years languishing in a federal prison for passing classified information to Israel, an ally of the United States. Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard’s sentence to...
  • Soldier in Leaks Case Was Jailed Naked, Lawyer Says

    03/03/2011 10:49:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2011 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks, has complained that his client was stripped and left naked in his cell for seven hours on Wednesday. The conditions of Private Manning’s confinement at the Marine brig in Quantico, Va., have drawn criticism in recent months from supporters and his lawyer, David E. Coombs. The soldier’s clothing was returned to him Thursday morning, after he was required to stand naked outside his cell during an inspection, Mr. Coombs said in a posting on his Web site. “This type of...
  • Army Charges WikiLeaks Suspect With More Offenses

    03/02/2011 2:50:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2011 | Robert Burns AP
    The Army said Wednesday it has filed 22 additional charges against Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group. Army officials said the charges accuse Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed "the enemy."
  • The Top 13 Zionist Animal Conspiracy Theories

    02/20/2011 1:59:47 PM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 20, 2010 | ELDAD TZIONI
    Arabs specifically and many Muslims in general know that the Jews, especially Israeli Jews, are brilliant and diabolical. They use their scientific knowledge to advance their nefarious cause, building ever-increasingly sophisticated weapons whose only purpose is to harass and annoy Arabs. But the Zionist brilliance is not limited to chemistry, electronics and medicine. Apparently, the Zionist Jews are experts at weaponizing animals to carry out unspeakable acts of espionage and vandalism.
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • India rules out joining US in 5th gen fighter programme

    02/09/2011 4:16:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    BNS via Brahmand News ^ | 2/9/2011 | BNS via Brahmand News
    India on Wednesday ruled out joining the US in developing the F-35 Lightning II fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft. “We have already entered into a partnership with Russia in developing our own fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA),” Defence Minister A K Antony said. “No other country has previously offered such technology to us… There is no question of going back now,” the Defence Minister told reporters during the Aero India 2011 which began in Bangalore on Wednesday. Washington had recently offered New Delhi to join its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme that would have ultimately led India to purchase the...
  • Air Force: All Wikileaks readers are criminals

    02/09/2011 3:45:10 AM PST · by Munz · 33 replies
    politico ^ | February 07, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Anyone who accesses the thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables made public by Wikileaks faces possible prosecution under the Espionage Act, the Air Force told its personnel recently. (See update below: Air Force has withdrawn this story pending further legal guidance.)
  • Former Dow Research Scientist Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets and Perjury

    02/07/2011 5:13:19 PM PST · by Larry381 · 9 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | February 7, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—A federal jury in Baton Rouge, La., today convicted a former research scientist of stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the People’s Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. After a three-week trial, the jury found Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 74, of Houston, guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and one count of perjury. According to the evidence presented in...
  • WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2011 2:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 2, 2011 | Wojciech Moskwa
    Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century. "By disclosing information about corruption, human rights abuses and war crimes, WikiLeaks is...
  • Supporters of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning consider him a ‘patriot,’ not a traitor

    01/27/2011 1:45:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    While much of America views Bradley Manning, the private first class who has been accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, as a traitor, he does have some defenders who consider him nothing less than a patriot. “He was trying to help the country,” said Kevin Zeese, a member of the steering committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Zeese tells the story of Manning as a loss of innocence tale. The story of Manning, he says, is about “a guy who believes in America,” enlists in the army, and gets to Iraq only to discover that the country has,...
  • Chinese man jailed for illegally exporting US military equipment (2nd this week)

    01/27/2011 1:13:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies ^ | 7:00AM GMT 27 Jan 2011 | By Peter Foster
    A Chinese national convicted of illegally exporting military electronics components to a China has been jailed for eight years by a US court, providing further evidence of China’s military espionage activities. Zhen Zhou Wu, 46, made multiple visits to the US to buy components used in radars and missile systems which he then exported to China via Hong Kong using forged papers to evade the US arms embargo to China imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings. He is the second Chinese to be sentenced in America this week for illegally transferring military technology to China after a 66-year-old former...
  • Hawaii Man Sentenced to 32 Years For Espionage (China)

    01/26/2011 9:07:22 AM PST · by Larry381 · 13 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 25, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—Noshir S. Gowadia, 66, of Maui, Hawaii, was sentenced late yesterday to 32 years in prison for communicating classified national defense information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), illegally exporting military technical data, as well as money laundering, filing false tax returns and other offenses. The sentence, handed down by Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway in the District of Hawaii, was announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. On Aug. 9, 2010, following six days of deliberation after a trial spanning nearly four...
  • Chinese Industrial Espionage in 2010: Aggressive, Creative... and Relentless

    01/24/2011 9:49:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    While the recently flaunted Chinese J-20 stealth fighter prototype caught the world offguard with a seeming quantum-leap in technological prowess, it's similarities to the Russian T-50 made it appear to have been produced with the Kremlin's help- and indeed it was. But now we hear that back in the Balkans in 1999, when a USAF F-117 Nighthawk was downed by a SAM missile over Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic allowed Chinese agents to fan-out into the countryside to purchase or otherwise obtain pieces of the top-secret stealth fighter from villagers -some as large as a small car- to be sent back to...
  • Michigan Man Sentenced 48 Months for Attempting to Spy for the People’s Republic of China

    01/23/2011 4:52:04 AM PST · by Larry381 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | January 21, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—Glenn Duffie Shriver, 28, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for conspiring to provide national defense information to intelligence officers of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady. On Oct. 22, 2010, Shriver pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to communicate national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it. “Mr. Shriver sold out his country...
  • Imprisoned Spy Sentenced to Eight More Years For Spying Yet Again

    01/19/2011 6:16:45 PM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 18, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office District of Oregon
    PORTLAND, OR—Harold James Nicholson, 59, was sentenced today to 96 months' imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown following his guilty pleas to the crimes of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit international money laundering. This eight year prison sentence will be served following the 283-month prison sentence defendant is currently serving in connection with his 1997 espionage conviction in the Eastern District of Virginia. Pursuant to the plea agreement, both parties requested the court imposed the eight-year consecutive sentence. This case represents the first time a convicted spy has been...
  • Test Flight Signals Jet Has Reached New Stage

    01/17/2011 8:43:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/2011 | Jeremy Page
    Images of a Chinese stealth fighter prototype in flight suggest that China has moved to the next stage of testing an aircraft that appears designed to rival the American F-22 and challenge U.S. air superiority in the Asia-Pacific region, aviation experts say. Tuesday's flight means China is likely now testing the J-20's flight software, engines and aerodynamics, following weeks of runway tests at the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute. The aviation experts say there is a limit to what more they can tell about the J-20's capabilities—especially its radar-evading technology—from the low-resolution images, which mostly appear to have been shot from...
  • Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    01/17/2011 2:04:18 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2011 | WILLIAM J. BROAD, JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID E. SANGER
    ...The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart. The attacks were not fully successful: Some parts of Iran’s operations ground to a halt, while others survived, according...