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  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • BUZZFEED CONFIRMS IT KNEW ABOUT ALI WATKINS’ RELATIONSHIP WITH INDICTED SENATE OFFICIAL

    06/08/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-8-2018 | Joe Simonson
    uestions remain over whether BuzzFeed News acted ethically with a former employee, Ali Watkins, who had a romantic relationship with an indicted former security director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with the individual, James Wolfe, who the Department of Justice has charged with lying to investigators during a leak probe, according to The New York Times, where Watkins now works as a national security reporter. BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith said he would “not comment at all on a reporter’s sources in the middle of an unjustifiable leak hunt” when The...
  • President Trump Highlights Dobbs Segment Outlining December 2015 FBI CoIntel Operation….

    06/06/2018 3:38:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 12 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/5/18 | sundance
    The backstory is important here. Two days ago internet researcher Nick Falco discovered a potentially damning text dated December 28th 2015 within a previously released set of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages. The original text was redacted in one section (Page #31); however, somehow further down the release (Page #159) the same text was not redacted. It is presumed the FBI redacted the word “lures”, whereas the IG did not. In one release (page #31) the word “lures” was redacted. In the second release (page #159) it was NOT redacted.
  • John Brennan’s Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

    05/22/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 22 May 2018 | George Neumayr
    s Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an “inter-agency taskforce”) on the...
  • Are 8 new 'Spectre-class' flaws in Intel CPUs about to be exposed?

    05/04/2018 10:48:57 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 4 May 2018 | Liam Tung
    A report by German tech site heise.de says Intel's CPUs are affected by eight new "Spectre-class" vulnerabilities, including one found by Google's Project Zero, which identified the first set of CPU flaws known as Meltdown and Spectre. The site reports that the bugs have been assigned CVE identifiers and that at least one of them will be revealed by Project Zero on May 7, a day ahead of Patch Tuesday, which Microsoft recently begun using to distribute Intel's hardware patches or microcode updates.The site says it has concrete evidence that Intel processors are vulnerable to the new flaws and that...
  • House Intel Committee Releases Final Report on Active Russia Measures…

    04/27/2018 2:49:20 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 11 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/27/18 | sundance
    There are some initially revealing aspects to the release including: revelations that DNI James Clapper was a leaker to CNN about the Steele Dossier content and Presidential Briefing [SEE HERE]; and that Former Dianne Feinstein staff raised $50 million after the election to continue funding Fusion-GPS and Christopher Steele …………Also: ……………….. the revelations of Senator Dianne Feinstein participating in the overall post-election scheme to deploy the insurance policy [SEE HERE] do answer a nagging question that always seemed to lay quietly below the surface. During 2016 Senator Feinstein was part of the Gang of Eight by way of her position...
  • No official intel used to start FBI probe into Trump campaign-Russia collusion: Rep. Nunes

    04/22/2018 7:53:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies
    Fox Business ^ | April 22, 2018 | Matthew KazinPublished
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday his review of FBI and Justice Department “electronic communication” documents shows no intelligence was used to begin the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Continue Reading Below “We now know that there was no official intelligence that was used to start this investigation. We know that Sidney Blumenthal and others were pushing information into the State Department. So we’re trying to piece all that together and that’s why we continue to look at the State Department,” Nunes told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”Nunes,...
  • Intel CPUs Vulnerable to New 'BranchScope' Attack

    03/28/2018 2:29:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | 27 March 2018 | Eduard Kovacs
    Researchers have discovered a new side-channel attack method that can be launched against devices with Intel processors, and the patches released in response to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities might not prevent these types of attacks.The new attack, dubbed BranchScope, has been identified and demonstrated by a team of researchers from the College of William & Mary, University of California Riverside, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Binghamton University.Similar to Meltdown and Spectre, BranchScope can be exploited by an attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information they normally would not be able to access directly. The attacker needs to have access...
  • Intel Releases New Spectre Patches for Skylake CPUs

    02/08/2018 1:35:43 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    security week ^ | 2/8/2018 | Eduard Kovacs
    Intel has started releasing new microcode updates that should address one of the Spectre vulnerabilities after the first round of patches caused significant problems for many users. The company has so far released new firmware updates only for its Skylake processors, but expects updates to become available for other platforms as well in the coming days. Customers and partners have been provided beta updates to ensure that they can be extensively tested before being moved into production. The chipmaker started releasing microcode patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities shortly after the attack methods were disclosed by researchers. However, the...
  • Nunes Statement on FBI, DOJ Objections to Release of HPSCI Memo

    01/31/2018 12:52:48 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 263 replies
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: “Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in...
  • Intel told Chinese firms about chip flaw before US gov: report

    01/29/2018 9:06:04 AM PST · by datricker · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Intel told Chinese firms about chip flaw before US gov: report Intel Corporation initially warned a handful of customers, including several Chinese technology firms, about security flaws within its processor chips, while at the same time not telling the U.S. government, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Security experts told the newspaper that the decision could have allowed Chinese tech companies to flag the vulnerabilities to Beijing, giving the Chinese government opportunity to exploit them. Jake Williams, head of the security company Rendition Infosec and former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, told the Journal that it is a “near certainty”...
  • Microsoft works weekends to kill Intel's shoddy Spectre patch (Windows patch Intel's bad "fix")

    01/29/2018 5:25:36 AM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Richard Chirgwin
    Out-of-band patch may assuage user anger over Intel crudware, closed-club disclosure process Microsoft has implemented Intel's advice to reverse the Spectre variant 2 microcode patches.Redmond issued a rare weekend out-of-cycle advisory on Saturday here, to make the unwind possible.Intel's first patch was so bad, it made many computers less stable, sending Linus Torvalds into a justifiable meltdown last week.Chipzilla later withdrew the patch, but it had made its way into a Microsoft fix, which the company pulled on Saturday.“Our own experience is that system instability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption,” Microsoft wrote, adding “We understand that...
  • Intel reports strong quarterly growth, forecasts $1.3 billion windfall from tax cuts (MAGA Profits!)

    01/26/2018 8:48:13 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 01/25/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    Intel finished 2017 on a high note with revenue that handily topped expectations - especially in its key data center group, according to quarterly financial results issued Thursday afternoon. The company said it expects a $1.3 billion windfall in 2018 from the federal tax overhaul approved last month and said it will give nearly half of it to shareholders through a 10 percent increase in the company's dividend. The news sent Intel's shares up 3.75 percent in after-hours trading, to $47 a share. Intel's stock remains near its highest-point since the dot-com era.
  • Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

    01/22/2018 6:51:07 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    techcrunch ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Devin Coldewey
    Is Intel really planning on making this shit architectural? Has anybody talked to them and told them they are f*cking insane? They do literally insane things. They do things that do not make sense. That makes all your [i.e. Woodhouse’s] arguments questionable and suspicious. The patches do things that are not sane. …So somebody isn’t telling the truth here. Somebody is pushing complete garbage for unclear reasons. Sorry for having to point that out. ...Intel, for its part, offered the following statement: “We take the feedback of industry partners seriously. We are actively engaging with the Linux community, including Linus,...
  • Hillary Aide, Abedin, Forwarded US State Dept Passwords to Yahoo Before Hacking by Foreign Agents

    01/22/2018 5:37:33 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | 1/02/18 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Huma Abedin, top aide to then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton, routed sensitive information,including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was affected by one or more of a series of breaches—at least one of which was perpetrated by...
  • The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 7:57:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 134 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 19, 2018 | sundance
    To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of today’s FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed.  We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: “The Nunes Paradox”  – SEE HEREAs the year-long story has unfolded, there are two central components at the heart of the political corruption and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI:♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦Second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and reconstituted into...
  • For the Naysayers who don't believe Good is Winning the War (8:26video Q Anon)

    01/15/2018 3:47:00 PM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jan 15, 2018 | Youtube vlogger Dustin Nemos
    Video at link is 8:26 minutes in length. Dustin Nemos is an excellent source of calmed informed updates on Trump's war against the swamp and Q Anon.
  • Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre fix hurt my Surface Book performance

    01/13/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 12/13/17 | Gordon Mah Ung
    As a performance junkie, I’m less concerned about the security risks of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities—after all, there are no known exploits in use today—than I am about a performance hit from the fixes.And from what I’m seeing, my concerns are warranted.My sole experience with a fully updated platform so far is with Microsoft’s original Surface Book. It’s based on an Intel “Skylake” Core i7-6700U and has 16GB of LPDDR3 and a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe drive. The Surface Book is running the 64-bit Windows 10 Pro Fall Creator’s Update.[ Further reading: How to remove malware from your...
  • New Security Flaw Hits Intel, Laptops this time

    01/12/2018 10:50:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Guru3d.com ^ | 01/12/2018 06:01 PM | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    F-Secure has reported another serious flaw in Intel hardware, which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops. Standard password of Intels Management Engine BIOS Extension are rarely changed and can invoke business laptops vulnerable to unauthorized remote access, claims F-Secure. Intels Management Engine BIOS Extension, or MEBx, contains the standard log-in combination 'admin', 'admin' and because many users simply do not change it, according to F-Secure this opens the door to an easy to set-up attack. Attackers can open the BIOS Extension during startup with Ctrl + P, even if the user has set a bios password. Then they can manage settings of the Management Engine, reports dw.com."The issue...