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  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth [FUSION GPS]

    07/21/2017 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.... ..."Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," Grassley and Feinstein said. During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump's financial and social connections in Russia.
  • Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading

    06/26/2017 9:37:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies ^ | 26 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    Dark side of the hyperthreading loom  While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations. During April and May, Intel started updating processor documentation with a new errata note and it turned out that the reason was that Skylake and Kaby Lake silicon has a microcode bug it did not want any one to find out about. The errata is described in detail on the Debian mailing list, and affects Skylake and Kaby Lake Intel Core processors in...
  • Debian Project Warns: Turn off Hyperthreading with Skylake and Kaby Lake (Ubuntu affected)

    06/26/2017 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies ^ | 06/26/2017 08:40 AM | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    Debian developers have issued an advisory to disable hyper-threading with Intel and Skylake- Kaby Lake generation processors. The CPUs can cause problems under certain conditions, in fact on all operating systems.They advside you to turn it off in the BIOS, and thus forfeit the extra performance you gain. It seems there is s defect for the CPUs in question that can cause compiler- and application crashes, unexpected behavior of programs and incorrect output software: This warning advisory is relevant for users of systems with the Intelprocessors code-named "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake". These are: the 6th and7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop,...
  • CIA Director: Trump ‘Avid Consumer’ of Intel, Meets 35-40 Minutes Almost Daily

    06/24/2017 7:44:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the debut of his MSNBC show this morning, Hugh Hewitt scored the first news network interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Debunking an assertion made by some, Pompeo said he couldn’t “imagine a statement that is anymore false” than the notion that Trump isn’t interested in intel. Pompeo stated that he personally meets with Trump for 35-40 minutes virtually every day, that Trump is an “avid consumer” of intel, and asks great questions. View the video here.
  • [YT] Obama Admin's DHS Sec Can't Explain Why DNC Didn't Turn Hacked Servers Over to Law Enforcement

    06/21/2017 12:27:17 PM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Jun 21, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    TREY GOWDY Makes Obama’s DHS Secretary Squirm: “Why didn’t DNC turn over hacked servers?”
  • Democrats Block Witnesses from Testifying in House Intel Probe

    06/20/2017 9:26:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Scheduled appearance by key witness Carter Page canceled House Democrats are continuing to block testimony from about a dozen witnesses who sought to appear before the intelligence oversight panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Congressional officials said one of the key witnesses, former informal adviser to the Trump campaign Carter Page, was scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But Democrats on the committee blocked the testimony, asserting they needed more time to prepare.
  • Sessions to testify publicly to Senate Intel Committee

    06/12/2017 1:23:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/17 | Katie Bo Williams
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for an open hearing Tuesday, the committee has announced. Sessions requested that the hearing be public, a Justice Department spokesperson said in a statement. "The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public. He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee's questions tomorrow," the statement read. Sessions’s testimony comes just days after fired FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he knew details that made Sessions's involvement in the bureau's Russia probe "problematic."...
  • Microsoft finds bug in Intel ME

    06/10/2017 10:26:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies ^ | 09 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    There is even malware exploiting it Microsoft's security team has come across a malware family that uses Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) interface as a file transfer tool. Intel's AMT SOL is part of Intel's ME, a separate chip inside Intel CPUs that runs its own OS and stays on even when the main CPU is off. This makes it a rather good place for malware to hit.Inside Intel's ME, AMT SOL opens a virtual network interface which works even when the PC is turned off. This virtual network interface runs inside ME, firewalls and security products installed...
  • Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

    05/20/2017 12:50:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 63 replies
    The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used...
  • Disable Intel AMT on Windows (fix Intel's ME/AMT/SMT bug on vPro or consumer machine)

    05/08/2017 10:59:25 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies
    Bartblaze / GitHub ^ | 2017 May 07 | bartblaze
    This is the file on the site, explaining how to use a standalone executable file (compiled from a batch file) to disable recently discovered Intel's bug, until Intel machines' firmware get fixed. Download the DisableAMT.exe (or from --------------------------------------------- # Disable Intel AMT Tool to disable Intel AMT on Windows. Runs on both x86 and x64 **Windows** operating systems. Download: [DisableAMT.exe](DisableAMT.exe) []( ## What? On 02 May 2017, Embedi [discovered]( "*an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x,...
  • Red alert! Intel patches remote execution hole that's been hidden in biz, server chips since 2008

    05/01/2017 8:05:10 PM PDT · by dayglored · 35 replies
    The Register ^ | May 1, 2017 | Chris Williams
    For the past nine years, millions of Intel workstation and server chips have harbored a security flaw that can be potentially exploited to remotely control and infect systems with spyware.Specifically, the bug is in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT), Standard Manageability (ISM) and Small Business Technology (SBT) firmware versions 6 to 11.6. According to Chipzilla, the security hole allows "an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products."That means it is possible for hackers to log into a vulnerable computer's hardware – right under the nose of the operating system – and silently tamper with...
  • White House logs indicate Susan Rice consumed unmasked intel on Trump associates

    04/03/2017 10:51:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    circa. ^ | April 3, 2017 | Sara Carter and John Solomon
    Computer logs that former President Obama’s team left behind in the White House indicate his national security adviser Susan Rice accessed numerous intelligence reports during Obama’s last seven months in office that contained National Security Agency intercepts involving Donald Trump and his associates, Circa has learned. Intelligence sources said the logs discovered by National Security Council staff suggested Rice’s interest in the NSA materials, some of which included unmasked Americans’ identities, appeared to begin last July around the time Trump secured the GOP nomination and accelerated after Trump’s election in November launched a transition that continued through January. The intelligence...
  • Trump calls critics' bluff: Will share intel on Obama spying

    03/30/2017 8:27:32 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/30/2017 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – It didn’t take long for a buzz of electricity to crackle through the glorified shoebox that is the White House press briefing room. It was the news they’d all been waiting to hear. Network reporters jumped on boxes to do live reports breathlessly passing on the news: The New York Times had just dropped a bombshell. And then they all proceeded to miss the lead. That was likely because the Times itself had buried the lead 10 paragraphs below the headline, which read: “2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports.” However, the tenth paragraph read: “But...
  • Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) (Link Only per copyright)

    03/22/2017 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Wired | Mar 22, 2017 | By Cade Metz
    Summary: Intel is introducing a new type of memory it claims is 1000 times faster than previous Flash memory and can store 10 times more data than DRAM. Its newly released product is five times faster than current SSDs. Called 3D XPoint, pronounced "Three D Cross Drive," intel claims its new memory is "truly transformational" for the entire computer industry. This article is from Wired, and is link only due to copyright considerations: Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) Read the article at the link above.
  • Microsoft unveils new ARM server designs, threatening Intel’s dominance

    03/16/2017 8:48:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | Mar 9, 2017, 7:45am EST | James Vincent
    **************************************************************************** Intel has a near-monopoly in the server industry, with its own ads proclaiming that “98 percent of the cloud runs on Intel.” That’s why Microsoft’s pledge to use ARM chips in its severs — hinted at for a while and outlined more fully at the Open Compute Summit this week — is such a big deal. Microsoft is the second biggest cloud company in the US after Amazon, and if it moves even a small bit of its business away from Intel’s products, it threatens the veteran chipmaker’s most lucrative revenue stream, responsible for $7.5 billion in operating...
  • Whoever brought down Flynn is actually running the country

    02/14/2017 11:01:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    News and Thought | 15 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is becoming apparent that some very powerful people behind the scenes have been running the country independently of who is in the Executive, Legislative or Judicial seats of power. When they get upset, they drive whomever they don't like or over whom they have no control out of power. These same people or entities have know all of the things that Obama and Hillary and those directed by them did, but said nothing about it because they were doing the bidding of the powerful. They also know what the media has been doing and obviously approve of it. All...
  • White Hats Within Intel are Working Furiously, But Are You Paying Attention?

    02/13/2017 7:19:58 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 13, 2017 | Sundance
    There are obvious connections being missed, intentionally so by the leftist U.S. Media, and you must consistently remind yourself to elevate, look closely at the constructs and connect your own dots. The leftist Trump-hating black-hat-aligned media will not outline the consequential. The media are filled with professional leftists/activists who hate everything America stands for.
  • Intel tells Trump it will spend $7 billion to open idle factory in Arizona (3,000 jobs)

    02/08/2017 12:14:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 8, 2017 | Mike Rogoway
    Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich used a surprise Oval Office appearance Wednesday to announce a $7 billion investment in an Arizona factory that has sat empty since construction wrapped up three years ago. The chipmaker said the factory, called Fab 42, will employ 3,000 when it opens in 2020 or 2021 - nearly a decade behind schedule. The news suggests Intel is making progress in deploying a new production technology, called extreme ultraviolet (EUV), which will enable smaller features on its microprocessors....
  • Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer

    01/29/2017 12:45:19 PM PST · by oblomov · 57 replies
    The Grauniad ^ | 26 Jan 2017 | Tim Cross
    n 1971, Intel, then an obscure firm in what would only later come to be known as Silicon Valley, released a chip called the 4004. It was the world’s first commercially available microprocessor, which meant it sported all the electronic circuits necessary for advanced number-crunching in a single, tiny package. It was a marvel of its time, built from 2,300 tiny transistors, each around 10,000 nanometres (or billionths of a metre) across – about the size of a red blood cell. A transistor is an electronic switch that, by flipping between “on” and “off”, provides a physical representation of the...
  • Trump’s First Military Attack Backs CIA & DIA; Agents Said Obama Ignored Intel, Refused to Strike...

    01/24/2017 2:01:33 PM PST · by blueyon · 37 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 1/24/17 | by admin
    """"Trump’s First Military Attack Backs CIA & DIA; Agents Said Obama Ignored Intel, Refused to Strike Critical ISIS Targets For Over a Year"""" President Barack Obama refused to strike high-ranking ISIS assets in Iraq and Syria for more than a year despite regular pleading from the CIA and DIA personnel to act on definitive intelligence, officials confirmed to True Pundit. Newly minted President Donald Trump, to the delight of defense analysts, gave new Defense Secretary James Mattis the green light to wage more than 30 attacks on these same ISIS targets on Saturday, according to intelligence insiders. What Obama had...