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  • Snowden is turning into a liability for Putin

    09/19/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | by Leonid Bershidsky
    BERLIN – Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be wondering if it’s all been worth it. Snowden arrived in Moscow in June 2013. That was almost a year before the Crimea annexation, and Russia could still try to sell itself to radical leftists who admired Snowden as the lesser evil, compared with the Big Brother United States. Putin talked a lot about Snowden, showing obvious delight for thumbing his nose...
  • WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source

    09/18/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges. That’s the normal course for a news organization, which owes its sources duties of protection, and which — by virtue of accepting the source’s materials and then publishing them — implicitly declares the source’s information to be in the public interest. But not the Washington Post. In the face of...
  • McCain vows to block proposed separation of NSA, cyber command

    09/15/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday he would use his power to block the confirmation of a key cybersecurity official if necessary to prevent any Obama administration move to separate the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency. "I do not believe rushing to separate the 'dual hat' in the final months of an administration is appropriate, given the very serious challenges we face in cyberspace," McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a hearing. "Dual hat" refers to one individual holding both positions. Current and former U.S. officials told Reuters in August...
  • A Swarming Basket of Deplorables

    09/10/2016 6:58:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-10-2016 | MOTUS
    I get the impression that Hillary was talking about the same people Barry was in 2008 when he made this condescending comment about people in flyover country:  "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." Only she kicked it up a notch: from condescending to flat out insulting. "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said to laughter from the "LGBT for...
  • Observer: Sidney Blumenthal ‘Was Reading Above-Top-Secret NSA Reports Hours After They Appeared’

    September 6, 2016 Former NSA officer John Schindler reports on a devastating fact NOT mentioned in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton conducting State Department business on an unsecure homebrew email server. From the Observer: [Sidney] Blumenthal’s email read exactly like classified NSA reporting, as anybody acquainted with our SIGINT would immediately recognize. As one veteran agency official told me back in January, Blumenthal’s email was NSA information with “at least 90 percent confidence.” Which was no coincidence, since an NSA investigation subsequently determined that Blumenthal’s Sudan assessment was derived from their reporting—in some cases verbatim. As I reported in...
  • Politicians renew call to bring Snowden to Germany

    08/25/2016 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Aug 2016 15:59 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Green and Die Linke (Left Party) politicians are asking that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden be allowed into Germany for an ongoing investigation. The Green and Die Linke politicians wrote a letter to the Federal Court of Justice, asking that Snowden be allowed to be questioned in Germany for an ongoing inquiry into NSA surveillance. According to DPA sources, they want to break a blockade by the coalition government against having Snowden come for questioning about surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA). …
  • 10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

    08/17/2016 7:25:00 PM PDT · by dtroxx · 11 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-17-16 | Reality of Sense
    he Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT. This is basically the spy division. The internal newsletter, SIDtoday, was never meant to be read by anyone outside of the agency, but it trickled out with the Snowden leak and has been waiting for proper publication. The Intercept will release nine years worth
  • SNOWDEN: EXPOSURE OF ALLEGED NSA TOOLS MAY BE WARNING TO US

    08/16/2016 6:03:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | RAPHAEL SATTER
    PARIS (AP) -- The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding a layer of intrigue to a leak that has set the information security world abuzz. Technical experts have spent the past day or so picking apart a suite of tools allegedly stolen from the Equation Group , a powerful squad of hackers which some have tied to the NSA. The tools materialized as part of an internet electronic auction set up by a group calling itself "Shadow Brokers," which has promised...
  • NSA Hacked? 'Shadow Brokers' Crew Claims Compromise Of Surveillance Op

    08/15/2016 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/15/16 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    Has the NSA just been hacked? Security experts speaking with FORBES think it’s possible, after a group published malware and attack code allegedly belonging to the Equation Group, a crew linked to the US intelligence agency. But while many believe the leak looks legitimate, the hackers could have pulled off a very clever ruse. --- Two days ago, on August 13, a group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers released files on Github, claiming they came from the Equation Group. The files included code allegedly designed to exploit firewalls from American manufacturers Cisco, Juniper and Fortinet . One Chinese company, Topsec,...
  • NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

    08/15/2016 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Computer World ^ | 08/15/16 | Michael Kan
    The hackers have offered sample files, which some security researchers say appear to contain legitimate exploits. An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the National Security Agency and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder. resume makeover multimedia IT resume makeover: Don’t try to please everyone Writing a resume means knowing your audience. If you try to please everyone, you’ll only wind up with Read Now It’s a pretty bold claim, but the hackers have offered sample files, and some security researchers say they appear to contain legitimate exploits. The files were allegedly...
  • NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online

    08/15/2016 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | 08/15/16 | Mohit Kumar
    It seems like the NSA has been HACKED! An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into "Equation Group" -- a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA -- and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online. I know, it is really hard to believe, but some cybersecurity experts who have been examining the leak data, exploits and hacking tools, believe it to be legitimate. The files mostly contained installation scripts, configurations for command-and-control (C&C) servers, and exploits allegedly designed to target routers and...
  • Phone Company spying for the NSa

    08/11/2016 11:18:37 AM PDT · by wny · 47 replies
    I had my internet service upgraded today. The Frontier Communications tech was here to make some changes. After he was all set, while he was still here and his company truck still in my driveway, he asked my to connect to my network to see if all was well. I opened my iPad and as usual it listed a few local networks whose signal it was reading. It listed the usual few neighbors' networks that come up every time. It also listed: "NSA mobile surveillance unit 981" I've never seen this before, and since his truck left an hour ago,...
  • Judge Nap: Many in the Intelligence Community 'Fear' a Hillary Presidency

    08/02/2016 3:33:36 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/2016
    The revelation that the Democratic National Committee’s server may not have been hacked by Russia but by a disgruntled member of the U.S. intelligence community is a sign of how much anxiety about Hillary Clinton there is in that community, Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. Judge Napolitano said that intelligence officials are particularly upset that the classified information Clinton handled with "extreme carelessness" contained the identities of undercover agents. "This is the belief of a lot of people in the intelligence community," he said. "If Mrs. Clinton does become president of the United States, she's...
  • Judge Napolitano on Fox and Friends (HRC, DNC, NSA and more)

    08/02/2016 8:25:30 AM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    Fox and friends via YouTube. ^ | 8/2/2016 | taildragger
    Freepers, The Judge hits it out of the park. Much of what he discussed has been speculation here and elsewhere. In Brief (and I hope I get them all,, and got them right, Moderator; feel free to correct errors ). * The DNC leaks may be from someone within the NSA (note a theory) * The Intel Community is not fond of HRC * Assets (human) may have perished because of her leaks, aka the non government server.* The Russian - Trump link was all noise, political, can't reveal the real deal ( Comey below ). * She was told...
  • Former NSA official claims agency hacked DNC, not Russia

    08/02/2016 7:48:18 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-2-2016 | Fox & Friends
    Former NSA official claims agency hacked DNC, not Russia Aug. 02, 2016 - 6:07 - Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in
  • Now Where Did I Put That Plumber’s Putty?

    08/02/2016 4:57:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-2-2016 | MOTUS
    What if it’s true; what if the NSA has copies of all Hillary’s missing emails? And why wouldn’t they? They have copies of everyone else’s.Still, no reason to get excited, everyone knows they were all about yoga. So can we just get back to talking about how Trump disses Muslims and doesn’t have a chance against St. Hillary? And stop worrying about all those leak rumors; they have been grossly exaggerated. Nothing a little plumbers putty won’t fix.We just need to find ourselves a few plumbers.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Whistleblower's Stunning Claim: "NSA Has All Of Hillary's Deleted Emails, It May Be The Leak"

    08/01/2016 3:34:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | August 1st, 2016
    Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001, after spending more than 30 years with the agency. He referenced testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 2011 by then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller in which Meuller spoke of the FBI’s ability to access various secretive databases “to track down known and suspected terrorists.” “Now what he (Mueller) is talking about is going into the NSA database, which is shown of course in the (Edward) Snowden material released, which shows a direct access into the NSA database...
  • EXCLUSIVE – NSA Whistleblower: Agency Has All of Clinton’s Deleted Emails

    07/31/2016 1:41:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2016 | AARON KLEIN
    PHILADELPHIA – The National Security Agency (NSA) has “all” of Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails and the FBI could gain access to them if they so desired, William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official, declared in a radio interview broadcast on Sunday. Speaking as an analyst, Binney raised the possibility that the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s server was done not by Russia but by a disgruntled U.S. intelligence worker concerned about Clinton’s compromise of national security secrets via her personal email use. Asked point blank if he believed the NSA has copies of “all” of Clinton’s emails, including...
  • I think it was a mistake for him to say that [VANITY]

    07/28/2016 7:29:50 AM PDT · by nwrep · 99 replies
    Various ^ | July 28, 2016 | nwrep
    I hope he wins, but it was a mistake for him to say what he said yesterday, for two reasons: 1. As a general rule, you never get in the way of your opponents destroying themselves. 2. At least temporarily, it united them (and the media, same thing) in a spasm of indignation against him, smoothing over their divisions and directing all ire against him. Even if it is a distraction from her coronation, it has put him on the defensive and given people who are still undecided (not us here, but out in the non-political world) one more reason...
  • Hackers who leaked DNC files also broke into Clinton Foundation (June 22, 2016 story)

    07/25/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    The same hackers who penetrated the Democratic National Committee also succeeded in breaking into the Clinton Foundation, it was disclosed Tuesday. The news broke just as leaks from the DNC hack — which was disclosed last week — began to appear online. The perpetrators were said to have “links to the Russian government,” according to Bloomberg News, which first reported that the foundation had been compromised. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– “The hackers in fact sought data from at least 4,000 individuals associated with US politics — party aides, advisers, lawyers and foundations — for about seven months,” Bloomberg reported. US officials...
  • Snowden: NSA Knows Who's Behind DNC Hack

    07/25/2016 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Weeble · 53 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 07/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    FBI said it is now investigating how thousands of DNC emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. Indeed, as noted yesterday, Clinton's campaign, citing "experts", pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government. One way would be to listen to the person who should know all about this stuff: Edward Snowden. "Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA"
  • PayPal’s Links to Palantir, a..Technology Used by Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Military

    11/30/2011 6:58:23 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Cryptogon ^ | 27 November 2011 | Kevin Flaherty
    And guess where they’re located? That’s right: Facebook’s former building.I couldn’t make it up if I tried.Via: Bloomberg:An organization like the CIA or FBI can have thousands of different databases, each with its own quirks: financial records, DNA samples, sound samples, video clips, maps, floor plans, human intelligence reports from all over the world. Gluing all that into a coherent whole can take years. Even if that system comes together, it will struggle to handle different types of data—sales records on a spreadsheet, say, plus video surveillance images. What Palantir (pronounced Pal-an-TEER) does, says Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner...
  • Christmas bomber case appeal challenges NSA surveillance

    07/06/2016 7:39:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2016 | Kristena Hansen | AP
    Mohamud is appealing his 2013 conviction on grounds that he was entrapped by undercover federal agents posing as al-Qaida members and the warrantless surveillance of his foreign communications violated his constitutional rights. It marks the first time a federal appeals court is considering whether the National Security Agency’s foreign surveillance programs — the same ones that came under scrutiny after the Edward Snowden leaks a few years ago — violate the Fourth Amendment rights of criminal defendants. Stephen Sady, Mohamud’s public defender, and another attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union urged the court for a new trial on grounds...
  • Emails show NSA rejected Hillary Clinton's request for secure smartphone

    07/06/2016 5:33:18 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 26 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 16 March 2016 | CBS/AP
    ....emails....show a 2009 [Clinton] request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency. (Snip) Resolving the issue was given such priority as to result in a face-to-face meeting between Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills, seven senior State Department staffers with five NSA security experts. .......the request was driven by Clinton's reliance on her BlackBerry for email and keeping track of her calendar. Clinton chose not to use a laptop or desktop computer that could have provided her access to email in her office, according to the summary..........
  • Clinton probe tests FBI chief

    08/17/2015 7:48:15 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/15 04:07 PM EDT | By Jordain Carney
    FBI Director James Comey is being thrust into the spotlight as the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s personal email server intensifies. The FBI is investigating the security of Clinton’s email setup, including if classified information was mishandled. The probe is putting the nation’s top law enforcement agency at the center of a political battle leading into the 2016 election. Comey has long shown an independent streak that's gained him wide bipartisan praise and helped him sail to a 93-1 confirmation vote in the Senate. That independence will be tested with Republican lawmakers demanding answers and the Clinton team dismissive of a...
  • Does Mike Bloomberg Know Something We Don’t About the Clinton FBI Probe?

    01/27/2016 11:28:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 1/27 | Liz Peek
    Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions. The probe is not, as some Hillary backers have claimed, scandal-mongering by right-wing zealots. It is a serious investigation,...
  • Hackers use Google to find website vulnerabilities

    02/23/2008 12:30:32 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 396+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | Feb 22, 2008
    Infamous computer hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) said Friday it is offering a software tool that lets people use Google to scan websites for security flaws. CDC says a "Goolag Scanner" program based on work done by a hacker using the name "Johnny I Hack Stuff" is available for free download at its website. The tool lets people with fundamental programming skills check websites or Internet domains for weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers, according to CDC. The group said it uncovered "some pretty scary holes" through random tests of the tool in North America, Europe,...
  • How to surf anonymously without a trace

    03/13/2007 6:29:37 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 93 replies · 19,520+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 12 March 2007 | Preston Gralla
    The punchline to an old cartoon is "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog," but these days, that's no longer true. It's easier than ever for the government, Web sites and private businesses to track exactly what you do online, know where you've visited, and build up comprehensive profiles about your likes, dislikes and private habits. And with the federal government increasingly demanding online records from sites such as Google and others, your online privacy is even more endangered. But you don't need to be a victim. There are things you can do to keep your surfing habits anonymous...
  • Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

    06/25/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    Endgadget ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Jessica Conditt
    'Computers accessing the internet can -- and eventually will -- be hacked,' says Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it may have ripple effects that essentially allow government agencies to remotely search and seize information from any computer in the US without a warrant, probable cause or suspicion, the EFF argues.The ruling relates to a worldwide FBI sting dubbed Operation Pacifier that targeted child pornography...
  • It appears Facebook is now a franchisee of the NSA

    06/24/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 102 replies
    2016-06-24
    I have a facebook account under a silly name that I use to log into other sites to make political comments. Today facebook has demanded that I upload a photo ID from a state-issued driver's license, passport, military ID card, etc. before I can log in again. I have screen shots of the demands that I will upload to this thread when I get home. It may be time to go dark on the Interwebs. My spidey sense is tingling.
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 198 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • Obama Proposes Taking Away Constitutional Rights Based on Browser History (Video)

    06/04/2016 10:47:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    AllOutdoor.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    This is not a clickbait headline. This is an actual, real thing that the president just proposed in the second half of this PBS Newshour video: Starting at the 1:57 mark, Obama says: I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL websites living here in the United States — US citizens. And we’re allowed to put them on the no fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association I cannot prohibit those people from buying guns! This is somebody...
  • Obama Admits The Government Monitors Your Browsing History

    06/06/2016 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05 June 2016 | Tyler Durden
    During a PBS town hall meeting, president Obama was asked why he and Hillary want to control and restrict guns and ammunition to responsible gun owners. Obama's response was the typical stock answer of rejecting the "notion" that anyone is hell-bent on taking away "folks' guns", yada yada. However, as AllOutdoor notes, if you listen carefully to Obama's full response, there is a comment Obama gives about knowing browser history that should sent everyone into a blind rage. "I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on...
  • Trump's Islam Narrative Is Just Reality

    06/06/2016 3:50:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Former NSA head Michael Hayden recently joined a chorus of Trump’s critics blasting him for offending Muslims. “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world, so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative," he said. That’s true. It’s also meaningless because in this case the narrative is reality.
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. “The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

    05/28/2016 9:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | AFP
    “Big data” could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn’t think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees little use for popular data analytics tools to help target specific voters. But analysts say he may be at a disadvantage in the general election if he stays on that course. “In the primaries, he was only looking for Republican voters, and in the general he needs all voters,” said Alan Rosenblatt, a digital political strategist...
  • How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

    05/22/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/22/16 | Mark Hertsgaard
    By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day – about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing. Sign up to the long read email Read more But if you want to...
  • Susan Rice: Too Many Whites On National Security Team Putting America At Risk

    05/22/2016 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Susan Rice: Too Many Whites On National Security Team Putting America At Risk Published May 22, 2016 Truth Revolt National Security Advisor Susan Rice told graduates at Florida International University that the presence of too many "white, male, and Yale" staffers is posing a threat to the security of America. read more at truthrevolt.org→
  • New Leak Reveals the Fun and Follies of the NSA

    05/18/2016 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    Former National Security Agency contractor, Central Intelligence Agency employee and hide-and-seek champion Edward Snowden has been holed up in Russia for nearly three years, engaged in perhaps the longest-ever game of show-and-tell. Meanwhile, The Intercept -- an online publication that has served as a clearinghouse for data Snowden pilfered from the NSA -- has just dropped another stash of once highly classified material onto the Internet. This time, the leak consists of content from an internal NSA newsletter, SID Today. ("SID" is the abbreviation for "Signals Intelligence Directorate.") What can we learn from these newly released documents? Apparently, NSA culture...
  • Trump to get intel briefings despite opposition

    05/16/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    TNN, Times of India ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The US President's schedule on any given morning includes a confidential Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) at 9 am before he embarks on the day's (mostly) public engagements. Presented usually by the Director of National Intelligence, the PDB fuses intelligence from various spy agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA etc), much of it obtained through "sigint" (signal intelligence) and "'technical" means (euphemism for bugging, electronic surveillance etc), to give the President a head's up on vital national security issues - from nuclear advances in countries such as Pakistan, North Korea and Iran to negotiating positions of China, India, and other majors at...
  • White House’s Susan Rice: U.S. national security agencies are too white

    05/11/2016 11:07:41 AM PDT · by bkopto · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said Wednesday there are too many white people in key government posts, creating the danger of “groupthink” that could put U.S. security at risk. Speaking at Florida International University’s commencement, Ms. Rice said a diversified government workforce is more likely to yield “better outcomes” than a predominantly white one. Referring to criticism that the U.S. national security workforce is “white, male, and Yale,” Ms. Rice told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.” “By now, we should all...
  • Former Facebook employees confirm: FB regularly suppresses ‘trending’ conservative news

    05/09/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    Surprised? Not really. I know what you’re thinking. “There are people who get their daily news from social postings on Facebook?” Sadly, the answer to that is yes. At any given moment there are over 150 million users roaming Mark Zuckerberg’s monstrosity, and you can bet that some percentage of them rarely read anything outside the online utopia. So, while we may not like to admit it, the “trending” section at the upper right of the page has become frighteningly important. Facebook swears that it determines what’s “trending” by analyzing reader preference. If it’s popular on the site - meaning...
  • NSA Silent on Spies’ Child Porn Problem

    05/07/2016 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06 May 2016 | Shane Harris
    The government’s cyber spying outfit has an ‘unbelievable’ child porn problem. But the NSA can’t—or won’t—say how often it finds such criminal images on its workers’ computers. Two senior U.S. intelligence officials said recently that defense and intelligence employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their work computers and devices, and that child porn has been found on the systems of the National Security Agency, the country’s biggest intelligence organization. But the NSA, which is responsible for keeping tabs on its own computers as well as military and intelligence agency networks, cannot say just how many times employees...
  • Clinton: Prison time over email scandal a GOP 'fantasy'

    04/08/2016 8:21:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2016 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton insisted Friday that there's no way Republicans will get their wish, which is to see her in handcuffs and charged with violating the law by allowing top secret and classified information to end up on her private email server. "I know that they live in that world of fantasy and hope because they've got a mess on their hands on the Republican side. That is not going to happen," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. "There is not even the remotest chance that is going to happen." "But look, they've been after me, as I say, for 25...
  • America’s Former Top Spy Makes His Pick For President

    04/06/2016 3:14:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/16 | Toni Ann Booras
    Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president Wednesday, saying he has the best experience and leadership skills to run the country.Hayden, who helmed both the NSA and the CIA through former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama’s years in office, cited Kasich’s 18 years of experience on the House Armed Services Committee in a statement announcing his endorsement. He also praised Kasich’s proposals to increase defense spending and defeat Islamic State.“Governor Kasich has serious proposals to strengthen our military, defeat ISIS and stand up for freedom around the world—proposals that rise far above bumper-stickers...
  • Apple Phone Broken

    03/28/2016 3:01:02 PM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 95 replies
    FoxNews | 3/28/2016 | FoxNews
    Foxnews announced FBI has broken into San Bernadino terrorist phone without aid from apple.
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Hillary Has an NSA Problem

    03/18/2016 12:45:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 3-18-2016 | John R. Schindler
    The FBI has been investigating Clinton for months--but an even more secretive Federal agency has its own important beef with her. For a year now, Hillary Clinton's misuse of email during her tenure as Secretary of State has hung like a dark cloud over her presidential campaign. As I told you months ago, EmailGate isn't going away, despite the best efforts of Team Clinton to make it disappear. Instead, the scandal has gotten worse, with never-ending revelations of apparent misconduct by Ms. Clinton and her staff. At this point, EmailGate may be the only thing standing between Hillary and the...
  • Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do

    03/10/2016 4:43:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/10/16 | Radley Balko
    <p>What does this rule change mean for you? In short, domestic law enforcement officials now have access to huge troves of American communications, obtained without warrants, that they can use to put people in cages. FBI agents don’t need to have any “national security” related reason to plug your name, email address, phone number, or other “selector” into the NSA’s gargantuan data trove. They can simply poke around in your private information in the course of totally routine investigations. And if they find something that suggests, say, involvement in illegal drug activity, they can send that information to local or state police. That means information the NSA collects for purposes of so-called “national security” will be used by police to lock up ordinary Americans for routine crimes. And we don’t have to guess who’s going to suffer this unconstitutional indignity the most brutally. It’ll be Black, Brown, poor, immigrant, Muslim, and dissident Americans: the same people who are always targeted by law enforcement for extra “special” attention.</p>
  • Is Facebook Inc Becoming the NSA of Social Networks?

    02/29/2016 8:32:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    learnbonds.com ^ | 02/29/2016 | Laura Giffords
    As if Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) didn’t already know way too much about you, their new Reactions buttons will give them even more insight into your inner thoughts, and you’ve already given them permission to do whatever they want with this information. ... The new emotions – “love”, “sad” “wow”, “haha”, and “angry” – are being widely embraced by a user base that is desperate to tell the world exactly how it feels about everything under the sun, from the latest political issues to vacation photos. However, the new buttons do a lot more than give you another way to tell...