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  • Here’s why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance matters for the rest of us (Awan)

    10/21/2018 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** Hillary Clinton should have lost her clearance back when the government found out she had classified information on her private servers. Actually, they should have done this even before that; she should have lost her security clearance when she left her public position, as secretary of state, for her private quest to get the nation’s top job. What other employer allows former employees to access their networks? Companies commonly terminate employees email accounts and access before they even tell them they’ve been let go. **SNIP** For instance, the group of House IT aides who made up what amounted to...
  • White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself

    10/17/2018 10:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 137 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 17 October 2018 | By Emily Crane
    White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself against accusations of racism and says she was just concerned for her safety Hilary Brooke Thornton, 32, was filmed blocking D'Arreion Toles, 24, from entering the St. Louis loft building where they live Thornton was fired from her job as a luxury realtor after the footage went viral Toles said he was coming home from work on Friday night when the confrontation took place Thornton, who was holding her dog on a leash, demanded to know what apartment he lived in She has since denied that...
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • NSA Senior Advisor Latest to Question Report Claiming China Hacked Apple's Former Server Supplier

    10/10/2018 8:45:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | October 10, 2018 | By Joe Rossignol
    Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy at the NSA, is the latest official to question the accuracy of Bloomberg Businessweek's bombshell "The Big Hack" report about Chinese spies compromising the U.S. tech supply chain. "I have pretty good understanding about what we're worried about and what we're working on from my position. I don't see it," said Joyce, speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce cyber summit in Washington, D.C. today, according to a subscriber-only Politico report viewed by MacRumors. "I've got all sorts of commercial industry freaking out and just losing their minds about this concern, and nobody's...
  • Apple official statement: What Bloomberg Businessweek got wrong about Apple

    10/05/2018 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2018 | Apple
    Apple today released the following statement, verbatim: The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims.Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was published:Over the course of the past year, Bloomberg has contacted us multiple times with claims, sometimes vague and sometimes elaborate, of an alleged security incident at Apple. Each time, we have conducted rigorous internal investigations based on their...
  • UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials

    10/05/2018 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2018 | Technology News Editors
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon that challenged a Bloomberg story that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence. Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by around 30 companies, as well as multiple U.S. government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks. “We are aware of the media reports but at this stage have no reason to doubt the...
  • Apple has done extraordinary things to protect user privacy, tech investor says (video at link)

    10/04/2018 11:54:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 3, 2018 | By Chloe Aiello
    Apple is framing itself as better at data privacy and protection than other tech giants — and it is, Elevation Partners' co-founder Roger McNamee says.If lawyers, bankers or ministers aren't allowed to share peoples' private information for profit, neither should tech companies, he says. Apple is framing itself as better at data privacy and protection than other tech giants — and it is, Elevation Partners' co-founder Roger McNamee told CNBC on Wednesday. "Apple has really done extraordinary things over the last year to protect consumer privacy, but also to create security," McNamee said on CNBC's "Closing Bell." "For implementing...
  • Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

    10/01/2018 6:59:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/30/18 | Thomas Brewster
    It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face. A child abuse investigation unearthed by Forbes includes the first known case in which law enforcement used Apple Face ID facial recognition technology to open a suspect's iPhone. That's by any police agency anywhere in the world, not just in America. It happened on August 10, when the FBI searched the house of 28-year-old Grant Michalski, a Columbus, Ohio, resident who would later that month be charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. With a search warrant in hand, a federal investigator...
  • Facebook reveals 'security issue' affecting 50 million users

    09/28/2018 12:39:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Wash Exam ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Facebook is still trying to figure out how the hackers who compromised as many as 50 million accounts used them, including whether they obtained private data or made unauthorized posts. "This is a really serious security issue," Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and chief executive officer, told reporters on Friday. While Facebook has already patched the flaw that the cyberattackers exploited, "we need to do more to prevent this from happening in the first place," he said. "We're going to keep investigating very heavily in security going forward." The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media giant, already under scrutiny after the...
  • Apple gives you a TRUST rating based on your call/ email (trunc)

    09/20/2018 10:33:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | Srptember 20, 2019 | Sean Keach
    "To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase," Apple explained."
  • India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia first Sikh in Trump’s security fleet

    09/13/2018 10:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his grueling training in the United States. His family moved to Ludhiana from Kanpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He lost his uncle and a close relative after the frenzied mob stormed their house in Kanpur’s KDA Colony in Barra. His aunt’s marriage was scheduled in second of week of November and the family was busy making arrangement. Anshdeep’s father Devendra Singh was also injured in the attack and had...
  • FReeper Input on Home Security Systems

    09/12/2018 5:58:44 PM PDT · by waterhill · 41 replies
    9-12-2018 | Myself
    I am thinking about setting up a wireless security system. I want just the basic plug in and go, no monthly fees.
  • Whiney John Brennan Revoked the Security Clearances of Benghazi Heroes

    08/21/2018 1:41:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 8/17/18 | S. Noble
    **SNIP** Paronto said he never shared intel but his security clearance was removed by Brennan. Brennan never told him why. He blasted Brennan for the way the heroes of Benghazi were treated upon return. “We come back from being on the ground to be treated as a second-class citizen. You come back and you’re called a liar,” Paronto told Fox News. “Brennan came in and there was no talk of ‘hey, good job guys,’ not that you look for it, but instead, it was ‘don’t say anything guys, we don’t want the truth to get out.’” He didn’t let up...
  • Trump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN (Phil Mudd)

    08/20/2018 8:57:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/20/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Monday suggested he may pull the security clearance of former FBI official Phil Mudd after Mudd appeared on a heated CNN segment over the weekend to push back against the president's revocation of clearances from other members of the intelligence community Trump tweeted that he watched Mudd "become totally unglued and weird" during a debate with CNN analyst Paris Dennard on the president's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. "Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance," Trump said. "Should be REVOKED?" Trump tagged Fox News host Sean Hannity in the...
  • Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue (and here we go...)

    08/19/2018 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/19/18 | Lee Harris
    Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. "Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels," Hegar told ABC News in a June interview. "I respect other people’s freedom to be discerning and to make their own decisions. But they can’t deny that the U.S. military pays the price for our dependence...
  • Brennan, CIA 'Kool-Aid drinkers' blasted by Benghazi terror survivor (He pulled Paronto clearance)

    08/19/2018 5:00:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/18 | Douglas Ernst
    Benghazi terror attack survivor Kris Paronto made it clear this week that he won’t be defending former CIA director John Brennan anytime soon. The former Army Ranger and CIA contractor who lived to tell the tale of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Mr. Brennan essentially got off easy when President Trump revoked his security clearance. Mr. Paronto lost his security clearance years ago for telling his account of the attack.
  • Schumer warns Trump: Intel officials 'have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you'

    08/18/2018 4:34:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/17/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    The new leader of Democrats in the Senate says Donald Trump is being "really dumb" for picking a fight with intelligence officials, suggesting they have ways to strike back, after the president-elect speculated Tuesday that his "so-called" briefing about Russian cyberattacks had been delayed in order to build a case. "Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening on MSNBC after host Rachel Maddow informed him that intelligence sources told NBC news that the briefing had not been...
  • John Brennan: "Jihad Is a Holy Struggle" (Flashback 2010)

    08/16/2018 4:17:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Middle East Quarterly ^ | June 1 2010 | N/a
    Nor do we describe our enemy as "jihadists" or "Islamists" because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women, and children.
  • Calls For Omarosa To Be Prosecuted After Release Of NEW Secret Recording Not Of Trump

    08/16/2018 11:54:41 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | 8/16/18 | Tori McNabb
    In an utterly classless move that fans of the Apprentice learned to expect from the likes of Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former White House aide appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. While peddling her new book, Unhinged, she released a secret recording of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her, citing “integrity issues.” The release of this recording came just two days after Manigault Newman was caught in a blatant lie about whether she heard President Trump the “N-word.” Omarosa was abruptly fired in December from her position as director of communications for the Office of...
  • John Brennan praised Hezbollah, calls Trump's actions "Dangerous"

    08/16/2018 8:40:15 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 26 replies
    8/16/18
    John Brennan, the former CIA Director and chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama, once offered effusive words of praise for Hezbollah. In August of 2009, Obama's former counterterrorism adviser stated the following: "Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early '80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet. There are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization... And so, quite frankly, I'm pleased to see that a lot of Hezbollah individuals are in fact renouncing that type of terrorism and violence and are trying...