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  • Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command

    04/25/2018 4:26:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018
    Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, Army Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone. Nakasone has an extensive background in cyber issues, having held positions including serving as chief of the U.S. Army’s cyber command since late 2016. Nakasone, 54, replaces Admiral Mike Rogers, who is retiring after nearly four years in the “dual-hat” position leading the NSA, the country’s largest spy agency, and the military’s cyber warfare division. During his confirmation hearing, Nakasone said he did...
  • O’Keefe Drops 3rd Twitter Undercover Video Employees Paid to View ‘Private Sex Messages’ of Users

    01/16/2018 9:16:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters.
  • How office snooping boosts the bottom line

    12/28/2017 6:14:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Today Online ^ | 03 December, 2017 | Pilita Clark
    How office snooping boosts the bottom line I had breakfast the other day at a swanky London brasserie with a man I recently met at a conference. I sauntered into the office some time after 10am, stuffed with eggs benedict, and switched on my computer. Having checked a few emails and scrolled through Twitter, I headed to the office kitchen for a cup of tea, where I bumped into a colleague who agreed it was good to see that the moody hot water boiler was not on the blink. Then I started chatting with another colleague about a film we...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry

    10/26/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | October 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    TX Dept. of Public Safety Director: “We know [Mohamed Elibiary] has accessed DPS documents and downloaded them. Texas Department of Public Safety officials are asking questions following a report that Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. He allegedly used the documents to claim the department was promoting “Islamophobia” — claims that the media outlet ultimately rejected. They declined to do the story. Earlier today, I received confirmation from a left-leaning...
  • Hillary secretly gave the nod to plan to publish Congress members’ private emails

    10/12/2016 8:46:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    BPZbizpacreview.com ^ | // | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may mot be happy with WikiLeaks’ release of emails coming from her and her staff, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t above doing the same thing herself. But unlike Julian Assange‘s group, she just doesn’t want her name associated with it. Newly-released Clinton emails confirm that the former secretary of state approved a plan in early 2015, shortly after her own email scandal broke, to fight fire with fire by publishing Republican lawmakers’ rejections of Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] requests for their own private emails. Although State Department emails are subject to FOIA...
  • Trump backs permanent snooping powers he once criticized as abusive

    06/09/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2017 | Stephen Dynan
    Just months after President Trump complained about being spied on by the Obama administration, his administration is embracing a full permanent extension of the secret snooping powers the government used to track conversations between his campaign aides and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump’s intelligence and counterterrorism team said Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has saved hundreds of lives by preventing terrorist attacks and insisted — despite Mr. Trump’s claimed experiences — that the law is not being abused. “Simply put, the use of this authority has helped save lives,” Thomas P. Bossert, President Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, wrote...
  • Top Obama Officials Received ‘Unmasked’ Intelligence Reports on Trump Team or Congress

    05/09/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | May 9, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    Two high profile officials who served under the Obama administration told a Senate judiciary subcommittee on May. 8 they had reviewed classified information in which Donald Trump, his associates, or members of congress had been unmasked. When an intelligence agency gives transcripts of intercepted communications, it often seals the names of U.S. citizens. When a recipient of an intelligence report requests to have the name revealed, it is referred to as “unmasking.” The testimony by Sally Yates, the former acting Attorney General, and James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, raised the question...
  • Ex-Trump Adviser: My Phone Was Possibly Tapped

    03/09/2017 4:37:01 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/09/17
    A former foreign policy adviser to President Trump’s election campaign says his phone may have been tapped in 2016, apparently implying that such action would support claims that Trump Tower was under surveillance. Carter Page, works near Trump Tower in New York and was a frequent visitor during the campaign. In a letter to the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, he lays out a case for why he thinks he may have been swept up in any surveillance related to the Trump operation, the Guardian reported Thursday. “Having spoken in favor of some of Mr. Trump’s policies on...
  • FLASHBACK: Anti-Trump Rep. Touts Obama ‘Database’ With ‘Information About Everything...’ [VID]

    03/09/2017 9:18:36 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-8-2017 | Christian Datoc
    During a 2013 interview with Roland Martin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters propped up the Obama administration for “[putting] in place” a “database [that] will have information about everything on every individual.”*snip* “Well, I don’t know. The thing I think some people are missing here is the president has put in place an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Waters answered, unprompted. “That’s going to be very, very powerful.” Read more at DC
  • Obama’s signature move: unsealing private records

    03/06/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 01 AUGUST 2012 | ANN COULTER
    Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer. Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate. And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records. Obama’s team delved into Sarah Palin’s marriage and spread rumors of John McCain’s alleged affair in 2008 and they smeared Herman Cain in 2011 with hazy sexual...
  • 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.
  • New law would let the FBI read your email without a court order

    05/26/2016 9:46:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    BGR ^ | May 26, 2016 at 11:34 AM | By Chris Smith
    Image Source: yournewswire.com A new Senate bill would let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies access the contents of any US citizen’s email without a court order during investigations. Instead, the FBI would need just a National Security Letter, which would force companies to provide email access to the agency without alerting the person who’s being investigated. The FBI can already access phone records without a court order, but that law doesn’t apply to email conversations. The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act on Tuesday, CNET reports. The bill will head to the full Senate now that...
  • Cortana now scans your emails to make sure you're keeping promises

    01/25/2016 5:31:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    theverge.com ^ | January 25, 2016 09:00 am | Tom Warren
    Starting today, Windows Insiders will get access to a new commitment option in Cortana for Windows 10. Commitments is very similar to the existing flight and delivery tracking in Cortana, but it's designed to pick up on emails where you promise your boss to finish a particular project in time. "Cortana will look for emails where you've said you're going to do something," explains Microsoft's Marcus Ash in an interview with The Verge. If you send an email to a friend or colleague with content like "I'll get back to you by next week" or "I'll have this finished by...
  • White House Launches 'Task Force' To Combat 'Violent Extremism' [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/09/2016 7:40:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/08/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House’s National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the administration seeks to counter. The...
  • Microsoft to begin alerting users about suspected government snooping

    12/31/2015 9:16:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 12/31/15 | staff
    Microsoft will warn email and OneDrive users if it detects apparent attempts by governments to hack into their accounts. The rollout of the alert system on Wednesday follows reports Redmond had failed to warn Hotmail users targeted by Chinese hackers, according to former employees. Reuters reports Microsoft was hacked in 2011 but failed to notify affected users, partly to avoid antagonising China, the suspected culprit. Targeted users were instead advised to pick new passwords without any particular reason being supplied at the time. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo already offer similar government hacker alert systems to the one just introduced...
  • Report: Secret Service leaked information on Chaffetz

    09/30/2015 3:51:18 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/15 | Lauren French
    The Secret Service leaked sensitive personal information to the press about Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz as the Utah Republican was investigating the beleaguered agency, an inspector general's report said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General issued a report on Wednesday that accused Secret Service Assistant Director Edward Lowery and other agency officials of plotting to leak information about Chaffetz, including his unsuccessful attempt to join the organization. The leaks were a highly unusual breach of decorum. Lawmakers often battle with agencies, but the fights mostly stay above board and focus on...
  • Attkisson DOJ Suit Will Get Agents Names Who Planted Cable at Home

    01/08/2015 10:55:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/8/15 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “John Gibson Show,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained she is suing the Department of Justice to get discovery, which she said hopefully will start with the names of the agents or third-party contractors sometimes hired for “certain dark projects,” who hacked her computer and planted a fiber optics cable at her house.
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Obama pushes ambitious Internet access plan

    08/13/2013 12:19:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama liked the idea laid out in a memo from his staff: an ambitious plan to expand high-speed Internet access in schools that would allow students to use digital notebooks and teachers to customize lessons like never before. Better yet, the president would not need Congress to approve it. White House senior advisers have described the little-known proposal, announced earlier this summer under the name ConnectEd, as one of the biggest potential achievements of Obama’s second term. There’s just one little catch — the proposal costs billions of dollars, and Obama wants to pay for it by raising fees...