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  • NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

    08/24/2013 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Guardian ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Ewen MacAskill in New York
    The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian. The technology companies, which the NSA says includes Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, incurred the costs to meet new certification demands in the wake of the ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court. The October 2011 judgment, which was declassified on Wednesday by the Obama administration, found that the NSA's inability to separate purely domestic communications from...
  • Kincaid: Analyst Says Anti-NSA Campaign Benefits America's Enemies

    08/19/2013 8:42:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 19, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Trevor Loudon, the author of a new book on socialist penetration of the Democratic party and the U.S. Congress, says, “Perhaps the most damaging aspect of this entire NSA scandal is the way the U.S. and international left have used the leaks to turn the American right into a battering ram against U.S. military intelligence capabilities. Historically it has always been the far-left that has sought to castrate U.S. government intelligence capabilities—always using ‘civil liberties’ as a lever.”</p>
  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,998 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

    03/18/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign. Facebook accused the firm on Friday of not deleting data it had improperly harvested from Facebook users, which number in the tens of millions, but Snowden pinned the blame squarely on Facebook and lumped in other social media companies for being just as reckless. "Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding...
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies
    https://qanon.pub ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3637830/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • Q Anon: (3/7/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/07/2018 12:11:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,741 replies
    qanonmap.github.io ^ | 3/7/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3637271/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has...
  • Q drop #625: Freedom of the Press! FREEPERS FIGHT!FIGHT!FIGHT!

    01/27/2018 11:53:28 AM PST · by ransomnote · 49 replies
    qcodefag.github.io ^ | 1/27/2018 | Q Anon
    #625 01/27/18 (Sat) 13:09:33 @Snowden. The clock is ticking. How’s Russia? [Mr. Contractor] Freedom of the Press. John Perry Barlow. https://freedom.press SecureDrop [Whistleblowers]? SecureDrop>Clowns In America. NOBODY IS SAFE. Q
  • Tweet: @JulianAssange is in the world's trickiest escape room (Get ON my Plane!) Vanity

    01/27/2018 6:05:50 AM PST · by txhurl · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 26, 2018 | @michaelmalice
    CINC could bring back Assange AND Snowden as material witnesses to DC under diplomatic 'pouches' as we are friendly with both Russia and Ecuador.
  • North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Senior U.S. Government Officials

    01/06/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    FBI ^ | January 6, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Justin G. Liverman, 24, of Morehead City, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today for his role in a harassment scheme that targeted senior U.S. government officials. Liverman’s plea admits guilt to a conspiracy to commit unauthorized computer intrusions, identity theft, and telephone harassment. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, beginning in November 2015, Liverman conspired to attempt to intimidate and harass U.S. officials and their families by gaining unauthorized access to victims’ online accounts, among other things. For example, Liverman publicly posted online documents and personal information unlawfully obtained from a victim’s personal...
  • Will eBay Founders Omidyar's First Look Media Make Waves?

    02/11/2014 8:20:28 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 3 replies
    Ecommercebytes blog ^ | Julia Wilkinson
    eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar is starting a news outlet called First Look Media. In the site's animated video, he describes it as "a new kind of marriage between a technology company and a new kind of newsroom," and that one of its goals will be to "make it easier for journalists to deliver the transformative stories we all need." Omidyar is known as a philanthropist, and has put his money where his mouth is (in this case, he is reportedly investing $250 million in the First Look venture). His Omidyar Network - with its funding of many altruistic initiatives such...
  • Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

    04/17/2017 4:49:11 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 37 replies
    http://www.seattlepi.com ^ | Updated 9:04 am, Monday, April 17, 2017 | Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States. She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on domestic trips, before the extra searches suddenly stopped in 2012. Only now is Poitras beginning to unravel the mystery, which goes back to a bloody day in Baghdad in 2004. Time after time, airport authorities searched her baggage, rummaged through her electronics and quizzed her for hours about her...
  • Radical Activist Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shared Byline on WaPo NSA Story

    06/11/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Alana Goodman
    The coauthor of the Washington Post’s bombshell story on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program is a long-time activist filmmaker who has railed against U.S. counterterrorism policies put into place after the Sept. 11 attacks. Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who shared the lead byline with former Post journalist Barton Gellman on the paper’s front-page NSA story, is not on the Post’s staff and is not a print reporter. Poitras has criticized the “illegal” Guantanamo Bay detention facility, described enhanced interrogation techniques as “legalized torture,” and criticized the intelligence community’s surveillance methods in her films and public comments. While traditional media...
  • Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey

    06/15/2017 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    World News | Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 11:48am EDT Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey By Dmitry Solovyov and Vladimir Soldatkin | MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin joked on Thursday that if former FBI director James Comey suffers persecution because of his falling-out with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia is ready to grant him asylum. The offer, made with Putin's trademark sardonic humor, came as the Russian president poured scorn on Comey for his role in a row in Washington over alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election. At a congressional hearing...
  • Secret NSA report: Russian military intelligence hacked U.S. voting software supplier

    06/06/2017 7:16:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2017 | AllahPundit
    Let’s start with a caveat from one of the authors of The Intercept’s story, just so we’re clear on what *isn’t* being alleged. very very important: there’s nothing in the NSA report indicating the actual voting machines or vote tabulations were compromised— Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) June 5, 2017 Was that the goal, though? The piece is long and difficult to excerpt so I’ll try to summarize. According to the NSA (CBS has confirmed that this is indeed a real NSA report), last August Russia’s military intelligence unit — the GRU — hacked into a software company, likely VR Systems...
  • Reality Leigh Winner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/05/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | June 5, 2017
    A 25-year-old federal contract worker from Augusta, Georgia has been charged by the Department of Justice for taking Top Secret materials from her workplace and mailing them to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner was arrested by the F.B.I. on June 3 and appeared in federal court in Augusta on June 5. She was charged with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information that could have been damaging to the U.S. It’s alleged that she took a Top Secret document, copied it and mailed it to a news organization, believed to be a podcast that wasn’t identified by authorities. Here’s what...
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/06/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    circa ^ | 06/06/17 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. {..snip..}
  • EDWARD SNOWDEN: “GLOBAL WARMING IS AN INVENTION OF THE CIA”

    06/01/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 94 replies
    Right Edition ^ | March 16, 2016 in World News | Not specified
    Moscow | National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, has made a new controversial claim yesterday during an interview, saying that he possesses some classified information proving that the CIA is behind the “theory of Global Warming”. Snowden, who lives as a fugitive in Russia after leaking documents about the NSA’s surveillance programs, has made some previously unreported allegations during an interview with the Moscow Tribune. Mr. Snowden says the CIA first orchestrated the spread of the “Global Warming scare” in the 1950s, in order to divert the attention of the scientific community, from the dangers of the weapons race and...
  • “CIA faked the death of Osama Bin Laden” – Edward Snowden

    05/14/2017 7:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | May 14, 2017
    Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), has been 10 years of prison for releasing various documents regarding government surveillance programs. After his shocking revelation of phone surveillance by U.S. intelligence agency, he took asylum in Russia. Snowden is up again with another astonishing revelation. According to the ‘World news daily report’ he apparently has documents that prove Osama Bin Laden is on the CIA’s payroll and currently living a luxury lifestyle in the Bahamas. The Moscow Tribune reports that Snowden claims that Osama Bin Laden the infamous former leader of Al Qaeda, is in fact...
  • Asylum Offered to Snowden by Venezuela

    07/05/2013 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 5, 2013. | A. James
    Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, is the first head of state to make a formal offer to give NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum.  Snowden is believed to be continuing his ‘limbo’ at the Moscow airport.“I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution,” Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuela’s independence day.Snowden continues to be sought by the American government, and charges against him may include treason.Alfred James reporting
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...