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  • Chinese Micro-Chips Installed in Hardware Pose a Threat to Our National Security

    10/23/2018 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/18 | Megan Barth
    There are plenty of cloud providers that are equipped to bid for the Pentagon’s contract This year, hackers seem to be having a field day accessing our personal data. Google exposed hundreds of thousands of users data on its Google+ social network. Facebook was attacked and hackers gained access to the personal data of some 30 million users. Yet, these strikes pale in comparison to what is perhaps the most serious concern: Chinese manufacturers has been installing micro spy chips inside servers. This recent discovery raises many red flags as to China’s ability to hack into our secret government computers...
  • Walmart Just Filed for a Weird Patent. Shopping Carts May Never Be the Same

    10/21/2018 12:47:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 101 replies
    Inc ^ | 21OCT18 | Betsy Mikel
    Walmart has plenty of haters. But for many consumers, Walmart's prices just can't be beat. You can't afford to be choosy when you're on a tight budget. If price is not so much of a concern for you, what if you discovered that Walmart wants your personal data? And not just data about your shopping behavior, which we already give hand over fist to Amazon in the name of fast shipping. Walmart is interested in what's going on in your body while you shop. The company wants to collect this data is a particularly creepy way: through the handles of...
  • GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz

    10/17/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 17, 2018, 2:22pm EDT | Andrew J. Hawkins
    The next data minefield is your car. ... GM captured minuted details such as station selection, volume level, and ZIP codes of vehicle owners, and then used the car’s built-in Wi-Fi signal to upload the data to its servers. The goal was to determine the relationship between what drivers listen to and what they buy and then turn around and sell the data to advertisers and radio operators. And it got really specific: GM tracked a driver listening to country music who stopped at a Tim Horton’s restaurant. GM spokesperson James Cain says that connected vehicle data can help develop...
  • Senate intelligence staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 69 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe) has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...Wolfe had been scheduled to appear for a routine status hearing, before prosecutors announced that "substantial" negotiations had produced a guilty plea.
  • Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Was ‘Hacked’ By Obama Officials

    10/13/2018 10:41:17 AM PDT · by gaijin · 95 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 12, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    (this story is 1 year old) Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper. Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump. (continues at source)
  • FUSION GPS FOUNDER WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH TO AVOID TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS

    10/11/2018 8:25:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:55 PM 10/11/2018 | Chuck Ross | Reporter
    The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier, Glenn Simpson, will invoke his First and Fifth Amendment privileges to avoid testifying before Congress next week, his lawyer has told Congress. According to The Hill, Simpson’s attorney, Joshua Levy, told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte that Simpson will not appear for a deposition because the congressional investigation “is not designed to discover the truth.” The Virginia Republican subpoenaed Simpson on Sept. 29 after Levy said his client would not appear voluntarily for an interview before members of the House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform...
  • MRC TechWatch Interviews Dr. Epstein on Dangers of Gmail

    10/12/2018 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 9/20/2018 | kyoder
    Dr. Epstein : I can't even begin to emphasize how important it is to you, to NOT use GMail. The problem is so extensive, its hard to condense into a sentence or two. But the point is, they're taking that information, not just from the emails you send, but even from the drafts, those crazy drafts, that you just decide not to send, that all becomes part of your personal profile. If you're mentioning other people, that goes into THEIR personal profiles. If someone writes back to you from some other email service, well it doesn't matter, they're monitoring that...
  • China spy busted: Who, again, started the China trade war?

    10/11/2018 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2018 | Monica Showalter
    By Monica Showalter In what was hailed as a rare espionage victory against China, U.S. officials successfully extradited a Chinese intelligence official lured to Belgium back to the U.S. on charges of economic espionage. According to the New York Times: The extradition on Tuesday of the officer, Yanjun Xu, a deputy division director in China’s main spy agency, the Ministry of State Security, is the first time that a Chinese intelligence official has been brought to the United States to be prosecuted and tried in open court. Law enforcement officials said that Mr. Xu tried to steal trade secrets from...
  • Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way

    10/04/2018 7:22:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cnbc ^ | Kate Fazzini
    The chips, which Bloomberg said have been the subject of a top secret U.S. government investigation starting in 2015, were used for gathering intellectual property and trade secrets from American companies and may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro that assembled machines used in the centers. Apple, AWS and Super Micro dispute the report. Apple said it did not find the chips as asserted by BusinessWeek — which cited anonymous government and corporate sources. Super Micro reportedly denied that it introduced the chips during the manufacturing. … China has long been suspected — but rarely...
  • Some skeptical that tollway authority testing tracking technologies only for toll purposes

    10/05/2018 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | September 11, 2018 | Greg Bishop
    A freelance automotive journalist worries a testing site operated by the Illinois Tollway Authority could be for more than just testing automated tollway technology. Paul Brian said he’s noticed a site with various sensors on northbound I-294 for years with a sign that reads “for testing purposes only.” Illinois Tollway Authority officials said the site is used for testing various sensors, but only for tollway purposes. The site, established in 2015, had an initial price tag of $2.7 million. “The Illinois Tollway has used the test site to study a range of systems – some of which were adopted and...
  • The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

    10/04/2018 8:46:18 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 38 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | October 4, 2018 | By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley
    The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The other method involves seeding changes from the very beginning. One country in particular has an advantage executing this kind of attack:...
  • IF LYNCH BYPASSED FISA COURT ON THE FIRST FISA WARRANT, DID ROSENSTEIN DO THE OTHER THREE?

    09/04/2018 1:49:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    SteadfastAndLoyal.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 | STEVEN AHLE
    After it was discovered that in the four FISA warrants on Carter Page, no court proceedings were held. Then we learned that there was an obscure part of the law that allowed Loretta Lynch to authorize the spying on her own. Then, within 7 days, she would have to apply to the FISA court, but since the spying already started, the FISA judge would have rubber stamped it. But, the next three applications also had no court proceedings, so that could mean Rod Rosenstein authorized the next three. If so, that would explain why his foot is jammed on the...
  • Authorities arrest Chicago man for allegedly spying on US for China

    09/25/2018 3:37:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Megan Keller
    Authorities on Tuesday arrested Ji Chaoqun, a Chinese citizen who was living in Chicago, accusing him of spying on the U.S. for China. Ji was allegedly trying to recruit a variety of Chinese nationals living in the U.S., according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Some of Ji's alleged potential recruits were engineers and scientists, while others were U.S. defense contractors. Ji has been charged with one count of acting as an agent of a foreign government knowingly on U.S. soil. Ji allegedly did so at the direction of a high-ranking intelligence official within the Ministry...
  • Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ

    09/23/2018 12:19:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Brett Samuels
    Republicans on Sunday seized on reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year proposed secretly recording President Trump, in order to renew calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged bias within the Department of Justice (DOJ). “[Trump] shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying. He said he did not do the things alleged, but there’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it in [Hillary] Clinton’s favor; after the election they’re trying to...
  • Papadopoulos: British Govt. Was Spying on Trump Campaign by April 2016 – Obama Knew

    09/21/2018 9:40:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Sep 18 | Jim Hoft
    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign volunteer targeted by the Deep State and foreign spies let loose on Twitter this week and claimed he was targeted by US allies and “Obama knew!” Papadopoulos tweeted on September 13th that the Brits met with him often before the 2016 campaign – While I have never met a Russian official in my life knowingly, the British government liked to meet me quite often throughout the campaign. Including Tobias Ellwood, who was right under Boris Johnson, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 14, 2018 Papadopoulos notified the FBI that he thought...
  • Estonia says it arrests two on suspicion of spying for Russia

    09/05/2018 10:11:11 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2018 | Anna Ringstrom
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Estonian security police have detained two Estonian men, one of whom has been working at the Baltic country’s defense forces’ headquarters, on suspicion of spying for Russia, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The office said they were suspected of passing Estonian and foreign classified information to the Russian Military Intelligence Service (GRU) for more than five years.
  • Omarosa taped nearly all of her White House conversations: report

    09/03/2018 9:13:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | By Lia Eustachewich
    Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded nearly all the conversations she had in the White House — including those she had with “all of the Trumps,” according to a report Monday. The ousted White House aide carried two devices — a government-issued phone and a personal one she would record on, a source who witnessed her make many of the recordings told Axios. Manigault Newman would hit record before walking into meetings and tuck her personal cell into a pocket or small purse, the source said. She would also put calls on her government phone on speaker and record with her...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

    08/31/2018 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 31, 2018 | Staff
    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...
  • "Collusion" Anyone? China reportedly is funding American progressive think-tanks

    08/27/2018 11:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    "Collusion," anyone?  Bill Gertz of the Free Beacon reports on the efforts, directed at the highest level of the Chinese government, to shape our politics: China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The Party's United Front strategy includes paying several Washington think tanks with the...
  • Two Individuals Charged for Acting as Illegal Agents of the Government of Iran

    08/20/2018 6:36:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 08 20 2018 | Department of Justice
    An indictment was returned today charging Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, with allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, and collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of the group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The charges were announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia, and Acting Executive Assistant Director Michael McGarrity...