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  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’

    02/16/2017 7:10:58 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/15/2017 | Richard Pollock
    National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few...
  • Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

    12/07/2018 10:51:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | june2018 | editorial staff
    Over the years, we at DuckDuckGo have often heard a flawed counter-argument to online privacy: “Why should I care? I have nothing to hide.”As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, it’s still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.1) Privacy isn’t about hiding information; privacy is about protecting information, and surely you have information that you’d like to protect.Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom? Would you give your bank account information to anyone? Do you want all...
  • No More Google (A list of all kinds of alternatives to Google / NSA services)

    12/07/2018 7:44:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 28 replies
    No More Google ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    No More Google Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google that don't track you Like this? ❤️ Tweet me a thank you at 👉 @levelsio or vote for this on Product Hunt Add alternative Google Chrome ⟶ 8080 pts👍 Firefox     2384 pts👍 Brave     2310 pts👍 Vivaldi     2245 pts👍 Safari     1254 pts👍 Opera     737 pts👍 Ungoogled Chromium Google Search ⟶ 6182 pts👍 Duck Duck Go     1315 pts👍 Qwant     1241 pts👍 Startpage     789 pts👍 SearX Google Chrome Passwords ⟶ 2452 pts👍 KeePass     2269 pts👍 1Password  ...
  • Leave Gmail in 10 steps

    12/07/2018 7:37:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    Adrien Di Pasquale ^ | 2DEC18 | Adrien Di Pasquale
    In exchange for free mails, would you let your postman open your letters, read them, and insert ads related to their contents? This is a common analogy for GmailÂ’s model. The privacy implications of using Gmail actually go much farther than that, because Gmail is not only your postman (with Gmail), it also owns your car ( your web browser), your address book (with Search), your TV (with YouTube), itÂ’s a great land owner (with AdSense)Â… And there are many reasons not to trust Google, especially with your privacy. Migrating away from any email service, like changing addresses in...
  • This Anti-Gun Bill Requires Access To Social Media & Internet Search History Of Prospective Buyers

    12/05/2018 4:41:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | 5DEC18 | Daisy Luther
    In New York (the state, not just the city) there’s a rather Orwellian gun bill on the table that would require would-be firearm purchasers to turn over 3 years of their social media history and one year of their internet search history if they want to buy a gun. “A three-year review of a social media profile would give an easy profile of a person who is not suitable to hold and possess a firearm,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has proposed the legislation with New York State Senator Kevin Parker. (source) Applicants to purchase a gun would...
  • How to go “Dark” on the Internet

    11/19/2018 2:49:33 AM PST · by vannrox · 86 replies
    darkgovernment ^ | 19NOV18 | Editorial staff
    How to go “Dark” on the Internet How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here’s how to do it.For mildly famous (or infamous) individuals, disappearing is essentially impossible, but for the average person it’s surprisingly easy. It just depends on much info is already out there.Step 1: Delete Your...
  • Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones

    11/18/2018 3:57:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    boingboing ^ | 18NOV18 | editorial staff
    Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones Researchers at NYU and U Michigan have published a paper explaining how they used a pair of machine-learning systems to develop a "universal fingerprint" that can fool the lowest-security fingerprint sensors 76% of the time (it is less effective against higher-security sensors). The researchers used "generative adversarial networks" (GAN) to develop their attack: this technique uses a pair of machine learning systems, a "generator" which tries to fool a "discriminator," to produce a kind of dialectical back-and-forth in that creates fakes that are harder and harder to...
  • Spy budgets soared in Trump's first year

    10/30/2018 1:52:17 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2018
    Congress secretly boosted U.S. spy agency funding last year, pushing intelligence budgets to their highest publicly known level and raising questions about the reason for the surge. Non-military spy agency budgets soared nearly 9 percent to $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018, and military intelligence funding grew more than 20 percent to $22.1 billion. Overall intelligence spending increased more than 10 percent to $81.5 billion, according to the figures released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department, a month after the fiscal year ended.
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • Director Wray Refuses to Deny Trump’s Phone Calls Are Being Collected in FISA Database

    10/10/2018 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    GP ^ | October 10, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Director Wray if President Trump’s conversations are getting collected in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) database and he would not answer. “We know bad actors exist within intel community,” Senator Paul said. “REFORM NEEDED NOW” the Kentucky Senator added. RAND PAUL: The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate. I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldn’t answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW' “Do you think that it is possible...
  • The NSA is making me want to throw away my cell phone today ~ Vanity Rantity

    10/11/2018 12:40:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 95 replies
    So today so far have had at least 5 calls from "Robo Scammers". Benn expecting other and vastly more important calls from local people so every-time they call and they use the caller ID to spoof so it looks like a local call I answer and I get the "Rachel from Card Services". I have pressed the option to be "taken off their list"... never works, I have ignored the calls, but that never works either.... When I do press 1 to talk to some jackass they all have Indian accents. Probably running from an offshore call center. So you...
  • Former NSA software developer sentenced for keeping classified materials

    09/26/2018 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/18 | Andrew Blake
    Nghia Hoang Pho, a former software developer for the U.S. National Security Agency, was sentenced Tuesday in connection with removing classified material from NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Pho was ordered to spend 5.5 years behind bars during a hearing held in Baltimore federal court, capping off a curious case that raised questions about possible ties existing between the former NSA employee and leaks of the agency’s highly capable hacking tools. A naturalized immigrant from Vietnam, Pho was hired by the NSA in 2006 and employed through 2015 as a developer for its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, a...
  • Hearings will reveal some secrets of 9/11

    09/17/2002 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Rumierules · 36 replies · 438+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/17/02 | David Ensor
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A veil of secrecy will begin to rise Wednesday when a congressional committee reveals some of the information that U.S. spy agencies knew about suspected terrorist activity before the September 11 attacks -- including the disclosure that analysts knew al Qaeda had previously plotted to use aircraft as terrorist weapons. The recently declassified documents will be made public for the first time during an open hearing of the joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee. One of the main questions investigators are probing: Could the September 11 attacks have been prevented? Joint Senate House Intelligence hearings CNN plans coverage of...
  • John Bolton says he 'fixed' White House overstaffing by cutting cybersecurity job

    09/21/2018 7:01:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 21, 2018
    National security adviser John Bolton defended his decision to eliminate a cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House, saying he "fixed" an overstaffing issue and that, "You know, the whole thing works." “I inherited a structure in the national security staff that was duplicative and overlapping," Bolton told reporters in a briefing Thursday. Bolton, who took office in April, said cutting the job in May did not negatively impact the National Security Council's ability to craft cybersecurity policy and respond to threats.
  • EX-NSA DIRECTOR DISPUTES REPORT THAT TRUMP ASKED HIM TO PUSH BACK ON COLLUSION PROBE

    09/12/2018 8:38:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | chuck ross
    Former National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Tuesday disputed a report published in May 2017 alleging that President Donald Trump asked him to push back against the FBI’s collusion investigation. “I’ve never had a discussion with collusion with the president of the United States,” Rogers said at an event held at George Mason University, according to CBS News. “I’ve never been directed to do anything, coerced — any time I had a discussion I felt I was able to say, ‘Hey, here’s my view on that.'” (RELATED: Director Of National Intelligence Says He Can’t Comment On Report That Trump...
  • Reality Winner will ask Trump to reverse her ‘so unfair’ prison sentence

    09/01/2018 7:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 31, 2018 | Johnny Edwards
    When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn’t mock, at least not her. The day after a federal judge handed her a record-setting prison sentence, Winner heard her mother read the president’s words through a phone receiver at the Lincoln County jail, where she’s been incarcerated for more than a year. “Gee,...
  • Reality Winner faces 'longest sentence' ever for federal crime involving media leaks

    08/15/2018 1:47:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ross Bynum-AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. She pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked as a translator at an NSA facility in Augusta. Winner’s plea deal with prosecutors calls for imprisonment of five years and...
  • Michael Ledeen on Iran’s Collapsing Khomeinist Regime and Our Role, Gen. Flynn's False Guilty Plea?

    08/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-08-09 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had historian, Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, former Special Advisor to the Secretary of State and consultant to the National Security Council during the Reagan administration, author of 38 books and most pertinent to today, Iran expert, Michael Ledeen on the podcast to discuss among other things: The impending collapse of the Khomeinist regime and what the U.S. can do to accelerate it The false narrative about alternatives for Iran being either appeasement or war The history of U.S. intelligence failures in Iran How secular...
  • BOOM! GIULIANI: “This Case Isn’t Going to Fizzle, It’s Going to BLOW UP ON THEM!...

    08/08/2018 8:45:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/8/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the endless Mueller witch hunt. Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity President Trump will not sit with Mueller in a perjury trap. He then directed his comments to Robert Mueller: “Stop the nonsense! You are trying to trap him because you don’t have a case!” Rudy Giuliani: The real story here is not that this case is going to fizzle. It’s going to BLOW UP on them! The real question is what we talked about before. There’s a lot more to what they...