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  • Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

    05/26/2020 8:41:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Morgan Chalfant and Jordain Carney
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether he would support the bill and less than a day before it is...
  • Take a first look at Apple and Google's ambitious new COVID-19 contact tracing technology that will send you a notification if you were near someone who has the coronavirus

    05/10/2020 12:38:44 PM PDT · by Pollard · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 4, 2020 | Aaron Holmes
    Apple and Google have embarked on their biggest collaboration ever over the past month, building a platform that will turn nearly every smartphone on the planet into a tool for tracking COVID-19. Now, the two companies are providing a first look at how the new technology will work on iPhones and Androids. New screenshots published Monday show how the contact tracing software will use Bluetooth to detect other smartphones in close proximity and alert people if they come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Apple and Google will push the new software to people's smartphones automatically later...
  • DEFCON27 Wireless Village - Kent Britain - Antennas for Surveillance

    05/24/2020 8:14:25 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    Defcon 2019 ^ | Nov 19, 2019 | Kent Britain
    Care and feeding of Software Defined Radios We will cover the various kinds of antennas available to optimized your SDR radio for different types of spectrum monitoring. We will also explain why RF filters are necessary on most SDR's and when Low Noise Amplifiers help, and when Low Noise Amplifiers hurt reception.
  • Many, Many Others’ Affected by Obama-Era Surveillance, Says Former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    05/21/2020 6:31:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 21,2020 | By Rudy Takala
    For many observers, the idea that the intelligence community would flout certain rules in order to investigate American citizens is news. But for former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, “Obamagate” is just the latest development in a nearly decade-long battle. “I would say I may not be one of the first victims, but I am one of the first people who was able to identify myself as a target of illegal spying under the Obama administration,” Attkisson told Mediaite in an interview this week. “I believe many, many others were spied on but do not know. It was only thanks to...
  • Police Remove Hidden Camera Exposed Online

    05/21/2020 4:44:48 PM PDT · by CopBlaster · 10 replies
    The Dan Gaffney Show ^ | 5/21/2020 | CopBlaster
    The Dan Gaffney Show in Delaware, acting on a tip, exposed a hidden police surveillance camera earlier this week located across the street from the Milford Liberty gas station. The Dan Gaffney Show took pictures and interviews the Milford Police who said the camera belonged to "another agency." You can see the original post at
  • GOP Sens. ‘Increasingly Concerned’ Surveillance Of Trump Campaign Began Before Crossfire Hurricane

    05/20/2020 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Two top Republican senators have expanded their request for records related to the “unmasking” of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to include information prior to the start of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane operation, which began in July 2016. On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those in the White House involved in revealing Flynn’s identity as a U.S. citizen corresponding with a foreign actor, as requested by Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Flynn had held discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition as the...
  • DEVELOPING: Declassified Rice email documenting WH meeting

    05/19/2020 12:35:21 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 56 replies
    DEVELOPING: Declassified Rice email documenting WH meeting 1/5/2017 obtained @CBSNews
  • Trump says he was ‘purposely’ hands off on FISA bill, but will ‘be studying it’

    05/19/2020 3:29:59 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2020
    President Trump says he intentionally stayed out of negotiations on legislation to reform federal surveillance laws, but that he will closely review the final product before signing. “They have a lot of views on FISA. I didn’t get involved. I purposely said to Mitch, 'You do what you want. We’ll take a look,'” Trump said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) The Senate voted 80-16 last week to pass a bill with modest reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after rejecting deeper change pushed by privacy advocates including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/18/2020 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 232 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | 18 May 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • China Warns: "US Cannot Defeat Coronavirus" [semi-satire]

    05/16/2020 12:32:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 May 2020 | John Semmens
    The Chinese Government controlled Global Times mocked America's battle against the pandemic saying "the inability to dictate top-down solutions is frustrated by squeamishness to violate so-called individual rights like privacy and freedom of speech. This inherent weakness is why China will rise to dominate the world for the next 1,000 years." Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash) made a bid to rebut this assertion by pointing out that "I have established a surveillance protocol that will require private businesses to record the names and addresses of customers. This information will then be kept on file until needed. I have also set up...
  • Washington state directs restaurants to log all eat-in customers in order to reopen

    05/14/2020 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/13/2020 | Cammeron Parrish
    Restaurants in Washington state will be required to keep a log of each dine-in customer to facilitate contact tracing during phase two of the state's coronavirus reopening plans. As part of the requirements, the log must be maintained for 30 days and must include each customer's telephone number and email address, and what time they came in to eat, according to officials.
  • ‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time

    05/13/2020 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 13, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    And the media know it. When former president Barack Obama told supporters last week that the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is a “threat to the rule of law,” he was relying wholly on the fiction, willingly propagated for years by a pliant media, that the Russia-Trump collusion probe launched by his administration was lawful and legitimate.But of course it wasn’t. A string of recently released documents have confirmed that the entire Russia-Trump investigation, which eventually entrapped Flynn and forced then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself, was an...
  • Obamagate Is Not a Conspiracy Theory(They normalized domestic spying)

    05/13/2020 6:44:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 20 replies
    National review ^ | May 12, 2020 | DAVID HARSANYI
    There’s no reason to ignore the mounting evidence that Obama administration officials were corrupt in their handling of the Trump–Russia investigation. Those sharing #Obamagate hashtags on Twitter would do best to avoid the hysterics we saw from Russian-collusion believers, but they have no reason to ignore the mounting evidence that suggests the Obama administration engaged in serious corruption. Democrats and their allies, who like to pretend that President Obama’s only scandalous act was wearing a tan suit, are going spend the next few months gaslighting the public by focusing on the most feverish accusations against Obama. But the fact is...
  • Tantalizing tweets on spygate… (MASSIVE Surveillance)

    05/12/2020 1:32:18 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | 5/12/20 | Kane
    Ooooooh brother. Massive surveillance…that’s what’s been found. “MASSIVE” is the way it was sent to me. — Adam Housley (@adamhousley) May 12, 2020 Former Fox News reporter Adam Housley who originally broke the unmasking story in 2017… There will be multiple releases I’m told and as I reported and it’s now been confirmed…they started gathering intel on Flynn in 2014. — Adam Housley (@adamhousley) May 12, 2020
  • H.R.6666 - COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act

    05/12/2020 5:29:45 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 71 replies
    US House of representatives ^ | 5/1/2020 | US House of representatives
    116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6666 To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 1, 2020 Mr. Rush (for himself, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Bass, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Correa, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. DeGette, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Hayes, Mr....
  • Relationship between Russian Collusion and Contact Tracing for the ChiCom Flu (Vanity)

    05/10/2020 9:45:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 10, 2020 | ConservativeInPA
    This post shows the illegal use of surveillance technology and how the same methods can be used with contact tracing. There is a pattern of civil rights abuse by the deep state, Democrats and a complicit media. The word 'pattern' is used in a very precise manner. It is a template that is to be used over and over again. It is important to recognize this pattern because it will be used again. The pattern was used in the failed coup attempt against President and to disenfranchise 63,000,000 voters. Let that sink in. Hopefully it will be enough for you...
  • China’s WeChat Monitors Overseas Users to Bolster Censorship at Home, Report Says

    05/09/2020 5:23:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/09/2020 | Eva Fu
    International users of Chinese messaging app WeChat could be helping the platform tighten its censorship system for users inside China, according to the latest report by digital watchdog Citizen Lab.The app, with over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide, is known to censor its users in China to ensure content falls within topics deemed acceptable by the Chinese Communist Party.The report, however, found that communications between users outside of China are also monitored to help refine the app’s censorship algorithm for its users in China.The findings revealed that overseas users are subject to “pervasive content surveillance that was previously...
  • Big Tech is Strangling Us

    05/07/2020 5:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | May 7, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    How ironic that the 1984 iconic advertisement that Apple used to introduce the Macintosh computer "played on imagery from George Orwell's 1984 novella [sic] presenting Apple as rebels fighting a technocratic elite. The spot certainly was a lot gloomier than the company’s previous commercials, that used Apple celebrity spokesman Dick Cavett." In truth, "there was nothing cuddly about the new Macintosh ad, which was firmly rooted in the burgeoning dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic." Ostensibly the advertisement's intention was "to remove people’s fears of technology [.]" In fact, Apple claimed that they "wanted to democratize technology, telling people that the power was...
  • China’s Virtual Bamboo Curtain

    05/06/2020 6:12:17 AM PDT · by McBuff · 6 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | May 5, 2020 | Adam Lowther & Brooke Mitchell
    By the time the People’s Republic of China (PRC) acted to stop its latest viral outbreak on January 23, 2020, millions of potentially infected Chinese were already traveling beyond the outbreak’s epicenter in Wuhan—some to the United States. As the virus spread and became a global pandemic costing at least 200,000 lives, more than $4 trillion in direct costs, and potentially tens of trillions of dollars in long term economic losses, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began a global information operations (IO) campaign to deflect criticism from the CCP which was clearly deficient in its handling of the virus. China's...
  • Video: The “Rockefeller Foundation” $100 Billion Plan To Implant ‘Contact Tracers’ And Test Around 30 Million Americans Per Week

    05/06/2020 5:48:53 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 26 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.06.2020 | Alex Hall
    The Rockefeller Foundation laid out its COVID-19 Testing Action Plan as a fundamental step to reopen the country. The plan will call for a significant ramp-up in testing, an expansion of contact tracing, a public-private testing technology accelerator, a national initiative to rapidly expand and optimize the use of lab capacity, and a testing data commons and digital platform to track COVID-19 statuses, among other things. They want to test up to 30 million people each week which will cost up to $100 billion. The plan also calls for up to 300,000 testers and contact tracers, and a data-sharing platform....