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  • Web Mail Providers and Encryption

    04/16/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by This Just In · 26 replies
    April 16, 2014 | This Just In
    Good day, My family and I are currently searching for another email provider. We are seeking a service which uses SMTP-TLS in order to protect their clients privacy. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does anyone use FastMail? Thanks, TJI
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Democrat’s Fundraising Email on Climate Change Shows Why Congress Has Deplorable Approval Rating

    03/30/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Jack Shareburg
    Fundraising emails frequently offer an amusing glimpse into the thinking and strategy of a political party. Remember earlier this month when Democrat senators took to the floor for an overnight session about “climate change”? The very concerned senators warned of grave consequences of human activity, painted pictures of global catastrophe, and chided critics and “deniers” of “settled science.” And then proposed exactly zero words of legislation in a chamber they control. **SNIP** Now comes a fundraising email from Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): We must rise to the challenge, but too many people are standing in our way.
  • New Emails Point to IRS Officials Targeting Political Groups

    03/07/2014 3:10:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-6-14 | FRANCES MARTELL
    The Congressional investigation into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for persecution ended today on a controversial note after former official Lois Lerner refused to answer questions. The rough day for the investigation followed the release of emails corroborating political targeting of groups. The emails, obtained by the House's investigative committee, indicated that Lerner, in her official capacity, aimed to target political groups out of concern that the Citizens United ruling would lead to more suspicious or inappropriate tax filings. The ruling repealed much of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and allowed individuals and political groups to...
  • Yahoo reports breach of some email accounts

    01/30/2014 4:23:29 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Karma Allen
    <p>Yahoo reported on Thursday that some of its users' e-mail accounts may have been targeted in a security breach of a third-party database.</p> <p>"Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts," the company said in a blog post on its Tumblr site. "Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts."</p>
  • CODEVILLA: Government’s secret backdoor to your email

    01/20/2014 12:26:25 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | January 17, 2014 | By Angelo M. Codevilla
    The NSA orchestrated Internet vulnerabilities against the directive of Congress Every child learns not to touch a neighbor’s mailbox. “That’s a federal crime,” he’s told, and for good reason. However, the transactions and love-hate letters that used to go through physical mailboxes now go through electronic ones. The U.S. government cannot protect their privacy. What the laws and customs that surround the U.S. mail once did is now done by encryption. Government’s own role is problematic, because many of its various agencies want to look into our mailboxes by defeating encryption. We can understand how serious a matter this is...
  • Kerry Kennedy Christmas card e-mail sparks e-fight

    01/01/2014 5:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/31/13
    **SNIP** The brouhaha started when Kennedy, who’s president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center, blasted out a holiday card with an image of her family, a biblical quote and “Merry Christmas.” Even though the recipients were bcc’d, thanks to a tech glitch, anyone who responded by hitting “Reply All” sent their message plus e-mail address to Kennedy’s full distribution list. **SNIP** But as an unending stream of trite responses clogged inboxes, a war of words broke out. “Please remove me from mass e-mails to Kerry in reply to her christmas card,” snapped activist Valerie Sklarevsky. “Please REMOVE ME FROM YOUR...
  • Got an email from the FBI...

    12/27/2013 6:59:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 90 replies
    12/27/13 | Vanity
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI. WASHINGTON DC. ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING 935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001 Attention: Beneficiary, Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $3.5,000,000,00 Million us dollars due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who...
  • University sends email to alumni equating the tea party with the KKK

    12/06/2013 3:15:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/06/2013 | Robby Soave
    A public university sent an email to alumni highlighting the esteemed research of one of its professors — research that notes many similarities between the old Ku Klux Klan and its modern-day equivalent, the tea party. The University of Washington’s email to alumni asked the question four separate times: “Is The Tea Party like the Ku Klux Klan?” Christopher Parker, a UW political science professor, argues in a new book that there are major similarities. The book is titled “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America.” “In this commentary from Professor Christopher Parker...
  • Website email hyperlink trouble - help please ! ( Vanity )

    11/10/2013 5:52:13 PM PST · by sushiman · 12 replies
    11/10/13 | sushiman
    New computer with Windows 7 and latest IE version . When I click on a email contact hyperlink on websites I am not able to access automatically via Windows Live Mail which my old HP with the same 7 and IE has no problem with . A message pops up in Japanese , something about the mail client ( I ) hasn't correctly installed something or other etcetc...Anyway , I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of correcting some settings in either Live Mail or IE . Anybody have any idea what's up ?
  • Meet the “Dark Mail Alliance” Planning to Keep the NSA Out of Your Inbox

    11/02/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT · by SandwicheGuy · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | OCT. 30 2013 12:01 PM | Ryan Gallagher
    Email might be on the verge of a radical makeover. And the NSA is not going to like it. On Wednesday, two American companies with a track record of offering encrypted private communications are set to join forces in an unprecedented bid to counter dragnet Internet spying. Some of the world’s top cryptographers are behind the secure communications provider Silent Circle,
  • Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling

    10/28/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT · by brityank · 7 replies ^ | October 7, 2013 | Staff
    Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling October 7, 2013 Allison here. We’ve recently discussed the June 2013 Yahoo! announcement indicating that the company would be recycling old email addresses, allowing users to pick them up if they wanted something simpler i.e. janedoe instead of janedoe34732. This program launched within the past several weeks, and a few users have received emails intended for the previous owner, and these emails emails contain personally identifiable information that put these previous owners at risk for identity theft. However, when Yahoo! first announced this program, they reassured users that it would not compromise their personal information or lead to...
  • Yahoo Mail users furious over..redesign..wiped away features..left..looking like a Gmail knockoff

    10/15/2013 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 14 October 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Yahoo Mail users are furious after the company debuted a major resign of the popular email service that eliminated many features and, some claim, left it looking like a knock off of competitor Gmail. Observers say the 'beautiful' new look of Yahoo Mail is a product of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer - and it has backfired. The mail service's 275million users were 'surprised' on October 8 with the redesign and tens of thousands have complained about glitches and reduced functionality. Many simply don't like the look and feel of the new product.
  • Email: Obama Care" Exempts any Muslim Believer

    10/08/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    Receieved this email, looks like another effort to discredit anti-Obamacare people that go with it. B careful, check to see that Dhimmitude is in the bill before you forward or post. Interesting that "Obama Care" exempts any Muslim believer from the government mandate to purchase health insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured; just one more example of his growing list of exemptions even though it is unlawful to "piecemeal" parts of the law that Congress has passed and he has signed into law. What does this word mean? Dhimmitude The word "Dhimmitude" is found in the...
  • A Big “Yes” To Yesware: Insanely Easy Email Tracking

    10/04/2013 12:51:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Evolving SEO Blog ^ | April 20, 2013 | Dan Shure
    In short: I can’t believe this tool is free. I mean, there are paid versions – but I can’t believe the free version is free. And even though 90% of my time spent doing SEO is not on link building, I am what you’d call a “heavy user” of email. I know a promising tool when I see it. Meet Yesware of Boston, MA (Hola, neighbor) I serendipitously stumbled upon Yesware from this website when I was looking up marketing / media agencies near me in Woostah. Yesware does a few things; ◦Tracks emails – you can see when someone...
  • Locking up 'secure' browsers?

    09/20/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 64 replies
    self | 20 sept 2013 | self
    Anyone having trouble using 'secure' web browsers? I have been using Ixqick for some time now, hoping to by-pass snooping and tracking. (As an old great-granny, I'm not 'up to much the gov't should be interested in, except of curse being a conservative - high on 'enemies of the state' list, I guess.) However, I'm a stubborn old crone and don't want to think about someone leering over my shoulder every time I email a grandkid or whatever. It's MY DAMN business. I was raised when America was America. So - For about a week, when I tried to bring...
  • Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation ...Jackson has used private

    08/21/2013 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business. Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source. Jackson now works for Apple as the tech giant’s top environmental officer. When reached by phone, Coburn said he would call this reporter back “ASAP.” As of press time, he has not. The hire comes shortly after it was revealed that Jackson...
  • Lavabit (email service) owner fears arrest for non-compliance after secret surveillance order

    08/18/2013 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    RT ^ | 8/17/13
    The owner of the encrypted email service used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he could face criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret federal court order issued last week. Ladar Levison abruptly shut down his company, Lavabit LLC, last week to avoid being forced to hand over customers’ personal information and communications. James Trump, a senior litigation counsel at the US attorney’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, contacted Levinson’s lawyer on August 8 - the day Levinson ended Lavabit’s services, NBC News reported. The attorney was told that Levison had “violated the court order,” leading to speculation...
  • Federal judge: Yeah, there’s a good chance the EPA has been using secret e-mail accounts...

    08/15/2013 5:45:08 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 15, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Through their efforts, the Competitive Enterprise Institute first shed some light on the rather mysterious life and times of one Richard Windsor, the extralegal nome de plume used by Obama’s former Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson in conducting official EPA business over e-mail. Open-records laws require that all government business be conducted on official accounts so they can later be searched in the event of any Freedom of Information Act requests, and standard protocol directs that if any private e-mails are used for government business, they should be forwarded to official accounts. Jackson and other EPA employees repeatedly failed...
  • Lisa Jackson Contacted Lobbyist from Private Email

    08/14/2013 4:00:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/14/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson used her private email to conduct official business, including with a lobbyist, in a possible violation of federal record laws. The emails were part of the latest batch of documents released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The conservative nonprofit has been digging through Jackson’s correspondence for months after it discovered she used a secret EPA email address under the pseudonym “Richard Windsor.” Alison Taylor, a vice president for the multinational company Siemens, emailed Jackson’s “Richard Windsor” account in December 2009 asking if...
  • IRS’s Lerner Used Personal E-mail to Conduct Official Business, Investigators Say

    08/13/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 33 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent official documents from her government e-mail address to a personal account, according to House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio congressman Jim Jordan. “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business,” the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to Lerner demanding all documents from her non-official account for the period between January 2008 and the present. “Additional documents related to the Committee’s investigation may exist in these non-official accounts over which you have some control, and the lack of access...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    t wasn’t just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report. The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. snip Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion...
  • The Post Office is Sitting on a Gold Mine

    08/05/2013 7:31:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2013 | Norman Rogers
    The United States Postal Service is operating according to a paradigm set up 100 years ago. In spite of protected monopolies and immunity from paying taxes or even parking tickets, the USPS is losing business and losing money. The problem is that the paradigm is technologically obsolete and has lost its usefulness. I gave up receiving bills in the mail years ago. I pay all my bills by credit card or automatic bank withdrawal. Most of my service providers don't even send me bills in the mail. So far this year I've written only 3 checks to providers of goods...
  • Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search Tool

    07/28/2013 1:24:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 28, 2013 | Kari Rea
    Today on “This Week,” Glenn Greenwald – the reporter who broke the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs – claimed that those NSA programs allowed even low-level analysts to search the private emails and phone calls of Americans. “The NSA has trillions of telephone calls and emails in their databases that they’ve collected over the last several years,” Greenwald told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “And what these programs are, are very simple screens, like the ones that supermarket clerks or shipping and receiving clerks use, where all an analyst has to do is enter an email address or...
  • NSA-IRS-M-O-U-S-E: Email Hate Mail

    07/28/2013 4:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    dhensley813 wrote: The city of Chicago really had no option but to curtail the benefits of retirees. It's not as bankrupt as Detroit, but it was getting there. Obamacare wasn't so much the reason the city cut retiree insurance, as the excuse it gave them to say that they weren't really being dropped. - Obama Solves Mass-Layoff Problem by Laying Off Mass-Layoff Statistics Guys at BLS Dear Comrade 813, I think they had no choice once they negotiated a contract that allowed retirees to have benefits that the city knew it couldn’t afford. That’s outrageous enough. But to make matters...
  • India’s telegram service goes dark after 163 years

    07/12/2013 2:05:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2013 3:23 AM EDT | Nirmala George
    For 163 years, lives across the vast Indian nation have been upended by the knock of the khaki-clad postal worker armed with a telegram. Families used them to announce births and deaths; the government used them to post job openings; young lovers sent them to tell their folks that they had eloped. No longer. On Monday, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. The fact that the telegram survived this long is a testament to how deeply woven it...
  • Tell the House to KILL the Senate's Immigration BILL

    07/05/2013 7:07:40 AM PDT · by onyx · 102 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | July 5, 2013 | Lakeshark & onyx
    Dearest FReeper-Patriots-FRiends, Hey Y'all The GOP House must KILL the Senate’s Immigration BILL, and the time for us to act is now. Today, tomorrow, this coming week! Like Rush said on Wednesday, Free Republic was the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party”. The House is the last stop between Amnesty and saving our Republic. We have been told that the House Leadership will meet on or about July 10, 2013 to decide on how they’re going to deal with the “Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill.” They are caught between big money interests and the will of the people,...
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • NSA Leaker: Analysts Receive Your Emails

    06/17/2013 9:18:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 17, 2013 | Staff
    On Monday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden suggested in an online interview with The Guardian (UK) that someone at the National Security Agency does indeed receive the content of your emails. “If I target for example an email address, for example under FAA 702, and that email address sent something to you, Joe America, the analyst gets it. All of it. IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything. And it gets saved for a very long time – and can be extended further with waivers rather than warrants.” He added that he stands by his original accusation that he had the...
  • RUSH: Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden

    06/12/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden June 11, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. We have the Washington and media elites upset about Edward Snowden. Folks, let me ask.Didn't we just go through an election where we were toldthat the youths of America had all the answers? We had to get the youth of America interested in American politics. We had to get them interested to the point that they cared. The youth of America, it's their future. The youth vote, that mattered as much as anything,whoever got the youth vote was...
  • Clapper under fire for suggesting no knowledge of fed's massive phone, email collecting

    06/11/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox ^ | 6/11/13 | fox
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is under fire for statements he made before Congress that suggested he had no knowledge about federal government programs that collected data on millions of Americans’ phone calls and Internet activities. In March, Clapper said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was not aware that the National Security Agency was involved in such large-scale efforts. The questioning of Clapper’s statements follow blockbuster news last week that the federal government has since 9/11 been logging millions, perhaps billions, of calls and Internet activities and as the NSA’s top official goes before the same...
  • How to Keep Your Communications Private

    06/09/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/06/1955 | Kit Lange
    You’re not running a domestic terrorism group (well, there are those new DHS criteria…). You’re not even sending around emails about what a dismal failure President Obama’s administration is (THIS hour, anyway). You just want to be able to chat with friends, conduct your financial business, and argue with your spouse without Big Daddy Gummint all up in your biz. Believe it or not, that’s your right. Harry “Who Cares” Reid may blow it off and say the government’s been “doing that stuff for years,”but we’ve got a news flash for Harry: just because you’ve been doing it a while...
  • Public Documents Contradict Claim Email Spying Foiled Terror Plot

    06/07/2013 7:39:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Ben Smith
    Defenders of the American government’s online spying program known as “PRISM” claimed Friday that the suddenly controversial secret effort had saved New York City’s subways from a 2009 terrorist plot led by a young Afghan-American, Najibullah Zazi.
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • Carney: There Are No "Secret" Email Accounts, Only "Alternate Email Addresses"

    06/05/2013 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/5/13 | Ian Schwartz
    Following an Associated Press report that Obama administration appointees have "secret government email accounts," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney argued Tuesday that the accounts aren´t secret and, in fact, prior administrations have followed the practice of appointees having second government accounts. "Having alternate email addresses for cabinet secretaries and other high-profile officials makes eminent sense. If they are inundated in one account with either public emails, or spam or the like, then they can continue to use their
  • Any Alternatives to Yahoo Mail?

    06/04/2013 3:47:20 PM PDT · by dswyndon · 38 replies
    06/04/2013 | self
    I've been a yahoo e-mail user for over 15yrs and Yahoo has come up with a new policy for users to be implemented sooner than later. I realize that all communications are now being scanned & archived by the fed gov't but I do feel Yahoo is going above & beyond and really pushing for advertising dollars. It burns me,too,& that's why I want out. I'm not partial to gmail or outlook. Does anyone have a suggestion for a free email service that is reputable and has a modicum of privacy? I would appreciate your comments and suggetions. Thanks!
  • Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    06/04/2013 4:04:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 61 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more...
  • Obama Signs Fundraising Email for 'Non-Partisan' Organizing for Action

    05/29/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/29/13 | JERYL BIER
    Today, President Obama personally became re-involved in his former campaign organization's new incarnation Organizing for Action. On the same day he is scheduled to appear at two DCCC fundraisers in Chicago, the president of the United States sent the following email to OFA's mailing list, signed "Barack": Friend -- This is an experiment. Organizing for Action isn't like any other organization. It's based in Chicago, not Washington, and its task is to help restore the balance of power in government. We've seen that a bottom-up movement of passionate people can still win an election in the era of big campaign...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks

    05/22/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/22/13 | Kerry Picket
    An obscure November 2012 Wikileaks email dump points to former White House counterterrorism adviser and now-CIA chief John Brennan as the person behind the “witch hunt” of journalists who reported unflattering Obama administration leaks. A little over a week after President Barack Obama’s reelection, Wikileaks released an email dump of global intelligence files from the private intelligence company Stratfor. One particular email, dated September 21, 2010 discussed President Obama’s “Leak Investigations.”
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Secret email reveals top official told Libya's president that terrorists were behind Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 1:12:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/13 | David Martosko
    A top State Department appointee told Libya´s president one day after the military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that the terror group Ansar al-Shariah was responsible. But four days later, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said on television that it was the product of a spontaneous protest. During a fiery and emotional congressional hearing on the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy read aloud from an email dated Sept. 12, 2012 to senior State Department officers, from Elizabeth Jones, the acting Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
  • 5 Lessons Learned By A Guy Who Quit The Internet For A Year

    05/03/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 50 replies
    About a year ago, Miller was convinced that the Internet was making him unproductive, and even corrupting his soul. So at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2012, Miller unplugged his Ethernet cable, turned off his Wi-Fi, and replaced his smartphone with a "dumb phone."
  • U.S. stocks briefly erase all gains after fake AP tweet on Obama

    04/23/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT · by illiac · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/23/13 | MarketWatch
    The U.S. stock market plunged in early afternoon trading Tuesday, briefly wiping out a triple-digit advance by the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.77% , after a fake tweet appeared on the Associated Press’s twitter feed describing a terror attack on the White House. During the momentary plunge, the Dow turned negative, falling 12 points, after being up more than 135 points. It quickly rebounded and was lately up 120 points.
  • FBI: Aurora teen arrested before heading to Syria to join ‘jihadist militant’ group

    04/20/2013 3:33:19 PM PDT · by EBH · 41 replies
    Sun Times Media ^ | 4/20/2013
    An 18-year-old Aurora man was arrested Friday night before he tried making his way to Syria to join a ‘jihadist militant’ group, federal authorities said. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was taken into custody without incident late Friday at O’Hare Airport by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force as he attempted to board a flight destined for Istanbul, Turkey, according to the FBI’s Chicago office. Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel G. Martin Saturday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He appeared on Saturday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tounisi,...
  • IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant (Communism is here!)

    04/10/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 100 replies
    cnet ^ | 4/10/2013 | by Declan McCullagh
    The Internal Revenue Service doesn't believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail. Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers says that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications -- meaning that they can be perused without obtaining a search warrant signed by a judge. That places the IRS at odds with a growing sentiment among many judges and legislators who believe that Americans' e-mail messages should be protected from warrantless search and seizure. They say e-mail should be protected by the same Fourth Amendment privacy standards that...
  • Should the government tax your email? One California official thinks so

    03/27/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    fox news ^ | march 27, 2023 | Barnini Chakraborty
    A California official is bringing new life to the argument that the Internet --including emails -- is an untapped revenue resource that should be taxed to help local economies. Berkeley City Councilman Gordon Wozniak brought up taxing emails during a recent council meeting. He suggested the money collected, which would be part of a wider-reaching Internet tax, could be used in Berkeley's case to save the local post office. "There should be something like a bit tax," he said during the March 5 meeting. "I mean, a bit tax could be a cent per gigabit and they would make, probably,...
  • DHS to Scan Emails and Increase Monitoring of Web Traffic

    03/21/2013 4:54:32 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    The U.S. Government has decided to expand a program that scans Internet traffic in and out of defense contractors to include more private, civilian-run operations. Now more private sector employees will have their emails and Internet activities scanned. Those affected include big banks, utilities and transportation companies. Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks...
  • Shocking email: Dems threaten Colo. sheriffs’ salaries over gun control

    03/10/2013 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 3/10/13 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Colorado gun debate is heating up. Companies are threatening to move, rape victims are ridiculed for testifying in committee hearings that they desire guns for self-protection, and potential victims are instructed to rely on rape whistles and call boxes. Now the state’s sheriffs have entered the fray, expressing support for the Second Amendment, and according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, the officers are getting some blowback from the Democratic Party. In an interview Saturday morning with Jeff Crank on 740 AM KVOR radio, Maketa said 30 Colorado sheriffs went to the state capitol to speak out against...
  • Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan bomber..

    03/06/2013 2:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    OREGON ^ | March 05, 2013 at 9:05 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 9:06 PM | By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
    "Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan suicide attacker, feds say" SNIPPET: "At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said."