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  • Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

    07/22/2014 1:53:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — The Air Force is about to put a new advanced satellite into space to spy on other countries’ satellites. On Wednesday, a Delta IV rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., and place two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites into orbit. They will be the first GSSAP satellites ever launched. “This neighborhood watch twosome … will be on the lookout for nefarious capability other nations might try to place in that critical orbital regime,” Gen. William Shelton, the head of Air Force Space Command, told reporters at the Pentagon. Because of its enhanced maneuvering capabilities,...
  • NSA and the FBI Spy on Muslim-American Leaders

    07/19/2014 12:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | Friday 18 July 2014 | Sofia Sabi
    New documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA and the FBI spy on Muslim-American leaders, including Republican Party politicians and military veterans. The article describes an NSA spreadsheet that “shows 7,485 email addresses listed as monitored between 2002 and 2008.” The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. According to documents provided by Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes: • Faisal Gill, a Pakistani-American, is a longtime Republican Party operative and one-time candidate for public office who...
  • German NSA Inquiry Considers Typewriters

    07/14/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 Jul 2014
    The head of Germany's parliamentary inquiry into the NSA spying scandal has suggested the government return to using typewriters to protect national secrets from prying eyes. German soldier allegedly spied for US (09 Jul 14) 'Wake up Germany and smell the cyber-coffee' (08 Jul 14) 'Enough!' Germans say in latest US spy scandal (07 Jul 14) Germany's politicians are considering going back to using old-fashioned typewriters to create sensitive documents, head of the inquiry committee Patrick Sensburg told ARD broadcaster on Monday. “Unlike other inquiry committees, we are investigating an ongoing situation. Intelligence activities are still going on, they are...
  • Russia Will Likely Extend Snowden’s Asylum Because ‘His Life Is Endangered

    07/13/2014 12:57:40 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller via Yahoo! ^ | Jul 11, 2014 5:50 PM
    Russia is expected to renew former National Security Agency contractor and leaker Edward Snowden’s request for extended asylum because ”his life is endangered,” according to a Russian government official. “I see no problem in prolonging the temporary asylum,” Vladimir Volokh, head of an advisory body to Russia’s Federal Migration Service told the Interfax news agency Friday, according to Reuters. ”The circumstances have not changed. As before, Snowden’s life is endangered so the FMS has grounds to extend his status.” Snowden was granted one year of asylum on Aug. 1, 2013 after leaking a cache of classified NSA intelligence documents to reporters, flying out of...
  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage (industrial spying for China)

    07/11/2014 10:18:35 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    KPVI News 6 ^ | 07/11/2014 | AP
    A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White said Thursday in Oakland that Walter Liew, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had "turned against his adopted country over greed." White noted that U.S. authorities had managed to trace $22 million of the $28 million received by Liew to various Singapore and Chinese companies controlled by Liew's in-laws before losing the trail.
  • Putin's Secret Weapon

    07/10/2014 11:43:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JULY 7, 2014 | Mark Galeotti
    Russia's swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.re are two ways an espionage agency can prove its worth to the government it serves. Either it can be truly useful (think: locating a most-wanted terrorist), or it can engender fear, dislike, and vilification from its rivals (think: being named a major threat in congressional testimony). But when a spy agency does both, its worth is beyond question. Since the Ukraine crisis began, the Kremlin has few doubts about the importance of the GRU, Russia's military...
  • Iranian Cleric Claims: Israel Uses Sorcery for Espionage

    07/08/2014 2:14:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 5:42 AM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israel is known for its advanced intelligence capabilities but, according to an Iranian cleric, that is because it uses sorcery. The comments by Valiollah Naghipourfar, a cleric and professor at Tehran University, were made in a recent interview he gave to Iran’s state broadcaster, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and were republished by the IranWire website. …
  • Germany expels CIA official in US spy row

    07/10/2014 10:22:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2014 | Last updated at 11:55 ET
    The German government has ordered the expulsion of a CIA official in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US. The official is said to have acted as a CIA contact at the US embassy, reports say, in a scandal that has infuriated German politicians. A German intelligence official was arrested last week on suspicion of spying. An inquiry has also begun into a German defense ministry worker, reports said. “The representative of the US intelligence services at the embassy of the United States of America has been told to leave Germany,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert...
  • Germany to escalate counter-espionage efforts in wake of US spying allegations

    07/07/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 7 2014 | Phillip Altermann
    Germany may step up its counter-espionage efforts after an employee of its intelligence service was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US. Measures being considered in response to scandal include monitoring the intelligence activities of nominal Nato allies such as America, Britain and France, as well as expelling US agents from Germany. According to a report in Bild, interior minister Thomas de Maizičre has emphasised the urgent need for a "360 degree vision" of the foreign secret agency's activities. The newspaper claims to have obtained an internal document which outlines "concrete counter measures", thus moving away from a policy...
  • Firm That Vetted Snowden Gets New $190M Contract

    07/03/2014 12:16:43 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | July 3 2014 | Kevin Spak
    Newser) – You might think that giving a green light to Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis and allegedly fraudulently submitting 660,000 other background checks without actually completing them would prevent you from getting future government contracts. But you'd be wrong, because the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $190 million contract to US Investigations Services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why? Because USIS hasn't actually been suspended, and, as one immigration official explained, unless there is such a suspension in place, "by law and policy, we have to go with the lowest bidder." USIS isn't barred, the Office of...
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • Reston (VA) Man Sentenced for Exporting Unlicensed High-Tech Goods to Iran

    06/15/2014 7:46:47 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 9 replies
    FBI Washington Field Office ^ | June 13, 2014 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, VA—Vahid Hosseini, 62, of Reston, Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for exporting various high-tech unlicensed goods to Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and for laundering money wired to him from multiple overseas accounts. Hosseini agreed to forfeit $50,000 as part of his guilty plea in this case. Hosseini pleaded guilty on March 6, 2014. According to court documents, from at least as early as January 2008 to July 2013, Hosseini operated a business known as Sabern Instruments from his residence in Reston....
  • Edward Snowden, Moscow's Accidental Tourist

    06/01/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has found the court of public opinion to be far more receptive than a court of law. He conducts the occasional interview with seemingly sympathetic journalists. NBC News aired one such interview with anchorman Brian Williams on Wednesday night. "Do you see yourself as a patriot?" Williams asked. "I do," answered Snowden, now 30. He was just trying to protect the country and the Constitution "from the encroachment of adversaries -- and those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries." Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, was having none of it. "In...
  • Edward Snowden says he was trained 'as a spy'

    05/28/2014 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | by Peter Cooney
    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of massive U.S. intelligence-gathering programs, said in a U.S. TV interview he "was trained as a spy" and had worked undercover overseas for U.S. government agencies. In an advance excerpt of his interview in Moscow with "NBC Nightly News" that aired on Tuesday, Snowden rejected comments by critics that he was a low-level analyst. "Well, it's no secret that the U.S. tends to get more and better intelligence out of computers nowadays than they do out of people," Snowden told NBC news anchor Brian Williams. "I was trained as a...
  • Hillary's Chinese Espionage Problem

    05/28/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2014 | By Ed Timperlake
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out. In keeping with the adage “there is no such thing as bad publicity” the title will not be mentioned. However, Clinton Inc. sycophants will do everything possible to hype her book onto any best seller list that they can think of or, at least at a minimum delay it from the very embarrassing remainders table at books stores. Here is her Amazon introduction: “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center...
  • Snowden Says He Was a Spy, Not Just an Analyst

    05/28/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | DAVID S. JOACHIM and SCOTT SHANE
    Edward J. Snowden says he was not merely a “low-level analyst” writing computer code for American spies, as President Obama and other administration officials have portrayed him. Instead, he says, he was a trained spy who worked under assumed names overseas for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Mr. Snowden told Brian Williams...
  • Hillary's Chinese Espionage Problem

    05/28/2014 1:04:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2014 | Ed Timperlake
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out. In keeping with the adage “there is no such thing as bad publicity” the title will not be mentioned. However, Clinton Inc. sycophants will do everything possible to hype her book onto any best seller list that they can think of or, at least at a minimum delay it from the very embarrassing remainders table at books stores. Here is her Amazon introduction: “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center...
  • China Slams 'Absurd' US Hacking Charges

    05/20/2014 2:51:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | 5-20-14 | Rob Quinn
    "Eric Holder described the charging of five Chinese military officers with cybercrimes as a "wake-up call" and China is certainly paying attention: Government officials have summoned the US ambassador in Beijing, suspended a cybersecurity agreement made with the US last month, and denounced the charges as an "absurd" move that has "severely damaged mutual trust," reports the BBC, which notes that it is "extremely unlikely" that any of the accused will ever be sent to the US to face charges."
  • U.S. Accuses China of Cyber Spying on American Companies

    05/19/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 19, 2014 | JIM FINKLE, JOSEPH MENN AND ARUNA VISWANATHa
    The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyber espionage. China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. Officials in Washington have argued for years that cyber espionage is a top national security concern.
  • Was Snowden's Heist a Foreign Espionage Operation?

    05/10/2014 7:09:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 62 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 9, 2014 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Those who know the files he stole think he was working for a foreign power, perhaps Russia, where he now lives. -excerpt- The vast majority of those [stolen documents] were related to our military capabilities, operations, tactics, techniques and procedures. ...the media and Mr. Snowden's admirers have only his word as to what went on. His detractors are the people who know enough about what happened to conclude that far from being a whistleblower, Mr. Snowden was a participant in an espionage operation...
  • Russian commander says he lost only five men

    05/06/2014 3:09:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 6, 2014, 1:03 p.m. | Kyiv Post
    Russian Colonel Igor Girkin: ‘Only five of my guys dead’ in Sloviansk 12:55 p.m. – The Muscovite military intelligence officer in charge of Kremlin-backed militants said that he lost only five men in yesterday’s firefight with Ukrainian counterterrorism forces, UNIAN reported citing Komsomolskaya Pravda. Russian Colonel Igor Girkin stated that of the five men lost, two were group commanders, “who were one of the most combat experienced.” Thirteen additional pro-Russian militants were injured, he added. Called the region’s chief terrorist by Kyiv, Girkin denied that 800 of his fighters were engaged in the gun battle, saying that only about 50...
  • Spies, Spooks, And Rock 'n' Roll At Twilight Of The Cold War

    05/06/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    WASHINGTON -- A pro-Kremlin lawmaker spawned a tsunami of scorn in Russia this week by alleging that Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi's Perestroika-era anthems were composed by CIA operatives trying to destabilize the Soviet regime. Friends, acquaintances, and fans of the late frontman of the legendary band, Kino, call the claims ridiculous. But the U.S. government was keenly aware of the power of rock ’n’ roll to rattle its Cold War rival, according to “Free to Rock,” a new documentary that explores the impact of rock music on Soviet society. The White House, in fact, played a hands-on role in...
  • Ukraine says Russian envoy's role shows Kremlin in charge of separatists

    05/03/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 3, 2014, 9:23 p.m. | Oksana Grytsenko
    While Moscow hails him for being an efficient mediator, Kyiv insists that Lukin sent the order to militiamen in Sloviansk from their Russian bosses. Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) released a transcript of an intercepted telephone conversation between Lukin and Igor Strelkov, head of the pro-Russian self-defense of Sloviansk. According to the SBU, Strelkov’s real name is Igor Girkin, a Russian national and colonel of Russian Military Intelligence. “I’m in Donetsk right now, in good company… You do sort of have a general idea about the task that I’ve been given, don’t you?” Lukin said. “Yes, I know, I’ve been warned…...
  • Death toll in Odessa rises to 46 people, 144 detained; OSCE observers free

    05/03/2014 3:42:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 3, 2014, 1:29 p.m. | Kyiv Post
    SBU: Russia behind kidnapping of OSCE military observers (VIDEO) Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) released a video that implicates Russia in the kidnapping of eight military observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The video allegedly shows telephone conversations between Russian Military Intelligence Colonel Igor Girkin – who allegedly leads the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine – and Vladimir Lukin, special representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officials in Moscow have constantly denied involvement in the pro-Russian separatist movement in eastern Ukraine. However, the conversation recordings show Girkin and Lukin coordinating their actions while discussing a pending OSCE...
  • World War I Spy Mata Hari Did Not Flinch in Final Moments: Report

    04/28/2014 3:48:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 28, 2014 | Joel Landau
    The famed Dutch exotic dancer who was executed in 1917 in France for passing information to the Germans was stoic in her final moments, newly released documents reveal. She remained stoic to the end. The famous World War I spy known as "Mata Hari" did not reveal anything during her last prison interrogation before she was executed by a French firing squad, recently revealed top secret files from the British intelligence agency MI5, reports The Star. The former Dutch exotic dancer whose name was Gertruda Margaretha Zelle never made a full confession nor gave up the name of any accomplices...
  • If you were Ed Snowden, what would you do?

    04/21/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 54 replies
    New York Young Republican Club Blog ^ | April 20, 2014 | NYYRC
    Imagine you were in the position of Snowden. As a contractor to the National Security Agency, you knew that your government was monitoring what seemed to be an indefensible amount of electronic communication, from emails, to phone calls, between ordinary Americans. What would you do? Perhaps you would: Resign in protest? Go to the Press with declassified information? Point the Press in the right direction, to ask the right questions? Go public? Other whistleblowers in modern American history, such as Daniel Ellsberg, are today hailed as heroes. Help to start a national conversation about fundamental privacy rights, and the Constitutional...
  • Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

    04/18/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies By Eli Lake 12 hours ago The Daily Beast The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way? As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind...
  • Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Head Of Saudi Intelligence, Has Been Sacked

    04/15/2014 8:01:09 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the aftermath of the disastrous, for both the US and Saudi Arabia, false flag campaign to replace the Syrian regime with one which would be amenable to allowing a Qatari gas pipeline to pass underneath the Al-Qaeda rebel infested country, there were numerous rumors that the reign of Saudi's infamous former ambassador to the US and current intelligence chief, Prince Bandar "Bush" bin Sultan - the man who we suggested was the puppetmaster behind the entire failed operation - had come to an end. Some two months ago, Shia Post reported that "News sources announced that the chief of...
  • [Credit] Card skimmers found at LIRR ticket machines

    04/08/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Updated: Apr 08, 2014 5:56 AM CST
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Credit card reading devices and tiny hidden cameras attached to ticket vending machines were discovered at the Baldwin train station during a routine inspection last week, said the Long Island Rail Road. MTA police are investigating and have reportedly identified a suspect.
  • New AMC show: Turn (about America's first spy ring in the Revolutionary War)

    04/03/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 20 replies
    I thought this sounded good. It starts this Sunday on AMC. Has anyone heard anything about it yet?
  • ‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic

    04/06/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    The new AMC series Turn, which premieres April 6, is bewildering at first. We’re dropped smack in the middle of British-occupied New York. The year is 1776, and Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is scraping by as a cabbage farmer and sometime innkeeper in Setauket, Long Island. He’s husband to Mary (Meegan Warner), and father to a young child. His father, Richard (Kevin McNally), is a local magistrate loyal to George III. Then the scene shifts. We’re now in New Jersey. A stunning overhead shot reveals a sprawling field of bluecoat rebel bodies lying next to a pool dyed red with...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Stolen F-35 Secrets Now Showing Up in China’s Stealth Fighter

    03/13/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/13/2014 | Bill Gertz
    A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber spying against the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took place in 2007 under what U.S. intelligence agencies codenamed Operation Byzantine Hades, a large-scale, multi-year cyber program that targeted governments and industry. Defense officials said the stolen data was obtained by a Chinese military unit called a Technical Reconnaissance Bureau in the Chengdu province. The data was then passed to the...
  • Probe: Did the CIA spy on the U.S. Senate?

    03/05/2014 10:09:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jonathan S. Landay, Ali Watkins and Marisa Taylor
    WASHINGTON — The CIA Inspector General’s Office has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program, McClatchy has learned. The criminal referral may be related to what several knowledgeable people said was CIA monitoring of computers used by Senate aides to prepare the study. The monitoring may have violated an agreement between the committee and the agency. The development marks an unprecedented breakdown in relations between the CIA and its congressional overseers amid an extraordinary closed-door battle...
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

    03/05/2014 12:33:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
  • Navy Commander Who Interrogated 9/11 Terrorist Mastermind KSM Found Murdered

    03/03/2014 4:21:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 86 replies
    Conservative refocus ^ | March 3, 2013 | Barry Secrest
    ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD. Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate. Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he...
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • Businessman alleges Canada gave Israeli spy new identity

    02/15/2014 6:58:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 15, 2014 | Andrew McIntosh and Felix Seguin, QMI Agency
    MONTREAL -- Passport Canada secretly supplied a new identity and passport to a Mossad agent living in Canada after the Israeli spy participated in the 2010 plot to kill a leader of terrorist group Hamas in a Dubai hotel, a Montreal businessman has alleged. Mysterious Canadian-Iranian businessman Arian Azarbar made the startling allegations in an exclusive interview with QMI Agency. Azarbar says he learned about the top secret operation during a relationship he had with Trina Kennedy, a senior national security investigator at Passport Canada. "The Canadian government has said we had nothing to do with this, but it is...
  • "The Mask" Espionage Malware

    02/13/2014 8:23:30 PM PST · by Theoria · 1 replies
    Schneier on Security ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Bruce Schneier
    We’ve got a new nation-state espionage malware. "The Mask" was discovered by Kaspersky Labs: The primary targets are government institutions, diplomatic offices and embassies, energy, oil and gas companies, research organizations and activists. Victims of this targeted attack have been found in 31 countries around the world -- from the Middle East and Europe to Africa and the Americas. The main objective of the attackers is to gather sensitive data from the infected systems. These include office documents, but also various encryption keys, VPN configurations, SSH keys (serving as a means of identifying a user to an SSH server) and...
  • A Palestinian Explains Why He Worked As An Israeli Informant

    01/29/2014 5:48:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | January 29, 2014 | EMILY HARRIS
    Abdel Hamid el-Rajoub, a Palestinian, became an informant for Israel while serving time in an Israeli prison. Palestinian informants play a key role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, though both sides can be reluctant to speak about it. Rajoub, who now lives in Israel, says he is no longer an informant. Abdel Hamid el-Rajoub, a Palestinian, became an informant for Israel while serving time in an Israeli prison. Palestinian informants play a key role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, though both sides can be reluctant to speak about it. Rajoub, who now lives in Israel, says he is no longer an informant....
  • Potential Espionage? Lockheed Martin Uses Chinese Manufacturers For U.S.-Built Stealth F-35 Jet

    01/06/2014 1:09:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 01/06/2014 | By Christopher Harress
    The U.S. government has waived laws banning Chinese components being fitted in their Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)-built F-35 fighter jets in order to keep the $392 billion program on track during 2012 and 2013, according to a report released by Reuters on Friday. According to the report, Pentagon documents showed that chief U.S. arms buyer Frank Kendall had allowed two F-35 suppliers, Northrup Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) to use landing gears, magnets and other hardware supplied from China. Had the waivers not been issued, both companies would have violated federal law and the program could have been...
  • Hacker Network Anonymous Issues Call To Arms (Revolution Calling)

    01/05/2014 8:27:51 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 128 replies
    As more and more human rights of U.S. citizens are violated in the name of safety and security, the group Anonymous stands to fight at the side of Americans. Over the holiday weekend, they have even gone as far to announce a call to arms. The fact that many people are still unaware of the “hacker” group Anonymous is sign of censorship by today’s mainstream media. There is a clear need for groups such as Anonymous as the fact of this direct censorships shows just how clouded the media’s freedom of speech has become. anon5 (See also: Obama Secretly Signs...
  • Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report

    12/28/2013 4:31:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2013-12-26
    Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report Staff Reporter 2013-12-26 08:55 (GMT+8) Retired NBA great Dennis Rodman loves visiting North Korea not just to train local basketball players but to enjoy the sexual services laid on for him by his pal, the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un, reports Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po. The Hall of Famer departed from North Korea on Monday after training local players for an exhibition game against former NBA veterans scheduled for Jan. 8, Kim's birthday. This was his third visit to the country in the past year. Known for his wild...
  • Netanyahu: Spying 'unacceptable' between friends In first official response to NSA espionage

    12/23/2013 11:23:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/23/2013 | Yifa Yaakov
    Eavesdropping is “unacceptable” among close allies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, ordering an official inquiry into reports that the United States had spied on Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu himself. It was the first response from Netanyahu after weekend revelations that US and British intelligence services intercepted emails in his office and that of his predecessor Ehud Olmert, and also spied on former defense minister Ehud Barak. “In the close ties between Israel and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us,” the prime minister said at a Likud faction...
  • Ex-CIA director: Snowden should be ‘hanged’ if convicted for treason

    12/22/2013 10:04:24 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 207 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 17 2013 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Former CIA Director James Woolsey had harsh words Tuesday for anyone thinking about giving Edward Snowden amnesty, and argued the NSA leaker should be “hanged” if he’s ever tried and convicted of treason. Woolsey, along with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton, spoke Tuesday in Washington in an interview with Fox News. “I think giving him amnesty is idiotic,” Woolsey said. “He should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he should be hanged by his neck until he is dead."
  • The damage done by Cuba’s biggest spy

    12/10/2013 10:16:35 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Miami Herals ^ | 04/24/13 | Frank Calzon
    The Obama Administration soon will be releasing its list of countries that support international terrorism. Currently on the list are: Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba. Cuba has been listed since 1982 but Reps. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., and Kathy Castor, D-Fl., propose to remove Cuba from the list. They argue that because Raúl Castro has taken control of the island from his brother Fidel, Cuba no longer poses a threat to the United States. An article appearing in Sunday’s [April 21] Washington Post presents a less benign appraisal of Cuba’s intentions. The author, Jim Popkin, focuses on the career of...
  • Edward Snowden to give evidence to EU parliament, says MEP

    12/08/2013 7:30:42 PM PST · by Sparticus · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/8/2013 | Philip Oltermann
    The European parliament is lining up Edward Snowden to give evidence by video link this month, in spite of resistance by British Conservatives, a Green MEP has announced. Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP, said parliamentarians wanted Snowden to appear before the assembly's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE). Albrecht said it would represent a great success for the parliament's investigation into mass surveillance of EU citizens. He said: "Half a year after the first publications from his collection of numerous NSA documents, the truth of which has not so far been refuted, there are still...
  • EU commissioner under fire over response to US spy allegations

    11/28/2013 12:37:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 27.11.13 @ 18:38 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström Wednesday (27 November) faced accusations that she has been too soft in her response to the US spying program. The commissioner told deputies in the civil liberties committee that she had closed an inquiry into allegations the US intelligence agency was accessing people’s financial details from the Belgian-based Swift company. …
  • Marco Rubio on Edward Snowden: A 'Traitor' Who Sparked 'Conspiracy Theories'

    11/27/2013 10:24:35 AM PST · by kobald · 142 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 22, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...