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  • Sessions planning to announce leak investigations: report

    07/25/2017 7:17:29 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/25/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reportedly make an announcement about several criminal leak investigations within days. Officials told The Washington Post about the forthcoming news from the Justice Department. The investigations will be centered around news reports containing sensitive material about intelligence, the report said
  • Mark Cuban on AI. "It scares the ____ out of me."

    07/26/2017 8:47:25 AM PDT · by wildbill · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7.26.2017 | Catherine Clifford
    Multi-billionaire tech titan and star of CNBC's "Shark Tank" Mark Cuban says that most people are underestimating the potential of artificial intelligence to change the world we live and work in. He's especially intimidated by the pace at which new technology advances: "It scares the s--- out of me," says Cuban, speaking to Ozy Fest conference attendees in New York City. "However much change you saw over the last 10 years with the iPhone, over the last 20 years with the Internet, over the last 30 years with PC's, etc., that is nothing. Nothing!" Cuban says.
  • Very Fake News: CNN’s Jake Tapper Claims ‘Every Intelligence Expert’ Affirms Russia Interference

    07/24/2017 12:31:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened title. Full title: Very Fake News: CNN’s Jake Tapper Claims ‘Every Intelligence Expert’ Under Trump, Obama Affirms Russia Interference During yesterday’s State of the Union program on CNN, host Jake Tapper wildly asserted that “every intelligence expert, both under the Obama administration and under the Trump administration” agrees with the assessment that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Tapper did not explain how he concluded that “every intelligence expert, both under the Obama administration and under the Trump administration” made such an assessment.
  • Human rights groups become new target of Ankara’s crackdown (Turkey)

    07/22/2017 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ali Bayramoglu (Translator Sibel Utku Bila)
    The Turkish government’s massive crackdown since last year’s attempted coup has targeted not only the putschists, but also the media, Kurdish politicians, as well as leftist, liberal and conservative oppositionists. The latest developments in this crackdown show that the regime is proceeding fast to the lowest point on its path to autocracy. One particularly alarming omen is the arrest of six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, following a July 5 police raid on a gathering of civic activists on an Istanbul island. The move indicates that Ankara’s suppression campaign has reached a new phase, turning to local...
  • Syrian War Report – July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province

    07/19/2017 7:11:06 AM PDT · by johnk
    South Front ^ | July 19, 2017 | South Front
    Intelligence Report (YouTube) Syrian War Report – July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province https://youtu.be/O3-RilWhnGE
  • AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

    07/16/2017 9:25:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    C.O. Design ^ | 07/14/17 | Mark Wilson
    Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it. Bob: “I can can I I everything else.” Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.” To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense was the discussion of what might be the most sophisticated negotiation software on the planet? Negotiation software that had learned, and evolved, to get the best deal possible with more speed and efficiency–and perhaps, hidden nuance–than you or...
  • Why I Write about Race and IQ

    07/05/2017 7:46:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 5, 2017 | Robert VerBruggen
    There are good reasons not to confine the discussion to academic journals. In the latest issue of National Review, John McWhorter has a challenging and thought-provoking essay about the topic of race and IQ — specifically, about whether that topic should even be up for discussion in liberal-arts classrooms and in the media, as opposed to in scientific journals. He suggests not, as there is nothing to gain from discussing it. I read McWhorter’s essay with special interest because I have violated the norm he proposes. I have written about race and IQ on numerous occasions — and for a...
  • Members of A Pakistani Spy Ring Work On Capitol Hill For Three Years, Stealing Intelligence...

    06/18/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The House Intelligence Committee is the foremost oversight network with responsibility over the most sensitive and secretive government intelligence, including covert anti-terrorism activity. The Majority Chairman (Nunes) and Minority Chair (Schiff) sit on the CIA oversight team known as the “Intelligence Gang of Eight“: 2017 Congressional Intelligence Oversight “Gang of Eight” I am sure most of you are familiar with the above Intelligence Gang Of Eight. They are responsible for the security oversight for the United States as the they are the House Intelligence Committee. You will recognize them from their work investigating imaginary issues surrounding President Trump. While they...
  • Something is Very Wrong with Reality Winner and the NSA Leak

    06/07/2017 9:26:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Peter Van Buren, Contributor
    An NSA document purporting to show Russian military hacker attempts to access a Florida company which makes voter registration software is sent anonymously to The Intercept. A low-level NSA contractor, Reality Winner, above, is arrested almost immediately. What’s wrong with this picture? A lot. Who Benefits? Start with the question of who benefits — cui bono— same as detectives do when assessing a crime. — Trump looks bad as another trickle of information comes out connecting something Russian to something 2016 election. Intelligence community (IC) looks like they are onto something, a day or so before ousted FBI Director James...
  • How Did Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner Get Security Clearance?

    06/06/2017 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 6, 2017 | Ken Dilanian
    When the news broke that Reality Winner, a 25-year-old NSA contractor with an apparently heavy social media presence, had been charged with leaking a classified document to reporters, many people wondered: How does someone so young have a such a top-level security clearance? It’s actually very common. "The vast majority of people who do the National Security Agency’s intercept work, who translate and analyze — most of them are fresh out of high school," said Matthew Aid, an intelligence historian who has written about the NSA. "There are thousands and thousands of 18 to 21-year-olds doing critically important and secret...
  • Breaking per Jack Posobeic (Twitter): Sessions files charges against NSA leaker

    06/05/2017 3:02:32 PM PDT · by LS · 352 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/5/2017 | Jack Posobic
    @JackPosobiec Beeking [sic] Jeff Sessions Files Charges Against NSA Leaker "US Justice Dept. files against Reality Leigh Winner, 25, federal contractor from Augusta, GA, a secret clearance holder, who "improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense intelligence from an intelligence agency community agency . . . retained it . . . [Then] a few days later unlawfully transmitted it by mail . . . to an online news outlet."
  • It’s time to stick a fork in conservatism, it’s done

    06/05/2017 8:03:29 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/2/2017 | John Conlin
    With the Republican nomination and subsequent election of Donald Trump there has been a great deal of hand wringing regarding what it means to be conservative. Does it mean this or that and who gets to determine which? Many “conservative” publications have spent more than a few pixels on this topic; and yes, most of the editors believe they get to define it. They are wrong. In fact the framing of the entire argument is wrong. And for all you self-identified conservatives out there please don’t get your panties in a bundle since the same can be said of liberalism....
  • Comey refuses to answer bipartisan questions from senators, saying he's a private citizen

    06/04/2017 6:38:11 PM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 192 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/4/07 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Former FBI director James Comey is formally refusing to answer questions submitted to him by a bipartisan group of senators, suggesting he no longer must do so as a private citizen. Comey sent an email from his private account last week rebuffing the seven questions that had been submitted to him by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and the committee’s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein after Comey’s final testimony as FBI director to the panel last month. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump shortly after his appearance. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., joined in the request...
  • Julian Assange On Terror Attacks: Intelligence Agencies Left To "Run Amok" In Syria

    06/04/2017 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Wiki Leaks ^ | Julian Assange
    Julian Assange on terror attacks: intelligence agencies left to "run amok" in Syria, Iraq & Libya--producing ISIShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfSRQ5RU9Gg
  • House Intelligence Committee sends subpoenas to intel agencies

    05/31/2017 2:40:08 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2017 | James Rosen
    Three of the nation’s intelligence agencies received subpoenas Wednesday afternoon issued by the House Intelligence Committee, Fox News has confirmed, with each of the three demands for documents explicitly naming three top officials of the Obama administration: Susan Rice, who served as President Obama’s White House national security adviser; former CIA Director John Brennan; and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power. The three subpoenas, among a total of seven signed by panel chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, and all three explicitly referenced “unmasking” –...
  • Comey acted on Russian intel known to be fake: report

    05/26/2017 11:08:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Julia Manchester
    Former FBI Director James Comey acted on key information created by Russian intelligence in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails that he knew to be fake, CNN reported Friday. Unidentified officials told CNN that Comey feared that if the information became public it would undermine the investigation as well as the Justice Department itself. The false information reportedly spurred the then-FBI chief to publicly declare last summer that the investigation into Clinton’s emails was over. Meanwhile, Comey also said that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information.
  • How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe

    05/24/2017 2:21:54 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 44 replies
    In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received a purported Russian intelligence document describing a tacit understanding between the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. The Russian document mentioned a supposed email describing how then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter
  • In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

    05/22/2017 9:35:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2017 | Carl Zimmer
    In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people. These genes do not determine intelligence, however. Their combined influence is minuscule, the researchers said, suggesting that thousands more are likely to be involved and still await discovery. Just as important, intelligence is profoundly shaped by the environment. Still, the findings could make it possible to begin new experiments into the biological basis of reasoning and problem-solving, experts said. They could even help researchers determine which interventions...
  • Clinton Aide Left Classified Info Behind On 2010 China Trip

    10/31/2016 11:40:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 31, 2016
    An unnamed “senior aide” to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left classified information unsecured and unattended in a hotel room during a 2010 trip to China, one of several overseas lapses by Clinton’s inner circle, Fox News has learned. Confirmation of the alarming violation comes as Clinton herself is under a renewed FBI probe for mishandling sensitive information on a private server and her longtime senior aide, Huma Abedin, also faces scrutiny as part of the investigation. It was not known which of Clinton’s aides left the information exposed.
  • Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

    05/20/2017 12:50:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 May 2017 | MARK MAZZETTI, ADAM GOLDMAN, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used...