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  • How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

    10/11/2017 4:59:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-11-17 | NICOLE PERLROTH and SCOTT SHANE
    It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs. What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such global reach was its improvised search tool — antivirus software made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies. The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s own network alerted the United States to the broad Russian...
  • Russia: The Real Story

    10/10/2017 2:01:46 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Obama left the country vulnerable to massive Russian hacking. The real story with Russia was not the series of stupid meetings between Trump campaign officials and diplomats who were trying to set them up, playing on Trump’s admiration of Putin. The story that should have been all over the front pages then, and now, is the complete lack of security infrastructure across our government, President Barack Obama’s complete inability to protect the country from cybersecurity threats, and the way Russians were able to easily take advantage of all our vulnerabilities throughout the last eight years to make a series of...
  • First Look to Support Defense of Reality Winner in Espionage Act Prosecution

    07/12/2017 12:21:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 11, 2017 | Betsy Reed
    The Intercept’s parent company, First Look Media, has taken steps to provide independent support for the legal defense of Reality Winner, the NSA contract employee who was recently arrested in the first instance of the Trump administration using the 100-year-old Espionage Act to prosecute an alleged journalistic source. Winner, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of having anonymously mailed a document to The Intercept relating to a federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The NSA report, which was the basis of a story published by The Intercept on June 5, describes efforts by Russian military...
  • Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops

    06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    When Edward Snowden decided he wanted to release details about the NSA's intelligence operations to the public, he reached out to Laura Poitras, a 49-year-old film maker and political activist opposed to the war on terror. As the Washington Post noted on Monday, Poitras had "the odd distinction of sharing a byline in The Washington Post and in London’s Guardian newspaper last week on two blockbuster stories." snip But perhaps it isn't such a mystery why the U.S. government might want to question Poitras if you simply crack open John R. Bruning's 2006 book, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner seen for the first time since her arraignment [Trun]

    06/13/2017 12:07:52 PM PDT · by Cecily · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 13, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor accused of leaking documents, has been spotted for the first time since her June 9 arraignment, exercising in her Georgia prison. Winner, 25, appeared undisturbed by her impending prosecution - or the possibility of being given ten years in prison, plus fines - as she performed handstands and stretches in the yard of the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Center. She was also seen sitting down to eat lunch in the midday sun - which won't be anything close to the heat she will face when she goes to court, as the government is expected...
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...
  • Sharyl Attkisson explains what we are up against : Intelligence Agencies Politically Weaponized

    09/21/2017 7:56:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2017 | Thomas Lifson
      This is easily the read of the day.  Sharyl Attkisson is the bravest reporter of her generation, so much of a threat to people with access to the capabilities of our intel agencies that she was spied upon and worse.  Today she faces the ugly truth about what recent reports (if true) reveal: Nobody wants our intel agencies to be used like the Stasi in East Germany; the secret police spying on its own citizens for political purposes. The prospect of our own NSA, CIA and FBI becoming politically weaponized has been shrouded by untruths, accusations and justifications. She...
  • PAPER: NSA Offered Hillary Clinton’s “Lost” Emails to FBI— Comey Turned Them Down

    09/05/2017 4:11:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election expands, one curious detail in Hillary Clinton’s email probe remains. The “lost” emails from Clinton’s private server aren’t lost — in fact — the NSA has them, but during the FBI’s investigation, Comey didn’t want to hear about it. New York Post reports: Remember, the Republicans now control this committee. So bad news isn’t going to be stifled anymore. Clinton, you probably remember, “lost” her private emails, which she’d been storing on a personal computer server. Comey chastised her harshly in a televised speech but then...
  • Trump nominates NSA 'backdoor search' defender to lead privacy board

    08/31/2017 4:59:59 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    President Trump is moving to revive the watchdog agency that oversees major surveillance programs, but some privacy advocates see his pick to lead it as overly deferential to the intelligence community. Adam Klein, nominated Friday to serve as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, has taken sides in one of the biggest policy debates this year: whether authorities need a warrant to search American communications collected "incidentally" under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which expires later this year unless Congress acts.
  • CIA Didn’t Trust FBI or NSA – Created Bogus Updates to Steal Data & Spy on Fellow Agencies

    08/25/2017 10:48:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    wccftech.com ^ | 8/25/17 | Rafia Shaikh
    The Central Intelligence Agency apparently didn’t trust its partners in the American intelligence and created a fake software update to steal their data. Part of an internal project called ExpressLane, the bogus update was installed by the CIA Office of Technical Service (OTS) agents purported to be upgrading the biometric collection system.This biometric system was installed at the “liaison services” that included National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence. The agency reportedly installed these at partner offices around the world to gain biometric data that was collected by the other agencies. The scathing revelation...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump vs. crooks, liars and the liberal media

    08/23/2017 7:17:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    President Trump’s speech in Phoenix brought out the usual cast of misfits and miscreants. And no, I’m not just referring to the “Antifa” anarchists who were, for the most part, denied their typical practice of wielding clubs, hurling feces, throwing rocks, setting vehicles ablaze and destroying buildings. I’m talking about chronic Trump critics like James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence. Spouting off on CNN immediately after the speech, Clapper said he questioned the president’s “fitness to be in this office." Clapper seems to be making a career out of trashing Trump. He’s like a guy who can’t resist...
  • Former NSA Tech Director Bill Binney Outlines DNC Emails Were a Leak, Not a Russian Hack (VIDEO)

    08/15/2017 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 14 2017 | Sundance
    Former NSA Technical Director Bill Binney outlines how the 2016 DNC emails were actually taken by a leaker using a portable storage device, and not taken by a computer hack initiated by the vast Russian enterprise. Mr. Binney’s outline on Tucker Carlson mirrors a previous new discussion that was reported within The Nation –See Here– A generally far-left media outlet. The reality that it was an internal leak further advances the possibility that DNC employee Seth Rich was actually the person who took the DNC email data after becoming disenfranchised by the DNC intentionally undermining Bernie Sanders and aiding candidate...
  • McMaster - the Ultimate Holdover

    08/07/2017 4:14:29 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 7 , 2017 | Jed Babbin
    https://spectator.org/mcmaster-the-ultimate-holdover/
  • What if some spies are bad guys?

    08/03/2017 2:19:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the federal government captures in real time the contents of every telephone call, email and text message and all the fiber-optic data generated by every person and entity in the United States 24/7/365? What if this mass surveillance was never authorized by any federal law? What if Congress has written laws that all presidents have sworn to uphold and that require a warrant issued by a judge before the NSA can spy on anyone but Mr. Bush effectively told the NSA to go through the motions of getting a warrant while spying without warrants on everyone in the...
  • NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

    08/03/2017 11:09:57 AM PDT · by Syncro · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Breitbart News
    Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote Wednesday evening that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging pro-Israel staff from the National Security Council (NSC), turning the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies. In a Facebook post, Glick noted that “all of these people” whom McMaster has fired this week — Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick — “are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.” She noted that the firings were the latest evidence that NSA McMaster is “deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump”: According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the...
  • Trump White House Plans to Revive Privacy Board

    07/26/2017 2:52:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    With just one board member and unable to replace staff, the independent agency tasked with upholding privacy and civil liberties seemed headed for hibernation. But administration officials say that’s not likely to happen, with nominations expected soon. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been on crutches since last year, when Chairman David Medine resigned and took with him the board's ability to hire staff. In January, it fell below the three-member quorum to approve reports and begin probes. Since February, Republican Elisebeth Collins, a former Justice Department official, has been the only member of the board, which has...
  • Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying

    07/26/2017 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Hill, the ^ | 25 July 2017 | John Solomon
    The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules. The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union. They detail specific violations that the NSA or FBI disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department's national...
  • Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying

    07/25/2017 5:36:37 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/17 08:19 PM EDT | John Solomon
    The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama years by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules. The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was 'most successful covert operation in history'

    07/22/2017 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 160 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Friday, July 21, 2017 | Julia Munslow
    Michael Hayden, a former director of the NSA and the CIA, on Friday called Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election the "most successful covert influence operation in history." "Frankly, [the Russian meddling] is the most successful covert operation in history," Hayden told a national security panel in response to a question from moderator Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. Hayden said the original cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee was not that surprising -- and even from an intelligence perspective, impressive. "I just have to admit as a former director of NSA, [Russia's hack and theft of email]...
  • CIA whistleblower: Mueller’s FBI computers spied on Trump and SCOTUS

    07/13/2017 3:09:44 PM PDT · by ptsal · 26 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | 07/13/2017 | Mary Fanning & Alan Jones
    [snip] Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, currently Special Counsel in the Russia investigation, provided FBI computers to a secret CIA/NSA surveillance program that was launched in 2004. === Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, currently Special Counsel in the Russia investigation, provided FBI computers to a secret CIA/NSA surveillance program that was launched in 2004. =====[Whistleblower] Montgomery says that he worked on the domestic collection program not only under former FBI Director Mueller, but also under his successor FBI Director James Comey.