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  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabes FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBIs attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Will eBay Founders Omidyar's First Look Media Make Waves?

    02/11/2014 8:20:28 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 6 replies
    Ecommercebytes blog ^ | Julia Wilkinson
    eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar is starting a news outlet called First Look Media. In the site's animated video, he describes it as "a new kind of marriage between a technology company and a new kind of newsroom," and that one of its goals will be to "make it easier for journalists to deliver the transformative stories we all need." Omidyar is known as a philanthropist, and has put his money where his mouth is (in this case, he is reportedly investing $250 million in the First Look venture). His Omidyar Network - with its funding of many altruistic initiatives such...
  • Senate Security Expert Suspended From Facebook - RussiaGate Crumbling

    12/28/2018 6:47:23 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jimmy Dore
    Debunking the Russiagate conspiracy theory.
  • Documents Reveal More Details About Massive Federal Telephone Surveillance Program

    12/22/2018 6:32:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Blacklisted news ^ | 22DEC18 | By: Mike Maharrey
    Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveal more about a super-secretive partnership between federal agents and AT&T to run a massive telephone surveillance program. Hemisphere was first publicly disclosed in a New York Times article back in 2013 after a citizen activist in Seattle discovered the program through an open records request. Heres how the EFF describes Hemisphere. Through the Hemisphere program, AT&T assists federal and local law enforcement in accessing and analyzing its massive database of call detail records (CDRs)information on phone numbers dialed and received, as well as the time, date, and length of call and...
  • Indian Government to Intercept, Monitor, and Decrypt Citizens Computers

    12/22/2018 6:28:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies
    Blacklisted news ^ | 22DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    The Indian government has authorized 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt data on any computer, sending a shock wave through citizens and privacy watchdogs. Narendra Modis government late Thursday broadened the scope of Section 69 of the nations IT Act, 2000 to require a subscriber, service provider, or any person in charge of a computer to extend all facilities and technical assistance to the agencies. Failure to comply with the agencies could result in seven years of imprisonment and an unspecified fine. In a clarification posted today, the Ministry of Home Affairs said each case of interception, monitoring,...
  • Hillary Clinton Demanded NSA Change Secure Device Rules to Accommodate Her Secret Server

    03/20/2016 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | John Hayward
    A new trove of documents unearthed by Judicial Watch with a Freedom of Information Act request sheds more light on the Clinton email scandal, revealing that Hillary Clinton demanded changes to the National Security Agencys protocols so she could use her smartphone and secret email server.
  • FBI Director's Notes Contradict Gonzales's Version Of Ashcroft Visit

    08/16/2007 9:38:58 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Washington Post via Drudge ^ | August 17, 2007 | Dan Eggen
    Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft was "feeble," "barely articulate" and "stressed" moments after a hospital room confrontation in March 2004 with Alberto R. Gonzales, who wanted Ashcroft to approve a warrantless wiretapping program over Justice Department objections, according to notes from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III that were released yesterday. One of Mueller's entries in five pages of a daily log pertaining to the dispute also indicated that Ashcroft's deputy was so concerned about undue pressure by Gonzales and other White House aides for the attorney general to back the wiretapping program that the deputy asked Mueller to bar...
  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How The Nations Spooks Played The Game Kill Mike Flynn

    02/16/2017 7:10:58 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/15/2017 | Richard Pollock
    National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) who resigned Monday was the victim of a hit job launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundations Investigative Group. The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynns sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated disinformation campaign to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few...
  • Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

    12/07/2018 10:51:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | june2018 | editorial staff
    Over the years, we at DuckDuckGo have often heard a flawed counter-argument to online privacy: Why should I care? I have nothing to hide.As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, its still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.1) Privacy isnt about hiding information; privacy is about protecting information, and surely you have information that youd like to protect.Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom? Would you give your bank account information to anyone? Do you want all...
  • No More Google (A list of all kinds of alternatives to Google / NSA services)

    12/07/2018 7:44:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 28 replies
    No More Google ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    No More Google Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google that don't track you Like this? ❤️ Tweet me a thank you at 👉 @levelsio or vote for this on Product Hunt Add alternative Google Chrome ⟶ 8080 pts👍 Firefox     2384 pts👍 Brave     2310 pts👍 Vivaldi     2245 pts👍 Safari     1254 pts👍 Opera     737 pts👍 Ungoogled Chromium Google Search ⟶ 6182 pts👍 Duck Duck Go     1315 pts👍 Qwant     1241 pts👍 Startpage     789 pts👍 SearX Google Chrome Passwords ⟶ 2452 pts👍 KeePass     2269 pts👍 1Password  ...
  • Leave Gmail in 10 steps

    12/07/2018 7:37:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    Adrien Di Pasquale ^ | 2DEC18 | Adrien Di Pasquale
    In exchange for free mails, would you let your postman open your letters, read them, and insert ads related to their contents? This is a common analogy for Gmail’s model. The privacy implications of using Gmail actually go much farther than that, because Gmail is not only your postman (with Gmail), it also owns your car ( your web browser), your address book (with Search), your TV (with YouTube), it’s a great land owner (with AdSense)… And there are many reasons not to trust Google, especially with your privacy. Migrating away from any email service, like changing addresses in...
  • This Anti-Gun Bill Requires Access To Social Media & Internet Search History Of Prospective Buyers

    12/05/2018 4:41:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | 5DEC18 | Daisy Luther
    In New York (the state, not just the city) theres a rather Orwellian gun bill on the table that would require would-be firearm purchasers to turn over 3 years of their social media history and one year of their internet search history if they want to buy a gun. A three-year review of a social media profile would give an easy profile of a person who is not suitable to hold and possess a firearm, said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has proposed the legislation with New York State Senator Kevin Parker. (source) Applicants to purchase a gun would...
  • How to go Dark on the Internet

    11/19/2018 2:49:33 AM PST · by vannrox · 86 replies
    darkgovernment ^ | 19NOV18 | Editorial staff
    How to go Dark on the Internet How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just dont like the fact the internet makes youeasy to find. Thankfully, its not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Heres how to do it.For mildly famous (or infamous) individuals, disappearing is essentially impossible, but for the average person its surprisingly easy. It just depends on much info is already out there.Step 1: Delete Your...
  • Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones

    11/18/2018 3:57:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    boingboing ^ | 18NOV18 | editorial staff
    Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones Researchers at NYU and U Michigan have published a paper explaining how they used a pair of machine-learning systems to develop a "universal fingerprint" that can fool the lowest-security fingerprint sensors 76% of the time (it is less effective against higher-security sensors). The researchers used "generative adversarial networks" (GAN) to develop their attack: this technique uses a pair of machine learning systems, a "generator" which tries to fool a "discriminator," to produce a kind of dialectical back-and-forth in that creates fakes that are harder and harder to...
  • Spy budgets soared in Trump's first year

    10/30/2018 1:52:17 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2018
    Congress secretly boosted U.S. spy agency funding last year, pushing intelligence budgets to their highest publicly known level and raising questions about the reason for the surge. Non-military spy agency budgets soared nearly 9 percent to $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018, and military intelligence funding grew more than 20 percent to $22.1 billion. Overall intelligence spending increased more than 10 percent to $81.5 billion, according to the figures released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department, a month after the fiscal year ended.
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • Director Wray Refuses to Deny Trumps Phone Calls Are Being Collected in FISA Database

    10/10/2018 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    GP ^ | October 10, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Director Wray if President Trumps conversations are getting collected in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) database and he would not answer. We know bad actors exist within intel community, Senator Paul said. REFORM NEEDED NOW the Kentucky Senator added. RAND PAUL: The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate. I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldnt answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW' Do you think that it is possible...
  • The NSA is making me want to throw away my cell phone today ~ Vanity Rantity

    10/11/2018 12:40:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 95 replies
    So today so far have had at least 5 calls from "Robo Scammers". Benn expecting other and vastly more important calls from local people so every-time they call and they use the caller ID to spoof so it looks like a local call I answer and I get the "Rachel from Card Services". I have pressed the option to be "taken off their list"... never works, I have ignored the calls, but that never works either.... When I do press 1 to talk to some jackass they all have Indian accents. Probably running from an offshore call center. So you...
  • Former NSA software developer sentenced for keeping classified materials

    09/26/2018 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/25/18 | Andrew Blake
    Nghia Hoang Pho, a former software developer for the U.S. National Security Agency, was sentenced Tuesday in connection with removing classified material from NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Pho was ordered to spend 5.5 years behind bars during a hearing held in Baltimore federal court, capping off a curious case that raised questions about possible ties existing between the former NSA employee and leaks of the agencys highly capable hacking tools. A naturalized immigrant from Vietnam, Pho was hired by the NSA in 2006 and employed through 2015 as a developer for its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, a...