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  • Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    04/20/2017 3:38:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies ^ | 4/20/17 | Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Shimon Prokupecz and Eric Bradner,
    Washington (CNN)US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning. Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.
  • NSA official: Reports that British spied on Trump 'arrant nonsense'

    04/17/2017 12:40:07 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat March 18, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    NSA official: Reports that British spied on Trump 'arrant aren't nonsense'There. Headline fixed. A top National Security Agency official called allegations that President Barack Obama directed a British spy agency to wiretap Donald Trump during the presidential campaign "arrant nonsense." NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told BBC News in an interview published Saturday that the claim showed "a complete lack of understanding in how the relationship works." Each side is barred from asking for such prohibited actions, he added.
  • Turns Out Microsoft Has Already Patched Exploits Leaked By Shadow Brokers

    04/15/2017 7:43:23 AM PDT · by rarestia · 15 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | Friday, April 14, 2017 | Swati Khandelwal
    The latest dump of hacking tools allegedly belonged to the NSA is believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the date. But after analyzing the disclosed exploits, Microsoft security team says most of the windows vulnerabilities exploited by these hacking tools, including EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalSynergy, EternalRomance and others, are already patched in the last month's Patch Tuesday update. "Most of the exploits that were disclosed fall into vulnerabilities that are already patched in our supported products. Customers still running prior versions of these products are encouraged to upgrade to a supported offering," Microsoft Security Team...
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

    04/10/2017 3:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/9/17 | John Rebeiro
    Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell.“Is appearing you are abandoning ‘your base’, ‘the movement’, and the peoples who getting you elected,” the group wrote in broken English in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump posted online on Saturday.The hacker group, believed by some security experts to have Russian links, released in January an arsenal of tools that appeared designed to...
  • Comey: DNC never allowed FBI access to hacked server

    04/06/2017 8:16:08 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    Despite all the headlines pushing the Obama-generated fake news of Russia hacking the election, it turns out the DNC never allowed the FBI to inspect their compromised servers.  FBI director Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee a month ago that to this day, they have never inspected the hacked machines.  Instead of a direct FBI investigation, the DNC hired a private firm that shared its forensics with the FBI.   I wonder if the DNC hired the same firm that stored our national security secrets on Hillary Clinton's server in their bathroom closet.
  • In Less Than 2 Minutes On MSNBC Susan Rice Exposed The Entire Obama “Russian” Motive…

    04/04/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 113 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 4, 2017 | Sundance
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice only needed to confirm one aspect of the intelligence unmasking story for all of the dots to connect. She made that confirmation within two minutes of her interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. From the MSNBC transcript, emphasis mine: Susan Rice @00:51 – …”Let me explain how this works. I was a National Security Adviser, my job is to protect the American people and the security of our country. That’s the same as the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and CIA Director.; and every morning, to enable us to do that, we receive –...
  • Former CIA Analyst: Susan Rice's NSA Demasking Denials Don't Add Up

    04/04/2017 2:23:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 04, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice broke her silence over this week’s stunning reports that she requested the names of Trump campaign and transition officials be “demasked” from National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts. It was an awkward interview. Rice confirmed that she requested the demasking of Americans while she was National Security Adviser. While Rice would not deny that she asked that names of Trump officials be demasked, she insisted the Obama administration did not spy on Mr. Trump or his staff for political purposes. As a former CIA analyst who...
  • Susan Rice isn’t a ‘smoking gun,’ but she does have some explaining to do

    04/04/2017 9:45:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2017 | by Aaron Blake
    ...Here's what we can say about the Rice situation at this point. There is precisely zero evidence that Rice used this information — assuming the reports are true — for anything other than her own official purposes or did anything unholy. Unmasking is not leaking, and Rice couldn't have names unmasked without permission from the relevant intelligence agency — a system in place to prevent political abuses. And as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, there could very well have been legitimate reasons for her to ask to unmask individuals in these intelligence reports, which are part of her job....
  • Former US Attorney: Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

    04/04/2017 6:30:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump Richard Pollock Reporter Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. “What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation...
  • Trump's Monday Morning Tweetstorm: Surveillance, John Podesta, and Hillary Clinton

    04/03/2017 6:07:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | April 3, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Donald Trump kicked off Monday praising Fox News for a report that exposed the “crooked scheme” against him.“Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by @foxandfriends. "Spied on before nomination." The real story.” Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by @foxandfriends. "Spied on before nomination." The real story.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2017 Fox & Friends tweeted about the “bombshell” report early Monday about an intelligence official who unmasked the names of people affiliated with the Trump campaign. According to the report, the official was “well-known, very high...
  • State Dept insiders discussed Rice's role in unmasking names 'for weeks' – Obama MUST've known...

    04/03/2017 4:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2017 | David Martosko
    The diplomat who is in line to be America's next NATO ambassador said Monday that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice has been suspected 'for weeks' of involvement in an effort to publicly unmask Donald Trump associates whose names appeared in foreign intelligence reports. And he claimed ten days ago that if Rice and her deputy Ben Rhodes were behind politically motivated leaks of classified intelligence, former president Barack Obama was also in the know. 'Former State Department colleagues of mine have been talking about Susan Rice's role for weeks,' Richard Grenell told on Monday 'She and her team...
  • FLASHBACK: Susan Rice: Too Many White People in Top National Security Positions (VIDEO)

    04/03/2017 12:37:38 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    It is being reported that former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice was behind the ‘unmasking’ of Trump and his private associates. Reminder: Susan Rice said back in 2016 that there are too many white people in important national security posts. Lovely! Via Fox News: U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Wednesday that there are too many white people in important national security posts. Rice made the comments during her commencement address at Florida International University, saying that a lack of diversity in the those positions puts our country at risk, because they all think alike. Referring to the criticism...
  • Donald Trump Resigns as President (Lame Joke)

    04/01/2017 2:43:18 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 45 replies
    Kiwi ^ | March 31, 2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump has resigned as President of the United States of America. Speaking today to White House media, Trump said he was stepping down from his position, effective immediately. The decision means that Trump was President for 69 days, making him the shortest President in terms of days in office

    03/31/2017 7:20:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 65 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 31, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Nunes: Documents to explain apparent improper surveillance of Trump transition The House intelligence committee will soon receive top-secret documents that investigators expect to reveal whether private communications of the president-elect and his transition team were improperly gathered. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the oversight panel, is pressing ahead with an investigation into unauthorized disclosures of intelligence that revealed the identities of Americans inadvertently caught up in foreign electronic surveillance, congressional aides said. Nunes this week brushed off harsh Democratic-led criticism of recent briefings he gave to President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) based on...
  • Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

    03/30/2017 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/30/2017 | SHANE HARRIS, CAROL E. LEE and JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. As an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new administration and was directly involved in discussions about the possible lifting of sanctions on...
  • Report: NSA Ready To Share Intel Docs With Congress But DNI Blocking Transfer

    03/30/2017 7:00:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies ^ | Kerry Picket
    The National Security Agency is ready to distribute intelligence documents related to intelligence intercepts of Trump transition team associates, but the Director of National Intelligence is blocking such an effort for now, Fox News reports. Fox has learned that the NSA is prepared to share the documents with the intelligence committees. But DNI is blocking that transfer for now. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 28, 2017 Nunes on if docs on Trump intercepts would be available this wk: I hope’s a slow process. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 28, 2017 A spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence disputed...
  • Report: NSA Ready to Share Intel on Trump Wiretap With Congress, But DNI Blocking Efforts

    03/30/2017 2:10:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 90 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    It is being reported that the NSA is ready to share the intelligence they have on the surveillance of Trump and his team with Congress, but the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is blocking efforts. According to the Daily Caller: The National Security Agency is ready to distribute intelligence documents related to intelligence intercepts of Trump transition team associates, but the Director of National Intelligence is blocking such an effort for now, Fox News reports. A spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence disputed this report calling it “not correct.”
  • The whistleblower Devin Nunes must hear from

    03/29/2017 9:59:35 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 28, 2017 | Larry Klayman
    Last Monday, I delivered to Chairman Devin Nunes and all the members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence a letter urging them to investigate widespread illegal surveillance, not just of President Donald J. Trump and his team both before and after his inauguration but also of hundreds of millions of other innocent Americans by the intelligence agencies. Key to this investigation is a whistleblower by name of Dennis Montgomery, who as a former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor left the spy agencies with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much...
  • Obama rule changes opened door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands

    03/29/2017 7:16:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Circa ^ | March 29, 2017 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, Circa has learned. Dozens of times in 2016, those intelligence reports identified Americans who were directly intercepted talking to foreign sources or were the subject of conversations between two or more monitored foreign figures. Sometimes the Americans’ names were officially unmasked; other times they were so specifically described in the...