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  • Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey

    06/15/2017 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    World News | Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 11:48am EDT Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey By Dmitry Solovyov and Vladimir Soldatkin | MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin joked on Thursday that if former FBI director James Comey suffers persecution because of his falling-out with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia is ready to grant him asylum. The offer, made with Putin's trademark sardonic humor, came as the Russian president poured scorn on Comey for his role in a row in Washington over alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election. At a congressional hearing...
  • Secret NSA report: Russian military intelligence hacked U.S. voting software supplier

    06/06/2017 7:16:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2017 | AllahPundit
    Let’s start with a caveat from one of the authors of The Intercept’s story, just so we’re clear on what *isn’t* being alleged. very very important: there’s nothing in the NSA report indicating the actual voting machines or vote tabulations were compromised— Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) June 5, 2017 Was that the goal, though? The piece is long and difficult to excerpt so I’ll try to summarize. According to the NSA (CBS has confirmed that this is indeed a real NSA report), last August Russia’s military intelligence unit — the GRU — hacked into a software company, likely VR Systems...
  • Reality Leigh Winner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/05/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | June 5, 2017
    A 25-year-old federal contract worker from Augusta, Georgia has been charged by the Department of Justice for taking Top Secret materials from her workplace and mailing them to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner was arrested by the F.B.I. on June 3 and appeared in federal court in Augusta on June 5. She was charged with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information that could have been damaging to the U.S. Its alleged that she took a Top Secret document, copied it and mailed it to a news organization, believed to be a podcast that wasnt identified by authorities. Heres what...
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/06/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    circa ^ | 06/06/17 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. {..snip..}
  • EDWARD SNOWDEN: GLOBAL WARMING IS AN INVENTION OF THE CIA

    06/01/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 94 replies
    Right Edition ^ | March 16, 2016 in World News | Not specified
    Moscow | National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, has made a new controversial claim yesterday during an interview, saying that he possesses some classified information proving that the CIA is behind the theory of Global Warming. Snowden, who lives as a fugitive in Russia after leaking documents about the NSAs surveillance programs, has made some previously unreported allegations during an interview with the Moscow Tribune. Mr. Snowden says the CIA first orchestrated the spread of the Global Warming scare in the 1950s, in order to divert the attention of the scientific community, from the dangers of the weapons race and...
  • CIA faked the death of Osama Bin Laden Edward Snowden

    05/14/2017 7:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | May 14, 2017
    Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), has been 10 years of prison for releasing various documents regarding government surveillance programs. After his shocking revelation of phone surveillance by U.S. intelligence agency, he took asylum in Russia. Snowden is up again with another astonishing revelation. According to the World news daily report he apparently has documents that prove Osama Bin Laden is on the CIAs payroll and currently living a luxury lifestyle in the Bahamas. The Moscow Tribune reports that Snowden claims that Osama Bin Laden the infamous former leader of Al Qaeda, is in fact...
  • Asylum Offered to Snowden by Venezuela

    07/05/2013 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 5, 2013. | A. James
    Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, is the first head of state to make a formal offer to give NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum. Snowden is believed to be continuing his limbo at the Moscow airport.I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution, Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuelas independence day.Snowden continues to be sought by the American government, and charges against him may include treason.Alfred James reporting
  • 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...
  • NSA Documents: Trump Under Surveillance For Years: 'Project Dragnet' Monitored at 18 Locations

    03/19/2017 5:10:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 115 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 hour ago
    Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years. Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the CCP, a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided sections of the database. The electronic surveillance database,...
  • Wikileaks #Vault7 Drop Reveals U.S. Government Secretly Paying to Keep Software Vulnerable

    03/07/2017 11:24:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3-7-2017 | Cristina Laila
    Wikileaks unveiled their largest vault of confidential CIA documents which they dubbed 'Vault 7'. One of the documents revealed a bombshell - the U.S. government is secretly paying to keep U.S. software such as iOS and Android unsafe. The U.S. government is paying to keep U.S. software unsafe. They are intentionally developing vulnerabilities instead of securing systems. This is criminal and reckless. This means iOS and Android can be hacked, spied on and/or infected with malware. Because of the software vulnerabilities, various messaging apps with encryption can also be accessed. #Vault 7 shows that Apple has been proven right. Governments...
  • Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Another Snowden Emerges

    03/07/2017 6:36:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/07/17 | Tyler Durden
    Key Highlights from the Vault 7 release so far: "Year Zero" introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones. Wikileaks claims that the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more...
  • Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman to NSA leaker: Marry me!

    07/03/2013 5:26:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:19 PM, July 3, 2013 | staff report
    <p>Sexy spook Anna Chapman, busted in the summer of 2010 as part of a sleeper cell of Russian agents, proposed to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Twitter.</p> <p>Snowden, who revealed the secret NSA surveillance program PRISM, has been stuck in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport since June 23, after fleeing his Hong Kong hiding place. He has been caught in legal limbo after being stripped of his US passport and has sought asylum wth 21 countries.</p>
  • Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to Curry Favor With Trump: Official

    02/10/2017 4:41:03 PM PST · by springwater13 · 39 replies
    U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to President Donald Trump who has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed. That's according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to "curry favor" with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration. Snowden's ACLU lawyer, Ben...
  • Obama is seriously considering a pardon for Chelsea Manning (Actually Bradley Manning)

    01/11/2017 8:34:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Paul Szoldra
    President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, according to a new report from NBC News. Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and other charges in July 2013 after he stole nearly a million secret documents while working as an intelligence analyst, later giving them to WikiLeaks. The files detailed operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and revealed secret diplomatic cables, some of which were highly embarrassing to the US. A Justice Department source told NBC News that Manning was on the president's "short list" for commutations. The 29-year-old is currently...
  • The Fable of Edward Snowden

    12/31/2016 5:54:51 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Edward Jay Epstein
    Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more provocative than the claim that he never intended to engage in espionage, and was only a whistleblower seeking to expose the overreach of NSAs information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowdens chance of a pardon, now is a good time to review what we have learned about his real mission.
  • Latest on the pardon-request pile: Snowden, Manning

    12/30/2016 12:27:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 30, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about bad timing. After the election, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have stoked hysteria over Russian hacking of the DNC and John Podestas e-mails. Obama just kicked 35 Russian diplomatic officials out of the country over the allegations, turning it into a major diplomatic rift. Just as this contretemps appears to have reached its zenith, two notorious figures who stole massive amounts of diplomatic and national-security data and exposed it to the world have asked Obama to pardon them, as Politicos Josh Gerstein reports one of whom now lives under Vladimir Putins grant of asylum: Four of...
  • Snowden says Petraeus disclosed far more highly classified secrets than I ever did

    12/04/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trumps secretary of state disclosed information that was far more highly classified than I ever did and yet never spent a single day in jail.
  • Further readings on Disinformation

    12/01/2016 9:56:38 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies
    CRYPTOME ^ | 2DEC16 | unknown
    Further Reading on Disinformation These are slides from a top-secret spy conference in 2010, were prepared by GCHQ, the British signals intelligence agency, describing cyber operations and proposals for operations. The slides focus on the efforts of a unit, the Joint Intelligence Research Group, or JTRIG, and include a proposal to use foreign journalists for intelligence operations. The slides were leaked by former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden and obtained exclusively by NBC News, which published them with minimal redactions. 25 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Full-Spectrum Cyber Effects: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-cyber-effects.pdf 24 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Online Deception: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-online-deception.pdf GCHQ DISRUPTION Operational Playbook:...
  • Snowden Likely Coming to Germany

    11/22/2016 9:16:11 AM PST · by pepsionice · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Marcel Frstenau
    German Supreme Court basically ordered the government to find a way to bring Snowden into the court and allow him to give testimony for their special commission. The gov't had taken the position that this would end well and denied the commission request back a year ago. What happens now? Probably a couple of months to arrange this, and to expect the US to drop a extradition document onto them, and how they will deny the request. This is generally designed as a high-topic item for the election year (Sep 2016), and geared to escalate some type of anti-US situation...
  • Senior U.S. officials recommend removal of NSA director: sources

    11/19/2016 5:15:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 6:42pm EST | Phil Stewart, John Walcott, Mark Hosenball and Patricia Zengerle
    The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month. Obama chose Rogers to take over at the NSA in 2014 and tasked him with repairing the damage after the huge leaks about its electronic spying program by contractor Edward Snowden. But...