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  • “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 CIA’s 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 Venezuela’s 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 NSA’s information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowden’s 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 Podesta’s 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 Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports — one of whom now lives under Vladimir Putin’s 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 Trump’s 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 Fürstenau
    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...
  • TITANPOINTE

    11/19/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Code name TITANPOINTE is believed to describe a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an atomic blast, in the middle of New York City. It has no windows, 29 floors with three basement levels and enough food to last 1,500 people two weeks in the event of a catastrophe. The building was not created as a shelter for humans from a nuclear war but as a hardened facility for housing powerful computers, cables and switchboards. It is one of America’s most important telecommunications hubs. It is owned by AT&T and operated by the New York Telephone Company. The “Long Lines Building”...
  • VANITY: Assange and Snowden

    11/09/2016 9:49:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 16 replies
    FR ^ | November 9th, 2016 | Third Person
    A new morning for all who love freedom. An epic victory for Donald Trump and America. Trump needs to do his best to help free Assange and bring Snowden home. Honest and open government for all!
  • Booz Allen Reviewing Security After Arrest Of NSA Contractor

    10/28/2016 6:05:31 AM PDT · by tekrat · 10 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 10/28/2016 | Dustin Volz
    Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting firm learned for the second time in three years that an employee working under contract with the National Security Agency had been charged with stealing classified information. Booz Allen, which earns billions of dollars a year contracting with U.S. intelligence agencies, has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks after authorities took Harold Thomas Martin into custody. The firm also employed Edward Snowden, who leaked a trove of secret files to news organizations in 2013...
  • Germany passes new spy law allowing espionage against allies

    10/21/2016 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 6:10 AM EDT
    German lawmakers have approved a bill that allows the country’s foreign intelligence agency to spy on European Union institutions and fellow EU member states. The legislation passed Friday is part of a range of measures meant to improve oversight of espionage in the wake of the revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. […] Critics say that instead of clamping down on questionable BND activity, the law will merely legalize them. …
  • NSA Mole Took Codes Targeting US Cyber Enemies (Harold Thomas Martin)

    10/07/2016 4:35:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | October 7, 2016, ast
    Harold Thomas Martin, a 51-year-old US National Security Agency contractor from Maryland, may be remembered as the second Edward Snowden, although there are many differences between the two cases. Martin, a former US Navy officer with top secret national security clearance, was arrested on Aug. 27 by the FBI and charged with the unauthorized removal and retention for many years of highly-sensitive classified documents. The purloined materials found in raids of his home and his car, which were described by as capable of causing “exceptionally grave damage” to US national security. Like Snowden, Martin worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, which...