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  • Children Will Be Required to Turn in Their Parents

    05/26/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      Ten pages of Google search returns for “children turned in their parents” show no historical awareness today of the phenomenon, common in the Nazi and Communist eras.  Yet history as prophecy gives a complete picture of what will happen, when a radical ideology takes complete control of education, away from the parents, their first teachers in the family.  Time to start exercising self-censorship, so your young people don’t end up orphans under the state control of "the new family".
  • Rand Paul holding up surveillance bill, Senate Republicans divided

    05/22/2015 9:01:28 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | May 22, 2015 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Rand is still standing. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian firebrand and GOP presidential hopeful, isnt showing any sign hell relent and allow speedier votes in the Senate on controversial government surveillance programs, as weary and recess-hungry senators trudged through a rare Friday session with a packed to-do list. Paul said Friday that he hasnt yet agreed to accelerate procedural votes currently set for Saturday on dueling proposals to renew expiring provisions in the PATRIOT Act. He had signaled that he might relent if he secured votes on privacy amendments, but shortly before 10 p.m. he said...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 86 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldnt possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • Rand Paul: I Call For The President to Obey the Law, End NSAs Unlawful Spying on Americans

    05/18/2015 5:47:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Here in front of Independence Hall, I call for the president to obey the law, Paul said when he took the microphone, as hundreds of his supporters shouted President Paul! President Paul! President Paul! outside Independence Hall after a separate event inside the Constitution Center across the street. The crowd went wild. The court said last week that it is illegal to collect all of your phone records all of the time without a warrant with your name on it, Paul said. I call on the president today to immediately end the bulk collection of our phone records.
  • Dont expect NSA surveillance to end anytime soon

    05/09/2015 8:53:45 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | May 8, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    On Thursday a federal appeals court ruled that the NSAs wholesale collection of Americans phone and Internet communications actually is not authorized by the controversial USA Patriot Act, as current and prior administrations have argued. As reported by The Wall Street Journal: The ruling greatly increases the pressure on Congress to make significant changesor end outrightthe surveillance program. The judges not only ruled against the phone program, but sharply criticized many of the legal theories upon which the U.S. government has built out its surveillance capabilities since the 2001 terror attacks.The Obama and Bush White Houses have used the Patriot...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Obamas Expansion of NSA Surveillance

    04/21/2015 6:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 4/21/15 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the most glaring myths propagated by Washington especially the two parties media loyalists is that bipartisanship is basically impossible, that the two parties agree on so little, that they are constantly at each others throats over everything. As is so often the case for Washington partisan propaganda, the reality is exactly the opposite: from trade deals to Wall Street bailouts to a massive National Security and Penal State, the two parties are in full agreement on the bulk of the most significant D.C. policies (which is why the leading candidates of the two parties (from Americas...
  • Amendment by Consent

    03/26/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a short pop quiz. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails as secretary of state and she promptly destroyed half of them -- about 33,000 -- how did she know she could get...
  • Israel spied on US nuke talks with Iran and then used inside info to lobby US Congress

    03/24/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/24/2015 | Bryan Logan
    In a revelation that is bound to further erode an already tense relationship between the US and Israel, Israel has reportedly been spying on nuclear talks with Iran and then using the inside info to lobby members of Congress to kill the deal. Officials told The Wall Street Journal that the spying began last year after the US and other interested parties entered negotiations on slowing down Iran's nuclear program. This news comes after a tumultuous few weeks following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress. In that address on March 3, Netanyahu passionately...
  • Report: Israel spied on US nuclear talks with Iran

    03/23/2015 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Staff
    Not only did Israel spy on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, but it angered Obama administration officials by using the information gleaned from its espionage efforts to drum up opposition to a nuclear deal among US lawmakers, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Tuesday. The administration's discussions with Iran appear to be nearing an agreement, with Israeli officials resigned to the fact that the sides are about to strike what they call "a bad deal." According to the Journal, Israel spied on the talks as part of the Netanyahu administration's campaign to publicly build a case against the...
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Cores Pearson Spying on Kids Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is monitoring childrens social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • Pearson, NJ, spying on social media of students taking PARCC tests

    03/13/2015 3:20:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Bob Braun's Ledger ^ | march 13th 2015 | Bob braun
    Pearson, the multinational testing and publishing company, is spying on the social media posts of studentsincluding those from New Jerseywhile the children are taking their PARCC, statewide tests, this site has learned exclusively.
  • Minnesota Legislators Hope to Update Constitution for Digital Data Privacy

    02/26/2015 5:39:57 AM PST · by TurboZamboni
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-20-15 | David Montgomery
    (TNS) -- Pick another issue -- maybe any other issue -- and they'd be at each other's throats. But on Monday, the Minnesota Tea Party Alliance shared a stage with Occupy Minnesota, with the American Civil Liberties Union and an anti-Affordable Care Act advocacy group, with liberal DFLers and conservative Republicans. These unnatural allies agreed on one thing: limiting the ability of government to access electronic data. "There won't be many opportunities for you to see a group this ideologically diverse and bipartisan," said state Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover. Petersen, a Republican with libertarian leanings, wants to amend Minnesota's constitution...
  • What a shock: Pollard imprisonment based on lies

    02/24/2015 2:50:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I really feel like slamming some of the chickens**t American Jews who regularly comment - both on this blog and on Twitter and Facebook - that Jonathan Pollard should rot in jail because what he did was so terrible they're afraid of being accused of having 'dual loyalties' if they actually question Pollard's life sentence. Much of the infamous Cap Weinberger memo (that Pollard's lawyers were never allowed to see) has been declassified, and it shows that much of the US government argument for keeping Pollard imprisoned is based on lies and mischaracterizes what Weinberger (an anti-Semite in his...
  • UN claim: ISIS selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq

    02/04/2015 12:53:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    news24.com ^ | Feb. 4 2015 | Reuters
    Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. Iraqi boys aged under 18 are increasingly being used by the militant group as suicide bombers, bomb makers, informants or human shields to protect facilities against US-led air strikes, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said. "We are really deeply concerned at torture and murder of those children, especially those belonging to minorities, but not only from minorities," committee expert Renate Winter told a...
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    Thats the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitts Show Wednesday night. Heres the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. Thats going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • Common Core Architect Brings in OFA Workers to Target 'Low Hanging Fruit'

    02/03/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2014, 6:48 AM PDT | Dr. Susan Berry
    At a conference of the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) last year, Common Core "architect" and current president of the non-profit College Board, David Coleman,praised the collection of student data via the Common Core State Standards initiative. Furthermore, he welcomed to that effort members of Barack Obamas re-election campaign who, Coleman said, would be reaching out, as they did for the campaign, to the low-hanging fruit, or low-income and Latino students.In the video below, recorded last May by the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research CEPR, Coleman gave his audience several important pieces of information. First, Coleman admitted, as former...
  • Snowdens GCHQ journalists intercept threat revelation: How I became a risk ...Benghazi FOIAs

    01/26/2015 6:14:35 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 5 replies
    In the latest Edward Snowden surveillance document release, as The Guardians James Ball reported, the NSAs British partner, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), was exposed for capturing journalists emails from top international media, including from theWashington Post, New York Times, Le Monde, Reuters, BBC, NBC, and The Guardian. In addition, a UK intelligence document showed that a GCHQ information security assessment listed investigative journalists as a threat in a hierarchy alongside terrorists or hackers. One restricted document warned that journalists and reporters representing all types of news media represent a potential threat to security. Of specific concern are investigative journalists...
  • Wikileaks sordid details reveals climate science is irrelevant

    12/04/2010 8:22:21 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 4th, 2010 | Joanne
    Its all a grand charade the matinee show put on by the Theater of Science was merely being used for the Grand Extravaganza called the Theater of Politics.Wikileaks, not surprisingly, turned up some not-so-diplomatic and not-so-scientific goings-on in the political race to steer power and dollars.From The Guardian The US diplomatic cables reveal how the US seeks dirt on nations opposed to its approach to tackling global warming; how financial and other aid is used by countries to gain political backing; how distrust, broken promises and creative accounting dog negotiations; and how the US mounted a secret global diplomatic...
  • License Plate Readers Pit Privacy Against Police

    01/16/2015 4:34:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-15 | tom hauser
    It's a battle between privacy advocates and police. Two bills regarding the controversial license plate readers, also known as LPR's, received a hearing at the State Capitol Thursday afternoon. "The scanning and storage capabilities of these systems have increased exponentially since they were first implemented," testified Teresa Nelson of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an opponent of storing this data collected by law enforcement. "As this technology improves and costs go down we're going to see LPR systems reach a point where they're deployed on every street corner and capable of scanning every vehicle." Republican Senator Branden Petersen, R-Andover,...
  • Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print

    02/10/2008 5:07:57 AM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print Why have federal prosecutors subpoenaed a New York Times reporter?by Gabriel Schoenfeld 02/18/2008, Volume 013, Issue 22 Investigations of national-security leaks in Washington are not all that rare. But until Judith Miller of the New York Times was sent to jail for 85 days by a special prosecutor digging into the Valerie Plame imbroglio, investigations of such leaks in which journalists are subpoenaed were about as common as unicorns wandering the National Mall. We now have another such unicorn. On January 24, a federal grand jury in Alexandria issued a subpoena to...
  • How Saddam tracked foes in U.S.

    07/14/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 14 2003 | DAVE NEWBART
    The documents kept by the Iraqi Intelligence Service were meticulous in detail and sweeping in scope. In some, Iraqi intelligence officers in the United States are directed to use informers to track the "criminal'' actions of one current and one former Chicago area resident, both Assyrian Christians from Iraq who founded an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Another accuses the group of being influenced by "imperialists'' and "Zionists.'' Others include the exact dates of the group's meetings and conventions in Chicago and elsewhere, the names of the people who ran the events, those in attendance and what statements were made. Trips...
  • Accused Iraqi spy denied bail

    07/18/2003 9:35:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 249+ views
    The Times of India ^ | July 18 2003 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO: A judge denied bail to a man accused of spying on Iraqi opposition groups for Saddam Hussein, saying he had "hitched his star to the murderer and torturer of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, 61, held his head in his hands on Thursday as federal magistrate judge Edward A Bobrick accused him of spying for "the maniacal, perverted, homicidal mass murderer and torturer of women and children." The community newspaper publisher is accused of spying on Iraqi opposition leaders in this country on behalf of Saddam's intelligence service while failing to register as an agent of...
  • Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent

    01/02/2004 3:05:54 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent Prosecutors say a page of grand jury testimony should never have been turned over to the defense. CHICAGO (AP) -- A community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi opposition groups in the United States for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service wants the charges thrown out because federal prosecutors mistakenly disclosed classified information. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, of Oak Lawn, is scheduled to go to trial Monday on federal charges of perjury and failing to register as a foreign agent. But lawyers for Dumeisi, 61, filed court papers this month detailing efforts...
  • Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent

    12/29/2008 5:47:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 517+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | December 29, 2008 | n/a
    December 29, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/December/08-nsd-1151.html Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent Defendant Allegedly Worked for the Government of Iraq and Assisted the Iraqi Intelligence Service WASHINGTON A criminal complaint was filed today charging Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, age 47, formerly of Maryland, with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Darwish is a Canadian citizen born in Iraq....
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washingtons diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Attkisson DOJ Suit Will Get Agents Names Who Planted Cable at Home

    01/08/2015 10:55:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/8/15 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radios John Gibson Show, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained she is suing the Department of Justice to get discovery, which she said hopefully will start with the names of the agents or third-party contractors sometimes hired for certain dark projects, who hacked her computer and planted a fiber optics cable at her house.
  • Former CBS News reporter sues Justice Department for $35 million alleging her family was put...

    01/06/2015 7:20:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/06/15 | Zoe Szathmary
    Former CBS News reporter sues Justice Department for $35 million alleging her family was put under surveillance while she covered Benghazi A former reporter with CBS News is suing the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging she was illegally spied on and digitally monitored. Sharyl Attkisson's lawsuit alleges that the illegal surveillance took place while she covered stories on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gunwalking case and refers to three forensic exams conducted on computers. She is suing over alleged violations of the First and Fourth Amendments, and her husband and daughter are named as co-plaintiffs. Attorney General Eric Holder,...
  • Revealed: De Blasio 'thought cops were spying on him and eavesdropping on his conversations (2013)

    12/23/2014 4:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14 | Lydia Warren
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio feared police officers were spying on his conversations during his election campaign last year, it has emerged. In an early sign of his tension with the force, de Blasio's team was 'convinced' that members of his police detail were listening in on his private conversations inside his city-assigned car, a former de Blasio aide has told Politico. De Blasio would even step into the street to make sure he was out of their earshot, the aide added. The mayor's office has not yet responded to a request for comment on the claims.
  • Congress Quietly Bolsters NSA Spying in Intelligence Bill

    12/12/2014 6:38:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 11, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government's warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill. Amash staged an aggressive eleventh-hour rally Wednesday night to block passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act, which will fund intelligence agencies for the next fiscal year. The Michigan Republican sounded alarms over recently amended language in the package that he said will for the first time give congressional backing to a controversial Reagan-era decree granting broad surveillance authority to the president.
  • Network of Secret Chinese Military Attack US on Daily Basis: Costs trillions of $$, millions of jobs

    11/21/2014 11:25:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Joshua Philipp
    An army is attacking the United States. Its war is being waged without bullets or fanfare. Denied by its government, these soldiers operate in shadows and in silence. Yet, glimpses of their operations are seen on a daily basishackers and spies attacking and stealing from U.S. businesses and the U.S. government. Until now, a complete view of their operations and of the military department that gives them their orders remained hidden. Yet, Chinas spy and cyberoperations all share one thing in common: theyre all orchestrated under the Peoples Liberation Army General Staff Department (GSD), the Chinese militarys top-level department dedicated...
  • enate Republicans block big overhaul of NSA program

    11/19/2014 4:59:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    NYT/Pioneer Press ^ | 11-18-14 | Charlie Savage and Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects records of Americans' phone calls in bulk. Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure failed to secure the 60 votes they needed to take up the legislation. The vote was 58-42 for consideration. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, worked hard to defeat the bill, which had the support of the Obama administration and a coalition of technology companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. "This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our...
  • U.S. Eyes Iranians at Nuke Labs

    07/11/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 187+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 11, 2008 | staff
    As fears grow over Iran secretly developing nuclear weapons, U.S. counterintelligence officials are keeping a close eye on scientists from Iran and other Muslim nations working at the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, WND has learned. The Energy Department recently revoked the security clearance of an Egyptian-born nuclear physicist because he was suspected of "conflicting allegiances." Last year, DOE and FBI agents began questioning Moniem El-Ganayni, who worked on the side as a Muslim prison chaplain.
  • Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

    10/28/2014 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 13 replies
    times ^ | OCT. 27, 2014 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. The number of requests, contained in a 2014 audit of the surveillance program by the Postal Services inspector general, shows that the surveillance program is more extensive than previously disclosed and that oversight protecting Americans from potential abuses is lax. The audit, along with interviews and documents obtained by...
  • Details Of Government Spying/Hacking and Bugging Of Sharyl Attkisson Begin To Surface.

    10/28/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    The Conservative tree House ^ | 10-28-14 | Sundance
    This has been an interesting story since it first surfaced in May of 2013. Sharyl has been tight lipped since she announced knowing who had bugged her back in June of 2013. The exfiltration and bugging was extensive and highly professional. Her Skype program was used as a bugging tool for government agencies (NSA, CIA, FBI) to listen in to her conversations, and electronic classified documents were planted in her computer system in case blackmail leverage was needed This was done while Sharyl was investigating Fast-n-Furious and Benghazi. (New York Post) A former CBS News reporter who quit the network...
  • The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

    10/28/2014 6:06:07 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source Ill call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers. They met at a McDonalds in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was shocked and flabbergasted by his examination of her computer and that this was worse than anything Nixon ever did. Attkissons forthcoming...
  • The Virtual Interview: Edward Snowden

    10/12/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The New Yorker Festival presents Edward Snowden in conversation with Jane Mayer.
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the Phone of Choice for the Pedophile

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies wont be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so its harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isnt...
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, link only
  • Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

    09/24/2014 7:15:32 PM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    DealBook/NYT ^ | 9-24-2014 | Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
    Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg September 24, 2014 The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-olds asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not a mechanical problem it was her lender. Ms. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment. Her lender, C.A.G. Acceptance of Mesa, Ariz., remotely activated a device in her cars dashboard that prevented her car from starting. Before she could get back on the road, she had to...
  • CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying

    09/17/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    The CIAs ongoing defiance of congressional authority continued during a closed-door meeting last week after Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized the illegal surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, which were used to compile a report on the agencys interrogation practices.
  • Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.

    09/13/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” says an FBI report from Sept. 2nd.“One recruitment method used by the Cubans is to appeal to American leftists’ ideology. “For instance, someone who is allied with communist or leftist ideology may assist the [Cuban intelligence service] because of his/her personal beliefs.” Not that any of the above should come as earth-shaking news to anyone who:A: Attended a typical college and suffered through typical Liberal Arts courses. B. Knows anything at all about the history of Cuban spying in the U.S.Give the A.B....
  • Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

    09/04/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Henry Hnyellar · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 25, 2014 | Kevin Mooney
    An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video cameras installed to monitor the property. An officer of the Piedmont Environmental Council proposed that one of that groups board members runs a security company and could offer the use of security cameras to record visitors, according to documents examined by The Daily Signal. Martha Boneta, who owns Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., last year sued the Piedmont Environmental Council and others because, she said, PEC encouraged Fauquier County officials to harass her with citations of zoning violations...
  • German secret agents 'eavesdropped on phone calls' by Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

    08/16/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/16/2014 | By Joanna Walters
    German secret agents intercepted one of Hillary Clinton's phone calls while she was US secretary of state and also listened in to a call by John Kerry, her successor, it emerged this weekend, in an embarrassing reversal of the spying scandal that blew up when it was revealed last year that America bugged Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Mrs Clinton was on a US government plane when German intelligence services overheard her call and, against their own internal protocol, stored it, intelligence sources told German media. The intercepted phone call took place in 2012 between Mrs Clinton and Kofi Annan, the...
  • Kim Komando: 3 surprising things that spy on you that you can't stop

    08/10/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Komando.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Kim Komando
    Do you ever feel like you're being watched? In the past, you could chalk it up to paranoia, close the curtains and get on with your life. Thanks to technology, it's not just your imagination. You really are being watched in your home, at work and everywhere in between. From online advertisers and hackers to the NSA and other government agencies, everyone is trying to keep tabs on you. And things keep getting worse. If you think you know every gadget and organization that's a danger, think again. Here are three things spying on you that you probably didn't know...
  • Spying, Lying and Torture

    08/07/2014 11:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise. The agency's job is to steal and keep secrets, and implicit in those tasks, Brennan would no doubt argue, is lying. Yet in another respect, this may very well be a smoking gun in the now substantial case against President Barack Obama that alleges that much of his official behavior has manifested lawlessness and incompetence. It is hard to believe that the president did...
  • Is Progressive Common Core simply pure evil?

    08/05/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT · by DonMashak · 23 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Don Mashak
    A few days ago this writer went to his first Minnesotans Against Common Core meeting in Becker Minnesota. This writer was not surprised to hear various concerns the speakers mentioned during the course of this meeting. Establishing Child Career Pathways beginning in Second Grade; Recording of "Biometrics" of Children in data bases for future Government use; Dumbing Down of the masses; Indoctrination children to make them more compliant to authority; Conditioning Individuality out of Children; Extending the Length of the School Year. Understandably, the parents in the audience were upset, agitated and angry over children having their career paths set...
  • CIA Strikes Penitent Pose

    08/04/2014 6:29:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2014 | John Semmens
    With the escape route of deniability closed, CIA Director John Brennan grudgingly apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders for his Agencys covert perusal of their correspondence. Yeah, were sorry, Brennan growled. But I still dont see what the big deal is. We spy on everyone. Why should Senators be exempt from our efforts to protect national security? Are they somehow better than the average Americans they supposedly represent? Is it really implausible that Senators having access to classified information might pose a significant security risk? Brennan continued. I could argue that the need to keep an eye on what they...
  • Exclusive: Goldman group set to buy message system as alternative to Bloomberg - sources

    08/03/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday Auf 4, 2014 14 hours ago | By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Jennifer Saba
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc are close to buying a stake in chat and instant messaging startup Perzo Inc in pursuit of an alternative to a similar application from Bloomberg LP, sources familiar with Goldman's plans said.
  • China, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have fundamental rights but not America?

    07/31/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Judi McLeod
    The lay-down-and-play-dead spirit being spread throughout the U.S. military under President Barack Obamas watch now includes an open door for a Chinese spy ship trailing the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently underway off the coast of Hawaii.
  • The turbulent summer of 2014

    07/17/2014 1:06:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Lets take a tour of the disasters. Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for his so-called Victory Column speech. Now, Germans suddenly sound as if they are near-enemies of the U.S. Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly was furious that her cell phone was tapped by American intelligence agents. She just kicked the top CIA official out of Germany, further enraged that the U.S. had recruited at least one German official to provide intelligence on the German government. Polls show that Germans find Vladimir...