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  • Judicial Watch: Susan Rice ‘Unmasking’ Documents Moved from NSC to Obama Library

    06/20/2017 12:57:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2017 | Kristina Wong
    The National Security Council cannot hand over records relating to former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s surveillance of Americans, because they have been moved to the Obama presidential library and may be sealed for as many as five years, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch announced Monday.
  • US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

    06/18/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker
    The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed. {snip}....All of the documents relate to the government's use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services. The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans...
  • Did Another Intelligence Director Lie to Wyden About Surveillance?

    06/07/2017 1:03:22 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Privacy advocates and journalists want to know what Sen. Ron Wyden is up to -- and whether the Oregon Democrat elicited another lie about surveillance from a director of national intelligence during Wednesday's Senate intelligence committee hearing. Wyden asked one of the final questions at the hearing that dealt with the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and with Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which expires later this year if Congress does not act. Wyden, a forceful privacy advocate, asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, with whom he had sparred earlier, a simple standalone...
  • SPY-PHONE Samsung’s ‘peeping Tom’ smartphones can listen and watch what you do (trunc.)

    06/09/2017 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | June 8, 2017 | By Margi Murphy
    SPY-PHONE Samsung’s ‘peeping Tom’ smartphones can listen and watch what you do on the web while monitoring your emails to target you with ads The Sun can exclusively reveal that many Brits have no idea they've allowed Korean manufacturer Samsung to monitor them through their smartphone SAMSUNG phones use technology which can spy on what you’re reading and watching online – and monitor emails in your inbox. The phones switch onto spy mode after they are alerted by a “beacon” often embedded in web pages or sent as an ultrasonic signal hidden in telly or online adverts. SAMSUNG phones use...
  • 'Somebody's got to go to jail, Ben' Susan Rice? Evelyn Farkas? Ben Rhodes?

    04/05/2017 6:17:01 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 84 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/05/17 | Patricia McCarthy
    Or someone even higher up? The quote is from the film National Treasure. It is a terrific film about the theft of the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives. The film is chock full of real American history mixed with actual patriotism, the bęte noire of the left. But we Americans find ourselves at a tipping point. It appears that the Obama administration, with the willing submission of our intelligence agencies, surveilled Donald Trump, his campaign and his transition team beginning as early as October 2015 and escalated the activity after he won the election. Why? No one thought...
  • Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is developing border surveillance technology

    06/05/2017 12:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Techspot ^ | June 5, 2017 | Rob Thubron
    After last September’s revelations that Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to a pro-Trump organization dedicated to spreading anti-Clinton memes, the Oculus founder disappeared from public view. He resurfaced in March following his departure from Facebook, and is now back in the spotlight with a new company that makes technology designed to monitor border crossings. Information on Luckey’s new startup comes from a New York Times article yesterday that cites three “people familiar” with the matter. The business reportedly uses the same kind of lidar tech found in self-driving cars for the surveillance of country borders and restricted areas such as military...
  • #covfefe - The Power of Trump Fu

    05/31/2017 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Nationalist Pundit ^ | May 31, 2017 | Andrew Zarowny
    Every morning I wake up before 5am Eastern and switch on the TV to watch the early version of ″Fox & Friends″. Aside from enjoying my breakfast with the lovely Heather Childress, I learn what the ′Big News′ item is for the day ahead. The big topic this morning was a Midnight tweet on Twitter by President Donald Trump. The story is that he allegedly misspelled the word ′coverage′ when he wrote ′covfefe′ instead in a tweet about the negative press. As a Shaolin Master Abbott of the Temple of Trump Fu, I saw the true purpose of the...
  • The House Intelligence Committee just issued its first subpoenas in the Trump-Russia investigation

    05/31/2017 5:37:31 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 21 replies
    The other three subpoenas relate to questions around why Obama administration officials "unmasked" and distributed the names of Trump associates in classified intelligence reports. The Journal reported that those subpoenas were issued to the CIA, FBI, and NSA and are seeking information related to unmasking requests made by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA director John Brennan, and former UN ambassador Samantha Power.
  • Obama Admin Spying "Pervasive" and "Illegal" [semi-satire]

    05/28/2017 5:34:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Recently declassified documents reveal that the Obama Administration's spying on American citizens went far beyond what the law allowed. Under a pretext of surveilling foreigners, intelligence agencies under Obama gathered data on political opponents and illegally shared this information with outside parties. Former FBI Director James Comey falsely assured Congress that "this information was lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked." In contrast, an Inspector General's report found "disregard for rules, inadequate training and deficient oversight." The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found "hundreds of violations of the FBI's rules" that occurred during Comey's tenure as FBI Director. Senate Minority Leader...
  • How team Obama tried to hack the eleciton

    05/27/2017 11:50:20 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/26/17 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
  • FBI illegally shared surveillance .on Americans with unauthorized third parties .federal contractors

    05/27/2017 2:04:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/26/2017 | Allahpundit
    As a legal matter, this seems straightforward. The FBI’s gotten too loose with sharing Americans’ data in violation of its own “minimization” rules and you’d better believe Jim Comey will be asked about it the next time he testifies before Congress. If he testifies before Congress. As a political matter, it’s more complicated. Why did agents access the info and, in some cases, share it with people who weren’t supposed to see it? Were they spying on Americans for reasons unrelated to national security or were they scrambling to foil what they thought were imminent terror attacks? If the latter...
  • Obama Administration Illegally Spied on Americans, Court Documents Reveal; MSM Silent

    05/26/2017 9:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Despite the fact that a report released Wednesday unearthed how the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated the privacy rights of Americans, the three major left-leaning broadcast news networks neglected to shed light on the issue during their evening broadcasts. According to a Circa News report, previously top-secret documents have revealed that Obama's NSA engaged in "some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community."Circa reports that the documents show that over 5 percent of searches seeking upstream internet data on the NSA's section 702 database "violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence...
  • Obama’s NSA rebuked for snooping on Americans; journo says it proves wide pattern

    05/26/2017 6:00:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Fox News (politics) ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alex Diaz
    The secret court that oversees government snooping took the Obama administration to task late last year, suggesting it created "a very serious Fourth Amendment issue" by violating rules the government itself had implemented regarding the surveillance of Americans. According to top-secret documents made public by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court – often referred to as the FISA court – the government admitted that, just days before the 2016 election, NSA analysts were violating surveillance rules on a regular basis. This pattern of overreach, coupled with the timing of the government’s disclosure, resulted in an unusually harsh rebuke of the administration’s practices...
  • 'Institutional Lack of Candor':

    05/26/2017 4:17:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, as we discuss intelligence leaks, the workings of the Deep State, and unmasking, let’s circle back to the Obama administration, which violated Americans’ privacy through the National Security Agency for years. The lack of following protocol was so bad that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA) scolded them for having an “institutional lack of candor.” Circa, who first covered the story, had more [emphasis mine] Nets Blackout Massive Constitutional Violations by Obama’s NSA The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent...
  • Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

    05/25/2017 8:24:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    Circa ^ | May 25 2017 | Sara Carter & John Solomon
    The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks. In his final congressional testimony before he was fired by President Trump this month, then-FBI Director James Comey unequivocally told lawmakers his agency used sensitive espionage data gathered about Americans without a warrant only when it was “lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked.” Once-top secret U.S. intelligence community memos reviewed by Circa tell a different story, citing...
  • Rand Paul: Another Senator Was Surveilled by the Obama Administration

    05/14/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 20`7 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) earlier this week revealed that another senator had told him that he was surveilled by the Obama administration. “I know one other senator who’s already confided to me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration, including his phone calls,” he told Fox News on Wednesday. “So when this all comes out, if there are political figures from the opposition party, it’s a story bigger than any of the allegations with regard to Russian collusion,” he said. Earlier this month, Paul announced that sources have told him that he has been surveilled by the Obama administration,...
  • Whistleblowers: James Comey Seized and Buried Information Showing Donald Trump’s Phone Calls Were Sp

    05/12/2017 1:22:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 5/12/17 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON — Former FBI director James Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated a wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president.Big League Politics has learned that Larry Klayman, attorney for former NSA and CIA contractor and whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, delivered to the FBI 47 hard drives and data amounting to more than 600 million pages of documentation on the surveillance scheme. Then-FBI director James Comey’s general counsel James Baker took the data into his possession, according to multiple sources. But despite possessing Montgomery’s bombshell whistleblower revelations, Comey never acted on or publicized the information.Additionally,...
  • Comey's packet of letters was delivered by Courier

    05/10/2017 9:43:43 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 18 replies
    Freeper Discussion Think Tank | 5/10/2017 | Me
    It's reported that private security aide to Pres. Trump delivered a packet of letters firing Comey. No electronic. Sealed letter Director's Eyes Only (and presumably marked as such). Delivered in person to Mr. Comey's DC office, for him to receive (presumably). 1.)who opened packet & spilled this information prematurely, ignoring security (and exposing themselves in the process, to be "rolled up") disallowing courtesy intended by the President to the Director, to announce formally in due course and time & not find it out during a training/recruitment meeting in LA? 2.) As the enraged, incoherent lefties are still lashing out nonsensically,...
  • The hidden reason Trump fired Comey

    05/10/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 13 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | Corky Boyd
    It is likely the firing of Comey has less to do with Hillary and more to do with surveillance and leaks of the Trump team, possibly including Trump himself. There was utter fear pervading Washington when it became obvious Trump would win the Republican nomination and possibly the election. He was threatening gutting agencies and closing down others. He was threatening the status quo. The media set out to destroy him. And there were others in government who felt the same way. Call it the Deep State or whatever, top level officials were more than concerned. Rules were bent especially...
  • Rand Paul: Obama may have spied on me, other lawmakers using NSA intercepts

    05/10/2017 8:01:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Circa ^ | 05 May 2017 | John Solomon
    Sen. Rand Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate and vocal champion of civil liberties, has received allegations that the Obama administration sought intercepted intelligence from the National Security Agency on him and other members of Congress and has asked President Donald Trump to conduct a formal investigation, Circa has learned. Paul quietly asked for the probe nearly a month ago in a letter to Trump that was obtained by Circa. "An anonymous source recently alleged to me that my name, as well as the names of other Members of Congress, were unmasked, queried or both, in intelligence reports of intercepts...