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  • Google Home Mini Defect Caused Some Units To Record Audio 24/7 [Defect or Design Feature?]

    10/11/2017 9:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Extreme Tech ^ | 10/11/17 | Ryan Whitwam
    Intelligent assistant platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant could be the next great frontier in computer interface, but there are bound to be some bumps along the way before we reach a Star Trek-style future. For example, Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii discovered a hardware defect in the upcoming Google Home Mini that caused the device to record almost all nearby audio and upload it directly to Google. That’s a pretty severe privacy violation, but Google says it’s pushing out an update to prevent it from happening again.The Google Home Mini is a small puck-shaped speaker that lets you...
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...
  • Is it the Kremlin’s turn to get WikiLeaked?

    09/21/2017 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 21, 2017 | Fred Weir
    MODES OF THOUGHT   The online activist group this week leaked documents from a company that provides ‘solutions’ for Russian telecom giants and state agencies. The dump could signal new scrutiny of Russia from the long-time US bugbear. MOSCOW—It’s been seven years since WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange threatened to drop an information bombshell on the Kremlin that would show Russians the inner workings of their government and business world. That threat never materialized, though a handful of fairly tame Russia-related documents were published. WikiLeaks went on to publish hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables and, more recently, a...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: You Know The Obama White House Spied On Me Too (No Doubt About It)

    09/21/2017 5:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson decided to offer her two-cents in light of the recent revelation that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was indeed wiretapped before and after the 2016 election. Mr. Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, though it’s still unknown if any surveillance occurred there, but what is highly plausible is that conversations between him and Donald Trump were recorded, and we know that the FBI was monitoring the former campaign manager’s phone calls. The wiretaps were given the green light by the FISA court, which signs off on such surveillance activities in secret....
  • Fox News Slammed by Legal Experts for Saying Trump Was Right About Obama Wiretap

    09/21/2017 1:50:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2017 | Graham Lanktree
    Following reports that Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was under surveillance, Fox News pundits jumped to the president’s defense Tuesday, asserting that his claims the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower have now been vindicated. Yet they couldn’t be more wrong, said legal experts. It all goes back to Trump’s tweet on March 4 that he “found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump also compared it to “Nixon/Watergate,” when President Richard Nixon attempted to bug the Democratic Party headquarters. Defending Trump’s months-old claim, Fox News pundit Tucker...
  • It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

    09/20/2017 1:58:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sharyl Attkisson,
    Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election. According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too. But we’re missing the bigger story. If these...
  • 3 Reasons Why the Drone Industry Is Hiring Thousands of New Workers

    09/19/2017 6:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Lisa Calhoun, General partner, Valor Ventures
    For the first time in history, investments in drones--those buzzy airborne gadgets that used to be called UAVs--have crossed a billion dollars. $1.2 billion has already been invested in unmanned aerial tech in 2017 so far, according to CB Insights. When I invested in a drone startup last year, there was only about $600 million in venture capital deployed. Drone pilots still had to be licensed like fixed-wing aircraft. "In the past several years, the drone space has crossed the threshold from being driven by hobbyists and experimentalists to being largely enterprise-dominated," says John Frankel, founder at FFVC, a New...
  • US pulls back from watching ISIS convoy at request of Russians , Pentagon says

    09/10/2017 5:24:11 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The U.S. military on Friday pulled back surveillance aircraft that had been watching an 11-bus ISIS convoy filled with hundreds of militants and their family members -- at the request of the Russian government. The ISIS convoy was given safe passage over 10 days ago to travel from the Lebanon-Syria border across the Syrian desert to the Iraqi border in a deal struck between Syria and Hezbollah, which angered the U.S. military.
  • CIA Didn’t Trust FBI or NSA – Created Bogus Updates to Steal Data & Spy on Fellow Agencies

    08/25/2017 10:48:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    wccftech.com ^ | 8/25/17 | Rafia Shaikh
    The Central Intelligence Agency apparently didn’t trust its partners in the American intelligence and created a fake software update to steal their data. Part of an internal project called ExpressLane, the bogus update was installed by the CIA Office of Technical Service (OTS) agents purported to be upgrading the biometric collection system.This biometric system was installed at the “liaison services” that included National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence. The agency reportedly installed these at partner offices around the world to gain biometric data that was collected by the other agencies. The scathing revelation...
  • Obama's DC Mansion is the Electronic Surveillance Clearinghouse for Trump Leaks [Vanity]

    08/01/2017 11:47:53 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 30 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | 01 August 2017 | CivilWarBrewing
    It was a bit obvious, wasn't it? Obama purchased an impenetrable, brick-fortified control center to disseminate leaks illegally obtained on Team Trump. Obama's spy center includes none other than Valerie Jarrett who resides there. Strange, isn't it? It's almost as strange as Deep State operative Comey and pal of Robert Mueller setting up shop to spy on Trump and getting away with it. Does the Deep State still have their agents in our various spy agencies such as the CIA, NSA, NRO, etc., feeding information acquired by a rogue surveillance satellite to Team Obama-Jarrett in their brick fortress? Does Team...
  • Trump White House Plans to Revive Privacy Board

    07/26/2017 2:52:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    With just one board member and unable to replace staff, the independent agency tasked with upholding privacy and civil liberties seemed headed for hibernation. But administration officials say that’s not likely to happen, with nominations expected soon. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been on crutches since last year, when Chairman David Medine resigned and took with him the board's ability to hire staff. In January, it fell below the three-member quorum to approve reports and begin probes. Since February, Republican Elisebeth Collins, a former Justice Department official, has been the only member of the board, which has...
  • Obama-era Surveillance Timeline

    07/18/2017 3:15:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    sharylattkinson.com ^ | 02 June 2017 | Sharyl Attkinson
    You can find many timelines that follow allegations of Russia tampering in the U.S. election and alleged involvement of Trump officials. But I couldn’t find any comprehensive timelines cross-referencing Obama-era surveillance of whistleblowers, journalists and other U.S. citizens with Russia surveillance allegations. So I built one. Please note: temporal proximity of events doesn’t necessarily imply a connection.
  • Breaking: Lynch Ordered Manafort’s Phone Tapped During Veselnitskaya Meeting

    07/17/2017 11:08:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies
    medium.com/@JackPosobiec ^ | Jul 14 | Jack Posobiec
    Today, Fusion GPS employee Rinat Akhmetshin today confirmed his attendance at a meeting with Donald Trump Jr, Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner along with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.Accusations have arisen that the meeting was part of a wider setup to achieve a FISA warrant to wiretap phones of the Trump campaign during 2016. President Trump himself has accused the FBI under Loretta Lynch of wiretapping his campaign. Now, a former Trump campaign official reports that Paul Manafort’s phone was subject to FISA wiretap during the infamous meeting. Follow James B @jbro_1776 Scoop: Manaforts phone was illegally bugged during meeting with...
  • EVIDENCE: Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Was ‘Hacked’ By Obama Official

    07/13/2017 1:02:12 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 76 replies
    Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper. Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump. Tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow — preserved on a Whistleblower Soundcloud page — show real estate billionaire Timothy Blixseth explaining Brennan and Clapper’s surveillance...
  • China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces

    06/28/2017 3:16:25 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 June 2017 | Josh Chin and Liza Lin
    In vast social-engineering experiment, facial-recognition systems crunch data from ubiquitous cameras to monitor citizens SHENZHEN—Gan Liping pumped her bike across a busy street, racing to beat a crossing light before it turned red. She didn’t make it. Immediately, her face popped up on two video screens above the street. “Jaywalkers will be captured using facial-recognition technology,” the screens said. Facial-recognition technology, once a specter of dystopian science fiction, is becoming a feature of daily life in China, where authorities are using it on streets, in subway stations, at airports and at border crossings in a vast experiment in social engineering....
  • 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 · 12 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...