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  • NSA ’just days from taking over the internet’ warns Edward Snowden

    04/16/2024 5:56:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Coin Telegraph ^ | APR 15, 2024 | Tom Mitchelhill
    The FISA 702 bill has been described by critics as a “dramatic and terrifying” expansion of the United States government’s surveillance powers. . The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is only days away from “taking over the internet” with a massive expansion of its surveillance powers, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In an April 16 post to X, Snowden drew attention to a thread originally posted by Elizabeth Goitein — the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice — that warned of a new bill that could see the U.S. government...
  • The Dons Behind Biden

    01/13/2021 6:35:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 13, 2021 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Why Biden thinks the Chinese Communists are “not bad folks” and “not competition for us.” “Biden Gets China,” headlined the January 2, 2012 report in The Atlantic. As author Steve Clemons explained, “Vice President Joe Biden will take the lead on the administrations next phase China policy.” This marked a shift to a “strategy of engagement with Biden at the top,” that allows the US to deal with China’s likely next president from a Vice President to a Vice President/Next President status -- and to continue both the Departments of State’s and Treasury’s ongoing engagement with other designated key Chinese...
  • N.S.A. Buys Americans’ Internet Data Without Warrants, Letter Says

    01/28/2024 9:42:12 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2024 | Charlie Savage
    The disclosure comes amid congressional scrutiny and a Federal Trade Commission crackdown on commercial data brokers. ... The letter by the National Security Agency, obtained by The New York Times, is the latest disclosure to highlight a legal gray zone on privacy ... The National Security Agency buys certain logs related to Americans’ domestic internet activities from commercial data brokers ... Intelligence and law enforcement agencies sometimes purchase potentially sensitive and revealing domestic data from brokers that would require a court order to acquire directly. ... The U.S. government should not be funding and legitimizing a shady industry whose flagrant...
  • A geofence warrant typo cast a location dragnet spanning two miles over San Francisco

    01/11/2024 12:37:41 PM PST · by algore · 9 replies
    Attorneys at the ACLU of Northern California found what they called an “alarming error” in a geofence warrant application that “resulted in a warrant stretching nearly two miles across San Francisco.” The error, likely caused by a typo, allowed the requesting law enforcement agency to capture information on anyone who entered the stretch of San Francisco erroneously marked on the search warrant. “Many private homes were also captured in the massive sweep,” wrote Jake Snow, ACLU staff attorney, in a blog post about the findings. It’s not known which law enforcement agency requested the nearly two-mile-long geofence warrant, or for...
  • Lloyd Austin episode is an 'indictment' of the 'entire Biden national security team': John Ratcliffe

    01/09/2024 7:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 09, 2024
    Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sounds off on the Biden administration's handling of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization during a time of war ..
  • Gov. Hochul vows crackdown on shoplifting scourge as NY businesses plead for help

    01/08/2024 6:43:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/08/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Kathy Hochul will pledge to crack down on retail theft as part of her 2024 policy agenda, The Post has learned — as fed-up New York business owners continue to plead for help with the shoplifting scourge. Merchants are turning up the heat on Hochul and the Democratic-led state Legislature, calling for stiffer penalties against serial offenders wreaking havoc in their stores. “We’re going to continue living this nightmare if legislators don’t fix this mess,” said Nelson Eusabio of the National Supermarket Association and part of the coalition Collective Action to Protect Our Stores (CAP). Lawmakers representing 213 districts...
  • We need 145 Nays in the House. What are the odds?

    12/13/2023 7:40:22 PM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 13 | RandFan
    They're suspending the rules and need 2/3rds to pass the FISA attachment to the NDAA. What are the odds? I bet they will vote this through almost unanimously! Sad. In any case, you could pressure your Rep. today or tomorrow...
  • Wyden to block national security director nominee until agency discloses surveillance of Americans

    12/13/2023 10:53:23 AM PST · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Oregon Capitol Insider ^ | 12/12/2023 | ALEX BAUMHARDT
    Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will block the nomination of a new director for the National Security Agency until the agency publicly discloses whether it is purchasing, storing and using electronic data on everyday Americans. Wyden has asked the agency to disclose this information since 2021, but he’s intensifying pressure in the lead up to a vote on nominating Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh to lead the NSA, as well as a key vote from Congress this week on whether to extend or reform a major foreign surveillance law set to expire at the end of the year. Wyden said the...
  • Intel ‘Experts’ Who Falsely Discredited Hunter Biden Laptop Call To Extend Warrantless Spying On Americans

    12/12/2023 8:37:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2023 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    The same intelligence ‘experts’ who penned the Biden laptop letter in October 2020 are now calling on lawmakers to reauthorize Section 702 of FISA.The same intelligence “experts” who penned the infamous Hunter Biden laptop letter in October 2020 are now calling on lawmakers to reauthorize the warrantless surveillance state through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). On Monday, 46 former national security officials signed a letter urging Capitol Hill to rubber stamp the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The same law was abused by deep-state FBI agents to surveil members of Trump’s campaign. The...
  • Husband Reaches Out To NSA To See If They Know What His Wife Wants For Christmas

    12/07/2023 11:04:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 6, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR — As the December days began to tick away, a local man grew so desperate in his attempt to buy his wife a great Christmas gift that he decided to reach out to the National Security Agency to find out what she wants. "I figured it's my best shot," said Willard McBane. "She's always so difficult to buy for, and she doesn't ever give me any hints, so I knew I needed to bring the NSA in on this one." At first, Willard's attempts to ask for help were subtle. "I just started speaking out loud whenever I...
  • Wikipedia Co-Founder No Longer Recommends His Online Encyclopedia

    12/06/2023 7:16:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 36 replies ^ | November 21, 2023 | Matthieu Lumiere
    Back in 2017, the Daily Beast wrote that Operation Mockingbird “has never been officially discontinued.” Wikipedia - the internet encyclopedia constantly propped up to be the #1 source for online information and constantly shoved down our throats — provides damning evidence that the government infiltration of American news and information is alive and well. Most Google searches rank Wikipedia at the top of the search results page. And YouTube uses it whenever they put one of those annoying “context tabs” on a video. Yet Wikipedia is not considered a reliable source of information by anyone with half a brain. Most...
  • Wyden: NSA Must Answer Whether it is Buying Americans’ Location Data and Web Browsing Records Before New Director Is Confirmed

    12/02/2023 7:42:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Wyden: NSA Must Answer Whether it is Buying Americans’ Location Data and Web Browsing Records Before New Director Is Confirmed Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced he will place a hold on the nomination of Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh to serve as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) until the NSA discloses whether it is buying Americans’ location data and web browsing records. In a statement placed in the Congressional record this afternoon, Wyden said the Defense Department has refused to make public important information about purchases of Americans’ personal data — information that the government...
  • Allum Bokhari: Meet Michael Hayden, Deep State Spy Chief Turned Media Blacklister

    10/18/2023 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 16, 2023 | Tim Hains
    ALLUM BOKHARI: Michael Hayden has been in the news lately after he called for Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville to be "removed from the human race," a comment the senator condemned as a call for assassination. This wasn't the first partisan outburst from Hayden. He's also compared Trump supporters to the Taliban, called the Trump movement "more dangerous than al Qaeda," and even said that unvaxxed MAGA supporters should be given a "one-way ticket to Afghanistan." But who is Michael Hayden and why should we care? Hayden is currently an advisor to NewsGuard, an organization that claims to offer nonpartisan assessments...
  • McMaster Purges NSC Staffer For Warning Of Islamic-Leftist Threat

    08/03/2017 7:57:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | August 2, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    McMaster had purged Derek Harvey, one of the NSC's best people on the Middle East, for trying to fire Obama holdovers. "In the late 1980s, Harvey traveled throughout Iraq by taxicab—500 miles, village to village—interviewing locals, sleeping on mud floors with a shower curtain for a door. He [was] full of questions, intensely curious and entirely nonthreatening. After the 1991 Gulf War, when the CIA was predicting the inevitable fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Harvey, then a major, insisted that Hussein would survive because members of the Sunni community knew their fortunes were tied to his. He was right....
  • Why Fired NSC Author of Memo Warning Trump of Deep State Says There's a Whiff of Tyranny in the Air

    10/04/2018 11:25:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 20 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-10-04 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rich Higgins. Higgins, an expert in unconventional warfare and combatting terrorism with over 20 years experience at senior levels of the Defense Department, and early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump's National Security Council (NSC). That all changed when a memo that he produced for President Trump warning of the political warfare he was to face internally from the Deep State, and externally from the media and like-minded interest groups in collusion with the administrative state, leaked out to the public....
  • The Unsung White House Official Who Warned President Trump in 2017 that the Deep State Was Trying to Prematurely End his Presidency

    03/13/2022 4:35:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Mar, 2022 | John Dale Dunn
    No President of The United States ever before faced anything comparable to the organized effort of officials within his administration to sabotage Donald J. Trump’s presidency and drive him from office. The Memo by Rich Higgins [216 pp, Kindle 9.99 Hard Copy 22.34 ISBN‎-0999705938‎ Washington D.C. Calamo Press 2020] is a first and only book by an American soldier and patriot who exposes the deep state and the anti-Trump coup activities. Rich Higgins earned his early reputation as an ordnance (explosives) expert in Iraq during and after the War for Iraqi Freedom of 2002 and 2003. Higgins went from being...
  • Data Scientist Says He Tracked January 6 Instigators Emerging From Fed Vehicles

    11/16/2023 9:05:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National File ^ | 11/16/2023 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    A data scientist named Tony Seruga said that his team tracked January 6 “ghost buses” and found instigators coming from Department of Justice vans. These claims add more context to recent allegations that January 6 was strategized in advance on Antifa discord servers, and they should alarm every freedom-loving American. Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana called attention to alleged ghost buses when he was grilling FBI director Christopher Wray. Christopher Wray, seemingly terrified, chose his words carefully to try to discredit Higgins, but since their exchange more information has come to light. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Senior CIA Official Says Rumsfeld 'Absolutely Wrong' On Intel Reform

    04/26/2002 8:47:44 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Defense Information and Electronics Report | April 26, 2002 | Hampton Stephens
    A senior CIA official this week said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is "absolutely wrong" to oppose placing all components of the intelligence community -- including those now under the authority of the Pentagon -- under the centralized control of the director of central intelligence. James Simon, assistant director of central intelligence for administration, said he supports a recommendation advanced by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, head of the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, to transfer the National Security Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and National Reconnaissance Office from the purview of DOD to direct DCI control. "Brent...
  • Iran: senior intelligence officer of the Revolutionary Guards shot multiple times: Mohammad Akiki in critical condition [tranlated from Italian]

    10/15/2023 5:35:31 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 75 replies
    La Repubblica ^ | Oct 15, 2023
    The shooting took place in Tehran. Speculations that the ambush is part of Israel's response to the Hamas attack. The response is not limited to the Gaza Strip. A senior intelligence official of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Akiki, was ambushed and is in critical condition. The assassination attempt took place in Tehran, Iran. [Translated from Italian.]
  • TUCKER: The NSA hacked my Signal account over planned Putin interview!

    08/29/2023 2:44:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 78 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Aug 29 | Tucker
    @Sprinter99800 Tucker Carlson was called to Washington because of a possible interview with Putin. Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the US National Security Agency hacked into his Signal account and read correspondence about a planned interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the presenter, he received a call and was summoned to Washington to clarify the situation. When he arrived, the question was asked if he was planning a trip to meet with Putin. “How did you know, I didn’t tell anyone. Not at all. Not to my brother, not to my wife, not to anyone at...