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  • Shadow Government - National Security Action Supplying Biden's Cabinet

    11/24/2020 7:20:31 PM PST · by Blogger · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/24/2020 | Blogger
    Interesting tweet showing a correlation between the subversive group, National Security Action, set up in early 2017 to undercut President Trump's global policy. They are supplying Biden with his cabinet picks. From their site (as archived - regular site is hiding this) A MOMENT OF ALARM AND ACTION LEADING WITH OUR STRENGTHS RESTORING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP REMAINING TRUE TO OUR VALUES EXPOSING CORRUPTION Under President Trump’s reckless leadership, the United States is weaker in the world, less safe, and more isolated. He is retreating from the world stage, undercutting the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that keep us safe, undermining the...
  • China slams Trump National Security Adviser for sowing ‘chaos’ during trip to Philippines

    11/24/2020 7:02:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Rappler ^ | 11/24/2020 | SOFIA TOMACRUZ
    China says the tirades of US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ‘are full of Cold War mentality’ in a bid ‘to seek the selfish interests of the US’ China accused US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien of fueling tensions in the region Monday, November 23, as the American official capped his recent trips to Vietnam and the Philippines. Chinese officials slammed O’Brien, in particular, for making “unreasonable remarks” on the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – hot button issues for Beijing as it competes with Washington for dominance in the Indo-Pacific region. It was in the Philippines, America’s...
  • US should encourage China's rise, Biden national security pick Jake Sullivan says

    11/24/2020 6:55:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/2020 | Brittany De Lea
    President-Elect Joe Biden announced additional nominations to his cabinet on Monday, including a National Security Adviser who has advocated for supporting China’s “rise” in the past. Jake Sullivan has been tapped to fill the role, after previously advising Biden when he served as vice president in the Obama administration. Sullivan also worked for Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State. Sullivan could bring in a fresh perspective to relations with China when compared with the Trump administration if his past comments are an indication. During a lecture he delivered on behalf of the Lowy Institute in 2017, Sullivan...
  • Sleep Well, Big Brother Is On the Job

    10/29/2020 6:39:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-29-20 | MOTUS
    This is the sort of story you shouldn’t watch just before turning in for the night. Documents gone missing in mid-stream - how did that happen? While it was clear this was a targeted theft I, like the “major overnight shipper,” had no clue how it was pulled off. As often happens in these circumstances, Sundance has a theory, apparently based on personal experience.  So here’s what I think took place. The package, likely a Fed-X delivery, was intercepted by FBI agents using mechanisms for tracking and surveillance that open targeting through portals connected to DHS. As an outcome of the...
  • China Blasts US As “Empire Of Hacking” After Damning NSA Report Spotlights Beijing

    10/22/2020 7:08:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week the National Security Agency released a cybersecurity advisory which focused on attempts of Chinese state-backed hackers to gain access to intellectual property such as coronavirus research or advanced technologies, or political and military information. Tuesday's NSA advisory identified "vulnerabilities" in US systems that have been “recently leveraged, or scanned-for, by Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors” — for example bugs in software like Microsoft Windows or Citrix Systems. But now China’s Foreign Ministry has slammed the NSA report, calling out the spy agency's 'hypocrisy' and shining a light on vast US domestic surveillance exposed years ago by Edward...
  • I have a masters degree. I ran CIA and NSA. Trump wants a patriotic commission, 1776 Commission. What does he know about that?

    09/18/2020 11:21:14 AM PDT · by rintintin · 165 replies
    Gen Michael Hayden Twitter ^ | Sep 17 2020 | Gen Michael Hayden
    Gen Michael Hayden @GenMhayden I have a masters degree. I ran CIA and NSA. Trump wants a patriotic commission, 1776 Commission. What does he know about that? Absolutely nothing. And he’s not interested in facts.

    09/10/2020 6:32:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies ^ | January 13 2017 | alex emmons
    One privacy activist responded: “This decision will be added to the timelines of the most significant expansions of domestic surveillance in the modern era.” WITH ONLY DAYS until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization with 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules allow employees doing intelligence work for those agencies to sift through raw data collected under a broad, Reagan-era executive order that...
  • FISA court scolds FBI for 'widespread violations' of privacy rules

    09/08/2020 8:51:15 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/7/2020 | John Solomon
    Under Director Chris Wray, the FBI continues to engage in "widespread violations" of rules protecting Americans' privacy while searching through national security surveillance data, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has concluded. Despite the concerns, the judge nonetheless proceeded to approve the latest rules allowing the FBI to continue to conduct such searches of data gathered by the National Security Agency or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/4/2020 Newsdump Friday Labor Day Weekend

    09/04/2020 8:33:44 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/4/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    It is now Saturday in Australia where a coronavirus freedom protest is being attempted in the tightly locked down city of Melbourne. Arrests have already taken place in the city at the gathering site of the protest, the "Shrine of Remembrance". Police acting to prevent the protest from taking place.... Police in a federal operation shooting dead the man wanted in connection with the killing of a "Patriot Prayer" member in Portland..... Facebook removing accounts linked to "Patriot Prayer"...... The FBI arresting two men said to be "militia members: and admirers of Kyle Rittenhouse at the request of Kenosha, Wisconsin...
  • NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful BREAKING!

    09/04/2020 7:32:04 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 Sept 30 | Getty
    NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful A National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program has been ruled unlawful, seven years after it was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The surveillance of millions of Americans' telephone records first came to light in 2013. Now, the US Court of Appeals has ruled intelligence leaders who publicly defended the program lied. And Mr Snowden has said he feels vindicated by the ruling. FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police Microsoft bars facial recognition sales to police He currently lives in exile in Moscow but, last year, expressed his wish to return...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Suggests Americans May Need To Prepare For War On Election Night If Biden Doesn’t Win In A Landslide

    09/03/2020 3:21:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    A Washington Post op-ed published Thursday suggested Americans should prepare for war if the election result is anything but a landslide for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The op-ed, titled “What’s the worst that could happen?” is written by Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University. In it, Brooks notes that the Transition Integrity Project, which she co-founded, “built a series of war games,” gathered participants “and asked them to imagine what they’d do in a range of election and transition scenarios.” “A landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power. Every other scenario we...
  • Appeals court rules NSA's bulk phone data collection illegal

    09/03/2020 11:51:09 AM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/20 04:40 PM EDT | BY HARPER NEIDIG
    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that collected data on Americans' telephone calls was illegal and possibly unconstitutional. A three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the program, which was revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden and officially ended in 2015, violated U.S. surveillance laws and potentially the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Despite their conclusion about the surveillance program, the judges upheld the convictions of four Somali immigrants who brought a legal challenge against it on appeal. Wednesday's ruling came seven years after the four were convicted in...
  • US court: (Hussein) NSA mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal

    09/03/2020 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    DW ^ | 9/02/20
    A federal court has ruled that the US intelligence’s surveillance program exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden was unlawful, and possibly unconstitutional. A US federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the controversial National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden was illegal. The ruling stopped short of calling the program unconstitutional. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that the program, under which the NSA collected and analyzed bulk data provided by telecommunications companies, was in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and could have been unconstitutional. "Seven years ago, as the news...
  • Appeals court finds NSA's mass metadata collection was unlawful

    09/02/2020 2:43:34 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 32 replies
    CNET ^ | 9/2/2020 | Cirinne Reichert
    A federal appeals court has found that the US National Security Agency's controversial bulk collection of citizens' phone records was against the law. "We conclude that the government may have violated the Fourth Amendment and did violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") when it collected the telephony metadata of millions of Americans," the opinion by Judge Berzon, published Sept. 2, says.
  • NSA, CISA Urge Critical Infrastructure Operators to Secure OT Assets

    07/24/2020 7:21:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 3 replies ^ | 7/24/2020 | Eduard Kovacs
    The U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a joint alert urging critical infrastructure operators to take immediate measures to reduce the exposure of operational technology (OT) systems to cyberattacks. The NSA and CISA say it’s imperative that critical infrastructure asset owners and operators secure industrial control systems (ICS) and other OT systems due to the high risk of cyberattacks launched by foreign threat actors. The agencies say industrial systems are being increasingly exposed to the internet for remote operations and monitoring purposes, expanding the outsourcing of key skill areas,...
  • The Department Of Justice Will Host a Virtual Press Conference Announcing Criminal Charges In a National Security Cyber Matter ****** Media Advisory ******

    07/21/2020 5:52:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Washington
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 20, 2020 The Department Of Justice Will Host a Virtual Press Conference Announcing Criminal Charges In a National Security Cyber Matter ****** Media Advisory ****** WASHINGTON -- Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, U.S. Attorney William D. Hyslop for the Eastern District of Washington, and Special Agent in Charge Ray P. Duda of the FBI Seattle Field Office will participate in a press conference announcing charges in a national security cyber matter. Following the press conference, reporters may stay on the line for a background briefing...
  • BACKGROUND – Political Surveillance..

    07/18/2020 7:56:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    With the release of transcripts and the declassification of material from within the IG report, the Carter Page FISA and Flynn documents showing FBI activity; and with the recent release from Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsay Graham; there is a common misconception about why the intelligence apparatus began investigating the Trump campaign in the first place. Why was Donald Trump considered a threat? In this outline we hope to provide some fully cited deep source material that will explain the origin; and specifically why those inside the Intelligence Community & DOJ began targeting Trump and using Confidential Human Sources against campaign...
  • Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump

    03/20/2019 6:03:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2019 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump Court documents reveal Chinese intelligence targets BY: Bill Gertz A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump. Ron Rockwell Hansen, a DIA operations officer until 2006, was arrested June 5 and pleaded guilty on Friday in Utah to attempting to sell national defense secrets to China. He faces 15 years in prison under a plea deal. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24. Court...
  • Ex-Air Force intelligence worker, 46, planned to hand classified NSA information to Russia after kidnapping her six-year-old daughter and fleeing to Mexico

    07/07/2020 1:59:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 06 2020 | Associated Press
    A West Virginia woman who served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental kidnapping, the U.S. Justice Department said. Shirley, 46, of Hedgesville, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the national security charge and up to three years and a $250,000 fine on the kidnapping charge.
  • West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

    07/06/2020 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.Shirley, 47, pled guilty to one count of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and one count of “International Parental Kidnapping.”  Shirley admitted to unlawfully retaining a National Security Agency (NSA) document containing information classified at the TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) level relating to the national defense that outlines intelligence information regarding a foreign government’s military and political issues.  Shirley also admitted to removing her child, of whom she was the...