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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/31/2020 Newsdump Friday

    01/31/2020 9:39:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/31/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    For the fourth time in recent weeks we have an upwards revision of the number of Americans injured in the Iranian missile strike at the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq on January 8th. First the number was 11, then it was 34 and then it was 50. But now the number is 64..... The United States lifting sanctions against a unit of a Chinese company COSCO..... The impeachment trial of President Trump rolling forward on Newsdump Friday with a vote to not call any witnesses.... A woman who figured prominently in the House impeachment inquiry is retiring..... The United States...
  • Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

    06/30/2019 11:59:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2019 | Julie Watson, AP
    The WhatsApp group would eventually lead to formal allegations that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher fatally stabbed a wounded Islamic State captive in his care and shot civilians in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. A jury of mostly combat Marines will ultimately decide the fate of the 19-year-veteran and Bronze Star recipient charged with murder, attempted murder and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline for posing with the corpse for photographs. No matter the outcome, the court-martial at Naval Base San Diego has provided a rare view into the insular Navy SEAL...
  • The jury finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes —

    07/02/2019 2:30:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    Jury finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes
  • New Documents Released: Notes From FBI Interviews With DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

    08/08/2019 6:16:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies
    federalist ^ | 8/8/2019 | staff
    The FBI released 34 pages of notes, known as “302s,” of its 2016 and 2017 interviews with Bruce Ohr, the DOJ official who met with the British dossier author Christopher Steele and opposition research firm Fusion GPS’s Glen Simpson. Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, when they were hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Convention. The FBI was sued by the watchdog group Judicial Watch to comply with their requests for access to the notes via Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents below:
  • Jared Kushner accused of using WhatsApp and personal email for state business

    03/22/2019 8:51:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/19 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner used the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp as well as his personal email account to conduct official business, a top House Democrat charged Thursday. The revelation came during a Dec. 19 meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which released the information in a letter Thursday. Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote to White House counsel Pat Cipollone to tell him that Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, had confirmed during the meeting that Kushner “continues to use” WhatsApp to conduct White House business.
  • How WhatsApp became linked to mob violence and fake news - and why it's hard to stop

    11/02/2018 8:47:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 2, 2018 | By Ben Popken
    Facebook’s efforts to crack down on fake news have been focused on its 2 billion-person social network, but a recent spate of news stories from around the world point to a different and possibly more urgent problem - the spread of misinformation on its popular messaging service, WhatsApp. Researchers have found that fake news stories and rumors spread quickly via person-to-person and group messages on the app, using its features in culturally specific ways or taking advantage of third-party workarounds to add extra layers of utility - and creating new avenues of potential abuse in the process. The resulting spread...
  • Anatomy of a Smear Campaign: Gab

    10/31/2018 7:26:13 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 12 replies
    Heretic Tribune ^ | 10/31/2018 | zyntrax
    See source... there is more photo/embed content than meaningful text.
  • Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp messenger users hit by outages

    09/03/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 09/03/2018
    Users of Instagram and Whatsapp, both of which are owned by the social network, are also reporting trouble accessing the photo sharing and messaging services, respectively. Facebook has not issued a statement on the issues, which began late Monday afternoon.
  • Israel launches 'wide-scale attack' against Hamas, after Israeli soldier killed near Gaza fence

    07/20/2018 4:24:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/20/2018 | Andrew Carey,
    The Israeli Air Force launched a "wide-scale attack" against Hamas military targets in Gaza on Friday, after an Israeli soldier died after being hit by gunfire from the coastal enclave, according to the Israeli military. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the shooting attack took place Friday during a Palestinian protest along the fence separating Gaza and Israel. It's the first Israeli soldier killed along the Gaza fence since the last war between Israel and Hamas in 2014, the army said. The IDF responded first with tank and artillery fire, killing four people according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health....
  • Europe is using smartphone data as a weapon to deport refugees

    07/03/2018 1:09:46 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 11 replies
    Wired ^ | Monday 2 July 2018 | Morgan Meaker
    European leaders need to bring immigration numbers down, and metadata on smartphones could be just what they need to start sending migrants back. Smartphones have helped tens of thousands of migrants travel to Europe. A phone means you can stay in touch with your family – or with people smugglers. On the road, you can check Facebook groups that warn of border closures, policy changes or scams to watch out for. Advice on how to avoid border police spreads via WhatsApp. Now, governments are using migrants' smartphones to deport them. Across the continent, migrants are being confronted by a booming...
  • Thousands continue protest in Spain after gang rape acquittal

    04/29/2018 7:03:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The men, dubbed the Wolf Pack, were found guilty of a lesser charge -- sexual abuse -- which protesters considered too lenient. They are accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman in 2016 at a bull-running festival. The sentencing also requires the men, who have been in custody since 2016, to pay the woman a total of $61,000 in compensation. One of the men, a police officer for the Spanish Civil Guard, was fined an extra $1,000 for stealing the woman's phone. According to a police report, the gang surrounded the woman in a small alcove, took off her clothes...
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • WhatsApp gave terrorists a secret place to hide and refuses to hand over London attacker's messages

    03/27/2017 5:30:38 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 March 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    Shortened title. Full title: WhatsApp accused of giving terrorists 'a secret place to hide' as it refuses to hand over London attacker's messages Amber Rudd has vowed to “call time” on internet firms who give terrorists “a place to hide” as it emerged security services are powerless to access Westminster attacker Adrian Ajao’s final WhatsApp message. The Home Secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that Whats App – which is owned by Facebook – was enabling terrorists to communicate “in secret”, knowing the police and security services will not be able to read their encrypted communications. She has summoned WhatsApp,...
  • EU data protection watchdogs warn WhatsApp, Yahoo on privacy

    10/30/2016 1:33:05 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 1 replies
    news.trust.org / reuters ^ | 10/29/16 | Julia Fioretti
    European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service's recent change in privacy policy to start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook - the first policy change since WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 - has attracted regulatory scrutiny in Europe. The Italian antitrust watchdog on Friday also announced a separate probe into whether WhatsApp obliged users to agree to sharing personal data with Facebook. (emphasis mine) The European Union's 28 data...
  • Facebook to deploy ‘secret conversation’ feature on site

    07/10/2016 9:41:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    End-to-end encryption vexing to some officials . Facebook says it has begun to offer users the option of securing their messages with end-to-end encryption, a service that soon may allow more than a billion account holders — potentially including jihad and other terror groups — to message one another below the radar of law enforcement surveillance. ... By implementing end-to-end encryption, Facebook aims to give its users a way of communicating over the network’s proprietary Messenger application in a manner intended to make correspondence undecipherable to anyone other than the sender and recipient, a possibility that alarms law enforcement officials....
  • WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie Wiretap Order

    03/14/2016 9:31:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2016 | By MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — While the Justice Department wages a public fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone, government officials are privately debating how to resolve a prolonged standoff with another technology company, WhatsApp, over access to its popular instant messaging application, officials and others involved in the case said. No decision has been made, but a court fight with WhatsApp, the world’s largest mobile messaging service, would open a new front in the Obama administration’s dispute with Silicon Valley over encryption, security and privacy. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, allows customers to send messages and make phone calls...
  • Apple plays digital privacy hardball with FBI, 'but not with China'

    02/20/2016 3:58:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 38 replies
    /www.france24.com ^ | 02-19-2016-
    Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn't always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China. The standoff between the FBI and Apple over the investigation into the San Bernardino shooting, which claimed the lives of 14 people in early December, has divided the United States. While some have argued that the company should, in this particular case, help investigators by bypassing the phone's security system, others have insisted that doing so...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘Outright Terrifying’ That Facebook Teamed Up with Government to Censor Users

    02/14/2016 9:54:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2016 | Ezra Dulis
    Yiannopoulos discussed the current business turmoil at Twitter and how, instead of trying to right the ship, the social platform is trying to flex its political muscle with moves that will marginalize right-wing voices. More disturbingly, he said, is the more financially stable Facebook and its coordination with government censorship: It’s not just Facebook we’re talking about. They own WhatsApp and they own Instagram. And WhatsApp and Instagram are two of the companies that are winning the short messaging war–that are winning the war for Millennial attention and for Millennial users. Twitter lost that war. Twitter only really appeals to...
  • To beat the iPhone, you have to beat the iPhone’s camera

    01/13/2015 11:09:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 13, 2015 10:11 am | By Vlad Savov
    Speed kills, and the iPhone goes from 0 to a good picture faster than anything else I was at Intel’s CES booth, composing a photo with my Android smartphone, when a pair of anonymous hands thrust a shining iPhone 6 Plus into my line of vision. A nonchalant tap of the camera shutter button later, the hands were pulling back, having captured a stupendously clear and sharp picture on the first attempt. By the time I’d completed my routine of setting proper focus and steadying myself, the dude who’d beaten me to a better shot with none of the effort...
  • Two Women to Be Lashed for Swearing on 'WhatsApp'

    07/24/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Women were also jailed 10 days in the first sentence of its kind in Saudi ArabiaA Saudi court sentenced two local women to 10 days in prison and ordered them lashed 10 times each after they were found guilty of swearing at each other on WhatsApp. The judge at the court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah tried to reconcile the two but they refused and insisted on charging each other. “The judge had no choice but to sentence the two and make them write a statement not to abuse each other again,” Arar daily said, adding that...