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Jul 16 11:07

U.S. Defense Contractor to Blanket Earth With New Surveillance Technology

By Nicholas West

Google has received vast criticism for its Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Streetview systems that have essentially removed the inherent right to privacy and transferred it to the whim of corporate terms and conditions. However, this would seem to pale in comparison to what is being announced from the largest U.S. defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, working in tandem with commercial space imagery vendor, DigitalGlobe...

Jul 16 08:23

New York federal judge to DEA: If you want to use a stingray you’re going to need a warrant for that

Earlier this week, a New York federal judge became the nation’s first jurist to rule inadmissible evidence collected after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials used a stingray, or cell site simulator, to locate a drug suspect’s phone, and by extension the man himself, without a warrant. This ruling—along with a landmark Second Circuit Court of Appeals opinion handed down this week holding that US warrants do not extend overseas—is a bright spot in what’s otherwise been a bleak series of court decisions on privacy in the digital age.

Jul 16 05:44

Israel launches anti-Facebook bill

Israeli Justice Minister Eyelet Shaked and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan have gone public with details of a proposed bill which will force internet companies to remove content which the government deems to be promoting terror, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

The bill would empower courts to order social media providers like Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to remove content that is in itself criminal as well as constitutes a danger to personal, public or state security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, of course, exposing government lies is a HUGE threat to state security!

Jul 15 18:12

Federal Judge Suppresses Evidence Gathered With “Stingray” Surveillance Tool

By Derrick Broze

A federal judge has set a precedent by suppressing evidence obtained without a warrant using a surveillance device sometimes known as a Stingray.

After several years of law enforcement agencies across the United States gathering evidence using a secret surveillance tool – and doing so without a warrant – a federal judge has struck down evidence collected by the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ruled that the defendant’s rights were violated when the DEA used a cell site simulator, also known as a Stingray, without a warrant in order to find the suspects home...

Jul 15 09:38

BENGHAZI! EMAILS! BENGHAZI!

Jul 15 07:27

YouTube deletes another video about Hillary's lies!

Jul 15 07:03

The Clinton Body Count [VIDEO]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't bother clicking the link, YouTube has already orwellized that video!

Jul 14 15:07

FBI Agents In Clinton Investigation Have All Been Gagged with A “Very, Very Unusual” NDA

By Claire Bernish

FBI agents involved in the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were required to sign unusually-extensive nondisclosure agreements — forcing them into silence unless they’re called to testify in the matter. FBI insiders surmised there may have been an ‘inside deal.’

“This is very, very unusual,” said an unnamed, retired FBI chief, cited by the New York Post. “I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others.”...

Jul 14 14:46

The FBI Has Quietly Collected 434,000 Iris Scans of US Citizens

By Josie Wales

In a shocking article published Tuesday by the Verge, it was revealed the FBI has been quietly collecting hundreds of thousands of iris scans as part an experimental program referred to as the “FBI Iris Pilot.” Working together with local police departments, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Pentagon, the FBI has discreetly amassed 434,000 iris scans.

The surveillance technology, used primarily by airports and private security companies, was pitched in 2013 as a way to help police departments catch criminals in a safer and more efficient manner. At that point, the FBI already had 30,000 scans and was looking to coordinate with local and national agencies to develop a searchable database of scans taken by police departments across the nation...

Jul 14 13:51

How to Download and Build Your Own House: “Affordable, Open Source, Modular, Ecological”

Like so many other institutions in our society, the idea of buying and cookie cutter house and being in debt with a mortgage to pay – indefinitely until you die – is out dated, and does nothing to promote freedom for the people living in it. Here's what you could do instead:

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Jul 14 13:21

Police Raid 60 Homes For ‘Xenophobic’ Facebook Posts

German Police raided the homes of 60 people suspected of writing ‘hate’ speech on social media in Germany. Coordinated by the Federal Criminal Police (BKA), the operation saw officers from 25 departments search across 14 states.

Jul 14 12:39

More EU Antitrust Headaches for Google

The EU sends Google two Statement of Objections regarding its search practices and AdWords business.

The European Commission today levied new antitrust charges against Google, sending the company two Statement of Objections regarding its search practices and AdWords business.

In April 2015, the Commission formally accused the Web giant of favoring its own shopping products in search results, and demoting those of its competitors. It has since investigated further and today released a supplementary Statement of Objections that includes "a broad range of additional evidence and data that reinforces the Commission's preliminary conclusion."

"The Commission is concerned that users do not necessarily see the most relevant results in response to queries—>>>

Jul 14 10:01

AVFM Facebook page taken down

On the opening day of ICMI 16 London, dissenters with Facebook’s tacit or direct support have seen fit to attack and unpublish A Voice For Men’s Facebook page. A further assault has taken place in subsequent days on many of those involved in providing the space for men’s rights issues; including Paul Elam, the FB page Admins, and Moderators by banning their accounts for time spans ranging from 24 hours to 30 days.

Paul recently stated that this had been foreseen, and there have been some indications that this may be in the works. The page has been removed for “Violating Community Standards” but no specific reason was given for exactly what standards were violated and why aside from a couple highly questionable issues with relatively benign posts directed at the administrators and moderators.

Jul 14 06:59

Extended Blackouts: Power Grid Completely Vulnerable to Sabotage: “America Could Go Dark”

The 21st Century is run off of electricity, and in the United States, that electric grid is woefully out of date – and that has left the country quite vulnerable.

The U.S. electric system is in danger of widespread blackouts lasting days, weeks or longer through the destruction of sensitive, hard-to-replace equipment.

“Virtually any region would suffer major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”

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Jul 13 15:22

Windows 10: You have TWO WEEKS to upgrade for free, or you'll have to cough-up £130

...or you do something more sensible...

http://www.zdnet.com/article/solydxk-hands-on-two-good-linux-distribut...

A rolling update Linux distribution. Initially looks bland but is easily customized. Works for me.

Jul 13 12:56

FBI Agents Silenced on Hillary Probe

FBI agents who worked on the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server reportedly had to sign an unusual non-disclosure form banning them from talking about the case unless they were called to testify.

Jul 13 12:49

It’s Official: Robots Are Now Injuring And Killing Humans

By Nicholas West

Even as robotics experts, universities and tech luminaries sound the alarm about the potential for a future filled with killer robots, this technology evidently already has arrived … minus the stringent ethics.

There can be no debate about the use of killer robots in the military. We are in the middle of an admitted global drone arms race in which there are mass civilian casualties occurring under a specious U.S. legal framework that has thus far not even excluded its own citizens from being targeted for assassination. There is also a host of ground- and sea-based systems that are equally lethal and continue to be tested in massive joint military exercises.

Then there is the artificial intelligence contained in autonomous vehicles and security robots...

Jul 13 09:53

Ashley Madison admits using fembots to lure men into spending money

After nearly a year of radio silence, the infidelity hookup site Ashley Madison has finally released a statement about what's next for the company. Among other things, the company's new executive team admits that it used fembots to lure men into paying to join the site, which promised the men discreet affairs with willing women.

Jul 13 09:17

With the Right Software, PCs Can Outdistance Supercomputers

Three recent news items highlight how a set of users, armed only with PCs, were able to achieve supercomputing results through innovative software. Their success illustrates how innovative algorithms can overcome a lack of hardware, especially when those algorithms are carefully designed to exploit the hardware that is available. From another perspective, these stories also highlight how poorly many supercomputers are utilized under the burden of legacy software, or in some cases, just plain conventional wisdom.

Jul 13 08:10

Every version of Windows hit by "critical" security flaw

An attacker could exploit the flaw by conducting a man-in-the-middle attack on a system or print server and injecting malicious code. That's possible because the print spooler service doesn't properly validate print drivers when installing a printer.

Jul 13 08:01

Decision to Blow up US Citizen With Robot Was Improvised in Less Than 20 Minutes

By Claire Bernish

A hotly-contested decision by law enforcement to use a drone robot to blow up a U.S. citizen, who allegedly carried out the murders of five police officers in Dallas, just got exponentially more controversial—because, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the “whole idea was improvised in about 15 to 20 minutes.”

Already igniting fury around the country for neglecting any semblance of due process, the use of the “Remotec model F-5” to deliver a pound of C-4 explosive to decimate suspected shooter Micah Xavier Johnson as he targeted police in a sniper-style attack, has been revealed by the police chief as a hastily-plotted … whim...

Jul 13 07:34

Facebook sued for $1bn by families of terror victims in Israel over Hamas attacks

Claiming that Facebook's conduct was "intentional and malicious", the suit includes information about the deaths of all five terror victims. It also lists how the social media platform was used by Hamas militants to operate, plan and coordinate attacks.

Jul 13 07:17

Australian Government must lodge protest about release of our classified information by Clinton - here's why

When Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State she used her own private email server instead of the secure government system for classified information.

I have posted many of her communications about Australia and Australian political figures here.

How did I get them? Her private emails were subpoenaed in a court action in the United States.

Her private email server was not in a protected US Government facility. It could easily have been targetted for burglary.

And that matters to Australia.

Jul 13 06:55

Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits and Activists

So far coverage of Facebook's plan to squeeze the organic reach of Pages has focused on its impact on "brands" that spam us with ads and promotions. But nonprofits, activists, and advocacy groups with much fewer resources (and no ad budgets) are also being hugely affected. It's starting to look like Facebook is willing to strangle public discourse on the platform in an attempt to wring out a few extra dollars for its new shareholders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am posting this because every Facebook page I visit is working correctly ... except my own, which are slow to the point of uselessness!

Jul 12 16:12

US, EU Adopt New Rules For Transferring Internet Data

A new agreement between the United States and the European Union on the surveillance of cross-border internet data flow has come into effect.

Jul 12 12:54

Clinton legal team moves to block deposition in email lawsuit

Lawyers for Hillary Clinton are going to federal court for the first time to block efforts to force her to testify in a civil lawsuit related to her private email set-up.
Clinton's attorneys submitted a legal filing Tuesday morning in a bid to shut down a conservative group's request for an order forcing her to submit to a deposition in the midst of her presidential campaign.

Jul 12 09:54

Nukeware: New malware deletes files and zaps system settings

Lazy but sneaky cybercrooks are slinging a new ransomware variant that falsely claims to have encrypted files when in reality it has deleted them.

Ranscam tricks victims by falsely claiming that files have been moved onto an hidden, encrypted partition.

In reality the malware has deleted files and comprehensively messed with system settings (removing executables associated with System Restores, deleting shadow copies, hobbling Safe Mode etc.) such that it is difficult or impossible to recover from an infection.

Victims are encouraged to pay a 0.2BTC ($125) ransom but in reality the crooks have no mechanism to restore compromised files. The attackers provided the same wallet address for all payments and for all samples identified by Cisco’s Talos security division.

Jul 12 06:47

ABCNews: Hidden Video Catches Hillary on Emails - She Knew It All Along - Guccifer


This clip from ABC News reporting on its 20/20 investigation brings new light to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. She is caught speaking about emails and not wanting to use emails due to wanting to keep from having them come up in investigations later.

Jul 12 06:45

Hillary Clinton LYING THREE TIMES UNDER OATH Before Congress

Jul 12 06:41

Oops: When Clearing Clinton, FBI Accidentally Proved She Committed Perjury

Testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Clinton lied under oath — no less than three times — and her mendacious statements in no way constituted fumbling forgetfulness, ambiguity, or misinterpretation.

Jul 11 15:14

Pokémon Go is another mass-survellience tool? Here's the truth

Pokémon Go, a smartphone game developed by Niantic, is sweeping the world at the moment. Among the hype surrounding this, there has been a somewhat vocal minority claiming that the game is nothing more than a data mining tool that is being used as a means of government surveillance.

Jul 11 14:59

FBI-Hillary interview lost; and the silence of the lambs

There was no transcript of the Hillary-FBI interview.

There was no recording.

FBI agents merely took notes.

Jul 11 12:32

Will “Pokemon Go” Be Used To Catch Us All?

By Derrick Broze

Millions of smartphone users around the world have downloaded the new Pokemon Go app, but is there more to the story than just fanciful game play?...

Jul 11 12:26

COMEY TESTIMONY REVEALS HILLARY'S 'COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT'?

FBI Director James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook, but his explanation of why may prove to be even more politically damaging than an indictment. And his comments support what one of the people most familiar with the Clintons, Bill Clinton’s childhood friend and former lover Dolly Kyle, has long alleged.

The presumptive Democratic Party nominee is suffering from a “cognitive impairment.”

In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said Hillary Clinton was not just careless, but implied she didn’t understand the importance of the information she was handling.

Jul 11 09:18

THE SENATE VOTES THIS WEEK ON WHETHER TO GIVE THE FBI WARRANTLESS ACCESS TO YOUR BROWSING HISTORY

A couple of weeks ago, the Senate tried to sneak a rider onto a spending bill that would give the FBI sweeping new surveillance authority, including warrantless access to browsing history (obtained from ISPs). This measure failed by one vote after thousands of people called their senators using a phone tool we set up at www.decidethefuture.org and 1-919-FREEDOM.

Jul 11 09:17

NATO: 'New realities' make internet a potential front line in conflict

NATO has confirmed it now considers cyberspace to be a potential front line in conflict, with members of the military alliance pledging to boost IT security spending and information sharing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the internet has taken away the ability of governments to lie to their people with impunity ... and they don't like it!

Jul 11 08:52

Dallas Sniper Attack diversion from Hillary Emails

Jul 11 08:07

I am absolutely disgusted there’s one fact surrounding Hillary NO ONE will discuss…

Marine Corps Times report, “In a case that gained widespread notoriety, Maj. Jason Brezler, a civil affairs officer who had returned stateside, shared classified information with colleagues in Afghanistan in 2012 in an attempt to warn them about a suspected Taliban conspirator.

Brezler was ultimately discharged because he sent a classified document from his personal email account.

Was his sharing classified information via a personal email account any different from Hillary Clinton having a personal email server with classified information on it? It appears the system is rigged to protect the politically powerful, while a U.S. Marine is held accountable. Is there a double standard?

Jul 10 18:36

A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a bug in fMRI software could invalidate the results of some 40,000 papers.

That's massive, because functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is one of the best tools we have to measure brain activity, and if it’s flawed, it means all those conclusions about what our brains look like during things like exercise, gaming, love, and drug addiction are wrong.

"But we can assure you the science is settled with regard to climate change. Computers have proved it. Really." - Official White Horse Souce

Jul 10 18:32

Antivirus software is 'increasingly useless' and may make your computer less safe

Is your antivirus protecting your computer or making it more hackable?

Internet security experts are warning that anti-malware technology is becoming less and less effective at protecting your data and devices, and there's evidence that security software can sometimes even make your computer more vulnerable to security breaches.

This week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) issued a warning about popular antivirus software made by Symantec, some of it under the Norton brand, after security researchers with Google's Project Zero found critical vulnerabilities.

"These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets. They don't require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible," wrote Google researcher Tavis Ormandy in a blog post. Symantec said it had verified and addressed the issues in updates that users are advised to install.

Jul 10 18:29

Microsoft has “exciting” news to announce July 13 regarding Skype for Linux

No indications were given about what exactly will be announced at the Q&A next week but there are two likely scenarios as to what could happen. The first scenario is that Microsoft has updated the Linux client to parity with the Windows and Mac client. The second scenario is that Microsoft is scrapping the Linux version altogether and pushing users to the web client. What gives credence to the latter scenario is the fact that Microsoft just enabled voice calls on Chrome OS and Linux, and have also swapped out their proprietary plugins for standardized web technology.

Jul 10 15:20

Your Privacy is at Risk

Jul 10 09:43

Tweet Alleging The KKK Responsible For The Dallas Shooting Goes Viral

Thursday night was highly suspenseful. Millions of people looked on in horror as the Dallas police shooting unfolded in real-time. With limited information available at the time, people were limited to speculating as to the motives, race, and number of the shooters.

Jul 10 09:35

3 BOGGLING FACTS IN HILLARY EMAIL COVER-UP/DALLAS SHOOTING

Arch-Globalist Hillary Clinton’s no-prosecution, the recent exit of Britain from the EU which torpedoed the unchecked advance of Globalism, the current Presidential campaign which features a candidate (formerly two candidates) attacking Globalism as no major candidate ever has before—all this suddenly fades from public consciousness in the specter of the Dallas shootings—the racial conflict that has been decades in the making—made in America, by Globalists, for the express purpose of Divide and Conquer.

I know full well how incompetent, stupid, amateurish, and ill-prepared government employees can be. But the dog and pony Hillary show of the last few days is truly staggering.

If the effort was to exonerate Hillary Clinton, it was done so badly the American people are more certain than ever that she is guilty as sin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Comey and the Clintons go back decades, so the fix was absolutely in from the get-go.

And as deeply as my sympathies go for both the families and friends of those assassinated by police departments in Louisiana and Minnesota, and for the families and friends of those police who were assassinated in Dallas, there is one issue we have to look at here, and that is the issue of timing; notice that these shootings just knocked the Clinton email scandal right off the top of the news, toward the end of last week.

Yes, I know it sounds cynical as all hell to be saying this right now. But if word comes down from Higher Up that an incident is needed, to distract the
American public from that to which it should be paying attention, such a word will go out.

I am reminded of the horrific incident with Chandra Levy and the Congressional Representative Gary Condit, in the summer of 2001. Chandra Levy was murdered, and ultimately, the government got a patsy to confess and take the rap for it. But it was the "distraction du jour" for that summer.

But in the summer of 2001 was when the Bush Administration was quietly informing world leaders that they were going to invade Afghanistan, while we here in the US were being "Conditized", or, as a magician would characterise it, being "misdirected" from something very critical which was about to happen.

And then, 9/11 was allowed to happen.

So please, as much as we mourn the loss that these horrific events have created, pay attention to everything else which is going on as though your life and future, and your families' life and future depended on it, because it does.

Jul 10 08:34

It’s Nikola Tesla’s Birthday — He Predicted and Helped to Develop the Smartphone and FaceTime

By Matt Agorist

Five years prior to the world seeing the first practical demonstration of the television, and scores before the first instance of the smartphone, Nikola Tesla, not only imagined it but had completed crucial steps for making it possible.

Jul 10 08:19

Former Attorney General says Clinton is ‘disqualified’ from public office under this federal law

Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any security-clearance-necessary position.

Such as, say, President of the United States.

“If you do this or that bad thing, you’ve essentially disqualified yourself as being the leader of the free world,” said Mukasey, referring to the illegal server and the illegal handling of classified materials.

Mukasey specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says.

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Jul 09 10:08

3 Boggling Facts In Hillary Email Cover-Up/Dallas Shooting

If the effort was to exonerate Hillary Clinton, it was done so badly the American people are more certain than ever that she is guilty as sin.

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Jul 09 10:03

The Shoddy Legal Reasoning Used to Clear Clinton

FBI Director James Comey has chosen not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her grossly negligent handling of classified information. His justifications for not recommending charges against Clinton shows how the political process privileges the well-connected relative to the rest of the population.

Jul 09 09:07

HILLARY THE SPY?

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

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Time to get this one out there again!

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Jul 09 09:05

FLASHBACK - State Dept. Turned Off Security Features on Hillary Clinton’s Homebrew Email Server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features that left the server more vulnerable to hackers, according to emails released Wednesday.

Just weeks later, according to previously disclosed emails, hackers attacked the server, forcing Clinton’s staff to shut it down. The next day, one of Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin, wrote to other high ranking staff: “Don’t email hrc (Clinton) anything sensitive. I can explain more in person.”

Jul 09 09:03

US election: Hillary Clinton blames State Department for misuse of classified documents on email

Hillary Clinton has responded to the FBI's scathing assessment that she was "extremely careless" with classified government secrets, by shifting the blame onto her former colleagues at the US State Department.

After maintaining for more than a year that she did not send or receive classified information through her unauthorised private email server, Mrs Clinton acknowledged she may have at least unwittingly done so, three days after the FBI concluded this happened at least 110 times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Typical of Hillary to try to shifty the blame for her actions onto subordinates. Now stop and think. Hillary used her private email server and did NOT use her State Department email account. So, where were State Department employees supposed to send classified materials.

Jul 09 09:00

Hillary Clinton Rejects F.B.I. Claim That She Was ‘Careless’ With Emails

Hillary Clinton on Friday rejected the F.B.I.’s assertion that she had been “extremely careless” with classified material as secretary of state, offering her first public comments on the matter since the Justice Department closed its inquiry without bringing charges against her this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, if she wasn't being careless, then she committed all those felony violations of Title 18 intentionally!

Jul 09 08:19

COMEY HAS LONG HISTORY OF CASES ENDING FAVORABLE TO CLINTONS

FBI Director James Comey has a long history of involvement in Department of Justice actions that arguably ended up favorable to the Clintons.

In 2004, Comey, then serving as a deputy attorney general in the Justice Department, apparently limited the scope of the criminal investigation of Sandy Berger, which left out former Clinton administration officials who may have coordinated with Berger in his removal and destruction of classified records from the National Archives. The documents were relevant to accusations that the Clinton administration was negligent in the build-up to the 9/11 terrorist attack.

On Tuesday, Comey announced that despite evidence of “extreme negligence by Hillary Clinton and her top aides regarding the handling of classified information through a private email server, the FBI would not refer criminal charges to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department.

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Jul 09 07:40

EU okays ‘renewed’ data transfer deal, lets US firms move Europeans’ private info overseas

The EU has accepted a new version of the so-called Private Shield law that would allow US companies to transfer Europeans’ private data to servers across the ocean. The EU struck down the previously-reached agreement over US surveillance concerns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Idiots!

Jul 09 07:26

Is Hillary Clinton above the law?

Should Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for violating federal law by deleting her emails from her private email server that was used for official government business? Let your voice be heard!

Jul 08 08:17

Rep.Trey Gowdy Asks Question FBI Director James Comey About Hillary Clinton Email Probe

Jul 08 08:15

Here's how secret voice commands in YouTube videos could hijack your smartphone

Voice recognition has taken off quickly on phones, thanks to services like Google Now and Apple’s Siri, but voice software can also make it easier to hack devices, warned Micah Sherr, a Georgetown University professor and one of the paper’s authors.

The team found that they could mangle voice commands so that humans can barely recognize the words but software still can. The result condenses the words into a demonic growl.

“Ok Google, Open XKCD.com,” the voice says, and a nearby phone opens that URL.

It’s easy to imagine how a hacker could direct a phone to a website containing malware, or instruct the phone to take a photo.

It might not work every time, but it’s a numbers game.

Jul 08 07:39

Petition - Since the FBI found that Hillary Clinton broke the law, recommend charges or resign.

You made a clear case today; you choose to put politics over the same thing Hillary Clinton violated... the law. Whether indicted or not, Hillary will go down in history as untrustworthy. Your legacy is up to you and hinges on this decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just started and already close to the required number is signatures.

Jul 08 07:36

Massive Betrayal of the American People: FIRE FBI Director James Brien Comey, Jr. — NOW ! ! !

TREASON IN THE FBI,
TRAITORS AT THE
HIGHEST LEVEL OF U.S.
LAW ENFORCEMENT

Department of Justice Woefully Fails the American People

Jul 07 18:42

Replacement IT at 'high risk'. Squeaky bum time for UK tax folk

Risky plans by UK taxmen to overhaul their expensive £10bn IT systems with Capgemini – which underpins government's £500bn in annual revenue collection – have been flagged as high risk of failure.

In its annual report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the body rated the £600m project as amber/red, meaning the programme is at high risk of failure.

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Jul 07 14:30

NSA Whistleblower: Clinton Emails Damaged U.S. National Security Much More than Manning, Assange Or Any Other Whistleblower

FBI director Comey said today that Hillary Clinton running emails containing government information on an unsecured, private server was not as bad as former CIA director Petraeus sharing classified documents with his lover.

But the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney – the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, and managed six thousand NSA employees – explains why Comey’s statement is nonsense.

Jul 07 13:32

"To Reassure The Public" - Paul Ryan Asks That Hillary Not Receive Any Classified Data

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has officially asked that Hillary Clinton not receive any classified information during the election campaign, something Ryan believes would reassure the public that the nation's secrets will remain secure throughout the campaign.

Jul 07 10:17

HILLARY THE SPY? - UPDATED INFO!

: State Department releases email proving Hillary Clinton ordered her staff to remove classification markings from classified document! This is a felony!
Hillary email
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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Director Comey is thrashing about the hearing into his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, and has been forced to acknowledge that Hillary has violated sections of Title 18 which do NOT require proof of criminal intent. At this point Comey is just making excuses for Hillary, and this is obvious to everyone. One of his claims is that Hillary may not have known the documents were classified in the first place, but as the above email proves, Hillary did know some of the documents were classified, had the proper classification markings, and issued an order for them to be removed (which is a felony right there).

Jul 07 10:13

New Mac malware discovered in the wild installing backdoors

Allowing attackers to hijack systems, the malware comes disguised as a fake file converter available at reputable download sites, Bitdefender warns.

Jul 07 08:38

Hillary Clinton & The Obstruction of Justice

I suspect at this point it is time for state attorney generals to intervene and remove Clinton from the ballot in their own states. Also, because the government has clearly been compromised, the states should issue warrants for the arrests of Clinton, Comey, Lynch, and Obama, and anyone else involved in the conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Comey effectively provided the list of enough of her crimes that the states can and should prosecute all of these folks. If the FBI is unwilling to recommend prosecution, Lynch does not intervene and prosecute, and Obama does not intervene and prosecute despite the fact that Comey listed more than enough crimes to put her away for life, then all are culpable for another crime and are disqualified from holding office or any position in government.

Jul 07 08:17

White House Petition - Charge Hillary Rodham Clinton pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 641, 793, 794, 798, 952, and 1924

Secretary of State Clinton was in direct violation of the agreement between her and the United States of American outlined on the Standard Form 312, section 4. She sent classified information outside of a server with the classification needed to keep the information she was sending secure. Her actions have created a major security violation and could potentially be used by enemies of the state. This petition is being used to reverse the FBI decision and have HRC charged with all of the aforementioned charges, along with any others that are outlined in the SF 312.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It took less than two days for this petition to soar past the 100,000 threshold to require a response from the White House, which will be the usual evasions, but at least they know how pissed off we all are!

Jul 07 08:07

Comey: I Didn’t Say That There Should Be No Consequences For Clinton

Jul 07 08:06

Comey Acknowledges That Clinton’s Server Was “Unauthorized”

Jul 07 07:56

Biggest Loser In Today's FBI Recommendation from James Comey

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+Michael Trimm "Quo Warranto"… Hillary is no longer legally eligible to be president. WHY? She can't qualify for security clearances anymore. The FBI just held a worldwide press conference clearly stating she violated the Removal Destruction of Federal Records. Automatic ineligibility. And ANY private US citizen can file for a Quo Warranto writ in federal court…

Jul 06 15:53

ABC Poll: 93% Say Hillary Clinton Should Be Criminally Prosecuted

Today marked a sad day in Washington as crime boss Hillary Clinton has gotten a way with murder again.

Unfortunately, no charges will be brought against Clinton for her passing of classified materials via her unsecured server, although 93% of Americans think Clinton should be prosecuted according to this ABC report:

Jul 06 15:35

Watch: RNC undercuts Clinton's email defense with brutal new ad

Jul 06 13:51

ABC NEWS: Hidden Video Catches Hillary on Emails, She Knew It All Along – Guccifer

This clip from ABC News reporting on its 20/20 investigation brings new light to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. She is caught speaking about emails and not wanting to use emails due to wanting to keep from having them come up in investigations later. She is exposed. No wonder she wanted to hide her server. No wonder she deleted all her emails. She is a complete and utter fraud. From her own words, you can tell she knows exactly what she is doing. And this was 08 so there can be no question about her motivation for hiding her email server.

Jul 06 13:21

Hillary Clinton's Extreme Carelessness Sure Seems Like a Federal Felony

Explaining why he decided not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in connection with her use of an unsecured private email server as secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey contrasts her "extremely careless" handling of "very sensitive, highly classified information" with the "clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information" that has prompted federal prosecution in other cases. But that distinction does not really explain why Comey decided "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring a case against Clinton, since one of the statutes guiding the FBI's investigation, 18 USC 793, makes it a felony to "mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way" (emphasis added), as Comey himself notes at the beginning of yesterday's statement. Maybe Comey perceives a difference between extreme carelessness and gross negligence, but if so he never bothered to elucidate it.

Jul 06 13:20

WikiLeaks Publishes More Clinton Emails as FBI Decides Not to Pursue Charges

By Derrick Broze

As WikiLeaks released another 1,000 emails about the Iraq War from Hillary Clinton’s private server the FBI announced that they would not be recommending any charges against the former Secretary of State...

Jul 06 13:07

‘Sorry’ State Of Affairs: Adultery Site Ashley Madison Under FTC Investigation

Executives of Ashley Madison, the website that offers extramarital affairs, say the parent company, Avid Life Media, is under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission. They hint that the site’s use of “fembots” may be the probe’s focus.

Jul 06 11:39

Snared in web of deceit: FBI Investigation Produces No Indictment, But Proves Hillary Clinton's a Serial Liar

Hillary Clinton may or may not be a crook. That remains to be proven, though the sheer magnitude of the wealth that she and husband Bill have amassed since leaving the White House, and while she was serving as Secretary of State -- nearly a quarter of a billion dollars earned by two people with no known skills capable of producing that kind of income -- should raise questions. What can be stated now as fact though, is that Hillary is a serial liar.

If this wasn't clear already from her long history of distortion and prevarication -- like her false claim that she had to "duck to avoid sniper fire" during a state visit to Bosnia -- it is clear now from FBI Director James Comey's 11-page public report on his agency's year-long investigation into her use of a private server for all her private and official emails during her term as Secretary of State.

Jul 06 11:38

Hillary, email free pass, Benghazi

Little-known fact: Hillary Clinton is a Quantum Physics genius with a specialty in Time Manipulation.

We’ll get to that in a minute. But first, FBI Director Comey’s absurd exoneration of Hillary in the email scandal. The law states, of course, that gross negligence in handling and transmitting classified materials is enough to warrant prosecution for a crime, and it can carry up to ten years in prison. (Federal Penal Code, Title 18, section 793[f].) The quality of the intent behind the negligence has nothing to do with the law. Good intent, bad intent, neutral intent. All irrelevant. Comey knows that.

His statement about the diligent and exceptional investigation by his people at the Bureau is fluff and window dressing. It all came down to his recommendation to his boss, the Attorney General. And there Comey revealed his own intent:

Hillary is too big to fail.

She was grossly negligent. The FBI confirmed that.

Jul 06 11:09

Bracken: Coward Comey Takes a Dive

The FBI today officially becoming a willing Soviet-Stasi stooge and tool, even if under duress, brings home how fast things can change in a volatile political environment. I judge 2016 as being as dangerous as 1860 or 1913. In European terms, a “Night of Long Knives” is now not an impossibility. Fast and Furious (300+ dead, no repercussions, media holding) emboldened them to betray Benghazi station, to write it off and lie about it, (no repercussions, media holding). Now the perception, real or imagined, is that even the FBI has been forced to toe the party line.

Jul 06 10:58

Replaceable fingerprint identity

This product is a fingerprint substitute. It acts similarly to a band-aid for fingerprints. Contrary to the biological fingerprints you already have, it is fully replaceable and disposable. You could have a new fingerprint everyday either as a replacement for the fingerprints that have been stolen, or simply to prevent potential theft. They are unique and even harder to copy than real fingerprints.

Jul 06 10:56

Bill Whittles Response To The FBI's Decision Regarding the Queen

Well, I’ve been saying for a year now that if charges are not brought against Hillary Clinton then we no longer are a nation of laws. Today we received that confirmation.

From the earliest days of Eject! Eject! Eject! I have made it my personal policy to be as open as I can possibly be with you patriots who have honored me so much in the past. So here is the honest truth:

When I heard the news about Hillary Clinton this morning I was just numb. I had wondered whether or not the Justice Department would prosecute the case, but I had NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER that the FBI under James Comey would recommend criminal charges against this outrageous breach of law and national security.

Jul 06 10:53

'So Discouraging': Giuliani Says Comey Made 'Special Exception for the Clintons'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani explained this afternoon why FBI Director James Comey made a "special exception" in recommending no charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who worked with Comey, said that Clinton violated federal statute 18 U.S.C., section 793-F by mishandling classified information on her unsecured server.

Jul 06 10:07

Banana Republic: One System of Justice for the Powerful (Like Clinton) … and Another For Everyone Else

FBI Director Comey’s announcement that he doesn’t think Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for sharing government documents on her private, unsecured email server is very troubling …

The FBI Re-Wrote 6 Criminal Laws to Let Clinton Off the Hook

Former FBI director Chris Swecker said Comey should have brought charges against Clinton:

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Jul 06 09:58

Clinton jokes about wiping server 'with a cloth'

When asked if she wiped her email server Hillary Clinton jokingly responded "with a cloth?"

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One of the things Comey confirmed yesterday is that Hillary did not in fact wipe the older servers as they were upgraded. The email programs were deleted, but the email data remained on the hard drives for anyone to find.

Jul 06 09:11

Washington Has Been Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy Violations — until Hillary Clinton

People who leak to media outlets for the selfless purpose of informing the public – Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Drake, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden – face decades in prison. Those who leak for more ignoble and self-serving ends – such as enabling hagiography (Leon Panetta, David Petreaus) or ingratiating oneself to one’s mistress (Petraeus) – face career destruction, though they are usually spared if they are sufficiently Important-in-DC. For low-level, powerless Nobodies-in-DC, even the mere mishandling of classified information – without any intent to leak but merely to, say, work from home – has resulted in criminal prosecution, career destruction and the permanent loss of security clearance.

This extreme, unforgiving, unreasonable, excessive posture toward classified information came to an instant halt in Washington today – just in time to save Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

Jul 06 09:06

Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut

Jul 06 09:04

Clinton’s credibility gap widens after FBI rebuke

Want to know why two-thirds of Americans do not consider Hillary Clinton trustworthy? Re-watch pretty much any public comment she’s made about her email use over the past 16 months and then watch James Comey’s speech yesterday.

The FBI director shredded so many of the talking points that the former Secretary of State and her top aides have used over and over again throughout this scandal, including that she never emailed classified material; that information in the emails was classified retroactively; that none of the emails were marked as containing classified information; that there were definitively no security breaches; that she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department; that the set-up was driven by convenience; and that the government was merely conducting “a security review.”

Jul 06 08:59

FLASHBACK - Folsom Naval Reservist is Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Unauthorized Removal and Retention of Classified Materials

Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, pleaded guilty today to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman immediately sentenced Nishimura to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. Nishimura was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.

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Here is what happens to "regular people."

Jul 06 08:24

UN declares online freedom to be a human right that must be protected

A new resolution from the UN comdemns countries that deliberately disrupt the internet access of their citizens

Jul 06 08:19

HummingBad: Chinese malware infects 10 million Android devices, experts warn

Cybersecurity specialist Check Point has been tracking the malware called HummingBad since its discovery in February and claim there has been a spike in infected devices.

In a new report, Check Point said the malware was a multistage attack chain with two main components, which first infected Androids when people visited certain websites.

“The first component attempts to gain root access on a device with a rootkit [software] that exploits multiple vulnerabilities. If successful, attackers gain full access to a device,” the report read.

“If rooting fails, a second component uses a fake system update notification, tricking users into granting HummingBad system-level permissions.”

According to Check Point, an otherwise legitimate mobile advertising analytics agency based in Beijing known as Yingmob is responsible for the malware.

Jul 06 08:14

For Hillary Clinton’s Campaign, “Extremely Careless” Is a Soundbite to Celebrate

WHEN HILLARY CLINTON first acknowledged in March 2015 that she had indeed used a private email account — and her own server — to conduct official government business as secretary of state, it would have been hard to imagine that her campaign would 16 months later pronounce itself “pleased” that an FBI investigation concluded that she and her aides “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

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Jul 06 08:07

Most Disagree with Decision Not to Indict Clinton

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey – taken last night - finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the FBI’s decision. But 54% disagree and believe the FBI should have sought a criminal indictment of Clinton. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats agree with Comey’s decision not to seek an indictment of their party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party and 25% of Democrats disagree with the decision.

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Which tell's us that Sixty-four percent of Democrats are willing to sell out the nation right alongside Hillary.

Jul 06 07:48

Martin Armstrong: "James Comey Had No Problem Keeping Me In Prison Without Any Charges"

To indict someone, the criteria is supposed to be “intent.” Comey has used that to pretend there is no evidence that Hillary “intentionally” erased anything. Comey also stated that Hillary’s lawyers erased her emails using a keyword search program and they did not “read” the emails. He added that he would not recommend charges against Hillary or her aides.

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey declared.

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Comey is trying to justify not recommending prosecution because he has no evidence of intent to do wrong by Hillary. But Title 18 does not require intent. One can (and should) be prosecuted for exposing national secrets through carelessness and negligence, which Comey says Hillary did!

Jul 06 07:42

FBI just told us we’d be in bad hands with Hillary

FBI Director James Comey stood before the nation and issued a list of Hillary Clinton’s astounding wrongdoings Tuesday as regards America’s national security — and then said he was not recommending
prosecution because, in essence, what Mrs. Clinton did was “extremely careless” but not criminal.

As he spoke, I recalled F. Scott Fitzgerald’s peerless description in “The Great Gatsby” of a feckless wealthy couple: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into . . . their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

Jul 06 07:42

FBI's James Comey declares the rule of law has just been abandoned in America: Selective prosecution means total immunity for the criminals in Washington

Earlier today, FBI director James Comey magically cleared democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of any risk of criminal prosecution related to her classified email violations. In a live press conference that was obviously scripted, Comey confirmed that Hillary Clinton sent or received at least 110 emails that contained classified information, in blatant violation of U.S. law. This violation of federal law was described by Comey as "reckless" but not worthy of prosecution. "No charges are appropriate in this case," he concluded.

Yet it's clear this decision was based on special consideration that applies only to politically connected power brokers like Hillary Clinton. Many other individuals are currently in prison for carrying out similar acts. Unlike Clinton, they were prosecuted for violating national security laws. But Clinton, as part of America's political elite, is evidently immune from all prosecution.

Jul 06 07:01

Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System

"The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014."

Jul 06 06:55

Now FBI director faces congressional probe

"It is clear that Secretary Clinton possibly jeopardized the safety and security of our citizens and nation through her use of private email servers," the Virginia Republican said in a Tuesday statement. "None should be above the law, and the American people need to know that federal law enforcement is taking this misconduct seriously."

Goodlatte "raised several concerns" with Comey in a phone call and peppered him with questions in a letter following up on that conversation. The inquiries centered on how Comey concluded that Clinton shouldn't be prosecuted for "gross negligence" in light of his conclusion that she showed "extreme carelessness" in handling classified information, including top-secret military information.

"If any other American with a security clearance had placed such sensitive information at risk, is there nothing the FBI would have done to recommend sanctions against such person's extreme carelessness?" Goodlatte wrote.

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Jul 05 17:59

How Did Hillary Clinton Escape FBI Charges? Michael Rivero - July 5, 2016

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Jul 05 15:52

FBI boss’ outrageous double standard in letting Hillary skate

The fix was in.

Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey painted a devastating picture of Hillary Clinton’s reckless lawbreaking with her emails and the damage it likely caused — but then recommended no charges against her.

When it comes to the Clintons, say goodbye to the rule of law.

Comey said the bureau looked for evidence that “classified information was improperly stored or transmitted” on Clinton’s personal email servers, in violation of a “statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way.”

Sure enough, his agents found plenty: 110 emails “in 52 email chains” were considered classified “at the time they were sent or received.”

That included eight “Top Secret” chains, 36 with “Secret” information and eight more that were “Confidential.” Another 2,000 were classified “Confidential” later.

Jul 05 14:44

Man Who Committed SAME Crime As Hillary Clinton Found Guilty

The truth is, people have been punished for far less. If this scandal involved anyone other than Hillary Clinton, I’m sure the FBI would’ve arrived to a different conclusion.

Jul 05 13:25

Camera Police? Apple Might Soon Make It Possible To Block Recording Video At Concerts

Like recording live shows with your iPhone? A new patent granted to Apple details a new method of shutting down such behavior without the owner’s consent, raising concern about the possibility of the technology being used for censorship.

Jul 05 12:31

UK COPS ROUTINELY RAIDED POLICE DATABASES TO SATISFY PERSONAL INTEREST OR MAKE MONEY ON THE SIDE

Between 2011-2015, there were more than 800 individual UK police personnel who raided official databases to amuse themselves, out of idle curiosity, or for personal financial gain; and over 800 incidents in which information was inappropriately leaked outside of the police channels. The incidents are reported in a new Big Brother Watch publication, which also reports that in most cases, no disciplinary action was taken against the responsible personnel, and only 3% resulted in criminal prosecution or conviction. The incidents in the data-set show that this culture of impunity has created a casual disregard for public privacy. There was the cop who tried to Snapchat a friend with a picture of a crime victim's driver's license in order to make fun of his name; another one who stalked women he was attracted to in order to gain information that would help him befriend them; cops who sold photos of confidential documents to unnamed third parties; and so on.

Jul 05 12:04

John Fund: Nine big questions for FBI Director Comey about Hillary's emails

Here are some of the most likely questions he would have gotten if he had:

You said that anyone in Hillary Clinton’s position would have at least faced administrative or other sanctions for their behavior. Would you outline what is type of sanctions have been applied in the past? Would someone like Hillary Clinton be granted a security clearance after violations of this kind?

You stated that the handling of top secret classified material by Hillary Clinton and her aides was “extremely careless.” Lawyers say that is the definition of the “gross negligence” statute that provides for prosecution of anyone who allows classified information to be mishandled. What is the difference between those terms in your opinion, and is there a legal difference?

Jul 05 08:43

Israel Wants Mandatory Biometric Database To Go Live Next Year

By Nicholas West

One of the principal reasons why civil liberties advocates try to sound the alarm about emerging technology is that it can very quickly progress from dystopian scenarios only found in science fiction, to elective consumer adoption in the name of efficiency, to commonsense security measures, to governments surreptitiously using it for surveillance and ID, and on to the final phase of mandatory requirement by centralized government. Biometrics is a case in point...

Jul 05 08:29

FBI Recommends No Charges Should Be Filed Against Clinton

FBI Director James Comey said today that the agency is not recommending any charges be pressed against Hillary Clinton as a result of the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

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Comey is describing the whole affair as terrible carelessness on the part of Hillary (good reason not to vote for her), but did reveal that Hillary did not in fact turn over all work-related emails, and that she did receive and send classified information on her private server that was classified when she received it.

Comey's entire justification for not recommending charges is that he claims they found no evidence of intention to violate the laws. But Title 18 does not require malicious intent. Title 18 includes careless and negligence as reasons for prosecution.

Comey was bought.



GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI PART 2.

In 1964, accusations that the song "Louie Louie" as recorded by The Kingstons contained obscene lyrics led to a two year FBI effort to analyze the recording to determine what was actually being sung ... before someone mentioned that the lyrics were on file at the US Copyright office.

Jul 05 06:33

PRIVATE CONTRACTORS CREATE ‘SHADOW NSA’

In recent years, it has become the premier organization for the men and women who run the massive cyber intelligence-industrial complex that encircles Washington, DC. The keynote speaker was Matthew Olsen, who was then the director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He used his talk to bolster the morale of his colleagues, which had recently been stung by the public backlash against the NSA’s massive surveillance programs, the extent of which was still com-ing to light in the steady release of Edward Snowden’s huge trove of documents. “NSA is a national treasure,” Olsen declared. “Our national security depends on NSA’s continued capacity to collect this kind of information.” There was loud, sustained applause.

Jul 04 14:49

Miniature Drones of The Future Won’t Need “Human Input, Radar or Even GPS Satellite Navigation”

By Nicholas West

While the use of military drones is rightly criticized as report after report sanitizes death numbers for public consumption, the future is heading toward a miniaturization of drone technology that makes it increasingly likely that they will take on an even greater role in assassinations and widespread surveillance...

Jul 04 08:49

Attention Whistleblowers - Firefox to gain Tor privacy

Good news for the privacy conscious among us, Mozilla are planning to integrate some Tor privacy settings into Firefox.

Jul 04 08:34

Hidden "anti-crime" mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders' conversations

New Jersey public transit was forced to remove the bugs it had installed on its light rail system after a public outcry, but Baltimore's buses and subways remain resolutely under audio surveillance, while in Oakland, the cops hid mics around bus-shelters near the courthouses to capture audio of defendants and their lawyers discussing their cases.

The argument for these things goes, "No one is listening to them unless a crime is committed, and then they're of forensic value -- besides, you're in a public place, where you have no expectation of privacy."

We've seen that warehoused surveillance data is intrinsically leaky (anything you collect will probably leak, anything you retain will definitely leak); we've also seen that making the haystacks bigger doesn't make it easier to find the needles hidden in them.

Jul 04 06:38

Hillary Was More Interested In Hiding Her Own Secrets Than Protecting U.S. Secrets

In sworn testimony given in a deposition by Judicial Watch, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin revealed that she and Hillary used the private server for some government business, especially while traveling abroad.

Both Hillary and Huma knew that they were not permitted to use their devices outside the U.S. Hillary admitted that she and her aides was explicitly warned by State Dept. security experts that her phone could easily be hacked in foreign countries. In her book Hard Choices, she describes the specific instructions to refrain from using her personal Blackberry, laptops, and any other electronic devices in foreign countries.

But she completely ignored them. She was more interested in protecting her own secrets than the U.S. government secrets.

Now Huma has confirmed that she — and her staff — arrogantly ignored those serious warnings.

Jul 03 17:46

Is public WiFi dangerous?

Jul 03 17:31

Shops set to spy on us by tracking our smartphones: Scanners will collect information on how many people pass in bid to try and revive the High Street

Scanners are to be placed outside stores from Pret a Manger to Aldi to track people through their smartphones’ wifi signals.

One thousand of the sensors will be used to measure the numbers passing or entering, known as footfall.

Jul 03 17:07

Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link

When you're stuck in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR) trying to protect the wildlife from armed poachers and the Lord's Resistance Army, then life's pretty tough. And now Microsoft has made it tougher with Windows 10 upgrades. The Chinko Project manages roughly 17,600 square kilometres (6,795 square miles) of rainforest and savannah in the east of the CAR, near the border with South Sudan. Money is tight, and so is internet bandwidth, so the staff was more than a little displeased when one of the donated laptops the team uses began upgrading to Windows 10 automatically.

Jul 03 15:54

…And then, Apple copies you.

As I hinted to above, I haven’t fully digested the implications of iOS 10’s clock app. I’m incredibly proud of the work that Digiplastic did while building Level and the risks we took in devoting resources and time to releasing a novel interface.

Does it rankle that Apple took our interface? Of course. I’d be lying if I said anything else. At the same time, I’ve been around long enough to understand that this kind of borrowing happens all too frequently.

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Jul 03 15:27

FBI To Clear Clinton by Democratic Convention

The talk behind the curtain is that the fix with the Justice Department and Obama is in. Proof that the whole EMAIL scandal with Clinton is already fixed will be that the the FBI will clear her by the Democratic Convention the week of July 25th. Once that takes place, this will confirm this is a political decision if the FBI times it with the convention.

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The above is proof that Hillary committed a felony violation of Title 18 Section 793. If the FBI refuses to recommend indictment, they are guilty of obstruction of justice. If the FBI recommends indictment and Loretta Lynch refuses, then she is guilty of obstruction of justice.

Jul 03 11:09

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

Meet the new BSoD – the Blue Screen of Despair

Jul 03 10:50

As Brexit dominates news, Investigatory Powers Bill sneaks in under the radar

Days after Britain and the world reeled from the result of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, it’s back to business as usual for the House of Lords. This week the Investigatory Powers Bill was given its second reading, and it’s interesting to see how their Lordships approached scrutinising the wide-ranging powers of this controversial bill.

The Investigatory Powers Bill is intended to create a comprehensive framework that governs the way police, security and intelligence agencies intercept, store and use personal data. The current provisions are scattered across many different pieces of legislation, and do not always reflect current practice or technology. The bill goes beyond telephone records to include what it defines as internet connection records, a log of visits to websites, and the use of apps such as Apple’s iMessage, and WhatsApp, owned by Facebook.

Jul 03 07:18

U.S. Senate Stops Issuing BlackBerry Devices

The river of BlackBerry mobile devices has finally dried up in Washington D.C. According to a recent memo, Senate staffers will no longer receive any BlackBerry devices going forward—it's an Android and iPhone world on the hill now.>>>

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