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Jun 14 16:00

NATO has declared the cyberspace as "operational domain, just like air, sea & land"

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the alliance had decided to designate cyberspace as an official operational domain of warfare, such as land, sea and air. Earlier, a member of the Congress Permanent Select Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) claimed that any cyberattack on American surveillance satellites could be considered an act of war, suggesting that the US should respond to hackers with weapons.

Jun 14 12:49

FBI’s Probe Of Clinton Email Server Is A ‘Criminal Investigation,’ Judge Says

The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server is “criminal” in nature, U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan said in a court filing on Tuesday.

Sullivan was responding to a plea from attorneys for former State Department information technology specialist Bryan Pagliano who asked that details of an immunity deal he made with the FBI to discuss Clinton’s server be kept secret.

Jun 14 11:27

Russia Is Reportedly Set To Release Clinton's Intercepted Emails

Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time she was U.S. Secretary of State. The release would, the messaging indicated, prove that Secretary Clinton had, in fact, laid open U.S. secrets to foreign interception by putting highly-classified Government reports onto a private server in violation of U.S. law, and that, as suspected, the server had been targeted and hacked by foreign intelligence services.

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Jun 14 09:22

United States of PSYOPS: Call them paranoid; call them delusional

Increasing numbers of highly credible and educated individuals, both in the US and globally, have been coming forward to report electronic harassment

Jun 14 09:20

TWELVE YEARS of US Air Force complaints lost in database crash

Backups never fail until you REALLY need them

Jun 14 06:52

EU to Target Internet as Part of Counter-Radicalization Plan

The European Union plans to target the internet in its efforts to try to stop young people developing extremist views.

Interior Affairs Commissioner Dmitris Avramopoulos said Tuesday that the internet is "our most important battleground" against radicalization.

He said, "The recent attack in Orlando perfectly demonstrated (that) the perpetrator was strongly radicalized on his own, purely by using the internet."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is absolutely no basis for that last comment. But we know the elites are terrified that the people of the world are waking up to the true nature of society. While there is a free internet, the elites cannot lie to the people with impunity. They are losing control, and they do not like it one bit!

Jun 14 06:45

Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks Set To Release More Clinton Emails, US DOJ Will Block Indictment

“Unfortunately I think what’s going to happen is that the FBI is going to go ‘we have accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, we could proceed to an indictment‘”.

“She’s [Loretta Lynch] not going to indict Hillary Clinton…It’s not possible that could happen, but the FBI could push for concessions from new Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment.”

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Jun 13 19:05

Orlando Shooter Was a DHS Security Contractor: “Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security?”

Has Homeland Security been infiltrated?

The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists.

“G4S supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CPB), with its operations at the U.S. ­ Mexico border and with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to transport illegal immigrants in selected urban areas,” the company says in a brochure.

There are clearly larger questions about the stunning mass shooting that took place at an Orlando nightclub, now considered the largest of its kind in U.S. history.

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 13 14:08

Hired Hackers Find Over 100 Bugs In Pentagon Computer Systems

Hackers contracted by the Defense Department to test the security of its less-sensitive computer systems have found more than 100 vulnerabilities, the Pentagon admitted.

Jun 13 13:51

Billionaire George Soros Preparing For Economic Collapse: “Trading Moves Big and Bearish”

Is there really a great collapse coming, and a more permanent shift to Americans and westerners becoming more like serfs?

Why is George Soros selling stocks, buying gold and making “a series of big, bearish investments”? If things stay relatively stable like they are right now, these moves will likely cost George Soros a tremendous amount of money. But if a major financial crisis is imminent, he stands to make obscene returns. So does George Soros know something that the rest of us do not?

[...] Mr. Soros also argues that there remains a good chance the European Union will collapse under the weight of the migration crisis, continuing challenges in Greece and a potential exit by the United Kingdom from the EU.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 13 13:13

Washington State Accidentally Released a Boatload of Personal Data on Pot License Applicants

The leak happened in early May as a result of a public records request filed by John Novak of the Washington cannabis watchdog site 420 Leaks. Novak was seeking information on I-502 retail applications from medical collectives. According to the Cannabist, the WSLCB first sent Novak the wrong records and asked him to delete them. But then, instead of sending the requested licensee information with appropriate redactions, the WSLCB accidentally sent the un-redacted versions of those files.

Jun 13 09:51

Fighting Malevolent AI: Artificial Intelligence, Meet Cybersecurity

By Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville

With the appearance of robotic financial advisors, self-driving cars and personal digital assistants come many unresolved problems. We have already experienced market crashes caused by intelligent trading software, accidents caused by self-driving cars and hate speech from chat-bots that turned racist.

Today’s narrowly focused artificial intelligence (AI) systems are good only at specific assigned tasks. Their failures are just a warning: Once humans develop general AI capable of accomplishing a much wider range of tasks, expressions of prejudice will be the least of our concerns...

Jun 13 09:30

Manatee shelter dog trained to sniff out child pornography

Child pornographers can easily hide photos and videos of children on tiny computer hardware making it difficult for law enforcement to find. But the Manatee County Sheriff's Office has a new crime fighting tool: a four-legged deputy that can sniff out the evidence and she didn't cost taxpayers.

The newest deputy is K-9 Gia, a 14-month-old puppy who is a specialist in electronic detection. She can sniff out computer hardware used by child pornographers.

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... and anyone else backing up harmless and legal data.

Jun 13 08:53

BLACKBERRY: WE'RE HERE TO KICK ASS AND SELL OUT USERS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND WE'RE (ALMOST) ALL OUT OF USERS.

Back in mid-April, it was discovered that Canadian law enforcement (along with Dutch authorities) had the ability to intercept and decrypt BlackBerry messages. This level of access suggested the company had turned over its encryption key to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. BlackBerry has only one encryption key for most customers -- which it maintains control of. Enterprise users, however, can set their own key, which cuts BlackBerry out of the loop completely. BlackBerry CEO John Chen -- despite publicly criticizing Apple for locking law enforcement out of its phone with default encryption -- refused to provide specifics on this apparent breach of his customers' trust. Instead, he offered a non-denial denial, stating that BlackBerry stood by its "lawful access principles."

Jun 13 08:47

WIKIPEDIA WARNS AGAINST FRENCH ATTEMPT TO EXTEND EU PRIVACY LAW GLOBALLY

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has said an attempt by France to give an online privacy ruling global force is opening up a “disastrous can of worms” and could spur global censorship.

Jun 13 08:32

Jimmy Carter’s Former Strategist And Pollster: ‘Clinton Cash’ Scandal Is “Worse Than Watergate” .. “They Were Selling Out The National Interests Of The United States Directly To Adversaries And Others For Money.”

“This is the greatest scandal in the history of the United States,” he said. “They all ought to be indicted. This is worse than Watergate.”

Jun 13 08:00

Surveillance Technology Deployment Curve

I coined this phrase to describe the lag-time between the actual deployment of technology and the subsequent intentional disinformative release of news of that technology in regards to surveillance.

Jun 13 07:09

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange

Assange said it was highly unlikely that the US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, would indict Clinton. “She’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton, that’s not possible. It’s not going to happen. But the FBI can push for concessions from a Clinton government,” he said.

Jun 13 07:03

Facebook accidentally declared the Philippines at war yesterday

To celebrate Independence Day in the Philippines this year, Facebook created a banner for users to share across the social network. Unfortunately, it also suggested that the country is at war.

As The Philippine Star reports, Facebook's celebratory graphic featured an image of the Philippine flag with an inverted color scheme — red on top, and blue on the bottom. According to Philippine law, the flag should only be displayed in that configuration during times of war; during peacetime, it's flown with blue on top and red on bottom.

Jun 13 07:01

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft has purchased the social networking service LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, equating to $196 per share. The network’s co-founder has described the deal as a “re-founding moment” for the service.

The two companies have entered what they call a “definitive agreement” that will see Jeff Weiner staying on as CEO of LinkedIn but will now be answerable to Microsoft boss Satya Nadella.

Jun 12 19:53

New criminal gadget can clone up to 15 contactless bank cards a second from victims who are simply standing nearby

The hi-tech device steals details such as the card number and the person's name and address contained on the credit or debit card.

The scanner - called the Contactless Infusion X5 - extracts the information where it can be written onto blank cards, which can then be used by thieves to go on spending sprees.

Jun 12 09:54

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official.

“We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,” Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director, said at a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday.

Biomedical devices could be a new source of information for the NSA’s data hoards — “maybe a niche kind of thing … a tool in the toolbox,” he said, though he added that there are easier ways to keep track of overseas terrorists and foreign intelligence agents.

When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things — billions of interconnected devices — would be “a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,” he replied, “Both.”

Jun 12 09:02

New era of journalism: People against the gatekeepers

What does the post-mainstream era hold for journalism? Can censorship exist in an era of total access to information? Where does freedom of expression begin and where does it end?
These were just three of the important questions addressed at the "New Era of Journalism" conference held in Moscow this week, an event which brought together leading journalists from 32 countries and also featured a video link up with Wikileaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Opening the proceedings, Dmitry Kiselev, Director General of the Rossiya Segodnya news organization, said that since 2001 the US had interfered with and destroyed a number of countries around the world with wars and interventions based on lies. These lies, such as the blatantly false claim that Iraq had WMDs which could be launched within 45 minutes, were promoted by US State Department/NATO-friendly news channels and other media as proven facts which they clearly were not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there is one victory we can claim here on the internet, it is that we have forever removed the ability of government to lie to their people with impunity. Absent that, there will be fewer wars.

Already we see the elites trying to roll the world back to pre-internet days, much as the elites in Gutenberg's time tried to roll back his making books affordable to the middle classes. But like that previous effort, the attempt to reverse progress is doomed to fail. The elites will have to adjust to the new reality of a public aware and on the lookout for their lies, or they will stop being the elites.

Jun 12 08:52

Judge Jeanine Paving The Way For Comey To Cave On Clinton?

She then says, “The sad news is the fix is in, folks, and I just told you why. But then you say Judge, how could the fix be in if, as you say, FBI Director Comey is such an honorable guy? I say it because there would be a Constitutional crisis in this country if an indictment were to happen. And Jim Comey, as ethical as he is, respects the United States government too much to let that happen.”

Pirro appeared to be offering an exit, an excuse for Comey to capitulate, a foundation for an argument through which he can save face as he cowers to the establishment crime syndicate.

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Obviously yes. And to turn the argument back on her, how is the "best interest of the country” served by allowing criminals to continue to run the government?

Jun 12 08:27

An Ivy League professor explains how a 1980s game theory experiment suggests how morality could have evolved

And it all goes back to game theory.

Back in the 1980s, Robert Axelrod, a political scientist, organized a tournament where a bunch of computer programs played a repeated prisoner's dilemma against each other.

For those unfamiliar, the prisoner's dilemma is a game in which two "rational" people might choose not to cooperate with each other, even though it would be in their best interest to do so. The basic premise is that there are two criminal accomplices being held in separate cells and interrogated. Both prisoners have the option to cooperate and keep their mouths shut or to defect and say the other guy did the crime.

Jun 12 07:52

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. “We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,” Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director, said at a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday.

Jun 11 16:11

Be on the lookout for keystroke-logging USB chargers

..."highly stealthy keystroke loggers" are disguising themselves as USB phone chargers to log and decrypt keystrokes typed into wireless keyboards then transmit the data to the bad guys over cellular networks.

Jun 11 09:38

Must See: How Google Manipulates Search Results In Favor Of Hillary Clinton

An under-the-radar startup funded by billionaire Eric Schmidt has become a major technology vendor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics.

The Groundwork, according to Democratic campaign operatives and technologists, is part of efforts by Schmidt—the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet—to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election. And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run, with data analytics and digital outreach as vital ingredients that allow candidates to find, court, and turn out critical voter blocs.

Jun 11 09:38

Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Privacy Law, Hinders Several Federal Surveillance Programs

By Mike Maharrey

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a sweeping bill that establishes robust privacy protections in the state into law. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

The new law bans warrantless use of stingray devices to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications, restricts the use of drones for surveillance by police, and generally prohibits law enforcement officers from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or a judicially issued subpoena...

Jun 11 08:37

Obama & Warren Endorsement Unacceptable In Face of Incomplete FBI Criminal Investigations of Clinton

Jun 11 08:09

KING: Hillary Clinton now paying trolls to attack people online

As head of the Correct The Record Super PAC for Hillary Clinton, David Brock has launched something called Barrier Breakers — an online mob of paid trolls designed to attack any and every person who says one cross word about Hillary Clinton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, or elsewhere.

Jun 11 06:37

5 places that are censored on Google Maps

"Military secrets blacked out"
What lies at the heart of the secret government’s infrastructure around the world?

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Jun 10 12:20

Fox News Poll: Majority thinks Clinton is lying about emails

American voters think Hillary Clinton put national security at risk by mishandling classified emails -- and that she’s lying about it.

By a 60-27 percent margin, they think she’s lying about how her emails were handled while she was secretary of state, according to the latest Fox News national poll of registered voters.

And by 57-32 percent, voters say U.S. safety was at risk because of Clinton’s mishandling of national secrets.

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Jun 10 11:11

Google accused of manipulating searches, burying negative stories about Hillary Clinton

An explosive report released Thursday suggests that Google manipulated its search engine to boost Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by burying unflattering stories about her.

A video posted by SourceFed, a news and pop-culture website, accused Google of attempting to boost secretly Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy.

Jun 10 10:51

Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes

At the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information is a series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the start of a "Limited hangout", confessing to a minor crime to throw off investigations into more serious ones! The public reaction is intended to be, "Drones? Is that what all the email server fuss was about?!?"

One very famous case of a limited hangout was when Ken Starr dangled Monica Lewinski and the stained blue dress in front of the American people to keep them from looking at the more serious matters of CIA cocaine and gun running to and from Nicaragua from Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor.

Clearly, the WSJ is playing that same game again, throwing drone strikes at us so we don't look for the possibility that Hillary was selling US secrets off of that email server in exchange for "donations" to her "charitable" Foundation.

Jun 10 10:18

MALWARE ALERT - Urgent Firefox update

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't bother clicking the link. I disabled it.

I have seen several of these in recent days, pop-up ads screaming that you MUST update your Firefox (or Chrome, or IE or Opera, of Windows). These ads plant malware on your system. Always check the URLs you are requested to click and never accept a patch that is not coming from the original authors of a product.

The malware artists have declared war on the American people and as usual, the "mighty" NSA can't or won't do a thing about it, proving again (along with TSA) that US Government programs are costly, inconvenient, unconstitutional, and totally useless.

Jun 10 09:35

Even Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads: Why You Should Limit Technology Use for Your Kids

Quick Summary

1. A lack of creativity

2. A lack of curiosity and passion

3. A lack of patience

4. Lack of exercise

5. Decreased test scores

6. Lack of human connection

Jun 10 07:22

More corporate shared folders in cloud filled with malware, research finds

Internet file sharing has long been a prime route for malware to spread. The situation is one of the reasons (aside from the exposure of proprietary data) that many companies restrict the use of cloud file sharing to corporate-approved systems. But it turns out that those enterprise cloud folders are just as bad. As more companies sanction the use of cloud applications for collaboration and sharing data—even just between individuals' computers and mobile devices—those cloud apps have increasingly become fertile ground for malware.

Jun 10 07:21

Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Earlier this week, security researchers at Checkpoint discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to change messages and links sent through Facebook messenger. Facebook quickly patched the bug … but did you know links sent privately through messenger can be read by anyone? Moreover, Facebook knows about this and has no plans to fix the issue.

Jun 10 07:14

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Internet has become 'world’s largest surveillance network'

WORLD WIDE WEB CREATOR Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said that the internet has fallen into the hands of large corporations and governments and become the "world’s largest surveillance network".

Berners-Lee explained in an interview with The New York Times that his invention has steadily come under the control of powerful interests.

"It controls what people see. It creates mechanisms for how people interact. It's been great, but spying, blocking sites, repurposing people's content, taking you to the wrong websites completely undermines the spirit of helping people create," he said.

"The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging."

Jun 10 07:07

PC market sinking even faster than first thought, thanks to Windows 10

The abacus-shufflers of analyst firm IDC have revised their 2016 PC sales forecasts downwards.

The firm now says PC shipments “... are forecast to decline by 7.3% year over year”. That's “roughly two per cent below earlier projections as conditions have been weaker than expected.” The firm names “weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty, and delayed projects” as the weaker conditions impacting sales.

Windows 10 isn't helping matters either, because lots of people are availing themselves of free Windows 10 upgrades rather than buying a new PC. The firm also says that “while a large share of enterprises are evaluating Windows 10, the pace of new PC purchases has not yet stabilized commercial PC shipments.” Which sounds like plenty of organisations just aren't pulling the upgrade trigger fast enough to give the PC market a kick.

Jun 09 17:49

FBI Found Over 300 Classified Docs On Computer Of Petraeus’ Mistress

Newly released documents reveal that during the search of former CIA director David Petraeus’ home, the FBI discovered more than 300 classified documents on the personal computer of his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell.

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Jun 09 15:34

ISIS-Aligned Hackers Leak Over 7,000 Americans' Names As Assassination Targets – Report

The Islamic State-aligned United Cyber Caliphate has placed nearly 8,000 Americans on its longest “kill list” to date. The assassination agenda also reportedly includes names of Canadians, Australians and Europeans.

Jun 09 13:46

Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Get Hacked, Password Was Only Two Letters

Does Facebook tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg know something we don’t about account security and making strong passwords?

It seems recently that Mark ran into a bit of bad luck when several of his social media accounts were hacked, including his Twitter and Pinterest accounts. The hackers, who went by the monicker “OurMine Team,” also took credit for breaking into his Instagram account as well, although Facebook denied that one. Zuckerberg’s Facebook account was apparently untouched.

In one post which has since been deleted, they ragged on Zuckerberg for essentially having one of the easiest passwords to figure out of all time — consisting of only two, that’s right, two letters — which he used across multiple sites.

Jun 09 09:23

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished.

Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson .

Jun 09 09:09

Lexus cars suffer Purple Screen of Death – code bug turns the air blue

US owners of later-model Lexus cars have had a frustrating day after an over-the-air update left the entertainment and navigation systems locked in a loop of restarts and flashing purple hues.

Lexus has blamed "errant data" that was broadcast to some Lexi sold after 2014, causing the system controlling navigation, audio, climate controls, and Bluetooth to reboot in a perpetual loop while making an annoying pinging sound.

Jun 09 09:07

Chrome's PDF reader has arbitrary code execution flaw

A Researcher at Cisco's Talos limb have discovered an arbitrary code execution flaw in PDFium, the PDF reader installed by default in Google's Chrome browser.

CVE-2016-1681, discovered by Talos' Aleksandar Nikolic, means that PDF that includes an embedded jpeg2000 image can trigger an exploitable heap buffer overflow.

The flaw looks like it is down to a tiny error by Chrome's developers, as Nikolic writes that “An existing assert call in the OpenJPEG library prevents the heap overflow in standalone builds, but in the build included in release versions of Chrome, the assertions are omitted.”

Jun 09 08:28

New Social Network Based on Blockchain Technology Wants to End Censorship

By Carey Wedler

As Facebook and other digital social platforms face repeated accusations of censorship, a new blockchain-based social networking platform is emerging — with the express purpose of combating censorship.

“We are basically living in an information age plagued by arbitrary censorship and digital amnesia, affecting every Internet user,” says AKASHA Project founder and CEO Mihai Alisie.

That digital amnesia, he argues, is a consequence of inefficient servers that fail to guarantee the permanence of information...

Jun 09 08:12

FLASHBACK - Hillary’s team copied intel off top-secret server to email

Somehow, highly classified information from SIPRNet, as well as even the super-secure JWICS, jumped from those closed systems to the open system and turned up in at least 1,340 of Clinton’s home emails — including several the CIA earlier this month flagged as containing ultra-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs, a subset of SCI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, this means that the classified information on Hillary's server did not arrive their by email, but by flash drive!

Jun 09 08:01

AP: Hillary Clinton Emails ‘Could Have Compromised CIA Names’

“Start with the entirely plausible view that foreign intelligence services discovered and rifled Hillary Clinton’s server,” said Stewart Baker, a Washington lawyer who spent more than three years as an assistant secretary of the Homeland Security Department and is former legal counsel for the National Security Agency.

If so, those infiltrators would have copies of all her emails with the names not flagged as being linked to the agency.

In the process of publicly releasing the emails, however, classification experts seem to have inadvertently provided a key to anyone who has the originals. By redacting names associated with the CIA and using the “B3 CIA PERS/ORG” exemption as the reason, “Presto — the CIA names just fall off the page,” Baker said.

The CIA declined to comment.

Jun 09 06:51

EU vote registration deadline extended

Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock said the government would legislate to extend the cut-off until midnight on Thursday.

It follows a computer glitch which left some people unable to sign up before the original midnight Tuesday deadline.

Jun 09 06:22

BlackBerry hands over user data to help police 'kick ass,' insider says

A specialized unit inside mobile firm BlackBerry has for years enthusiastically helped intercept user data — including BBM messages — to help in hundreds of police investigations in dozens of countries, a CBC News investigation reveals.

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Hopefully, including the United States, and more specifically, Washington DC ... the State Department.

Jun 09 03:48

Continuity Preppers: FEMA, DHS In “Secret Orgy of Preparedness” at Secret Underground Mountain Bunker

While a growing community of individuals is set out to prepare for a collapse of society, and become known sometimes dismissively as “preppers,” the real preppers are in the highest levels of government, and they are ready to evacuate and continue the government even in the event of an all-out breakdown of society.

Not only is this secret continuity of government activity happening but it is accelerating rapidly.

But there’s a secret definition, written between the lines of the Constitution and public laws: Officialdom evacuating from disorderly and disobedient America before the citizenry catches up or catches on.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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Jun 08 15:21

Military Secretive About GPS Blackout Over California: “Testing Something That Disrupts GPS Over a Huge Area”

The U.S. military is planning a series of tests near the West Coast that will result in GPS outages all across the area.

The FAA put out a notice warning about disruptions that may affect aircraft in general, and particularly those reliant upon GPS that testing based at the Navy’s China Lake Naval Weapons Center, some 150 miles north of Los Angeles during June 9, 21,23, 28 and 30.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 08 14:54

Day 8 No Money on EBT Cards – Riots Next? – Get Prepared!

It interesting over the weekend I got several emails telling me about cell phones being down, internet being down, and get this, EBT cards not working and having no money associated to them.

This is a concern because when the US Government has payment failures, then there is possibly something happening that the press is not telling you about.

Now, we know that computers have problems and that states, counties and cities run on computers. But what is interesting is that since the beginning of 2016, The US government has had over 2,700 reports on downdetector.com showing that they have been late loading the money onto these EBT cards.

Folks, we are now going on 8 days where the Government has not paid the EBT payments so that people have food.

Why is this?

Are we looking a possible Venezuela event taking place here in the US?

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Jun 08 14:02

FBI: Records from Clinton's email server being held as 'evidence'

FBI agents have confirmed that they recovered records from Hillary Clinton's private server and other electronic devices, but won't reveal any details about those records because that information is being treated as "evidence" in a "pending investigation."

"[A]ll of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value," the FBI said in documents filed with a federal court Monday.

Jun 08 12:27

airlinner Secret military GPS jamming test in progress over West U.S., air-traffic controllers, pilots, alerted

CHINA LAKE, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — The China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station is conducting a six day test, which started Tuesday, that will knock out and/or alters GPS systems, rendering GPS systems in sections of western U.S. airspace useless.

Jun 08 10:27

Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing ‘life-saving intelligence’

British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals.

The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.

Jun 08 09:27

Microsoft once had to rebuild a critical product because even its own managers couldn't figure out how to use it

Microsoft's own cloud computing team couldn't figure out how to use the Azure service, as Fortune's Andrew Nusca reports.

In 2011, long-time Microsoft exec and well-known programmer Scott Guthrie got the nod to lead the company's cloud business, under then-CEO Steve Ballmer. By that time, Azure had already been out on the market for over a year, but uptake was slow because Microsoft's big business customers couldn't actually figure out how to use it.

“We hadn’t built something very customer-friendly. It was great technology. But it wasn’t solving customer problems," Guthrie tells Fortune.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought that was Microsoft's design philosophy!

Jun 08 09:18

Calgary uni pays ransomware criminals $20k for its files back

Administrators at the University of Calgary, Canada, have caved in to criminals and paid a $20,000 ransom to decrypt their computer systems' files after getting hit by a malware infection.

Last month, the university fell prey to ransomware, which installed itself on machines, scrambled documents and demanded cash to recover the data. Since they obviously weren't running decent backup procedures, the administrators have agreed to pay up in Bitcoins.

Jun 08 09:15

Millions of 'must be firewalled' services are open to the entire internet – research

15m telnet nodes, 4.5m printers, TCP port 445...

Jun 08 08:32

Millions could get extra time to register to vote in the EU referendum after website crashes

Downing Street is considering granting millions of voters extra time to register to vote in the EU referendum, after the registration website crashed hours before the deadline last night.

Jun 08 08:27

Federal Judge Orders Clinton IT Witness To Produce Reported Immunity Agreement, Legal Basis for Fifth Amendment Claims

Judicial Watch today announced that a court order was issued by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan requiring Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton State Department IT official who reportedly provided support for the Clinton email system, to produce to the court his reported immunity agreement and the legal basis for the Fifth Amendment claims he planned to assert in Judicial Watch’s discovery into the Clinton email system. The order delays Mr. Pagliano’s deposition, which had been scheduled for Monday, June 6.

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