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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.

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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.>>>

Jul 02 09:48

Hillary Clinton met with the FBI on Saturday as part of the investigation into her use of a private email server while leading the State Department, her campaign said.

“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was secretary,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. “She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion. Out of respect for the investigative process, she will not comment further on her interview.”

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"If you tell anyone about my spying, I'll tell everyone how the FBI helped cover up the murder of Vince Foster. So THERE!!" -- Shrillery

Jul 02 09:15

DOJ Walks Back Loretta Lynch’s Promise to Honor FBI’s Clinton Investigation Recommendation

The Department of Justice walked back statements from Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton. While Lynch said she would accept any recommendation from FBI Director James Comey (without recusing herself from the case), a DoJ spokeswoman says Lynch will be “the ultimate decider.”

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So, it was all for show! Lynch remains the roadblock to an indictment. I hate to say I told you so .... no, actually, I rather enjoy it!

Jul 02 09:10

How everyone looks bad because Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch

Bill Clinton has made a mess. It was either out of foolish indifference or plain foolishness, but it has created a terrible moment for his wife and the Democrats, and for President Obama and perceptions of the integrity of his administration.

Clinton’s private, unplanned meeting with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch at the Phoenix airport last week, coming at a time when the Justice Department should be nearing completion of its examination of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for her emails as secretary of state, will inevitably — and negatively — affect public attitudes about that investigation.

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Jul 01 18:58

Facebook CAN track you offline: Site wins Belgian privacy case over following logged out users

The social media site has won a legal battle against the Belgian data protection authority over tracking its users while they are not logged into Facebook.

Originally, the regulator had won its case and ordered the social network to stop tracking non-members when they visited publicly available Facebook pages.

But the Brussels Appeals Court dismissed the case, on the grounds that the regulator has no jurisdiction over Facebook Inc, which has its European headquarters in Ireland.

Jul 01 18:44

Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company 'wide open to hackers' and run by 'morons' whistleblowers reveal

A Daily Mail Online investigation has found that a second firm - hired to store a back-up of Clinton’s secret server - was so lax in its security employees failed to change passwords frequently and left computers logged in, unattended for extended periods and its own clients stumbled upon other clients data.

Datto Inc, the company in question, was hired to store Hilary’s emails by Platte River, the mom-and-pop company contracted to maintain her 'homebrew' email system.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Online on condition of anonymity, one former employee at Datto, said the company was woefully exposed to being hacked.

'If you're talking about high-level data security, at the political, presidential level, the security level of data [at Datto] hired by Platte River, was nowhere near something that could have been protected from a good hacker that knows how to spread out their points at which to infiltrate,' he said.

Jul 01 15:38

A Brazilian judge has blocked $6 million in Facebook funds, says report

More fallout from WhatsApp's legal fight

A Brazilian judge has ordered a block on 19.5 million real (roughly $6 million) owned by Facebook, according to a new report by O Globo’s G1 news service. It’s the latest move in an ongoing legal fight with WhatsApp, which saw days-long telecom blackouts of the service in both May and December.

Brazilian courts have repeatedly ordered WhatsApp to turn over messages and data related to a drug case. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption means that data is inaccessible even to WhatsApp’s own employees, making it impossible for the company to comply with the order. The result has been a standoff between WhatsApp and the Brazilian judiciary, which has significantly hampered the company’s ability to operate.

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Jul 01 14:00

JUDGE JEANINE: LYNCH SIGNALING NO CHARGES FOR HILLARY

Judge Jeanine Pirro, the longtime prosecutor and judge who now is a host for Fox News, on Friday said Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comments on her private meeting with former President Bill Clinton indicate Hillary Clinton will not be charged over her private email server.

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Jul 01 13:53

Facebook allowed to track users, even when not logged in

In November 2015 a Belgian court ruled that it was illegal for Facebook to track Internet surfers who didn’t have an account or were logged into the social network, and faced a fine of €250,000 per day if it didn’t comply.

However today that ruling has been overturned as the Brussels court of appeals court decided the Belgian CPP (Commission for the Protection of Privacy) has no jurisdiction over Facebook.

Jul 01 10:44

Hillary Clinton is disqualified from holding public office under U.S. Code Title 18, Section 2071

(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

Jul 01 10:21

This Is What Loretta Lynch Said When Cornered About Her Clinton Meeting

Having been forced to remove herself from the Hillary Clinton email probe, Loretta Lynch admitted that her shockingly ill-advised private meeting with Bill Clinton has "cast a shadow" over the investigations and questions on the meeting are "fair." Her magnanimity was further expressed "I wouldn't do it again," while claiming that she had made the decision to 'recuse' herself days before her Bubba meeting.

Jul 01 08:23

This fatality could slam the brakes on driverless cars

Joshua D. Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, died in the accident May 7 in Williston, Florida. According to a Tesla statement issued Thursday, the cameras on Brown's Tesla Model S failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor-trailer from a brightly lit sky and didn't automatically activate its brakes. Brown didn't take control and activate the brakes either, Tesla said.

Jul 01 08:17

Symantec security software had 'critical' flaws

Computer security company Symantec has patched eight security holes discovered in its own security software.

Researchers at Google's Project Zero informed Symantec of "multiple critical vulnerabilities", which they said were "as bad as it gets".

The vulnerabilities were present in Symantec and Norton-branded security software such as Norton Antivirus.

Symantec said: "Fixes are currently in place, and updates are now available for customers to install."

Jul 01 07:33

Florida: First Person Killed in a Tesla Car in Self-Drive Mode Was a Former Navy SEAL

The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle “Tessy” and had praised its sophisticated “Autopilot” system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan. Joshua D. Brown, of Canton, Ohio, died in the accident May 7 in Williston, Florida, when his car’s cameras failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor-trailer from a brightly lit sky and didn’t automatically activate its brakes, according to government records obtained Thursday.

Jul 01 05:49

Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company 'wide open to hackers' and run by 'morons' whistleblowers reveal

Hillary Clinton is facing damaging new revelations about the lax security surrounding her emails.

A Daily Mail Online investigation has found that a second firm - hired to store a back-up of Clinton’s secret server - was so lax in its security employees failed to change passwords frequently and left computers logged in, unattended for extended periods and its own clients stumbled upon other clients data.

Datto Inc, the company in question, was hired to store Hilary’s emails by Platte River, the mom-and-pop company contracted to maintain her 'homebrew' email system.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Online on condition of anonymity, one former employee at Datto, said the company was woefully exposed to being hacked.

Jul 01 05:27

First fatal crash of Tesla Model S in self driving mode

We learned yesterday evening that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot during a recent fatal crash that occurred in a Model S. This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated. Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles. Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles. It is important to emphasize that the NHTSA action is simply a preliminary evaluation to determine whether the system worked according to expectations.

Jun 30 17:47

Apple Patent Will Stop iPhone Cameras Working At Gigs

Webmaster addition: Banning/blocking photos at concerts is going to backfire. The taking of pictures of your favorite band that you waited in line an hour to see after buying a costly ticket, to show your friends that you were really there, is part of that concert experience. If people can't take and show pictures, they are going to be less likely to bother at all!

Jun 30 17:12

iCensor: Apple Patents Remote “Kill Switch” for iPhone Cameras

By Nika Knight

Owning an iPhone could someday mean being blocked from recording anything that someone in power doesn’t want you to record.

That’s the potential ramification of a patent granted to Apple earlier this week for technology that remotely disables iPhone cameras by infrared sensors...

Jun 30 17:02

Home Computers Connected to the Internet Aren't Private, Court Rules - A judge in Virginia rules that people should have no expectation of privacy on their home PCs because no connected computer "is immune from invasion."

A judge in Virginia rules that people should have no expectation of privacy on their home PCs because no connected computer "is immune from invasion."
A federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the user of any computer that connects to the Internet should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is ineffectual at stopping hackers.

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Jun 30 14:43

After Lynch’s Mystery Meeting With Bill, Justice Dept. “Shields Clinton Foundation Emails”

Yesterday’s mystery meeting on the tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch has now been clarified.

Today it emerged taht the Justice Department filed a motion that would keep from release thousands of emails potentially exposing conflicts of interest on the part of the Clinton Foundation and overlapping state department officials, as well as those between Teneo...

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Jun 30 12:57

State Department Won’t Release Clinton Foundation Emails for 27 Months

Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the hell does the State Department have to do with that Foundation?!

Jun 30 11:40

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed To Kill You—Deal With It

A recent survey shows that people want self-driving cars to be programmed to minimize casualties during a crash, even if it causes the death of the rider. Trouble is, the same survey shows that people don’t actually want to ride in cars that are programmed this way. That’s obviously a problem—and we’re going to have to get over it.

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