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Posted: Oct 15, 2014 - 7:27pm

UN Report Finds Mass Surveillance Violates International Treaties and Privacy Rights - The Intercept/Greenwald
Quaint UN, treaties, and rights...
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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 9:27pm

The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. The continuing C.I.A. effort to train Syrian rebels is just the latest example of an American president becoming enticed by the prospect of using the spy agency to covertly arm and train rebel groups.

An internal C.I.A. study has found that it rarely works.

The still-classified review, one of several C.I.A. studies commissioned in 2012 and 2013 in the midst of the Obama administration’s protracted debate about whether to wade into the Syrian civil war, concluded that many past attempts by the agency to arm foreign forces covertly had a minimal impact on the long-term outcome of a conflict. They were even less effective, the report found, when the militias fought without any direct American support on the ground. (...)

Do it again, but expect different results (though it is likely still profitable in the short term for some Ferengi)
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 11:10am

Second leaker in US intelligence, says Glenn Greenwald
Citizenfour, new film on spying whistleblower Edward Snowden, shows journalist Greenwald discussing other source

Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend, Lindsay Mills, Moved to Moscow to Live with Him
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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
By Peter Maass and Laura Poitras

The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

The documents, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also indicate that the agency has used “under cover” operatives to gain access to sensitive data and systems in the global communications industry, and that these secret agents may have even dealt with American firms. The documents describe a range of clandestine field activities that are among the agency’s “core secrets” when it comes to computer network attacks, details of which are apparently shared with only a small number of officials outside the NSA.

“It’s something that many people have been wondering about for a long time,” said Chris Soghoian, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union, after reviewing the documents. “I’ve had conversations with executives at tech companies about this precise thing. How do you know the NSA is not sending people into your data centers?” (...)


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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 - 7:57am



 

Tim Berners-Lee Warns of Threat to the Internet

 

The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the Internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web.

Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the Internet and ensure users' privacy.

"If a company can control your access to the Internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life," Berners-Lee said at the London "Web We Want" festival on the future of the Internet.

"If a Government can block you going to, for example, the opposition's political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power."

"Suddenly the power to abuse the open Internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies."


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Posted: Sep 15, 2014 - 6:20pm

The NSA and GCHQ Campaign Against German Satellite Companies - The Intercept
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Posted: Aug 30, 2014 - 2:29pm

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules
Arjun Sethi | Commentisfree | The Guardian

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Posted: Aug 29, 2014 - 6:12am

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got a strawberry festival?

you need a tank! {#Lol}



 


Strictly speaking, none of those vehicles are tanks. 
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Posted: Aug 29, 2014 - 6:03am

got a strawberry festival?

you need a tank! {#Lol}


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Posted: Aug 27, 2014 - 7:33pm

Chris Hedges: "Our Liberty Has Been Sacrificed On The Altar Of National Security"






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Posted: Aug 27, 2014 - 6:19pm

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With all the resources available to the NSA and considering its reasons for being, if they do not prevent all potential domestic hits from ISIL or ISIS or whoever they call themselves, the entire department should be scrapped and the administrators jailed.

That is all ... 

 
Thats just their cover, their real job is to keep tabs on us citizens not foreigners.
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Posted: Aug 27, 2014 - 6:12pm

With all the resources available to the NSA and considering its reasons for being, if they do not prevent all potential domestic hits from ISIL or ISIS or whoever they call themselves, the entire department should be scrapped and the administrators jailed.

That is all ... 
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Posted: Aug 26, 2014 - 2:55pm

'Google-like' search engine puts NSA snooping back in the spotlight


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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 12:37am

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED/Bamford

(...) And there’s another prospect that further complicates matters: Some of the revelations attributed to Snowden may not in fact have come from him but from another leaker spilling secrets under Snowden’s name. Snowden himself adamantly refuses to address this possibility on the record. But independent of my visit to Snowden, I was given unrestricted access to his cache of documents in various locations. And going through this archive using a sophisticated digital search tool, I could not find some of the documents that have made their way into public view, leading me to conclude that there must be a second leaker somewhere. I’m not alone in reaching that conclusion. Both Greenwald and security expert Bruce Schneier—who have had extensive access to the cache—have publicly stated that they believe another whistle-blower is releasing secret documents to the media.

In fact, on the first day of my Moscow interview with Snowden, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel comes out with a long story about the NSA’s operations in Germany and its cooperation with the German intelligence agency, BND. Among the documents the magazine releases is a top-secret “Memorandum of Agreement” between the NSA and the BND from 2002. “It is not from Snowden’s material,” the magazine notes.

Some have even raised doubts about whether the infamous revelation that the NSA was tapping German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, long attributed to Snowden, came from his trough. At the time of that revelation, Der Spiegel simply attributed the information to Snowden and other unnamed sources. If other leakers exist within the NSA, it would be more than another nightmare for the agency—it would underscore its inability to control its own information and might indicate that Snowden’s rogue protest of government overreach has inspired others within the intelligence community. “They still haven’t fixed their problems,” Snowden says. “They still have negligent auditing, they still have things going for a walk, and they have no idea where they’re coming from and they have no idea where they’re going. And if that’s the case, how can we as the public trust the NSA with all of our information, with all of our private records, the permanent record of our lives?” (...)


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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 10:46am

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I remember yelling at the radio when I heard that report, such BS from a "supposed" objective news source.{#Rolleyes}
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 10:37am

NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting - The Intercept
(...) With this report, Temple-Raston seriously misled NPR’s millions of listeners. To begin with, Recorded Future, the outfit that produced the government-affirming report, is anything but independent. To the contrary, it is funded by the CIA and U.S. intelligence community with millions of dollars. Back in 2010, it also filed forms to become a vendor for the NSA. (In response to questions from The Intercept, the company’s vice president Jason Hines refused to say whether it works for the NSA, telling us that we should go FOIA that information if we want to know. But according to public reports, Recorded Future “earns most of its revenue from selling to Wall Street quants and intelligence agencies.”)

The connection between Recorded Future and the U.S. intelligence community is long known. Back in July, 2010, Wired‘s Noah Shachtman revealed that the company is backed by both “the investment arms of the CIA and Google.”

Indeed, In-Q-Tel—the deep-pocket investment arm of both the CIA and other intelligence agencies (including the NSA)—has seats on Recorded Future’s board of directors and, on its website, lists Recorded Future as one of the companies in its “portfolio.” In stark contrast to NPR, The New York Times noted these connections when reporting on the firm in 2011: “Recorded Future is financed with $8 million from the likes of Google’s venture arm and In-Q-Tel, which makes investments to benefit the United States intelligence community, and its clients have included government agencies and banks.” (...)

The Recorded Future “report”—which was actually nothing more than a short blog post—is designed to bolster the year-long fear-mongering campaign of U.S. and British officials arguing that terrorists would realize the need to hide their communications and develop effective means of doing so by virtue of the Snowden reporting. Predictably, former NSA General Counsel Stewart Baker promptly seized on the report (still concealing the firm’s CIA connections from readers) to argue in The Washington Post that “the evidence is mounting that Edward Snowden and his journalist allies have helped al-Qaeda improve their security against NSA surveillance.” (...)


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