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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 9:10pm

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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 6:17pm


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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 8:47pm

Bipartisan scumbaggery
Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director after key Democrats vote in favor
(...) Haspel received robust backing from former intelligence, diplomatic, military and national security officials. Among those who supported her nomination were six former CIA directors and three former national intelligence directors.

On the opposing side are groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, which says she should have stood up against the interrogation practices then. More than 100 former US ambassadors who served both Republican and Democratic presidents sent the Senate a letter opposing Haspel, saying that despite her credentials, confirming her would give authoritarian leaders around the world the license to say US behavior is “no different from ours”.

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Posted: May 9, 2018 - 10:19am

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick to lead CIA, pledges she won’t restart interrogation program

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 11:56am

The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

Internet paranoiacs drawn to Bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency. Increasingly popular among get-rich-quick speculators, Bitcoin started out as a high-minded project to make financial transactions public and mathematically verifiable — while also offering discretion. Governments, with a vested interest in controlling how money moves, would, some of Bitcoin’s fierce advocates believed, naturally try and thwart the coming techno-libertarian financial order.

It turns out the conspiracy theorists were onto something. Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target Bitcoin users around the world — and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to “help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,” according to a top-secret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March 2013. The data source appears to have leveraged the NSA’s ability to harvest and analyze raw, global internet traffic while also exploiting an unnamed software program that purported to offer anonymity to users, according to other documents.

Although the agency was interested in surveilling some competing cryptocurrencies, “Bitcoin is #1 priority,” a March 15, 2013 internal NSA report stated. (...)

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Posted: Mar 16, 2018 - 10:27pm

Caveat Emptor: MSNBC and CNN Use ClA Apologists for False Commentary
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Posted: Mar 1, 2018 - 9:29pm

The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed
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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 - 5:07am

a couple of things

NSA DELETES “HONESTY” AND “OPENNESS” FROM CORE VALUES

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY maintains a page on its website that outlines its mission statement. But earlier this month, the agency made a discreet change: It removed “honesty” as its top priority.

Since at least May 2016, the surveillance agency had featured honesty as the first of four “core values” listed on NSA.gov, alongside “respect for the law,” “integrity,” and “transparency.” The agency vowed on the site to “be truthful with each other.”

On January 12, however, the NSA removed the mission statement page – which can still be viewed through the Internet Archive – and replaced it with a new version. Now, the parts about honesty and the pledge to be truthful have been deleted. The agency’s new top value is “commitment to service,” which it says means “excellence in the pursuit of our critical mission.”

TOP REPUBLICAN WARNS THAT UNDER NEW SPENDING BILL “THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY COULD EXPEND FUNDS AS IT SEES FIT”

IN A DRAMATIC moment on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, as the upper chamber rushed a spending bill through to end the government shutdown, the top Republican and Democrat on the Intelligence Committee warned that the bill contains language that would kneecap Congress’s ability to oversee secret covert actions and surveillance programs. Their effort to amend the language was rebuffed.

The intelligence community, in its latest grasp, has gone too far even for Richard Burr. The Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence committee has long been one of the Senate’s staunchest advocates for the intelligence agencies, leading the fight to reauthorize surveillance programs and fighting to bury the results of the Senate’s five-year investigation into CIA torture. But he took to the Senate floor Monday to warn that it would compromise Congress’s ability to oversee secret intelligence programs.

“This language could erode the powers of the authorizing committee,” Burr said. “Effectively, the intelligence community could expend funds as it sees fit without an authorization bill in place and with no statutory direction indicating that an authorization bill for 2018 is forthcoming.”

The provision, first reported by The Intercept, appeared in the House version of the spending bill last week and modified the 70–year-old-law that first chartered the CIA. It removed language that requiring intelligence agencies to spend money according to Congress’s instructions, and replaced it with a provision that allows the agencies to move money around freely and without Congress’s knowledge. Blackwater founder Erik Prince has recently pitched the administrationon a private intelligence force that would report directly to President Donald Trump and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.




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Posted: Apr 10, 2017 - 8:31am

Found in the wild: Vault7 hacking tools WikiLeaks says come from CIA

Malware that WikiLeaks purports belongs to the Central Intelligence Agency has been definitively tied to an advanced hacking operation that has been penetrating governments and private industries around the world for years, researchers from security firm Symantec say.

Longhorn, as Symantec dubs the group, has infected governments and companies in the financial, telecommunications, energy, and aerospace industries since at least 2011 and possibly as early as 2007. The group has compromised 40 targets in at least 16 countries across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, and on one occasion, in the US, although that was probably a mistake. (...)


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Posted: Feb 4, 2017 - 4:13pm

The FBI Is Building A National Watchlist That Gives Companies Real Time Updates on Employees
(...) In typical federal background checks, the FBI expunges or returns the fingerprints it collects. But for the Rap Back system, the FBI retains the prints it collects on behalf of companies and agencies so that it can notify employers about their employee’s future encounters with law enforcement. The FBI has the license to retain all submitted fingerprints indefinitely — even after notice of death. Employers are even offered the option to purchase lifetime subscriptions to the program for the cost of $13 per person. The decision to participate in Rap Back is at employers’ discretion. Employees have no choice in the matter.

“This type of infrastructure always tends to undergo mission creep,” explained the ACLU’s Jay Stanley, referring to how agencies often find secondary uses for data beyond its original function. (...)

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Posted: Jan 20, 2017 - 2:30pm

scahill has a new podcast coming out

INTERCEPTED

At The Intercept, we believe in holding those in power accountable, and our mission couldn’t be more urgent right now. So in January, as soon as Donald Trump and his cronies take power, we’re starting a weekly podcast: Intercepted. Every week, I will bring on guests and colleagues to discuss the most pressing stories—those unfolding in public and the ones hidden in the shadows.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 5:35pm

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We certainly have our eye on YOU, that's fer sure.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 2:22pm

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We certainly have our eye on YOU, that's fer sure.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 9:00am

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i agree

and if someone is making a claim, especially one of this magnitude they should provide some evidence

i thought i heard obama say this past friday that they weren't going to release any evidence

because = super secret spy stuff you don't need to know or see

he openly admitted that the voting machines weren't hacked but wikileaks emails outing/exposing behind the scenes info was the result of russian govt handy work

assange and others say no and provide your evidence

it's no secret our politicians and their enforcers have had a boner for wikileaks/assange (example)

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True, but it would seem that providing clear evidence of espionage can be a tricky move for several reasons, one of which is compromising one's own methods, but also explaining how they identify the hacking "signatures" or "fingerprints" of known entities in "laymen's terms".  It seems to me that at some time there will be some sort "evidence" provided soon, but we'll have to wait and see.  The CIA, FBI, and other intelligence agencies have seldom (if ever) really been clear proponents of one political party or another, and the fact that the incoming President is continually denigrating American intelligence agencies and dismissing their claims shows more of his narcissism - thinking it's all about him.


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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 5:12am

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Yeah, I'm always a little skeptical when the only sources are "anonymous" or "unnamed officials".  I guess the more this unfolds there'll be actual people releasing statements.

 

i agree

and if someone is making a claim, especially one of this magnitude they should provide some evidence

i thought i heard obama say this past friday that they weren't going to release any evidence

because = super secret spy stuff you don't need to know or see

he openly admitted that the voting machines weren't hacked but wikileaks emails outing/exposing behind the scenes info was the result of russian govt handy work

assange and others say no and provide your evidence

it's no secret our politicians and their enforcers have had a boner for wikileaks/assange (example)

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Posted: Dec 17, 2016 - 7:59am

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

i can answer that now

um like all of them {#Lol}



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Posted: Dec 11, 2016 - 8:43am

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Yeah, I'm always a little skeptical when the only sources are "anonymous" or "unnamed officials".  I guess the more this unfolds there'll be actual people releasing statements.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2016 - 11:04am

Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence - Greenwald

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 - 10:18am

He Was a Hacker for the NSA and He Was Willing to Talk. I Was Willing to Listen.
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Posted: May 22, 2016 - 9:06pm

The long read
How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers
Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his

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