Category Archives: Surveillance

When CIA & NSA Workers Blow the Whistle, Congress Plays Deaf

Do the committees that oversee the vast U.S. spying apparatus take intelligence community whistleblowers seriously? Do they earnestly investigate reports of waste, fraud, abuse, professional negligence, or crimes against the Constitution reported by employees or contractors working for agencies like the CIA or NSA? For the last 20 years, the answer has been a resounding “no.”

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CISA Quietly Passed by Congress thru Sleight of Hand

Christmas season is that time of the year when so-called non-profit organizations intensify their fund raising campaigns capitalizing on the prevailing spirit of giving, and your own government silently passes unpopular legislations while you are too busy haggling for some knick-knacks just in time for the family’s gift-giving ceremony.

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Snowden Celebrates ‘Broadly Influential’ Ruling Against NSA Dragnet

Reiterating his prior ruling which found the U.S. government’s surveillance of civilians’ telephone records to be unconstitutional—”Orwellian,” even—a federal judge on Monday ordered the National Security Agency to halt its bulk collection program.

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NSA Spying on “Allied” Leaders; Google is Spying on You

To all the Sheeples and government trolls out there, these conspiracy theories have been confirmed so many times over. Even a portion of the mainstream media can’t hold their punches anymore.

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Shadow NSA: Private Intelligence Contractors & NSAC

The sunsetting of the US Patriot Act was deliberate and was meant to render all contravening articles on the Net moot and academic. In its stead is the new USA Freedom Act that is advertised to reduce invasive surveillance of the state, and yet the actual gathering of metadata has not been curtailed, nor will it be even if we close down the NSA today. Continue reading Shadow NSA: Private Intelligence Contractors & NSAC

NSA Turns Conversations into Searchable Text [Snowden]

The National Security Agency has developed and employed voice recognition technology to create transcripts of phone calls so they can be more easily searched and stored. Privacy advocates are demanding more information as to who might be the technology’s intended targets.

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US Threatened Germany with Terror Attack Over Snowden

With its friends leaving in favor of the BRICS, the United States is resorting to indirect terror blackmail in order to pressure Germany about Snowden’s application for asylum.

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NSA Spying Firmware is in Our Hard Disks

Firmware is a software, or digital instructions, embedded with any hardware components our computers are equipped with. From the motherboard to the storage media we use, there is a firmware in each of them, to function properly.

With the right equipment or an outright cooperation of the hardware manufacturers, they are all hackable.

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Stairway to Tyranny

by Veterans Today on January 22, 2015

For most any government, maintaining power is the ultimate bottom line. Without a power foundation solid as a 47-story steel-frame skyscraper, a government cannot climb the stairway to tyranny—hold the aphrodisia.

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Spy Files 4.0

One of those who stand up to the system, even at an early age, is Julian Assange.

Others would connect him to the CIA to malign his reputation, but we can look at where he is today, and conclude that CIA agents are mostly spending their most valuable time with ISIL rather than holed themselves up in a virtual prison cell like the Ecuadorian embassy.

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The Hunt for The Duqu Virus

The Digital Hunt for Duqu, a Dangerous and Cunning U.S.-Israeli Spy Virus

By Kim Zetter

Boldizsár Bencsáth took a bite from his sandwich and stared at his computer screen. The software he was trying to install on his machine was taking forever to load, and he still had a dozen things to do before the Fall 2011 semester began at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where he taught computer science. Despite the long to-do list, however, he was feeling happy and relaxed. It was the first day of September and was one of those perfect, late-summer afternoons when the warm air and clear skies made you forget that cold autumn weather was lurking around the corner.

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Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide

By Cora Currier and Morgan Marquis-Boire

When Apple and Google unveiled new encryption schemes last month, law enforcement officials complained that they wouldn’t be able to unlock evidence on criminals’ digital devices. What they didn’t say is that there are already methods to bypass encryption, thanks to off-the-shelf digital implants readily available to the smallest national agencies and the largest city police forces — easy-to-use software that takes over and monitors digital devices in real time, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

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