Sep 07

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Creepy US Spy Agency Flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS Into Orbit: NROL-39 NOTHING IS BEYOND OUR REACH


–  US Corporate Espionage (Washington’s Blog, Sep 6, 2014):

Glenn Greenwald documented yesterday that, last August, the US government announced that it:

… does ***not*** engage in economic espionage in any domain, including cyber. [emphasis original]

Right after that, the US government was revealed to be, as Greenwald documents: Continue reading »

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Nov 11

The U.S. Secret State and the Internet: “Dirty Secrets” and “Crypto Wars” from “Clipper Chip” and ECHELON to PRISM (Global Research, Nov 10, 2013):

Back in the 1990s, security researchers and privacy watchdogs were alarmed by government demands that hardware and software firms build “backdoors” into their products, the millions of personal computers and cell phones propelling communication flows along the now-quaint “information superhighway.”

Never mind that the same factory-installed kit that allowed secret state agencies to troll through private communications also served as a discrete portal for criminal gangs to loot your bank account or steal your identity.

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Jun 22

See also: Iceland Rewrites Law to Create Haven For Investigative Reporting


WikiLeaks founder drops ‘mass spying’ hint

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WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. (Colbert Report)

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has given his strongest indication yet about the next big leak from his whistleblower organisation.

There has been rampant speculation about WikiLeaks’ next revelation following its recent release of a top secret military video showing an attack in Baghdad which killed more than a dozen people, including two employees of the Reuters news agency.

Bradley Manning, a US military intelligence officer based in Iraq, has been arrested on suspicion of leaking the video but it is also claimed that Manning bragged online that he had handed WikiLeaks 260,000 secret US State Department cables.

In an interview with the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent, Mr Assange said cryptically of WikiLeaks’ current project:

“I can give an analogy. If there had been mass spying that had affected many, many people and organisations and the details of that mass spying were released then that is something that would reveal that the interests of many people had been abused.”

He agreed it would be of the “calibre” of publishing information about the way the top secret Echelon system – the US-UK electronic spying network which eavesdrops on worldwide communications traffic – had been used.

Mr Assange also confirmed that WikiLeaks has a copy of a video showing a US military bombing of a western Afghan township which killed dozens of people, including children.

He noted, though, it was a very intricate case “substantially more complex” than the Iraq material WikiLeaks had released – referring to the gunship video.

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