– Snowden Slams Obama After Expanding “Unchained NSA” Surveillance Powers For Donald Trump:
The Obama administration just handed even more power to the incoming Trump administration to invade the privacy of American citizens. The recent approval of new procedures for an existing executive order will allow the NSA to share the private data it collects with all 16 agencies of the United States intelligence community. The 23-page outline of the new procedures lifts previous limits placed on the way information was filtered before being disseminated to individual agencies.
“As he hands the White House to Trump, Obama just unchained NSA from basic limits on passing raw intercepts to others,” NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted Thursday. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Global News, Government, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Superhero Snowden Trashed In Absurd WSJ Op-Ed:
Edward Jay Epstein has an op-ed in the Wall Street journal promoting his new book “How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft”.
Epstein discusses the Fable of Edward Snowden
At the forefront of Epstein’s claims is the fact that Snowden lied. “As he seeks a pardon, the NSA thief has told multiple lies about what he stole and his dealings with Russian intelligence,” says Epstein.
Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more provocative than the claim that he never intended to engage in espionage, and was only a “whistleblower” seeking to expose the overreach of NSA’s information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowden’s chance of a pardon, now is a good time to review what we have learned about his real mission. Continue reading »
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– Creator of NSA’s Global Surveillance System Calls B.S. On Russian Hacking Report:
We’ve previously documented that the hacking evidence against Russia is extremely weak, and the new report on Russian hacking doesn’t say much.
Indeed – if Russia hacked the Democratic party emails (from the DNC and top Clinton aide John Podesta) – the NSA would have all of the records showing exactly who did it.
We asked Bill Binney what he thought of the new report. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., William Binney
– The Walls Have Ears: Warrant Granted for Amazon Echo Home Data, Setting Precedent:
(ANTIMEDIA) Technology has, for the better part of the last decade, changed our lives in significant and groundbreaking ways. But as technology continues to make great strides, helping us change the way we do business and live our lives, it is also employed by bureaucrats looking to keep an eye on everyone.
Thanks to Edward Snowden and others before him, like former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence official William Binney, we now know U.S. officials make use of secret courts to gain access to phone records — ignoring due process and, of course, the 4th Amendment to the U.S. constitution. But even though the NSA revelations were widely discussed and privacy advocates have continued to press legislators and officials to justify the illegality of their actions, things seem to have only gotten worse — at least as far as official government policy is concerned. Continue reading »
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– U.S. Government Prepares to Disclose Number of Americans Under Surveillance:
As early as a January 2017, the U.S. intelligence community will release an estimate of the number of Americans who are subject to digital surveillance programs.
According to the National Intelligence Director, the National Security Agency is preparing to release data on how many Americans have become victims of the growing U.S. Surveillance State. The plan was first reported on by Reuters after the news agency viewed a copy of a letter sent by U.S. lawmakers to the office of the National Intelligence Director.
“The timely production of this information is incredibly important to informed debate on Section 702 in the next Congress— and, without it, even those of us inclined to support reauthorization would have reason for concern,” states the letter. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, NSA, Politics, Society, U.S.
– US Spy Chief James Clapper Resigns; Trump To Fill Vacancy:
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence and the nation’s top intelligence official, who role was cast in the spotlight in the aftermath of the Snowden NSA revelations, submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening, ensuring that President-elect Donald Trump will have the option to build his own network of intel leaders.
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– The Prophecies Of Alois Irlmaier – The Roadmap To WW3 – The 3 Days Of Darkness (Worse Than WW3):
“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”
– “A Pretext Is Needed”: A False Flag May Be Imminent To Drag U.S. Into War:
This article was written by Isaac Davis and originally published at Waking Times.
Editor’s Comment: The scenario is plenty likely. With so many bizarre events taking place leading up to the election, few Americans are even grounded in reality any more. Perhaps the powers that be, with new and ready scapegoats – like Donald Trump, ISIS or Russia – think that the populace can again be convinced to surrender their liberties and consent to war if a new attack is staged.
They have done it, and they will do it again. This is standard operating procedure:
All America’s Wars Begin with False Flags (and WWIII Will Too)
The narrative under Hillary Clinton will be terrifying, as she destroys every last safeguard against tyranny this country has left standing. The smell of war is in the air, and every patriot should be on guard for the propaganda and salesmanship of another big lie. What do you think will happen?
by WakingTimes.com’s Isaac Davis
Americans are sleepwalking into World War III, and as events in Syria are shaping up it could come any moment as the biggest October surprise ever. At this stage in the conflict, we are one minor event away from all out war between the world’s major super powers, an event which would most certainly result in nuclear war. All that is needed is for the right type of false flag event to serve as provocation.
Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Middle East, Military, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Syria, U.S.
– Yahoo Admits It Secretly Hacked All User Accounts For US Intelligence:
Just days after admitting that some 500 millions of its email accounts were hacked (allegedly Russians, of course), the Yahoo confessional continues as Reuters reports, somewhat stunningly that, Yahoo secretly built software to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for US intel officials. Yahoo’s reaction to this: we are “a law abiding company.”
Following claims of state-sponsored attacks of its customers’ email accounts, Reuters reports, Yahoo also hacked its own customers’ accounts…
Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.
The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Big Brother, eMails, FBI, George Orwell, Global News, Government, Internet, New World Order, NSA, Politics, Society, Yahoo
– Snowden: Leak Of NSA Hacking Tools Are Russia’s ‘Warning’ To The US Government:
In a recent string of tweets, the whistleblower warned that recently leaked NSA hacking tools ‘could have significant foreign policy consequences. Particularly if any of those operations targeted US allies.’
AUSTIN, Texas — According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, a recent leak of secret NSA hacking tools reflects an escalation in tensions between Russia and the United States. For others, though, it highlights concerns about what, if any, privacy is afforded to the general public.
The NSA whistleblower lit up Twitter on Tuesday with suggestions of “Russian responsibility” in the recent release of the NSA tools, noting that it could be a response to accusations by the Hillary Clinton campaign that Russian hackers leaked internal Democratic National Convention emails. Continue reading »
Tags: Edward Snowden, Global News, Government, NSA, Politics, Russia, U.S.
– 10 Orwellian Moments Found in the Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters:
The Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT. This is basically the spy division. The internal newsletter, SIDtoday, was never meant to be read by anyone outside of the agency, but it trickled out with the Snowden leak and has been waiting for proper publication. The Intercept will release nine years worth of articles in batches. So far there have been two, and they contain hundreds of articles. They start in the very early stages of the Iraq war, with the first one dated March 31st, 2003.
The articles range in content from a veteran NSA agent nostalgically remembering when there was a beer machine in the cafeteria to the SIGINT director telling everyone the emotions he felt after a top Iraqi leader was killed. Continue reading »
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– ‘You’re welcome’: Snowden casts light on NSA hack:
The files released by a hacker group that claims to have breached the NSA are authentic, whistleblower Edward Snowden has said, explaining the documents’ importance and potential impact on the US elections and relations with allies around the world.
Over the weekend, a mysterious group called Shadow Brokers posted “samples” of files purloined from the Equation Group – widely believed to be a front for the National Security Agency – and said it would sell the rest in exchange for bitcoin. The NSA has yet to comment on the authenticity of the files. Continue reading »
Tags: Edward Snowden, Global News, Government, Hacker, NSA, U.S.
– Mysterious Group Hacks The NSA:
The latest hack revealed over the weekend has nothing to do with the Democratic Party or George Soros, and instead a mysterious hacker group by the name “The Shadow Brokers” claims to have hacked the Equation Group – a government cyberattack hacking group associated with the NSA, and released a bunch of the organization’s hacking tools. The hackers are also asking for 1 million bitcoin (around $568 million) in an auction to release more files.
“Attention government sponsors of cyber warfare and those who profit from it!!!!” the hackers wrote in a manifesto posted on Pastebin, on GitHub, and on a dedicated Tumblr. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Hacker, NSA, Politics, U.S.
– Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Privacy Law, Hinders Several Federal Surveillance Programs:
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a sweeping bill that establishes robust privacy protections in the state into law. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.
The new law bans warrantless use of stingray devices to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications, restricts the use of drones for surveillance by police, and generally prohibits law enforcement officers from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or a judicially issued subpoena. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Surveillance, U.S., Vermont
– Despite White House Denials, FOIA Documents Prove Snowden Did Try To Voice Concerns With The NSA:
Edward Snowden’s story is one that most know by now – the NSA contractor who went rogue and instead of going through available channels to voice his concerns, leaked sensitive government documents that revealed how the US surveillance state operates for all the world to see.
Or at least, that’s what the government’s version of the story is.
In a Vice News exclusive, based on over 800 pages of newly released documents from the NSA and countless interviews, Vice News finds that there is much more to the story that the public isn’t being told. Snowden, according to Vice News, did have both email and face-to-face contact with compliance over concerns, and the available options for Snowden may not have been adequate during the time Snowden was actually working as a contractor at the NSA. Continue reading »
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– Snowden leak: GCHQ & America’s NSA regularly intercept British MPs emails:
American spies and the UK’s listening post GCHQ regularly intercept the emails of British MPs and peers, including privileged correspondence between parliamentarians and their constituents.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) reportedly has access to intercepted emails sent and received by all MPs and peers through Parliament’s Microsoft computer system, Office 365.
Intelligence agency GCHQ on the other hand, allegedly accesses the data when it leaves UK’s borders on its way to Microsoft’s data centers in Dublin and the Netherlands.
The revelations have been made public through an investigation by Computer Weekly, based on leaked documents by the now-exiled former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Big Brother, GCHQ, George Orwell, Global News, Government, NSA, Politics, Society, Surveillance, U.K.
– The rise of the meta-criminal:
Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?
by Jon Rappoport
May 24, 2016
Trevor Timm of the Electronic Freedom Frontier dug up a very interesting nugget. It was embedded in the heralded December 2013 White House task force report on spying and snooping.
Under Recommendations, #31, section 2, he found this: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Here’s How the U.S. Government Treats Whistleblowers:
What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand?
When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even as they ignored the oath we’d all taken to protect and defend the Constitution.
All of this happened despite the fact that the torture I helped expose is illegal in the United States. Torture also violates a number of international laws and treaties to which our country is signatory — some of which the United States itself was the driving force in drafting. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, CIA, Edward Snowden, Global News, Government, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Whistleblowers
– On Any Given Day, The Average American Going About His Daily Business Will Be Monitored, Surveilled, Spied On And Tracked In More Than 20 Different Ways, By Both Government And Corporate Eyes And Ears:
Constitutional and civil rights lawyer John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institutes notes:
On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.
We’ve previously documented that the government is spying on everything we do … without any real benefit or justification (and see this). Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Dictatorship, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
– Thirteen Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You:
“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – US Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall
The President, the Head of the National Security Agency, the Department of Justice, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and the Judiciary, are intentionally keeping massive amounts of information about surveillance of US and other people secret from voters.
Additionally, some are, to say it politely, not being factually accurate in what they are telling the public. These inaccurate statements are either intentional lies meant to mislead the public or they are evidence that the people who are supposed to be in charge of oversight do not know what they are supposed to be overseeing. Either way, this is a significant crisis. Here are thirteen examples of what they are doing.
One. The Government seizes and searches all internet and text communications which enter or leave the US Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Big Brother, Dictatorship, Edward Snowden, Fascism, FBI, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, NSA, Politics, Surveillance, U.S.
– NSA Silent on Spies’ Child Porn Problem:
Two senior U.S. intelligence officials said recently that defense and intelligence employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their work computers and devices, and that child porn has been found on the systems of the National Security Agency, the country’s biggest intelligence organization.
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– This is What Government Sponsored Mass Surveillance is Doing to Your Mind:
Big Brother is watching you and he wants you to believe that if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear.
This is a lie, of course, and as we move deeper into the era of state sponsored technological surveillance, we see more evidence that the loss of privacy and confidence in inter-personal communications is transforming the individual into a compliant, self-policing ward of the state. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Edward Snowden, George Orwell, Global News, Government, NSA, Politics, Surveillance, U.S.
– Shocking New Snowden Confession: “Climate Change is a Hoax by the CIA”:
UPDATE: Edward Snowden is not the only person coming out this week saying global warming was a hoax. So is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Let me begin by saying that unless you’ve taken the time to look into Edward Snowden, then he’s probably not who you think he is. He’s certainly not the low level data entry schmuck the media made him out to be when he spilled many of the NSA’s secrets and then had to flee the country back in 2013. The public was led to believe that Snowden was little more than the guy from IT that you call when the printer toner runs out, but being a sneaky little bastard, he managed to sneak in a zip drive one day and downloaded all kinds of top secret information. Nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading »
Tags: CIA, Climate Change, Edward Snowden, Global Cooling, Global News, Global Warming, Government, NSA, Politics, U.S.
The assault we face is driven by the exceptional appetites of a wholly new genus of capitalism: surveillance capitalism.
– The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism:
Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to. The company is creating a wholly new genus of capitalism, a systemic coherent new logic of accumulation we should call surveillance capitalism. Is there nothing we can do?surveillance capitalism
Google surpassed Apple as the world’s most highly valued company in January for the first time since 2010. (Back then each company was worth less than 200 billion. Now each is valued at well over 500 billion.) While Google’s new lead lasted only a few days, the company’s success has implications for everyone who lives within the reach of the Internet. Why? Because Google is ground zero for a wholly new subspecies of capitalism in which profits derive from the unilateral surveillance and modification of human behavior. This is a new surveillance capitalism that is unimaginable outside the inscrutable high velocity circuits of Google’s digital universe, whose signature feature is the Internet and its successors. While the world is riveted by the showdown between Apple and the FBI, the real truth is that the surveillance capabilities being developed by surveillance capitalists are the envy of every state security agency. What are the secrets of this new capitalism, how do they produce such staggering wealth, and how can we protect ourselves from its invasive power?
“Most Americans realize that there are two groups of people who are monitored regularly as they move about the country. The first group is monitored involuntarily by a court order requiring that a tracking device be attached to their ankle. The second group includes everyone else…” Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Google, Government, Internet, NSA, Politics, Society, Surveillance
The “it’s for your own protection” chickens are coming home to roost. The tyrannical powers granted to government in order to stop foreign terrorists are rapidly being turned inward against an ever servile and apathetic American public. The “war on terror” is slowly but surely transitioning into a “war on the citizenry.” A war that will only intensify as the public mood toward the status quo deteriorates further.
– War on Terror Turns Inward – NSA Surveillance Will Be Used Against American Citizens:
In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.
– James Madison, Founding Father and 4th President of these United States
Our founding fathers studied power structures over the millennia and knew exactly what they were doing when solidifying the Bill of Rights into the U.S. Constitution. All it took was a couple hundred years, an extraordinarily ignorant and apathetic American public, and a major terror attack to roll back this multi-generational gift. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Dictatorship, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
– Obama to Expand Surveillance State Powers by Signing a 21 Page Memo:
As the Apple vs. FBI battle rages in the court system and throughout the halls of Congress, Obama decides to do what he does best. Using “his pen” to make consequential decisions unilaterally.
Just another day in the American banana republic.
The New York Times reports:
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. Continue reading »
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– Forget Apple for a minute: Obama admin to relax privacy restrictions, expand NSA data sharing:
The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.
The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Surveillance, U.S.
Full (and long) article here:
– Why Google made the NSA:
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet
INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’
The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.
READ PART ONE
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