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President Putin Signs the Draconian “Yarovaya Law”

President Putin signed the draconian "Yarovaya Law," named after United Russia lawmaker Irina Yarovaya who drafted the Orwellian bill in the name of anti-terrorism, into law. On June 24, its very last day in session before the summer break and the September parliamentary election, the Russian Parliament rammed through a bill – without any meaningful [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:31:21+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Politics, Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

Orwellian Pokemon Go app released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g-xUtx6Dvo   Pokemon Go app released in most regions of the world by Niantic, an internal start-up of Google, the NSA-linked Big Brother company. Even now Google remains one of Niantic’s major backers. Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who also founded Keyhole, Inc., the mapping company which was created with seed money from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:39:22+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Privacy / Surveillance, Technology|0 Comments

US Intelligence Whistleblower Leaks Mobile Surveillance Devices

A whistleblower tied to the U.S. intelligence community leaked a secret catalog containing a wide array of cell phone surveillance devices used by the NSA, CIA, military, and police. THE INTERCEPT OBTAINED a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cell phone surveillance devices used by the military and by intelligence agencies. The document, thick with previously undisclosed information, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:24:38+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Privacy / Surveillance, Whistleblowers|0 Comments

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Provides ‘The Intercept’ with a Top-Secret Document Revealing the CIA’s Campaign to Break Apple’s Code and Steal their Secrets

RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept. The security researchers presented their latest tactics and achievements at a secret annual gathering, called the “Jamboree,” where attendees discussed strategies for exploiting security flaws [...]

By | 2018-01-31T09:41:13+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Privacy / Surveillance, Technology|0 Comments

Chinese Sesame ‘Credit’ System Unveiled. Point Reward System for Government Compliance

Ant Financial introduced a universal credit score, where everybody in China is measured by how well you manage credit, and how well your political opinions are in line with Chinese official opinions, and even whether your friends’ are. Initially voluntarily, the system becomes mandatory in 2020 with sanctions for the 'less obedient'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHcTKWiZ8sI   China’s [...]

By | 2018-01-31T09:38:17+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

Orwellian Windows 10 Released by Microsoft with Built-in Spy Tools

Microsoft launched Windows 10 on September 30, 2014, promoting the event as the largest software update ever. Unlike previous releases, the new version has been offered by Microsoft to all domestic users as a free upgrade. Over 14 million users are reported to have downloaded and installed it within the first 24 hours of its release. [...]

By | 2018-01-30T23:22:30+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Corrupt Organizations, Privacy / Surveillance, Technology|0 Comments

Facebook Launched a Secret Experiment with Cornell to Manipulate the Emotions of 689,003 Users

https://youtu.be/ujjgXgZjefo?t=1m12s   It’s become farcical. Whoever we ask, nobody seems to know anything. Did the study have ethical approval? First the answer was yes. Then it was no. Then it was maybe. Then it was no again. Was it funded by the US army? First the university said yes. Then it said no, without explanation. [...]

By | 2018-01-30T22:09:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

Draconian NDAA 2014 approved by Obama

NDAA 2014 underwrote $662 billion for continued US aggression in our many foreign wars while, on the domestic front, it violates the Bill of Rights. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, it authorizes presidents “to order the military to pick up and imprison people, including U.S. citizens, without charging them or putting them on [...]

Intelligence Director James Clapper, who lied to Congress about NSA Spying on Americans, Appointed to Lead Independent Investigation of NSA Surveillance

Obama assigned National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who had falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting information on U.S. citizens, to establish an “independent” investigation of NSA surveillance. This is the same James Clapper who gave false information to Congress when asked whether the NSA was collecting data on Americans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwiUVUJmGjs   He later [...]

By | 2018-01-30T19:52:24+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Political Corruption, Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

U.S. Gov’t Quietly Pressured Telecom Providers to Install Spy Technology Deep Inside Companies’ Internal Networks to Facilitate Surveillance Efforts

FBI officials sparred with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during the discussions was that the software's real-time interception of metadata is authorized under the Patriot Act. Attempts by the [...]

Top Secret Document reveals NSA Allowed Full Access to Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. without Court Order

NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden, revealed that most large online data services providers participate in an NSA program to sweep up all user data into NSA computers for "Big Data" analysis and data mining. The companies revealed are Microsoft (9/11/07), Yahoo (3/12/08), Google (1/14/09), Facebook (6/3/09), Paltalk (12/7/09), YouTube (9/24/10), Skype (2/6/11), AOL (3/31/11), Apple (added [...]

Former CIA Agent Edward Snowden Begins Leaking Docs on NSA Spying of Every American

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional from N.C., a former Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without prior authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence [...]

AP Phone Records Seized by Holder, Obama in Violation of 1st Amendment

US Attorney General Eric Holder faced questions before the House Judiciary Committee on reports of the subpoena of two months' worth of AP journalists’ phone records and the IRS’s scrutiny of conservative organization’s tax exemption requests. Holder lied under oath when he said he had nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox reporter James Rosen, [...]

NSA Director James Clapper Lies to Congress about NSA Spying on Americans

On Mar. 12, 2013, NSA Director James R. Clapper lied to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) and Congress: Sen. Wyden: "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans?" Gen. Clapper replied untruthfully: "No, sir," rubbing his head. Sen. Wyden asked, "It does not?" Still rubbing his [...]

By | 2017-12-06T23:30:20+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

U.S. Army Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Surveillance System Attempts to Predict The Future – ‘Minority Report’ Style

In something that looks straight out of the CBS show "Person of Interest", the science website Phsy.org is reporting on a potentially important breakthrough from researchers at Carnegie Mellon. In research sponsored by the United States Army Research Laboratory, the Carnegie Mellon researchers presented an artificial intelligence system that can watch and predict what a person will [...]

By | 2018-01-30T15:41:30+00:00 October 28th, 2012|Privacy / Surveillance, Technology|0 Comments

Panel of Whistleblowers Discuss National Security Secrecy & Surveillance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CN4YPDymww   A panel discussion on National Security, Secrecy and Surveillance in New York City was sponsored by the Open Society Foundations and the Government Accountability Project, and moderated by Steven Aftergood, the renowned editor of Secrecy News for the Federation of American Scientists. The speakers were Thomas Drake, the courageous former intelligence officer who blew the whistle on National Security Agency/contractor corruption during [...]

By | 2018-01-30T13:07:09+00:00 April 4th, 2012|Privacy / Surveillance, Whistleblowers|0 Comments

U.S. Government Retaliation Charges of Espianage Act Violations Against NSA Whisleblower Thomas Drake Dropped

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake In April 2010, the government alleged that Thomas Drake - a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy veteran, and a whistleblower - mishandled documents, one of the several Espionage Act cases in U.S. history, as retaliation and persecution for challenging the unconstitutional domestic spying Trailblazer Project. He is the 2011 [...]

Wikileaks: INDECT to Build Automatic Dossiers on Individuals & Organizations from Web, Mobile, & Social Networking Data

Wikileaks published a document by the INDECT , the Intelligence Information System Supporting Observation, Searching and Detection for Security of Citizens in Urban Environments of Europe. According to Wikileaks, INDECT's "Work package 4" is designed "to comb web blogs, chat sites, news reports, and social-networking sites in order to build up automatic dossiers on individuals, [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:18:12+00:00 October 4th, 2009|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

The FISA Court Grants Near Dictatorial Powers to US Attorney General, Eric Holder and the Obama Administration to Spy on Americans

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) granted almost dictatorial powers to the U.S. Attorney General to spy on Americans, signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton, a James P. Chandler, Eric H. Holder, Jr., David J. Kappos (IBM) colleague. This opinion was declared unconstitutional by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals [...]

By | 2018-01-29T22:59:41+00:00 December 12th, 2008|Corrupt Organizations, Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

The C.I.A. Internally Published NightSkies v1.2 User Guide for Exploiting Apple iPhone 3G v2.1 Granting Remote CIA Command and Control

Dec. 01, 2008, the C.I.A. internally published NightSkies v1.2 User Guide for exploiting Apple iPhone 3G v2.1. Whistleblower Source: WikiLeaks Vault 7 DARK MATTER. This program "Grants full remove command and control" ... "The tool operates in the background providing upload, download and execution capability ... will wait for user activity before beaconing. When user [...]

the C.I.A. internally Published SeaPea v2.0 – User Guide for Exploiting Apple Mac OSX 10.4.X through 10.5.X

On Nov. 6, 2008, the C.I.A. internally published SeaPea v2.0 - User Guide for exploiting Apple Mac OSX 10.4.X through 10.5.X. Whistleblower Source: WikiLeaks Vault 7 DARK MATTER Released in 2017. SeaPea hijacks Apple Macintosh computers undetectably, below the operating system, so that it continues to operate even when the infected target computer is rebooted. [...]

By | 2018-01-29T22:48:40+00:00 November 6th, 2008|Cell Phones / EMF, Privacy / Surveillance, Technology|0 Comments

Google Chrome Released: An Addition to Googles Products Designed to Create Personal Dossiers on Everyone

Google Chrome was first publicly released on September 2, 2008 for Windows XP and later, with 43 supported languages, officially a beta version, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. On the same day, a CNET news item drew attention to a passage in the Terms of Service statement for the initial beta release, which seemed [...]

By | 2018-01-29T21:48:23+00:00 September 2nd, 2008|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

NSA Whistleblowers, William Binney & Kirk Wiebe, Resign Because of the NSA’s ‘Acting in Deliberate Violation of the Constitution’ with Massive Spying

William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe are  National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers who worked at the agency in excess of 36 years. As Technical Director, Binney developed a revolutionary information processing system called ThinThread that, arguably, could have detected and prevented the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but NSA officials ignored the program in favor of Trailblazer, [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:21:30+00:00 October 31st, 2001|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments

The U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act is Signed into Law by President Bush, Suspending Civil Liberties & Privacy Rights due to War on Terror

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWMY8GQUjXs&feature=gv   Drafted long before 9/11, the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act became law when President Bush signed it on Oct 26, 2001. Bearing the awkward acronym, Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, it passed the US Senate by an overwhelming vote of 96-1 although no Senator had [...]

By | 2018-01-29T15:18:50+00:00 October 26th, 2001|Privacy / Surveillance|0 Comments