Biologically Wired Differently Conservatives and Liberals

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Biologically Wired Differently Conservatives and Liberals

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American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015 University of Virginia Political conservatives in the United States are somewhat like East Asians in the way they think, categorize and perceive. Liberals in the U.S. could be categorized as extreme Americans in thought, categorization and perception. That is the gist of a new University of Virginia cultural psychology study, published recently… Read More ›

Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018 New research indicates that liberals drink more lattes because they are more open to globalization than conservatives are. University of Pennsylvania The term “latte liberal” has been a popular way to disparage American progressives as uppity and out of touch, but does a person’s coffee preference really say something about his or… Read More ›

Logical reasoning: An antidote or a poison for political disagreement?

New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think logically suffers when it comes to arguments related to their political belief systems. When confronted with the unsound reasoning of opposing groups, people become better able to identify flawed logic. Source: Logical reasoning:… Read More ›

Study: Americans prize party loyalty over democratic principles

It is conventional wisdom that Americans cherish democracy — but a new study by Yale political scientists reports that only a small fraction of U.S. voters are willing to sacrifice their partisan and policy interests to defend democratic principles. Source: Study: Americans prize party loyalty over democratic principles

Study: Is your political ideology in your head?

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016   The differences between conservatives and liberals may be psychologically fundamental University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska, March 31, 2016 — Conservatives and liberals know there is a chasm between their policy and social ideals. But a new study shows that their differences may be psychologically fundamental. The research, led by the University… Read More ›

Left-brained: Study suggests conservative Democrats don’t compute for liberal voters

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017   Progressives more likely to scrutinize inconsistency, new research finds University of Nebraska-Lincoln   Caption A new MRI study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates self-identified liberals give more scrutiny to Democrats who deviate from the party line — and are more likely to evaluate them as “bad.” Credit: Craig Chandler|University Communication|University… Read More ›

New report links early life antibiotic use to inflammatory gut diseases in adulthood

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017   New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that antibiotic use in newborn offspring alters gut bacteria in ways that may increase the likelihood of inflammatory diseases Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology A new research report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology involving mice shows that antibiotic… Read More ›

Social psychologists espouse tolerance and diversity — do they walk the walk? The Answer is NO

Contact: Anna Mikulak amikulak@psychologicalscience.org 202-293-9300 Association for Psychological Science Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues. The notion that the field discriminates against and is skewed toward a liberal political perspective… Read More ›

Historical Hacking Archive Now Live

About 9 years of security breaches, code names, hacking tools all compiled FOR EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE ONLY (Enjoy) More Archives to come from Psychic Warfare, DNA Weapons, Financial Crimes, etc… Fun Fun Fun 😉

US State Department lacks any cyber-security whatsoever, including no passwords needed (Repost from Oct 2013)

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano)- Requested Repost from Oct 2103  Published time: October 28, 2013 02:01                                                                             Reuters / Jim Young Access classified data without authorization, use your account after you’ve been fired, or anonymously request a new account for an Afghan friend – these are just some of the features available in State Department’s SMART… Read More ›

Compromised Code Names, Operations and Equipment / Recent and in progress ( Updated 12:37PM PST / 27OCT2013 )

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano) Requested Repost from the archives (Oct 2013) EEV: Recently Compromised or exposed Code names, Operations, Software and facilities. The list is in no particular order and is being updated frequently. These are just the discoveries from the past 2 years. * Details of ALL operations can be found through inputting the… Read More ›

Intelligence expert Schmidt-Eenboom: ‘It’s a huge scandal’

According to German media, an employee of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States. Intelligence expert Schmidt-Eenboom tells DW why this case is outrageous.   Intelligence expert Schmidt-Eenboom: ‘It’s a huge scandal’ | Germany | DW.DE | 05.07.2014   Erich Schmidt-Eenboom (photo: imago/Müller-Stauffenberg)   DW: A 31-year-old… Read More ›

NBC Censored Snowden responses during interview

Saturday, 31 May 2014   Only around a quarter of the recent NBC News interview with former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden made it to broadcast, but unaired excerpts now online show that the network “neglected” to air critical statements about the 2001 terrorist attacks.   When the four-hour sit-down between journalist Brian Williams and Snowden… Read More ›

NSA spied on 122 World Leaders

Sunday 30 March 2014 Secret documents newly disclosed by the German newspaper Der Spiegel on Saturday shed more light on how aggressively the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have targeted Germany for surveillance. A series of classified files from the archive provided to reporters by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also seen by The… Read More ›

Ukraine (cyber) war in full swing

2014-03-17 07:29 Kiev – With cyber attacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and Nato, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging. In recent days – and with increasing intensity on Sunday – a virtual war has commenced in the countries at the centre of the… Read More ›

NSA’s TURBINE robot pumps ‘malware into MILLIONS of PCs’

Sysadmins, routers, criminals’ IRC botnets, and maybe terrorists, all for the pwning By Iain Thomson 12th March 2014 21:47 GMT The latest batch of top-secret intelligence documents from the hoard collected by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden detail the massive increase in the agency’s use of its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacking unit – including a system… Read More ›

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’ • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images Spencer Ackerman and James Ball theguardian.com,              Thursday 27 February 2014 11.16 EST The… Read More ›

Wi-Fi Computer Virus goes Airborn like common cold

  Thursday, 27 February 2014 Researchers in Britain have shown for the first time how a computer virus can spread through Wi-Fi “as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans.” The ‘Chameleon’ Wi-Fi AP-AP virus infiltrates dense networks and spreads at an alarming rate. Chameleon was designed by a team of researchers from the… Read More ›

‘I always wonder if someone is listening’: NSA spied on American lawyers but sometimes got other governments to do the work for them

U.S. law firm advising Indonesia’s government on trade issues was spied on by a foreign government Spying was done by Australia which then passed the info onto the NSA Law firm involved not identified in the latest documents The NSA is not allowed to target American citizens or businesses for surveillance without a warrant The… Read More ›

NSA statement does not deny ‘spying’ on members of Congress

– Senator Asked the Question ” about whether it “has spied, or is … currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials” • Agency responds to questions from Senator Bernie Sanders • Statement cites ‘same privacy protections as all US persons’ Spencer Ackerman in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York theguardian.com, Saturday… Read More ›

NSA Warns of Rogue System Administrators 1996 / Irony?

EEV: Thank you to Cryptome for bringing attention to this. .. I decided to post the first page of the FOIA release, just to display the declassification date. A few out there will recognize the Irony 😉 4 January 2014 A sends: I was just searching through a list of declassified articles from the NSA’s    … Read More ›

Not Socially Acceptable: NSA boss video ‘most hated’ on YouTube in 2013?

EEV: In all fairness to the NSA director, he is only an employee of the government. It is not appropriate he be the fall guy, unless he acted independently of his supervisors.  Published time: January 01, 2014 10:32                                                                             Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander.(AFP Photo / Alex Wong) A YouTube video in which… Read More ›

NSA seizes full control of targeted iPhones via DROPOUTJEEP malware

Dec 30, 2013                    Will Conley                                                      The NSA developed in 2008 a software program for iPhones that can selectively and stealthily deliver data from iPhones to the NSA. The program is called DROPOUTJEEP. News of the malware is the latest to come out of the ongoing Snowden document media bonanza.   DROPOUTJEEP can read… Read More ›

Shopping for Spy Gear / Catalog Advertises NSA Toolbox

By Jacob Appelbaum, Judith Horchert and Christian Stöcker After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices. Editor’s note: This article accompanies our main feature story on the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations unit. You… Read More ›

NSA mass collection of phone data is legal, federal judge rules

• Dragnet program deemed ‘controversial but lawful’ • Lawsuit brought by ACLU dismissed • NSA phone data collection deemed legal: full ruling Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com,              Friday 27 December 2013 11.52 EST Judge said the phone data-collection system could have helped investigators connect the dots before the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: Lucas Jackson /Reuters… Read More ›

Major computer security firm RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption – report

   Published time: December 20, 2013 23:48                                                                                                                         RSA SecureID electronic keys (Reuters / Michael Caronna)                              The National Security Agency arranged a clandestine US$10 million contract with computer security power RSA that allowed the spy agency to embed encryption software it could use to infiltrate the company’s widely used products, Reuters… Read More ›

Spy agencies infiltrate gaming world

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies NSA and GCHQ collect gamers’ chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life Read the NSA document: Exploiting Terrorist Use of Games & Virtual Environments James Ball The Guardian,  Monday 9 December 2013 18.26 EST World of Warcraft: the NSA… Read More ›

NSA Claims Call Spying Reports Are False

1 November 2013 Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 08:13:57 +0100     Subject: update     From: <xxxxx[at]gmail.com>     To: Cryptome <cryptome[at]earthlink.net> In a letter to Dutch Parliament of October 31st [0], the Dutch Minister of  the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Ronald Plasterk) disclosed the text of  an unclassified letter he claims to have received from the NSA:… Read More ›

Listing of the Most Controversial Posts as of 27 NOV 2013

As requested we have posted the list in preparation for archiving: ‘Assassination market’: Bernanke tops ‘kill-list’ in crowd-sourced bitcoin fundraiser for wannabe hitmen Current Black Market Prices for People and Organs Dangerous experiment in fetal engineering Hackers publish CIA Director Brennan’s financial records Hackers release financial records for vice president, attorney general, FBI director and… Read More ›

Top secret document reveals NSA spies on porn habits of suspected terrorists in bid to discredit them

Document  was revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden It shows  agency spied on suspected radicalizers to  harm their reputations Civil liberties  campaigners have voiced concerns about the revelations One says:  ‘NSA surveillance activities are  anything but narrowly focused’ By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 04:50 EST, 27  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 05:58 EST, 27 November 2013… Read More ›

NSA’s goal to continually expand surveillance abilities “anyone, anytime, anywhere.”

Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA’s goal to continually expand surveillance abilities  Published time: November 23, 2013 04:05                                                                             The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) In a mission statement last year the US National Security Agency described how it would continue to expand its power and assert… Read More ›

US and UK struck secret deal to allow NSA to ‘unmask’ Britons’ personal data

• 2007 deal allows NSA to store previously restricted material • UK citizens not suspected of wrongdoing caught up in dragnet • Separate draft memo proposes US spying on ‘Five-Eyes’ allies   James Ball theguardian.com,              Wednesday 20 November 2013 14.00 EST                     The memo explains that the US and UK ‘worked together to… Read More ›

Fisa court documents reveal extent of NSA disregard for privacy restrictions

Incensed Fisa court judges questioned NSA’s truthfulness after repeated breaches of rules meant to protect Americans’ privacy Fisa court judge John Bates found that the NSA engaged in ‘systemic overcollection’. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its trove of American bulk email and internet data with… Read More ›

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) The Documents (HTML)

Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit… Read More ›

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership / ‘would trample over individual rights and free expression’

Treaty negotiated in secret between 12 nations ‘would trample over individual rights and free expression’, says Julian Assange   Alex Hern and Dominic Rushe theguardian.com,              Wednesday 13 November 2013 13.12 EST Demonstrators protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the May Day rally in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama WikiLeaks has released the draft… Read More ›

GCHQ spoofed LinkedIn site to target global mobile traffic exchange and OPEC – report

Published time: November 11, 2013 00:23    Edited time: November 11, 2013 01:05                                                                             Satellite dishes are seen at GCHQ’s outpost at Bude, close to where trans-Atlantic fibre-optic cables come ashore in Cornwall, southwest England (Reuters/Kieran Doherty) The UK’s electronic spying agency has been using spoof version of LinkedIn professional social network’s website to target global… Read More ›

Britain ‘snooped’ on Icelandic officials’ emails to recover cash from broken banks

 Published time: November 10, 2013 12:06                                                                              AFP Photo / Nicholas Kamm   An Icelandic MP says Britain spied on Iceland while wrestling to rescue its citizens’ cash from collapsed Icelandic banks after the financial crisis. Birgitta Jónsdóttir claims she received a tip-off from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Jónsdóttir, who represents Iceland’s Pirate Party, maintains that… Read More ›

Terrorists and Criminals may now exploit all the vunerabilities the NSA and GCHQ had built into our systems

  Berners-Lee: ‘Appalling and foolish’ NSA spying HELPS CRIMINALS Crooks rush in where spies boldly tread, says internet godhead By Jasper Hamill Posted in Security,  7th November 2013 14:58 GMT Sir Tim Berners-Lee, granddaddy of the internet, has attacked the NSA and GCHQ for their “appalling and foolish” cracking of online encryption. He warned that spooks’ attempts… Read More ›

Snowden document reveals key role of companies in NSA data collection

NSA leverages relationships with commercial partners to collect vast quantities of data from fibre-optic cables, file shows • Tapping fibre-optic cables – see the NSA slide Ewen MacAskill and Dominic Rushe in New York theguardian.com,              Friday 1 November 2013 17.40 EDT Yahoo, Microsoft and Google deny they co-operate voluntarily with the intelligence agencies. Photograph:… Read More ›

NSA chief Keith Alexander blames diplomats for surveillance requests

EEV: And what former General was having a relationship with a Romanian Diplomat?   https://engineeringevil.com/2013/08/03/you-were-my-greatest-love-of-my-life-deeply-personal-emails-sent-between-colin-powell-and-a-blonde-romanian-diplomat-revealed-by-hacker-but-he-denies-having-an-affair/   Barbed exchange with former ambassador over spying on foreign leaders likely to deepen rift with Obama administration Paul Lewis in Baltimore theguardian.com,              Thursday 31 October 2013 22.16 EDT Keith Alexander: pointed exchange. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The director of the… Read More ›

U.S.A. Warns ‘Homeland Stupidity’ Parodist / “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.”

  By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM ShareThis BALTIMORE (CN) – The Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency threatened to sue a novelty store owner who sells “Department of Homeland Stupidity” coffee cups and T-shirts with the slogan: “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.” In response, Dan McCall sued the NSA and… Read More ›

Did the NSA even spy on the POPE? U.S. spies accused of intercepting phone calls during conclave as he was elected head of Catholic church

US security services ‘targeted Francis in  run up to and during conclave’ Claims NSA intercepted phone calls made  to and from priests’ residence Other leading bishops and cardinals ‘also  being monitored by US spies’ By  Hannah Roberts PUBLISHED: 14:58 EST, 30  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 17:42 EST, 30 October 2013   The US spied on… Read More ›

NSA ‘broke into Yahoo and Google data centers to obtain millions of records every day’… and leaked doodle shows how spy agency did it with a smiley face

The Washington Post cites documents  leaked by Edward Snowden In 30 days, the NSA gleaned 180 million  new records including text, audio and video – and who sent it to whom and when  they sent it NSA: Claims that we collect data this way  are not true By  Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:… Read More ›

Spain colluded in NSA spying on its citizens, Spanish newspaper reports

El Mundo says it has document detailing collaboration between US intelligence agency and foreign countries  Paul Hamilos in Madrid theguardian.com,              Wednesday 30 October 2013 07.41 EDT A man protests against NSA spying outside the foreign ministry in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters The widespread surveillance of Spanish citizens by the US National Security Agency, which… Read More ›

Obama ‘gave the go-ahead for Merkel phone tapping’ as he wanted to ‘know everything’ about world’s most powerful woman, German newspaper claims

Bild  newspaper in Germany called US denials of eavesdropping ‘diplomatic lies’ as new  documents emerge They quote  a secret source which claims Obama not only sanctioned the operation against Mrs  Merkel but extended it By  Allan Hall In Berlin PUBLISHED: 20:11 EST, 27  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 20:11 EST, 27 October 2013   President Barack… Read More ›

Europe should be grateful for spying, say U.S. lawmakers

World Oct. 28, 2013 – 07:00AM JST WASHINGTON — Europeans should be grateful for U.S. spying operations because they keep them safe, U.S. lawmakers said Sunday, urging allies to improve their own intelligence and oversight efforts. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers called “disingenuous” foreign governments’ outrage over the National Security Agency’s large dragnet over… Read More ›

The NSA’s Secret Spy Hub in Berlin / SCS agents may have been compromised

  By SPIEGEL Staff According to SPIEGEL research, United States intelligence agencies have not only targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, but they have also used the American Embassy in Berlin as a listening station. The revelations now pose a serious threat to German-American relations. It’s a prime site, a diplomat’s dream. Is there any… Read More ›

NSA asked Japan to tap regionwide fiber-optic cables in 2011

Kyodo Oct 27, 2013 Article history Online: Oct 27, 2013 Print: Oct 27, 2013 Last Modified: Oct 27, 2013 The U.S. National Security Agency sought the Japanese government’s cooperation in 2011 over wiretapping fiber-optic cables carrying phone and Internet data across the Asia-Pacific region, but the request was rejected, sources said Saturday.The agency’s overture was… Read More ›

NSA Denies Website Outage Is The Result Of A Cyberattack ( Still down as of 7:30pm PST)

Brian  Jones and Paul  Szoldra                  Oct. 25, 2013,  6:10 PM Arturo  Rodriguez / Associated Press   Despite speculation that mystery hacker-group “Anonymous” is behind  it, the NSA has denied their official website being down is the result of a  cyberattack.   The National Security Agency’s website, nsa.gov, has been down the better  part… Read More ›

Senator Dianne Feinstein claims eavesdropping on phone callls is not surveillance, nor is it protected under the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches.

‘No phone call, no Internet transaction, isn’t recorded by the  NSA’: Edward  Snowden fires back at U.S. government surveillance denials Senator  Dianne Feinstein claimed that the NSA’s phone-tracking is  benign Whistle-blower Snowden said in a statement that it is  pervasive in nature By  Ted Thornhill PUBLISHED: 08:49 EST, 25  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 08:56 EST,… Read More ›

Malware infected International Atomic Energy Agency Computers

  Wang Wei, The Hacker News – Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Hackers and malware are everywhere, waiting for you around every corner of the Internet. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which holds highly sensitive information and plays a key role in global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, said on Tuesday that… Read More ›

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

• Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official • NSA encourages departments to share their ‘Rolodexes’ • Surveillance produced ‘little intelligence’, memo acknowledges   James Ball The Guardian, Thursday 24 October 2013 14.14 EDT The NSA memo suggests that such surveillance was not isolated as the agency routinely monitors world leaders. Photograph: Guardian… Read More ›

Europe Furious Over US Spying Allegations ” Worse than Orwell’s 1984 ” Emergency meeting Called

‘Out of Hand’ The newest allegations of US spying have unleashed a torrent of criticism and concern in Europe. If suspicions unearthed by SPIEGEL that the US tapped Chancellor Merkel’s cell phone turn out to be true, the ramifications for trans-Atlantic ties could be immense. Leading politicians and media commentators in Germany expressed serious concern… Read More ›

NSA-friendly cyber-slurp law CISPA back on the table with new Senate bill

  Unsurprisingly with spooks’ full support By     Iain Thomson Posted in Law,    22nd October 2013 19:33 GMT The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which allows private companies to share customer information with the NSA and others in the name of cybersecurity, is back on the legislative agenda. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today confirmed… Read More ›

Kimsuky And The Secret Menace

October 21, 2013: Internet security researchers recently announced they had identified a new group of hackers operating out of North Korea. Calling this group Kimsuky, it has been active for about six months and has targeted universities, shipping companies and groups encouraging Korean unification. What made Kimsuky stand out was the amateurish behavior of its… Read More ›

NSA Accessed Mexican President’s Email

By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. The National Security… Read More ›

US indicts 13 suspected members of Anonymous hacking collective

Indictment filed in US district court in Virginia charges that members attacked government and credit card websites Reuters in Washington theguardian.com,  Thursday 3 October 2013 17.15 EDT The loose-knit international group known as Anonymous has been in frequent battle with US authorities. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images The United States brought criminal charges against 13 suspected… Read More ›

Cold War documents show NSA spied on US senators ( “Minaret ” )

26 Sep 2013 Washington (AFP) The National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret program later deemed “disreputable,” declassified documents revealed Wednesday. The six-year spying program, dubbed “Minaret,” had been exposed in the 1970s but the… Read More ›

NSA Monitors Financial World

‘Follow the Money’ By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark The NSA monitors banks and credit card transactions — sometimes in apparent violation of national laws and global regulations. The European SWIFT financial transaction network is being tapped on different levels, internal documents from the US spy agency show. In the summer of 2010,… Read More ›

NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs ‘undermine the fabric of the internet’

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet James Ball, Julian Borger and Glenn Greenwald The Guardian,   Thursday 5 September 2013 15.00 EDT Through covert partnerships with tech companies, the spy agencies have inserted secret vulnerabilities into encryption software. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of… Read More ›

Federal court order prohibits Brown from talking to the media in what critics say is latest in crackdown on investigative journalism

US stops jailed activist Barrett Brown from discussing leaks prosecution Ed Pilkington in New York theguardian.com, Wednesday 4 September 2013 17.50 EDT Brown’s lawyer says the gagging order is a breach of Brown’s first amendment rights. Photograph: Nikki Loehr A federal court in Dallas, Texas has imposed a gag order on the jailed activist-journalist Barrett… Read More ›

US activist group challanges NSA surveillance by tracking Obama’s location

EEV: Crowdsourcing the Presidents location, appears to be a valid new security risk. We do not however support the apparent risk this may bring. Screenshot: whereisobama.at In response to what some consider over-reaching surveillance programs conducted by US intelligence agencies, which have been shown to collect thousands of communications with no terror connection, a group decrying the… Read More ›

NSA spied on Brazilian and Mexican presidents – media

©Photo: Flickr.com/Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)/cc-by-nc-sa 3.0 US National Security Agency spied on the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader’s emails even before he was elected, Brazil’s Globo television reported.  Glenn Greenwald, a Rio de Janeiro-based columnist for the Guardian newspaper who obtained secret files from NSA leaker Edward Snowden,… Read More ›

Codename ‘Apalachee’

The servers for the EU mission to the United Nations in New York are located on the 26th floor. The NSA obtained a floor plan of the offices in the autumn of 2012.     How America Spies on Europe and the UN By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark President Obama promised that NSA… Read More ›

US spy agency broke encryption on UN communications – report

© Collage: Voice of Russia The US National Security Agency broke the encryption securing the United Nations’ internal video conferencing at its New York headquarters, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday, citing secret NSA documents. 0The move provided the agency with “a dramatic improvement of data from video teleconferences and the ability to decrypt… Read More ›

Snowden tricked NSA – and they don’t know how he did it

 Published time: August 24, 2013 17:48                                                                             View of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland (AFP Photo) While collecting data Edward Snowden was able to evade all safeguards at the NSA, leaving the agency puzzled at how he did it, according to new report. Officials worry that the… Read More ›

NSA officers ‘spy on love interests’

The spying has been given the codename  ‘LOVEINT’ LOVEINT has been going on for at least  the past decade This revelation is the latest in a summer  of disclosures about how far the US government spy program  reaches By  Ryan Gorman PUBLISHED: 23:13 EST, 23  August 2013 |  UPDATED: 23:14 EST, 23 August 2013  … Read More ›

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

• Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship • Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA • Costs were incurred after 2011 Fisa court ruling   Ewen MacAskill in New York The Guardian,        Thursday 22 August 2013 The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and… Read More ›

Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA

Spooks’ own advice lays out exactly how this crypto wypto hypto thing works By       Chris Williams Posted in Security,               22nd August 2013 11:38 GMT       Analysis The Guardian‘s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger fears journalists – and, by extension, everyone – will be reduced to using pen and paper to avoid prying American and British spooks online…. Read More ›

Journalist Michael Hastings was working on story about CIA Chief John Brennan at the time of his mysterious death / The day he was killed, He sent an email to his editors alerting them that the federal government was investigating him

Brennan has  has been described in secret emails from  the President of CIA contractor  Stratfor as being on a ‘witch hunt’ of investigative  journalists. The day he  was killed, Hastings sent an email to his editors alerting them that the federal  government was investigating him and interviewing his ‘close friends and  associates’ Hastings’  widow says… Read More ›

Lies, damn lies, and China’s economic statistics

15   Aug    2013 BEIJING (AFP) China has soared almost to the top of the world’s economic league tables, but whether the official data underpinning its status can be trusted is a constant headache, analysts say. Simmering unease regarding China’s economic figures has taken on new meaning in recent months with discrepancies in some statistics and… Read More ›

Cyberspy Network

EEV: I can only specualte why Guccifer’s PDF, as well as other major sources of Intel Compromise are so openly exposed. I am counting on this data being obsolete, or ineffective as the whole world has it by now. Why they would release the names of CIA employee’s as well as others again, is a total mystery to me. I… Read More ›

NSA gets burned by a sysadmin, decides to burn 90% of its sysadmins

  Need to end planet-wide-snooping leaks? That’ll do the trick, thinks US spymaster By       Jasper Hamill         9th August 2013 11:23 GMT       The NSA has announced its brainwave to end further leaks about its secret operations by disaffected employees: it will simply sack 90 per cent of all its sysadmins. The US surveillance agency’s spyboss… Read More ›

Chinese Hackers Caught by US water control system Honeypots

Author: Mohit Kumar, The Hacker News – Monday, August 05, 2013 A notorious Chinese hacker collective known as APT1 or Comment Crew, possibly linked to the Chinese Army, have been caught red handed breaking into a fake United States water control system i.e. known as a Honeypot. Kyle Wilhoit, a researcher with security company Trend… Read More ›

US embassy closures used to bolster case for NSA surveillance programs / embassies and consulates were going to be closed anyways in accordance with local custom and practice for the bulk of the week for the Eid celebration

Congress told that NSA monitoring led to interception of al-Qaida threats but privacy campaigners fear ulterior political motives Spencer Ackerman and Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com,              Monday 5 August 2013 16.30 EDT Motorists drive past the US embassy in Tel Aviv. The US extended embassy closures by a week in the Middle East and… Read More ›

Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA / Suggesting a new Shadow Government

Documents provided by two House members demonstrate how they are blocked from exercising any oversight over domestic surveillance • Morgan Griffith’s requests for NSA information • Alan Grayson’s requests for NSA information Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com, Sunday 4 August 2013 08.26 EDT Members of Congress are increasingly frustrated at their inability to obtain even basic information… Read More ›

Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

• Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden • GCHQ expected to ‘pull its weight’ for Americans   • Weaker regulation of British spies ‘a selling point’ for NSA Nick Hopkins and Julian Borger The Guardian,              Thursday 1 August 2013 11.04 EDT The NSA paid £15.5m towards redevelopments at GCHQ’s site in Bude, north Cornwall, which… Read More ›

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

• XKeyscore gives ‘widest-reaching’ collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA’s XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations   Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com,              Wednesday 31 July 2013 08.56 EDT One presentation claims the XKeyscore program covers… Read More ›

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