Tag: New York Times

How GCHQ Monitors Germany, Israel and the EU

– suspicion arising from the documents that their organization engages in large-scale industrial espionage By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark Documents from the archive of whistleblower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden show that Britain’s GCHQ signals intelligence agency has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians […]

Over 700,000 people on US watch list: and once you get on, there’s no way off

Published time: December 02, 2013 20:59                                                                                A US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the identification and boarding pass of a passenger as she passes through security in the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) The names of […]

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 […]

AT&T gets paid $10 million/ year by the CIA to give up user data and customers phone logs

Published time: November 07, 2013 16:57                                                                             AFP Photo/Etienne Franchi The second-largest telecom country in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times […]

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 […]

‘The smell of burning flesh filled the room’: Workers reveal hellish conditions in Chinese labour camp where man hid letter pleading for help that was found U.S. store’s decorations box

American woman found plea for help in Halloween decorations she bought Letter came from Chinese labour camp worker who has now come forward He wrote workers were suffering ‘torturement, beat and rude remark’ Inmates at the labour camp work seven days a week, for 15 hours a day […]

Top Democratic spokesman causes Twitter explosion with complaint about news organizations boycotting ‘off the record’ briefing with US attorney general

‘Some in the media refuse to meet with’ Eric  Holder, wrote top DNC flack Brad Woodhouse. ‘Kind of forfeits your right [to]  gripe.’ The DO staff ‘can just find how [reporters]  feel via subpoenaed email and phone records,’ snarked one Buzzfeed  journalist ‘Jesus, Brad,’ came a reply from […]

Red faces as Pentagon leases Chinese satellite

It’s ok, we’ve added ‘additional transmission security’ By Phil Muncaster Posted in Government, 1st May 2013 04:04 GMT Free whitepaper – Hands on with Hyper-V 3.0 and virtual machine movement US lawmakers are up in arms after it emerged that the Pentagon has leased a Chinese commercial satellite to […]

Now officials claim Boston bombing suspect was NOT armed in boat showdown – despite police account of firefight and him ‘shooting himself’

  Officials  now claim that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed as he hid in boat in  Watertown Contradicts  Boston Police Commissioner’s account of hour-long firefight with  Tsarnaev New York  Times said M4 rifle had been found on boat Police  sources suggested Tsarnaev shot himself onboard By  Associated Press and […]

‘Biggest cyber-attack in history’ slows down global internet after quarrel between web-hosting company and anti-spam group

Internet services across the world have been disrupted and widespread congestion risks jamming crucial online infrastructure say experts Rob Williams Wednesday, 27 March 2013 A row between an anti-spam group and a web-hosting company has caused a slowdown in the global internet after what experts are calling the […]

New York Times claims huge attack by Chinese hackers

Stories about wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao appeared to be catalyst for attack, possibly by military, says paper Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Thursday 31 January 2013 01.02 EST Chinese hackers, possibly from the country’s military, hacked the New York Times’ computers while it was investigating the […]