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…

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…

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…

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…

The Bank of America Keyword list is confirmed ( Hundreds of Classified Project Titles )

Engineering Evil Commentary on the code word list: The original release of the Keyword list was 28 FEB 2013. Since then the URL of the hacking group has been taken down. The hypothesis behind the confirmation is due to that many of the Keywords were classified programs that were later exposed by various sources. We can…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Russian Agency Seeks Typewriters for Secret Documents

With the NSA spying scandal still making headlines, a Russian paper reports that agencies in that country have turned to typewriters to help keep their documents secret. It sounds like a Luddite response to recent revelations from Edward Snowden — a low tech way to avoid America’s prying eyes. Are Russian intelligence agencies going back…