Category Archives: Domestic Spying

#Truthy: a scheme out Goebbel’s Christmas Wish List

This story was mentioned in the comments a couple of days ago: Feds spend $1 million on 'Truthy' to track misinformation on #Twitter. — MB's AllTw!tter (@alltwtr) August 27, 2014 From the tweeted link: In the future the … Continue reading

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All Your Secrets Are Belong To Us

I knew I wasn’t just being paranoid: FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack It wasn’t ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before … Continue reading

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How Far Does Freedom Of The Press Extend?

Politico: David Gregory spars with Glenn Greenwald NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a rise out of Glenn Greenwald on Sunday by asking the Guardian reporter why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having “aided and … Continue reading

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To Russia, With Love

The Guardian: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations on US surveillance programmes – despite a … Continue reading

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Foliehatt Friday – Is The NSA Blackmailing Americans?

NSA whistleblower Russ Tice: Tice: Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and … Continue reading

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Spy Games

I grew up watching and reading James Bond movies and novels. I remember watching shows like Secret Agent Man, The Man From Uncle and Get Smart. As I got older I read a lot more on how real “intelligence” work … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden – Hero or Traitor?

Jeffery Toobin: Edward Snowden Is No Hero Edward Snowden, a twenty-nine-year-old former C.I.A. employee and current government contractor, has leaked news of National Security Agency programs that collect vast amounts of information about the telephone calls made by millions of … Continue reading

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