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Global Internet Gumshoes Say They Broke the Super-Privacy Tool Tor

Originally developed to protect U.S. Navy communications, Tor is regarded by America’s most skilled cryptographers as a formidable technical adversary. The NSA has targeted Tor users in efforts to undermine the network; its continued integrity is one of the main battlegrounds in efforts to maintain the possibility of anonymous online communication.The discovery of a server […]

British Spies Are Free to Target Lawyers and Journalists – The Intercept

The documents were made public as a result of a legal case brought against the British government by Libyan families who allege that they were subjected to extraordinary rendition and torture in a joint British-American operation that took place in 2004. After revelations about mass surveillance from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, […]

Why Australia’s tough new terror laws could misfire – CNN.com

The country’s parliament passed the controversial Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Foreign Fighters Bill on Thursday, which will make it easier for police and security agencies to apprehend alleged terrorist suspects and supporters and detain them without explanation, potentially leading to lengthy prison sentences.The new legislation is designed to inhibit would-be fighters from traveling overseas to join […]

Is Obama Stalling Until Republicans Can Bury the CIA Torture Report? – The Intercept

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s intelligence committee sent a 480-page executive summary of its extensive report on the CIA’s abuse of detainees to the White House for declassification more than six months ago.In August, the White House, working closely with the CIA, sent back redactions that Feinstein and other Senate Democrats said rendered the summary unintelligible and […]

Presunto miembro de Hezbollah fue detenido en Surquillo | RPP NOTICIAS

El Ministerio del Interior informó que a las 17:50 horas de este martes la Policía Nacional del Perú, con presencia de un representante del Ministerio Público, detuvo al ciudadano extranjero Muhamad Amadar, en cumplimiento de una orden emitida por el Tercer Juzgado Penal Nacional Especializado en Crimen Organizado.Esta detención obedece al propósito de determinar su […]

Citizenfour: Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras | Democracy Now!

“At this stage I can offer nothing more than my word. I am a senior government employee in the intelligence community. I hope you understand that contacting you is extremely high risk … This will not be a waste of your time.” This was one of the first messages Edward Snowden wrote to filmmaker Laura […]

‘Not survivable’ but very profitable: Contractors cash in on failed intelligence network — RT USA

“The performance failures of the network have been well-documented, but less scrutiny has been devoted to the revolving door between defense companies that profit from the troubled intelligence system and the military commands that continue to fund it, records show,” Dilanian wrote. “Several people who worked in key roles in Army intelligence left for top […]

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US

The groups operate under many decentralized organizations, most notably CopWatch and Cop Block, and have proliferated across the United States in the last decade – and especially in the aftermath of the events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown.Many such groups have begun […]

Cops Distribute Internet Safety Software That s Actually Unsafe Spyware – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The EFF notes that there s a gaping window of opportunity for abuse of the keylogger FUNCTION. One could just as easily use it to steal information from a coworker or roommate. ComputerCOP would actually be a cyberstalker s wet dream, as it didn t elicit an ALERT from any major malware scanning tools. And, […]

The Little-Known Executive Order Behind Our ‘Collect It All’ Spy State

Executive Order 12333, passed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, is the “main game in town for NSA surveillance,” according to Alex Abdo, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained internal documents on the order through a Freedom of Information request.One of the documents, an internal surveillance manual published by the NSA, […]

Article: Important victory in case of Ray McGovern’s brutal arrest | OpEdNews

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is pleased to announce an important victory in the ongoing case of peace activist Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst, who was brutalized and arrested by officers in 2011 for standing in silent protest during a speech given by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.The PCJF filed a civil […]

VIDEO: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Civil rights and privacy watchdogs have criticized the program for its invasive—and inaccurate—tactics. The system, a billion-dollar investment that has been in development with Lockheed Martin for three years, was found to identify the wrong individual 20 percent of the time, a statistic which increases over time and as the database expands, the Electronic Frontier […]

How the US’s terrorism watchlists work – and how you could end up on one | World news | theguardian.com

Yet the ease with which someone can be placed on US watchlists and terrorism databases contrasts markedly with the impact placement has. A long-withheld document published on Wednesday by the Intercept detailing the guidelines for placement shows that the standards for inclusion are far lower than probable cause, and the ability for someone caught in […]

REPORT: New York City Television Stations Give Lopsided Coverage To Black Crime | Research | Media Matters for America

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in murders, thefts, and assaults covered by WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and WNYW was well above the percentage of African-American suspects who have been arrested for those crimes in New York […]

U.S. Military censors news, bans The Intercept — Puppet Masters — Sott.net

According to multiple military sources, a notice has been circulated to units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning staff that they are prohibited from reading stories published by The Intercept on the grounds that they may contain classified information. The ban appears to apply to all employees – including those with […]

Islamic State Beheading Video Watchers Get Arrest Warning From Met Police

In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Scotland Yard said they were examining the video, which shows the murder of freelancer James Foley by an ISIS jihadist with a British accent. The Met warned that “viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Terrorism legislation”.Many on social media have suggested […]

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