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CIA covered up the truth about UFOs for decades | New York Post

The report, “The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974,” written by Gregory Pedlow and Donald Welzenbach, outlines the CIA’s involvement in the development of the U-2 spy plane. It explains how the testing of the planes led to a massive increase in UFO reports. “High-altitude testing of the U-2 soon led to an unexpected side […]

U.S. Spy Agency Reports Improper Surveillance of Americans – Bloomberg

The heavily-redacted reports include examples of data on Americans being e-mailed to unauthorized recipients, stored in unsecured computers and retained after it was supposed to be destroyed, according to the documents. They were posted on the NSA’s website at around 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In a 2012 case, for example, an NSA analyst “searched […]

Le cadeau de Noël du gouvernement aux internautes : la surveillance – Le Point

La mesure de surveillance, pudiquement nommée “accès administratif aux données de connexion”, avait été votée fin 2013 et entrera en vigueur le 1er janvier 2015. Dénichées par notre excellent confrère Next INpact, qui évoque “un décret qui sent le sapin”, ce sont les modalités de sa mise en oeuvre, tout aussi importantes, qui ont été […]

URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT: Punishment for Failure to Submit to First Nations Financial Transparency Act? | Coop média de Montréal

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CIA used Lithuania to house one of the bases where it tortured prisone

But the description of a “detention center Violet” is consistent with a 2009-2010 Lithuanian parliament investigation, which found that the CIA set up and ran premises that could be used as a detention center near the capital Vilnius. The Lithuanian investigation found that the CIA ran flights in and out of the country, but could […]

CIA torture report: Former Agency chiefs criticise ‘partisan attack’ on the agency – Americas – World – The Independent

George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden jointly challenged the main findings – that the CIA lied about the extent of the torture, which included waterboarding, wall slamming and “rectal feeding” of prisoners, and that the interrogations yielded no useful intelligence. “The committee has given us … a one-sided study marred by errors of fact […]

Arizona Cop Caught on Cam Brutally Attacking Teen Girl While Mother Begs Them to Stop | The Free Thought Project

The young girl, who was reportedly a runaway, was screaming that she couldn’t breathe as her mother attempted to explain to the officers that she has mental problems as well as asthma. Luis Paul Santiago, the witness who filmed the violent encounter stated that police attempted to delete the video, and the second officer on […]

Surveillance Systems Are Getting Smarter – ABC News

The cameras were able to “talk” to each other, he added, so the target could be highlighted, making it easy for the next camera to pick up the chase. They could do that, without human supervision, even if the target’s face could not be seen. This would work anywhere, Hwang said, as long as the […]

Feds Quietly Slip Twitter a Win – Digits – WSJ

The dispute stems from an earlier suit by other tech companies about disclosing government requests. In a settlement earlier this year, the government permitted firms to disclose their volume of national security requests in broad ranges.For all national-security requests, companies can disclose the number within a range of 250, so 0 to 249, 250 to […]

FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The anonymous letter was the result of the FBI’s comprehensive surveillance and harassment strategy against Dr. King, which included bugging his hotel rooms, photographic surveillance, and physical observation of King’s movements by FBI agents. The agency also attempted to break up his marriage by sending selectively edited “personal moments he shared with friends and women” […]

Revealed: FBI attempted to drive MLK to suicide — RT USA

On Tuesday, Beverly Gage wrote for the New York Times about the history of the letter which, until then, had been largely shrouded in secrecy, as have other clandestine FBI operations that sought to discredit alleged opponents of the United States government under the helm of then director J Edgar Hoover through a covert campaign […]

Mark Udall to consider all options to reveal CIA torture report – The Denver Post

In his first interview since Election Day, Udall told The Denver Post that he would “keep all options on the table,” including a rarely-used right given to federal lawmakers, to publicize a secret report about the harsh interrogation techniques used by CIA agents in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also […]

While FBI Finds Police Killings on the Rise, Real Number of Killings Remains Uknown | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered “justifiable homicide,” defined by the bureau as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.” There were 461 justifiable homicides reported last year, up from 426 in […]

The U.S. must respect the rights of all users – by Drew Mitnick, Jack Bussell

U.S. extraterritorial surveillance knows few limits. In the past, the U.S. has conducted surveillance on Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as a large percentage of the global population. For the most part these non-U.S. persons, much like those inside the U.S., pose no security threat. However, by virtue of […]

No Charges for DEA Agent Who Shot Innocent Grandmother During Botched Raid | The Free Thought Project

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced last week that the shooting was accidental, therefore no charges will be filed against the agent involved.The search warrant was served as part of a series of 13 raids to investigate several people allegedly selling prescription painkillers without government authorization.Lillian Alonzo, 49, was shot through the arm with […]

‘Establishment child abuse’ dossier has vanished, official review concludes – Politics – News – London Evening Standard

But the Standard understands it has been unable to uncover crucial missing files including the dossier handed to the Home Office by former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens. The documents are believed to contain the names of MPs and police officers who were suspected of being child abusers.A Whitehall review last year found no evidence that […]

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