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Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government | Software could’ve given NSA much more access than just emails Source: Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com Former employees of Yahoo have corroborated this week’s stories about the company scanning all emails coming into their servers on behalf of the NSA, saying … Continue reading

Snowden: Surveillance is about “social control,” not terrorism

NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 at President Petter’s Dream Colloquium on Big Data. The Peak reports: Snowden argued that terrorism is used as a justification to the public for the existence of these programs. What are the true motivations of programs such as PRISM? According to Snowden … Continue reading

“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, deeply criticizes the military industrial complex in an interview with Salon. His blame for war profiteering goes beyond the Bush administration and includes President Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He also criticizes the privatization of prisons and praises NSA whistle … Continue reading

Secrecy Shuts Down a National-Security Debate

The Atlantic Although Tuesday night’s Republican debate had a heavy focus on national security, candidates devolved frequently into posturing and bravado. But when, finally, a real debate over national-security policy began to peek through the fog, it was quickly shut down. It began with a question about government surveillance directed at two of the three … Continue reading

ISIS Attacks are Excuses for Censorship and Disarmament

The Paris terrorist attacks and San Bernardino shootings have ushered in a new era of urban terror. The combined death toll of both attacks was 146 dead with hundreds wounded. The response from American politicians, law enforcement and intelligence departments has varied, but is unified in their calls for expansion of government power to fight … Continue reading

Is Paul Bremer the “Father of ISIS”?

Glenn Greenwald has called Paul Bremer the “Father of ISIS.” Greenwald’s comments were in reference to an Al Jazeera interview with the US Ambassador. Bremer was the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq (CPA) in 2003 and 2004. The CPA implemented the controversial “De-Ba’thification” of the Iraqi civil service during his tenure, which … Continue reading

Intelligence agencies pounce on Paris attacks to pursue spy agenda

The Guardian Government officials are wasting no time in attempting to exploit the tragedy in Paris to pass invasive anti-privacy laws and acquire extraordinary new powers that they have wanted for years. In the process, they are making incredibly dishonest arguments and are receiving virtually no pushback from the media. Absent any actual information or … Continue reading

Former NSA Tech Director says “Fire everyone in DC!”

Former National Security Agency (NSA) Technical Leader and whistle blower Bill Binney has stated that the biggest threat to U.S. citizens is their own government. In a Reddit.com Ask Me Anything the long time NSA critic answered questions from the reddit community, covering topics related to NSA mass surveillance and his own thoughts on privacy. … Continue reading

Facebook Announces it will Notify Users of Suspected Account Attacks from State-Sponsored Actors

“The security of people’s accounts is paramount at Facebook, which is why we constantly monitor for potentially malicious activity and offer many options to proactively secure your account.” So says a Facebook Security Notification. The announcement continues: Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an … Continue reading