Fucking Apple.. smh but google ain’t much better with some of the latest news of their data collection methods….
When an app says it’s collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, Hotels.com and others used analytics software from a company called Glassbox that embeds “session replay” tech to show them exactly what users are doing. Continue reading
Because they know who the real terrorists are, they just don’t care as long as they have the complexion for protection….
The FBI opened a “domestic terrorism” investigation into a civil rights group in California, labeling the activists “extremists” after they protested against neo-Nazis in 2016, new documents reveal. Continue reading
Intellectuals will not win a revolution… the people will… but it will start a movement…
In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, should focus on preventing the rise of a “Black ‘messiah’” who sought to “unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement.” The program, Hoover insisted, should target figures as ideologically diverse as the Black Power activist Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Ture), Martin Luther King Jr., and Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Continue reading
Is anyone surprised? I’ve been saying this for FOREVER
In violation of journalistic ethics and the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, former Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Dilanian allowed CIA handlers to edit his articles prior to publication and reported false information to manipulate his audience. Responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the CIA released hundreds of pages documenting the agency’s dubious relationship with national security reporters. Operating under a glaring lack of oversight, the CIA has been exploiting establishment journalists since its inception.
Big Brother is keeping tabs on you. Be mindful of what u say and share online….
Facebook Inc said in a report on Wednesday that government demands for its user data surged in the first half of 2015, taking a trend that began at least two years ago when the company started revealing such requests to new heights.
Government access to personal data from telephone and Web companies has become a contentious privacy issue since former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed surreptitious surveillance programs.
Never mind justice, they want to catch anyone leaking their dirty little secrets about control and power…..
The US government is conducting an active, long-term criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, a federal judge has confirmed in court documents.
Five years after Julian Assange and his team began publishing the massive dump of US state secrets leaked by an army intelligence analyst, two wings of the Department of Justice and the FBI remain engaged in a criminal investigation of the open-information website that is of a “long-term duration”, “multi-subject” in nature and that “remains in the investigative state”.
The disclosure was made in the course of a ruling from the US district court for the District of Columbia, the jurisdiction of which covers federal agencies, and underlines the Obama administration’s dogged pursuit of WikiLeaks and its unprecedentedly aggressive legal campaign against official whistleblowers.
Is anyone surprised?? Stay off Cellphones if want anything private…
A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a Russian cybersecurity firm.
After 20 months and dozens of stories from Edward Snowden’s classified document trove, you might’ve been tempted to think that there was nothing shocking left to learn about the lengths Western intelligence services would go in the hunt for a relative handful of spies, terrorists, and other criminals.
Think again. Two blockbuster revelations this week—one, straight from the Snowden files, the other from a Russian cybersecurity firm—shed new light on just how determined U.S. and British spies are to pry into the world’s phone and computer networks, all while potentially undermining the security and privacy of hundreds of millions of innocent people.
On Thursday, the Intercept revealed a secret U.S. and British intelligence operation that gave the nations’ spy agencies the ability to monitor “a large portion of the world’s cellular communications,” even if they were protected by encryption. The operation, apparently undertaken five years ago, gave the agencies the ability to break the codes used to encrypt phone calls, text messages, and other data sent on more than 450 wireless phone networks around the world.
Wow… not suprised tho… you can’t trust the LE in this country..
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.
That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.
Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said. (http://reut.rs/1L5knm0)