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The Secret on the Ocean Floor

February 19th, 2018

Via: BBC: In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California. It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where its owners boasted it would herald a revolutionary new industry beneath the waves. Equipped with a towering rig and the latest in drilling gear, the […]

NSA Shooting: 3 in Custody, Officer Injured After SUV Stopped at Fort Meade Security Gate

February 14th, 2018

Via: Baltimore Sun: FBI officials said they are continuing to investigate an incident at Fort Meade early Wednesday that left three people injured when the driver of an SUV attempted to make an unauthorized entry into the National Security Agency’s compound. Dave Fitz, a spokesman at the FBI’s Baltimore field office, said late Wednesday investigators […]

German Court Rules Facebook Use of Personal Data Illegal

February 12th, 2018

Via: Reuters: A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to be illegal because the U.S. social media platform did not adequately secure the informed consent of its users. The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany […]

Satire: FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies

February 6th, 2018

Via: The Onion: “If we take away the people’s faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all that’s left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons.” At press time, Wray confirmed the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies were […]

Syrian Rebels Down Russian Plane, Kill Pilot

February 3rd, 2018

Via: Reuters: Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia’s defense ministry and Syrian rebels said. The SU-25 came down in an area of northern Idlib province that has seen heavy air strikes and fighting on the ground between Syria’s […]

U.S. Government Owned 5G Network?

January 29th, 2018

Update: Trump Team Idea to Nationalize 5G Network to Counter China Is Rejected — Via: Reuters: President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday. The […]

When It Comes to Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme”

January 23rd, 2018

Via: The Intercept: These and other classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA has developed technology not just to record and transcribe private conversations but to automatically identify the speakers. Americans most regularly encounter this technology, known as speaker recognition, or speaker identification, when they wake up Amazon’s Alexa […]

Trump Signs Bill Renewing NSA’s Internet Surveillance Program

January 19th, 2018

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

Miami: Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

January 17th, 2018

I’m ticking Covert Operations on this one, just in case. 😉 Via: Miami Herald: When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in […]

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

January 17th, 2018

Via: Politico: Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized […]

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