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DIA Report on Warp Drive, Extra Dimensions, Anti-Gravity

May 16th, 2018

This seems to be associated with the Tom DeLonge/To the Stars PSYOP. At best, this is a limited hangout. Via: The Drive: The modern understanding of the Pentagon’s relationship with unexplained flying phenomena has become remarkably more pointed in the last six months since the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was uncovered. Its disclosure came […]

EFAIL: Critical Flaw in PGP Implementations in Email Clients

May 16th, 2018

Via: EFAIL: The EFAIL attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards to reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails. In a nutshell, EFAIL abuses active content of HTML emails, for example externally loaded images or styles, to exfiltrate plaintext through requested URLs.

The Strange Case of Christopher Snyder

May 9th, 2018

Via: Heavy: A 41-year-old man who claimed to have a classified military past killed three people inside his neighbor’s house after a domestic dispute with his wife and then fatally shot himself during a standoff with police, authorities say. Christopher Wilson Snyder, of Brookeville, Maryland, was found dead inside his home Monday night, more than […]

CIA Emails to Journalists Don’t Have to be Released to Public, Judge Rules

May 3rd, 2018

Via: McClatchy: The CIA can selectively divulge classified information to selected reporters in emails yet withhold that information from other journalists or members of the public when they seek the same information under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in New York has ruled. … Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of […]

Dark Journalist X-Series: Pine Gap

April 28th, 2018

Dark Journalist is slowly and carefully weaving many strange threads together with his outstanding X-Series. I usually post this sort of material on the Cryptogon Backchannel, but I’m posting this to the main page because Pine Gap is a standard Cryptogon topic, in terms of the surveillance and communications aspects of the facility that we’re […]

Palantir Using War on Terror Tools to Track American Citizens

April 19th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: The LAPD uses Palantir’s Gotham product for Operation Laser, a program to identify and deter people likely to commit crimes. Information from rap sheets, parole reports, police interviews, and other sources is fed into the system to generate a list of people the department defines as chronic offenders, says Craig Uchida, whose consulting […]

Mentally Ill Woman Wearing a Wig and Carrying a Loaded Gun, a Passport, and $100,000 in Cash Arrested After Driving to CIA Headquarters

April 18th, 2018

Via: WTOP: A woman who drove into the CIA headquarters compound in McLean, Virginia, with a loaded gun, a passport and $100,000 in cash while wearing a wig is being held without bond. Charging documents said Beth Huth drove her white Kia Soul onto CIA property in Langley last Friday afternoon past signs restricting access […]

These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

April 17th, 2018

Via: Fortune: When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between “surveillance and what we do.” “The difference is extremely clear,” a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. “On Facebook, you have control over your information… the information we […]

The Assassination Complex

April 4th, 2018

Via: The Intercept: The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret slides that provides a window into the inner workings of the U.S. military’s kill/capture operations at a key time in the evolution of the drone wars — between 2011 and 2013. The documents, which also outline the internal views of special operations forces on […]

Russia Orders Out 60 U.S. Diplomats Over Spy Poisoning Affair

March 29th, 2018

Via: Reuters: Russia expelled 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of a spy. The U.S. ambassador was also ordered to shut the consulate in St Petersburg, in Russia’s retaliation for the biggest expulsion of diplomats […]

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