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The FBI’s Secret Rules

January 31st, 2017

Via: The Intercept: For example, the bureau’s agents can decide that a campus organization is not “legitimate” and therefore not entitled to robust protections for free speech; dig for derogatory information on potential informants without any basis for believing they are implicated in unlawful activity; use a person’s immigration status to pressure them to collaborate […]

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out

January 13th, 2017

Via: Electronic Frontier Foundation: With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people. New rules issued by the Obama administration under Executive Order 12333 will let the NSA—which collects […]

Jury Acquits All 7 Leaders of Oregon Standoff

October 27th, 2016

This whole thing must be a COINTEL operation. I don’t know whether any of these people are willing participants in such an operation (I suspect some of them are), but you can bet that .gov is interested in running detailed surveillance and social network analysis on all of them. Consider what can happen if you […]

Dallas: Multiple Snipers Ambush, Kill 5 Officers, Injure 11

July 7th, 2016

Suspect Killed with Explosive Delivered by Robot Via: Los Angeles Times: Police used a “bomb robot” early Friday to kill a gunman after five police officers were killed and seven others wounded in downtown Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, officials said. “We cornered one suspect and we tried […]

Orlando: Mass Shooting at Nightclub

June 12th, 2016

Judge Napolitano: “Nobody Died Until 05:13 in the Morning” — Gun Store Owner: We Called FBI Before Orlando Shooting Via: CBS: The co-owner of a Florida gun store says his employees contacted law enforcement before the Orlando shooting after gunman Omar Mateen attempted to purchase body armor and ammunition. Robbie Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks, […]

Suspect Says He Shot Officer In Name Of Islam…

January 8th, 2016

…Using a weapon supposedly stolen from the cops. Fascinating. Via: CBS: Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer is recovering after he was shot several times during an ambush late Thursday night in West Philadelphia. Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross says the officer, identified as 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 […]

ISIS Twitter Accounts Run from British Government IP Addresses

December 15th, 2015

Maybe honeypots. Maybe not. In other news, ISIS Armed with U.S. Weapons. Via: Russia Today: At least three Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) supporters’ social media accounts are run from IP addresses linked to the British government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), a group of hackers has claimed. The group of teenage computer experts, […]

A Missed Warning?

December 8th, 2015

Via: Weekly Standard: Scanner traffic indicates law enforcement may have investigated San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook a week before the attack.

British Government Compensates Women Who Spent Years in Fake Relationships with Undercover Cops

November 25th, 2015

Via: Guardian: Back then, the public knew little about a covert operation that had been running since 1968. Only a limited number of senior police officers knew about it. Kennedy was one of more than 100 undercover officers who, over the previous four decades, had transformed themselves into fake campaigners for years at a time, […]

MI5 Secretly Collected Phone Data for Decade

November 6th, 2015

Via: BBC: MI5 has secretly been collecting vast amounts of data about UK phone calls to search for terrorist connections. The programme has been running for 10 years under a law described as “vague” by the government’s terror watchdog. It emerged as Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled a draft bill governing spying on communications by […]

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