Archive for the 'COINTELPRO' Category

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NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

March 15th, 2017

Are They building electronic dossiers on as many of us as they can? I don’t know, but it sure looks that way. —Cryptogon, 2007: NSA, AT&T and the NarusInsight Intercept Suite In Open Thread: Trump Wiretap Claims, I wrote: Where is the uproar over the spook’s data center in Utah? Man, if you think that […]

FBI Undercover Stings Foil Terrorist Plots — That It Creates

March 12th, 2017

Via: Kansas City Star: Announcements of foiled terrorist plots make for lurid reading. Schemes to carry out a Presidents Day jihadist attack on a train station in Kansas City. Bomb a Sept. 11 memorial event. Blow up a 1,000-pound bomb at Fort Riley. Detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Wichita airport — the […]

FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance

March 11th, 2017

Via: OC Weekly: Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged searches of computers even when unrelated […]

‘Facebook Artificial Intelligence Spots Suicidal Users’

March 1st, 2017

The Facebook bots will also be used to, “Identify posts by terrorists among other concerning content.” Mmm hmm. Via: BBC: Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves. The social network has developed algorithms that spot warning signs in users’ posts and the comments their friends […]

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 […]

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