Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a new, long-lived piece of espionage malware called Careto (Spanish for "Mask"). The software, which attacks Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux, has been running since at least 2007 and has successfully targeted at least 380 victims in 31 countries, gaining access via directed spear-phishing attacks, which included setting up … [Read more…]
Insightful and informative.Good questions asked of him too. Asked about what his “breaking point” was that led him to where he is today, his response was, “I would say the breaking point was seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress”
If you were looking for a needle in a haystack, how would you make that job easier? Would you remove some of the hay or would you add to it? Of course, you would take some away. The more you take away the better the chance of finding the needle. Now, what if your job … [Read more…]
The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he’s a U.S. citizen. The Pentagon drones that could are barred from the country where he’s hiding, and the Justice Department has not yet finished building a case against him. Four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action … [Read more…]
In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th. via The Day We Fight Back – February 11th 2014. Important.
Useful. Sent to me by a friend. This page catalogs various revelations by Edward Snowden, regarding the United States’ surveillance activities. Each disclosure is assigned to one of the following categories: tools and methods, overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken, foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted, encryption that NSA has broken, ISPs or platforms that NSA … [Read more…]
That is why so many innocent people keep getting killed. That is what this story is about. The next time someone says "it’s just metadata," remember this story. Innocent people die because of NSA’s use of metadata: the story cites 14 women and 21 children killed in just one operation. via Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy … [Read more…]
I could pull quote dozens of things in the article that should raise red flags for anyone who values human rights, honor in battle, the rights of the innocent… It is just shameful what we have let ourselves, this nation, become. “Once the bomb lands or a night raid happens, you know that phone is … [Read more…]
We have assembled a team of experienced and independent journalists and editors (see our masthead here). Our central mission is to hold the most powerful governmental and corporate factions accountable, and to do so, we will report on a wide and varied range of issues. via Welcome to The Intercept – The Intercept. Going to … [Read more…]
With NSA overreach, nobody is safe from confirmation bias. via: The terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield | Al Jazeera America. And here in lies the problem with everyone who claims they have nothing to hide… It doesn’t matter.