Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

 Posted by on 2017-04-24 at 16:51  cia, cloud computing, counter surveillance, cyber security, cyber war, espionage, fbi, julian assange, News, Reblog, russia, surveillance, wikileaks  Comments Off on Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet
Apr 242017
 

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent Wikileaks CIA dump.

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All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

 Posted by on 2016-06-23 at 23:47  cia, cold war, energy, isis, oil, Politics, Reblog, russia  Comments Off on The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil
Jun 232016
 


On a cool summer day in London in 1951, an American CIA officer told three British oil executives about a top-secret U.S. government plan. The goal was to ravage the Middle East oil industry if the region were ever invaded by the Soviet Union.

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The F.B.I.’s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess

 Posted by on 2016-06-16 at 23:22  cia, fbi, government, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on The F.B.I.’s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess
Jun 162016
 


While much of the public might believe that facial-recognition software is the stuff of Jason Bourne films, the reality is that the technology is already being used by government agencies such as the F.B.I.

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Experts: Clinton emails could have compromised CIA names

 Posted by on 2016-06-08 at 20:10  cia, clinton, election 2016, hillary clinton, News, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Experts: Clinton emails could have compromised CIA names
Jun 082016
 


WASHINGTON (AP) — The names of CIA personnel could have been compromised not only by hackers who may have penetrated Hillary Clinton’s private computer server or the State Department system, but also by the release itself of tens of thousands of her emails, security experts say.

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The Most Intriguing Spy Stories From 166 Internal NSA Reports

 Posted by on 2016-05-17 at 00:18  cia, espionage, fbi, government, nsa, Politics, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The Most Intriguing Spy Stories From 166 Internal NSA Reports
May 172016
 

In the early months of 2003, the National Security Agency saw demand for its services spike as a new war in Iraq, as well as ongoing and profound changes in how people used the internet, added to a torrent of new agency work related to the war on terror, according to a review of 166 articles fro

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The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds

 Posted by on 2016-04-27 at 23:57  cia, civil liberties, corruption, government, government waste, News, Politics, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds
Apr 272016
 

The CIA violated federal laws and its own internal regulations by hiring independent contractors for a wide variety of intelligence and national security-related work that was supposed to be performed by government employees, according to a CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report obtaine

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