Surveillance

NSA Director Made Secret Visit to Israel Last Week to Meet With Similar Israeli Intelligence Unit

INTEL NEWS - The head of the United States’ largest intelligence agency secretly visited Israel last week, reportedly in order to explore forging closer ties between American and Israeli cyber intelligence experts. Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz said on Sunday that Admiral Michael Rogers, who directs the United States National Security Agency…
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Secret Justice Dept. Interceptor Flights Scoop Up Cell Data From U.S. Cities

The Daily Sheeple Remember when President Obama told Jay Leno (and the world) with a smiling face that “there is no spying on Americans”? Not only was that untrue, but it is now clear that it was blatantly false on so very many levels. The cell phone interceptor scandal has…
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Police Deny Responsibility After Stingray Cell Phone Tracker Discovered in Idaho

InfoWars by MIKAEL THALEN FBI say Stingray is a "sensitive technique," won't discuss how it's used Image Credit: Youtube State and federal law enforcement groups throughout Idaho are remaining tight-lipped after a local mobile security advocate uncovered what appears to be an IMSI catcher, commonly referred to as a Stingray…
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NSA

Spy court renews NSA metadata program

The Hill With a surveillance reform bill stuck in the Senate, the federal court overseeing spy agencies on Friday reauthorized the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone records. Reauthorization from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) allows the NSA to continue to warrantlessly collect “metadata” in bulk…
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At Least 17 Fake Cellphone Towers Capable Of Invasive Spying Have Been Discovered Across America

Zero Hedge When Lee Goldsmith drives by one of the many fake cellphone towers being discovered throughout the , his $3,500 CryptoPhone 500 will immediately display the warning message in the image below. When you drive by the same fake towers, known as “interceptors,” your run of the mill iPhone or Samsung…
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Big Brother

‘Brave New World’: Fox News writer asks “Is there a microchip in your future?”

| WTF News | Fox News plays the conservative, Republican end of the American two-party system very well, but occasionally it showcases the real purpose of mainstream media. MSM seeks to effectively manage the debate on future issues while subversively desensitizing people to the coming New World Order, which Henry…
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Frontpage

One of NSA’s Biggest Contractors Will Now Be Recording Your License Plate Numbers

Alternet A unit of the company’s Integrated Defense Systems business will install the system over the next year and a half. By replacing manual and electronic toll-collection booths with a system that will automatically charge vehicles, cars will be able to maintain highway speeds as they pass through the station,…
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Big Brother

By 2020 Only Cars That Speak to Each Other Will Be Allowed on the Road

Occupy Corporatism The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DoT) will be changing rules based on a “comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology.” By 2020, all cars should speak to each other with ease after all the retrofitting is completed at an estimated…
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Big Brother

The VMT Tax: Big Brother Will Be Watching You Drive

The New American For years, even decades, the federal government has been urging motorists to drive fuel-efficient vehicles. In President Obama’s first term, there was even a “Cash for Clunkers” program, offering drivers a financial reward if they traded in an old car for a more fuel-efficient new vehicle. And…
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Policestate

Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Software To Grab Photos Of Every Person Attending Local Music Festivals

Techdirt Once again, the government is experimenting on the public with new surveillance technology and not bothering to inform them until forced to do so. Boston's police department apparently performed a dry run of its facial recognition software on attendees of a local music festival
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Cyberwar

House Quietly Passes Three Cybersecurity Bills

Activist Post On July 28, 2014, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in certain critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy sector: 3696 – the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIPA), the primary bill of…
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Covert War

High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance

Washington's Blog The Untold Story In the NSA Spying Scandal: Blackmail It is well-documented that governments use information to blackmail and control people. The Express reported last month: British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures,…
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DHS

Feds Urge Paramedics, Firefighters to Help Find “Extremists”

infowars Injuries may be sign of "suspicious activity" The federal government is asking paramedics and firefighters to be on the lookout for “extremists” as part of a program that aims to uncover “suspicious activity.” A bulletin released in March 2014 by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National…
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Focus C

How the CIA Partnered With Amazon and Changed Intelligence

Defense One The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence…
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NSA

Ordinary web users far outnumber foreign targets in conversations intercepted by the NSA

Washington Post Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former…
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Cover-ups

NSA whistleblowers testify in Bundestag inquiry, disclose ‘totalitarian’ surveillance

RT Former NSA agents-turned-whistleblowers are testifying before a German parliamentary committee as the Bundestag investigates America’s wiretapping methods with one of them branding the NSA approach “totalitarian.” RELATED: XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users as 'extremists'It is hoped that evidence from the two US citizens, William Binney…
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Data

New senate bill would allow free flow of data between private companies & DHS/NSA

Mass Private I A draft Senate bill aimed at making it easier for organizations to share cyberthreat information poses serious threats to personal privacy, several rights groups said in a letter to Congress. A discussion draft of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA) was released last week by…
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Activism

Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Spying

EFF Flight Promotes , New Site Calling on Congress to Act Bluffdale, UT - The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Utah to protest the government's…
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Data

Welcome to 1984? Google acquires home security camera company Dropcam

Extreme Tech Google is moving quickly to establish a foothold in your home: After acquiring Nest Labs and its smart thermostat and smoke detector, Google is now acquiring Dropcam — a startup that makes cloud-based security cameras for your home — for $555 million in cash. Dropcam has never announced its…
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Surveillance

Army spied on activist’s meetings in their homes, call civil disobedience terrorism

Mass Private I An attorney pursuing a lawsuit against alleged domestic United States military spying says during depositions in the case a civilian employee who worked for the Army admitted he was paid to attend activist meetings at private homes in the state of Washington. And a fusion center intelligence…
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Censorship

Obama Admin Intervening to Muzzle Police Departments on Surveillance

Common Dreams New AP report exposes 'unusual' federal attempts to block public records requests at local level (Photo: Mark Nozell / Creative Commons) The Obama administration is intervening to prevent police departments across the United States from publicly revealing information about federal mass surveillance of cell phone communication, according to…
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Government

Senior NSA Executive: NSA Started Spying On Journalists in 2002 … In Order to Make Sure They Didn’t Report On Mass Surveillance

Zero Hedge The Story of NSA’s “First Fruits” Program Has Never Been Told You may have heard about the government’s spying on the Associated Press. And high-level NSA whistleblower Bill Binney told Washington’s Blog that the government also spied on Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen, and chief…
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Revealed: Gov’t Used Fusion Centers to Spy on Political Activists

Common Dreams New report exposes US government's treatment of social movements as 'criminal or terrorist enterprises' (Photo: David Shankbone / Wikimedia Creative Commons) government Fusion Centers, which operate as ill-defined "counter-terrorism" intelligence gathering and sharing centers, conducted spy operations against Occupy protesters involving police, the Pentagon, the FBI, military employees,…
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Government

NSA/DHS attempt to cover up a potential massive nationwide spying operation by police

Mass PrivateI Police used the 'stingray device' about once every five days between the spring of 2007 and August 2010, the new information shows. And check out how they’re using it, as relayed by ACLU attorney Nate Wessler: In this case, police used two versions of the stingray — one mounted on…
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Government

Year of the whistleblower: 10 things we didn’t know before Snowden

RT Welcome to the post-Snowden era, where everything you say or do can be monitored by secret services – regardless of a court of law. One year on,here are the top 10 revelations showing us how the world has been fundamentally transformed by state snooping. 1. Everything you do online…
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5,000 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

Washington's Blog Tyrants Have Always Spied On Their Own People Spying has been around since the dawn of civilization. Keith Laidler – a PhD anthropologist, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a past member of the Scientific Exploration Society – explains: Spying and surveillance are at least as old…
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Data

Facecrook: NSA storing your facial web images, millions intercepted daily

Infowars The National Security Agency is collecting millions of images of people through its international surveillance network to be implemented in a number of other facial recognition programs, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Read Snowden’s comments on 9/11 that NBC didn’t broadcast Thanks to rapid advances being made…
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Government

New Federal Database Will Track Americans’ Credit Ratings, Other Financial Information

Washington Examiner by RICHARD POLLOCK As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives — including their Social Security numbers — in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer…
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Policestate

Facebook App Soon to Record All Sounds Entering User Smartphones

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, A recent “improvement” to the Facebook mobile app is being praised by tech bloggers, but it seems the bigger, more sinister side of the upgrade is being ignored. In the “coming weeks,” the social media behemoth will roll out a service that, according…
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Democide

Congress reaffirms indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA

The US House of Representatives approved an annual defense spending bill early Thursday after rejecting a proposed amendment that would have prevented the United States government from indefinitely detaining American citizens. An amendment introduced in the House on Wednesday this week asked that Congress repeal a controversial provision placed in…
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NSA

Giving NSA the boot – California bids to end spying on its citizens

RT The state of California is looking to pass a law stating the federal government would need a warrant from a judge if it wants to search residents’ cellphones and computer records. The bill passed the state senate with just one person voting against. The bill was introduced following information…
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Surveillance

7 Tech Corps Lying About Protecting Private User Data

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have released a 4th edition report that details how 26 corporations stack-up to retaining privacy of users and securing private data. This list is supposed to reveal “who has your back” and is protecting users from being spied on; however…
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INTERNATIONAL

Washington spends £200m creating AFRICOM intelligence hub in Britain

Washington is to spend almost £200m to turn one of its British military bases – already implicated in mass surveillance and drone strikes – into one of its largest intelligence hubs outside the mainland United States.  RAF Croughton, a US Air Force (USAF) base near Milton Keynes, which has a…
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6 New Biometric Accessories That Monitor Your Every Move

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel OMSignal (OMS) is the name of a new shirt designed to track the wearer and transmit data from a small black box attached to the clothing. Information is accessible via an app that provides statistics on the wearer’s health, fitness propensities and possible improvements. OMS…
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Spying Is Meant to Crush Citizens’ Dissent, Not Catch Terrorists

Washington's Blog The Big Secret Behind the Spying Program While many Americans understand why the NSA is conducting mass surveillance of citizens, some are still confused about what’s really going on. In his new book, No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald writes: The perception that invasive surveillance is confined only…
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Europe

EU Mandates Tracking Devices on European Cars; Nations Powerless

The New American by Alex Newman Under the guise of improving “road safety,” unelected bosses at the European Union have decreed that all new cars across the bloc must be fitted with mandatory GPS tracking devices, which analysts say will be used by authorities to spy on citizens. As national…
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Anti-Surveillance Mask Can Hide You From Biometric Face Scanners: “An Alternative Identity When in Public”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo The government is spending billions of dollars to ensure that they can monitor and track every single activity in which you engage, be it online of off. The latest attempt to infringe on the personal anonymity comes in the form of what has been referred to…
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Fascism in Action: EMAILS REVEAL CLOSE GOOGLE RELATIONSHIP WITH NSA

Aljazeera Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after last year’s revelations about NSA spying. Disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward…
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Covert War

US officials: Extent of Israeli spying ‘shocking’

Times of Israel Israel's aggressive and widespread espionage activity in the US is increasingly angering American government officials and has “crossed red lines,” Newsweek reported Tuesday. The report anonymously quotes senior intelligence officials and congressional staffers who have been privy to information on Israeli spying activities. Staffers called the extent of Israeli espionage…
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California Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive

CBS Los Angeles The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive. KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no longer…
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LA County Sheriff Admits Big Brother Is Here “But We Kept It Pretty Hush Hush”

Zero Hedge "This is the future if nothing is done to stop it," is the ominous way The Atlantic describes the recent Big Brother tactics used by LA County Sheriffs to "police" areas such as Compton. Residents were unaware ("A lot of people do have a problem with the eye…
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Police depts sworn to secrecy are using license plate readers to spy on us

Mass Private Eye Vigilant Solutions, founded in 2009, claims to have the nation’s largest repository of license-plate images with nearly 2 billion records stored in its National Vehicle Location Service (NVLS). Despite the enormous implications of the database for the public, any law enforcement agency that signs up for the service is…
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Government

Germany Blocks Edward Snowden from Testifying in Person in NSA Inquiry

The Guardian The German government has blocked Edward Snowden from giving personal evidence in front of a parliamentary inquiry into NSA surveillance, it has emerged hours before Angela Merkel travels to Washington for a meeting with Barack Obama. In a letter to members of a parliamentary committee obtained by Süddeutsche…
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Government

Whistleblower explains ‘massive blackmail’ potential from NSA spying on politicians

Police State USA "They basically have turned themselves in my opinion in to a rogue a monstrous scale on steroids." NSA whistleblower Russ Tice (Source: C-SPAN) With the astonishing number of ways the NSA can spy on Americans, one must consider the ways this trove of information could be used…
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Minnesota Senate Passes Crackdown on Cellphone Tracking

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, The Minnesota state Senate voted April 22 to place severe restrictions on the tracking of individuals using cellphone data. By a vote of 56-1, state senators voted to “require a special tracking warrant when a device is used to find a person’s location…
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Surveillance

After secret air surveillance of Compton, mayor wants protections

LA Times After learning this week of a nine-day aerial surveillance program conducted in 2012, Compton Mayor Aja Brown proposed a policy that would require authorities to notify the public before installing monitoring equipment. “There is nothing worse than believing you are being observed by a third party unnecessarily,” Compton…
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INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rica is demanding US explain ‘Cuban Twitter’

By ALBERTO ARCE, JACK GILLUM and JAVIER CORDOBA Associated Press The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two…
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