It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie – GPS bullets that can track the location of a suspect’s car.
BBC, October 29
The bullet is designed to make high-speed chases safer – enabling the authorities to track suspects without having to risk theirs or others’ lives.
And in true spy fashion the [...]
President Barack Obama spoke as if his political future was on the line Wednesday evening during his address to the nation on the Syria crisis. He went through the horrors of the Syrian civil war, blamed the Syrian government for the August 21 chemical weapons attack, and provided verifiable (but, as yet, [...]
The Guardian Exclusive: Spy agency has secret backdoor permission to search databases for individual Americans’ communications
The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens’ email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian [...]
Yesterday, I asked the question, “Is Obama losing it?“ This may provide part of the answer. Lavabit, the email service used by Edward Snowden, was shut down abruptly by Ladar Levison, Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC.. In an open letter to former users, Levison starts out by saying:
“I have [...]
Samsung Smart TV Exploit Lets Hackers Watch You
Is your Samsung Smart TV acting weird lately? Does it switch channels on its own? If so then someone mayhave hacked into your TV. Researchers have revealed at the Black Hat IT conference held recently in Las Vegas that Samsung’s Smart TVs have a couple of security [...]
Attention, Edward Snowden: This is how you do it and maintain the higher ground.
FT. MEADE, Md. — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was convicted Tuesday of violating the Espionage Act and faces up to 136 years in prison, but his acquittal on the even more serious charge of aiding the enemy was hailed as a [...]
Wow. Such a busy news day. So many things I could write about: a royal baby, earthquakes in China, the name “Cheney” back in the news…but I want to focus on the powerful words of our President from Friday:
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, during extensive [...]
We all lie, to some degree. But not all lies are created equally.
My dad once said the worst kind of lie is when you lie to yourself.
We, collectively, the United States of America, are lying to ourselves on so many fronts, I don’t know where to begin.
Hidden among 1,200 pages of legalese called the Immigration Reform Bill now being contemplated by congress is a law that will require all US citizens and immigrants seeking employment to obtain a national ID card.
This is not your run of the mill card, but instead a chipped card containing biometric information on the cardholder. [...]
It appears that someone in Washington called several government officials in Europe to force the landing of a jet carrying the President of Bolivia. If that proves to be the case, the actions by all involved violate of the 2010 international protocol to help stop skyjacking. The protocol, signed by all but a few nations, [...]
I was heartened to learn that Alan Grayson took the correct side on the surveillance issue.
This is a watershed moment.
So far, Dick Cheney, John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, Lindsey Graham and Nancy Pelosi have publicly placed themselves on the shit list, along with a host of “reporters” and bureaucrats.
Captain Queeg at the helm of Obama’s ship of state?
This is not encouraging. According to Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau, President Barack Obama is circling the wagons on leaks. This was happening before Snowden blew his whistle. It sounds serious:
WASHINGTON — “Even before a [...]
This should come as no surprise to anyone, even without the recent foofaraw about NSA grepping phone numbers:
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday that the agency has deployed drones to conduct surveillance in the U.S., and that the bureau was developing guidelines for their future law enforcement use.
Mueller told the Senate [...]