Category National Security Complex

HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

Snowden Explains How the Deep State Influences Presidents

And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.

Facebook’s ‘Secret’ File on You Is Bigger Than You Think — Here’s How to View It

Whigham urges people to download their file so they can see the extent to which their privacy is being violated by what he calls “surveillance capitalism.”

The “Steele Dossier” on … Me: Why I won’t praise the FBI lie and spy machine by Greg Palast

Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.

The controversial Numes Memo with progressive views by The Nation, The Intercept, Consortium News, AntiMedia and the Real News Network

“Discrediting law enforcement is the memo’s transparent purpose and why it has been embraced by President Trump,” argued a Washington Post editorial that condemned Ryan’s choice.

FINDING YOUR VOICE: Voice Recognition Technology and the NSA

The former government official noted that raw voice data could be stored with private companies and accessed by the NSA through secret agreements…

It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers

Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.

State of Surveillance (Video)

[Snowden] illustrates how the innards of every phone can act as pathways through which institutions can track your every move.

James Kiriakou | James Comey, a Whistleblower, Really?

… the truth is that Comey is the enemy of whistleblowers, or at least of national security whistleblowers.

The Intercept: Standing Rock documents expose inner workings of “surveillance-industrial complex”

Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant

The Intercept | Trial and Terror

An in-depth report by The Intercept on US government pursuit of terrorism by the intelligence community.

As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

AMY GOODMAN: CNN is reporting the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Trump and the Deep State

As we know now, the real power is exercised by the deep states that have the upper hand on the press, the judiciary, the army and the intelligence services. The French deep state is also closely connected with its US counterpart.    This cartoon came to Rise Up Times via Linked In from France.   Arnaud […]

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

Chris Hedges | The Return of American Race Laws

The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

Glenn Greenwald | Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

…three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West.

Edward Snowden: We Are Never Farther Than a Single Election Away From a Change in Government

Snowden expressed concern about the global erosion of privacy.

U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds

Sageman says that the shortcomings of CVE models reflect a misapprehension of what drives political violence.