Category National Security Complex
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 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.
[Snowden] illustrates how the innards of every phone can act as pathways through which institutions can track your every move.
… the truth is that Comey is the enemy of whistleblowers, or at least of national security whistleblowers.
Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant
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.
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 […]
Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.
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.
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.
Snowden expressed concern about the global erosion of privacy.
Sageman says that the shortcomings of CVE models reflect a misapprehension of what drives political violence.
It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.
The system has grown so large and complex that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said this week that the Senate will vote “with almost no one understanding how these lists are put together, how they’re adjudicated, how you get off of them.” He added: “The terror watch list is not what people think it is .?.?. and there’s 11 different lists.”