National Security Agency (NSA)

Is Sessions Already Botching the Charlottesville Investigation?

On Tuesday, Donald Trump used what began as a press conference about infrastructure to defend white supremacists, a perfect encapsulation of the toxic stew that propelled his rise to the White House. As media figures and politicians from both parties denounced the president's unprecedented excusal …

Patriot Act

‘Foul traitor’: New JFK assassination records reveal KGB defector’s 3-year interrogation

He was a KGB agent, a Soviet defector who’d come to the United States in January 1964, just two months after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Yuri I. Nosenko, a former lieutenant colonel in the Soviet secret police and intelligence agency, told his new American friends that he had …

History

Shadow Brokers EternalPulsar malware: All you need to know about the leaked NSA SMB exploits

Although security patches have been issued, experts say hackers may still find other ways to launch attacks using the leaked NSA exploits.<p>The scale …

Information Security

Oliver Stone on Julian Assange and Edward Snowden (Video) - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

<i>Editor’s note: The following video is a clip from a 19-part series filmed at a Truthdig and KPFK co-sponsored event in Los Angeles recently. The</i> …

Liberal View

Should Government Leaks Always Be Illegal?

<i>OZY’s next TV show,</i> Third Rail With OZY<i>, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving the PC and launching debates. Nothing is</i> …

Culture

JFK ASSASSINATION: Thousands of top secret documents about President John F Kennedy's assassination could soon be made public

<b>by:</b> Updated: Aug 14, 2017 - 7:21 PM<p>Loading...<p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> - Thousands of top secret documents that could hold never-before-revealed details about …

John F. Kennedy

OPINION | Trump's team just made a bold move on terrorism in Charlottesville

In a rare moment of unity in our country, leaders of both major parties joined in their call for investigations and prosecutions following the deadly …

Patriot Act

Why Was an Italian Graduate Student Tortured and Murdered in Egypt?

The target of the Egyptian police, that day in November 2015, was the street vendors selling socks, $2 sunglasses and fake jewelry, who clustered under the arcades of the elegant century-old buildings of Heliopolis, a Cairo suburb. Such raids were routine, but these vendors occupied an especially …

Egypt

Death and the Risk-Taker

Source: Fumiste Studios<b>(First in a two-part series)</b>It was rough in the Mediterranean on July 21st, in the waters off Pampelonne, near the French …

Patriot Act

Op-Ed: When espionage pays, Chelsea Manning steps out for Vogue

Vogue Magazine recently did a feature including a photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz on Chelsea Manning, who they’re touting as a hero. <i>“Chelsea Manning</i> …

Chelsea Manning

M&G ‘not spied on’ after Nkandla leak

As of 2015 the <i>Mail & Guardian</i> was not being investigated by the State Security Agency (SSA), and journalists’ communication was not being …

News (South Africa)

Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country

I.<p>The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is situated at the end of a wide brick lane, next to the Harrods department store, in Knightsbridge. Sometimes plainclothes police officers, or vans with tinted windows, can be found outside the building. Sometimes there are throngs of people around it. Sometimes …

Long-form Journalism

Former NSA Technical Dir: Dems' Russia Hacking Story Likely Bogus Insider

Former National Security Administration Technical Director Bill Binney told Tucker Carlson he has data showing that the Democrats' narrative regarding Russia hacking the DNC and 2016 election are untrue.<p>Binney, a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), said the story spread …

Surveillance

This is the one corner of the D.C. area’s tech scene that’s doing really well

As high-profile hacks continue to dominate the national conversation, a budding industry of former government intelligence specialists is finding success selling cybersecurity services to corporations.<p>Cybersecurity start-ups in the District, Maryland and Virginia cut 31 deals with venture …

Cybersecurity

Reporter and Press Freedom Advocate James Risen to Join The Intercept and First Look Media

James Risen, who as a best-selling author and New York Times reporter has broken some of the biggest stories of the post-9/11 period, is joining The …

Surveillance

‘Coincidences’ hinder Air Corps whistleblowers’ case

A number of whistleblowers allege that a health and safety failure on the part of the Air Corps has caused their chronic illnesses. <b>Joe Leogue</b> looks …

News (Ireland)

NSA McMaster on Charlottesville: ‘Of Course It Was Terrorism’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser on Sunday minced no words and labeled Saturday's deadly car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, as definitely terrorism.<p>“Certainly I think we can confidently call it a form of terrorism,” White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster …

Politics

The world's top cyber powers

Cyber attacks have started causing disruption and confusion in day to day activities across the world, from the WannaCry attack this May, which hit …

Politics

Terrorists, hackers and scammers: Many enemies as L.A. plans Olympics security

During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Charles Beck was a young Los Angeles police sergeant assigned to patrol the Athletes Village at UCLA and the Coliseum.<p>There was a lot of security, the now-chief recalled, along with police helicopters patrolling by air and bomb squads on hand.<p>But the nearest thing …

Salt Lake City

Film: The Tiny West Virginia Town Haunted by an NSA Secret

Sugar Grove, West Virginia was, by the accounts of its residents, a fine place to live until the Pentagon shuttered the sprawling naval base that …

West Virginia

Report: NSA Experts Say DNC Hack Was An Inside Job

"These statistics are matters of record..."

Security

So… it was a leak?

If a bombshell report out from The Nation this week has any validity, the entire leftist fantasy involving Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential …

Conservative View

John Guandolo assaults sheriff at NSA conference

John Guandolo’s anti-Muslim paranoia and ill temper appear to have landed him in a heap of trouble.<p>Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, travels …

Surveillance

Fancy Bear using leaked NSA tools: report

Researchers believe that a team of hackers that attacked the Democratic National Committee is now using leaked National Security Agency hacking tools.<p>…

Security

Russian Cyberspies Are Using NSA Tools to Target European Hotels

After the US government has spent probably millions of dollars developing hacking tools, Russian hackers are now using them to spy on guests across …

Wi-Fi

Former intelligence chief shrugs off Trump with a self-deprecating quip: I thought things would improve 'once he got rid of the two "Nazis"'

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared to take exception to President Donald Trump's claim that "nobody has greater respect for intelligence," than he does — and harked back to a time when Trump railed against the US intelligence community.<p>"I think he likes intelligence on …

Military

WikiLeaks 'CouchPotato' Dump: CIA's video hacking programme seemingly revealed | Trusted Reviews

<b>WikiLeaks is at it again, this time unveiling what it claims are more details of a surveillance programme operated by the CIA.</b><p>Specifically, this …

Gear & Gadgets

A Russian Hacker Group Used a Leaked NSA Tool to Spy on Hotel Guests

Appropriately paranoid travelers have always been wary of hotel Wi-Fi. Now they have a fresh justification of their worst wireless networking fears: …

Security

Chelsea Manning photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine

Chelsea Manning has been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the September issue of US Vogue, posing in a swimming costume on a beach to accompany an interview discussing her new-found freedom.<p>Miss Manning, 29, posted the Leibovitz image on Instagram with the caption: “This is what freedom looks …

Chelsea Manning

'Guess this is what freedom looks like': Chelsea Manning poses in swimsuit for Vogue

Manning, 29, was released from prison in May after serving 7 years of a 35-year sentence<p>Being comfortable in a bathing suit is a liberating feeling …

Chelsea Manning