Surveillance

Donald Trump I'm Releasing Secret JFK Documents Hey CIA, Nervous Much?

Next week could prove to be a seismic event in our nation's history, because Donald Trump just announced he will release document our intelligence …

Donald Trump

Trump has pledged to release the secret JFK files—but spies don't want them made public

For decades, conspiracy theorists have speculated about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And on Saturday, President Trump, who …

Donald Trump

Trump says he'll allow the release of more than 3,000 classified JFK files — here's what you need to know

• <b>By October 26, the National Archives will release approximately 3,100 classified documents relating to JFK's assassination.</b>• <b><br>The documents have been classified for more than 50 years, but a 1992 law mandated they be disseminated within 25 years.</b>• <b><br>Historians don't believe there will be any bombshell</b> …

National Security Agency (NSA)

To Crowdsource Crime-Fighting, A Cop Camera Giant Eyes Your Videos

An online tool called Citizen aims to help cops cast an even wider net for criminal evidence amid concerns about what police do with the data they collect.<p>Axon, the police supplier formerly known as Taser and now a leading maker of police body cameras, has also charged into police software with a …

Central Nervous System

How is Spain taking control of Catalan powers?

Spain announced drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalan leaders from pressing ahead with independence, moving to dismiss the region’s separatist …

Catalonia

Trump Authorizes Release of JFK Assassination Documents

President Trump authorized the release of documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy despite concerns from the National …

JFK Assassination

Rajasthan Government Moves to Gag Media From Reporting on Official Wrongdoing

An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against …

Law

Under Trump, Brags Mike Pompeo, CIA Will Be 'Much More Vicious Agency'

Trump "has promised that he will have our backs," says CIA head

Liberal View

Canadian spy agency releases its top anti-malware tool as free software.

The Canadian Communications Security Establishment -- the most secretive of Canada's spy agencies -- has released the sourcecode for Assemblyline, a …

Security

Canada's spy agency releases its own anti-malware tool to the public

The CSE says its scalability makes it an ideal fit for enterprise applications<p>Canada's cyber defence agency has made the source code for its internal …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crimes

An interesting Fourth Amendment issue has come up in debates over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This is the authority, some will recall, that allows the government to collect from inside the United States the contents of communications of …

News (U.S.)

How Russian Firm Might Have Siphoned Tools from the NSA

Kaspersky Lab has come under intense scrutiny after its antivirus software was linked to the breach of an NSA employee’s home computer in 2015 by …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Trump's war on leakers has neutered the intelligence community's whistleblower program, which diverts leakers

The Intelligence Community Inspector General office is the place where spies and spook contractors who discover wrongdoing are supposed to be able to …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Very Good Dog Refuses to Be a Pawn for the Surveillance State

Here's to Lulu, who—unlike so many of us grinding away at our soul-crushing jobs—somehow managed to escape.<p>A few weeks ago, Lulu the black Lab was tapped for the CIA's 2017 K9 unit, tasked with the valiant, but sometimes depressing job of sniffing out explosives in airports, brutalist government …

The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent

Late next month, the first mass trial will be held for some of the roughly 200 people facing years—or even decades—in prison after being arrested …

Liberal View

Foreign cops do SA’s job as FBI, UK agencies probe Guptas

The foreign properties and bank accounts of the embattled Gupta family - and of influential politicians linked to them - are in the crosshairs of US …

Government Drops Its Demand For Data On 6,000 Facebook Users

It's amazing what effect a little public scrutiny has on government overreach. In the wake of inauguration day protests, the DOJ started fishing for …

Privacy

CIA ‘working to take down’ WikiLeaks threat, agency chief says

The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the “enormous threat” posed …

Mike Pompeo

Was Your Phone Used in Connection with a Crime? Then Federal Agents Can Steal Your House.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has offered up a new twist on "asset forfeiture," the practice of taking property from citizens not …

Vermont high court says private emails can be public records

The Vermont Supreme Court says the state's public records law can extend to the private email accounts of state employees if those messages otherwise …

Business

Axon Enterprise: New Disclosure Of SEC Scrutiny May Validate Our Prior Concerns

Our report earlier this week publicized that Axon may have failed to disclose a potential ongoing SEC investigation.<p>Coincidentally, Axon then …

Business

The Liberals' new national security bill gets a lot of things right

Few pieces of legislation during the Harper government years were more controversial than C-51, introduced and passed after the October 2014 …

Canadian Government

documents

Both institutions reached out to Canada's electronic spy agency for advice on the trackers<p>The Supreme Court of Canada and a senior executive with the …

Canada

Former Mossad chief: US leaks of Israeli intel not fatal to relationship

Tamir Pardo, the former director of the Israeli intelligence and counterterrorism agency Mossad, said that recent intelligence leaks would not have …

National Security Agency (NSA)

59, Canada’s latest attempt to fine-tune national security

Just before Parliament adjourned for the summer, Justin Trudeau’s government introduced its answer to the Harper government’s hugely controversial …

Canadian News

Federal Agencies To Adopt DMARC, STARTTLS

The U.S. government is finally taking steps to make its digital communication more secure.<p>Federal agencies have three months to adopt stricter email …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

​ACORN received almost 48k cyber-related reports in 2016-17

The annual report from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has revealed its ACORN joint venture received 47,873 reports relating to …

Cybersecurity

Military-grade drones, coming to a police department near you

First responders laud drones for helping in rescues and negotiations, while some cities like Los Angeles are fighting calls to ground all police …

Drones

Op-Ed: Social media surveillance may not just be urban legend

ANC top brass and the State Security Agency have been reciting identical and alarming anti-protest rhetoric. They’re uncomfortable with marches, such …

South Africa

All Alternative-Right and Nationalist Groups Should Be Formally Declared Terrorist Organizations | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

The Alternative-Right and (White) Nationalist movements are simply the Ku Klux Klan rebranded. There are many gangs within the AltR/Nationalist …

Patriot Act