Does Big Data Belong in Politics?
Have you ever sat in front of your TV, impatiently waiting for the commercials to end so that you could get back to your favorite show, when suddenly an ad came on that felt like it was being addressed directly to you? While such a presumption may have been... Read more
John Oliver – Activist First, Comedian Second
John Oliver is an English comedian who first attracted US attention through his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In April 2014, he began taping episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, a weekly half-hour program that satirizes news and current events. Even as a comedy... Read more
Schools Now Monitoring kids with Insecure Impero Software, PR Issues Abound
One of the most widely used tools for Schools monitoring kids and restricting pupils’ internet use in UK schools has a serious security flaw which could leave hundreds of thousands of children’s personal information exposed to hackers, a researcher has warned. Impero Education Pro, a product that restricts and... Read more
Adam Bennett – Activist, Humanitarian
Anonymous radio host know as Lorax aka Adam Bennett Anon was arrested (full article). Everybody who has known Adam ‘Lorax’ Bennett aka Adam Bennett Anon knows he’s an awesome anon. Furthermore, the article now let us know he was also involved in his local community as an experienced life saver... Read more
Aaron Swartz – Programmer, Activist
Aaron Swartz was a computer programmer and Internet activist who is often referred to as the third founder of Reddit. “”I don’t think I have any particular technical skills. I just got a really large head start.”” -Aaron Swartz Early Years Aaron Swartz was born on November 8, 1986,... Read more
Leaked: NSA Spies Steal Encryption Keys from Global SIM Manufacturer
AMERICAN AND BRITISH Leaked: NSA Spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower... Read more
Home Hacks and Smart Grids: Data Theft Made Even Simpler
There is often times a trade-off between security and convenience. With Home Hacks the more easily you can access your personal data, the easier someone else can too, making anything that you put online a potential target for hackers. A growing source of concern for many people is their... Read more
NSA Spy Program So Secret Judge Can’t Explain Why It Can’t Be Challenged
NSA Spy Program A federal judge ruled in favor of the National Security Agency NSA Spy Program in a key surveillance case on Tuesday, dismissing a challenge which claimed the government’s spying operations were groundless and unconstitutional. Filed in 2008 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the lawsuit, Jewel v.... Read more
How to identify CIA ‘Limited Hangout Op’? The Snowden Example
How to identify CIA  The operations of secret intelligence agencies aiming at the manipulation of public opinion generally involve a combination of cynical deception with the pathetic gullibility of the targeted populations. There is ample reason to believe that the case of Edward Joseph Snowden fits into this pattern.... Read more
Barrett Brown – Journalist, Activist
Barrett Brown is an American journalist, essayist and satirist. He is often referred to as an unofficial spokesperson for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, a label he disputes. He is credited with the creation of Project PM, a research outfit and information collective determined to expose agents of the corporate... Read more
Ed Snowden – Intelligence, Leaker
Edward Joseph “Ed” Snowden is an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency, starting in June 2013.Edward Joseph “Ed” Snowden is an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency, starting in June 2013.Edward Joseph “Ed” Snowden is an American... Read more
William Binney – Intelligence, Leaker
William Binney William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. We need more truthers like this guy. Without people coming forward we wil never... Read more
Thomas Drake – Intelligence, Leaker
Thomas Drake is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency, a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower.is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency, a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and... Read more
COINTELPRO

COINTELPRO

Taboo Terminology December 9, 2014 0

The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party.... Read more
Recommendations for the Hacktivist Community
Statement of Purpose I have been observing the hacker and hacktivist communities, at times very closely, for many years. The exact definition of “hacker” and “hacktivist” varies from author to author, so I shall make my interpretation of these words very clear. Let us define a “hacker” as someone... Read more
The FBI Can Bypass Encryption: Cyber Security Is a Magic Act
Encryption has gained the attention of actors on both sides of the mass surveillance debate. For example in a speech at the Brookings Institution FBI Director James Comey complained that strong encryption was causing U.S. security services to “go dark.” Comey described encrypted data as follows: “It’s the equivalent... Read more
The NSA Was Going to Fine Yahoo $250K a Day If It Didn’t Join PRISM
When we first learned about NSA metadata collection, we wondered how readily the biggest tech companies acquiesced to the government. Today we start to find out. This is the story of how Yahoo was coerced into PRISM, as told by court documents cited by the Washington Post today. According... Read more
Snowden Saga Decrypted: NSA Leaker or Distraction Double Agent?
  Max Maverick breaks down everything we know, don’t know, and should be asking about this mainstream media ‘circus’ that has become of the Snowden NSA Leak Disclosure. Major Players – Hidden Hands Past NSA Leaks & Leakers Advanced Technologies Covered-Up Artificial Intelligence Disclosure Snowden Leak Pros & Cons... Read more
US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11
Statistically speaking, Americans should be more fearful of the local cops than “terrorists.” Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests... Read more
DEA Gets Unchecked Access To Call Records; Taught To Lie About Where They Got Them
Shortly after the Snowden leaks began exposing the NSA’s massive collection efforts, the New York Times uncovered the DEA’s direct access to AT&T telecom switches (via non-government employee “analysts” working for AT&T), from which it and other law enforcement agencies were able to gather phone call and location data.... Read more
NSA and FBI Duck Dive Dodge Accountabilty, Absolute Figures on Search
NSA says it has no idea how much US info it collects, but FBI searches for it so much it can’t count how many times.   The blowback against the National Security Agency has long focused on the unpopular Patriot Act surveillance program that allows the NSA to vacuum... Read more
Raw List of NSA Nicknames and Codewords
Below is a listing of nicknames and codewords related to US Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Communications Security (COMSEC). Most of them are from the NSA, some are from other government or military agencies. Some of them also have an abbreviation which is shown in brackets. NICKNAMES are generally unclassified. NSA... Read more
Palantir 101: InfoSec Gov Deployed Malware Explained
War   For those who are completely new to the Palantir Platform or could simply use a refresher, this talk will start from scratch and provide a broad overview of Palantir’s origins and mission. A live demonstration of the product will help to familiarize newcomers with Palantir’s intuitive graphical... Read more
World of Spycraft: NSA and CIA Spied in Online Games
This story has been reported in partnership between The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica based on documents obtained by The Guardian. Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance... Read more
Bitcoins: A Fully-Compliant Currency The Government Can Love
I’m finishing up a novel, a piece of speculative fiction in a genre you could call “economic-thriller”. The Mark of the Beast? In the book, the dollar crashes in a hyperinflationary fire (natch), replaced by a new currency called the american. The exchange rate at the time of the... Read more