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NSA and Intel Director Testify: “Never Been Pressured” by Trump to Interfere with Investigations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/7/2017 at 2:30pm

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

During the hearing, Sen. Warner (D-VA) asked, “would be in any way typical for a President to ask questions or bring up an ongoing FBI investigation, particularly if that investigation concerns associates...

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NSA Contractor Charged for Leaking Classified Documents to Media

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 8:30am 6/6/2017 at 8:30am

NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner faces charges for mailing classified information to a media outlet. Winner gave a report to The Intercept that shows “Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days...

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FISA Court Reveal: NSA under Obama Illegally Spied on Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:35pm 5/25/2017 at 8:35pm
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A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court ruling was declassified and released this week.

The ruling reveals that the Obama administration engaged in widespread violation of NSA surveillance rules. The Obama administration was reprimanded by the FISA court for illegal searches that constitute “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.”

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Experts Find New Cyber Attack “Adylkuzz” Using NSA Hacking Tools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/17/2017 at 4:00pm

The world faced a massive ransomware attack using WannaCry, an NSA hacking tool last week, which affected 150 countries.

While investigating the WannaCry attack, experts found another ongoing cyber attack. The cybersecurity firm Proofpoint said the newly discovered attack, using Adylkuzz, is a lot quieter than WannaCry, but “has likely generated millions of...

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Comey Confirms FBI Investigating Possible Russia Interference in Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am 3/20/2017 at 10:00am

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers addressed the House Intelligence Committee today about allegations of Russian interference with our presidential election and President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News on Sunday that the wiretap never happened. Top...

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Bob Woodward: ‘Russian Dossier’ on Trump a ‘Garbage Document’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:30am 1/15/2017 at 10:30am

When it comes to experience in evaluating the quality of leaked allegations, it’s hard to beat Bob Woodward of Watergate/Deep Throat fame.

So attention must be paid to what Woodward said on today’s Fox News Sunday about the so-called Russia dossier on Donald Trump. Woodward called it a “garbage document.” For good measure,...

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NSA Chief Doesn’t Believe DNC Hack Influenced Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/22/2016 at 2:00pm

When Wikileaks released Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails in July, people immediately pointed fingers at Russia and cried that the Kremlin wanted to influence the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, who won by a large margin over Hillary Clinton.

But National Security Agency (NSA) Director Mike Rogers dashed those conspiracy theories...

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Ex-NSA Contractor Allegedly Stole Over 500 Million Pages of Govt Secrets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:00am 10/21/2016 at 10:00am

Earlier this month, the United States District Court in Baltimore charged ex-NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with removal of classified documents and theft of government property. Officials have revealed that Martin took over 500 million pages of records and secrets over two decades.

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NSA Contractor Arrested, Charged with Removal of Classified Documents

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:30am 10/6/2016 at 8:30am

The United States District Court in Baltimore has charged a Maryland government contractor with the removal of classified documents and theft of government property for allegedly possessing paper and digital classified materials, including “highly classified computer code developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments.”

The Washington Post reports:

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Yahoo! Secretly Scanned Emails for NSA and FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/4/2016 at 5:30pm

Reuters has reported that Yahoo! secretly scanned customers’ emails on behalf of the NSA and the FBI. The company even “built a custom software program” to monitor the emails for specific information:

Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to a spy...

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What If Spying On Social Media Could Save Lives?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:30am 12/21/2015 at 11:30am
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Could cameras at immigration centers in airports and at the borders pick extremists out of the crowd?  Could software search social media to identify terrorists or for hints of upcoming attacks?

With terror organizations and terrorists using social media for recruitment and indoctrination it is worth revisiting such programs.

DARPA’s Total Information...

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Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00am 5/26/2015 at 7:00am

Rand Paul inhabits a unique position in the Republican Party. While he’s conservative on some issues, his Libertarian views on others put him at odds with the establishment.

His recent filibuster...

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Google, Twitter Fight for Surveillance Transparency

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:24pm 10/8/2014 at 7:24pm

The Patriot Act expanded the government’s ability to keep an eye on American citizens—and their data. Through special permissions granted by the FBI through “national security letters,” U.S. spy agencies are able to access user data owned by tech companies, while at the same time barring those companies from disclosing...

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Using old school typewriters will not protect you from snooping

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:08pm 7/15/2014 at 12:08pm

How expansive is electronic espionage?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly does not have a computer in his office, does not use email and does not have a private phone. I read a while ago that he even uses hand signals in some situations, although I can’t find the link now.

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Double Spy: Did US spy on German committee investigating US spying?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 3:00pm 7/7/2014 at 3:00pm

If the relationship between the Obama Administration and German Chancellor Angela Merkel weren’t frosty enough over the NSA spying on her phone — things got a lot more tense over the weekend.

With mystery enveloping a German intelligence service employee accused of spying — reportedly for the United States — German officials...

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You’re not paranoid, the government really is watching you

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 5:30pm 7/6/2014 at 5:30pm

After an extraordinary four-month data-crunching investigation of material leaked by Edward Snowden, the Washington Post let off some fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. Their investigation proves that the National Security Agency (NSA) has monitored many more ordinary Americans’ internet usage than non-American foreigners under suspicion of terrorist activities.

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Clapper: Gov’t should have been transparent about phone record collection

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00am 2/18/2014 at 10:00am

The Director of National Intelligence indicated Monday that the federal government probably should have been more transparent in the first place about its collection of phone records.

In an interview with the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake, James Clapper reflected on how the program may have been received differently had general information about...

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