Snowden: NSA Making Cyberattacks On US More Likely And Costly

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 10:40 am

In an interview with NOVA that has yet to air, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claims that the NSA is actively working to weaken US security by refusing to disclose vulnerabilities the agency finds in America’s cyberinfrastructure. Furthermore, Snowden claims that the NSA and its partners have developed and deployed offensive cyberwarfare weapons that have stoked [...]

FBI ‘Accidentally’ Investigated Anti-War Site For Six Years

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 6:57 am

When Eric Garris, the managing editor of, sent an email to the FBI requesting help in dealing with threats to hack his website he probably didn’t realize he was going to become the subject of the investigation. But that is exactly what happened as the FBI mistakenly identified Garris’ email about his own site [...]

The NSA Pays Contractor To Hack Your Cell Phone

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 9:00 am

Have you ever heard of Endgame Systems? Well, they have heard of you – or at least your data. According to an expose by Wired on the NSA, Endgame Systems provides the NSA with capabilities to break into your internet connected devices such as cell phones, tablets, desk tops, and lap tops. Your digital life [...]

So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…

By: Friday June 7, 2013 2:08 pm

President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions. Can you say 讽刺? And as if previous disclosures of the U.S. government’s cyberwarfare program on American and foreign peoples was not [...]

AP Twitter Account Hack Leads To Dip In Financial Markets

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:59 am

The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked reportedly by hackers working for or on behalf of the Syrian government who sent out a disruptive tweet using the account. The tweet, which claimed there were explosions in the White House and that President Obama was injured, sent financial markets plunging. Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The [...]

National Security Leaks Symptom of Larger Problem of Covert Warmaking

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 6:25 am

I recall someone telling me at Netroots Nation that the Justice Department had appointed two prosecutors to investigate recent leaks over the Predator drone program, the foiled Underpants Bomb II attack and cyberwarfare against Iran. I wondered how the prosecutors would go about arresting the PR agent for the President’s “tough on national security” re-election [...]

More Administration Leaks Position Obama as Ruthless

By: Friday June 1, 2012 11:04 am

This is the week where the President, through coordinated leaks at the highest levels, admits to the New York Times to ruthlessness when it comes to “fighting the bad guys.” First it was the drone strikes, and now it’s an excerpt from a forthcoming David Sanger book where we get the first acknowledgement that the [...]

Iran Shows US Drone on State-Run TV

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 1:37 pm

Iran showed off their new toy, courtesy of the CIA, on state-run television, proving their possession of a US surveillance drone. The 2.5-minute video clip of the remote-control surveillance aircraft was the first visual evidence to emerge that Iran had possession of the drone since Sunday, when Iran claimed that its military had downed the [...]

US Officials Admit CIA Flew Drone Over Iran

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:35 am

In 25 years, John le Carré or his son or some new spy thriller author will write a hell of a novel based on our undeclared war with Iran. If they’re taking notes now, the next plot point will come when the US government acknowledges that the unmanned drone now in Iran’s possession belonged to [...]

Media Catches Glimpse of Undeclared Covert War With Iran

By: Monday December 5, 2011 6:17 am

The media has begun to recognize that the United States is routinely engaged these days in covert wars involving extrajudicial assassinations in foreign countries. Well, they’re not quite putting it that way. But this story about the huge explosion at an Iranian missile base doesn’t require much reading between the lines. The huge explosion that [...]

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