Obama Endorses Faux NSA Reform

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:03 am

In the immediate aftermath of the Snowden revelations America had a chance to make some real reforms to unconstitutional domestic spying programs authorized during the post-9/11 panic attack. A bill, proposed by Representative Justin Amash, was launched in the House to restore some of the country’s founding principles into the orientation of our massive enveloping [...]

Holder And FBI Looking To Stop Civilian Use Of Strong Crypto

By: Friday October 10, 2014 9:32 am

Need more evidence that the government wants access to all your private information? Then check out the recent move by Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI to subvert the use of strong cryptography by the average citizen. As noted by Cory Doctorow, the move to weaken civilian use of strong crypto is actually a [...]

FBI: National Facial Recognition System Now Fully Operational

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:54 am

Forget fingerprints, now your face is on file and captured everywhere you go. The FBI has announced that its facial recognition system – launched three years ago – is now “fully operational.” The facial recognition program is part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System which is set to replace the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint [...]

Even More Military Equipment Being Sent To Local Police Forces

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:11 am

Despite crime being on a steady decline for the past decade and the threat of international terrorism being wildly overstated, local police departments are stockpiling military grade weaponry. The militarization of police forces has become such a prominent phenomenon that the ACLU now dedicates a portion of its resources to studying the trend. Community policing [...]

New Evidence Shows FBI Set Up Jeremy Hammond To Break Law

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 9:57 am

New evidence backs up Jeremy Hammond’s story that he was set up by the FBI and the hack of Stratfor was not even his idea in the first place. The FBI previously claimed it was unaware of potential computer hacking until it was “too late”, but now we know that was a lie. The FBI [...]

Sharpton Confirms Involvement With FBI, Disputes Extent

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 6:11 am

The Reverend Al Sharpton has now confirmed some of the claims in a story from The Smoking Gun which states that he was an FBI informant working against the Italian Mafia in New York. But Sharpton is not embracing the entire story, claiming parts are exaggerated and not true. Sharpton compared his secret activities with [...]

Al Sharpton Was Previously FBI Informant

By: Monday April 7, 2014 11:35 am

According to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, Reverend Al Sharpton was previously an FBI informant. A long time activist Sharpton apparently used his reputation and connections to find information on the criminal underworld for law enforcement. The information Sharpton provided served as the basis for various court orders to install surveillance equipment and executing [...]

FBI Hid Existence Of Mole Who Met With Bin Laden From Other Parts Of Government

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 5:56 am

The public are not the only ones the federal agencies are keeping information from – they also are deceiving each other and Congress. According to a report by NBC News the FBI had a mole within Al Qaeda who even met with Osama Bin Laden but hid the information from Congressional investigators and the 9/11 [...]

Chris Christie’s Popularity Drops After Scandals, Told To Step Down From RGA By Ken Cuccinelli

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 5:24 am

As Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s staff is interviewed by the FBI to find out whether or not the Christie Administration tried to leverage Sandy Aid to help out a politically connected real estate development firm in Hoboken, new polling indicates the scandals are taking their toll on Governor Chris Christie. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton [...]

NSA Gave 2-3 ‘Daily Tips’ To The FBI For 3 Years

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 8:30 am

So about that whole not spying on Americans thing, it seems the NSA has been having quite an exchange with domestic law enforcement. According to recently declassified FISA documents the NSA has been tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006. The legal rationale for [...]

Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To 10 Years, Notes Sabu And FBI Helped Him Hack Foreign Governments

By: Friday November 15, 2013 12:10 pm

Today internet hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used against Aaron Swartz. In his statement Hammond claimed FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. “Sabu” assisted and encouraged the use of “zero day exploits” against various governments. The presiding judge, [...]

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