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Aug 28 15:33

Chrome to block Flash ads from 1st Sept

In case your advertisements are not on the search giant’s network (Adsense), they better be in HTML5 – or they’re lifeless to Chrome. If they are already on the Adsense, then worry not, it probably has been converted to HTML5.

Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash’s capability to auto-play in Chrome.

The online giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-essential Flash files might be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out “many” Flash adverts in the process.

Aug 28 15:27

TISA and Tech's Double Standards On Secret Government Internet Deals

The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) that EFF obtained and published this week speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies such as IBM and Google, and trade lobby groups such as the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Internet Digital Economy Alliance (IDEA), have bought into the dangerous idea that trade agreements should be used to govern the Internet.

Aug 28 15:11

Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

A few tweaks, but what is MS doing about top feature requests and bug reports?

Aug 28 11:07

Windows Script to Remove All Windows 10 Telemetry Updates

UPDATE: Since all of our pastes and github links continue to be getting marked as spam, I have linked a direct zip package for download. You can also visit a user built site with more mirrors. https://blockwindows.wordpress.com/

Microsoft users were furious when they learned that Windows 10 is basically spyware and lots of users were asking for a fix. Ask and ye shall receive.

Below is the list of “updates” delivered by Windows Update as “telemetry and customer experience improvements”. If you don’t want to send your “telemetry” to Microsoft, remove the updates with the script provided and do not install them again. Hakspek would only advise using this code if you are technical and know what you are doing. There is a risk that the lack of updates could end up damaging your computer.

We have asked Microsoft for comment, but it has not yet responded.

Aug 28 11:06

Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10 40

Windows 10 has been launched and already installed on more than 50 million computers worldwide. It is now a known fact that Windows 10 user data is being sent back to Microsoft servers back in Redmond, Washington. Well, now new updates that are being deployed to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines will turn their computers into a big piece of spyware, just like their predecessor, Windows 10.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

Aug 28 10:55

New password recovery scam hitting Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail users

A simple yet ingenious scam is being used by scammers to compromise accounts of Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail users, Symantec researcher Slawomir Grzonkowski warns.

"To pull off the attack, the bad guys need to know the target’s email address and mobile number; however, these can be obtained without much effort," he explains.

"The attackers make use of the password recovery feature offered by many email providers, which helps users who have forgotten their passwords gain access to their accounts by, among other options, having a verification code sent to their mobile phone."

Once the verification code is sent to the legitimate user's mobile phone, it's followed by a message by the scammer, saying something like: "Google has detected unusual activity on your account. Please respond with the code sent to your mobile device to stop unauthorized activity."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And again, not a peep from the mighty (flaccid) "We See Everything" NSA!

Aug 28 10:32

Ashley Madison CEO Quits

A few months ago, Ashley Madison was the most anticipated upcoming adultery social network IPO. Then it was hacked, and all 34 million member accounts were exposed (with some amusing results and even more amusing explanations), leading to questions how long can the company exist in its current iteration, if at all.

Moments ago we got the first answer, when the Daily Beast first reported that Avid Life Media, Noel Biderman, is stepping down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biderman was running a total scam. The vast majority of the female profiles were fakes! In fact I would not be surprised if there never were any actual affairs that resulted from this hoax!

Aug 28 09:47

Microsoft intensifies data collection on Windows 7 and 8 systems

Windows 7 and 8 users have been plagued by "upgrade preparation" updates but left alone otherwise up until recently when it comes to this new level of data collecting.

This changed recently with the release of several updates for both operating systems that step up the game.

KB3068708 KB3022345 KB3075249 KB3080149

If these updates are installed on the system, data is sent to Microsoft regularly about various activities on it. Microsoft lists two host names in KB3068708 that data is received from and sent to:

vortex-win.data.microsoft.com settings-win.data.microsoft.com

These, and maybe others, appear to be hardcoded which means that the Hosts file is bypassed automatically.

Aug 28 08:43

FLASHBACK - Hacking group may be NSA in disguise

New evidence uncovered by security researchers suggests that a dangerous hacking collective is actually the National Security Agency.

The so-called Equation Group, a set of hackers responsible for at least 500 malware infections in 42 countries, is considered one of history’s most effective cyber espionage rings.

Aug 28 08:27

AP Sues US Gov’t over Fake FBI News Article Booby Trapped with Surveillance Virus

The Associated Press, one of the main sources for mainstream news articles in the world, is currently suing the U.S. government. It’s claim?

The FBI endangered the AP’s reputation when the federal law enforcement agency sent out a link to a fake AP article the FBI had created which was laced with a surveillance virus that would infect the computer of anyone who clicked on it, thereby enabling the FBI to spy on them.

Disinformation laced with spyware? Yes America, our government does that.

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I rest my case. The biggest cyber-criminal in the world is the government of the United States!

Aug 28 07:51

MSN hit by large exploit kit malvertising campaign

Microsoft's MSN web portal has been used by unknown attackers to serve up malicious advertising code that attempted to plant the Angler Exploit Kit on visitors' computers.

MSN is the default home page for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser in its Windows operating system, and the company claims several hundreds of millions of visitors click through to the site every month.

Researcher Jérôme Segura from security firm Malwarebytes reported users were served the malvertising when they simply browsed MSN news, lifestyle or other sections.

Aug 28 07:49

New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to EFF's actual website, but really installing some pretty nasty malware.

Webmaster Addition: And just where is the mighty "we see everything" NSA in all this? The NSA, trying to promote an image that they are totally monitoring the internet, never catches any computer criminals. We are left with only two possibilities. Either the NSA is totally bluffing, trying to scare is all into silence the way the Gestapo tried to scare the Germans into silence, or the NSA itself is behind this cyber crime wave!

Aug 27 15:46

Google Disappears Techdirt Article About Right To Be Forgotten Due To Right To Be Forgotten Request

So I'm at a loss as to how this latest bit of censorship could possibly be legit. And it raises some of the many concerns about the whole "right to be forgotten" concept. Is it really just limited to the supposedly out of date and "irrelevant" information? Or is it now supposed to extend to any reporting on the new and very relevant information about using the whole right to be forgotten process.

There is no official appeals process, other than that we can share "additional information regarding this content" that we feel "Google should be aware of" which may make the company reconsider -- though it also says "we can't guarantee responses." So it's just a blind "hey, that's crazy" and hoping common sense prevails.

Aug 27 15:44

There were only 3 ZIP codes in America without any Ashley Madison accounts — here they are

Gawker’s Gabrielle Bluestone has uncovered that there are precisely three ZIP codes across the country that have no record of Ashley Madison users. That’s ZIP codes, not area codes. And what do they have in common? They're partially lacking two things: the internet and a large number of people.

Gawker’s discovery highlights a pretty dark truth. These three ZIP codes are probably the only ones in the US that don't house spouses looking to cheat — at least not by using Ashley Madison.

Aug 27 15:19

Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant

It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills. The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014. At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.

Aug 27 14:53

Germany hands over citizens’ metadata in return for NSA’s top spy software

In order to obtain a copy of the NSA's main XKeyscore software, whose existence was first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013, Germany's domestic intelligence agency agreed to hand over metadata of German citizens it spies on. According to documents seen by the German newspaper Die Zeit, after 18 months of negotiations, the US and Germany signed an agreement in April 2013 that would allow the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz—BfV) to obtain a copy of the NSA's most important program and to adopt it for the analysis of data gathered in Germany.

This was a lower level of access compared to the non-US "Five Eyes" nations—the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand—which had direct access to the main XKeyscore system. In return for the software, the BfV would "to the maximum extent possible share all data relevant to NSA's mission."

Aug 27 14:45

Clinton equates GOP with terrorists while accused of passing secrets to lawyer

In another effort to get attention off of her email server debacle and on to her campaigning in the politically important state of Ohio on Thursday, Hillary Clinton compared Republican candidates to extremist terrorist groups. Many intelligence and law enforcement officers believe this is an intentionally-created controversy in order to take some of the wind out of the sails of a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry about Clinton's slipshod treatment of national secrets during her tenure in the Obama administration.

While many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle indicated she may have gone too far in using Islamic terrorism to make her point, the news media gave Clinton a pass on her over-the-top remarks. "Extreme views about women -- we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world. But it's a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States," Clinton said.

Aug 27 14:02

Intel Agencies Confirm Hillary Clinton Emails Were Classified — By Obama

Another Hillary Clinton talking point is about to bite the dust, as Fox News reports confirmation from three different intelligence agencies – the DIA, the NSA, and the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, in charge of satellite intel) – that email on her server was classified on the day she sent it, and remains classified to this very day.

Furthermore, although Clinton has attempted to portray herself as everything from a “passive and unwitting” recipient of sensitive material to a fearless warrior on a one-woman crusade to reform silly classification rules, the Fox report makes it clear that only the intelligence agencies originating this information have the authority to declassify it, not anyone at the State Department – not Hillary Clinton, and most certainly not her top aide, Huma Abedin, who figures prominently in this story, and is looking more and more like the perfect stooge to take a fall for Clinton.

Aug 27 11:28

Ashley Madison Hack Update: All The High Profile, Celebrity Names Attached To The Private Information Leak From The Cheating Website

In the wake of the very publicized data hack of the website Ashley Madison, many cheating spouses are finding themselves in hot water at home. However, the data dump didn’t just out a cavalcade of private affairs, it revealed infidelity on the part of many celebrities as well.

For those that are unfamiliar with Ashley Madison, it is a website dedicated to facilitating affairs between consenting adults. It’s slogan is “Life is short, have an affair,” and allows a safe place for users to discretely search for a partner to help him or her cheat on their husband or wife.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These people are all morons!

Aug 27 10:13

INDIA JUST TURNED OFF MOBILE INTERNET FOR 63 MILLION CITIZENS AMID PROTESTS IN AHMEDABAD

Restricting access to internet services isn’t the answer to such issues. Indian politicians need to encourage public debate and participation in creating policies that ensure equal opportunities for everyone.? Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat(home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.

Aug 27 08:37

Clinton ally accused of running interference on email scandal

Kennedy demanded the conversation about Abedin's email be held in a special, secure facility for classified information that is commonly known as a SCIF despite his claim that the Abedin email was unclassified.

The document in question apparently discussed Christopher Stevens — then a special envoy at the State Department — and his movements in Benghazi as he and his staff prepared for a possible evacuation.

Aug 27 07:58

Construction Site Drones: Efficient, But Also A Bit Scary

By Brian Berletic

MIT's Technology Review recently published a piece titled, "New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone," which details the use of drones to track the progress of a project in real-time. At a construction site of a downtown stadium in Sacramento, California, drones regularly patrol overhead, comparing the current state of the project with engineering plans for the site. Discrepancies in both structural elements and with the project's schedule can be detected and passed on to site managers...

Aug 27 07:39

The most tragic thing about the Ashley Madison hack? It was really 1% actual women

When the Ashley Madison databases were splashed all over internet by hackers, it emerged that about 31 million accounts on the Tinder-for-affairs website were created by men. And about 5 million by women.

Not great odds if you're a straight fella looking to cheat on your spouse. It turns out the odds were even worse: very few of the chicks on Ashley Madison were using the site in a meaningful way.

By our counting, of the 35,290,361 leaked accounts marked as approved, 4,594,069 were each created by a woman (or someone who said they were a woman).

However, 4,085,458 of those women don't appear to have ever checked their message inboxes on the website – the database entries for those accounts read a default "0000-00-00 00:00:00" for that particular timestamp.

Aug 27 02:04

How to secure Windows 10: The paranoid's guide

For example, while Windows 10 doesn't have a keylogger it does collect your keystrokes and voice to improve spell-checking and voice recognition. Before having a fit about this, keep in mind that every cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) program does this to one degree or another. Google Docs, Apple's Siri, Office 365, whatever -- they all collect not just your final words but every keystroke and spoken syllable that went into making those words.

Aug 26 15:28

AT&T reportedly playing dirty tricks to serve extra ads through airport hotspot

AT&T's "free" Wi-Fi may be too good to be true. One of the company's Wi-Fi hotspots, in Virginia's Dulles airport, is reportedly using an ad-injection platform to tamper with the web traffic of users and bombard them with more ads. Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and Stanford lawyer, says he discovered ad-injecting code while using the AT&T hotspot in the airport. Mayer noticed ads appearing on educational, government, and ad-supported sites such as The Wall Street Journal, and decided to take a look at the web source, discovering that it was adding lines of code that would pull in promotional materials from outside companies.

Mayer said that the hotspot was making three edits to his traffic. First, he says it added an advertising stylesheet, before injecting a back-up ad, just in case the browser didn't support JavaScript. The hotspot also added two scripts for controlling ad loading and display, code that allows the platform to import the ads themselves from third parties.

Aug 26 15:23

The Way GCHQ Obliterated The Guardian’s Laptops May Have Revealed More Than It Intended

The track pad controller, they said, can hold up to 2 megabits of memory. All the different “chips” in your computer — from the part that controls the device’s power to the chips in the keyboard — also have the capacity to store information, like passwords and keys to other data, which can be uploaded through firmware updates. According to the public documents from other members of Five Eyes, it is incredibly difficult to completely sanitize a device of all its content. New Zealand’s data deletion policies state that USB memory is only destroyed when the dust is just a few millimeters in length. “This wasn’t a random thing,” said Tynan, pointing to a slide displaying a photo of a completely destroyed pile of USB chip shards.

These hidden memory storage locations could theoretically be taken advantage of, Tynan and Al-Bassam said, by a computer’s owner, hackers, or even the government itself, either during its design phase or after the computer is purchased.

Aug 26 13:45

NSA SPYING ON YOU !!! MICROSOFT WINDOWS NO PRIVACY !!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So if the NSA is that good, why didn't they come up with Hillary's or Lois Lerner's missing emails? Why can't they hunt down the ransomware authors? Why can't they catch the identity thieves?

I am starting to think all this "we are spying on everything" is a hoax to scare people into silence, much as the Nazis promoted the image that the Gestapo heard and saw everything to keep the German people silent.

Aug 26 12:36

WHAT IF YOUR NAKED EYE COULD SEE WIFI SIGNALS?

In order to show you cell phone signals, the Architecture of Radio app parses wireless tower locations via OpenCellID, a ground mind mapping of cell towers. It uses NASA and JPL’s Ephemeris software to zero in on the locations of in-orbit satellites. There are hidden signals all around us. We can’t see them, but they, in a manner of speaking, can “see” us.

Aug 26 11:43

Microsoft Increases Secrecy; Expands Spyware to Windows 7 and 8

So, now that Microsoft has convinced some 50 million users to "update" to Windows 10 (with more than 14 million of them doing it in only the first 24 hours the download was available), it seems to have its sights set on those who have heeded the warnings about Windows 10 being spyware. By sending these Windows updates — many of which will be downloaded and installed by default — Microsoft is expanding its spyware empire.

Aug 26 09:57

Should Hillary Clinton Suspend Her Campaign?

Growing national security questions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of State are drowning out much of her message as a presidential candidate and causing many of her fellow Democrats to worry about the future of her campaign. Is it time for Clinton to put her campaign on temporary hold?

Voters are almost evenly divided on that question: the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton should suspend her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination until all of the legal questions about her use of the private e-mail server are resolved. Nearly as many (44%) disagree. Nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Aug 26 09:56

Down Hillary Clinton’s Email Rabbit Hole

Hillary Clinton’s released emails contain information that could have damaged U.S. national security if disclosed at the time they were written.

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Aug 26 09:52

State Dept.-released Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies, in possible violation

One of the emails that triggered the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s server contained classified intelligence from three different agencies, Fox News has learned – which could mean the State Department violated a President Obama-signed executive order by authorizing its release.

That 2009 order, EO 13526, lays out the rules for "classifying, safeguarding and declassifying national security information." It states that the authority to declassify rests with the intelligence agency that originated the information.

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Aug 26 00:11

Media Pushing for TSA Security on Trains

You can always expect the busybodies in our society to exploit a crisis, no matter how remote the future risks may be.

Read on the Daily Sheeple

Aug 26 00:09

Transit System Puts up New High Tech Surveillance Cameras That Can Tell if You’re Drunk

In the ever increasing big brother society we all find ourselves attempting to hide from, now a new camera system that’s supposed to protect drunk people from being hit by transit trains at the station can “tell if you are drunk”.

Read on the Daily Sheeple

Aug 25 17:47

Windows 10: Microsoft's 'evil spy services' can be disabled with this simple trick, hackers claim

The European Digital Rights Organisation summed it up with the following statement:

"One can say that Microsoft basically grants itself very broad rights to collect everything you do, say and write with and on your devices in order to sell more targeted advertising or to sell your data to third parties.

"The company appears to be granting itself the right to share your data either with your consent 'or as necessary'."

Aug 25 15:02

Download openSUSE 13.2

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More information on downloading openSUSE is available from the Download Help and Network Installation pages in our Documentation Wiki. User manuals are available from activedoc.opensuse.org, for example the Official Start-Up Guide.

Aug 25 14:59

Download Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

Choose your favorite edition below. If you're not sure which one is right for you, "Cinnamon 64-bit edition" is the most popular.
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Aug 25 14:57

Manjaro Installation Media

Welcome to the official Manjaro Linux ISO-image page. Here you will find the latest releases for download as ISO images.

Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Manjaro are available in the following flavours (i.e. with the following desktop environments pre-installed):XFCE KDE NET GNOME LXDE MATE and more…
XFCE is the best desktop. Manjaro is a flavor of Arch Linux.

Aug 25 11:28

THE HILLARY EMAIL SCANDAL - THE SCANDALS BEHIND THE SCANDAL

There is a term of craft in Propaganda called a "Limited Hangout." This refers to admitting to a smaller scandal as a distraction from the larger scandal that must remain hidden.

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See how it works?

Good.

Because it appears we are in the middle of yet another limited hangout, in which the public furor over the questionable use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton may be concealing far greater and darker secrets!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bump to the top! US history is full of examples where the government would admit to a minor crime in order to keep the greater crimes hidden. I think the email scandal is one such case. All focus is being put onto the server itself, while left in the dark are the possibilities or US Government gun-running to the very terrorists we are told are our enemies, and the highest level spy ring in US history, run by the Secretary of State herself!

A long read, but I think worth it. Please forward!



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Aug 25 09:41

Sites saving deleted tweets of politicians from 30 countries blocked by Twitter

In a blow to government transparency, Twitter, the social media network, has shut down websites which tracked politicians from 30 countries by preserving their deleted tweets. Government watchdog groups said the move erases the public record.

Aug 25 08:36

The irony: Ashley Madison plotted hacking rivals to stay ahead of the game

Leaked emails in the Avid Life data breach suggest the site's CEO was more than happy for employees to steal emails from rival companies.

Aug 25 08:35

Here's what Clinton's classified emails discussed

For example, Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the "embassy security issues" that were discussed.

The issues had been raised by Eric Boswell, a diplomatic security official who was later forced to resign in the wake of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.

Aug 25 08:23

Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10 17

It is now a known fact that Windows 10 user data is being sent back to Microsoft servers back in Redmond, Washington. Well, now new updates that are being deployed to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines will turn their computers into a big piece of spyware, just like their predecessor, Windows 10.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

Aug 25 08:21

Hillary’s Email Defense Strategy Was Just Hammered To Bits By These Unlikely Critics

While you might think that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would provide a refuge for Hillary Clinton as she comes under increasing attack for her controversial email practices and her reaction to criticism, the panel on the left-leaning cable net show was particularly brutal toward the Democrat front-runner on Monday. TheWashington Free Beacon points out that words such as “condescending” and “dismissive” were used to describe Hillary’s approach to defending herself against those who say she broke government rules and possibly even broke the law.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was stunningly direct in her criticism of Clinton’s strategy for trying to blow past the burgeoning email scandal. “This is a strategy that is basically dependent on people not being smart, which I think is really condescending,” the MSNBC anchor charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks like the system is going to dump Hillary, rather than risk exposure of the real scandals that lie behind the issue of the server.

Will Hillary go quietly?

I hope not! :)

Aug 25 08:20

UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief

The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK's oversight of surveillance "a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense," and said that the situation regarding privacy is "worse" than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Speaking to The Guardian, Cannataci said: "at least Winston [a character in Orwell's 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than George Orwell could ever have imagined. So the situation in some cases is far worse already."

Cannataci is also concerned about the routine surveillance carried out by Internet companies as a key part of their business model. "They just went out and created a model where people’s data has become the new currency," he said.

Aug 25 07:42

President Bill Clinton's top spy blasts alleged Hillary email cover up

Hillary Clinton is facing a serious debacle of her own making claims a man who worked for her husband when he was President of the United States. And unlike most of the Bill and Hillary Clinton's political friends and supporters, that man is well trained and experienced in handling literally tons of classified data. General Michael Hayden, the former director of both the CIA and NSA, told news media outlets on Sunday. that former Secretary Hillary Clinton, despite what Democratic Party talking-points indicate -- is facing a serious situation that exceeds just losing her party's nomination for president.

Aug 25 07:20

Deadly Reliance on Tech: “If Internet Goes Down… Preppers Will Be Last Ones Standing”

The general public has no clue what to do if the Internet stops... and survival kicks in. Are you ready?

“If anything to do with the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill,” Steve told Mirror Online, citing the fact that we work, bank and socialise online in the 21st century. “99% of your life relies on technology.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 24 12:50

Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause

In a recent article for The Daily Beast, "Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too," Sarah Shourd looked at the growing debate on prisoners using social media. Facebook has been accused of being too willing to delete profile pages of prisoners at the request of U.S. authorities.

Aug 24 07:10

Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Best Argument’ in Email Scandal ‘Destroyed’

A Reuters story on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, previously reported on by Breitbart, quoted national security experts who said that information shared on her private server was “born classified” even if it was not marked so.

Business Insider, hardly a right-wing publication, takes the Reuters story a step farther and posts a headline saying that this revelation “destroyed” what would have been her “best argument” against criminal investigators.

Aug 24 07:09

Hillary Clinton campaign scrambling to control damage from ongoing email server investigations

Clinton’s campaign has shifted into high gear on new messaging and outreach efforts following a rocky press conference last week and new accusations from a judge that she did violate government policy by using a private server. Frustrated allies admit that earlier attempts to stonewall what they see as a partisan witch hunt didn’t work.

“The campaign made several really significant mistakes in the way they handled it and the tone they took," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a longtime Clinton ally, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mistake number 1: Choosing Hillary in the first place!

Aug 24 06:55

Obama Should Charge Clinton With Espionage

Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage. Not really. And I don't think she will be. But if the Obama administration is going to be consistent in its treatment of those who leak classified information, Clinton ought to face charges under the Espionage Act.

The Espionage Act was written in 1917 to combat German saboteurs during the First World War. Between 1917 and 2008, it was used three times to charge Americans who had passed classified information to the press. Since Barack Obama became president, however, his Justice Department has charged eight Americans with espionage. I know. I'm one of them. And none of us gave classified information to a foreign government. In fact, most of us were whistleblowers, exposing evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse, or illegality.

The Espionage Act is actually pretty simple. It says that a person is guilty of espionage if he provides "national defense information to any person not entitled to receive it."

Aug 24 06:48

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

Windows 8.1 took the hit: its share went from 14.39 per cent to 13.84 per cent. Windows 7 grew a little, from 52.91 per cent to 53.3 per cent.

Aug 24 06:46

Sm?r? Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

Russian lawyers have filed a complaint calling for an outright ban – or at least tight restrictions – over the sale of Windows 10 in Russia.

The complaint to the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office argues that Windows 10 collects user information in a way that violates Russian laws. Moscow-based Bubnov and Partners contended that the collection of passwords, location data, typed texts and browsing history and the uploading of the information to Microsoft’s cloud violate Russian privacy legislation.

Aug 23 16:35

Libreoffice 5 review

How much should you pay for a full suite of office applications? The nightmare scenario for Microsoft is that the answer to this is “nothing”, and LibreOffice is one of the products making that nightmare more of a reality.

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. It’s derived from the old OpenOffice code base but is much improved over it and its successor products. And, as you’d expect from an open-source product, it’s available on a range of platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X, and (of course) anything you can get the source code to compile on yourself.

Aug 23 10:45

Best Friends Forever? Terrorist Groups Benefiting From Clinton Support

While democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton vows to continue the US' longstanding "war on terrorism," it is Rodham Clinton who has undisputedly worked for the benefit of international terrorism, US analyst Caleb Maupin claims.

Aug 23 08:22

Man Takes Down Drone With T-Shirt, Ends Up in Jail

By Joe Wright

A bizarre story from Encinitas, California spotlights the increasing number of drones in public space ... and what some people are doing when confronted with them...

Aug 22 20:15

Terms And Conditions Are The Biggest Lie Of Our Industry

For instance, keeping things vague lets Google collect basically everything on your hard drive.

“We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches,” Google writes.

While the company gives us examples about how it plans to store data on your computer, it doesn’t say what data it is going to collect.

Aug 22 20:03

Dating gets even more dangerous after PlentyOfFish suffers tainted ads

Miscreants managed to squirt malware at users of dating site PlentyOfFish after planting malicious code in tainted ads.

Users of PlentyOfFish are targeted by an array of fake adverts via the site’s ad network (as.360yield.com). This malvertising serves up content from booby-trapped sites.

The Nuclear Exploit Kit hosted on these sites takes advantage of browser vulnerabilities and unpatched Flash flaws to push malware onto the computers of surfers, net security firm Malwarebytes warns.

Aug 22 09:31

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

David Miliband was dragged into the Hillary Clinton email scandal today, after it emerged that confidential information which he had provided ended up in her unsecured private account.

Mrs Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, has come under fire over revelations she had a secret email account as Secretary of State.

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the office of Secretary of State involves large amounts of classified data, if Hillary insists she did not use her private server to handle that classified data and never used a US Government server ... then what server WAS she using for classified information?!?

That only one of the huge holes in Hillary's lies!

Aug 22 09:09

HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR, CORRUPT TO THE BONE, & A CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL

Aug 22 05:46

Comcast releases username that suggested U.S. politician molested children

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity of a commenter if their comments could be considered defamatory.

Aug 21 19:28

Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

Founder says the whole thing was just a BIIIIIIIIIIG misunderstanding. Right

Aug 21 18:30

Predictive Medicine Apps In Development to Judge Mental Health

By Nicholas West

Updated research into predictive medicine combined with apps to achieve “mental health intervention.”

Predictive technology is exploding. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to micromanage our lives...

Aug 21 16:46

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

However it has emerged that among a host of emails sent and received by Mrs Clinton from her private account include at least 30 relating to 'foreign government information'.

Experts said any information from foreign governments – including the UK – is 'presumed classified' and should never be sent to private email accounts to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic relations.

Aug 21 15:06

Democrats fret over lingering questions about Clinton's use of private email

Lawmakers say turning over server hasn't kept the issue from being a distraction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You WISH it was just a distraction!

Aug 21 14:54

North Korean Internet Goes Down

North Korea’s Internet went down twice in the past 12 hours as Pyongyang talks about going to war with South Korea. Dyn Research reported the Internet outages, but it is not clear whether they were intentional or not.

Aug 21 14:53

Microsoft has no plans to tell us what’s in Windows patches

Each update is a black box, and they're going to stay that way.

Aug 21 14:52

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories

Google faces fines from the UK's ICO if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.

Aug 21 14:05

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Microsoft says is reading and accessing all the content in your computer, mail, movies, data, audio,excel files,pictures,porn,pirated items,torrents,illegal speech, etc. and if they find something illegal,you will be accused as a criminal to FBI and local Police

Here is the statement:

"We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to."

Aug 21 14:03

Here We Go: Information in Hillary Clinton’s Emails ‘Born Classified’

Dozens of emails that passed through Hillary Clinton’s server during her time as secretary of state reportedly contained information automatically considered classified by the U.S. government and State Department’s own regulations.

According to Reuters, at least 30 e-mail threads dating from as far back as 2009 contained what the State Department describes as “foreign government information.” That number represents scores of individual emails that have already been made public, including 17 sent by Clinton herself. At least one of those emails was sent to longtime supporter Sidney Blumenthal, who did not hold a government position at the time.

Aug 21 13:19

The Puritanical Glee Over the Ashley Madison Hack

High school students have long read The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne set in a Puritanical Massachusetts town in the mid-17th Century. It chronicles the life of a woman who is found to have committed adultery (on her long-presumed-lost-at-sea husband); as punishment, she is forced to stand before her village with the letter “A” attached to her dress. The intent is to forever publicly shame her for her moral transgression. As The Atlantic noted in 1886, “the punishment of the scarlet letter is a historical fact.”

Aug 21 11:20

What Can Be Hacked That You Don’t Know About But Should

In this video Luke Rudkowski and Journalist Tim Pool discuss all the insane world of revelations at Defcon and Blackhat in Las Vegas Nevada this year.

Aug 21 11:06

FLASHBACK - Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers'

The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.

Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.

It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of being someone's espionage operation, and the fact that Hillary went all the way to Colorado to hire this company, which was not vetted by the DSS per her own husband's executive order, strongly suggests Hillary was engaged in selling secrets for "donations" to the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 21 10:49

Now Hillary Is Blaming The Government’s ‘Ridiculous Classification Rules’

Last week Hillary Clinton was blaming Republicans for her email scandal woes; this week she’s blaming the federal government and its “ridiculous classification rules.”

The Democratic presidential candidate sent a tweet early Friday morning which linked to a Politico article and called the government’s classification protocols “the real problem.”

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Aug 21 09:16

Ex-Prez Bush, Cheney sued for email, phone spying during Olympics

Ex-US president George W Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and senior law enforcement officials have been named in a class-action lawsuit for authorizing blanket phone, email, and text message surveillance of Utah citizens during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In 2013 the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI and NSA had done a deal with telco Qwest Communications for blanket surveillance coverage for Salt Lake City during the Winter Olympics. Then-mayor Ross "Rocky" Anderson has now taken up the case and has filed the class action suit.

"This is the first time anyone knows of that a surveillance cone has been placed over a specific geographical area in the United States," he told The Register on Thursday.

"What was so alarming was that they were reading the contents of the text messages and emails."

Aug 21 08:57

UK wants to create world’s largest honeypot of centralised personal financial data

Addresses, tax details, mortgages, pensions, bank accounts: what could go wrong?

Aug 21 08:54

Amazon joins in on killing Flash, stops accepting Flash ads

Webmaster addition: FINALLY! :)

Aug 21 08:53

Pentagon wants to ramp up drone flights by 2019

Ever since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started to wind down, the American public has gained a revulsion towards sending troops to combat zones overseas. Granted, public support for a ground invasion against Isis or Syria has teetered back and forth in recent years, but gone are the days when a US president could easily drum up support for a “Gulf War” style invasion. This means that when the Pentagon wants to go to war, all they can do is throw more drones at the problem.

Aug 21 08:38

Spotify Is Now Tracking Your ‘Online Activity’ Even When You’re Not Using Spotify

I. You’re now being tracked even when you’re not on Spotify, often through Spotify ‘business partners’.

II. In addition, Spotify is now even tracking your friends’ profiles.

Aug 21 08:19

Federal Judge: Clinton ‘Violated Government Policy’

A federal judge declared today that Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server and e-mail account for government work “violated government policy,” contrary to the Democratic frontrunner’s claims.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan presided over a hearing Thursday afternoon meant to determine whether the State Department was sufficiently forthcoming about Clinton’s e-mails and e-mail policies. “We wouldn’t be here today if this employee had followed government policy,” Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, said at the hearing. “There was a violation of government policy.”

Aug 21 08:02

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today. Upon opening the Spotify app up this morning, your reporter was greeted with a request to agree to the new conditions. A quick comparison with the previous privacy policy using the Wayback Machine showed some major changes had been made. I’m now considering whether the £10 I pay for a premium membership is worth it, given the amount of privacy I’d be giving away by consenting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never signed up!

Aug 21 07:57

FBI: Yep, We Can Recover Data on Clinton's Server "Someone" Tried to Delete

But it turns out whoever tried to scrub Clinton's server didn't do a very good job. The FBI is confident agents will be able to recover at least some of the data that was "erased." When Clinton was forced to turn over her server last week, which she said in March would never happen, it was blank.

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Aug 21 07:46

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED – SPOTIFY WANTS TO SPY ON YOU IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE

I clearly remember the moment several years ago when my closest friend from NYC was at my place pleading with me to download and use Spotify.

The pitch was compelling and I was open minded about the concept, until I learned that you had to login through Facebook to use it (no longer the case I believe). I immediately found this creepy and refused to use it.

Fast forward to 2015, and Forbes has come out with a very important article highlighting the incredible creepiness factor in Spotify’s new “privacy policy.” Here’s some of what it found:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever service of this kind you are using, please read the User's Agreement very, very carefully.

Aug 21 07:38

Social engineering 2.0 Google algorithm poses “serious threat to democratic system”

Did democracy just get downgraded (yet again)?

Social engineering is now a dated practice, that has undoubtedly influenced nearly all our lives for the past century in ways that many of us perhaps don’t notice.

Aug 21 07:32

Social Engineering 2.0 – Google Algorithm Poses “Serious Threat to Democratic System”

Things are now so advanced, that Politico is blowing the whistle on how much influence technology has gained in its ability to steer a “democratic” society that believes in the illusion of choice, elections and voting.

A simple algorithm could allow Google to swing popular opinion on election candidates or issues by as much as 20%, and beyond according to this report. That’s more than enough to alter the outcome of democracy… and make our voices something of a moot point.

Aug 21 07:28

Ashley Madison leak 2.0: new dump is twice as large, and includes CEO's emails

Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website's CEO.

Just two days ago, the Impact Team posted a 10-gigabyte file said to be from ashleymadison.com.

The second release, accessible initially only for Tor users, includes more personal information about the dating website's users--but notably, this one also includes what look like email folders for several of the company's top executives.

Aug 20 18:58

Website to search for people with Ashley Madison accounts

If your information is on the internet, assume it is not safe or discrete.

Aug 20 15:23

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today.

Aug 20 15:21

Software update borked radar, delayed hundreds of flights, says US FAA

The problem occurred in the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system that the FAA is installing across its US radar network. The ERAM system coordinates high-altitude radar readings and allows controllers to track 1,900 aircraft at a time, compared to 1,100 with the older Host radar system.

A new software update, installed on Saturday, allowed air traffic controllers to set up windows of frequently accessed information when needed, but the new code wasn't deleting this data when the operator changed the data, and instead stored it in memory. As a result the entire system overloaded and caused massive delays.

Between 11am and 4pm, flights over the nation's capital were either delayed or cancelled. In all, there were 476 cancellations and 492 delays at Washington's three airports before the fault was identified and fixed.

Aug 20 15:16

The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

Analyzing the email addresses is fraught with dangers. Many are obviously spoofed – foxmulder@fbi.gov and i-trust-you-not@nsa.gov are clearly fakes, and it's unlikely that Tony Blair really is signed up using his official email address.

But we've done some checking up, and it's likely that some of these work emails are legitimate. Five British police officers using their .police.uk email accounts have details that check out, as does one address for a senior member of the British civil service in a position that would make him a ripe target for blackmail. In all we've found nearly 100 .gov.uk email addresses, many of whom do seem to be the real deal.

It seems astonishing that IT departments are letting sites like Ashley Madison through web filters. Having a relatively open access policy to internet use at work is all well and good – and studies suggest is helpful to productivity – but dating sites? It seems a lot of filters need to be checked again.

Aug 20 15:14

Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

Yet another potentially serious security flaw has been revealed in Android.

This time the problem involves the mobile operating system's ability to run more than one app at once – as opposed to its handling of multimedia messages, which was the crux of a cyber* of vulnerabilities last month.

The latest security blunder opens the door to criminals who want to spy on device owners, steal login details, install ransomware, and so on, it is claimed.

We're told the vulnerability can be exploited to show a spoofed user interface, controlled by an attacker, when someone starts an app: the owner will not be aware that they are typing into another program masquerading as a legit application.

Aug 20 14:31

They are trying to rescue Hillary and I bet she WILL be "President"

Just watch the trends on Drudgereport. As the articles progress, what she did becomes less and less . . . . . yet the 17,800 classified mails plus other odds and ends is actually the same. Someone stepped in and started messing with the team that is doing the analysis of her hard drive, the entire investigation has been usurped and those who were initially on the project called the Michael Savage radio program to say what is going on. They are calling Hillary's actions the same as I have called them - the worst case of espionage in America's history BY FAR, nothing else even comes close.

Aug 20 14:15

Nature Takes on Tech As Lightning Strikes Google FOUR TIMES Erasing Cloud Data

In an iconic moment of the data-driven society, a Google data-center in Belgium was struck not once, but four times by lightning during a storm.

The old adages apparently don't apply in this modern age, as a power outage temporarily took down the computing facility after the repeated strikes of lightning hit its power grid.

The string of incidents resulted in a loss of a relatively small amount of cloud computing information, that nonetheless underscore the vulnerability of customer data. The London Telegraph reports:

Repeated lightning strikes have caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose a small amount of data after the company was unable to restore some information.

Four successive strikes on the electricity grid that powers facilities in Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, affected 5 per cent of persistent, or non-virtual disks in the zone that powers Google Compute Engine, its cloud computing platform.

Aug 20 13:11

VIDEO: Hillary spox stumbles and mumbles over deleted emails

The Clinton campaign is still groping for two sentences to put together to explain why Hillary’s email server was wiped clean. Campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri appeared on CNN moments ago to try again to come up with an answer. Instead, it was largely rambling and incoherent.

Aug 20 13:03

The Deceptions of Hillary Clinton

selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.

Aug 20 12:58

Jeb Bush calls for full-scale NSA surveillance dictatorship in America

2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush has gone on the record with his belief that the massive and overpowering National Security Agency actually needs more power.

Aug 20 12:40

Why Obama is torpedoing Hillary Clinton

The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Hillary sent weapons to the US' declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!

Aug 20 12:10

Court says Clinton emails broke ‘government policy’

A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Aug 20 10:39

Ashley Madison: The Internet’s Greatest COINTELPRO Honey Pot?

Anyone employed by the state who was stupid enough to join this site should by now realize that this whole hacking affair was a staged exercise in mass entrapment, and blackmail. The media are making a big deal about how this hack is somehow a “goldmine” for cyber criminals, but do not dare mention what this kind of information could do in the hands of the deep state via covert agencies like the NSA, the FBI or the CIA, Canada’s CSIS, or overseas spook houses like Britain’s MI5, or Israel’s Mossad.

Aug 20 10:15

Hillary Clinton Campaign Says Classified Emails Were on Server

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Wednesday that emails on the private server she used when she was secretary of state contained material that is now classified, the clearest explanation thus far of an issue that has roiled her bid for the presidency.

At the same time, the campaign sought to play down the disclosure by saying the material had been retroactively classified out of an abundance of caution by U.S. intelligence agencies.

“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now here is a real problem for Hillary. When information becomes classified, those people known to be officially in possession of that information are notified of the change in status. So either Hillary ignored the change of status, or had copies of the information outside normal channels.

Another point; much if not most of the information the Secretary of State deals with is classified. When Hillary set up her own server, there is no way she could assume no classified information would not land on it. So, weak security, NO encryption, set up by as company not cleared by DSS, both management and the company itself in serious legal trouble.

And, while Hillary may try to deflect the scandal by saying the information was not classified when she received it (unlikely) it certainly was classified when it was deleted, by Hillary personnel without the necessary security clearances to destroy classified information.

One more point. Nobody is going to believe that the United States Secretary of State isn't handling classified material. That is why Hillary has the security clearance, after all. So, if Hillary did not use her private email server to handle classified information ... what server DID she use for classified material? Certainly none provided for her use by the US Government!



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Aug 20 09:22

FLASHBACK - Clinton Approves Technology Transfer to China

President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China's military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.

The certification was the first such notice to Congress under the law, which was passed in the aftermath of a Congressional uproar last year over the transfer of sensitive missile technology to China.

Mr. Clinton's notification also follows by less than a week the release of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which concluded that lax monitoring of the launching of American-made satellites aboard Chinese rockets had enhanced the accuracy of China's ballistic missile arsenal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As Judicial Watch later uncovered, the Clintons were well rewarded for allowing China access to this technology, repaid with campaign donations funneled in through people like John Huang, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.

So ...

What if Hillary's weak server was their delivery system for more sold secrets, a far better solution than having to tape packages of documents underneath a bridge (Robert Hanssen's preferred method).

Aug 20 08:23

Drawing a blank: Devices from Clinton, aides wiped clean

The web of investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that held classified information and her inner circle's dealings is being hampered by revelations that their computer devices have been wiped clean or destroyed -- despite the Democratic presidential candidate claiming earlier this week she doesn't know "how it works digitally at all."

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Aug 20 07:41

Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data

Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so funny! I would love to see a statistical breakdown of the data; how many are Republican or Christian, for example. :)

Aug 20 07:32

Do YOU trust your partner? Millions of suspicious spouses crash websites set up to find names of Ashley Madison 'cheaters' as map reveals locations of men and women registered with the adultery website

Millions of panicked Ashley Madison members and their suspicious spouses have crashed websites hosting the 'cheat sheet' of 37million users worldwide including more than a million Britons.

Several searchable databases of names and sexual fantasies linked the data hack had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand, MailOnline can reveal.

A series of world maps plotting where the Ashley Madison members live have also been plotted and posted online.

Aug 19 15:15

THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING! YELP adds TSA reviews… (Go give YOUR review!)

Yelp announced in a blog post that they had reached an agreement with the federal government that allows federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, and even respond to reviews with the possibility of incorporating that feedback.

Aug 19 13:43

Ashley Madison hack could mean trouble for some feds, troops

The release of personal information reportedly belonging to more than 36 million members of adultery-focused dating site AshleyMadison.com contains 15,000 email addresses with military or federal government domains, according to a separate online data dump.

Aug 19 10:27

State Department destroyed Clinton aides’ BlackBerrys

The State Department destroyed the BlackBerry devices issued to two top aides of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and never issued Mrs. Clinton a device at all, officials told a federal court Wednesday.

The filing came a day before officials will have to appear in court to detail the steps they took to try to track down Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and whatever computers or other devices she may have used to send them.

Aug 19 10:21

Clinton pulls plug on testy presser over server questions

Asked if the server, which has been turned over to the Department of Justice, had been wiped clean, Clinton initially shrugged and later joked, "Like with a cloth or something?

"I don't know how it works digitally at all," she added.

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Aug 19 10:19

David Petraeus Prosecutor on Hillary’s Tail

One of the federal prosecutors who helped bring down former general David Petraeus is now leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email use.

Of the two prosecutors in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division tasked with investigating Clinton’s emails, one of them worked on the Petraeus case, according to the Washington Post. Petraeus, pled guilty to giving his biographer and mistress classified information.

Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, has turned over thumb drives containing Clinton’s emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. The thumb drives are now in the possession of the Department of Justice, which is just one part of an inter-agency government task force, including the FBI, that is investigating Clinton’s emails.

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