Assange: The CIA is “waging war on truth-tellers” [Video] — April 30, 2017

When contemplating the First Amendment; the freedom to report on the government and its organizations springs to mind. Any restrictions of the press, suppression of the press and suppression of the right to speak and express an idea before it is published are reminiscent of the more clandestine nations belonging to the Middle East, Russia…

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The U.S. Government Declares War on WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange – April 22, 2017

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(ANTIMEDIA) The U.S. government is dramatically ratcheting up its rhetoric against whistleblowing news collective Wikileaks, announcing on Thursday that authorities are preparing new charges on which to arrest the group’s founder, Julian Assange. Assange has lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last four years in order to avoid extradition and arrest. Now, in…

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WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Grasshopper” – Malware Tools Used to Attack Windows Devices – April 9, 2017

WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Grasshopper” – Malware Tools Used to Attack Windows Devices

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Grasshopper

7 April, 2017

Today, April 7th 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Grasshopper” — 27 documents from the CIA’s Grasshopper framework, a platform used to build customized malware payloads for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Grasshopper is provided with a variety of modules that can be used by a CIA operator as blocks to construct a customized implant that will behave differently, for example maintaining persistence on the computer differently, depending on what particular features or capabilities are selected in the process of building the bundle. Additionally, Grasshopper provides a very flexible language to define rules that are used to “perform a pre-installation survey of the target device, assuring that the payload will only [be] installed if the target has the right configuration”. Through this grammar CIA operators are able to build from very simple to very complex logic used to determine, for example, if the target device is running a specific version of Microsoft Windows, or if a particular Antivirus product is running or not…

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Wikileaks Releases Part 3 of CIA Vault7 – Project “Marble” – April 5, 2017

By: Tyler Durden via ZHE WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release contains a batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, which detail CIA hacking tactics and how they can misdirect forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to their agency by inserted code fragments in foreign languages. The tool was in use as recently as 2016. …

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The Billion Dollar Spy Agency You’ve Never Heard Of [Videos] – April 5, 2017

By: The Voice of Reason | You’ve heard of the NSA and the CIA, but you’ve probably never heard of the NGA. The NGA stands for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and it’s basically in charge of all the ultra-high definition imagery that our satellites and drones take. How big is it? Latest estimates are 15,400…

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The 265 members of USCongress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them – March 30, 2017

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

 

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Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.

So here is a list of the lawmakers who voted to betray you, and how much money they received from the telecom industry in their most recent election cycle.

Note on the data below: donations include contributions from corporations in the telecom industry and employees of those corporations (individual and non-individual contributions). The largest donors tend to be corporations which contributed funds to the candidate and / or the candidate’s leadership organization (PAC). All figures only reflect donations tallied for the candidate’s most recent election — many have received total sums much larger than the figure reflected over the course of their career in Congress. Figures are from federal election data compiled by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (www.followthemoney.org).

Additionally, it’s important to note that the communications industry is one of the largest lobbying groups in US history; internet providers and the telephone companies before them are notorious for spreading wealth across the aisle. Regardless, one party seems more responsive to the industry’s demands…………

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Windows 10 Keeps Spying Even When All Privacy Options are Turned Off – March 24, 2017

In addition to the vulnerability of Apple’s expensive gadgetry, iPhones and iMac, to CIA hacking, Bill Gates’ Windows 10 is surveilling its users by default, i.e. no need for the CIA to hack it anymore. What this means is: your PC’s camera, microphone, and keystrokes are being recorded and stored in their cloud-based databases, for […]

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