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Russian’s RT paid $45,000 for Flynn’s 2015 talk

RT, the Russian state-owned television network described by U.S. intelligence officials as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet,” paid $45,386 for former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn to fly to Moscow to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration in December 2015, according to documents newly obtained by a congressional committee and provided to Yahoo News.  Via: yahoo.com At the Russian ...

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Behind the hack on Yahoo, Russian agents who had been courted by FBI

Just two years ago, the Obama White House welcomed Russia’s top internal security official, Alexander Bortnikov, to Washington, as the head of a Kremlin delegation attending a highly publicized U.S. government summit on countering violent extremism. Via: yahoo.com What U.S. officials did not then know is that officers of the agency that Bortnikov heads, the FSB or Federal Security Service, ...

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CIA Hacking Tools

Contents • Press Release • Analysis • Examples • Frequently Asked Questions Press Release Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 ...

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Wikileaks reveals CIA hacking tools

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers. Via: bbc.co.uk  Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK’s MI5 agency is said to have helped ...

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Trump : Obama Tapped My Phones

President Trump on Saturday accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of having tapped his phones at Trump Tower the month before the election, calling Mr. Obama on Twitter a “bad (or sick) guy.” Via: nytimes.com Without offering any evidence or providing the source of his information, Mr. Trump fired off a series of Twitter messages alleging that Mr. Obama “had my ‘wires ...

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The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia

In the most abstract sense, there is nothing noteworthy about a government official meeting with an ambassador from a foreign country. When such an interaction becomes important is when that official is an ally of a presidential campaign that’s got a complex set of possibly inappropriate relationships with other representatives of that ambassador’s country — and when that official while under ...

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German secret service spied on the BBC, The New York Times and Reuters

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) listed at least 50 phone and fax numbers and emails for journalists and newsrooms ‘selector’ keywords for surveillance since 1999. These included several dozen numbers of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Via: dailymail.co.uk  Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Media rights ...

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Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped NSA Spy On The Whole World

DONALD TRUMP HAS inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse, is disturbing enough on its own. Via: theintercept.com  But the outlook is even worse considering Trump’s vast preference for private sector expertise and new strategic friendship with Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter ...

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Here’s The Public Evidence Russia Hacked The DNC– It’s Not Enough

THERE ARE SOME good reasons to believe Russians had something to do with the breaches into email accounts belonging to members of the Democratic party, which proved varyingly embarrassing or disruptive for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But “good” doesn’t necessarily mean good enough to indict Russia’s head of state for sabotaging our democracy. There’s a lot of evidence from the attack on the table, ...

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L00k Inside The Windowless New York SkyScraper Linked T0 NSA’s Spy Hub

SINCE PUBLISHING A STORY about an apparent National Security Agency surveillance site in New York, The Intercept has obtained several previously unseen photographs from within the building, offering a rare glimpse behind its thick concrete and granite walls. On Wednesday, we reported that top-secret documents indicate there is an NSA spy hub inside the massive, windowless skyscraper at 33 Thomas Street, used by AT&T to route ...

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