Information Crisis - Special Reports

Depois do maior vexame dos últimos tempos, mídia dos EUA reluta em ser transparente

Grandes redes americanas divulgaram notícia falsa envolvendo Trump e WikiLeaks. E não se pronunciam sobre o que pode ter causado o erro. The post Depois do maior vexame dos últimos tempos, mídia dos EUA reluta em ser transparente appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-12-12 20:12 | Glenn Greenwald | TheIntercept

Racist wing in Israel has Trump on its back: Israeli Arab leader

Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s rise to power, discrimination towards Arabs in Israel has risen as racist groups feel emboldened by the belief Trump supports them, according to Ayman Odeh, the head of Joint List, a political alliance of four Arab-dominated parties in Israel.
2017-12-12 00:12 | World | Hurriyet

The House Intelligence Committee’s Section 702 Markup Was a Politicized Debacle

On Dec. 1, 2017, the House Intelligence Committee took the unusual step of holding an open markup of its bill to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for four years, known as the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 .…   continue »
2017-12-11 18:12 | Civil Liberties, Congress, Guest Post | JustSecurity

The Enemy Within

It was the Holy Grail of #TheResistance, the smoking gun they had been desperately searching for, solid evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from its rightful owner: an email written and sent before WikiLeaks published the DNC material directing Trump’s attention to the data dump and even offering an … Continue reading "The Enemy Within" The post The Enemy Within appeared first on Antiwar.com Original .
2017-12-11 05:12 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Former Prosecutor Renato Mariotti’s Tweet Threads on National Security (Dec. 1-8)

Here is an exposition and analysis of some of this week’s national security-related threads authored by Just Security Editorial Board member and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. CNN Report that Trump, Trump Jr., Trump Org. Received WikiLeaks Docs Mariotti comments on the CNN report that Trump, Trump Jr., and others within the Trump Organization received an email in Sept.…   continue »
2017-12-08 16:12 | Congress, Courts, Cybersecurity | JustSecurity

WikiLeaks faces US probes into its 2016 election role: sources

WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by US authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.
2017-12-07 18:12 | News | TheAge

The Gun Lap: FISA Renewal In The Homestretch – OpEd

By George W. Croner* (FPRI) — As the calendar has turned to December, a fifth bill addressing the reauthorization of
2017-12-07 05:12 | 1, Opinion | EurasiaReview

The sudden, surprising rise of Arabic on Israeli street signs

Some don’t want to see any Arabic TWO years ago Ayman Odeh, the pragmatic new leader of Israel’s Arab parliamentary bloc, said that within a decade Arabic would be “on Tel Aviv street signs as part and parcel of the urban environment”. It is happening faster than he predicted. Across Jewish as well as Arab towns, Arabic signage is sprouting on highways, bus routes and, most recently, railway stations. Some 40% of the digital panels on public
2017-12-06 14:12 | Middle East and Africa, Approved, Middle East and Africa | Economist

Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

Could tension between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un bring us to the brink of nuclear war? As tensions ramp up, we discuss what nuclear war would look like with a former nuclear war planner and one of the world's most famous whistleblowers—Daniel Ellsberg. In 1971, Ellsberg was a high-level defense analyst when he leaked a top-secret report on U.S. involvement in Vietnam to The New York Times and other publications, which came to be known as the
2017-12-06 13:12 | News | DemocracyNow

Responding to the Myths About Reforming FISA’s Section 702

Ron Wyden National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Md. As the New Year’s deadline for reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) approaches, current and former government officials are waging a public relations campaign against bipartisan reform efforts needed to protect the rights of innocent Americans. Unfortunately, these attacks are rife with misleading statements and omissions that require correction. Here are a few of those false assertions, along with the
2017-12-04 13:12 | Civil Liberties, Congress, Executive & Military | JustSecurity

Recap of Recent Pieces on Just Security (Nov. 25-Dec. 2)

Just Security Russia Investigation, Flynn Plea Agreement, Erik Prince Kate Brannen, What Questions Does Flynn’s Plea Agreement Raise? John Reed, Special Edition Just Security Podcast: Mike Flynn’s Plea Deal Artin Afkhami, Unsealed Documents in Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation [Updated] Kate Brannen, Asha Rangappa and Alex Whiting, What Does Flynn Plea Deal Mean? Ryan Goodman, When Erik Prince Called US Intelligence Assessment of Russian Election Hack “too cute and very, very
2017-12-02 13:12 | Other | JustSecurity

Pentagon spokesperson: Egypt attack demonstrates need for US involvement in Middle East

According to the spokesperson of the Pentagon, Col. Rob Manning, Friday’s al-Rawda mosque attack in North Sinai is an example of why the United States must remain involved in the Middle East. Manning said in a Pentagon statement that “the United States must help partner nations build their own defense and police capacity to ensure [the Islamic … Continued The post Pentagon spokesperson: Egypt attack demonstrates need for US involvement in Middle East appeared first on
2017-11-29 13:11 | Egypt, al-Rawda Mosque attack, IS - Islamic State | EgyptIndependent

How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks

The New York Observer, owned by Trump’s son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.
2017-11-17 17:11 | Report, Russia, Trump | ForeignPolicy

Senators: Kushner Didn't Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, 'Russian Overture'

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking President Trump's son-in-law and adviser to turn over communications with WikiLeaks and emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture."
2017-11-17 07:11 | News | NPR

We Knew Julian Assange Hated Clinton. We Didn’t Know He Was Secretly Advising Trump.

Julian Assange’s supporters argue his collaboration with the Trumps was consistent with his vision of WikiLeaks as a sort of opposition research group. The post We Knew Julian Assange Hated Clinton. We Didn’t Know He Was Secretly Advising Trump. appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-11-15 19:11 | Donald Trump, Robert Mackey, WikiLeaks | TheIntercept

UK panel to rule on FOIA requests in Assange case

Stefania Maurizi tells a UK tribunal why the public needs to see the deleted emails, and the redactions
2017-11-14 21:11 | News | CourageFound

Trump Jr.'s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

President Donald Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.
2017-11-14 18:11 | News | NewsDay

Trump Jr. faces calls to publicly explain WikiLeaks contacts

The documents released by Trump Jr. show him responding three times, at one point agreeing to "ask around" about a political action committee WikiLeaks had mentioned.
2017-11-14 14:11 | News | NewsDay

Top Stories: Latest On Mideast Quake; Trump Jr. Had Contact With WikiLeaks

Also: Iran stops the official search for earthquake survivors; Native American women seek justice in sexual assault cases; and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) returns to work after being badly beaten.
2017-11-14 13:11 | News | NPR

SitRep: Trump Contacts With “Hostile Intelligence Service.”

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The Trumps and Wikileaks. Between September 2016 to July 2017, Wikileaks and Donald Trump, Jr. exchanged a series of private. direct messages on Twitter, The Atlantic reports, in which the site suggested that Trump push Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to Washington, and sent links to Wikileaks releases, ...
2017-11-14 12:11 | The Cable, China, North Korea | ForeignPolicy

Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With WikiLeaks During Campaign

President Trump's eldest son acknowledges that he exchanged direct messages via Twitter with WikiLeaks before and after the release of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
2017-11-14 09:11 | News | NPR

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

President Donald Trump’s oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks. Donald Trump Jr.’s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The Atlantic first reported them. In the exchanges — some … Continued The post Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-11-14 08:11 | World, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr | EgyptIndependent

WikiLeaks sought for Assange to be named Australia's ambassador to US: report

WikiLeaks sent a series of detailed requests - some acted upon - to Donald Trump Jnr in the run-up the 2016 US election, according to a report in The Atlantic.
2017-11-14 01:11 | News | TheAge

No Platform Immune from Ransomware: SophosLabs

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast, a report that recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were not immune. “Ransomware has become platform-agnostic. Ransomware mostly targets Windows computers, but this year, SophosLabs saw an increased amount of crypto-attacks on different devices and operating systems
2017-11-13 07:11 | News, Security, 2018 | ReviewCentralMe

WikiLeaks: CIA Wrote Code To Impersonate Kaspersky Lab

WikiLeaks says it has published the source code for the CIA hacking tool ‘Hive,’ which indicates that the agency-operated malware
2017-11-10 23:11 | 1, Technology | EurasiaReview

WikiLeaks: CIA Wrote Code to 'Impersonate' Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab IT company has come under increased pressure in the US amid accusations concerning its alleged work for Russian intelligence, a claim denied as false.
2017-11-09 16:11 | Tech | SputnikNews

Why WikiLeaks Was Right: Rigging The Democratic Way – OpEd

It took some time of muzzling and concealment before the horror, but various Democrats have finally come clean about the
2017-11-07 05:11 | 1, Opinion | EurasiaReview

Why WikiLeaks Was Right: Rigging the Democratic Way

It took some time of muzzling and concealment before the horror, but various Democrats have finally come clean about the Hillary Clinton machine: things were, it seems, rigged, stacked, and doctored.  This was the language of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump from opposite sides of the political spectrum, the code of anti-establishment anger, the message […]
2017-11-06 22:11 | Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections | DissidentVoice

Why WikiLeaks Was Right: Rigging the Democratic Way

It took some time of muzzling and concealment before the horror, but various Democrats have finally come clean about the Hillary Clinton machine: things were, it seems, rigged, stacked, and doctored.  This was the language of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump from opposite sides of the political spectrum, the code of anti-establishment anger, the message More
2017-11-06 08:11 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Congress Skirmishes Over FISA Section 702: Will It Preserve Intelligence Community’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Or Neuter It? – Analysis

By George W. Croner* (FPRI) — Since first passed by Congress in 2008, the intelligence collection program conducted under Section
2017-11-06 02:11 | 1, Analysis | EurasiaReview

Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That Are False

Factually false assertions about Donna Brazile, the DNC, and WikiLeaks documents were widely spread this week by U.S. journalists. The post Four Viral Claims Spread by Journalists on Twitter in the Last Week Alone That Are False appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-11-05 14:11 | Democrats, Glenn Greenwald, Hillary Clinton | TheIntercept

You Against the Government’s Tools

Our father’s generation fought the Cold War with spies, our grandfather’s generation fought the Vietnam War with soldiers, but the internet war must be won by well-trained hackers. Julian Assange calls the events in Catalonia an “internet war.” The Spanish government has raided Catalonian government offices, arrested government officials, frozen telecommunications links, and censored hundreds More
2017-11-02 08:11 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

ESET Middle East Offers Six Months Free Protection for Consumers

In line with its year-long campaign celebrating ‘30 years of Continuous IT Security Innovation’, ESET is offering six extra months of protection to all users activating their home license by the end of this year. The special offer was unveiled at the recently concluded GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. The offer is valid on ESET Retail Packs purchased via retail stores and e-tailers. The promotion includes ESET Multi-Device Antivirus and Security – which can protect up to two devices
2017-10-30 06:10 | News, Newsletter13, Security | ReviewCentralMe

Britain Says North Korea Was Likely Behind WannaCry Attack That Hit Hospitals

The British government is "as sure as possible" that Kim Jong Un's pariah state launched the attack, U.K. Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace told the BBC.
2017-10-27 14:10 | News | NPR

Headlines for October 26, 2017

GEO Group Held Annual Conference at Trump's Private Golf Resort, Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency, WaPo: Republican Establishment Declares "Open Warfare" on Bannon, Senate Chaplain: "Give Us More Legislators Who are Not Afraid to Call Sin by Its Right Name", Report: Firm Linked to Trump Campaign Reached Out to Assange During Election for Help, Kenya Voters Head to Polls in Presidential Election Rerun, Tanzania: Journalists Demand Overturn on Ban of Popular Daily Newspaper, Brazil: President Temer
2017-10-26 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

WikiLeaks, Bitcoin, and the Revolutionary Movement of Peacemakers

As Trump’s dangerous move on Iran’s nuclear deal and his provocative reaction to North Korea undercut diplomacy, tension is rising for World War III. Discord in the international community has been amplified in conflicts of identity politics across America. Greed and power-seeking leaders’ ambition for profits never end. With ever-increased military budgets, the legacy of imperialism … Continue reading "WikiLeaks, Bitcoin, and the Revolutionary Movement of Peacemakers" The post WikiLeaks, Bitcoin, and the Revolutionary Movement
2017-10-26 04:10 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Russian Central Bank Registered Attack By BadRabbit Malware

The Bank of Russia has experienced hacking attacks using BadRabbit ransomware. The organization warns that cyberattacks spreading malware might continue.
2017-10-25 12:10 | Tech | SputnikNews

Bad Rabbit Malware Spreads Across Europe Through Social Engineering

Organizations in Russia and Ukraine were under siege on Tuesday 24 October 2017 from Bad Rabbit, a strain of ransomware with similarities to NotPetya. By evening, the outbreak was reportedly spreading into Europe, including Turkey and Germany. Victims reported so far include airports, train stations and news agencies. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Twitter that the outbreak had felled some of its servers, forcing Interfax to rely on its Facebook account to deliver news. It All Starts with Social Engineering The Bad Rabbit outbreak appears to
2017-10-25 09:10 | Expert Speak, Security, Bad Rabbit | ReviewCentralMe

European Companies, Including Russian, Hit by Cyberattacks - Kaspersky, Group-IB

Two Russian cybersecurity companies have reported about a new cyberattack, which is the third major ransomware attack this year, following WannaCry and Petya viruses.
2017-10-24 18:10 | Tech | SputnikNews

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan’s top military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan’s security forces. The bombing was also the second major attack in the capital Kabul in 24 hours after a suicide attack at a Shi‘ite mosque killed more than 50 worshippers
2017-10-23 09:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Czech Parliamentary Election Websites Hit by Cyberattacks

The Czech statistical office has reported DDoS (Distrubuted Denial of Service) attacks on websites related to the recent parliamentary elections during the vote count.
2017-10-23 03:10 | Europe | SputnikNews

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

On 16 October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.  Wading through the Clinton book, What Happened, is an unpleasant experience, like a stomach upset. Smears and tears. Threats and enemies. “They” (voters) were brainwashed and herded against her by the odious Donald Trump in cahoots with sinister Slavs sent from the great darkness known as Russia, assisted by an Australian
2017-10-20 09:10 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base-officials

  Taliban militants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the southern province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after Taliban militants stormed the base in the middle of the night, the ministry said in a statement. At least nine Taliban were also reported killed.
2017-10-19 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks

The Hillary Clinton mope tour, which should have reached a high water mark, has gone global. It entails drumming up her credentials (immaculate, we are told, but unnoticed), and pouring upon the man who beat her to the White house (a danger to the world).  The latter is the fundamental point: Donald Trump would not […]
2017-10-17 02:10 | Disinformation, Donald Trump, Elections | DissidentVoice

Julian Assange hits back at Hillary Clinton's claim he is a Russian 'tool' on Four Corners

The former Presidential nominee has hit out against a couple of high-profile Australians in an interview on Four Corners.
2017-10-16 11:10 | News | TheAge

Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran

Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind their backs” at a supposed nuclear research facility which was actually producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. His punishment […]
2017-10-15 23:10 | Crimes against Humanity, Culture, Disinformation | DissidentVoice

Judge Denies Bail to Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner, Citing Her Admiration for Snowden & Assange

Last Thursday, a federal judge denied a second request for bail from Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor who is accused of violating the Espionage Act. Winner allegedly passed a top-secret document to The Intercept that claimed Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before the 2016 election. Federal Judge Brian Epps of Augusta, Georgia, said his decision to deny bail was based in part on social media comments
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Julian Assange on Roger Stone & Accusations About WikiLeaks and Trump Campaign Ties to Russia

Microsoft has joined Facebook in saying it is investigating whether Russian operatives paid for "inappropriate" pro-Trump ads on its Bing search engine and other platforms. Social media giant Facebook has said a Russian company placed thousands of ads on their network at a cost of more than $100,000, including some that targeted states crucial to Trump's victory. Last week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said it reached the conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, CIA
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Julian Assange Marks 5.5 Years Inside Ecuadorean Embassy as UK & US Refuse to Confirm Arrest Warrant

As we speak with WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange, he shares an update on when he may be able to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has sought refuge and political asylum for more than five years. Earlier this year, Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Assange, which he denies and calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the United States to face prosecution under the Espionage Act.
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Iraqi Forces Shoot Dead ISIS Suicide Bomber

Iraqi forces shot dead a suicide bomber from ISIS in western Iraq on Tuesday, according to a local military officer. The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara, west of Anbar province, Col. Walid al-Dulaimi said. He said a Sunni tribesman was killed in ensuing clashes with the attacker. “Security forces and tribesmen besieged the bomber and shot him dead before he detonated his vest,” al-Dulaimi said.
2017-10-10 09:10 | NEWS, Development in Iraq, Main Headlines | AlBawaba