SURVEILLANCE

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the 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. 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 Thiel, whose controversial (and opaque) company Palantir has long sought to sell governments an unmatched power to sift and exploit information of any kind. Thiel represents a perfect nexus of government clout with the kind of corporate swagger Trump loves.
READ MORE: https://theintercept.com/2017/02/22/how-peter-thiels-palantir-helped-the...

How the street light has been given a hi-tech makeover

Next time you're out after dark, spare a thought for the humble street light. It's not so humble anymore.

Not only are light bulbs getting sharper and more energy efficient as they are upgraded to LEDs, but they increasingly help fight crime, promote safe cycling and even protect turtles.

That's because street lights are also becoming the eyes and ears of "smart" cities.
READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37522674?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook.....

Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling

WhatsApp and Facebook have so far the largest end-to-end encrypted video calling network of all, but now another popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app recommended by whistleblower Edward Snowden is ready to give them a really tough competition.

The Signal app, which is widely considered the most secure of all other encrypted messaging apps, released video calling feature on Tuesday for both Android and iOS in a new update.

Developed by open source software group Open Whisper System, Signal is a free and open source messaging application specially designed for Android and iOS users to make secure and encrypted messages and voice calls.
READ MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/secure-messaging-app.html?utm_source=dl...

Police: Ohio man's cardiac pacemaker data leads to charges

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say data recorded by a man's cardiac pacemaker helped lead to his indictment on charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud in a fire at his Ohio home.

Middletown police say Ross Compton is accused of starting the Sept. 19 fire. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
READ MORE: https://apnews.com/c55eac83846f42e19fb924e57917001b/Police:-Ohio-man's-cardiac-pacemaker-data-leads-to-charges?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance

Nearly every drug you snort, inject, smoke, butt-plug, vaporize or freebase eventually ends up back in the water supply via your excrement. The fish love it—well, maybe not the ones mutating from it. But apparently crabs and trout aren't the only ones sifting through your waste.

Across the globe, researchers at wastewater treatment plants are testing for psychoactive substances passed by drug users through their feces and urine. The data can be incredibly valuable, letting scientists and law enforcement quickly track drug use trends and identify new substances on the market.
READ MORE: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-plan-to-test-cities-sewage-for-drug...

Obama's most enduring legacy may be the establishment of the modern US surveillance state

During his eight years in office, Obama has dramatically expanded the reach of US government surveillance, with scores of new revelations of previously unknown surveillance initiatives continuing to regularly come to light.

Just two days after his Jan. 10 farewell speech, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration had granted sweeping surveillance powers to the incoming Trump presidency – dramatically expanding 17 government agencies legal authority to spy on US citizens.
READ MORE: http://www.businessinsider.com/obamas-most-enduring-legacy-the-modern-us...

Chuck Schumer: “I tell ya. You take on the intelligence community – they have 6 ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

Chuck is right. Intelligence Agencies globally give no fucks about the law or basic right and wrong. If they need money they will run drugs and guns on a massive scale and flood them onto the streets wherever they want and profit from it. You can't out-fund these guys.

If somebody decides to stand up against them or blow the whistle, they kill them or throw them in a dark hole for good.

Some random punk with an unacceptable ideology decides to run in an election in a key state or area they want to control, they ruin or kill them.

They manipulate/control media narratives. They manipulate Democratic elections to their advantage around the globe.

They threaten or intimidate people getting in their way or just simply murder them depending on the threat level.

Blackmail is their primary weapon against individual threats. That is why they created the global surveillance network.

Stolen NSA "Windows Hacking Tools" Now Up For Sale!

The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang!

The hacking group is now selling another package of hacking tools, “Equation Group Windows Warez,” which includes Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, stolen from the NSA-linked hacking unit, The Equation Group.

For those unfamiliar with the topic, The Shadow Brokers is a notorious group of black-hat hackers who, in August 2016, leaked exploits, security vulnerabilities, and "powerful espionage tools" created by The Equation Group.
READ MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/nsa-windows-hacking-tools.html?m=1

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