SURVEILLANCE

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

These Toys Don’t Just Listen To Your Kid; They Send What They Hear To A Defense Contractor

Kids say a lot of random, unsolicited, or just plain personal things to their toys while playing. When that toy is stuffed with just fluff and beans, it doesn’t matter what the kid says: their toy is a safe sounding board. When their playtime companion is an internet-connected recording device that ships off audio files to a remote server without even notifying parents — that’s a whole other kind of problem.
READ MORE: https://consumerist.com/2016/12/06/these-toys-dont-just-listen-to-your-k...

US Web Anonymity to Become Reasonable Suspicion

Beginning on Thursday, December 1st, the power granted to U.S. law enforcement agencies to access the computers and phones of its citizens will be expanded. The new powers allow authorities to more easily gain a warrant to remotely access the computers of those people suspected of using technological means to hide their location. This expansion is being resisted by members of the U.S. Congress, but the deadline may pass before legislation can reverse the change.
read more: https://edgylabs.com/2016/11/30/web-anonymity-ends-thursday/

Tor phone is antidote to Google “hostility” over Android, says developer

The Tor Project recently announced the release of its prototype for a Tor-enabled smartphone—an Android phone beefed up with privacy and security in mind, and intended as equal parts opsec kung fu and a gauntlet to Google.

The new phone, designed by Tor developer Mike Perry, is based on Copperhead OS, the hardened Android distribution profiled first by Ars earlier this year.
READ MORE: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/11/tor-phone-prototype-google-hosti...

Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs

A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London this week reveals how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces.

The overriding theme of the event is the need to exploit social media as a source of intelligence on civilian populations and enemies; as well as a propaganda medium to influence public opinion.
READ MORE: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/your-government-wants-to-militarize-soc...

Tor Browser 6.0.6 is released

This release is updating Firefox to 45.5.0esr. Moreover, other components got an update as well: Tor to 0.2.8.9, HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.7, and OpenSSL to 1.0.1u.

We fixed a lot of usability bugs, some caused by Apple's macOS Sierra (meek did not work anymore and windows could not be dragged either). We moved directly to DuckDuckGo as our search engine avoiding a roundtrip to Disconnect.me first. Finally, we added a donation banner shown in some localized bundled starting on Nov 23 in order to point to our end-of-the-year 2016 donation campaign.
MORE: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-606-released

New leak may show if you were hacked by the NSA

Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created seismic waves in August when it published some of the National Security Agency's most elite hacking tools—is back with a new leak that the group says reveals hundreds of organizations targeted by the NSA over more than a decade.

"TheShadowBrokers is having special trick or treat for Amerikanskis tonight," said the Monday morning post, which was signed by the same encryption key used in the August posts. "Many missions into your networks is/was coming from these ip addresses."
READ MORE: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/new-leak-may-show-if-you-were-ha...

The New Zealand Company Destroying Privacy Worldwide

It was a powerful piece of technology created for an important customer. The Medusa system, named after the mythical Greek monster with snakes instead of hair, had one main purpose: to vacuum up vast quantities of internet data at an astonishing speed.

The technology was designed by Endace, a little-known New Zealand company. And the important customer was the British electronic eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ.
READ MORE: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/23/endace-mass-surveillance-gchq-govern...

NY To Test Facial Recognition Cameras At ‘Crossing Points’

Governor Andrew Cuomo made a number of promises that would thrill New Yorkers, like the promise of a renovated Penn Station, called Penn-Farley, a direct train from there to LaGuardia Airport, and the completion of the long-awaited Second Avenue Line. Oh, and facial recognition cameras around the city, he said:

“At each crossing, and at structurally sensitive points on bridges and tunnels, advanced cameras and sensors will be installed to read license plates and test emerging facial recognition software and equipment.”

READ MORE: http://www.vocativ.com/365430/ny-facial-recognition-cameras-bridges-tunn...

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