McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In an anonymous industrial park, CIA analysts who jokingly call themselves the "ninja librarians" are mining the mass of information people publish about themselves overseas, tracking everything from common public opinion to revolutions.
The group's effort gives the White House a daily snapshot of the world built from tweets, newspaper articles and Facebook updates.Read more »
Without evidence, charges, trial, or due process, President Obama has ordered the murder of an American citizen based on allegations of ties to terrorism. Congressman Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano blast this latest step down the road to tyranny. It's no longer a stretch to imagine this power being used to remove political opponents or those who criticize the government or who voice dissenting views.Read more »
Not long ago, The New York Times reflected on how the Internet unmasks anonymity at every turn. That sentiment could very well be applied to the case of the CIA analyst who spent a decade tracking down Osama bin Laden and, according to a Washington Post report today, has now been placed "under cover" by the agency "because of new threat information indicating he might be targeted by Al Qaeda."Read more »
The Washington Times' Eli Lake, who referenced the clip last night, described it as "a nice three minute summary of [the] foreign policy philosophy" of neocon extremist and McCain and Palin aide Michael Goldfarb. It certainly is that (though I think Goldfarb's "foreign policy philosophy" is more aptly summarized by (1) send other people but never me off to fight in endless wars; (2) vest the President with the powers of a King to prosecute those wars; and (3) the overaching objective is to serve the interests of the Israeli government, which can do no wrong).Read more »
Anna Ardin, one of two women behind the rape charges against the WIkiLeaks founder, may no longer be cooperating with prosecutors. Not only is she no longer in the country, but she’s blabbing about having worked with the CIA, according to her own comments made at Twitter.Read more »
No CIA personnel will face criminal charges for destroying videotapes of harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.Read more »
US government offers first full disclosure of spying costs ever.Read more »
A CIA lawsuit threatens to turn a little-known two-year-old tell-all by a disgruntled former spy into a bestseller. Within hours of the lawsuit's filing Tuesday, "The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture," had rocketed up the Amazon rankings.Read more »
US intelligence agencies complain the country’s “Creation and Internet Law” – Hadopi – will only encourage Internet users to arm themselves with same encryption tools used by criminal networks, making their job of detecting threats and illegal activity that much harder.Read more »
The United States Court Of Appeals 9th circuit has legalized the CIA abduction, overseas detention, and torture of innocent American citizens.
It has also ruled that innocent civilians tortured and detained, even after release, have no rights for recourse against the CIA or corporations involved because litigation would jeopardize state secrets and top secret classified information critical to National Security.Read more »
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