Victory! DOJ Forces Feds to Obtain Warrants to Spy on Cellphones with Stingray Surveillance

After initially attempting to hide their use of the cell site simulator devices, commonly referred to as a Stingray, the U. S. Department of Justice has announced a number of critical policy revisions regarding the device.
The new guidelines, implemented September 3, require all federal law enforcement agencies, as well as all state and local agencies working in concert with a federal investigation, to obtain a search warrant from a judge before being allowed to deploy the device.
These much-needed policy changes came after journalists and activists worked tirelessly to investigate and expose the use of these devices, often without a warrant, by federal and state law enforcement agencies.
The Stingray device works by mimicking a legitimate cell phone tower, thus fooling cell phones in the area into connecting to the police controlled device. This enables law enforcement to access the unique identifying number for every phone in the proximity of the instrument, and then track a phone’s location in real-time. Additionally, the devices have the capability to route the traffic of all phones in the vicinity through the Stingray. This allows agents the option of recording entire calls, intercepting texts, or even selectively denying service to particular phones.
Investigations across the nation have revealed the extensive use of the technology by federal, state and local law enforcement. It was subsequently revealed that state and local law enforcement agencies were allowed to procure this technology from the FBI and Harris Corporation, makers of the Stingray and related devices. However, they were bound by strict non-disclosure agreements, which prevented any modicum of transparency or accountability.
Think about that for a second.
The FBI and Harris Corporation gave the police a device that can intercept and record people’s phone calls, text messages and data, but only allowed them the technology if they signed an agreement that didn’t allow them to tell anyone that they were using the device, including judges.
Does this sound like a justice system??

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 5th, 2015.

FBI Admits to Spying on Burning Man Festival

While the annual art festival known as ‘Burning Man’ may sound like an innocent gathering of free-spirited hippies and ravers, in reality, you might be surprised to find that it has a dark underbelly that threatens the security of the United States of America. That is, if the FBI is to be believed anyway, because apparently Burning Man poses a big enough threat to be spied on by the government.
Recent documents attained by a FOIA request reveal that since at least 2010, the FBI has been keeping tabs on the festival, while maintaining documents on the revelers to ‘aid in the prevention of terrorist activities and intelligence collection’.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 2nd, 2015.

AP Sues US Gov’t over Fake FBI News Article Booby Trapped with Surveillance Virus

The Associated Press, one of the main sources for mainstream news articles in the world, is currently suing the U. S. government. It’s claim?
The FBI endangered the AP’s reputation when the federal law enforcement agency sent out a link to a fake AP article the FBI had created which was laced with a surveillance virus that would infect the computer of anyone who clicked on it, thereby enabling the FBI to spy on them.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 28th, 2015.

Red List News- WW III, Facebook Can Block Your Consumer Credit, George Carlin & the FBI

In episode 6 of Red List News, both Jim and Dave cover the ‘going deep’ story as North and South Korea lob rockets back and forth in the region that some experts think may be ground-zero for WW III. Next, Jim reports on the proliferation of ‘rouge drones,’ while Dave highlights the FBI documents on file for the late comedian, George Carlin. Lastly, Jim once again provides updates on the bombshell article by Mike Adams; updates which include a 3-layered electronic attack by China. Speaking of electronic attacks, Dave finished with a story about the proposal to grant or deny credit based upon your Facebook friends.
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This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Aug, 21, 2015.

Bombshell: Clinton E-Mails Were “Classified From The Get-Go”, Reuters Says

Just last night, we reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had finally admitted that the former First Lady’s private e-mail server – which she used to handle sensitive information while serving as Secretary of State – did indeed contain documents that have since been marked classified.
The admission comes after Clinton sought to appease GOP lawmakers by turning over her personal server to the FBI. Subsequently, reports suggested the server had been wiped clean while an audit of the e-mails Clinton handed in to the State Department showed that some of the threads looked to contain chatter about the CIA’s drone program.
Clinton’s defense – until now anyway – is that regardless of whether some of the information was retroactively stamped ‘classified’, it wasn’t marked as such at the time it was sent and received and therefore, no classified information was stored on her private server. As we’ve noted, those with a security clearance are expected to exercise the highest discretion when it comes to their handling of sensitive information and as such, Clinton should have been more careful. Here’s what we said on Thursday:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/21/2015.

Clinton Email Scandal Getting Worse, Iran Side Deal Revealed, California Drought Crisis

The following video was published by Greg Hunter on Aug 20, 2015
It is reported that national security laws were broken by Hillary Clinton and at least two of her staff. More that 300 of her emails have now been deemed classified and allegedly mishandled. Clinton turned over her server to the FBI and says she doesn’t know who wiped it clean. It is also reported that two of Clinton’s top aides have disregarded a federal judge’s order to make sworn statements that all government documents in their possession have been turned over. Every day, this email scandal is getting worse.
We know what was in part of the so-called side deal in the deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. It is reported that Iran will be responsible for inspecting its own military nuclear facilities. The Obama Administration has said this deal is not going to be about trust, but verification. How in the world can the verification be left up to Iran? Remember I told you that Secretary of State John Kerry said he did not ‘have access’ to the side deal? I said he is either a buffoon or a liar or both? Now, we know it’s both.
California and the West continue to be starved for rain. They say the weather pattern will change with the coming El Nino, but who knows. What I do know is California is ground zero in the drought picture. So far, nearly 21,000 jobs have been lost mostly in agriculture, and nearly $3 billion has been lost to the drought. I do not know what Governor Jerry Brown is planning on doing, but betting on hope and El Nino looks like a very long shot.

Hillary Clinton Admits Classified Information Was Stored On Home Server

“What, with a cloth or something?,” Democratic frontrunner (for now anyway) Hillary Clinton said earlier this week, in a sarcastic and fairly condescending reply to a reporter who pressed her on whether she had attempted to wipe her private e-mail server clean before turning it over to the FBI.
That was the second time in a week that Clinton has attempted to deflect questions about the server with a dark mix of humor and disdain, and it’s backfired both times.
When Clinton first handed over the server along with a thumb drive, an attorney for the Colorado-based company that managed Clinton’s private e-mail said the server the FBI got “is blank and does not contain any useful data.” That only exacerbated GOP lawmakers’ aggravation and may well have cost Clinton in the polls, as the socialist Bernie Sanders surged ahead in New Hampshire.
Subsequently, reports surfaced that an audit of the e-mails the former First Lady turned over to the State Department revealed that at least two e-mails may have contained top secret information about the CIA’s drone program.
With the controversy unlikely to dissipate any time soon, and with many analysts claiming that the issue could well imperil her run for The White House, Clinton has now admitted that in fact, her private server did contain classified e-mails. Here’s the story from WSJ:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/20/2015.

US Pusing War, Meanwhile Russia Is Preparing For War – Episode 746b

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 20, 2015
Congress is suing Obama over Obamacare. DHS dumping illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes into small towns. The FBI is expecting the next attack in the US will come from Patriots. US pushing South Sudan to sign the peace deal which will allow the US to remove the government. US is pushing Russia into war and Russia is preparing for war.

Hillary Mocks FBI Claim She Wiped Email Server Clean, “What With A Cloth Or Something?”

The stunning imbroglio of Hillary Clinton’s path to The White House took another absurd twist tonight when just hours after The FBI confirmed an “attempt” was made to wipe the hard drive of her email server (or in other words, remove all data on it), the former secretary of state seemed to mock the claims in a press conference. When asked specifically if she wiped the server, she ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ then jokingly said “what with a cloth or something?”


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/18/2015.

Caught On Tape: Hillary Clinton Explains Why She Loves Snapchat

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when you’re running a Presidential campaign that’srapidly losing momentum thanks to an FBI investigation into your e-mailing habits and a suddenly popular socialist who is surging in the polls.
And while we appreciate a good joke now and again, we think this might come across as a bit sinister to some “everyday American” folks…

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This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/15/2015 –.

Clinton E-Mails Reveal “Top Secret Drone Talk” As She Hands Over “Blank” Server To Feds

At this point it’s probably safe to say that Hillary Clinton wishes she had taken a page out of John McCain’s book and simply refused to use e-mail.
Bowing to pressure from GOP lawmakers, the former First Lady and, until recently anyway, presumed Democratic nominee, turned over her personal e-mail server to the FBI earlier this week.
Like the decision to make thousands of pages of e-mails public, the move was designed to show that Clinton has nothing to hide. Predictably, the exact opposite has happened. An attorney for the Colorado-based company that managed Clinton’s private e-mail said the server the FBI got “is blank and does not contain any useful data.” Here’s a bit more color from Bloomberg:
After acquiring the server on Wednesday, agents are attempting to determine whether e-mails may have been backed up on another machine, said the official, who asked for anonymity. The official said it’s one of the next logical steps in the agency’s investigation into whether the former secretary of state’s private e-mail account handled classified information. Barbara Wells, an attorney for Platte River Networks, a Denver-based company that has managed Clinton’s private e-mail since 2013, said in a phone interview Thursday that the server turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ‘is blank and does not contain any useful data.’ But Wells added that the data on Clinton’s server was migrated to another server that still exists. She ended the interview when questioned further, declining to say whether the data still exists on that other server and who has possession of it.
Clinton said she turned over paper copies of 30,490 e-mails relating to government business from her tenure. She said another 31,830 personal messages – including yoga routines and condolence messages – were deleted. Clinton’s critics have questioned whether she should have been the one to make the call about what to turn over to the government and what to hold back.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/14/2015.

Hillary’s Email Crimes, Currency Wars Accelerate, Kerry Warns of Dollar Dive if No Deal

The following video was published by Greg Hunter on Aug 13, 2015
It is reported Hillary Clinton has turned over her private server to the FBI, and it is also reported it was professionally wiped clean. She was legally required to keep it intact. ABC News is reporting she got tips on ‘How to delete something so it stays deleted.’ Wiping the server clean is not going to save her from a huge and growing legal mess. It is already known that Top Secret documents were not handled correctly, and that even the words ‘Top Secret’ were removed when sending some emails from the State Department to Clinton’s private server. This happened while the Democratic front runner ran the State Department. This story is not going to go away, and now people are openly calling her a criminal and calling for a Special Prosecutor.
China has devalued its currency this week multiple times. When China did the first devaluation of the yuan, we were told by the mainstream media not to worry. It was a one and done event. That is not so, and it is looking more and more like a trend. China looks like it is panicking over its sinking economy, and devaluing its currency is a way to make its products cheaper and allow it to export more. Donald Trump said this was ‘devastating to the U. S.’ Why? Because it makes everything exported to China more expensive virtually overnight. Top export states that do business with China such as California could be hurt. California alone dose $15 billion a year in trade with China. This could and probably will touch off a currency war, and everybody will devalue so they will not lose market share.
Secretary of State John Kerry says if the Iran nuclear deal is not passed by Congress, the U. S. dollar could cease being the world reserve currency. Is John Kerry already setting up the blame game for the huge economic problems coming? Maybe, blame every economic woe coming on the Republicans because of a NO vote on the Iran nuke deal. This is an odd warning from a man who was the lead negotiator who told Congress he ‘does not have access’ to the side deals between Iran and the UN inspectors. This deal hinges on verification, and he does not know the details of the inspections? He is either a liar or a buffoon, and he may be both.

Hillary Clinton Now Under Criminal Investigation by FBI and Department of Justice

21st Century Wire says…
The Democratic Party’s ‘shoe-in’ for President in 2016 could actually be in serious trouble now. It appears that Hillary Clinton is now myred in what could potentially bemultiple criminal investigations into top-secret classified documents which she had erased from her private Clinton Foundation home-based email server.
Will this latest Clinton scandal accelerate to ultimately derail her presidential bid?
The scandal doesn’t stop there. Clinton’s former right hand confidant and chief aid Huma Abedin is now also a focus the federal investigation into the Clinton Affair. New revelations reveal that Abedin also had an account on Hillary’s infamous ‘home server’ and that Abedin had also received sensitive state information into an external ‘unsecured’ computer network via her account with Clinton. Abedin is likely to face a congressional committee about the emails and also her expenses and payments while Clinton was Secretary of State.
According to Politico, ‘Abedin had been granted ‘special government employee’ status, allowing her to work both for Clinton and the private sector – and it’s unclear if she continued using the server that appears to have held classified information following her departure from her full-time State gig.’
More from inside Washington DC…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 13, 2015.

FBI Dedicates New 360,000 Sq Ft Biometric Technology Center in West Virginia

Government spying hasn’t been curbed in the least since Snowden’s leaks came out. It’s more just about having it rubbed in our faces every other five minutes than anything else.
Take the new state-of-the-art FBI biometrics facility opening in West Virginia.
‘Tuesday started a new era for fighting crime and protecting our country with the dedication of the new FBI Biometric Technology Center in Clarksburg,’ local West Virginia WDTV 5 reported.
Uh huh. Sure. Just like the $3 billion NSA spy hub sitting out in Bluffdale, Utah, right? For ‘fighting crime and protecting our country’? (Against us, the enemy?)
The new 360,000 sq-ft center, under construction since 2011 but in the works for eight years now, has been officially dedicated to house the FBI’s new biometrics facility.
Via the official FBI website for the ‘the Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE)’:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 13th, 2015.

Obama’s Finally Securing the Border… Just Not in America

How do you really feel about our national borders? Do you accept the fantasy that the borders are secure? Are we secure?
Do you believe that under the current administration, the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, or U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are stopping terrorists or stemming the tidal wave of drugs, diseases and contraband that is flowing into America?
Do you even think for a moment the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are ensuring that we are safe from terrorists slipping over our border?
When Judicial Watch reported in April 2015 that there was ISIS activity near the Juarez, Mexico border, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convened a meeting with Mexican Federal Police and Mexican Army officials. DHS was not even present. And the reason for the meeting? It was not to figure out a way to fight ISIS. Instead it was to fight against the reporting of Judicial Watch!

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 12th, 2015.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over E-mail Server To Feds As Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead In New Poll

Hillary Clinton, who just months ago was for all intents and purposes running unopposed in a bid to return to The White House, only this time around as President, has discovered that the controversy surrounding her handling of sensitive information will likely prove to be a very serious issue for voters going forward.
An attempt to restore the public trust by releasing thousands of pages of e-mails only exacerbated the situation, as some who reviewed the correspondence sent from the former Secretary of State’s private e-mail server now say that although none of the transmitted information was classified at the time it was sent, there are accepted (if sometimes unwritten) standards that top diplomats are expected to follow and Clinton almost certainly did not follow protocol.
On Tuesday, the story took a new turn when Clinton, bowing to pressure from GOP lawmakers, turned over her private e-mail server and a thumb drive to the FBI. This, apparently, will allow a ‘neutral third party’ the verify Clinton’s claims that all of her work-related mail has been turned over to the State Department. Here’s WSJ:
Hillary Clinton is turning over to federal authorities the private computer server she used to handle her emails when she served as secretary of state, an unexpected move and an attempt to quash concerns that her unorthodox approach included insufficient safeguards to protect government secrets.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/12/2015.

Families Of 9/11 Victims On Verge Of Proving Government Cover-Up In Court

For many years, rumors have circulated regarding the U. S. government’s involvement in an active cover-up of a sinister connection between Saudi Arabia and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In fact, 28 redacted pages from a congressional intelligence report are said to contain damning information that implicates the Saudis in the 2001 mass murder of American citizens. Despite a bipartisan effort to release the information, the now notorious 28 pages are still being withheld from the public under the predictable guise of ‘national security.’
Now, thanks to a federal lawsuit in a Manhattan court, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Two authors of the concealed pages may soon be called to testify in a court case currently pending against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Former FBI investigator Michael Jacobson and former Justice Department attorney Dana Lesemann, both of whom investigated the terror strikes for the FBI, were given the assignment to track down possible leads connecting Saudi officials to the hijackers and then document their findings. The evidence they compiled was recorded in the infamous 28 pages.
The duo also went on to work with the independent 9/11 Commission, where they unveiled even more corroboration. They uncovered an association between the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles, the Saudi Embassy in Washington D. C., and the the tragic events in 2001.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/11/2015.

The Build Up To War Continues, Keep An Eye On Ukraine & Syria – Episode 738b

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 10, 2015
SB277 was passed because Senators receive payoffs from pharmaceutical companies. FBI says the people should have no secrets and they should be allowed to see everything. People get on the no-fly list without committing a crime, it is all done by predictive assessment. Ukraine pushing war in against the Donbass region, the situation is tense. US now pushing war in Syria. US wants another base in Turkey for the offensive against Assad. Syria ready to join the fight against IS.

“Orwellian” FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can’t Access

Submitted by J. D. Heyes via NaturalNews.com,
The police and surveillance state predicted in the forward-looking 1940s classic ’1984′ by George Orwell, has slowly, but steadily, come to fruition. However, like a frog sitting idly in a pan of steadily-warming water, too many Americans still seem unaware that the slow boil of big government is killing their constitutional liberties.
The latest sign of this stealth takeover of civil rights and freedom was epitomized in recent Senate testimony by FBI Director James Comey, who voiced his objections to civilian use of encryption to protect personal data – information the government has no automatic right to obtain.
As reported by The New American, Comey testified that he believes the government’s spy and law enforcement agencies should have unfettered access to everything Americans may store or send in electronic format: On computer hard drives, in so-called i-clouds, in email and in text messaging – for our own safety and protection. Like many in government today, Comey believes that national security is more important than constitutional privacy protections or, apparently, due process. After all, aren’t criminals the only ones who really have anything to hide?
In testimony before a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee entitled ‘Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy’ Comey said that in order to stay one step ahead of terrorists, as well as international and domestic criminals, Uncle Sam’s various spy and law enforcement agencies should have access to available technology used to de-encrypt protected data. Also, he believes the government should be the final arbiter deciding when decryption is necessary.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/08/2015.