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After years and billions to build a cyber warfare agency, the U.S. is no better off in protecting America

The recent intrusions into Sony and Centcom by foreign or independent cyber-hackers proves that for all the money and legislation passed over the past few years to build a government agency capable of protecting electronic and digital infrastructures, the country is no better off than before America began its agenda to counter cyber warfare.  And in a new report issued on Jan. 12 by the Government Accountab ...

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Former CBS whistleblower launches massive lawsuit against Feds for hacking

The United States empire is a cabal that believes in do as I say, not as I do.  Whether it is decying countries like China for human rights violations while at the same time standing up for its own use of torture on foreigners and its own citizens, and in a landmark case just brought before a judge that is showing the duplicity of the U.S. decrying other nations like North Korea for alleged hacking violatio ...

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Negative effect of new Republican Congress: Increase of NSA spying powers on Americans

One thing that most Americans need to remember in the aftermath of the Republican victory in last month's elections is that the formerly conservative political party is today made up of neo-conservative war hawks that see protection of the oligarchy as the primary function of their roles in government. Which makes it not too surprising when during the same week that Congress passed legislation allowing for ...

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NSA spying fallout: Germany calls for limited interaction with U.S. tech companies

Just how big are the consequences becoming for America's draconian spy system over the world?  On July 11, Germany's Interior Ministry ordered public agencies to limit or disband their interaction and procurement's from U.S. technology companies in the wake of U.S. spying on the German government, their political leaders, and ultimately, the German people. These limitations include companies such as Microso ...

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Major win for privacy: Supreme Court rules police need warrant to view cell phone data

In an astounding win for 4th Amendment and privacy advocates, the Supreme Court on June 25 just issued a new ruling on the rights of police to confiscate and view cell phone data without a warrant.  In their unanimous ruling at the high court, Chief Justice Roberts spoke for the assembly when in his brief he wrote that today's cell phone technology is more than simply a conveyance for communication, but a f ...

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Big Brother: New government database will hold all your financial information

Terrorism?  Immigration reform?  Remember how the Patriot Act and NDAA were to focus on enemies of the American people?  Well a new set of programs involving the FBI and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal the true purposes behind these, and other legislative debates and and subsequent laws, and where foreign entities are no longer the focal point for government surveillance, but rather, the ult ...

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NSA backlash: U.S. tech companies fear decline in sales in foreign markets due to spying

An immutable law in the world physics says, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  This holds true as well in the invisible world of economics where even a small policy change in social, political, and even geo-political fabrics can have devastating effects for the future of markets and money. Which is why it is not surprising that the biggest backlashes coming out of the NSA spying prog ...

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NSA Blowback: Nations spied upon pursue plans to balkanize the internet

There is no getting around the fact that the U.S. has replaced the old Soviet Union as the Evil Empire in the eyes of many world leaders.  But unlike the events of 1989, when the Soviets allowed the wall separating East and West Berlin to be torn down, the end of America's iron grip over the world will not come voluntarily.  And due to the growing blowback by world leaders in the wake of the NSA's spying on ...

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NSA spied on Pope under guise that the Vatican was a ‘threat to the financial system’

In the world of fictional Big Brother, or a lessor form of sociopathic tyranny like the United States has become, spying on others becomes an obsession for those in power, much more than simply a justified means of ensuring security. Which is why it can no longer be considered shocking when new information reveals that the NSA's spying arm has infiltrated even the Vatican, and has used its measure of 'highe ...

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