Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

NSA Whistleblowers Testify In Bundestag Inquiry, Disclose ‘Totalitarian’ Surveillance – 3 July 2014

RT logoFormer NSA agents-turned-whistleblowers are testifying before a German parliamentary committee as the Bundestag investigates America’s wiretapping methods with one of them branding the NSA approach “totalitarian.”

RELATED: XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users as ‘extremists’

It is hoped that evidence from the two US citizens, William Binney and Thomas Drake, will shed light on the methods of surveillance used by the American National Security Agency (NSA), which eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading German and European politicians.

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Home Office Under Fire Over ‘Lost’ Dossier On Westminster Pedophiles – 3 July 2014

RT logo(Lucas: Yeah Right, lost…. as all other investigations seems to be frustrated now an important dossier is lost…. !)

An alleged network of pedophile politicians active in the 1980s must be investigated say MPs as the Home Office is blasted over ‘lost’ dossier.

MPs are calling for an alleged network of pedophile politicians active in the 1980s to be investigated.

Those calling for an inquiry believe individuals close to 10 Downing Street helped cover up the sexual abuse of children by politicians and other public figures three decades ago.

Simon Danczuk, Labour MP for Rochdale, who recently published a book about a former Rochdale MP and abuser of young boys Cyril Smith, claims a missing dossier of allegations about pedophiles was presented to then-Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan, who served in Margaret Thatcher’s government in the role from 1983-85.

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Overzealous UK Porn Filters Block 20% Of All Websites – 3 july 2014

RT logoNearly 20 percent of websites are being blocked by UK government-backed filters, prompting concerns over web censorship, according to a new service created by the Open Rights Group (ORG).

The filters were introduced by internet service providers following measures championed by Prime Minister David Cameron last year to stop children accessing online pornography.

As many opponents of the move warned, a vast number of completely innocuous websites have been caught in the same net. The percentage of sites hosting legal pornographic material online is thought to be close to 4 percent.

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XKeyscore Exposed: How NSA tracks All German Tor Users As ‘Extremists’ – 3 July 2014

A screenshot from www.torproject.org

A screenshot from http://www.torproject.org

READ MORE: NSA whistleblowers testify in Bundestag inquiry, disclose ‘totalitarian’ surveillance

Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based operating system Tails also places you on the NSA grid, as Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz revealed on the German site Tagesschau. The report is based on analysis of the source code of the software used by NSA’s electronic surveillance program XKeyscore.

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Paraguay And The Trans-Pacific Plot To Split South America – 3 July 2014

RT logoTiny and impoverished Paraguay has found itself in the middle of a great geopolitical game for influence over the South American continent.

Located at its core, and bordering its strongest economies, Brazil and Argentina, it is in a prime position for either aiding or hindering continental-wide integration efforts. In the past year, the latter appears to be the case, as it is now being pulled in different directions by South America’s two main trading blocs, Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance.

The country’s political pivot happened after the 2012 one-day constitutional coup that led to its suspension from Mercosur and the beginning of its flirtation with the Pacific Alliance. Paraguay’s future orientation has enormous implications, in that it can either cement Mercosur’s integrationist efforts or it can fracture the entire organization and deal a serious blow to multipolarity.

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Lisa Gawlas – The Fluid Elixir Of July Forming The Unified Expression Of God/Goddess Incarnate – 3 July 2014

lisagawlas2Wow, I had wondered where that big ole U turn of a tsunami river was going to end up and of course it is in a place I would have never expected. But before I get to that, let me back up just a hair. On June 30th I had a connection with a wonderful lady down under, it was 11pm in her world when we connected and we purposely stayed connected until the midnight hour to see what would take place as June turned into July, more specifically, that magnetic button between the two… Doncha know, at 5 minutes before midnight I stuck my antenna into her field purposely looking for that button I had been seeing for the last several months. Pesky, pesky spirit put a great big red X across that button the moment I found it. Hey!!! That is so not nice. Five minutes after midnight, I was peeking into her field again, I just wanted to see what happened, my damn team unplugged, I couldn’t see a thing except my floor. Thank goodness they plugged me back in to finish my day of readings. Continue reading

Baghdad Bodyguard: US Troops In Iraq To Receive Apache Helicopters, Drones – 3 July 2014

RT logoUS troops and advisors in Iraq with get Apache attack helicopters and spy drones to provide security for US embassy diplomats and staff as Iraq forces battle Sunni extremists linked to Al-Qaeda, according to Pentagon officials.

The transfer of Apache attack helicopters comes after President Barack Obama on Monday ordered 300 additional troops to Baghdad, where the United States operates the world’s largest embassy, a sprawling 4.7 million-square-foot complex that employs 15,000 people.

The Pentagon, which also delivered unmanned Shadow drones, is looking to secure Washington’s diplomatic presence amid a mounting challenge from militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently rebranded to the Islamic State.

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US Embassy Warned Of ‘Specific’ Attack Threat At Uganda Airport Tonight – 3 July 2014

RT logoThe US has been warned by Ugandan police of a “specific threat” of an attack on Entebbe International Airport, 35 km from the African country’s capital Kampala, on Thursday night.

The US embassy in Uganda stated that it was handed information by the Uganda Police Force describing a “specific threat to attack Entebbe International Airport by an unknown terrorist group today, July 3rd, between the hours of 2100-2300 [1800-2000 GMT].

Anybody with plans of passing through the airport should review their travel plans in accordance with the new information, the embassy said in the release published on its website.

The embassy went on to warn of “the continued threat of potential terrorist attacks in the country.” Among potential terrorist targets are “hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, diplomatic missions, transportation hubs, religious institutions, government offices, or public transportation.”

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‘GCHQ Deliberately Targeting internet Service Providers’ – 3 July 2014

RT logoIt seems that Britain’s GCHQ views it as legitimate to interfere with the normal operations of ordinary internet service providers and to spy on their staff, Cedric Knight from GreenNet told RT.

The group of Internet firms from 6 countries is teaming up to sue British spy agency. This is the first collective action against the GCHQ.

RT: Do you think your legal complaint will yield any results?

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Russia May Legalize Bitcoin – Bank Of Russia Deputy Chairman – 3 July 2014

RT logoThe Bank of Russia has signaled it is ready to legalize the world’s first mainstream cryptocurrency, despite the big risks and setbacks the digital money has experienced. The Bank’s recognition means it can better regulate it, and even collect tax.

“We advocate a careful approach to bitcoin and are monitoring the situation along with the Bank for International Settlements,” Gazeta.ru quotes Georgy Luntovsky, the Bank of Russia’s Deputy Chairman speaking on Wednesday at the annual International Banking Congress in St. Petersburg.

“One can’t ignore this instrument, maybe this is the future,” Luntovsky added.

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