Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

ActivistPost – Administration’s New Cyber Threat Center Replaces Old Cyber Threat Center – 13 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comMark Jaycox
Activist Post

This week the Obama administration is releasing its second Executive Order in as many years on computer (“cyber”) security, which will create a new department in the intelligence community to handle computer security threat information sharing. Officials are hailing the center as “new” and unprecedented.

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Above The Law? UK Govt Attempts To Block Torture, Rendition Lawsuit – 13 February 2015

RT logoGovernment lawyers are arguing in Britain’s Court of Appeal that the case of a Pakistani man who claims he suffered brutal torture at the hands of British and American troops should not be heard in a court of law.

The UK government previously said the case would compromise relations with Washington.

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was tortured for a decade following his capture by UK Special Forces in Iraq, and his subsequent handover to American soldiers in Afghanistan.

Lawyers from legal charity Reprieve are representing the 32-year-old. The charity says he was kidnapped in Iraq by British forces, tortured and detained in a notorious Abu Ghraib detention facility, and subsequently taken to Afghanistan by American officials.Following a decade of captivity and abuse, Rahmatullah was eventually freed in 2014.

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#OperationDeathEaters: Anonymous Hacktivists Protest Historic Child Sex Abuse – 13 February 2015

RT logoHacktivist group Anonymous will descend upon the houses of “elite” establishment figures whom they claim have been involved in an extensive cover-up of historic child sex abuse and trafficking.

In a video released on YouTube, the group claims to be aware of a document which, if uncovered, would lead to the revelation of numerous establishment figures involved in the cover-up of child abuse spanning decades and continents.

Activists say the aim of the protest, taking place on the evening of Friday, February 13, was not to cause havoc but to raise public awareness of the “pedosadist industry.”

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ActivistPost – Report: America’s Supply Chain Is In Shutdown – ”Could Derail The Economy Completely” – 13 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comMac Slavo
Activist Post

A massive shutdown of America’s supply chain is now in progress because of a labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers. The average dock worker, according to Zero Hedge, makes about $145,000 per year plus some $80,000 per year in benefits, but apparently their overtime pay is insufficient, which has led to widespread strikes at the nation’s busiest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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New US Cyber-Intel Agency: ‘What Aata Will Be Collected And What Will Be Used?’ – 13 February 2015

RT logoMany experts in Silicon Valley have questioned President Obama’s initiative to set up an agency to monitor cyber threats since the US is already spending enough money on spying, says Chris Kitze, the boss of encrypted internet services company Unseen.

The Obama administration has announced plans to set up a new federal spy center – Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). It will “connect the dots between various cyber threats so the relevant government departments and agencies are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible,” a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday, as cited by Reuters.

On Friday, Stanford University is holding the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit. It is expected US President Barack Obama will attend and announce plans to force government and other organizations to share more data in order to avoid cyber-attacks.

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From Minsk To Brussels, It’s All About Germany – 13 February 2015

RT logoGermany holds the key to where Europe goes next. A fragile deal may have been reached on Ukraine, but there’s still no deal with Greece. In both cases, there’s much more than meets the eye.

Let’s start with the grueling Eurogroup negotiation in Brussels over the Greek debt.

Greek officials swear they never received a draft of a possible agreement leaked by Eurogroup bureaucrats to the Financial Times. This draft, crucially, referred to an agreement “amending and extending and successfully concluding,” the current austerity-heavy bailout.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble cut off “amending”. This is the draft that was leaked. But then Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis called Prime Minister Tsipras – and the statement, still not signed, was rejected. So this was a top Tsipras decision.

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Jon Rappoport – Measles Outbreak: 13 Reasons To Reject The Hype – 13 February 2015

jon7Hype a war, sell an invasion.

Hype a disease, sell a vaccine.

That’s the business model. Make no mistake about it.

And at the criminal liar’s club called the US Centers for Disease Control, men and women are working that business model every day.

Here are 13 reasons to reject the current hype about the “measles outbreak.”

One: Above and beyond all other reasons is the CDC’s track record of lying. There is no reason to believe anything they say or publish. And I mean anything. Continue reading

HSBC Tax Scam: Whistleblowing Email To UK Govt Agency Uncovered – 13 February 2015

RT logoAn email sent by HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani to British tax authorities, which they denied ever receiving, has been discovered by a French newspaper.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) denied contact with Falciani, 43, who is at the center of one of the biggest financial leaks in history.

But French newspaper Le Monde has since uncovered the email, which Falciani sent to HMRC in 2008 informing the authority about HSBC’s alleged tax avoidance scheme.

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Busted: Kiev MPs Try To Fool US Senator With ‘Proof’ Of Russian Tanks In Ukraine – 13 February 2015

RT logoMPs in Kiev hoodwinked a US senator, presenting his office with photos of columns of Russian military hardware allegedly roaming Ukrainian territory. The photos turned out to have been taken during the conflict in South Ossetia back in 2008.

The photos were “presented to the Armed Services Committee from a delegation from Ukraine in December,” told The Washington Free Beacon Senator Jim Inhofe’s communications director Donelle Harder.

The Americans planned to publish the photos with credits to the Ukrainian MPs, and “they were fine with that,” the spokesperson said.

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Obama’s Cybersecurity Summit To Feature Big Names, Anti-Hacker Order – 13 February 2015

RT logoPresident Obama will give the keynote address at the White House Cybersecurity Summit at Stanford University on Friday, where he’ll also sign an executive order intended to increase threat sharing between the government and private sector.

READ MORE: White House creates new cyber agency in effort to combat computer attacks

The all-day summit will bring together government agency heads and CEOs of banking, security and tech companies as they look to boost cybersecurity efforts – including how to protect consumers and companies from hackers.

Topics at the summit will include “increasing public-private partnerships and cybersecurity information sharing, creating and promoting improved cybersecurity practices and technologies, and improving adoption and use of more secure payment technologies,” the White House said in a statement.

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