Category espionage, spying

North Korea Detains U.S. Citizen; At Least 3rd American Being Held

North Korea and ‘Dr. Evil’ should not be able to get away with this.  RCP, fortunascorner.com N.Korea Detains U.S. Citizen; At Least 3rd American Being Held www.military.com View Original April 23rd, 2017 PYONGYANG — North Korea recently detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the […]

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway»

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2017/04/fsbs-infiltration-political-party-parnas-aimed-norway#.WPl-re-nilg.twitter Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent BETSY WOODRUFF 04.21.17 4:05 PM ET By The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 21st, 2017 It’s long been considered one of the most important ways American spies gather information overseas. But in 2016, it apparently went dark. Something a little funny might be going on in America’s most secretive court. According […]

Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles?

Only the ‘shadow knows.’ RCP   Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles? There’s just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un’s rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis, foreignpolicy.com View Original April 19th, 2017 The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to […]

U.S. Justice Dept. Preparing Indictment Of Julian Assange

From: CNN Breaking News [mailto:CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com] Sent: None To: no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com Subject: News Alert: U.S. Preps Charges For Assange, sources say U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when […]

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both?

Is There A Russian Mole Inside The NSA? The CIA? Or Both? By Kelly Caminero, www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 20th, 2017 The latest leak by the ‘Shadow Brokers’ hackers exposed classified information that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the mole hunt. A message from Vladimir Putin can […]

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise

Why North Korea Is A Black Hole For U.S. Intelligence: As Tensions Rise With Pyongyang, Don’t Expect Answers From The CIA  — And Raises The Chances Of Strategic Surprise   http://www.fortunascorner.com       John Schindler has an April 18, 2017 article on The Observer, with the title above.  Mr. Schindler writes that “the Democratic […]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary] By Scott Shackelford, fifthdomain.com View Original April 18th, 2017 Photo Credit: kirill_makarov via shutterstock.com Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In […]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles Jets

Is this in-part about Russia’s Arctic presence and power move, as they showed pictures on Daily Mail Online of the newly opened bases there?  And, POTUS Obana’s failure to raise any objection or comment regarding what Moscow was doing there?  Another success for ‘strategic patience,’  NOT!  RCP Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles […]