Category FBI

The Saudi Connection: Inside The 9/11 Case That Divided The F.B.I.

Concluding excerpts: On Jan. 13, a group of 9/11 families — survivors of the attacks and relatives of those killed — filed into a courtroom in Lower Manhattan. Filling the wooden benches and packed against the paneled walls, they listened intently as their lawyers and those of the Saudi government debated dry points of legal procedure. […]

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy As We Know It

Excerpts: His tiny company, Clearview AI, devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared. The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims […]

Secret FISA Court Issues Highly Unusual Public Rebuke Of FBI For Mistakes

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/secret-fisa-court-issues-highly-unusual-rebuke-fbi-mistakes-n1103451 Secret FISA court issues highly unusual public rebuke of FBI for mistakes The criticism comes after a report by the DOJ inspector general that found “so many basic and fundamental errors.” Dec. 17, 2019, 1:00 PM PST / Updated Dec. 17, 2019, 1:39 PM PST By Pete Williams WASHINGTON — The secret federal court that approves orders for […]

The American Crackdown On Chinese Intelligence

Excerpt: The crackdown on Chinese spying shows no signs of slowing down and is expected to continue under US President Donald Trump’s tougher policies toward China. The Trump White House last year published a report on “Chinese economic aggression” that stated that Chinese technology theft in the United States involved the loss of as much […]

National Background Investigations Bureau Transferred To Department Oof Defense

National Background Investigations Bureau Transferred to Department of Defense defense.gov Immediate Release Oct. 1, 2019 Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) successfully completed the transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) from OPM to the DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). This action is pursuant to […]

China’s Spies Are On The Offensive; Intensifying Offensive Espionage Ops Against U.S.

China’s Spies Are on the Offensive China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them? Mike Giglio5:00 AM ET 360b / Shutterstock / Alexandria Sherifs Office / Salt Lake County Sherifs Office / The Atlantic In early 2017, Kevin Mallory was struggling financially. After years […]

Jordan Peterson: The Deepfake Artists Must Be Stopped Before We No Longer Know What’s Real

The intelligence and espionage implications and use of this technology in offensive intelligence operations is profound.  RCP, fortunascorner.com     Jordan Peterson: The deepfake artists must be stopped before we no longer know what’s real I can tell you from personal experience how disturbing it is to discover a website devoted to making fake audio […]

How A Former CIA Officer Was Caught Betraying His Country

The 60 Minutes video is at this link.  Transcript below.   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chinese-spy-how-a-former-cia-officer-was-caught-betraying-his-country-60-minutes-2019-08-11/ How a former CIA officer was caught betraying his country CBS News The officials who investigated and convicted Kevin Mallory for conspiracy to commit espionage tell 60 Minutes how their case came together 2019 Aug 11 Correspondent Anderson Cooper To catch a spy Kevin Mallory […]

Hackers Can Break Into/Compromise An iPhone — Just By Sending A Text; WhatsApp Flaw Could Let Hackers Alter Your Quoted Messages And Change The Words You Appear To Have Sent Your Friends  

Hackers Can Break Into/Compromise An iPhone — Just By Sending A Text; WhatsApp Flaw Could Let Hackers Alter Your Quoted Messages And Change The Words You Appear To Have Sent Your Friends     https://fortunascorner.com        Lily Hay Newman posted an August 7, 2019 article in WIRED.com, with the title above. She begins, “when you […]

AT&T Employees Took Bribes To Plant Malware On The Company’s Network

AT&T employees took bribes to plant malware on the company’s network ZDNet By Catlin Campinu For Zero Day August 6, 2019 DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees more than $1 million to install malware on the company’s network, unlock more than 2 million devices. DOJ: AT&T Employees Took Bribes From Pakistani Man To […]