Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Your TV is listening

Julian may have his biggest one yet (the usual suspects will wonder why the Mossad is attacking the CIA!):

  1. "Wikileaks Unveils 'Vault 7': "The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents"; Another Snowden Emerges";
  2. "You Probably Can't Be Both"!;
  3. "CIA Documents Reveal Agency Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones and TVs";
  4. "Wikileaks’ Timely Reminder of our Digital Panopticon"
  5. "Leaked CIA Documents Show Government Intentionally Creates Digital Vulnerabilities, then Intentionally Leaves Them Open … Leaving Us Exposed and Insecure" (Snowden);
  6. "CIA Leak: "Russian Election Hackers" May Work In Langley" and "Wikileaks Exposes CIA Exploit Capable Of Cyber "False Flag" Attack To Blame Russia" (it should now be established definitively that it is technically impossible to determine the players behind a hack, although of course the attack on the Democrats was a leak and not a hack);
  7. "US Consulate in Frankfurt is a ‘CIA Hacker Base’ – Says Wikileaks" (the plot of the recent spy series 'Berlin Station' turned on German anger at the Merkel phone tapping!);
  8. "WikiLeaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs Into Listening Devices" (I wonder if Samsung's spooky Korean problems are part and parcel of the fact it is just an intelligence asset);
  9. "WikiLeaks Warns CIA Trying to Hack Cars for ‘Undetectable Assassinations’" and "WikiLeaks ‘Vault 7’ dump reignites conspiracy theories surrounding death of Michael Hastings";

This would be an excellent time for a direct political attack on the CIA.

Classic 'fake news':  "The U.S. Government Did Not Revoke Khizr Khan’s ‘Travel Privileges’":
"BONUS: A source inside CBP tells me that what is most likely to have happened is that Khan’s membership in one of the expedited processing programs was set to expire. These are programs run by private companies that gather information and submit members’ names for background checks to allow them to use expedited processing lanes at the airport when re-entering the United States from a foreign country. Khan/Ramsey likely confused, by accident or on purpose, the expiration of that membership with some nefarious U.S. government action, and the media took it from there. Khan’s only privilege under fire was that of standing in a shorter line at the airport."

"Following Donald Trump’s wiretap accusations Clapper and Comey make only qualified denials".  There must be crack teams of lawyers working round the clock to carefully craft the wording.

"What Trump Should Have Tweeted About Obama and Eavesdropping".  Since everything is tapped, there is no need for Barry to order a specific wiretap of Trump.  The question becomes whether his officials - Lynch and Yates - based on an explicit or implicit nod from Barry, asked that the mass surveillance be analyzed to specifically focus on Trump.   ""I think the FISA court's basically totally irrelevant.""

Brave Giraldi:  "Cheerleading for Israel".  Note the comment on suspicious Zionism at

"Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump".  Greenwald's explanation for Gessen's striking temporary bout of sanity.

"US effort to seize Iran’s assets in Luxembourg illegal: Official".  Do Jews have enough pull in Luxembourg for it to wreck its banking system for some lawfare?

"Companies Are Making Ex-Uber Employees Prove They're Not Assholes".  How do you prove that?

"Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites".  I think Taibbi underestimates Trump's media savvy.

"Q&A: How Can I Stop My TV Spying On Me?".  A:  don't buy it.
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