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Accessing your internet browsing history is now the FBI’s top legislative priority

Tech firms and privacy groups are fighting back against an amendment proposed by the Obama administration that would give the FBI a top-level view of your “electronic communicational records” (ECTRs) without the need for a warrant.

ECTRs include everything from the web sites you’ve visited to the duration of your browsing on a particular page. It’s all up for grabs as part of a proposal being considered this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and legislation is already moving forward to allow national security agents to apply for an administrative subpoena called a “national security letter,” or NSL, that would let agents bypass a judge’s approval to view such information in terrorism and spy cases.

According to FBI Director James Comey, the amendment is a correction to a typo in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that has hindered the bureau’s ability to work in “a very, very big and practical way.” As such, amending the existing surveillance laws has become the FBI’s “top priority” in 2016.

Source: Accessing your internet browsing history is now the FBI’s top legislative priority – CNET

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FBI Admits They Haven’t Stopped ANY Terrorism With Patriot Act Spying Power

The FBI just came out and admitted that they haven’t solved a single terrorism case using the spying powers granted by the Patriot Act.

The Justice Department’s inspector general acknowledged this in a report that was released last Thursday. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz explained that in the years spanning from 2004 to 2009, the FBI increased their spying under Section 215 of the Patriot Act by three times.

This included forcing businesses to turn over records and documents, and spying on Americans with no clear ties to any official terrorist organizations or terrorism investigations.

But in spite of all that added spying, they couldn’t point to one single case that was solved, or one single terrorist act that was thwarted through the use of these Patriot Act provisions. Anything that they solved or prevented was done using traditional techniques and tactics for solving crime, without relying on Patriot Act dirty tricks.

“The agents we interviewed did not identify any major case developments that resulted from use of the records obtained in response to Section 215 orders,” the inspector general said.

He nevertheless said that he wants Section 215 to remain, and that he views the information they gather through it as “valuable” even though it wasn’t actually solving any crimes. He added that the powers under Section 215 should be expanded, to provide even more information like that which they have been gathering – which admittedly has not solved any crimes, or prevented any terrorist attacks.

“While the expanded scope of these requests can be important uses of Section 215 authority, we believe these expanded uses require continued significant oversight,” Horowitz concluded.

FBI Admits They Haven’t Stopped ANY Terrorism With Patriot Act Spying Power.

FBI Confirms North Korea responsible for Sony Hacking

(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose “costs and consequences” on those responsible.

It was the first time the United States has directly accused another country of a cyberattack of this nature on American soil.

 

The “destructive nature” of the attack, which led the big Hollywood studio to pull a movie depicting North Korea’s leader amid threats, coupled with “its coercive nature,” set it apart from previous cyber intrusions, the FBI said.

“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” the FBI said in a statement.

“North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens toexpress themselves,” it said. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior.”

The FBI said technical analysis of malware used in the Sony attack found links to malware that “North Korean actors” had developed and found a “significant overlap” with “other malicious cyber activity” previously linked to Pyongyang.

U.S. blames North Korea for Sony cyberattack | Reuters.

FBI gags state and local police on capabilities of cellphone spy gear, Fake Cell Towers

The FBI requires state and local police to keep quiet about the capabilities of a controversial type of surveillance gear that allows law enforcement to eavesdrop on cellphone calls and track individual people based on the signals emitted by their mobile devices, according to a bureau document released recently under a Freedom of Information Act request.

The December 2012 document is a heavily redacted letter between the FBI and police in Tacoma, Wash., as the local department sought to acquire an IMSI catcher, sometimes described as a “fake cellphone tower” because it tricks individual phones into routing their calls and other data through the surveillance equipment. The Takoma police were buying gear produced by Harris Corp., a Florida-based company that makes the StingRay and other IMSI catchers used by law enforcement agencies across the country.

The FBI letter, which was not classified but was designated as “law enforcement sensitive,” told the Tacoma police chief that the Federal Communications Commission authorizes the sale of such surveillance equipment to state and local police departments on the condition that they first sign an FBI “non-disclosure agreement.”

FBI gags state and local police on capabilities of cellphone spy gear – The Washington Post.

Martial Law Checkpoints! Why Are Police And FBI Putting Strange Marks On People’s Hands In Michigan?

This is a very strange video just released by Jason A and IS SURELY a sign of things to come around the country. Check it out; it shows police and the FBI  doing warrantless check points and putting strange marks on people’s hands in Michigan in this very obvious violation of civil rights of Americans as this ‘police state USA’ continues to unfold. 

With the police and the FBI clearly terrorizing more Americans than the ‘terrorists’ ever did, this video is clearly a sign of things to come as the economy completes its collapse with world powers completing preparation for WW3 and nuclear annihilation. The 2nd video below shares much more of what we see watching unfold today.

 

Updated! Martial Law Checkpoints! Why Are Police And FBI Putting Strange Marks On People’s Hands In Michigan? | U. S. Politics.

Snatched in the Dark: Video of U.S. Forces Capturing a Terror Suspect Is Straight Out of a Movie

Snatched in the Dark: Video of U.S. Forces Capturing a Terror Suspect Is Straight Out of a Movie | Video | TheBlaze.com.

MORE TYPICAL GOVT BULLSHIT – Anonymous Hacker Who Exposed the Steubenville Rapists May Get More Prison Time Than Rapists

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Deric Lostutter, the 26-year-old “hacktivist” who leaked the evidence that led to the conviction of two of the Steubenville, Ohio rapists is now facing more time behind bars than the rapists he exposed. The Steubenville Rape Case made national headlines when a video made by the rapists themselves, and their friends, proved that their victim was unconscious and unable to consent.

Anonymous Hacker Who Exposed the Steubenville Rapists May Get More Prison Time Than Rapists : Political Blind Spot.

FBI to Lavabit founder: ‘Do you really think users trust you over us?’ – GOVERNMENT BULLSHIT!

The FBI fined, threatened, and forced Ladar Levison to suspend the operation of his secure email service, Lavabit LLC, telling the entrepreneur that his users were more likely to trust the government than him.

This year, the government demanded that Levison turn over his private SSL (secure socket layer) so that the FBI could investigate a single user account allegedly belonging to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“By taking these keys from me they were able to unlock everything coming in and out…gaining access to email content, passwords, and credit card numbers,” Levison told The Daily Caller in an interview. The keys allowed the FBI to “masquerade” as Levison himself, giving the agency administrative access to his system.

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/29/fbi-to-lavabit-founder-do-you-really-think-users-trust-you-over-us/#ixzz2jBTszdFz

FBI to Lavabit founder: ‘Do you really think users trust you over us?’ | The Daily Caller.

The Craziest Things You Could’ve Bought On Silk Road, The Black Market Of The Internet | Elite Daily

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Silk Road is, or should I say was, an illegal Internet marketplace that sold all kinds of things, from unlicensed firearms and high-grade drugs to contracts that would hire you a hitman for $150,000.

Though the place may have been considered a goldmine for some, it was also a terrible website that allowed vendors to sell child pornography and initiate assassinations.

The online black market was eventually shutdown by the FBI after the entire operation was discovered. Although the founder, Ross William Ulbricht, was arrested, the FBI continues to struggle to seize over 600,000 BitCoins generated by Ulbricht from Silk Road transactions.

Below are the craziest things you could’ve bought on Silk Road, the black market of the internet. Check them out!

The Craziest Things You Could’ve Bought On Silk Road, The Black Market Of The Internet | Elite Daily.

FBI, DHS Warn the Most Popular Cellphone System Is Vulnerable to Malware | TheBlaze.com

FBI, DHS Warn the Most Popular Cellphone System Is Vulnerable to Malware | TheBlaze.com.

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