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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #795 on: November 17, 2017, 06:31:47 PM »
With the tech they have that we don't know about yet, they can hone in on anyone at anytime.

I believe some of us are protected though, jmho.
I know that I know nothing - thanks Capricorn.

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #796 on: December 02, 2017, 09:44:13 AM »


if your info is on line anywhere i guess you can figure that it's everywhere
what a world .


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/former-nsa-employee-pleads-guilty-to-taking-classified-information/ar-BBG1CFy?li=BBnb7Kz

Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
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By SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN
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BALTIMORE — A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Friday that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed to have subsequently been stolen from his home computer by hackers working for Russian intelligence.

Nghia H. Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information, an offense that carries a possible 10-year sentence. Prosecutors agreed not to seek more than eight years, however, and Mr. Pho’s attorney, Robert C. Bonsib, will be free to ask for a more lenient sentence. He remains free while awaiting sentencing on April 6.

Mr. Pho had been charged in secret, though some news reports had given a limited description of the case. Officials unsealed the charges on Friday, resolving the long-running mystery of the defendant’s identity.

Mr. Pho, who worked as a software developer for the N.S.A., was born in Vietnam but is a naturalized United States citizen. Prosecutors withheld from the public many details of his government work and of the criminal case against him, which is linked to a continuing investigation of Russian hacking.

But in court documents, prosecutors did disclose that he worked from 2006 to 2016 for the N.S.A.’s “Tailored Access Operations.” The unit, whose name has now been changed to Computer Network Operations, is the N.S.A.’s fastest-growing component. Its hackers break into foreign computer networks to gather intelligence, often leaving behind software implants that continue to collect documents and other data and forward it to the agency for months or years.

Prosecutors said that from 2010 until March 2015, Mr. Pho began removing classified documents and writings. He kept those materials, some in digital form, at his home in Maryland, according to prosecutors.

It appears he was charged in March 2015.

Mr. Pho is one of three N.S.A. workers to be charged in the past two years with mishandling classified information, a dismal record for an agency that is responsible for some of the government’s most carefully guarded secrets.

The leaks have come to light as investigators scramble to trace the source of an even worse breach of N.S.A. security: the public release of the agency’s hacking tools by a still-unidentified group calling itself the Shadow Brokers. Some of those tools have been subsequently used for “ransomware” attacks that shut down or disrupted businesses, hospitals, railways and other enterprises around the world this year.

Government officials, who would speak of the classified details of the case only on condition of anonymity, said that Mr. Pho took the classified documents home to help him rewrite his resume. But he had installed on his home computer antivirus software made by Kaspersky Lab, a top Russian software company, and Russian hackers are believed to have exploited the software to steal the documents, the officials said.

It is not clear whether anyone at Kaspersky Lab was aware of the document theft. The company has acknowledged finding N.S.A. hacking software on a customer’s computer and removing it, but says the material was subsequently destroyed. It has denied that it works with Russian intelligence.

The sensitivity of the case was evident on Friday, when one courtroom official described the charges against Mr. Pho as “super-sealed” before the hearing. The aggressive hacking of American targets by the Russian government, including the Democratic National Committee during last year’s election campaign, is a high-priority concern for the United States, and forensic information from Mr. Pho’s computer might provide useful clues.

In addition to Mr. Pho, an N.S.A. contractor, Harold T. Martin III, was arrested last year after F.B.I. agents found some 50 terabytes of data and documents that he had taken from the N.S.A. and other agencies over 20 years. The material was stuffed into a garden shed and car, among other places, and investigators have considered the possibility that the Shadow Brokers might have obtained the hacking tools from Mr. Martin, who had also worked at one point for agency’s Tailored Access Operations.

A contract linguist who worked for the N.S.A. in Georgia, Reality Winner, was arrested in June and charged with providing a single N.S.A. document to the online publication The Intercept. Both Mr. Martin and Ms. Winner are being held awaiting trial.

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #797 on: December 13, 2017, 11:29:59 PM »
well big brother does exist...s h i t !!!!






http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-42248056/in-your-face-china-s-all-seeing-state

In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state
China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network". Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be installed in the next three years.

Many of the cameras are fitted with artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology. The BBC's John Sudworth has been given rare access to one of the new hi-tech police control rooms.

Producer: Joyce Liu. Camera: Wang Xiqing.

10 Dec 2017
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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #798 on: December 14, 2017, 09:31:23 PM »
well big brother does exist...s h i t !!!!
Indeed  8) 170 million cameras and 400 million more on the way?

Think the PTB over there might be just a touch paranoid? I also find it ironic that some individuals praise the chinese for that colossus they have orchestrated...

no wonder their citizens like to emigrate  :o
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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #799 on: January 05, 2018, 09:06:52 PM »


i guess it's only fair that the nsa memo got leaked..
 but also funny/ironic  imo
you can read the whole thing at the link



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nsa-chief-mike-rogers%E2%80%99s-classified-retirement-memo-leaks/ar-BBHVhCi?li=BBnb7Kz

NSA Chief Mike Rogers’s Classified Retirement Memo Leaks
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Adam K. Raymond
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National Security Agency head Admiral Mike Rogers is retiring in the spring, he reportedly told staffers in a “classified memo” Friday.

The memo has since leaked to NPR and Politico, among others. It’s a fitting end to Rogers’s four-year tenure at the NSA, which was marked by high-profile intelligence leaks and his efforts to prevent them.

Brought on in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s bombshell NSA leaks, Rogers was tasked with making sure nothing of the sort ever happened again. But he wasn’t successful.

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #800 on: February 09, 2018, 11:16:54 AM »




it really is a mad mad mad mad mad world

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh well if you vote (or maybe if you just breath) all your info is on line floating around
and maybe even some  'you s" who don't exist


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/russians-penetrated-u-s-voter-systems-says-top-u-s-n845721

POLITICS  FEB 8 2018, 7:28 AM ET
Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, top U.S. official says
by CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and KEVIN MONAHAN

  part of the article says

The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn't talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, "We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated."


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http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a16758812/russia-hack-voting-machines-2016/

If the Russians Got into Voting Machines, I Fear for the Republic
The evidence is building—if we can handle the truth.



BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
FEB 8, 2018

part of what he says:

We are inching ever closer to the revelation that the actual vote totals were hacked—some very smart people are already there, by the way—and, once that happens, I don’t know where we go from there. The Republican Party already has shown it will tolerate all manner of jacking around with the franchise in pursuit of power and its benefits for the Republican donor class. But, simply, I don’t know if either party truly has the sand to face up to the possibility that a president* was installed under those circumstances.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 11:19:53 AM by space otter »

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #801 on: February 09, 2018, 03:35:14 PM »
The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.
What are "voter registration rolls"?

And if that U.S. official was in charge of protecting them, doesn't mean she failed?

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #802 on: February 09, 2018, 09:19:08 PM »

Armap
you have to register before you vote, meeting requirements like age and residency, this is done before the voting date giving the paper people time to add you to the list called
voter registration rolls
 and if you aren't registered when you go to vote - you usually don't get to vote
i am saying ususally because i don't know  the rules for every state and unfortunately they are all different

"voter registration rolls" are the log of registered voters
and obviously kept in an online form so that if they are messed with  certain voters may be removed 
and while they can re-register they can not vote until then..soo thus the problem


here's a link if you want details

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote


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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #803 on: February 10, 2018, 05:18:12 AM »
Thanks, space otter, I thought it could be something like that. :)

I don't see how messing with it could help any side, unless they knew in which candidate/party they were going to vote.

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #804 on: March 07, 2018, 03:41:40 PM »


ahhhhhh and we thought they were helpful....



03/07/2018 03:26 pm ET Updated 57 minutes ago
Geek Squad Has Been Turning Customer Data Over To The FBI For More Than A Decade

New documents show the two groups have a deeper working relationship than previously known.

By Ryan Grenoble


read article here:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-geek-squad-customer-data-seach_us_5aa004b3e4b002df2c5fc9bc

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #805 on: March 12, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »

wonder how long it will take for those sunglasses to get here..

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/chinese-police-are-expanding-facial-recognition-sunglasses-program/ar-BBK8QXC


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Chinese police are expanding facial recognition sunglasses program
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Shannon Liao
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China’s police have been testing sunglasses with built-in facial recognition since at least last month to catch suspects and those traveling under false identities. Now China is expanding the facial recognition sunglasses program as police are beginning to use them in the outskirts of Beijing, according to Reuters. The program was used as extra security while Parliament voted to extend Xi Jinping’s presidency to a lifetime rule, and paralleled the increased censorship and surveillance measures seen throughout China.

Police used the sunglasses to check travelers and car registration plates against the government’s blacklist before Parliament’s annual meeting this past weekend. The Chinese government has a list of people who are not allowed to enter the meeting and might face additional enforcement action. The blacklist includes criminals, journalists, political dissidents, and human rights activists, among others.

Previously, the glasses were only been tested in trains stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. By February 8th, police had allegedly caught seven suspects, and 26 travelers using false identities.

The sunglasses are controlled by a mobile unit and cost $636 (3,999 RMB), with an additional cost for facial recognition support. They give police “instant and accurate feedback” compared to the lag and static of using facial recognition through CCTVs as Beijing-based LLVision Technology’s CEO Wu Fei told the Wall Street Journal last month.

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #806 on: March 14, 2018, 06:53:41 PM »
Armap
you have to register before you vote, meeting requirements like age and residency, this is done before the voting date giving the paper people time to add you to the list called
voter registration rolls
 and if you aren't registered when you go to vote - you usually don't get to vote
i am saying ususally because i don't know  the rules for every state and unfortunately they are all different

"voter registration rolls" are the log of registered voters
and obviously kept in an online form so that if they are messed with  certain voters may be removed 
and while they can re-register they can not vote until then..soo thus the problem


here's a link if you want details

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

Yes, in most states, you have to supply a Birth Certificate, Social Security Number and Drivers License to be able to Register to vote.
But in Democrat states they have been allowing Illegal Immigrants to vote and register by issuing ID cards and letting them register with those.
Forget Foreign Intervention in the last Election by Russian Hacking (Which didn't happen) but there was Foreign Intervention in the last US Elections by Foreign Nationals voting without authorization (And Voting Multiple times).
Federal Gov has tried to introduce stricter voting laws but are being sued by SPLC and ACLU saying that it is racist against Mexicans. :o

P.S. Chicago (A Democrat City) has just issued the Chicago CityKey:

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The Office of the City Clerk is launching a new, and exciting, program for all of Chicago’s residents – the Chicago CityKey. The Chicago CityKey is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered to all Chicago residents that will unlock many of the great things our City has to offer.

http://www.chicityclerk.com/municipal-id-card

Yes it unlocks so many things, including the ability to use it as ID to register to vote, great for Illegal Immigrants wanting to influence the election.
Democrat Foreign Collusion to win Elections.
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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #807 on: March 14, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
Why is it easier to buy a gun than vote in the USA?  Because everyone has the right to kill but not to vote?

Just asking...

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Re: they know what you are doing
« Reply #808 on: March 14, 2018, 07:36:03 PM »
Why is it easier to buy a gun than vote in the USA?  Because everyone has the right to kill but not to vote?

Just asking...
It isn't  8) to purchase a firearm, you have to have a valid ID, must pass a background check, and not have a criminal record(thus the reason for the background check)

to register to vote, you must prove that you are a citizen, live in the state you are registering in, and choose to go thru the process

you do not have the right to kill; that is murder; but you do have the right to defend you, your family, and your property from any and all harm

I under went a thorough background check and was granted a concealed carry permit and cleared to obtain a federal firearms license, which allows one to be a law abiding dealer that operates under very strict rules

in some liberal states such as California you don't have to prove anything to vote
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« Reply #809 on: March 14, 2018, 07:41:08 PM »
It isn't  8) to purchase a firearm, you have to have a valid ID, must pass a background check, and not have a criminal record(thus the reason for the background check)
I've heard it is a lot easier than that in many states.  AND definitely in many shops. :)

In fact if there are more guns than people you don't need a shop.  Lets face facts

And in some States you DO need ID to vote
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