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Microsoft staff protest over Pentagon contract for augmented reality tech ‘designed to kill people’...

Dozens of Microsoft employees have demanded the company pull out of a contract with the US...
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Video: Microsoft to give all tech tools to ‘ethical, honorable’ US Army

As big tech in the US faces increased opposition from its own employees over #Pentagon contracts, the head of #Microsoft Corporation appears to have...

Microsoft vows to hand over all its technologies to ‘ethical & honorable’ US military...

As big tech in the US faces increased opposition from its own employees over Pentagon contracts,...
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Video: Who’s Behind ICE? How Amazon, Palantir, Microsoft & Tech Giants Are Powering Trump’s...

https://democracynow.org - A shocking new investigation by immigrant rights groups reveals how corporations like Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft are profiting ... Via Youtube

How Amazon, Microsoft and Tech Giants Are Powering Trump’s Deportations

A shocking new investigation by immigrant rights groups reveals how corporations like Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft are profiting from and expediting Trump’s incarceration and...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65 — RT US News

Published time: 15 Oct, 2018 22:24 Edited time: 15 Oct, 2018 22:33 Paul Allen, who co-founded...
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Video: Microsoft: We ‘stopped’ cyber attack by Russian hackers! (P.S. here’s our new product)

With pre-midterm frenzy heating up, Microsoft said it thwarted a phishing attack by a group “widely associated” with Russia — and despite not providing...

100,000+ People Call on Microsoft and Other Tech Companies to Drop Contracts with ICE...

WASHINGTON - A growing coalition of grassroots advocacy groups are demanding that Microsoft, Salesforce, and other large tech companies drop their contracts with immigration...

Dazzled by Tech: Universities, Googlification and Microsoft

The mechanical, robotic striving of university politburos and their jack boot managers have always been interesting when it comes to one particular topic: the...

Protecting Pfizer’s and Microsoft’s Patents in China Is Not ‘Our’ Concern

To Catherine Rampell (Washington Post, 5/21/18), the idea that the US’s $337 billion trade deficit with China is problematic is a “fairy tale.” It’s...

Microsoft, Google & Facebook replacing gun emojis with water pistols — RT US News

Microsoft, Google and Facebook have now all joined Silicon Valley’s anti-gun brigade and are replacing their...

Microsoft wants US inventor jailed for distributing worthless copies of Windows recovery discs —...

Pioneer and sustainable waste advocate Eric Lundgren has been slapped with a hefty 15-month jail sentence...

Amazon, Microsoft staff busted buying sex workers trapped in trafficking industry — RT US...

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:40 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 14:44 Scooped-up electronic communications between...
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Video: Balfour 100 – time to break up the Google Microsoft Facebook tech giants’...

The Making Of A Modern Monopoly By Avirup Banarjee - Friday, 27th October 2017 ... Via Youtube

Can’t hack it: US court orders hackers to leave Microsoft computers & trademarks alone

An alleged Russian hacking group has been permanently banned from hacking Microsoft computers or using their...

Microsoft and the CIA

Recently, an instalment of WikiLeaks’ Vault7 documents came to light that exposed two CIA malware programs that specifically infect Microsoft computers with the purpose...

Ex-spy chief condemns Microsoft for leaving Windows XP users vulnerable to cyberattacks

A former UK spy chief has hit out at Microsoft for cutting support for its...

‘Like letting Tomahawk missiles get stolen’: Microsoft slams NSA mishandling of exploits

Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The...

Teenage cyberhacker-for-hire jailed for masterminding global attacks on Sony, Microsoft

A British teenager has been jailed for masterminding a cyber-hacking business that carried out more...

Microsoft bombarded with record number of US foreign intelligence requests in 2016

Published time: 14 Apr, 2017 22:45 Microsoft received over 1,000 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests from...

Microsoft products suffer major outage – reports

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 16:27 An outage is affecting Microsoft products, from Outlook to Xbox, around...

Google & Microsoft sign pact to clamp down on illegally-streamed sports

Illegally streamed sporting events and films will be increasingly difficult to find online under an anti-piracy agreement between Google and Microsoft which will hide...

Microsoft blames Brexit for rising cost of new laptops

Computing giant Microsoft has blamed Brexit for price rises of more than 15 percent, which...

Washington judge rules in favor of Microsoft, against govt gag order

US District Judge James L. Robart refused the US government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from...

Microsoft Says Virtual Reality Will Soon Have Same Mind-Bending Effects as LSD

Virtual reality technology will soon be so powerful that it will cause drug-like hallucinations, Microsoft has predicted. One of the tech firm’s...

Microsoft services to crack down on 'hate speech'

The end may be nigh for trolls on Skype and Xbox. Microsoft is launching a customer...

Microsoft wins federal appeal over warrants for data held outside US

Warrants issued by US authorities do not apply to electronic data, such as emails, held on...

Microsoft builds software for legal marijuana industry

With more and more states legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical use, Microsoft has entered into a partnership to build software that tracks the...

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Microsoft back EU "hate speech" censorship rules

Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft on Tuesday agreed to an EU code of conduct to tackle online hate speech within 24...

Boosting clouds: Microsoft, Facebook to lay giant cable under Atlantic

Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook say they will build the "highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross...

1000+ yr shelf life: Microsoft buys into synthetic DNA for data storage

Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage...

Microsoft sues DoJ over gag laws blocking customers from knowing govt got their data

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department claiming the government’s authority to block...

Good news: Microsoft hired more women. Bad news: They were scantily clad 'schoolgirls'

Microsoft faces the glare of women everywhere after addressing its gender hiring issues in the worst...

Microsoft’s storage of Windows encryption keys could expose users to hackers, gov’t — report

When it comes to computer security, encryption is key. That’s because encrypted devices or data require a key only accessible to the owner, but...
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Video: Not So Private: Microsoft faces off with US govt over emails from Ireland

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwoGyXdmPKg&w=580&h=385] The US government is going up against Microsoft over access to the tech giant's servers in Europe. Rights activists and customers don't see...

Microsoft, Yahoo start ‘forgetting’ EU search results, in Google’s footsteps

Search giants Bing and Yahoo have begun to address European customers’ requests regarding the “right to be forgotten” policy on the removal of search...

Microsoft accepts ‘contempt of court’ deal to appeal email privacy case

Microsoft Corp and the US government have reached a deal under which Microsoft has agreed to be held in contempt of court, as a...

Microsoft’s Staggering Tax Dodge Alone Would Fund the Entire State of Washington for Two...

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant...

New York judge upholds US efforts to seize emails from Microsoft

Thomas Gaist New York federal district court Judge Loretta Preska ruled Thursday that US government warrants are valid for data stored overseas, as long as...

What Were They Thinking? Microsoft Seizes, Returns Majority of No-IP.com’s Business

NATE CARDOZO Last week, Microsoft completed a legal attack on two large and quite nasty botnets by obtaining a court order transferring 23 domain names to Microsoft’s control. The...

Microsoft lawyer says future is ‘bleak’ because of NSA surveillance

Microsoft’s top lawyer doesn’t see much reason to be optimistic going forward if the National Security Agency doesn’t stop its bulk collection of private...

Did Microsoft hand the NSA access to encrypted messages?

Zafar Anjum In July last year, when the news broke that Microsoft had allegedly collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be...

Apple, Google, Microsoft, NFL: suicide by greed

Jon Rappoport RINF Alternative News The old movie line, “Stop me before I kill again,” comes to mind. In this case, however, it’s “Stop me before...

Apple, Microsoft, Google, NFL: suicide by greed

Apple, Google, Microsoft, NFL: suicide by greed by Jon Rappoport March 25, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com The old movie line, “Stop me before I kill again,” comes to mind. In this case, however, it’s “Stop me before I kill myself.” PandoDaily has uncovered a wide-ranging scandal among tech giants. It’s basically an illegal scheme to limit wages […]

Apple, Microsoft hoard cash — US taxpayers pay the bill

Nick Mathiason In recent years, America’s technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you’d think this good fortune would prove a boon to...

White House names former Microsoft exec to run Healthcare.gov

Dan Mangan Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the job of overseeing ongoing fixes to the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov starting Wednesday, officials...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and more demand sweeping changes to US surveillance laws

Dan Roberts and Jemima Kiss The world's leading technology companies have united to demand sweeping changes to US surveillance laws, urging an international ban on...

Court Orders Google, Microsoft & Yahoo to Make Pirate Sites Disappear

TorrentFreak.comNovember 30, 2013 While its common for search engines to receive DMCA takedown requests for specific URLs, events in France have taken things to a...

Microsoft Denies Monitoring Skype Calls After Banning Users For Bad Language

Company suspends accounts of foul-mouthed Xbox gamers Paul Joseph Watson After it was revealed that Microsoft was suspending the Skype accounts of Xbox gamers who used...

Microsoft Denies New Xbox One Can See Your Genitals

NSA-friendly company dubiously claims image shows “fold in the denim” Paul Joseph Watson Microsoft has denied that the Kinect camera attached to the new Xbox One...

Microsoft shows off digital-crime-fighting center

Janet I. Tu Seattle Times November 15, 2013 In a building on the north side of Microsoft’s Redmond campus, there is much talk of stopping the bad...

Apple vs. Microsoft: A Tale of Tech Titans

Steve­n A. Ballm­er, the chief execu­tive of Micro­soft. (Photo: Chang W. Lee / T­he New York Times)I am not a tech-industry maven, so I...

Microsoft and Google to sue over US surveillance requests

Rory CarrollThe GuardianAugust 31, 2013 Microsoft and Google are to sue the US government to win...

Microsoft pledges to move forward with NSA surveillance lawsuit

LA TimesAugust 30, 2013 Microsoft, Google and other major U.S. technology companies fighting to reveal more...

Microsoft asks Google to blacklist Microsoft.com

Like many copyright holders, Microsoft routinely asks Google to remove links from its search engine that contain copyrighted material. But last week, the software...

Despite Participation in PRISM, Microsoft Warns of Threat to Constitution

“The Constitution is suffering.” That was the message sent July 16 by Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith in a letter to U.S. Attorney General...

Microsoft Instrumental in NSA’s Prism Program

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com July 12, 2013 Software giant Microsoft worked closely with the National Security Agency in its effort to surveil the...

Microsoft’s “Smart Cities” Ideal Template for Stasi Police State

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comJuly 12, 2013 Smart cities are designed by corporations like IMB and Cisco...

Revealed: Microsoft's Secret Collaboration With NSA

(Pichi Chuang/Reuters)The latest NSA documents revealed by the Guardian on Thursday show the scope and scale to which Microsoft and its well known affiliates...

Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to let federal investigators bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions...

Revealed: How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

Microsoft Waits to Fix Your Software Bugs So the NSA Can Use Them First

Rebecca Greenfield The Atlantic Wire June 15, 2013 In a move as fiendishly clever as it is galling, Microsoft tells the U.S. government...

Facebook and Microsoft get government OK to make broader surveillance revelations post-Edward Snowden leaks

NY Daily NewsJune 15, 2013 Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national...

NSA leaks hint Microsoft may have lied about Skype security

Microsoft may have misled millions of Skype users around the world by making claims last year that have since been contradicted by intelligence leaked...

New Xbox by NSA partner Microsoft will watch you 24/7

Daily CallerJune 7, 2013 Possible privacy violations by Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One have come under new...

Ex-Microsoft manager works to create first US marijuana brand

A former Microsoft executive is planning to create a marijuana enterprise that he hopes will dominate the legal cannabis industry during the “dot bong...

Ex-Microsoft manager works to create first US marijuana brand

A former Microsoft executive is planning to create a marijuana enterprise that he hopes will dominate the legal cannabis industry during the “dot bong...

Windows open: Microsoft reveals tens of thousands of users data disclosed

Published time: March 22, 2013 14:01
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Microsoft received 75,378 government requests in 2012 to disclose user information, a report reveals. The company joins the likes of Google, which handed over troves of user data to governments last year, raising concerns over privacy violations.

The software giant claims the requests come from the FBI and as such the disclosure of the information can be justified.

Microsoft revealed in its transparency report it had disclosed data pertaining to 137,424 user accounts at the behest of world governments. Microsoft maintains that actual “customer content” was released in only 2.1 per cent of cases.

However, names, email addresses, user names and locations, which the company classifies as ‘non-content’, were released in 79.8 per cent of cases.

Most of the requests to reveal user information over the past year originated in the US, UK, Turkey, Germany and France.

“However, we only disclose data in 46 countries where we have the ability to validate the lawfulness of the request,” said a company spokesperson.

"In recent months, there has been broadening public interest in how often law enforcement agencies request customer data from technology companies and how our industry responds to these requests," Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said.

Stressing the company’s commitment to transparency, he added that Microsoft was following suit with companies like Google and Twitter, which had “made important and helpful contributions to this discussion by publishing some of their data.”

Google was first off the mark and has published a transparency report three years running, detailing the quantity of information handed over to government agencies. It also claimed to have received request letters from the FBI as part of terrorism investigations.

Last week a judge in the US ruled that the use of such letters went against the American constitution because it bypasses the rights of the individual involved. However, the judge allowed the measures to remain in place pending appeal.

Microsoft has come in the firing line before for its surveillance practices regarding popular telephony tool Skype, which the company acquired in 2011. Earlier this year a group of 44 privacy and free expression groups wrote an open letter to Microsoft, urging them to publish a transparency report on how exactly the company uses private information in government surveillance.

“We believe that this data is vital to help us help Skype’s most vulnerable users, who rely on your software for the privacy of their communications and, in some cases, their lives,” read the letter.

Eva Galperin from the Electronic Frontier Foundation told Forbes she was “a little suspicious of the language” used in the transparency report regarding Skype and is concerned that Skype may have provided the government with a backdoor to eavesdrop on conversations without consulting Microsoft.

“This doesn’t exclude the possibility that Microsoft used cryptographic means to undermine a users’ security and allow law enforcement to perform their own wiretap,” Galperin told Forbes magazine.

Apple, Microsoft and Adobe face Australian parliamentary probe

Customers check the latest technology in an Apple retail store in central Sydney. (AFP Photo / Greg Wood)

Customers check the latest technology in an Apple retail store in central Sydney. (AFP Photo / Greg Wood)

Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summonsed to appear before the Australian parliament at a hearing into why the tech firms sell their goods to local consumers at higher prices than in the US.

­The parliamentary committee for infrastructure and communications announced that a public hearing will be held on March 22nd in Canberra.

"The Committee is looking at the impacts of prices charged to Australian consumers for IT products – Australian consumers often pay much higher prices for hardware and software than people in other countries," the committee said. "The Committee has been examining claims made by organizations such as CHOICE, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network."

"In what's probably the first time anywhere in the world, these IT firms are now being summoned by the Australian parliament to explain why they price their products so much higher in Australia compared to the United States," said ruling Labor government MP Ed Husic, who helped set up the committee.

Australian “people’s watchdog”, CHOICE found that Australians pay on average 34% more for software, 52% more for iTunes music, 88% more for Wii games and 41% for computer hardware than US consumers, their official website states. The research indicated that the majority of these price discrepancies were likely due to price discrimination from large international firms.

Microsoft Hypocritically Attacks Google Over Privacy

And conveniently forgets to mention it's own privacy track record

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Yes, Gmail scans every email you send or receive, and no, there isn't any way to opt-out. Yes, it probably does breach international privacy laws and yes, Google does systematically steal and abuse our data. But! let's take a closer look at Microsoft...

Russia’s Yandex overtakes Microsoft in world wide searching

RIA Novosti / Mikhail Fomichev

RIA Novosti / Mikhail Fomichev

Russia’s Yandex search engine has pushed Microsoft’s Bing aside in global search statistics, climbing to fourth place after Google, Baidu and Yahoo!

­The world-wide search statistics are compiled by comScore’s qsearch.

The trend started November, Yandex representative Tatyana Komarova told Vedomosti daily. Then Yandex processed 4.62 billion search requests compared to Microsoft’s 4.48 billion requests that meant each had roughly a 2.6 percent share. In December the trend continued, as Yandex handled 4.84 billion requests (2.8 percent share) and Microsoft 4.48 billion (2.5 percent share). In the number of unique searchers the companies change places – in December with Microsoft having 268.6 million, and Yandex just 74.4 million.

The growth in searches through Yandex happened because of increase of Russian internet use, according to Komarova. The Russian segment grew 17% in 2012 up to 42.2 million users.

Even through it improved its performance worldwide Moscow-based Yandex NV (YNDX) is a long way behind Google, which retains its position of the world’s search leader. Google handled 114.73 billion requests in December for a 65.2 percent market share. China’s Baidu came next with 14.5 billion (8.2 percent), followed by Yahoo with 8.63 billion (4.9 percent).

However, while Google dominates American and European markets – over 65 percent of American searches and over 90 percent of European searches are made with the Google; in Russia it gives ground to Yandex. In Russia, Yahoo accounts for twice as many searches as Google, having 60.5 percent of Russia’s web-search market compared to 26.4 percent for Google. Like Google Yandex’s core business is in search and also has innovative projects from data and mobile to mapping.

Yandex has become the first Russian company to get access to the vast database of the CERN nuclear research establishment in Switzerland. Last fall Yandex rolled out its own web browser and Android app store in Russia, hoping to expand them worldwide. Yandex also developed a voice-activated visual search engine for Facebook called Wonder, which lets people find local businesses friends had visited or taken photos at, what music they’d been listening to, and what news they had been reading. However, Facebook had to cut its data access (along with Twitter’s Vine app, among others) due to its data policy.

Taking advantage of Russia’s rapidly growing internet market, Yandex has opened up in Turkey. The company says it hopes to raise its market share to 35 percent in five years from 1.4 percent today.  Google has 93.7 percent market share in Turkey according to ComScore. “The target looks ambitious,” Aleksandr Vengranovich, an analyst at Otkritie Capital in Moscow, told Bloomberg. He noted that it took Google about five years to reach 26 percent in Russia, with most of its gains coming from Yandex. 

Yandex says it chose Turkey because of its population of 75 million, and an increasing online audience, Bloomberg reports. The country is now the No. 6 web search market. In November, Yandex became the default search on handsets running the Windows Phone operating system in Turkey, even though Microsoft’s Bing search engine is available. In Turkey, Yandex also developed technology for street-view maps that blurs the face of Kemal Ataturk statues and street portraits to comply with a ban on photographing images of the country’s founder.

Malware Infects PCs Even Before They Reach Retail Shops, Says Microsoft Study

A new study conducted by Microsoft dubbed Operation b70, from Aug. 2011, shows that several computers carry malware installed in the factory, BBC News...

Microsoft to ban freedom of speech?

By James Sherwood Microsoft has come over all PC - gedddit?!?!? - by filing a patent application for technology that’ll stop you from swearing online. In...

NSA Had Access Built into Microsoft Windows

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Trump hails Google’s ‘total commitment’ to US military (not Chinese military!) — RT USA...

President Donald Trump has boasted that tech giant Google is “totally committed to the US Military,...

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals — RT USA News

Federal prosecutors are probing Facebook's illicit data-sharing partnerships, reportedly subpoenaing data from smartphone manufacturers as the...

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals — RT USA News

Federal prosecutors are probing Facebook's illicit data-sharing partnerships, reportedly subpoenaing data from smartphone manufacturers as the...

Big-tech breakup? Elizabeth Warren takes on Amazon and Google — RT USA News

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has unveiled plans to break up and regulate Amazon, Google, and Facebook....

US contractors rejoice at the new Red Scare — RT USA News

US politicians and media peddling scary stories about Russia and China may have a more pedestrian...

‘The Distribution of Income Depends on How We Structure the Economy’ – CounterSpin interview...

Janine Jackson interviewed Dean Baker about taxing the rich for the February 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

‘Face Surveillance Is a Uniquely Dangerous Technology’ – CounterSpin interview with Shankar Narayan on...

Janine Jackson interviewed Shankar Narayan about face surveillance for the February 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

AP & Snopes quit ‘fact-checking’ for Facebook as NewsGuard’s blacklist model pushes ahead —...

Two of Facebook’s US “fact-checkers” tasked with keeping fake news from proliferating have chosen to quit...
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Video: ‘Proceed with caution’: NewsGuard app assesses reliability of media outlets, but who’s behind...

Microsoft has announced its new browser will have an inbuilt app for assessing the reliability of media outlets. However, the app in question -...

Google and Facebook broke company records for US government lobbying in 2018 — RT...

Facing increased public scrutiny, Google and Facebook spent record amounts of money lobbying the US government...

‘NewsGuard’ app gives news sites ‘trust’ ratings & targets alternative media. What could go...

Another day, another effort to combat ‘fake news’ online. This time it’s NewsGuard, a new app...

Congressman calls for Zuckerberg to step down as Facebook CEO amid new privacy breach...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should “log out” over an “unprecedented level of negligence,” a US congressman...

150+ companies thrived on Facebook user data under secretive ‘partnership’ deals – reports —...

Adding to a growing backlash against Facebook, a New York Times report detailed how the social...

The U.S. Government’s Plan Is to Conquer Russia by a Surprise Invasion

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Trump Force One private jet damaged in airport fender bender — RT US News

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Trump Is Just One Player in a Much, Much Larger Tax Story

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Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to...

The US military research agency will spend millions helping computers engage better with the real world...

Journalist explains why US doesn’t need hackers to control the world, and it’s hard...

'Russian hackers' have become the go-to bogeymen for Washington. There's little mention of American hackers though...

Journalist explains why US doesn’t need hackers to control the world, and it’s hard...

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Pentagon wants proposals for next-generation cloud computing system… on DVD — RT US News

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NSA employee who took secret files home sentenced to prison — RT US News

A former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) was sentenced to 66 months in prison...

Does the U.S. Have the Ingredients to Win a Trade War?

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New government report claims UK’s nuclear enterprise is not ‘fit for purpose’ — RT...

Budget constraints are preventing the UK's Ministry of Defense (MoD) from scrapping potentially dangerous nuclear...

Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet — RT US News

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‘Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts’ says professor in warning to Americans —...

Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is...

A Celebrity Salesman for the Military-Industrial-Complex

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Syria & Russia Accuse U.S. Coalition, ‘White Helmets’, of Preparing Chemical Weapons Attacks in...

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Trump calls out Google for ‘rigged’ search results, ‘illegal’ censorship, vows to take action...

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Secret meeting of social media & tech giants to tackle midterm elections — RT...

Representatives from America’s tech giants are meeting in private to discuss strategies for countering “information operations”...

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‘No evidence’, but Russian Fancy Bears are doing it again (p.s. here’s our new...

With pre-midterm frenzy heating up, Microsoft said it thwarted a phishing attack by a group “widely...

‘No evidence’, but Russian Fancy Bears are doing it again (p.s. here’s our new...

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Ahead of New Legislation, Warren Documents Endless List of Trumpian Corruption

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Where Donald Trump and the Elites Agree on Protectionism: Patents and Copyrights

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‘Deep State social media meddles in US elections’ – Kim Dotcom slams ‘Zuckerspy &...

Kim Dotcom has slammed ‘deep state’ Facebook and Twitter for meddling in US elections, warning they...

Facebook Stock Decline Is Largest One-Day Drop in U.S. History

Facebook’s drop in stock price of nearly 20 percent marks the largest one-day stock market decline in U.S. history, at $119 billion....

Tech Industry’s Push to Hire Autistic Workers Could Lead to Hyper-Exploitation

For autistic people, employment prospects are grim. Using data collected in 2014 and 2015, a Drexel University study found that only 14 percent of autistic adults...

Twitter unimpressed after ‘depressed’ Farage goes fishing — RT UK News

As Brexit spirals towards disaster, former UKIP chief and Leave bigwig Nigel Farage has apparently...

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil.

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Janine Jackson interviewed Tracy Rosenberg about ICE’s corporate collaborators for the June 29, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Happy Fourth of July! The Story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals the Power of Good...

Today, the Fourth of July, is a good time to think about the First Amendment — and the possibility that journalism, at least as it’s...

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At least 60 different firms – including Apple and Microsoft – have data-sharing partnerships with Facebook,...

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How and why the U.S. Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will document that the ‘new Cold War’ between the U.S. and Russia did not start, as the Western...
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Video: Tech Giants Fight to Dominate Data of Developing Countries

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are among high tech giants fighting to maintain an unregulated environment at the WTO that strengthens their ... Via Youtube

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Trump can’t tell HIV from HPV but knows ‘scary’ amount about my daughter –...

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Trump-Obsessed Media Outlets Again Ignore Critical Net Neutrality News

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An Insult to Mob Bosses

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What Would It Take for Trump Voters to Realize He’s Corrupt?

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Congress Held Ten Hours of Hearings on Facebook. What’s Next?

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Who Will Take on the 21st Century Tech and Media Monopolies?

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Credible Possibility Now for Nuclear War, Russia-v.-U.S.

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Aircraft maker Boeing has suffered a malware attack, which early reports said could have impacted production...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth plunged by a reported $5 billion, the day after a data scandal...

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has expressed major reservations about cryptocurrencies, warning that due to their use...

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Recycling advocate Eric Lundgren, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for making free Windows...

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Early on Monday morning, Douglas Schifter, a career professional taxi and limo driver in New York City, made one final trip, to lower Manhattan....

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A trade association whose members include internet giants Google, Twitter and Facebook has expressed its support...

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Is political pressure behind YouTube’s video labeling? — RT US News

YouTube has started labeling videos by government-funded media after their recommendation program was the subject of...

Ex-Silicon Valley insiders launch campaign against ‘erosive’ social networks — RT US News

Ex-Silicon Valley executives, who helped to build Google and Facebook into the tech giants they are...

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One could almost see the proverbial pots and kettles on Friday, when ex-Pentagon chief Ashton Carter...

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Information stored on every desktop computer, smartphone and cloud server since 1995 could be accessed by...

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Trump official claims North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyber attack — RT US...

A Trump official claims in an op-ed that the US has proof that it was North...

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Amazon, Netflix, Facebook and many other tech giants have blasted Congress’ decision to repeal net neutrality,...

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the latest person to lend his voice to the...

Amazon launches ‘Secret Region’ cloud service for US intel agencies — RT US News

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 23:33 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 00:05 Amazon announced it has...

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Senators are pushing to reauthorize some of the US Intelligence agencies’ most sweeping and controversial spying...

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After a hacker stole cyber tools from an NSA “stockpile” to carry out the WannaCry cyberattack,...

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Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 16:24 Workers shouldn’t fear the rise of the robots, argues...

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US intelligence officials are fighting to renew the controversial spying program which allows agencies to conduct...

FBI director says agency couldn’t hack into nearly 7,000 encrypted devices — RT US...

Federal agents failed to hack into 6,900 mobile devices protected by encryption, the FBI director told...

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Business lobby CBI smells profit as robotic revolution threatens millions of jobs — RT...

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The US Air Force is looking to acquire samples of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and synovial fluid...

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Bill Gates: Europe Will be Overwhelmed Unless it Stems Flow of Migrants

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned that Africa’s population explosion will overwhelm Europe unless the continent makes it more difficult for migrants...

At NYT, Fantasy of Bill Clinton’s Centrism Saving the Dems Never Gets Old

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Chomsky to RT: ‘US is racing toward the precipice, while the world is trying...

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Many of the world's most powerful people are gathering for the annual meeting of the mysterious...

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Janine Jackson interviewed Ed Morales about Puerto Rico’s recent filing for bankruptcy amidst its debt crisis for the May 12, 2017 episode of CounterSpin. This...

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WannaCry, the global cyber ransomware attack that infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, yielded the hackers less than $70,000, and no federal...

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The National Health Service (NHS) warns of a day of chaos as doctors return to work and switch on their ransomware-infected computers. Some operations...

UK defence secretary insists nuclear subs safe despite concerns over #WannaCry vulnerability

Published time: 14 May, 2017 14:34 British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon insists he has “complete...

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Advertisements for DeVry College, which was sued by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading advertising, on a subway car in New York, October 2,...

'97% of NHS trusts working as normal after cyberattack’ – Home Secretary Rudd

Published time: 13 May, 2017 20:04 All but six of the 248 NHS trusts in...

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A zero-day vulnerability tool, covertly exploited by US intelligence agencies and exposed by the Shadow Brokers...

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End of encryption? Tech giants ordered to clamp down on online extremism

Published time: 30 Mar, 2017 10:25Edited time: 31 Mar, 2017 12:02 Tech firms must do more...

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Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 13:42 The US will use the “full force of the law” to...

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The US has opened a federal criminal investigation into Wikileaks’ publication of what it claims is the largest ever batch of confidential documents on...

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The Trump administration has dug in its heels, declaring that the 90-day (for now) Muslim ban on refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran,...

Iranian Student Blocked From Entering US: Trump's Remarks on Muslim Ban Remind Me of...

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Facebook to challenge search warrants for personal data of 9/11 responders accused of fraud

In an important court case over digital privacy, Facebook will attempt to protect user data of...

Google must comply with FBI data request to hand over overseas emails – US...

An American judge has ruled that Google must provide emails stored overseas to US authorities for...

Airbnb CEO offers free housing to refugees after Trump’s immigration ban

While Trump’s recent order to close America’s borders to the citizens of some Muslim-majority countries continues...

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Details have emerged of passengers being prevented from boarding their flights to the US as President...

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Skype outage hit much of US on Wednesday morning

Skype users had problems logging in and receiving messages, with the service down across much of...

The Noose that Obama Had Wanted to Hand to President Hillary to Hang...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION This will be a summary, update, and extension from, a 25,000-word masterpiece of historical writing: the obscure, little-noticed, but...

Janet Reno: Bill Clinton’s Attorney General

Outspoken, outrageous and absolutely indifferent to others’ opinions, Janet Reno was truly one of a kind. — Paul Anderson She was the first woman to hold...

‘The butcher of Waco’: Former attorney general Janet Reno dies aged 78

Former US Attorney General Janet Reno has died aged 78. Reno was renowned for several controversial...

Britain will ‘strike back’ at cyber-attackers with £1.9bn security boost – Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged on Tuesday that Britain will “strike back” if it comes under cyber-attack from hackers and foreign governments. The £1.9 billion program...

Hillary’s Criminal Plan for the Internet

You’re probably appalled at the American media’s shameless whoring for Hillary Clinton, asking yourself why they would so thoroughly debase their much-touted journalistic ethics....

Halloween Comes Early as Bloomberg Tries to Scare Kids With Debt Monster

Bloomberg (10/14/16) decided to get into the Halloween spirit by warning our kids about the national debt. The piece is headlined “A Child Born...

Trump Organization's 'problematic' cybersecurity risks email hack — report

Donald Trump may want to worry less about the Mexican border wall and more about his...

$50mn closer: Hyperloop One gets investment from its Dubai backer, hires ex-Google treasurer

Hyperloop One, a company that might soon introduce humans to a new era of epic high-speed...

'We interpret every govt request' – Yahoo responds to e-mail scanning revelations

Yahoo called the report that the company scanned its customers’ incoming emails “misleading.” This comes as...

Internet giveaway day? US gov’t relinquishes control of web’s ‘address book’

The US government’s contract to control the internet’s ‘address book’ has expired after 47 years, transferring...

Goldman Sachs Is Acknowledging Climate Change. Why Isn't the GOP?

Accepting the reality of climate change and the financial, social and political challenges it presents is something every single company, every single...

Google dodges Clinton health problems in search autocomplete – expert

Search giant Google is now covering up Clinton’s health issues, alleges Robert Epstein, a critic of...

Darwin Unhinged

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Rebellion in the Suites: Tax Collectors and Businesspeople

Large-scale political and economic challenges are confronting the US multi-national corporate elite. Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Pfizer and scores of other multinational tax...

America’s Aristocracy Facing Resistance from American Public Regarding Russia

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org The subterranean reality of U.S. foreign policy is that it serves the U.S. aristocracy, the owners of controlling blocs of...

Following the Money Behind Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has chosen her potential second-in-command if elected to the White House -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Kaine launched his career...

A Fully Functioning Antikythera Mechanism

When we talk about the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution of the modern digital desktop PC, charting the...

Special Interests Look to Influence Political Conventions — Discreetly

Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally in Richmond, Virginia, June 10, 2016. Of the special interests that will be supporting...

How Does Corporate Media Manufactures False Narratives?

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is...

The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

Slavery has been abolished in the United States since 1865, when the 13th Amendment was passed in the ashes of the Civil War. Well, almost...

Hired hackers find over 100 bugs in Pentagon computer systems

Hackers contracted by the Defense Department to test the security of its less-sensitive computer systems have found more than 100 vulnerabilities, the Pentagon admitted. The...

Bill Gates plans to end poverty one chicken at a time (VIDEO)

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, aka the richest person in the world, believes he has cracked the...

Tech Companies Need to Stop Bankrolling Hate

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Snowden leak: GCHQ & America’s NSA regularly intercept British MPs emails

American spies and the UK’s listening post GCHQ regularly intercept the emails of British MPs...

Stoking the Fires: Trump and His Legions

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com No-Yong Park came to the United States in August 1921 from Manchuria, where his Korean parents had fled to escape from the Japanese...

Millions for the Boss, Cuts for You!

More is never enough. By now we really don’t need yet another statement of inequality, but here goes anyway: The average ratio of chief...

UK cybercrime prosecutions rise 34% in 1 year

The number of cyber criminals prosecuted in Britain rose by almost 34 percent in 2015 while prosecutions for white collar criminals also increased marginally,...

Corporate CEOs earn 335 times more money than employees – report

The head honchos of America’s 500 largest companies earn 335 times more money than their employees, a new union report found, which also highlighted...

Al-Qaeda online magazine calls for stabbing attacks in US

An online magazine published by Al-Qaeda’s main affiliate urges stabbing attacks on Americans, following the wave...

Artificial Intelligence Poses Huge Threat to Humanity if in Wrong Hands, Scientist Warns

The fate of the human race may well be in the hands of a bunch of socially-awkward computer nerds currently adding their...

Popular video game Minecraft goes VR

Minecraft, the blocky 3D construction game where players can generate interactive worlds, just immersed itself in...

Economy In Decline: Apple Reports Massive Revenue Decline As iPhone Sales Plummet Dramatically

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‘Science fiction to fact’: NASA hackathon expands its diversity worldwide

In some 163 locations across 72 countries spanning six continents, hackers joined with scientists, engineers and...

Decrypt or else: Draft encryption bill says tech companies must comply with court orders

A leaked draft of a Senate bill addressing the fight between Apple and the FBI over...

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Researchers at the University of Washington and Microsoft are developing one of the first complete storage...

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Those fearing future robot enslavement or being replaced by super intelligent machines should look away...

Apple-FBI encryption tensions spiked upon iOS 8 reveal in 2014 – report

The fight between Apple and the FBI over access to iPhone communications escalated when Apple introduced...

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(RT) - Despite being handed hundreds of millions in taxpayers’ cash, British spooks are losing the cyberwar, a top GCHQ director has acknowledged. Alex Dewdney, who...

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Thomas Gaist US tech firms, including Facebook, Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft, Cisco Systems,...

Saudi Arabia’s Dictator Demands Regime-Change in Syria — Otherwise WW III

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It's reprehensible. It's confrontational. It's potentially belligerent. Rogue states operate this way.

No nation spies on more nations than America. None more intrusively. None more aggressively. None more lawlessly.

None for more reasons. None in more ways. None more duplicitous about it. None more involved in cybercrime. More on this below.

China is a major US economic, political and military rival. Washington wants it marginalized, weakened and isolated.

It wants its sovereign independence eliminated. It want pro-Western puppet governance replacing it.

It wants its resources plundered. It wants its people exploited. Bashing China risks open conflict. So does pursuing America's overall imperial objectives.

On May 19, Washington declared unprecedented cyberwar on China. 

The Justice Department headlined "US Charges Five Chinese Military Hackers for Cyber Espionage Against US Corporations and a Labor Organization for Commercial Advantage"

"First Time Criminal Charges Are Filed Against Known State Actors for Hacking"

A federal grand jury indicted five Chinese Peoples Liberation Army officials. Doing so was unprecedented. It was provocative. 

Individuals charged didn't matter. Washington confronted the People's Republic of China directly. It did so by targeting its military.

Charges include "computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses directed at six American victims in US nuclear power, metals and solar products industries."

They allege conspiracy "to hack into American entities, to maintain unauthorized access to their computers and to steal information from those entities that would be useful to their competitors in China, including state-owned enterprises (SOEs)."

Attorney General Eric Holder claimed "economic espionage by members of the Chinese military and represents the first ever charges against a state actor for this type of hacking."

"The range of trade secrets and other sensitive business information stolen in this case is significant and demands an aggressive response," he said.

FBI Director James Comey claimed "(f)or too long, the Chinese government has blatantly sought to use cyber espionage to obtain economic advantage for its state-owned industries."

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin said:

"State actors engaged in cyber espionage for economic advantage are not immune from the law just because they hack under the shadow of their country’s flag."

Third Department Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398 officials named include Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui.

Alleged companies targeted include Westinghouse, SolarWorld subsidiaries, US Steel, Allegheny Technologies, Alcoa, "the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, (and) Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW)."

Charges include:

  • One count of "conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse."

  • Eight counts of "accessing (or attempting to access) a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain."

  • Fourteen counts of "transmitting a program, information, code, or command with the intent to cause damage to protected computers."

  • Six counts of "aggravated identify theft."

  • One count of "economic espionage."

  • One count of "trade secret theft."

Xinhua is China's official press agency. It's a ministry-level department. It provides electronic and print news and information.

On May 20, it headlined "China strongly opposes US indictment against Chinese military personnel," saying:

"China lodged protests with the US side following the announcement, urging the U.S. side to immediately correct its mistake and withdraw the indictment."

"(T)he position of the Chinese government on cyber security is consistent and clear-cut. China is steadfast in upholding cyber security." 

"The Chinese government, the Chinese military and their relevant personnel have never engaged or participated in cyber theft of trade secrets." 

"The US accusation against Chinese personnel is groundless with ulterior motives."

Evidence shows "terminals of Chinese military access to the internet have suffered from great number of foreign cyber attacks in recent years, and a considerable number of such attacks originated from the United States."

"China demands that the US side explain its cyber theft, eavesdropping and surveillance activities against China and immediately stop such activities."

America is "the biggest attacker of China's cyber space."

US attacks "infiltrate and tap Chinese networks belonging to governments, institutions, enterprises, universities and major communication backbone networks." 

"Those activities target Chinese leaders, ordinary citizens and anyone with a mobile phone."

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said:

"This US move, which is based on fabricated facts, grossly violates the basic norms governing international relations and jeopardizes China-U.S. cooperation and mutual trust."

Nine or more major online companies cooperate with lawless NSA spying. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, Skype, YouTube and others are involved.

They do so through NSA's Prism. It gains access to search histories, emails, file transfers and live chats. 

It's gotten directly from US provider servers. Doing so facilitates mass surveillance. NSA spies globally. Its activities reveal rogue agency lawlessness.

NSA targets China intensively. It lawlessly hacks its computer and telecommunications networks. 

It focuses on strategically important information. It does so through its ultra-secret China hacking group.

It conducts cyber-espionage. Huang Chengquing is Beijing's top Internet official. China has "mountains of data," he said.

It reveals widespread US hacking. It's designed to steal government secrets. NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) in involved.

It's ultra-secret. Most NSA personnel and officials know little or nothing about it. Only those with a need to know have full access.

TAO operations are extraordinarily sensitive. They penetrate Chinese computer and telecommunications systems.

They've done so for nearly 16 years. They generate reliable intelligence. They learn what's ongoing in China.

They obtain what Washington most wants to know. It's done by surreptitious hacking.

It cracks passwords. It penetrates computer security systems. It decrypts successfully. It steals hard drive data.

In October 2012, Obama authorized cyber-attacks. He did so by secret presidential directive.

His Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) "offer(s) unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging."

Washington "identif(ies) potential targets of national importance where OCEO can offer a favorable balance of effectiveness and risk as compared with other instruments of national power."

Domestic spying works the same way. Anything goes defines policy. Constitutional protections don't matter. Or US statute laws. Or international ones. Or relations with other nations.

Washington rules alone apply. TAO's mandate is penetrating, destroying, damaging, or otherwise compromising targeted sites.

It's the largest, most important NSA Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) Directorate component.

Well over 1,000 military and civilian computer hackers, intelligence analysts, targeting specialists, computer hardware and software designers, and electrical engineers are involved.

Their job is identifying sensitive computer systems and supporting telecommunications networks. Their mandate is penetrating them successfully.

They exceed the capability of other US intelligence gathering agencies. Their activities expand exponentially.

China knows what's going on. So do Russia and other nations. They're acutely aware of NSA activities. They knows the threat. They take appropriate countermeasures.

Cyber-attacks constitute war by other means. Doing so compromises freedom. It risks confrontation. It threatens world peace.

It doesn't matter. America operates solely for its own self-interest. For control. For economic advantage.

For being one up on foreign competitors. For information used advantageously in trade, political, and military relations. NSA's get it all mandate explains.

June 5 is a landmark date. It marks the first anniversary of Edward Snowden revelations. He connected important dots for millions.

He revealed lawless NSA spying. He did so in great detail. He's the gift that keeps on giving. 

Western nations collaborate irresponsibly. They do so with major corporations. Privacy no longer exists. 

There's no place to hide. Big Brother watches everyone. Spying goes way beyond protecting national security.

All electronic communications can be monitored, collected and stored. Legal restraints are absent. 

Obama heads the most rogue administration in US history. He exceeds the worst of his predecessors. Congress and American courts permit the impermissible. 

Mass US surveillance is standard practice. It's global. It's all- embracing. It targets world leaders. It's after everything and everyone of possible interest.

No constraints exist. No standards. Rogue states operate this way. America is by far the worst.

Bashing China turns a blind eye to US high crimes. They're too egregious to ignore. 

America is a pariah state. It exceeds the worst in world history. It risks global confrontation. Stopping it matters most. 

It bears repeating what previous articles stressed. Today is the most perilous time in world history. World peace hangs in the balance.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 


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Pratap Chatterjee  RINF Alternative News The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, sneaking into houses and...

Revealed: NSA Receiving Data of Tens of Thousands of Internet Users

Sarah Lazare RINF Alternative News Internet giants Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft release new details about government surveillance requests Every six months, data from tens of...

Distorting Poverty to Promote Capitalism

Garry Leech RINF Alternative News While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week to discuss global development and poverty, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates...

Eventually We Always End Up At The Same Place

Bob Alexander  RINF Alternative News Let's do a little thought experiment. Take anything you know to be a solid gold fact and have this fact not...

Why US brain drain harms developing countries

Ralph Nader RINF Alternative News The companies that have exported or outsourced American jobs and industries to low-wage countries are now ferociously lobbying Congress to enact...

Beyond the NSA: What About Big Data Abuse by Corporations, Politicians?

John Nichols  RINF Alternative News  Taking steps to end, or at the very least to constrain, the federal government’s practice of storing information on the personal communications of...

Do Americans Trust Obama Policies?

Image: http://www.wikipedia.org/Two major takeaways from Obama-era politics are a heightened sense of polarity between party members; both at-large and in office, and a mutual distrust across party lines.  Whether or not you believe the systemic ...

Record Growth For Privacy Search Engines In Wake Of NSA Revelations

“Snowden Effect” Sees Web Browsers Steering Clear Of Big Names Steve WatsonInfowars.comJanuary 14, 2014When...

Top Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich

Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and...

Top Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich

Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and...

Amazon’s Bogus Anti-Apple Crusade

Behold tech's fiercest legal battle: Price-fixing,...

Ten examples of welfare for rich in US

The Cato Institute estimates that federal subsidies to corporations cost taxpayers almost $100 billion every year.Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare...

Hillary Clinton’s team makes ‘hit list’

Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton speaks at Chatham House in central London, Oct. 11, 2013.ReutersA new book has revealed a detailed "hit...

Humanitarian Warfare: “Stabilizing” Central Africa for the Multinationals

On December 5th, yet another war led by foreign powers broke out in Africa, and like the one in Mali, it was led at...

Another Media Platform for the World’s Rich and Powerful?

Ariana Huffington at the Time 100 Gala in New York in 2012. (Photo: Reuters)Are the world's rich and powerful getting yet another international media...

Arianna Huffington Courts Global Elite in Effort to Undermine Alternative Media

New platform for Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt to preach to the benighted masses Kurt Nimmo Arianna Huffington pocketed tens of millions when...

Elite to get their own news platform

Dominic Rushe The 1% are about to get their own publication. The digital media titan Arianna Huffington and the billionaire investor Nicolas...

Rand Paul Will File Suit Against the NSA “Soon”

Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) is closer to filing a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for violating the constitutionally protected rights...

In India, a Spectre for Us All, and a Resistance Coming

In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for...

In India, a Spectre for Us All, and a Resistance Coming

In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for...

In India, a Spectre Haunting Us All

In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for...

Apple Strikes Back at NSA’s “Malicious Hackers”

Apple Inc. executives have labeled leadership of the U.S. government's National Security Agency “malicious hackers” and have vowed to fight against reported NSA software...

Snowden reveals Massive National Security Agency Hacking Uunit

The US National Security Agency (NSA) runs an Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), described by Germany's Der Spiegel as the “NSA's top operative...

iSpy? Apple Denies Assisting NSA with iPhone “Back Door”

Apple, the company giant behind the iconic iPhone, declared on Monday that is has never assisted the NSA in its efforts to create "back...

Snowden reveals massive National Security Agency hacking unit

By Robert Stevens 31 December 2013 The US National Security Agency (NSA) runs an Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), described by Germany's Der Spiegel as the...

Americans ‘will not stand NSA hacking’

An American analyst says the American people will not tolerate the alleged hacking and intercepting of their computer systems by the National Security Agency....

NSA ‘installing’ spy malware on laptops

According to a new report from Der Spiegel based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to...

NSA Intercepting Laptops Bought Online to Install Spy Malware

This National Security Agency complex in San Antonio, Texas, located in a former Sony chip factory, is one of the central offices of the...

Judge Falls for The Big Lie About NSA Spying

Even Before 9/11, NSA Knew In Real-Time Which Countries Both Parties to Phone Calls Were...

Corporatist Chamber of Commerce Gets Behind Establishment Effort to Defeat Tea Party

Banks and big business orchestrating a 2014 political rumble. Kurt NimmoInfowars.comDecember 27, 2013 Corporate statists under...

The NSA Paid to Steal Your Private Data

As the people of this country, and much of the world, observe the year-end holidays, we can look back on 2013 as the year...

When the World’s Richest Billionaire Owns Your Paper

The New York Times covers Carlos...