Tuesday , 11 August 2020

Security

Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration

RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. A misplaced live streaming rights strike during RT’s broadcast of President Obama’s final press conference seems to have triggered the ban. RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan …

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What is Henry Kissinger Up To?

The English language Russian news agency, Sputnik, reports that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is advising US president-elect Donald Trump how to “bring the United States and Russia closer together to offset China’s military buildup.” https://sputniknews.com/politics/201612271049024500-kissinger-trump-russia/ If we take this report at face value, it tells us that Kissinger, an old cold warrior, is working to use Trump’s …

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Trump team has differences of opinion on shaping spy agencies: sources

There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump’s camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser will prevail in advocating a reorganization, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. At issue is the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which Congress created after …

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Beijing’s space program soars in 2016

In 2016, the Chinese government launched a whole array of major space-related projects which proved to be successful, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik China. In 2016, China started tests of its first heavy-lift Long March-5 rocket. The successful completion of the launch vehicle will pave the way for the construction of a Chinese space station, Kashin told Sputnik …

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Man Who Provided NATO With Casus Belli to Bomb Yugoslavia Immortalized in Stone

Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev

A statue of the former chief of OSCE Verification Mission to Kosovo, William Walker, was unveiled in the village of Racak, where 45 Albanian civilians were reportedly massacred by Serbian forces on January 15, 1999. William Walker is already the second US politician to be honored with a lifetime statue in Kosovo. He was the first to report the tragic …

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NSA Admits “Authorized Leaks” of Classified Information to Reporters

Intelligence officials made authorized disclosures of classified information to members of the press on at least three occasions in 2013, according to a National Security Agency report to Congress that was released last week under the Freedom of Information Act. See Congressional Notification – Authorized Disclosures of Classified Information to Media Personnel, NSA memorandum to the staff director, House Permanent …

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‘Full history’: Secret CIA documents now available online

The CIA has published online nearly 13 million pages of declassified records, including papers on the US role in overthrowing foreign governments and the secret ‘Star Gate’ telepathy project. The range of documents, known as the CREST (CIA Records Search Tool) database, covers an array of materials related to the Vietnam War, Korean War and Cold War. One example is …

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The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar

On April 24, 2013, just weeks before Edward Snowden went public with his leaks about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, General Keith B. Alexander, then the head of the NSA, welcomed a group of Swedish intelligence officials to a secret three-day meeting at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. In the delegation were Ingvar Åkesson, the longtime director …

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