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US govt counterterrorism center accidentally releases ‘remote mind control’ documents – report

By ethan / April 20, 2018

The Washington State Fusion Center, a multi-agency counterterrorism center, accidentally released some puzzling documents this week: A dossier on the effects of remote mind control, a media report claims. Investigative journalism site Muckrock filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the center, looking for documents on Fusion’s investigations into white supremacist groups and far-left […]

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FBI stalked Black Lives Matter activists, redacted documents show

By ethan / March 20, 2018

The FBI snooped on Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, newly released files suggest. It went beyond online surveillance and was justified by claims that a direct action protest was planned by known troublemakers. Heavily-redacted FBI documents published by the Intercept on Monday show that agents alerted Monsanto, the agrochemicals and genetic engineering giant, to […]

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Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization, requesting documents on Russia – report

By ethan / March 15, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia, according to a new report. It marks the first time that Mueller, who is investigating alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, has demanded documents directly related to President Donald Trump’s business. According to the NYT report, the subpoena was delivered […]

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Sneak Squad: FBI paid Geek Squad staff as informants, new documents reveal

By ethan / March 8, 2018

Newly released documents show that a Best Buy Geek Squad, based in Kentucky, has forged secret ties to US law enforcement agencies much deeper than previously thought, violating its customers’ constitutional rights. The new documents were released after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in May 2017, which […]

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Leaked US documents can be used as evidence, rules UK Supreme Court

By ethan / February 9, 2018

In a groundbreaking ruling, the UK Supreme Court has said diplomatic cables leaked to WikiLeaks by whistleblower Chelsea Manning are admissible. “The Supreme Court unanimously holds that the [WikiLeaks] cable should have been admitted into evidence,” the bench ruled on Thursday, with five of the seven judges going against the lower court’s decision. The ruling […]

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‘Sensitive’ Super Bowl documents found on airplane by… CNN

By ethan / February 5, 2018

CNN scored an easy Super Bowl scoop after one of its employees allegedly stumbled on a US government study of a simulated anthrax attack targeting Sunday’s sports venue, tucked away in the seat-back pocket of a commercial plane. Although not labeled as classified, the Department of Homeland Security draft “after-action” reports were designated “For Official […]

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Alleged political bias of Google revealed in court documents

By ethan / January 10, 2018

Allegations aired by a former Google software engineer fired in 2017 for authoring a memo describing “political bias” within the company as silencing conservative discussion, have been fully revealed in court documents. Ex-Google engineer James Damore filed a class action lawsuit against the web giant on Monday. The legal case is in response to Damore’s […]

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All seven Comey documents were labeled classified – report

By ethan / January 5, 2018

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 20:28 Every memo by former FBI Director James Comey on meetings with President Donald Trump was classified, a conservative watchdog reported citing a senior FBI official. Comey had testified the documents were his private notes. Chris Farrell, director of investigations for the conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim in […]

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