RAND, 38 pages, November 2018
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Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote more timely declassification.”
The secrecy system has expanded to the point that it is effectively unmanageable and often counterproductive, ISOO indicated.
The DarkCyber program for January 16, 2018, reports on a possible Dark Web kidnapping, the Experian Dark Web scanning service, the shift to Monero and Zcash for some Dark Web merchants, and a facet of net neutrality which may provide some streamlined methods for law enforcement and intelligence professionals.
The book is $49 (gov/mil) and verified contractors (com, org). It can only be ordered via email@example.com. The book is, at this time, not available to anyone outside the LE, intel, and security community. I will verify each purchase because the book equips a smart 15 year old to set up a Dark Web business and possibly engage in unlawful activities with less than one hour’s work with a false identity and a means to purchase digital currency. Direct orders only. No Amazon because I cannot vet the purchasers. A person who works at Booz, Allen or similar company will have to pay $199. Work email required.
The Web info page is at www.xenky.com/darkwebnotebook.
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For both of these leaks, one big question is attribution: who did this?
My guess was, and is still, Russia in both cases.
Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read. Many flawed assumptions. Robert Steele’s long comment is below.
.gov is herding web sites into its own little DNS animal farms so it can properly protect the public from that dangerous ‘information’ stuff in time of emergency. CloudFlare is the biggest abattoir… er, animal farm. CloudFlare is kind of like a protection racket. If you pay their outrageous fees, you will be ‘protected’ from DDoS attacks. Since CloudFlare is the preferred covert .gov tool of censorship and content control (when things go south), they are trying to drive as many sites as possible into their digital panopticons. Source: post #33 in comments by PavewayIV
A potentially dangerous malware called GovRat that is effective in cyber-espionage is available on Dark Web for as low as $1,000.
IBTimes recently published an article Malware used to target US Government and military being sold on Dark Web in which the author states – Read full post.
by ROBERT HUNZIKER
Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space. Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.
The Case For The Iraq War Proves It
NeonNettle, 20 June 2014
David Shayler is a former intelligence officer with MI5, the UK’s domestic security service. In 1997, he blew the whistle on MI6 funding Al Qaeda to assassinate Colonel Qadhafi of Libya. He will be writing on intelligence and security issues, and Common Law as the solution to the world‘s problems.
Earlier this month, the prestigious US magazine Life became the latest mainstream publication to attack ‘conspiracy theorists’. It cited the usual list of concerns – Agenda 21; chemtrails; weather manipulation; Obama’s birth certificate – dismissing conspiracy theorists as gun-totin’ right wing Christian extremists.
Hearteningly, the comments in response to the article proved that actually the thinking man in the street has seen through these kind of glib assertions on the part of journalists well-rewarded by the mainstream for their ignorance and inhumanity.
In a wide-ranging and revealing interview, Brian Williams talks with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the global impact and debate sparked by his revelations.
“I will say the 1.7 million documents figure that the intelligence community has been bandying—about—the director of N.S.A. himself, Keith Alexander said just a week ago in the Australian Financial Times, or Australian Financial Review I believe—that they have no idea what documents were taken at all. Their auditing was so poor, so negligent, that any private contractor, not even — an employee of the government, could walk into the N.S.A. building, take whatever they wanted, and walk out with it and they would never know. Now, I think that’s a problem. And I think that’s something that needs to be resolved, and people need to be held to account for, has it happened before? Could it happen again?”
Millions of us share our most personal feelings and most potentially damaging data through our smartphones. But isn’t it time to lock them down after last June’s revelations that the NSA collects data from phone calls, texts and emails of people all over the world? The developers of Blackphone, a new privacy-focused smartphone, say ‘yes.’
Toby Weir-Jones, the general manager of Blackphone, says the NSA’s digital surveillance has created a new demand for privacy, Newsweek reports. However, he says, “the wider market was not equipped to look for a solution.” Apple and Android phones, says Weir-Jones, are caught up in a battle over larger screen sizes, higher resolution and faster operating systems, while Blackphone is offering privacy.
Theoretically, experts say, the new device could provide considerable security for users trying to protect themselves from corporate spying and the countries with lesser surveillance programs than the US. Blackphone, which goes on presale February 24,can do texting, video, calling, searching, browsing, file storage and sharing — all shielded from the prying eyes of governments and hackers.