White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. (FBI access to e-mail and web records raises fears) The administration wants to add just four words -- "electronic communication transactional records" -- to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge's approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a user's browser history. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the "content" of e-mail or other Internet communication.
Oath of office An oath of office is an oath or affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office, usually a position in government or within a religious body, although such oaths are sometimes required of officers of other organizations. Such oaths are often required by the laws of the state, religious body, or other organization before the person may actually exercise the powers of the office or any religious body. It may be administered at an inauguration, coronation, enthronement, or other ceremony connected with the taking up of office itself, or it may be administered privately. In some cases it may be administered privately and then repeated during a public ceremony. Some oaths of office are a statement of loyalty to a constitution or other legal text or to a person or other office-holder (e.g., an oath to support the constitution of the state, or of loyalty to the king). Under the laws of a state it may be considered treason or a high crime to betray a sworn oath of office.
Het moment dat de USA PATRIOT Act wordt getekend door George W. Bush. De USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56) of voluit de Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 is een Amerikaans wetsvoorstel (H.R.3162) dat op 26 oktober 2001 door het Amerikaans Congres met een meerderheid is aangenomen. De wet heeft als doel meer mogelijkheden te geven aan de Amerikaanse overheid om informatie te vergaren over en op te treden in geval van mogelijk terrorisme. USA PATRIOT Act
Daniel Ellsberg at Google
Introducing the New Cybersecurity Coordinator Macon Phillips December 22, 2009 07:30 AM EST Today the White House announced the President’s new White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Howard Schmidt.
Habeas Corpus Act Habeas corpus (Lat., "u moet/zult het lichaam hebben") is een rechtsbeginsel dat stelt dat de verdachte van een misdrijf binnen een bepaalde termijn van zijn aanklacht in kennis moet worden gesteld, dat deze in levenden lijve aan een rechter moet worden voorgeleid en dat gevangenneming slechts mag volgen op gerechtelijk bevel. Het beginsel voert terug op een bepaling die in 1679 werd vastgelegd in een Engelse wet, als amendement op de Magna Charta. De principes van deze wet gelden tegenwoordig als een grondrecht.
Langston Hughes in 1936 Door middel van zijn gedichten, verhalen en toneelstukken streed Hughes, in een tijd toen dat nog heel ongewoon was, voor Afro-Amerikaanse bewustwording en emancipatie en tegen racisme en discriminatie. In zijn gedicht My People (oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd in 1923 als Poem in Crisis) bijvoorbeeld komt deze black is beautiful-filosofie duidelijk naar voren: The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people. Langston Hughes
Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes Let America be America again.Let it be the dream it used to be.Let it be the pioneer on the plainSeeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--Let it be that great strong land of loveWhere never kings connive nor tyrants schemeThat any man be crushed by one above. (It never was America to me.)
The Washington Post (PostTSA) on Twitter
Top Secret America: Interactive map
F or seven years, Thomas A. Drake was a senior executive at the nation's largest intelligence organization with an ambition to change its insular culture. He had access to classified programs that purported to help the National Security Agency tackle its toughest challenges: exploiting the digital data revolution and countering terrorism. Today, he wears a blue T-shirt and answers questions about iPhones at an Apple store in the Washington area. Former NSA executive Thomas A. Drake may pay high price for media leak
WaPo Profile: Thomas Drake (An NSA Whistleblower We Would Have Cheered During the Bush Years) Today's Washington Post has a 2000-word profile on former senior NSA official Thomas Drake, who blew the whistle on (in the article's antiseptic description) NSA's "willingness to compromise Americans' privacy without enhancing security"--something that we here at Kos used to call "secret domestic surveillance." The article states that Drake is "awaiting trial in a criminal media leak case." He is actually indicted under the Espionage Act--a law under which the Russian spies were not even charged--and is only the fourth American in history to be charged under this law for allegedly (mis)handling classified information (the first was Penatgon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg). While this article is one of the fuller portraits on Drake to date, I will add critical information below that for space limitations, editing, or whatever reason, didn't make it into the piece. First, look at the sub-headline:
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
News April 10, 2014 DSS provides "Validation of Personnel with Eligibility for Access to Classified Information" notice to industry. Click here to view notice. Defense Security Service (DSS) Internet Homepage - Flash Version
Truth About the Polygraph
An FBI backdoor in OpenBSD? You have to give Theo de Raadt credit: he's into openness. What other software product would take serious, but questionable allegations about an FBI-planted back door in its code and just go public with them? That's what OpenBSD's de Raadt did Tuesday after a former government contractor named Gregory Perry came forward and told him that the FBI had put a number of back doors in OpenBSD's IPsec stack, used by VPNs to do cryptographically secure communications over the Internet. The allegations could make many people think twice about the security of OpenBSD, but the way de Raadt handled the matter will probably have the opposite effect -- giving them another reason to trust the software.
Robert McMillan: An bit more information fr Language: English Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu Dansk Deutsch Español
FBI-backdoors in veiligste BSD-variant Nieuws - De open source Unix-variant OpenBSD blijkt backdoors te hebben. De Amerikaanse overheid heeft die in 2000 stilletjes laten installeren. OpenBSD-oprichter Theo de Raadt ontving afgelopen weekend een e-mail van een oud-ontwikkelaar die de geheime achterdeurtjes opbiecht. "Mijn geheimhoudingsovereenkomst (NDA) met de FBI is recent verlopen", schrijft Gregory Perry. Hij was begin deze eeuw cto bij security-bedrijf NETSEC en heeft meegewerkt aan het OpenBSD-encryptieraamwerk (OCF). Encryptie infiltreren
Spies and Spooks: The (Mis)Adventures of the CIA - Photo Essays
Obama threatens to veto greater intelligence oversight - Glenn Greenwald One of the principal weapons used by the Bush administration to engage in illegal surveillance activities — from torture to warrantless eavesdropping — was its refusal to brief the full Congressional Intelligence Committees about its activities. Instead, at best, it would confine its briefings to the so-called “Gang of Eight” — comprised of 8 top-ranking members of the House and Senate — who were impeded by law and other constraints from taking any action even if they learned of blatantly criminal acts. This was a sham process: it allowed the administration to claim that it “briefed” select Congressional leaders on illegal conduct, but did so in a way that ensured there could be no meaningful action or oversight, because those individuals were barred from taking notes or even consulting their staff and, worse, because the full Intelligence Committees were kept in the dark and thus could do nothing even in the face of clear abuses.
Pelosi Deadlocks Over Intelligence Oversight Bill Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are unlikely political foes, but the House Speaker is in the middle of an ugly fight with the President — as well as the CIA and powerful House and Senate Democrats and Republicans — about Congress's watchdog powers over the U.S. intelligence services. Bucking a veto threat by Obama and overruling a deal among the White House, Republicans and two Democratic committee chairmen, Pelosi is pushing to dramatically expand congressional oversight of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. At issue is Congress's ability to monitor the intelligence programs deemed most sensitive and closely held by the Executive Branch. And the battle is turning into the biggest confrontation yet over Executive power between the liberal House Speaker and a White House that has moved steadily to the center on national security matters.
National Security Letter Recipient Can Speak Out For First Time Since FBI Demanded Customer Records From Him
Pentagon creates 'cyber command' for waging online warfare | Technology
FBI to Wikipedia: Remove our seal
AIVD - Home
AIVD faalde rond Irak - Binnenland - Telegraaf.nl [24 uur actueel, ook mobiel] [binnenland]
AIVD-affaire: een lekkend stel
Advocaat wil Balkenende laten getuigen in AIVD-zaak
Rechtbank weigert premier als getuige
Vrijspraak voor AIVD'ers
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill - The Caucus Blog
Bipartisan Policy Center
Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times
Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List | Threat Leve
Virgin Media becomes the first UK ISP to test a filesharing moni
S.3480: Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 -
Protecting cyberspace comes at a cost | mndaily.com - Serving th
New Bill Would Let Obama Police Internet for National Security R
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governme
Cyber War - The Aurora Project
Cyber attacks are criminal
Britain joins cyber-security race | Technology
Fake femme fatale shows social network risks