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Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Assessing the fallout from an exposed spy operation can be difficult, but the episode was considered particularly damaging.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times

The number of American assets lost in China, officials said, rivaled those lost in the Soviet Union and Russia during the betrayals of both Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, formerly of the C.I.A. and the F.B.I., who divulged intelligence operations to Moscow for years. The previously unreported episode shows how successful the Chinese were in disrupting American spying efforts and stealing secrets years before a well-publicized breach in 2015 gave Beijing access to thousands of government personnel records, including intelligence contractors. The C.I.A. considers spying in China one of its top priorities, but the country’s extensive security apparatus makes it exceptionally hard for Western spy services to develop sources there. The C.I.A. and the F.B.I. both declined to comment.

Details about the investigation have been tightly held. Photo. My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep the Cold War From Heating Up. Inside the Stasi STD Clinics for 'Troubled' Women. The evils of totalitarianism come in many forms.

Inside the Stasi STD Clinics for 'Troubled' Women

But the STD clinics of the German Democratic Republic were something special. HALLE, Germany—“Leave it alone,” she was warned, “you will only harm yourself.” Sixteen-year-old Elke Bauer, as we’ll call her, wasn’t supposed to ask too many questions: not about her sexual assault, not about her mysterious injections, not about the vaginal probing that amounted to torture, not about her virtual imprisonment. It was springtime in 1968, and Elke had gotten pregnant after a Russian soldier raped her in a forest near her home town of Halle, a city that back then had the bad luck to be in the Soviet-backed East German surveillance state, otherwise known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest leak by the Shadow Brokers hackers exposed classified information that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the mole hunt.

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

A message from Vladimir Putin can take many forms. It can be as heavy-handed as a pair of Russian bombers buzzing the Alaska coast, or as lethal as the public assassination of a defector on the streets of Kiev. Now Putin may be sending a message to the American government through a more subtle channel: an escalating series of U.S. intelligence leaks that last week exposed a National Security Agency operation in the Middle East and the identity of an agency official who participated. The leaks by self-described hackers calling themselves “the Shadow Brokers” began in the final months of the Obama administration and increased in frequency and impact after the U.S. bombing of a Syrian airfield this month—a move that angered Russia.

The Russian government immediately condemned the U.S. response. The new shadow brokers leak connects the NSA to the stuxnet cyber weapon used on Iran. The mysterious hacking group known as Shadow Brokers came back on Friday to drop its most explosive—and damaging—dump yet, a collection of alleged hacking tools for Microsoft Windows computers.

The new shadow brokers leak connects the NSA to the stuxnet cyber weapon used on Iran

Buried among this new treasure trove, there are several mentions of previously disclosed NSA top secret programs and software such as “STRAITBIZARRE,” used to control implants remotely, and “JEEPFLEA,” a project to hack the money transferring system SWIFT. These provide yet another hint that these are indeed tools stolen from the NSA’s elite hacking team. Perhaps more surprisingly, the dump also included one tool that was used in the famous Stuxnet worm, arguably the world’s first digital weapon, used to hit an Iranian nuclear power facility and damage its centrifuges to slow down the country’s nuclear weapons program.

“There is a strong connection between Stuxnet and the Shadow Brokers dump,” O’Murchu told Motherboard in an email. Estonia: The Little Spycatcher Who Could. Every year the Estonians come out with an unvarnished and all too accurate assessment of Russian skullduggery.

Estonia: The Little Spycatcher Who Could

The latest is very interesting indeed. Nobody does it better, but sometimes I wish someone would. Untitled. Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that – over the past three decades – have created an alternative reality both for people in targeted countries and for American citizens, a structure that expanded U.S. influence abroad and quieted dissent at home.

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The documents reveal the formation of a psyops bureaucracy under the direction of Walter Raymond Jr., a senior CIA covert operations specialist who was assigned to President Reagan’s National Security Council staff to enhance the importance of propaganda and psyops in undermining U.S. adversaries around the world and ensuring sufficient public support for foreign policies inside the United States. But Raymond appears to have grasped his true importance. Russia’s Spear Phishing Tactics in the 2016 Election Are Boring Compared to its 2008 Hack of the U.S. Military - Tech. Report: Russian Hackers ‘Shaking Down’ U.S. Liberals. Casey Anthony, who became a household name nine years ago when her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, went missing and was later found dead, spoke to the Associated Press about her case.

Report: Russian Hackers ‘Shaking Down’ U.S. Liberals

Anthony, now 30, has never spoken publicly about the trial. “Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” Anthony told the Associated Press. The Spy Who Billed Me. (Photo: Photick/shutterstock.com) In 1961, when a KGB counterintelligence officer showed up at a CIA station in Helsinki, Jeanne Vertefeuille held the keys to the office safe.

The Spy Who Billed Me

"Responsibility for office funds was part of my normal administrative duties," the former CIA officer writes in Circle of Treason, the book she co-authored in 2013, "and therefore I could get into the strongbox where we kept our money. " The intelligence officer and his family needed to get out of the country, fast, and they needed money for the plane tickets and travel expenses.

More on The Shock Doctrine: Further reading on Ewen Cameron. Naomi Klein opens her book by making a connection between Ewen Cameron's psychiatric shock experiments at the McGill University in the 1950s, with the torture at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.

More on The Shock Doctrine: Further reading on Ewen Cameron

This selection of articles expands on these ideas: 1. Central Intelligence Agency, Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation, July 1963. This declassified CIA interrogation manual was used throughout Latin America in the 1960s and was heavily influenced by Donald Hebb and Ewen Cameron's mind control experiments at McGill University. Many of the sensory deprivation techniques described in the manual later resurfaced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Leonard Cohen: Just the Facts. Maybe intelligence operatives wear tuxedos, drive Aston Martins, drink martinis, and say their names in reverse order, and maybe there’s no need to wonder about anyone who doesn’t fit that bill.

Leonard Cohen: Just the Facts

On the other hand, if (just say) an intelligence operative might be good at covering his tracks and assuming the appearance of being something other than an intelligence operative (like a poet-novelist turned folk singer turned pop star, say), then maybe tracking his activities, seeing which people he associates with, where his money comes from, which groups are backing him, where he travels to and when, what sort of things happen around him or what kind of coded messages he leaves behind ~ crazy stuff like that ~ would be the logical way to proceed? Please note, this post is not meant to assert that Leonard is now or ever has been an intelligence operative.

A Scientific Outlook: CCF, Bertrand Russell, William Empson, & The New Critics (Occult Yorkshire 11) “The state not only had a vested interest in becoming an active agent of evolution, it could not help but become one, willy-nilly. Fabians set out to write a sensible evolutionary agenda when they entered the political arena. Once this biopolitical connection is recognized, the past, present, and future of this seemingly bumbling movement takes on a formidable coherence.

Under the dottiness, lovability, intelligence, high social position, and genuine goodness of some of their works, the system held out as humanitarian by Fabians is grotesquely deceptive; in reality, Fabian compassion masks a real aloofness to humanity. It is purely an intellectual project in scientific management.” — John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education. Donald Ewen Cameron. Donald Ewen Cameron was born in Scotland in 1901. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1924. He began his career as resident surgeon at Glasgow Infirmary, but in 1929 moved to Canada to work in the Brandon Mental Hospital. In 1936, Cameron became Director of Research at Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts, and in 1938 was appointed Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Albany State Medical School. [cia-drugs] Article on Dr Donald Ewen Cameron in The Scotsman. Article on Dr Donald Ewen Cameron in The ScotsmanFri 6 Jan 2006 CRAIG HOWIE Stunning tale of brainwashing, the CIA and an unsuspecting Scots researcher HE WAS the Scot whose gilded career as the world's leading psychiatrist was mysteriously, and ignominiously, cut short.

They numbered in their hundreds, victims of Dr Donald Ewen Cameron's "brainwashing" experiments now known to have been funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the height of the Cold War. Fifty years later - with Cameron and most of his patients now deceased or in mental institutions - much remains murky about the often horrific and secretive research into mental illness at Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute. The Secret (Insurance) Agent Men - latimes. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence files tell the remarkable story of the ultra-secret Insurance Intelligence Unit, a component of the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA, and its elite counterintelligence branch X-2. Though rarely numbering more than a half dozen agents, the unit gathered intelligence on the enemy's insurance industry, Nazi insurance titans and suspected collaborators in the insurance business.

But, more significantly, the unit mined standard insurance records for blueprints of bomb plants, timetables of tide changes and thousands of other details about targets, from a brewery in Bangkok to a candy company in Bergedorf. "They used insurance information as a weapon of war," said Greg Bradsher, a historian and National Archives expert on the declassified records.

How to Spin Russia’s War on [Western-backed] Terror? Just one day into Russia’s genuine “war on terror” corporate media have begun to claim, with almost no proof, that Russia is bombing innocent Syria civilians ( e.g. here, here and here). (One report from Reuters relies on a single Syrian Army defector as a source.) In fact, Syrians have been terrorized since 2011 in a vicious, US/NATO-backed covert regime change operation. An accompanying tactic involves routine demonization of Vladimir Putin, the man who after all accurately hit upon the horrific nature of US foreign policy at the UN in September. “In fact, the Islamic State itself did not come out of nowhere,” the dreaded Russian head of state noted. US officials have exhibited uncertainty in how to publicly address Russia’s direct military involvement in fighting the CIA-created “Islamic State” (ISIS) mercenary army. KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov's Warning to America. Untitled. Have Russian hitmen been killing with impunity in Turkey?

A series of assassinations has taken place in Turkey of men from the countries of the former USSR. There's evidence that some were carried out by killers from Russia, writes Murad Batal Shishani - including, in one case, names, photographs and a memory stick carelessly left behind for Turkish police to study.