Email from Michael Hastings before crash mentions FBI probe. Email from Michael Hastings before crash mentions FBI probe. Is Wikileaks Trying to Start a Michael Hastings FBI Death Conspiracy? - Alexander Abad-Santos. On the same day that Julian Assange desperately inserted his organization into Edward Snowden's quest for asylum, Wikileaks announced on Twitter last night that the late great journalist Michael Hastings had been in touch with a member of Assange's legal team before he died, apparently seeking help in an FBI investigation into Hastings.
The world's most notorious leaking organization, notoriously losing steam and a grip on the public consciousness, has now found a backdoor into two of the biggest stories of the current news cycle — and a look at the tenuous connections show that Wikileaks may just be trying to take advantage of the public interest. The tweet cites an attorney who's something of a human-rights watchdog and a protector of investigative journalists — not just a representative of Assange and his lengthy legal fight: But then again, Wikileaks is Wikileaks. WikiLeaks: Michael Hastings Said FBI Was Tracking Him Hours Before His Death. WikiLeaks says journalist Michael Hastings, 33, killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning after his Mercedes plowed into a tree near the corners of Melrose and Highland Avenues, had contacted the organization hours earlier to say he was the subject of an FBI investigation.
The tweet, issued Wednesday to WikiLeaks' 1.9 million followers, reads, "Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him. " The journalism community has poured forth with expressions of shock and deep sadness since news of Hastings' sudden and dramatic death rippled across social media Tuesday. Hastings, perhaps best known for the 2010 Rolling Stone piece that ultimately brought down U.S. Army Gen. Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death. Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.
The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. the following morning, Hastings died when his Mercedes, traveling at high speeds, smashed into a tree and caught on fire. He was 33. Michael Hastings "CAUGHT ON TAPE" Running Red-Light Seconds Before Crash. Journalist Michael Hastings Dies in Fiery Crash / Hollywood RAW FOOTAGE. Why 'I Have Nothing to Hide' Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance. The programs of the past can be characterized as “proximate surveillance,” in which the government attempted to use technology to directly monitor communication themselves.
The programs of this decade mark the transition to “oblique surveillance,” in which the government more often just goes to the places where information has been accumulating on its own, such as email providers, search engines, social networks, and telecoms. Apologists will always frame our use of information-gathering services like a mobile phone plan or Gmail as a choice. You are a Terrorist (Du bist Terrorist) German, English Subtitles. The Lives Of Others Das Leben Der Anderen 2006 BRRip XviD VLiS. Nova: The Spy Factory Full Video. Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying. President Obama/Bush Responds to NSA Spying. Obama campaign brags about its whistleblower persecutions. (updated below) For several decades, protection of whistleblowers has been a core political value for Democrats, at least for progressives.
Sibel Edmonds Documentary - Kill The Messenger. Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post. Sibel Edwards on 9/11 and the War on Terrorism. NSA Whistleblower: 'It's A Violation Of Everybody's Constitutional Rights' NSA whistleblower Bill Binney at #HOPE9. Top CIA Official: Obama Changed Virtually None of Bush’s Controversial Programs. As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama pledged “a top to bottom review of the threats we face and our abilities to confront them.”
He promised a sweeping overhaul of the Bush administration’s war on terror, which he criticized for compromising American values. DOJ Argues Secret Ruling Over Secret Unconstitutional Surveillance Must Remain Secret Because It's Secret. About a year ago, after a lot of pressure from Senator Ron Wyden, the government finally admitted (late on a Friday) that, yes, indeed some of its surveillance efforts had been found unconstitutional for violating the 4th Amendment.
But they didn't explain what, nor did they reveal the FISA court ruling which made that assessment. Since that time, the EFF has been fighting the government to get it to reveal the ruling. The DOJ refused to release it following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and later said that even if it wanted to, it can't release the document, because only the FISA Court (FISC) could release it. Senators Demand DOJ Release Secret Spy Court Rulings. Two Democratic senators urged the Obama administration Thursday to declassify secret court rulings that give the government far wider domestic spying powers under the Patriot Act than intended.
The 10-year-old measure, hastily adopted in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks, grants the government broad surveillance powers with little oversight that can be used domestically. While much has been written and debated about the bill’s powers and efficacy, there’s evidently much more going on than the public knows. A secret tribunal known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court has issued classified rulings about the Patriot Act that U.S. Obama Justice Department indicts ex-CIA agent for exposing torture. 7 April 2012 Thursday’s indictment of John Kiriakou for exposing CIA torture of detainees confirms yet again that the Obama administration is continuing and deepening the crimes carried out by the Bush White House.
Kiriakou, a CIA agent for 14 years, is being prosecuted for speaking to two journalists about the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. Glenn Greenwald on Domestic Surveillance: NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Controversy (2006) James Bamford: Inside the NSA's Largest Secret Domestic Spy Center. Charges Against the N.S.A.’s Thomas Drake. On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen.
A former senior executive at the National Security Agency, the government’s electronic-espionage service, he is accused, in essence, of being an enemy of the state. According to a ten-count indictment delivered against him in April, 2010, Drake violated the Espionage Act—the 1917 statute that was used to convict Aldrich Ames, the C.I.A. officer who, in the eighties and nineties, sold U.S. intelligence to the K.G.B., enabling the Kremlin to assassinate informants. NSA whistleblower Tom Drake talks Espionage Act, 9/11, intelligence with 60 Minutes Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story. It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until Guardian blogger Glenn Greenwald dropped a bombshell on Thursday, with a story that showed the National Security Agency was collecting data from Verizon thanks to a secret court order.
U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program. The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'.
Booz Allen Falls After Employee Intel Leak: Washington Mo. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (BAH) fell 2.6 percent after Edward Snowden, an employee, revealed a top-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program. Booz Allen, a government consultant majority owned by the Washington-based private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG), closed at $17.54 in New York trading, on volume more than four times the three-month average. They earlier declined as much as 5 percent, the biggest intraday drop since Jan. 30. NSA contractor risks steep jail time for data leak. WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity.
He risked decades in jail for the disclosures — if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong where he has taken refuge. Edward Snowden, 29, who says he worked as a contractor at the National Security Agency and the CIA, allowed The Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers to reveal his identity Sunday. Both papers have published a series of top-secret documents outlining two NSA surveillance programs. One gathers hundreds of millions of U.S. phone records while searching for possible links to known terrorist targets abroad, and the second allows the government to tap into nine U.S. Internet companies to gather all Internet usage to detect suspicious behavior that begins overseas.
But Snowden claims the programs are open to abuse. Affaire Snowden. Six reasons why choosing Hong Kong is a brilliant move by Edward Snowden. I live in Hong Kong. Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America. Link to video: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' Snowden a whistleblower? Only if PRISM broke the law - Editorials. The National Security Agency’s Domestic Spying Program. The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) ‘AT&T Hacker’ Sentenced to Prison for Revealing Security Flaw, Digital Rights Organization Joins Appeal.
Kim Dotcom: US “planted” evidence to obtain illegal search warrants. NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. Court Order Reveals Unprecedented Government Surveillance of Verizon Cell Phone Customers. US will 'very likely' investigate NSA leak. Mark Zuckerberg - I want to respond personally to the outrageous... The strange and unbelievable similarities in Google, Facebook, and Apple’s PRISM denials. After the news broke yesterday about a secret government surveillance program called PRISM, the companies named in the news reports — led by Google, Apple, and Facebook — responded with denials.
Yahoo, Google, Facebook and more face fight to salvage reputations over NSA leaks. 22C3: We lost the war. The importance of resisting Excessive Government Surveillance [27C3] Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility : Scientific Reports. Talk - James Bamford - Confronting the Surveillance Society. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Verizon Customer: I'm GLAD The NSA Is Harvesting My Data. Because Terrorists. Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up. NSA Defenders Claim PRISM Helped Stop NYC Subway Bombing; Actual Evidence Suggests It Didn't. More Secrets on State Surveillance: Exclusive Part 2 With NSA Whistleblower, Targeted Hacker. Hong Kong activists plan rally in support of Edward Snowden. The Spy files. Bradley Manning.
Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government. Anonymous Just Leaked a Trove of NSA Documents. Julian Assange: "Edward Snowden, Prism Leaker Is A Hero". Anonymous to security firm working with FBI: “You’ve angered the hive” Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack. (Virtually) face to face: how Aaron Barr revealed himself to Anonymous. Spy games: Inside the convoluted plot to bring down WikiLeaks. How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price. Anon on the run: How Commander X jumped bail and fled to Canada. Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath. With arrests, HBGary hack saga finally ends.