I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks – which are very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security.
My parents are die hard Trump fans and they say trump isn't doing anything different from any other president. Can I have a list of everything he's done wrong?
Everything he’s done wrong or everything he’s done different? These are two pretty different things and really Trump has done too many major things that are “firsts” overall. Maybe firsts in recent memory, but not throughout all presidents.
That said, this post would be HUGE if I listed all of the objectionable things he has done or said, so I’m just gonna list some of the major ones off the top of my head because honestly I’m on mobile and sorry I’m lazy sue me:
1 Trump fired his FBI director for not being loyal to him, and then attempted to silence his testimony by threatening to blackmail him.
2. Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, literally undermining every nations trust of the US and making us a mockery to scientists who are moving to other countries now because of it, creating a new age brain drain. On top of this he has rolled back several environmental protections instituted under Obama.
3. Repeatedly leak top secret information and/or confirm leaked secret Intel via twitter (and during secret meetings with hostile foreign nations that he is totally not connected with in any way whatsoever)
4. On multiple occasions has failed to denounce white supremacy opting to play centrist and blame everyone (The metro stabbings and obviously what is going on right now come to mind)
5. He lies, literally constantly. Like… Holy fuck it is ridiculous http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/
6. Claimed he would be an LGBT ally yet almost immediately rolled back transgender guidelines for schools and later tried to ban them from the military (eloquently over twitter).
And I had to save this as a draft so shitty formatting but I’m just gonna post what I have and y'all can add on
HOLY CRAP!!! Neda is STRATEGIC AS HELL!!! K Big Brother, just end the show already and crown her the winner, PLEASE!
I have so many mixed emotions about Neda’s gameplay. The following displays just that:
Her strategic, Vancouver-based self has me going like…
So to all those Neda-haters out there saying that she’s a b!tch and all, y'all need to stop your chirping and have several seats because someone as smart and knowledgeable as her KNOWS HOW TO ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME PROPERLY when everyone else was too busy allowing their egos to get in their way.
Neda Kalantar is working like a hooker on Yonge Street!
So let’s sit back and watch Neda slay her way to the finale like so…
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.
The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their contacts – is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The documents also reveal the UK spy agency GCHQ has made use of the NSA database to search the metadata of “untargeted and unwarranted” communications belonging to people in the UK.
The NSA program, codenamed Dishfire, collects “pretty much everything it can”, according to GCHQ documents, rather than merely storing the communications of existing surveillance targets.
The NSA has made extensive use of its vast text message database to extract information on people’s travel plans, contact books, financial transactions and more – including of individuals under no suspicion of illegal activity.
An agency presentation from 2011 – subtitled “SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit” – reveals the program collected an average of 194 million text messages a day in April of that year. In addition to storing the messages themselves, a further program known as “Prefer” conducted automated analysis on the untargeted communications.
The Prefer program uses automated text messages such as missed call alerts or texts sent with international roaming charges to extract information, which the agency describes as “content-derived metadata”, and explains that “such gems are not in current metadata stores and would enhance current analytics”.
On average, each day the NSA was able to extract:
• More than 5 million missed-call alerts, for use in contact-chaining analysis (working out someone’s social network from who they contact and when)
• Details of 1.6 million border crossings a day, from network roaming alerts
• More than 110,000 names, from electronic business cards, which also included the ability to extract and save images.
• Over 800,000 financial transactions, either through text-to-text payments or linking credit cards to phone users
The agency was also able to extract geolocation data from more than 76,000 text messages a day, including from “requests by people for route info” and “setting up meetings”. Other travel information was obtained from itinerary texts sent by travel companies, even including cancellations and delays to travel plans.
Obama said the government should no longer hold databases of every call record made in the United States, citing the “potential for abuse”. But Obama made clear the intelligence agencies should still be able to access call records information and gave no details of how that information will be stored.
Privately, telecoms executives have expressed concern that they will be forced to retain customers’ metadata – information about call duration, recipients and location. Speaking anonymously, one executive said the firms were concerned about how long they would have to keep data, which government agencies would have access to it and what protections they would have should there be legal challenges to their retention or distribution of the information.
Obama: I handled the Russian hacks properly. It’s the media that didn’t.
When President Obama was asked at his year-end press conference Friday about a “perception” that he was “letting President Putin get away with interfering with the US election,” he responded with a condemnation of the media’s coverage of Democrats’ leaked emails. Obama argued that once his administration had “clarity and certainty about what in fact had happened, we publicly announced that Russia had hacked into the DNC” during the campaign — making sure the public was informed of Russia’s culpability before the election. “The truth is that there was nobody here who didn’t have some sense about what kind of effect it might have,” Obama said. Read more