‘Sovereign citizen’ movement now on FBI’s radar

WASHINGTON — With the FBI pounding on his door, and his wife and two children barely awake, Shawn Rice allegedly strapped on a bulletproof vest, grabbed a semiautomatic pistol and stepped out his back door on Dec. 22. But dozens of FBI agents and local police had surrounded the ranch house in Seligman, Ariz., about 80 miles west of Flagstaff, and the only nearby cover was knee-high sagebrush. Rice ducked back inside, and warned the FBI to keep away.

FBI May Shut Down Internet On March 8; Could Adversely Affect Half of All Fortune 500 Companies, Millions of Users

Arguing about whether or not the government should be allowed a “kill switch” for the internet is a moot point. The bottom line is they already have various capabilities that are, essentially, an internet kill switch. The following report demonstrates how easily the globe’s internet infrastructure could be taken down by government, as well as rogue criminal organizations: Millions of computer users across the world could be blocked off from the Internet as early as March 8 if the FBI follows through with plans to yank a series of servers originally...

FBI Stepping Up Monitoring of Social Media

Source: All Gov. The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) is creating a spy system that will allow it to monitor social media websites, including Facebook and Twitter. FBI analysts are hoping to pick up tips about future terrorist threats by examining “publicly available” material from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as national and local television news, including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The bureau intends to zero in on keywords relating to terrorism, surveillance operations, online crime and other criminal matters....