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Widespread Airplane Grounding Was Due To U-2 Spy Plane Flyover “Overloading” Air Traffic Computers

One of the more peculiar news from last week was the grounding of all flights for several hours at numerous airports in the Southwestern United States and the grounding of planes bound for the region from other parts of the country. As so often happens when there is no specific reason at the time, the error was blamed on a computer “glitch” – the computer problem at a Federal Aviation Administration center slowed the journeys of tens of thousands of arriving and departing passengers at LAX. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California,...

The NSA Has A Tool That ‘DVRs’ Every Phone Call In A Country For A Month

A new report from The Washington Post outlines a tool that lets the NSA record every phone call in a country for a entire month, then replays entire conversations as needed. Think of it like a DVR of every conversation that occurs over a rolling 30-day period — including any conversations involving Americans. The retrieval tool is called RETRO, building off of a voice call collection program called MYSTIC that was introduced in 2009. According to the Post report, written by Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani, which combines confidential interviews...

FBI Can Secretly Turn On Laptop Cameras

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in?

Cell Phone Corporations Help Government and Law Enforcement Spy On You

Your wireless company is tracking you with GPS, recording your phone calls and text messages . . . and they are selling the information they collect to other corporations, nations, governments – anyone willing to pay for the data.

NSA Whistleblower: U.S. Government is Lying! Has Copies of Most of Your Emails

National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion “transactions” — phone calls, emails and other forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States.

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago.

30,000 Drones To Police U.S. Airspace

If you didn’t think it would happen here; think again! They will be watching everyone and gathering intel all in the name of security.