Surveillance under Obama worse than Stasi – Oliver Stone

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Director Oliver Stone has lashed out at the US government, saying that surveillance levels under President Barack Obama are worse than those of the feared Stasi – East Germany’s secret police before the collapse of communism.
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The Academy Award-winning director made the comments at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain, which he was attending to promote his new film ‘Snowden’, a biographical thriller about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s decision to leak a cache of sensitive files.

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Stone was highly critical of Obama, saying that many Americans had become disillusioned with his policies, having originally thought he would be “a man of great integrity.”

“On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the [George W.] Bush administration policies,” said Stone, as cited by AFP.

Rather than reduce snooping on US citizens, Obama has taken security surveillance to new levels, the renowned director says.

“[He] has created… the most massive global security surveillance state that’s ever been seen, way beyond East Germany’s Stasi, way beyond that,” Stone said, referring to the feared secret police.

“In the name of one thing – terrorism – to change all the rules is not a marginal response, it’s an extreme response,” he added.

“Let’s beware of fascists and tyrants who tell us ‘we are going to protect you.’ I don’t want that.”

Speaking to RT America earlier this week, Stone said that Snowden had shown “a lot of guts” to speak out about the NSA surveillance program.

The celebrated director – whose films include ‘Platoon’, ‘JFK’ and ‘Nixon’ – praised Snowden for being “one of the few people who spoke up.”

“There’s only three, four, five people have spoken up about the NSA. They’ve all gotten into some degree of trouble, so this is a very secret government issue,” Stone said.

His comments came as an editorial in the Washington Post stated that Snowden should not receive a presidential pardon. This is despite the newspaper receiving a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting of the NSA leaks after receiving material revealed by Snowden.

Obama Lays Out Globalist Vision to UN

Published on Sep 22, 2016

Obama looks back at his globalist legacy in his final speech to the UN as President of the US. Globalists like EU President Juncker are frightened about “galloping populism” that presents and “existential threat” to global governance. So Obama spins globalism as “progress” and “democracy” while he holds forth anti-democratic institutions like the IMF and treaties that turn control of the world economy over to an unelected, transnational committee.

cinematic35

Obama–the arch traitor! Never done anything in life except groomed by the CIA and a pathetic community organizer. Usurper of power and fork tongued devil of lies and deception. Abomination to the republic and it’s time for this arrogant monster to vacate the office in the White House. Get him out!
tim hood

the greatest lie is hidden between two truths Obama says my mom was born in the us true his father was born in Kenya true Obama says I was born in Hawaii true he was born in northern Kenya in a village or town wait for it Hawaii Kenya look it up its there and no one is reporting on Hawaii Kenya
Marcara081

I hate this man so much.
fwupow

He’s as bad as a 3rd world dictator. He just peddles a bunch of fiction and trusts that the State-run Media will back him and if enough people believe his fantasy, that makes it true. He is so detached from reality, it would be no surprise if he has a plan for a 3rd term.
fwupow

At what point did Obama and the US Govt and corporate media decide that they’d create a simulated world of illusion. Everything he says is false but parroted by the corporate media.
Mr.Mayhem

This is the start of something scary. Obama talks about us needing to give up some freedoms, and conform to a global law system and continuing along a global system. All we need to want to be in that is some unrest. Fear to push us right into his hands. Internet being given to the UN oct 1st. I would guess something related to a power grid attack, banks fail, no power for people, food shortages, people rioting and looting to provide for their families. Puerto rico already has millions without power. Take it as a sign
Nelo Carrero

his legacy is that he lied his way to the white House, he lied to the american people, he destroyed our security, he wiped his ass with our Constitution. he feeds the people sugarcoated bullshit and now , most people are addicted to that shit

Whatever you do, do not use Google Allo: Snowden

Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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The ex-NSA contractor posted a series of Tweets to warn everyone away from the chat app, which he says will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request”.

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Allo, designed to unseat chat pack leader WhatsApp, promises to deliver quick conversations with features like; “Smart Reply” that can guess your answers and respond to messages with just the tap of a button, and “Google Assistant”, which answers your questions and helps you search for things directly in your chat.

READ MORE: Tech firms distancing themselves from spies thanks to Snowden – MI6 chief

How does Allo plan on predicting your every word and witty emoji, you ask? “The more you use it, the more it improves over time,” which basically means they’ll collect and store as much of your data as possible and then use artificial intelligence to guess your replies.

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However, the efficiency of time-saving typing may end up costing customers their already compromised privacy.

When Google first announced the introduction of Allo earlier this year they, too, had planned end-to-end-encryption in “Incognito Mode” and assured they would only store messages transiently, rather than indefinitely.

However,  it now appears that Google won’t be doing that after all. Wednesday’s announcement revealed Google plans to store all conversations that aren’t specifically started in “incognito mode” by default.

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READ MORE: ‘Terrorism investigation’ Court lets NSA collect telephone records data

As Snowden pointed out, last year every single one of the NSA and FBI’s 1,457 surveillance requests was granted by the US foreign intelligence surveillance court… and Allo’s stored data (i.e. your data) will be fair game too.

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In contrast, all of WhatsApp’s chats are encrypted and unreadable – although they did announce last month that they will now be sharing your contacts and who you talk to with Facebook.

READ MORE: ‘Betrayal of trust’? WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook, corporations

 

Washington Post throws their source under the bus

Published on Sep 20, 2016

When Edward Snowden took all those NSA documents that exposed our country’s extensive surveillance techniques, he brought them to four news outlets: The Gaurdian, the New York Times, the Intercept, and the Washington Post. All of them have called for Snowden’s pardon, essentially getting Snowden’s back, as their source. All of them except for one, that is – the Washington Post. Their editorial board actually just published an article entitled, ‘No pardon for Edward Snowden.’ The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/TheResident

Kevin Parks

What else would you expect from the bullshit ‘Merican press. We live in a joke, we live in a world where half of the population is just a bunch of robot SHEEPLE… I hope that this is all just a huge bad dream for all of us…
Lance Elliott

I personally believe he should await a great president, and a great nation, for his pardon.
vietcong Pepper

Snowden is a hero
Lance Elliott

Hypocrisy in Washington? Pentagon Papers; Daniel Ellsberg ?  “When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
BIGBABYZIP

The USA died when JFK was MURDERED and Obama just laid it to rest.

Cover your webcams, says FBI chief

Taping over or otherwise covering up your computer’s web camera is a “sensible” thing that everyone should do, according to FBI Director James Comey. US spy agencies have had the ability to hack into webcams for years, according to whistleblowers.

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Giving a keynote address at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the National Security Division at the US Department of Justice, Comey sat down with Assistant Attorney General John Carlin and discussed things such as webcam security and Twitter. The event was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC think tank.

“Do you still have a piece of tape over your cameras at home?” Carlin asked.

“Heck yeah, oh, heck yeah,” Comey replied.

“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well, and so I think people ought to take responsibility for their own safety and security,” Comey continued. “There are some sensible things you ought to be doing, and that’s one of them.”

The practice is apparently widespread at US government offices, according to the FBI chief.

“You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen. They all have a little lid that closes down on them. You do that so that people who don’t have authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing,” Comey explained.

While the FBI director admitted he was “mocked” after bringing up the tape trick in April this year – in part because he was involved in a heated dispute with Apple over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone at the time – it appears many have taken his advice to heart. A photo of Facebook tycoon Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year showed his office laptop with a piece of tape covering the webcam.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that the government had tools to access not just computer webcams, but also the cameras in iPhones and BlackBerries.

US ARMY SLIDE LISTS HILLARY CLINTON AS SECURITY THREAT

Alleged OPSEC brief lists Democrat nominee a “insider threat”

Joe Biggs | Infowars.com – AUGUST 22, 2016

An alleged U.S. Army training slide is circulating online with an image of Hillary Clinton and David Petraeus listed as “Insider Security Threats” along with Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning.

According to the “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” Facebook page, who posted a photo of the slide Sunday, the image originally came from a servicemember stationed at Missouri’s Fort Leonard Wood.

Admins for the page told the Daily Caller that they have now received two photographs of the slide in the last 6 months.

The images bares resemblance to a 2015 Justice Department slide thatsimilarly listed Snowden and fellow NSA whistleblower Thomas Drank as “those that have done us harm.”

The Army has thus far not responded to questions concerning the slide’s legitimacy.