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Security expert: there’s a second NSA whistleblower

Bruce Schneier

Security expert Bruce Schneier reacted to yesterday’s new revelations about the NSA by asserting that there’s probably a second leaker in addition to Edward Snowden. As we highlighted yesterday, reporters who conducted an analysis of the NSA’s “deep packet inspection” rules discovered that the federal agency was placing people in an …

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World’s first Bitcoin bank opens in Austrian capital Vienna

Bitcoin bank Austria Vienna digital currency

The world’s first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna. It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options. The digital currency outlet is owned and managed by a local Blockchain startup Bit Trust and is named …

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WikiLeaks releases over 1,200 Clinton emails on Iraq war

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WikiLeaks on Monday marked the yearly celebration of American independence by releasing over 1,200 private emails belonging to former secretary of state and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton pertaining to the Iraq War. The whistleblower platform announced the new archive in a tweet, noting that the emails would be made public just two days before the …

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Petraeus’ resignation will stop him from testifying about Benghazi

Former CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation today, following his confession of an extramarital affair, seemed to come out of nowhere, and has raised a plethora of questions that will need to be answered in the coming days. It’s worth asking: was this in any way connected to the September 11 attack …

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Australian thought police target free speech

Matrix 1984 thought police

Australian health authorities have launched an attack on radio host Leon Pittard after a guest on his Fair Dinkum Radio Show revealed the extent to which authorities are restricting free speech when it comes to discussing natural medicines. The story began when Mr Pittard posted an article and a podcast …

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War on cash: Japan to introduce fingerprint currency

Japan fingerprint currency

The war on cash just got serious, and of course, it is the extreme policy experimenters of Japan that are pushing the boundaries. Having dived headlong into negative interest rates, Japanee policymakers recognize full well the historical reaction of “hording cash” will not ‘create’ the nirvana of 2% inflation and …

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Stock market ‘glitch’ exposes vulnerability of modern system

NYSE stock market

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) halted all trading on Wednesday. For almost four hours, the world watched with bated breath as the NYSE sorted out what they described as a “technical issue”. Ultimately, the issue was officially reported to be from engineers installing …

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Federal Reserve: $75 billion a month in bond purchases

Ben Bernanke

The Federal Reserve will decrease the amount of bonds purchased by the United States central bank, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday, by roughly $10 billion per month. Bernanke was about to make his last scheduled news conference as head of the Fed on Wednesday afternoon when the bank’s newest plan …

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7,000 police deployed in Greece for Merkel’s visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. Authorities issued permits for only two of the planned protests. At least 7,000 police …

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Rap video glorifies TSA sexual assault

Sex, alcohol and wild, power grabbing TSA agents. A hip hop video from rapper Sean Paul plays out a fantasy celebrating the TSA’s sick policy of molesting law abiding passengers as a “sexy” patdown inspection between female passengers and agents, all while he watches sipping on a signature cognac. The …

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Banks can legally steal customer funds from private checking accounts

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In 2007, the Sentinel Management Group (SMG) collapsed, leaving many customer segregated funds lost after they had been used as collateral. After a plethora of lawsuits and creditor claims, a decision earlier this month in the 7th Circuit Court placed the banking cartels ahead of customer claims for funds returned. Essentially, the …

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Phoney Trump-Russia dossier was funded by Clinton camp and DNC

Hillary Clinton Trump Russia dossier DNC

A Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer is caught up in more fallout following a report that the Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the infamous Trump-Russia dossier alleging collusion. Another journalist claims he was misled by the lawyer. On Tuesday, the report alleged that Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the …

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CNN collapses to #13 in cable ratings

CNN cable ratings collapse

CNN has fallen to #13 in cable TV rankings, according to weekly numbers posted on Thursday by TV Newser. The ratings slide comes as the network has come under heavy scrutiny for a variety of journalistic missteps, including the retraction of an article alleging that a Trump associate had illicit …

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