Snowden Was Disturbed by ‘Strangelovian Cyberwarfare Program’ Called ‘MonsterMind’ Developed by NSA

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 2:56 pm

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in an interview with journalist James Bamford for Wired Magazine has revealed for the first time that he was disturbed by a “Strangelovian cyberwarfare program in the works,” which was codenamed “MonsterMind.” According to the interview, the program “would automate the process of hunting for the beginnings of a [...]

Hillary Clinton Mocks Snowden, Displays Her Ignorance When It Comes to Whistleblowers

By: Saturday April 26, 2014 10:54 am

The University of Connecticut hosted a keynote speaking event with former United States senator and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on April 23. She was asked a question about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and proceeded to express puzzlement and mock him for disclosing information on top secret surveillance programs. Much of what Clinton [...]

Snowden’s Disclosures Force US to Meet with Chinese Military Leaders to Discuss ‘Norms’ for Cyber Warfare

By: Monday April 7, 2014 9:53 am

There has been plenty of writing about the positive effect that former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has had as a result of his decision to reveal information on a bulk phone records collection program, which has been collecting the records of all Americans. But there has been much condemnation for his [...]

Will Some Future Story on Documents from Snowden Show NSA Attacked Financial Systems?

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 6:51 pm

A presidential review group convened by President Barack Obama to examine the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices released its report after much criticism when it was announced that the White House was going to wait until January to make it public. There is much to examine and explore in the 300-page report. Much of it [...]

Retired General Cartwright as Alleged Stuxnet Leaker & Why Media Expressed Disbelief

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 9:27 am

Retired General James “Hoss” Cartwright had been described as “Obama’s favorite general.” He was a four-star Marine Corps general who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He had apparently “impressed the White House with his intellect and expertise on the modern technology of national security, including on nuclear weapons, missile defense and [...]

Top Secret Cybersecurity Policy Directive Revealed & the Debate Obama May ‘Welcome’ But Never Have

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 10:00 am

Back in November 2012, the Washington Post reported on a “secret” presidential directive that President Barack Obama had signed and characterized it as “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” This cybersecurity directive, which was classified [...]

Legal Review of Presidential Power to Engage in Preemptive Cyber Strikes to Remain Secret

By: Monday February 4, 2013 10:47 am

A recently published story from the New York Times reports a “secret legal review” has been conducted on the use of cyber warfare by the United States. It concluded President Barack Obama has “the broad power to order a preemptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad.” Unnamed [...]

US Drone Strikes, Cyber Attacks Carried Out Under Cover of the Christmas Holiday

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 11:25 am

On Christmas Eve, a US drone attacked a vehicle and killed at least two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Bayda province of Yemen. The attack happened in the early evening in the country. It was believed a “mid-level al Qaeda Yemeni operative,” Abdel-Raouf Naseeb, was one of the men killed. It was the [...]

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