Keith B. Alexander still in the NSA…
Summary: CIA-friendly press explains to degree to which the NSA helps the CIA choose bombing targets (suspects and people in their vicinity)
A WEEK or so ago we said that Britain’s worst paper had published an article confirming that the NSA played a role in targeted assassinations using Linux-powered drones. Thousands of people (many innocent civilians) have already been killed in this way, with over a thousand killed by just one 'pilot'. One might say that the NSA is the agency behind these ‘death lists’. Right now, the CIA-friendly Washington Post (owned by strong CIA partner Jeff Bezos) helps confirm what Britain’s worst paper said . The narrative used by the Washington Post is of course self-serving (it is corporate press which rejected important leaks from Bradley Manning), but it sure helps tie together the controversial assassinations and the NSA.
Many privacy advocates have been particularly concerned that young people are now acting as Trojan horses or informants on so-called ‘friends’ and family members (providing gossip and even in-house images with geo-tagging, tagged face recognition, etc.), but fortunately enough this malicious thing called ‘social’ networking (crowdsourced intelligence gathering) is losing popularity among young people [2,3,4]. Let’s hope this trend continues. Whatever makes the NSA weaker makes the majority of society better off. The NSA, as evidence helps show and strongly support time after time, is about protecting the minority who are in power. Rather than protect the public it offers protectionism to the richest 1% and their political agenda. █
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It was an innocuous e-mail, one of millions sent every day by spouses with updates on the situation at home. But this one was of particular interest to the National Security Agency and contained clues that put the sender’s husband in the crosshairs of a CIA drone.
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Facebook shares soared 15% Wednesday on blowout quarterly results — but the stock lost steam after the company admitted young teens are losing interest in the site.
Facebook’s popularity might be on the decline among some teenagers, the company signaled Wednesday.
For younger teenagers, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of daily users, the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call. Overall, usage among U.S. teens was stable between the second and third quarters, but the decrease in daily usage for some was noted early in the prepared remarks of Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman.