A report from The Washington Post has raised doubts about a root certificate authority used by Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and other tech companies with ties to US intelligence. The company in question, called TrustCor, works as a root certificate authority to validate the trustworthiness of websites — and while the report found no concrete evidence of wrongdoing, it raised significant questions about the company’s trustworthiness.
A tiny company with a UPS Store address could help the government get around browser security
[04-27-2021] Shadowy DARPA-Linked Company Took Over ‘Chunk’ Of Pentagon’s Internet
A MintPress study has found that hundreds of former agents of the notorious Israeli spying organization, Unit 8200, have attained positions of influence in many of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.
Revealed: The Former Israeli Spies Working In Top Jobs At Google, Facebook And Microsoft
H/T: Alan MacLeod on the Former Israeli Spies in Top Social Media Jobs
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is quietly broadening its efforts to curb speech it considers dangerous, an investigation by The Intercept has found. Years of internal DHS memos, emails, and documents — obtained via leaks, Freedom of Information Act requests, and an ongoing lawsuit, as well as public reports — illustrate an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms.
TRUTH COPS: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
Disrupt The Cognitive Infrastructure
H/T: Unorthodox Truth
Terror Act at Training Site in Russia’s Belgorod Region Claims 11 Lives – Defense Ministry
Terrorist Group of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars Claimed Responsibility For Attack At Training Camp In Belgorod
⚡️A new partisan group has made itself known: The Atesh movement claims to consist of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and Russians, who have joined the Russian army with the goal of “destroying it from inside”. Various acts of sabotage are to follow. #NoToWar
The Russian Defense Ministry says that the terrorists were from a member state of the Commonwealth of Independent States, but some newly-formed underground partisan group is claiming responsibility. I highly doubt it, but it’s still interesting to me. Most likely, they’re just another National Republican Army, who falsely claimed to have assassinated Darya Dugina, and are now supposedly hacking Russia. There’s a video clip, at the Twitter link, but it’s not in English and I can’t translate audio.
Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down the public-facing websites of at least several major US airports on Monday, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to.
Hackers took down U.S. airport web sites, Department of Homeland Security confirms
Hackers shut down O’Hare, Midway airport websites
The broadcast of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s speech on the German TV channel Deutsche Welle was interrupted by a picture with a speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Stoltenberg was speaking to reporters at a briefing when the broadcast was interrupted, and then the Russian leader was shown, speaking at a concert rally on Red Square on the occasion of the entry of four regions into the Russian Federation.
Historic Speech By Stoltenberg … Wait, No … By Putin
YouTube video via Russia Intel
Yes, it happened:
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a press briefing at NATO headquarters | DW News (Timestamp: 6:45)