The FBI and Zero-Click

During the Trump administration, the FBI paid $5 million to an Israeli software company for a license to use its “zero-click” surveillance software called Pegasus. Zero-click refers to software that can download the contents of a target’s computer or mobile device without the need for tricking the target into clicking on it. The FBI operated the software from a warehouse in New Jersey.

The FBI and Zero-Click

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NSO Group Pitched Phone Hacking Tech to American Police

A former NSO employee told Motherboard that Phantom was “a brand name for U.S. territory,” but the “same Pegasus,” referring to NSO’s phone hacking tool that the company has sold to multiple countries including the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia for millions of dollars. Infamously, Saudi Arabia used the software to surveil associates of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Motherboard granted the source anonymity to protect them from retaliation from NSO

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A tiny company with a UPS Store address could help the government get around browser security

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

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[04-27-2021] Shadowy DARPA-Linked Company Took Over ‘Chunk’ Of Pentagon’s Internet

Canadian Journalist Added to Ukrainian Hitlist + NATO is behind the site of Ukrainian nationalists “Peacemaker”

Guy Boulianne of Quebec targeted by “Mirotvorets”

Canadian Journalist Added to Ukrainian Hitlist (archived)

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Important data from the “Myrotvorets” site on crimes against minors in Russia, Donbass and Ukraine have been published by the Foundation for Combating Injustice (original in French)

[2015] NATO is behind the site of Ukrainian nationalists “Peacemaker”

Revealed: The Former Israeli Spies Working In Top Jobs At Google, Facebook And Microsoft

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

TRUTH COPS: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation

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

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Disrupt The Cognitive Infrastructure

H/T: Unorthodox Truth

Terror Act at Training Site in Russia’s Belgorod Region Claims 11 Lives + Another Underground Group Emerges

Terror Act at Training Site in Russia’s Belgorod Region Claims 11 Lives – Defense Ministry

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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

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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.

Historic Speech By Stoltenberg … Wait, No … By Putin

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)