Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mexico Seizes Record 50 Tons Of Meth From Superlab



After locating a massive drug laboratory near the town of Alcoyonqui, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, personnel of the Secretariat of the Navy seized 50 tons of methamphetamine, allegedly from the Sinaloa Cartel, in the most significant drug bust of this kind in the history of Mexico.

According to Sin Embargo News, the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) said the synthetic drug was discovered in a rustic laboratory and two separate underground bunkers. The military operation, which began on Thursday evening, involved roughly 50 troops. It was only until Friday morning was the size of the cache realized.

A military source said the camp, of about 500 square meters, was operated by the Sinaloa Cartel. The laboratories were divided into four sections for the preparation of chemical precursor or base, rest, reactors, and cooling. Within the rural compound, there was a building for at least 30 people, but military personnel did not find anyone during the operation.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-18/mexico-seizes-record-50-tons-meth-superlab

ClandesTime 150 – The Weather Underground



The Weather Underground were the most active and successful militant left-wing group in US history. As part of their anti-Vietnam war operations they bombed the Pentagon, the State Department, corporate headquarters and other high-profile targets. In this episode I examine whether they were a lethal terrorist organisation, or a non-lethal militant anti-war gang. I look at their relationship with the FBI and the cinema of the Weather Underground, including how the FBI rewrote Robert Redford’s movie The Company You Keep.

https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-150-the-weather-underground/

9/11 Justice for All: A Day of Events in the Nation’s Capital!



On this year’s 9/11 Anniversary, we’re heading back to the nation’s capital to continue the pursuit of 9/11 Truth and Justice on behalf of millions of people around the world.

We invite you to join the “9/11 Justice for All” rally at 2:00 PM Eastern on September 11, 2018, directly in front of the U.S. Capitol. This will be followed by an Evening of Truth-Telling & Music at 6:30 PM at the Brookland location of Busboys and Poets.

https://www.ae911truth.org/news/471-9-11-justice-for-all-a-day-of-events-in-the-nation-s-capital

Friday, August 17, 2018

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources



The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal, so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told Reuters that Facebook is contesting the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand.

The judge in the Messenger case heard arguments on Tuesday on a government motion to hold Facebook in contempt of court for refusing to carry out the surveillance request, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Facebook and the Department of Justice declined to comment.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-encryption-exclusive/u-s-government-seeks-facebook-help-to-wiretap-messenger-sources-idUSKBN1L226D

Thursday, August 16, 2018

INTRODUCING: Veritas Leaks – a New Platform Welcoming Whistleblowers that Offers Anonymity, Collaboration, and Impact



Project Veritas is scaling up their program geared towards protecting, recruiting, and working with sources, called Veritas Leaks. All confidential sources are welcome to take advantage of the program. Project Veritas is hoping to hear from insiders in the Deep State, Big Tech, and major media outlets.

Project Veritas founder and President James O’Keefe is committed to promoting a more transparent and ethical society, and acknowledges that to expose society’s deepest issues, leakers and whistleblower require secure and effective ways to sound the alarm:

“I will go to jail to protect a source’s identity. Security is our paramount concern. The goal is for our combined efforts to expose corruption to have a positive impact while protecting the identities of highly-placed informants. Project Veritas will not only welcome whistleblowers bringing truth to the masses, but will use secure means to maintain confidentiality. Along with our undercover journalists, these individuals who exhibit moral courage take great risks for the wellbeing of our country are our absolute highest operational priority.”

Project Veritas offers insiders a specific promise: to shield their identity and maintain anonymity while exposing the greatest threats facing the United States.

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/08/16/veritas-leaks/

Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76



Ms. Franklin had a grandly celebrated career. She placed more than 100 singles in the Billboard charts, including 17 Top 10 pop singles and 20 No. 1 R&B hits. She received 18 competitive Grammy Awards, along with a lifetime achievement award in 1994. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987, its second year. She sang at the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009, at pre-inauguration concerts for Jimmy Carter in 1977 and Bill Clinton in 1993, and at both the Democratic National Convention and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in 1968.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/obituaries/aretha-franklin-dead.html

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As Twitter Suspends Alex Jones, Should We Worry About Silicon Valley Regulating Speech?



APPLE, FACEBOOK, SPOTIFY, and YouTube’s decision to ban right-wing shock jock Alex Jones and his media site, Infowars, from their platforms in early August has reignited a debate about what, if any, obligations these companies have to provide access to ideologically diverse users in the name of free speech. Twitter came under enormous criticism for refusing to go along, but on Tuesday announced that they were suspending Jones’s account for one week due to violations of its rules.

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/15/alex-jones-twitter-infowars-ban-free-speech/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Internet Just Crowd-Funded Release Of 4,358 CIA Mind-Control Documents



A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIA’s controversial MKUltra program.

John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding to release the documents. Greenewald, who has been filing FOIA requests for two decades, had previously published files on MKUltra, a program best known for dosing individuals with drugs like LSD to research mind control. The program was shut down, and the documents were reportedly destroyed in 1973 at the order of then-director Richard Helms, but some were eventually released.

https://theantimedia.com/mkultra-cia-mind-control-documents/


http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/#

TSA Breaks Silence, Defends Secretive Domestic Surveillance Program



The TSA has broken its silence to defend its alarming domestic surveillance program called "Quiet Skies" which allows the agency to use teams of armed Air Marshals to follow, track and surveil virtually anyone. TSA administrator David Pekoske told CBS news in a recent interview that the program "...makes an awful lot of sense, to be able to look at some risks that we think exist on certain flights and put air marshals on those flights."

We were one of the first to report on the "Quiet Skies" program at the end of July after the Boston Globe uncovered it in a lengthy and revealing expose. The secret program was set up to monitor US citizens with no prior record and who don't result in red flags being raised at the airport. The people surveilled by this program are, according to a TSA memo cited by the Globe's original article, "not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening Data Base", setting of numerous privacy red flags.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-14/tsa-breaks-silence-defends-secretive-domestic-surveillance-program



Infowars.com Site Goes Down Amid Big Tech Censorship



Comes as social media giants try to silence political speech ahead of midterms

The Infowars website’s unavailability follows Big Tech’s coordinated censorship campaign of Alex Jones, which has now risen to 20 platforms, including Spotify, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, IHeartRadio and more.

https://www.newswars.com/infowars-com-site-goes-down-amid-big-tech-censorship/

https://www.newswars.com/stream/live/

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania for Decades, Grand Jury Says





A Pennyslvania grand jury said on Tuesday that sexual abuse of minors by priests had been covered up for decades in the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton.

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and police officers not to investigate it, according to a report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.

The report, which says there were more than 1,000 identifiable victims and covered six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses, is the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the United States of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. There have been ten previous reports by grand juries and attorneys general in the United States, according to the research and advocacy group BishopAccountability.org, but those examined single dioceses or counties.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pennsylvania.html

Monday, August 13, 2018

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location



To actually turn off location tracking, Google says you have to navigate to a setting buried deep in your Google Account called Web & App Activity, which is set by default to share your information, including not just location but IP address and more. Finding that setting isn't easy. At all.

Sign in to your Google account on a browser on iOS or your desktop, or through the Android settings menu. In the browser, access your account settings by finding Google Account in the dropdown in the upper right-hand corner, then head to Personal Info & Privacy, choose Go to My Activity, then in the left-hand nav click Activity Controls. Once there you'll see the setting called Web & App Activity, which you can toggle off.

On your Android phone, go from Google settings to Google Account, then tap on Data & personalization. You'll find Web & App Activity there.

Read full article: https://www.wired.com/story/google-location-tracking-turn-off/

Google tracks your movements, like it or not



An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so.

Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP's request.

For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating. If you agree to let it record your location over time, Google Maps will display that history for you in a "timeline" that maps out your daily movements.

Privacy risks
Storing your minute-by-minute travels carries privacy risks and has been used by police to determine the location of suspects — such as a warrant that police in Raleigh, N.C., served on Google last year to find devices near a murder scene. So the company will let you "pause" a setting called Location History.

Google says that will prevent the company from remembering where you've been. Google's support page on the subject states: "You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored."

That isn't true. Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking.

For example, Google stores a snapshot of where you are when you merely open its Maps app. Automatic daily weather updates on Android phones pinpoint roughly where you are. And some searches that have nothing to do with location, like "chocolate chip cookies," or "kids science kits," pinpoint your precise latitude and longitude — accurate to the square foot — and save it to your Google account.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/google-movements-tracking-1.4782895

Sunday, August 12, 2018

9/11 Activist Summit: Titans of Truth (2017)



In 2017 Newsbud presented a one-of-a-kind all-star panel on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and explored the road forward for a legitimate 9/11 Truth Movement. Now, for the first time, this nearly 3-hour conference is available to the public.

https://www.newsbud.com/2018/08/12/newsbud-exclusive-9-11-activist-summit-titans-of-truth-2017/

Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust



The city is approaching a terrible milestone — nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke at Ground Zero, The Post has learned.

With the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer deemed 9/11-related.

In all, more than 1,700 responders and others affected have died, including 420 of those stricken with cancer, officials said.

https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/nearly-10k-people-have-gotten-cancer-from-toxic-9-11-dust/