iPhones Harvest and Transmit Massive Amounts of Data While You Sleep

iPhones Harvest and Transmit Massive Amounts of Data While You Sleep By Tyler Durden iPhones are surprisingly active in the middle of the night, according to a report by Washington Post Technology writer, Geoffrey Fowler. Fowler tracked his iPhone’s activity recently, finding that dozens of companies were receiving information at all hours. On a recent Monday night, a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers got reports from my iPhone. At 11:43 p.m., a company called Amplitude learned my phone number, email and exact location. At 3:58 a.m., another called Appboy got…

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CIA Whistleblower: Assange is Going to Get Railroaded by “Hanging” Judge

CIA Whistleblower: Assange is Going to Get Railroaded by “Hanging” Judge By Tyler Durden A former CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower says that an extradited Julian Assange would have no chance of a fair trial in front of a federal judge who “reserves every national security case for herself.” John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Eastern District of Virginia Judge Leonie Brinkema for telling ABC News about CIA waterboarding, told Russian state-sponsored RT, “They are going to try to make an example of Julian,” adding “He’s been charged in the Eastern District…

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Pentagon Admits It Investigates UFOs Through a Secret Program

Pentagon Admits It Investigates UFOs Through a Secret Program By Tyler Durden The Pentagon has admitted that they have been investigating UFOs through a secret government initiative known as the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP),” which the Defense department told the New York Post “did pursue research and investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena.” The DoD says that it shut down AATIP in 2012; however, spokesman Christopher Sherwood told the Post that the department still investigates potential alien aircraft sightings. “The Department of Defense is always concerned about maintaining positive identification of all aircraft in our…

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European Commission Unwittingly Echoes “1984” Slogan In Controversial Tweet

European Commission Unwittingly Echoes “1984” Slogan In Controversial Tweet By Tyler Durden The EU Commission is taking some heat on Twitter after its account tweeted a message that some blasted for perhaps unwittingly echoing “Orwellian” themes from George Orwell’s seminal novel 1984. Urging Europeans to get out and vote during the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, which begin in a week, the Commission’s tweet read: “The EU is peace. The EU is freedom. The EU is solidarity. The EU is diversity. The EU is human rights. The EU is opportunities. Vote.” is…

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Here’s How To Review All The Recordings Alexa Has Of You And Your Family

Here’s How To Review All The Recordings Alexa Has Of You And Your Family By Tyler Durden If you did not say the Washington Post, arguably the most influential political newspaper which for the past few years has been owned by the world’s richest man, Amazon founder and Donald Trump nemesis, Jeff Bezos, you could be forgiven: after all, the last thing your newspaper should be publishing is an in-depth analysis into how you are spying on virtually every person who was gullible enough to buy your products which turned out to be nothing but a massive espionage…

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US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon

US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon By Tyler Durden (ZH) — The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program, has completed a series of tests last month that successfully shot down “several” missiles with a ground-based laser. The field training exercise occurred on April 23 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, reported the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs. The SHiELD program has developed a directed energy weapon that will eventually be molded into an aircraft…

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Fort Bragg Apologizes for Widespread Blackouts During Cyber-Attack Drill

Fort Bragg Apologizes for Widespread Blackouts During Cyber-Attack Drill By Tyler Durden (ZH) — Fort Bragg in North Carolina conducted a cyber-attack military exercise for 12 hours overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning that simulated how personnel would respond to an attack that crippled the base’s power supply, reported The Charlotte Observer. And according to several Facebook post from base officials, the exercise was an unannounced military exercise. Fort Bragg is the biggest military installation in the world with more than 50,000 active duty personnel. Base officials said the purpose of the drill was to…

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DHS to Face-Scan 97% of International Travelers Within Four Years

DHS to Face-Scan 97% of International Travelers Within Four Years By Tyler Durden (ZH) – The Department of Homeland Security says that facial recognition technology will be used on 97% of passengers departing the US by 2023, according to The Verge. Already deployed in seventeen international airports, including Atlanta, New York City, Boston, San Jose, Chicago, and two airports in Houston, DHS systems will photograph and scan passengers at their departure gate, cross-referencing their face against a library of face images from visa and passport applications, as well as those taken by border agents when foreigners enter…

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Pentagon Warns “Next Major Conflict May be Won Or Lost In Space”

Pentagon Warns “Next Major Conflict May be Won Or Lost In Space” By Tyler Durden “The next major conflict may be won or lost in space,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday. “We must confront reality. Weapons are currently deployed by our competitors that can attack our assets in space.” Shanahan said that the U.S. military “is not moving fast enough to stay ahead” of its rivals China and Russia in the space race. He warned that both countries have already acquired weapon…

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Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial

Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial By Tyler Durden (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week’s dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he’s being held in what’s dubbed “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” — or Belmarsh Prison, given its reputation as a holding facility for terrorists and high-profile criminals. Julian Assange is believed held at the…

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