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Senate votes 60-38 to end debate on bill extending Section 702 FISA warrantless surveillance program through 2023, setting up a vote for final passage this week

“The House vote came hours after President Donald Trump caused an uproar by tweeting that the surveillance program may have been used to spy on his 2016 presidential campaign” writes Arit John for bloomberg.com. The Senate advanced legislation Tuesday to extend the government’s authority to spy on suspected foreign terrorists’ communications, setting up a vote for final passage before the program is set to expire Friday night. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Smartphone spyware can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones

“Smartphone surveillance software that can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones has been discovered by security researchers” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. It is capable of seizing call records, calendar events and locations stored on the device’s memory, according to Russian cyber security researchers at Kaspersky Lab.The malware, dubbed Skygofree, can switch on the microphone when a smartphone enters a specified location. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Jared Kushner reportedly was warned that his close friend Wendi Deng Murdoch may be a Chinese spy

“US intelligence officials apparently once warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that one of his close friends could be a Chinese agent” writes Alex Lockie for businessinsider.com. “Since their divorce, Murdoch has been telling anybody who would listen that Wendi is a Chinese spy–and had been throughout the marriage,” Wolff wrote. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Watch ULA Kick Off 2018 With a Spy Satellite Launch

“United Launch Alliance (ULA) is planning to conduct its first launch of 2018 this afternoon with a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office as its payload” writes Jay Bennett for popularmechanics.com. But as a consolation prize, you can take in the greatness of this amazing mission patch that the spy agency made for NROL-47. *This post has been updated with new launch window times. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Trump offers more election conspiracy theories

“They obtained that warrant through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows intelligence agencies to spy on foreigners” reports nypost.com. ​President Trump on Thursday raised the possibility that the FBI influenced the 2016 election and questioned whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid the Russians, exclaiming “What a mess!” ​”​Disproven and paid for by Democrats ​’​Dossier used to spy on Trump Campaign. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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The UK’s spy agencies need more analysts and minorities

“Where the U.S. intelligence community workforce averaged a 25 percent minority rate in 2016, the U.K. minority rates were as follows: Ultimately, though, the British intelligence community is in good shape” writes Tom Rogan for washingtonexaminer.com. A more serious takeaway from the report, however, is that Britain’s intelligence community continues to lack diversity in its workforce.This speaks to an organizational difference between the U.S. intelligence community and that of Britain.While its top three intelligence agencies (MI5, MI6, and GCHQ) have impressive intelligence gathering skills, a new report from Britain’s Intelligence…

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Larijani blames occupation, spy services for spread of terrorism

“During a meeting with State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on the sidelines of the conference, Larijani said that the U.S. is seeking adventurism in the region” reports tehrantimes.com. Larijani also called for expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Russia.Commenting on reasons behind youths’ interest in joining terrorist groups, he said, “Poverty is another reason behind spread of terrorism, however, humiliation and discriminatory behavior are more important than poverty. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Edward Snowden’s ‘Haven’ app turns your smartphone into a security system

“Install the Haven app on it and then place it where you want to monitor” reports bgr.in. Called ‘Haven’, the app aims at turning Android smartphones into all-in-one anti-spy systems.The noted whistleblower, Edward Snowden, best known for revealing spy programs of America’s National Security Agency, has now created his own app that aims to fight against the spy. Source: bgr.in Share This:

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