8 former FBI agents "have offered the first substantive critique of the Ashcroft program." A senior Justice Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that none of the changes ordered by Ashcroft would have enabled the FBI to interrupt the Sept. 11 attacks.
After the rebuke
mentioned previously here, perhaps the worm is turning?
WE ARE WATCHING YOU.
"The FBI added that its research is 'always mindful of constitutional, privacy and commercial equities,' and that its use of new technology can be challenged in court and in Congress." No really, go ahead, try and stop us if you don't like it. That's your (snicker, snicker) right.
Did the government hinder the FBI to investigate against the Bin Laden family?
Transcript from last night's BBC Newsnight:
The CIA and Saudi Arabia, the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. Did their connections cause America to turn a blind eye to terrorism?
There is a hidden agenda at the very highest levels of our government.
JOE TRENTO, (AUTHOR, "SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA"):
The sad thing is that thousands of Americans had to die needlessly.
FBI software cracks encryption wall
The FBI is developing software capable of inserting a computer virus onto a suspect’s machine and obtaining encryption keys...
Were you ever a member of AVS, the Adult Verification System? If so, the Feds have you on a list of potential pedophiles.
I remember AVS from the mid-1990s; they were one of the easiest ways to generate revenue from an adult Web site, using the same business model as AdultCheck
does today. A very few of the hundreds of sites AVS "fronted" for contained child porn, and the owners of the service are now in federal prison as a result. Even though they knew differently, federal authorities claimed that they had "dismantled the largest-known commercial child pornography enterprise ever uncovered," and for the past two years have been sending offers of child porn to some of 30,000 people on the AVS membership list, the vast majority of which have no interest in child porn.
While shutting down a money-wiring service
in Seattle, U.S. Customs officials also took the time to destroy the entire inventory -- $300,000 worth -- of the Somali grocery store attached to it. That'll show 'em!
Drastic changes due for America after terror attacks
We are to become a garrison state, for better or worse, with the CIA more intimately involved with internal (domestic) doings and the FBI taking on new duties.
FBI Seeking to Wiretap Internet
"FBI has plans to change the architecture of the Internet and route traffic through central servers that it would be able to monitor e-mail more easily." (via InstaPundit)
FBI did not test..or..Notify City Hall
The FBI has done a lousy job on everything connected with recent events. Why are they so crummy?
The "next several days" could be interesting.
The link is to a press release on the fbi.gov site issued this afternoon. I know that there have been similar warnings over the past week or so, but this one seems particularly terse and ominous. Also, I thought it was really odd that they chose to name this press release "skyfall.htm". Nothing like stoking the paranoia.
FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
I wonder how Reuters News Service will cover this story since they have removed the word "terrorist" from the reporting of 911?
The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities
This is a list of Internet security tips that SAMS and the FBI updated yesterday. The list is really aimed at IT professionals and does not offer much advice to the home user. My advise for any home user who is worried about viruses and security:
1. Don't use Windows OS, any Windows OS (try Linux or Mac)
2. Remove Outlook from your computer.
3. Don't open e-mail attachments you did not ask for.
"Innocent Muslim doctor tells of arrest, two-week ordeal "
San Antonio News-Express interview of Dr. Al Badr Al-Hazmi, the Saudi radiologist arrested--in error--by the FBI on 9/12. What happens after
the G-men take you away.
Um...you might want to reconsider that American Airlines flight...
The Federal Aviation Administration has given American Airlines special permission to allow passengers to board its flights before the airline determines whether they are on the FBI's watch list, according to an FAA security directive obtained by USA TODAY.
James Woods Reported Suspicious Passengers to FBI
"On a flight from Boston to Los Angeles about a month ago, Woods observed four men of apparent Middle Eastern origin acting so oddly that he reported them to the flight attendants and authorities on the ground when he landed."
9/11 Conspirators Stole Identities of Murdered Students:
"HAD FBI agents bothered to ask college lecturers in South Wales about the terrorist bomber they supposedly taught over a decade ago, then security chiefs would have realised how Osama bin Laden had carefully created a generation of impostors . . . his agents stole the identities and life histories of at least a dozen Western-educated young men who were all murdered in 1990, according to a former head of the CIA."
weekend alert as FBI warns of new attack
make sure everyone you love knows what's going on.
*via little green footballs
Do you speak Arabic
? If you meet certain other qualifications, you can now spy for the FBI, whose homepage
takes more care than news reports did and specifically lists Pashto
, spoken in Afghanistan
, as one of the desired language proficiencies.
So tragically wrong...
Proof that the FBI didn't have a clue. From a year ago: "Even the American cells of violent Middle East political movements as Hamas and Hezbollah, [then FBI Director Louis] Freeh declared, are devoted exclusively to "fundraising and low-level intelligence gathering." Salon writer Bruce Shapiro even goes so far as to call the National Commission on Terrorism's finding that "The threat from terrorists is so high, the potential for massive casualties is so real, that an independent panel is pushing the government to take immediate, drastic action" as a con job.
48 hours of wiretap without a court order?
Sure, according to the Senate. Carnivore installations on the rise and the recent call to control crypto software are exactly what we don't need. This is probably just the beginning.
First arrest made.
"The suspect was arrested because authorities have determined that the individual has information highly relevant to the investigation and is a high-flight risk". Also Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA were revealed to be targets by the FBI.
last week, 6 days prior to the attacks, an FBI raid shut down numerous arabic websites
. what did they suspect? many were offended by the action, do they feel the same way still?
FBI Currently storming Copley Hotel (Streaming Windows Media)
I am truly amazed at the speed at which this investigation is unfolding.
Report: Five Suspects Identified in NYC Attack
Seems FBI, etc. is working double time (as expected). There are some more updates streaming.
Lawyer Joseph Gersten
fled to Australia after uncovering official corruption in Florida. He is trying to restart his career, but the FBI wants its pound of flesh.
but it's not your fault.
I wonder if a winter edition of monopoly will come out because of this.
The FBI is pure evil.
It's going to take more than a new leader dedicated to "PR and image repair"
to flush out this sewer of authoritarian egos and corrupted ideals.
How the hell did the FBI LOSE 265 firearms?
Love the line "lost OR stolen". A total of 449 pistols, handguns, rifles, shotguns and sub-machine guns are missing, a "small number" of which may
have been used in local crimes, such as robberies. Glad to know CSIS
isn't the only intelligence agency that screws up
regularly. God bless america
What do Elvis
, Jackie Robinson
, and Lucille Ball
have in common? They were the first 3 'famous persons'
to have their FBI files put online
. And this
is about as close you'll
ever get to the real X-Files
The Frank & Fritzy show
The latest episode
of FBI tapes is on diet:
FRITZY: Nothin'. Nothin'. Once I come out there's nothing you could, I could buy out there other than fruit, an apple or something like that, that I'll have out there.
FRITZY: That's all.
FRITZY: That's all I'll have.
FRANK: The restaurants kill ya.
Fascinating Washington CityPaper article... "The FBI wanted a bitch. But I refused to snitch. So then
I had to ditch. "
The print edition came out today, and dang this reads like a movie. When CP is good, it's really good.
Charges dropped against Ruby Ridge FBI sniper
BONNER'S FERRY, Idaho (CNN) -- The FBI sharpshooter who killed a white separatist's wife in the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff will not be tried for manslaughter, an Idaho prosecutor said Thursday.
Lon Horiuchi is a murderer
(or at least a potential manslaughterer), says 9th circuit appeals court. His immunity from prosecution for killing Vicki Weaver while acting as a sniper for the FBI has been denied.
The fit continues to hit the shan?
"One (FBI) agent says evidence that he personally obtained - evidence that might have helped McVeigh's case - may have been ignored or not documented by the FBI. "
Does the FBI read Metafilter?
Is the FBI gonna lock you up for what you've posted? Has the internet made it easier for the FBI etc. to survey our reach into the world of ideas and thoughts and add our own? I may go by "crasspastor" and I don't want to be labeled crack
pastor, but doesn't it all make sense? Seattle Independent Media
as of April 27 2001 as a side note.
FBI finds a second batch of McVeigh documents.
I hestitate to start a new thread about this but I just wanted to point out this story.
The FBI uses Equifax subsidiary ChoicePoint to gather dossiers on, well, everybody.
No surprise, but many people know how inaccurate these reports can be (see the link). Now they're being used by the FBI? The scene in Brazil
where the guy gets SWAT-rushed in his house because of a spelling error comes to mind.
This guy - Timothy McVeigh, mass murder - wins a stay of execution
even though hes admitted several times
So the FBI mislays a couple thousand documents, from my P.O.V i cant think of anyone who wouldn't want to see him wearing two intravenous lines in his arms and watch the Potassium Chloride flowing as free as a bird......
Any bets on weather Tim McVeigh will beat the Grim Reaper?
How stupid can the FBI be, really? I mean, he was good as convicted anyway, so why not release all the documents?
not funny. Man imprissoned for 30 YEARS, known to be innocent by FBI, FBI kept him there b/c if the real perp was caught, dozens of informants would have been revealed. 30 years, gone, makes me sick feeling. There will be more
news on this
soon, I hope
Alleged FBI Double Agent's Stripper 'Friend' Talks:
No easy way to put that, sorry. So this is what Robert Hanssen did with all that money from spying? Or allegedly did? He really was just trying to "rescue" her? Goodness, what a bizarre and disturbing story. Please be warned that this is dizzyingly strong material, especially the part about the fate of the subject's false teeth. It's "Pretty Woman" without the sex, but with the Soviet Union and crack.
True or False?
According to Karl Mueller (a.k.a. "Gus"
), the FBI came a knockin' on his door after taking his "Trench Coat Mafia"
parody site a little too seriously. I can imagine it happening, but considering what a prankster he is, one does wonder whether this is all a late April Fool's joke. What do you think?
James Charles Kopp, a fugitive on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list
, indicted in the killing of an abortion doctor in western New York, has been arrested in France
One million credit card numbers stolen! News at 11!
has gone public with a rather dry account of a huge organized attack on ecommerce sites, exploiting security flaws in NT which Microsoft fixed and offered patches for nearly two years ago.
Spy vs. Spy
Now that they've learned we bagged FBI mole Robert P. Hanssen
, the Russians are frantically searching for the mole
that ratted out their mole
Recently released FBI hate-crime statistics for 1999
show that - as many have feared - enforcement of hate-crime laws is skewed against blacks. Of racially-motivated where the offenders race is known, blacks make up 20% of the reported incidents despite representing only 13% of the population as a whole.
The infamous Jeff K arrested by the FBI?
Is it just a prank? If not, that's some pretty serious stuff!
FBI agents march on White House to oppose clemency for political prisoner Leonard Peltier
Now the freaking FBI are protesting, see what you people started. No confirmation of any street blocking. I have been hoping Clinton would pony up and free the man, but with this I imagine he will make the gutless cowardly choice once again.