FBI orders ISP to remove Daniel Pearl murder video
[not work safe, or even home safe] that surfaced shortly after his death
has been targeted by the FBI for removal on the internet, apparently using the 1996 federal obscenity law. Anyone want a Bonsai Kitten
or a Y2K Video
The Editors Note speaks volumes: After this story was edited, FBI spokeswoman Sandra Carroll called Wired News to say the bureau was merely giving advice to websites hosting the Pearl video -- and was not threatening prosecution.
President Bush was told that Osama bin Laden might be plotting to hijack U.S. passenger planes well before September 11th.
The warning was never made public. AP reported earlier this month that FBI headquarters did not act on a memo last July from its Arizona office warning there were a large number of Arabs seeking pilot, security and airport operations training. Said a spokeman for Sen. Bob Graham, Senate Intelligence Committee chair: "It represents a failure to connect the dots."
Anthrax and the Agency
"Now that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has officially put the anthrax investigation on a back burner, it is time for Americans to think the unthinkable: that the FBI has never been keen to identify the perpetrator because that perpetrator may, in fact, be the U.S. Government itself. Evidence is mounting that the source of the anthrax was a top secret U.S. Army laboratory in Maryland and that the perpetrators involve high-level officials in the U.S. military and intelligence infrastructure."
Granted, there's more than a few blips on the radar screen these days, but...whatever happened to this investigation? I'm no conspiracy theorist, but the case laid out in this piece gives me pause. Any other good theories out there?
F.B.I. Recruitment comes to Kindergarten?
What's going through the minds of the Kiddie
P.R. Team? Be afraid, be very afraid.
U.S. authorities had seven chances
to catch the hijackers before September 11th.
New poster boy for perverts!
The latest rising star on the FBI's top ten chart is a gimping, balding southpaw (name is Michael Scott Bliss by the way) who likes to videotape himself molesting young girls and then put the clips on his computer. Sounds like a sociable fellow...
FBI investigating Enron shredding
Some recent postings of commentary seem to feel that Enron wea merely the fault of public not paying attention to stock pics, or the failure of a company that is a risk of the open market....why, then, the FBI being called to find out why key documents destroyed? And whn does it become time for a special prosecutor? This is much bigger than Whitewater. Example: some 1.3 billion lost in pension money for firemen, police and teachers
Arthur Anderson checking up on the FBI! "The consulting firm Arthur Andersen LLP is currently conducting a review of the FBI’s management practices, including recordkeeping, technology and human resources issues."
Their checking on the FBI, the FBI is checking on them,
IRS missing over 2,300 agency computers, Identification badges, surveillance gear etc.:
A few months back there was another hoopla over missing computers in FBI. Do the internal security policies in federal agencies need a major overhaul or are these simply isolated instances that are more of an exception than the rule?
FBI warns Microsoft XP users
"The FBI is urging computer users to unplug and don't play when it comes to addressing serious security flaws found in Microsoft's new Windows XP program."
"Microsoft admitted this week that there are several serious glitches in the new software. "
FBI Declines to Release Hijack Flight Cockpit Tape
"While we empathize with the grieving families, we do not believe that the horror captured on the cockpit voice recording will console them in any way,'' [an FBI spokesman] said. While the FBI claims they need to keep the information secret due to a criminal investigation, partial transcripts of the tape have shown up in Newsweek
. If the FBI can leak to Newsweek, surely they could get the family members to sign a confidentiality agreement and let them in on the secret too, no?
The New McCarthyism
This is so scary. It doesn't seem like anything more than intimidation, but, that's now. What will happen next?
Casualty of the new "War on Terrorism"
FBI visits man who exercises his free speech rights (again).
Did the FBI fire first at Branch Davidian complex?
At least one person says that science and FLIR can prove that they did. Coming at a time when Janet Reno is trying to put some steam into a political career, will this have any negative impact on it? Will the FBI PR machine go into overdrive trying to disprove Barbara Grant's claims?
Antivirus Firms Say They Won't Create FBI Loophole.
A free knuckle sandwich to the first person to say, "looks like magic lantern has been extinguised!"
Run Juice Run!!!
O.J. Simpson's house raided by the FBI and DEA! Yeah, I know, a news story, but its O.J.! O.J. suspected in Ecstasy Drug Ring. Along with a few other illegal activities. Is this his third strike???
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.