Extreme hacking by CIA (and NSA/GHCQ) requires ‘extreme’ solutions, such as these

The first release of ‘Vault 7’ documents by WikiLeaks and previous releases by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm how ultimate responsibility for the proliferation of cyber crime (like hacking) may well lie with America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and other intelligence agencies. While the threat to most people is from non-state hackers, the intelligence agencies – including British intelligence – must share responsibility for the creation and exploitation of vulnerabilities. This has led to millions of computer users around the world being compromised; with many becoming the target of ransomware crimebanking scams, identity theft, or man-in-the-middle attacks.

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US/UK allies attack anti-Daesh forces in Iraq, revealing a pattern of betrayal [VIDEOS]

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Remember the massacre of Yazidis in Iraq in 2014? Well, they’re under attack again. Yazidi self-defence militias and their affiliates, who have organised to defend themselves from Daesh (Isis/Isil), have been resisting the new assault since 3 March. But this time, the attackers aren’t jihadis. They’re Iraqi Kurdish forces allied with the West. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had met with Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani only a week before. Critics argue that the two are acting in concert. And this is only part of an increasingly apparent pattern of betrayal.

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Multiple investigations into Brexit campaigns examine vote rigging allegations

Two pro-Brexit campaigns are facing investigations for irregularities in the lead-up to the EU Referendum vote. The Electoral Commission is looking into [paywall] possible undeclared spending by Vote Leave, the campaign backed by Tory MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. And the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an inquiry into the misuse of data in politics, after alleged links emerged between Leave.EU, the campaign associated with Nigel Farage and a US company that specialises in behavioural management. Labour MP Stephen Kinnock has further raised this matter with a parliamentary watchdog.

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Yazidis and Syrian Kurds and their allies under attack by Turkey and its proxies

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Yazidi civilian ready to defend her village

The last 36 hours have seen major developments in the Middle East in defiance of directives issued by British and US-led Coalition forces. Turkish militias are attacking anti-Daesh (Isis/Isil) units near the Syrian city of Manbij. And at the same time, Turkish-backed forces have launched an attack on the long-suffering Yazidi community.

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Press release from Ezidi Council

URGENT CALL YAZIDI SINJAR COUNCIL AND ITS YBŞ SELF-DEFENSE FORCE
3 MARCH 2017

KDP PESHMERGA BARZANI ATTACK RIGHT NOW YAZIDI PEOPLE!

URGENT CALL TO CONDEMN ATTACKS AND FOR MEDIATION

THESE ATTACKS PUT ANTI ISIS CAMPAIGN IN JEOPARDY

Since the night of 2 March the KDP Peshmerga under leadership of President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government attack the Yazidi YBŞ/YJE in the places Sinune and khanesor in Sinjar. Fights are ongoing as KDP sends reinforcements to continue the violence against the Yazidi’s.

This is a final attempt to break any independent will of the Yazidi’s. This attempt follows the visit of Barzani to Erdogan.

However after the genocide under ISIS the Yazidi people will not become again defenceless pawns dominated by another leader that the Yazidi’s of Sinjar did not elect at any moment. The YBŞ will defend until the last man and woman.

The YBŞ and Sinjar Council did put forward a proposal for negotiations with the KDP Peshmerga but these proposals for talks are ignored. The goal of Barzani is to subjugate the Yazidi’s at all costs. The YBŞ and Sinjar Council call the EU and US to help to start negotiations as necessary alternative to this violence.

The YBŞ and Sinjar Council call to all other Kurdish parties as well as the Iraqi Government to come forward and put serious public pressure at Barzani to stop this attack immediately.

The world has recognised that the Yazidi’s were victims of ISIS. Will the world stand up against this violence in time this time? The US and EU need to tell Barzani to stop immediately!

Contact information: +964 7724960323 & +964 7511753273

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How to improve your online security (as recommended by Edward Snowden)

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A Qubes desktop

In an era of state snooping by GCHQ and its ‘five eyes’ partners, more people want to improve their online security. Concerns include avoiding identity theft and online monitoring by consumer organisations. Journalists also want protection too, especially as the Law Commission recommends they be jailed for up to 14 years for publishing state secrets. The choice of operating system (OS) is fundamental to improving your computer and online security. An excellent choice is Tails, which we have reported on previously. Another is Qubes, which is free. Whistleblower Edward Snowden recommends it…

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Funder named in Ulster unionists’ Brexit row, will now target Scottish nationalists

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A little-known organisation that quietly bankrolled a pro-Brexit campaign is now poised to target Scottish nationalists intent on a second independence referendum. The Constitutional Research Council (CRC) funded the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) Brexit drive to the tune of £425,000. The money was used to fund pro-Brexit advertising across Britain, including an expensive ‘wraparound’ in The Metro – a newspaper which isn’t even available in Northern Ireland.

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US company that ‘won’ the Brexit vote is endorsed by MoD: is referendum result still valid?

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There is now mounting evidence of US interference in Britain’s EU referendum vote. From what we already know, this could constitute a flagrant breach of UK electoral rules.

Cambridge Analytica (CA) is a US company, endorsed by Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). President Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon is a board member of the company. And Trump’s main backer, Robert Mercer, is a key financier. During the EU referendum campaign in Britain, CA targeted over a million social media users. According to a prominent Leave.eu figure, it was CA technology that ensured a Brexit win.

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