Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program


By Joseph Menn

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said. (

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Idiotic BBC Reporter Almost Killed by Ukrainian Shell While Accusing Rebels of Shelling

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BBC Reporter Almost Killed by Ukrainian Shell While Accusing Rebels of Shelling

BBC Propagandist runs from incoming Ukrainian artillery, but calls it “outgoing” rebel shelling.

Apparently in the Western media, you should not believe your own eyes or reason—out is in, up is down, and left is right.

In one more incredibly biased TV report from the Donetsk airport, a BBC journalist started accusing Donetsk self defense forces of breaking the ceasefire while almost getting killed by a Ukrainian “peace-loving” sticking-to-ceasefire shell.

First, Ian Pannell, international BBC correspondent, implicitly accuses rebels of a “scorched earth policy”.

Than in an almost surreal moment while saying that artillery fire “appears” to be mostly “outgoing”, there’s a clear and visible evidence of incoming Ukrainian fire, resulting in an dangerous explosion extremely close to and directly behind him.

Fortunately enough “outgoing fire” hasn’t landed on his thick head.

The shells at 1:03,

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EU POWER & NEOLIBERAL CLAPTRAP: Events are overtaking every piece of misinformation in the MSM.

The Slog.


When Oborne resigned from the Telegraph yesterday, he did so on behalf of millions of us

It may seem odd to tie events in Brussels, Athens, Asia and the British press together in one post, but as I hope to show, there is a very real connection. Let’s start with two pieces of ‘news’ today, one of which has been spun so far out of shape it’s painful to read, and another sharp dagger in the chest of neoliberal ideals that is being largely ignored in the West.

The first is that ‘Syriza is close to a humiliating climbdown, and will be forced to stay within the Troika programme’. It’s nonsense: Syriza is still asking for a loan extension, and still demanding it will only accept even that if all its changes to ‘the programme’ are accepted by Troika2. There is no climbdown and no compromise: this morning, I…

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Is Dershowitz Still Free? Pap and Seder on Epstein/Dershowitz (must watch)

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 Pap and Seder: Epstein/Dershowitz’ Child Sex Scandal Only Beginning

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Activists in UK occupy second Israeli owned arms factory

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MEMO | February 17, 2015

tumblr_njwrgrP6551tsfieko4_400A factory in Kent owned by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems was occupied early Tuesday morning by activists responding to the Palestinian call for solidarity and BDS.

Instro Precision, a subsidiary of Elbit, was occupied at 5am, with more than a dozen activists taking up positions on the roof and at the entrance.

According to a press release from London Palestine Action, “Instro is owned by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems, who make drones that are used to kill Palestinian civilians in Gaza.”

It adds: “Optical and camera systems like those made at the Instro factory are also supplied by Elbit for use in drones flown over Afghanistan, as well as in Israel’s apartheid wall.”

The site in Broadstairs, Kent, is the second Elbit-linked company to be targeted by activists in the UK, after a successful occupation last summer of a drone engine…

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I Was Born in Israel Many Years before I Realized Israel Was Palestine

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February 14, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Whatsupic with 7sabah

I was born in Israel and it was many years before I realized that Israel was Palestine. I was relatively patriotic. I was looking forward to serving in the army and then I grasped that there was little truth in the Jewish historical narrative. I then gathered that I was living on someone else’s land. At the same time I discovered the saxophone.  By the age of 30, I left Israel and never went back.

Q: There is some kind of rebellion in your music; how do you explain this?

A:  My music can be very soft and reflective. Sometimes it is very funny and occasionally it is furious. There are too many reasons to be angry. I’m far from happy when I see Israel flattening Gaza. I’m furious when I find out 80 percent of British conservative MPs are ‘friends…

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UK Protestors Shut Down Israeli-Owned Drone Manufacturer

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UK Protestors Shut Down Israeli-Owned Drone Manufacturer

Pro-Palestinian activists have shut down an Israeli-owned arms factory in the UK, protesting against the company’s manufacturing of drones, which demonstrators say were used by Israeli forces in last year’s military offensive in Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian activists have shut down an Israeli-owned arms factory in the UK, protesting against the company’s manufacturing of drones, which demonstrators say were used by Israeli forces in last year’s military offensive in Gaza.

Protestors from various groups climbed over security fencing and onto the roof of the Instro Precision building in Kent, England in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and hung a number of banners protesting against the company’s alleged involvement in last summer’s attacks in Gaza which claimed the lives of more than 2,100 Palestinians.

The factory — under the name of Instro Precision — is owned by Israeli defence electronic systems company Elbit, a company which protestors claim is a leading supplier of drones to the Israeli military.

Initially there were four protestors on the roof of the factory, with a number of others at the front…

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Greece Rejected EU Offer of Bailout Extension as “Absurd” and “Unacceptable”!

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Yanis_Varoufakis_on_European_Bailout_Policies_clueless_denial_of_systemic_crisis_carpet_bombing_Europe Greece finance minister

  • Greece Rejected EU Offer of Bailout Extension Plan as “Absurd” and “Unacceptable”! 
    Greece bailout: Varoufakis ‘willing’ as talks collapse
    Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis declared he was ready to do “whatever it takes” to reach agreement over its bailout after the collapse of talks with EU finance ministers.

    Mr Varoufakis spoke after Greece rejected an EU offer to extend its current €240bn (£178bn) bailout, a plan he called “absurd” and “unacceptable”. He said he was prepared to agree a deal but under different conditions.

    But the head EU negotiator warned there were now just days left for talks. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said it was now “up to Greece” to decide if it wanted more funding or not. “My strong preference is and still is to get an extension of the programme, and I think it is still feasible,” Mr Dijsselbloem told a press conference…

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MI5 Accused of Covering Up Abuse of Boys in Northern Ireland in 1970s!

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  • Published on Feb 16, 2015
    The abuse victims will take legal action on Tuesday to force a full independent probe into the alleged cover-up of British state involvement in the abuses. They want an inquiry with the power to force witnesses to testify, and the security service to hand over documents. The children allegedly suffered sustained sexual abuse. Lawyers say evidence show the security services were aware of the abuse, permitted it, and colluded in protecting the individuals involved. Amnesty International has referred to the incidents as one of the biggest scandals of this age. Paedophile Satanist Savile worked for MI5. Click on image for article! Click on image to goto article and audio! Click on image to goto article!

Why did British Intelligence's MI5 logo include an occult symbol, 'the all seeing eye', Satanic capstone, as part of her 1950's to 1970's official insignia? It is the symbol of the Anti-Christ! Why did British Intelligence’s MI5 logo include an occult symbol, ‘the all seeing eye’, Satanic capstone, as part of her 1950’s to 1970’s official insignia? It is the symbol of…

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