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June 11th 2013

In DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE on June 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

NSA FILES

The NSA’s Word Games Explained: How the Government Deceived Congress in the Debate over Surveillance PowersKurt Opsahl & Trevor Timm Via EFF

FBI sharply increases use of Patriot Act provision to collect US citizens’ recordsNBC News

Germans Accuse U.S. of Stasi Tactics Before Obama VisitReuters

A Modern-Day Stasi StateTim Shorrock Via TheNation

Europe Warns US: You Must Respect the Privacy of Our CitizensGuardian

Mass Metadata Retention: Australia As An Early AdopterZDNet

Google’s Real Secret Spy Program? Secure FTPKim Zetter Via Wired

Edward Snowden Fired by Booz Allen After Admitting LeakWashingtonPost

Whistleblowing: Exemplary PatriotismStephen Lendman

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern: Snowden Did the Right Thing – RealNews

(VIDEO) AT&T Leaker: Give Snowden Retroactive ImmunityAP

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The transmittal of documents through Gmail officials could face up to 20 years – Izvestia

Russia may deem civil servants’ use of Gmail, Facebook ‘high treason’ – RT

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U.S. Disrupts Al-Qaeda’s Online MagazineWashingtonPost

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Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey – Stephen Lendman

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BRADLEY MANNING TRIAL

Manning Judge Rules Crowd-Funded Stenographers Should Be Given Permanent Court AccessTrevor Timm Via FreedomOfThePress

Bradley Manning Testimony Centers On ‘Terrible’ Afghanistan Air Strike VideoMatt Sledge Via HuffPost

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OCCUPY GEZI

LIVE STREAMGlassBeadian/GlobalRevolution

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GREECE

Greece: The government wants to shut down public radio and televisionRadioBubble

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GMO NEWS

Evidence of GMO Harm in Pig Study – Dr. Judy Carman

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MegaUpload.com And First Amendment in the Digital Age: How Copyright Enforcement Is Threatening Free Speech And How The Constitution Can Win – Slyck

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June 10th 2013

In DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE on June 11, 2013 at 8:47 PM

NSA FILES

Laura Poitras: The Woman Behind the NSA Scoops – Salon

How We Broke the NSA Story: Q&A w/ Laura Poitras – Salon

Edward Snowden did enlist for special forces, US army confirmsSpencer Ackerman Via Guardian

Inside the ‘Q Group,’ The Directorate Hunting Down Edward SnowdenDailyBeast

Inside the NSA’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group – ForeignPolicy

Canada: Data-collection program got green light from MacKay in 2011 – Colin Freeze Via GlobeAndMail

(TOP SECRET Document) Canada CSEC Metadata Mining Program – Colin Freeze Via GlobeAndMail

Edward Snowden: Saving Us From the United Stasi of AmericaDaniel Ellsberg Via Guardian

Snowden Leak Shines Light on US Intelligence Agencies’ Use of ContractorsSpencer Ackerman Via Guardian

NSA Surveillance: Is It Possible to Exist Online Without Casting a Digital Shadow? – Guardian

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Is This the REAL Reason for the Government Spying On Americans?WashingtonsBlog

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Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial LawMichael Snyder Via TheEconomicCollapse

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China vs US, cyber superpowers compared – Pierluigi Paganini Via InfoSecInstitute

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Bank Deposits Confiscation: Global Outlook

In LEAKSOURCE ORIGINAL NEWS, News on June 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

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Grand Theft Eurozone

06/11/2013

In March 2013 the events in Cyprus shock the world to hit the radar screen of world media. The bank deposits were confiscated. Some tried to make it look as an emergency measure, an exclusion from the rules that define banking activities and the functioning of market economy. But there is a solid ground to believe the confiscations are to become a routine feature of everyday life.

Deposit confiscation: a well-planned impromptu

The events were normally painted as some kind of poorly planned ad libbed decision on the part of the European Union carried out by Cyprus government. It was a one-time action, a step taken under the pressure of circumstances. We view it differently, in our opinion it was a well prepared concerted action approved at top level including actors outside Europe. The very operation should be defined as a precedent, an experiment or a test. Or, to…

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India Developing Robotic Soldiers to Replace Humans in Warfare

In Archive, India, Military, Technology on June 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Robot Soldier

06/09/2013

With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour.

Under the project being undertaken by DRDO, robots would be developed with very high level of intelligence to enable them to differentiate between a threat and a friend.

These can then be deployed in difficult warfare zones, like the Line of Control (LoC), a step that would help avert the loss of human lives.

“We are going to work for robotic soldiers. We are going to look for very high level of intelligence in it than what we are talking today… It is a new programme and a number of labs are already working in a big way on robotics,” DRDO chief Avinash Chander told PTI in an interview.

The newly-appointed DRDO chief listed the project for development of robotic soldiers as one of his “priority thrust areas” saying that “unmanned warfare in land and air is the future of warfare. Initially the robotic soldier may be assisting the man.”

He said in the initial phase of the project, the robotic soldier would be required to be told by the human soldier to identify an enemy or a combatant but “slowly in due course of time, the robotic soldier would be at the front end and the human soldier would be assisting him.”

Chander said the need for a robotic soldier is felt to save precious human lives and already robots are used in areas where humans do no want to venture such as defusing bombs or getting inside a high-radiation territory.

“Robotic soldier is one step further. It will have multiple technologies in terms of communication with team members, ability to recognise an enemy,” Chander said.

“Today, you have neural networks, whenever the soldier tells him (robotic soldier) that this is a human solider, he will derive his own logic as to what is the difference between him and others (civilians). That learning process will keep building up,” he said.

Asked if it would be capable of being deployed in areas such as the Line of Control, Chander said, “In due course of time but not before a decade in any way.”

He said many new technologies have to be developed such as “miniature communication, materials, cognitive technologies, self-learning processes and interaction with human.”

Chander said “already five to six countries are actively working. They have not yet developed it fully but they are in fairly advanced stages. This is one of my priority areas.”

PTI News (*cannot find original article on site anymore)

The Direct Link Between Agenda 21 & Local Planners

In LEAKSOURCE ORIGINAL NEWS on June 11, 2013 at 2:52 AM

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Agenda 21

06/05/2013

When the fight started against Agenda 21, those of us working to expose it were largely ignored by the main stream media and even the established Conservative movement and its media. Too far out there, they said, to be taken seriously.

Then, as more and more Americans began to experience the dire effects of Sustainable Development in their daily lives, suddenly our message began to take hold. Today, thousands of Americans have taken up the fight. And anti-Agenda 21 activists are storming planning meetings, demanding answers. State legislatures and even some county and city governments are passing legislation against it. It seems the Agenda 21 fight is everywhere.

So, now, proponents of the Sustainable Development policy are alarmed and working feverishly to counter our claims that such controls over local development and energy policy have their roots in international policy. In particular, our claims that these planning policies come…

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