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Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing

Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue has been fighting for years to obtain videos referenced in Secret Service and FBI timelines of the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation. Trial in his FOIA lawsuit (see IntelFiles case page for background) begins tomorrow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

British Police Used A Secret Unit To Spy On Activists For 40 Years

The U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Service is the subject of a report describing a secret organization within Greater London's police force that spied on activists and families who campaigned against miscarriages of justice, often following deaths in police custody. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton's "Energizer" Bunny Mistress?

A new Ronald Kessler book, “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due out Aug. 5 from Crown Forum depicts a Hillary Clinton who is less than warm to her Secret Service detail, as wellShow More Summary

China Cracking Down on Money Laundering to Buy Real Estate in CA

China is cracking down after the CCTV state-owned broadcaster secretly recorded a state-owned bank executive bragging that the bank illegally provides in-house money laundering services for wealthy Chinese nationals to violate currency controls and buy real estate in “world cities” as their off-shore safety deposit box. Show More Summary

HMM: Roll Call: No Criminal Charges in Miriam Carey Shooting at Capitol. No federal criminal ci…

HMM: Roll Call: No Criminal Charges in Miriam Carey Shooting at Capitol. No federal criminal civil rights or local charges will be filed against Capitol Police and Secret Service officers who were involved in a fatal shooting just blocks from the Capitol, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Thursday. After a [...]

Caption Contest

Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver. — Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 9, 2014 Cute, the horse-head and all, right? But um, Secret Service? — SpeedReads (@SpeedReads) July 9, 2014 P.S. Want a hit, man?

Polish Security Services Raid Magazine Offices After Publication Of Secret Recording Transcripts

So much for press freedom. After Polish weekly magazine Wprost published transcripts from a secretly recorded conversation by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski their office was raided by Polish security forces looking for the recordings. Show More Summary

TISA: Secret Agreement Further Deregulates Wall Street

Thanks to Wikileaks the world now knows about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement was so secret that it was not only meant to be kept from the people of the participating countries during negotiations but for five years after going into effect. Show More Summary

Big Brother’s Newest Toy Sucks All The Data Off Your Phone

Ain’t technology wonderful? Newsweek has the dirt on the hot new toy every law enforcement kool kids is going to want:// Now read this:Secret Service Buying Software To Monitor Social Networks (Jun 3, 2014) The NSA Intercepts Millions Of Images Per Day For Facial [...]

Police Conspire with US Marshal’s Service to Hide Evidence of ‘StingRay’ Surveillance

Local police in Florida are essentially conspiring with the US Marshal's Service to keep details related to their use of cell phone tracking devices in criminal investigations secret, according to internal emails from the Sarasota Police Department released to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Breaking: #WikiLeaks Publishes 19 Pages of the Mega TISA Secret Trade Agreement

Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. Show More Summary

State snooping is getting out of hand. We need to rip up RIPA

Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) senior cabinet ministers can authorise spooks to snoop on you. Armed with an intercept warrant, the police and the secret service can monitor your emails and phone calls. And a good thing too, I think. There are some seriously bad people plotting to do some seriously bad things to [...]

Overnight Open Thread (6-16-2014)–Eaten by a Grue Edition

Quote of the Day I On the contrast between Bill and Hillary in how they treated their Secret Service detail. Bill is an extremely good politician. Hillary is the wife of an extremely good politician. Quote of the Day II...

SECRET SERVICE SPEAKS: Hillary told secret service agent who refused to carry her bag to ‘get the…

SECRET SERVICE SPEAKS: Hillary told secret service agent who refused to carry her bag to ‘get the f away from me’, and treated her detail like hired help but Bill was a softie... says former agent in bombshell book. Bill is an extremely good politician. Hillary is the wife of an extremely [...]

“Get the Fck Away from Me!” Says Hillary the Diva to Secret Service Agent Refusing to Carry Bag

What a peach. She really epitomizes class and decorum, no? Just the sort of woman I would want to elect to office. (In case you can’t tell, I am using my sarcasm font) Here’s yet another example of why we love us some Hillary: Hillary...Show More Summary

ALSO, HOOKERS: US Secret Service wants software to “detect sarcasm” on social media….

ALSO, HOOKERS: US Secret Service wants software to “detect sarcasm” on social media.

Thursday Evening Open Thread: ICYMI

From the Washington Post: The Secret Service is looking to buy software that can spot sarcasm on social media… But getting a computer to detect sarcasm and its linguistic complexities can be difficult — and some experts worry at the prospect of attempts to parse speech by a government agency that has the power to [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Rawhide and the Renegade

It's been 10 years since "Rawhide" died. Ten years today, June 5, 2014. Ronald Reagan--code named "Rawhide" by his Secret Service detail--was 93 and had sunken deep into the dementia of Alzheimer's. To honor President Reagan--and out...Show More Summary

Yeah, Secret Service, Like That’s Gonna Happen

The agency is looking for an intrepid software developer to create a sarcasm detector for social media. Mary Beth Quirk sums it up thus: Basically, the Secret Service would love it if someone would explain the Internet so it doesn’t go around arresting sarcastic people with itchy social media trigger fingers. Another thing that sounds a bit weird? The […]

Secret Service Wants Surveillance Software that Detects 'Sarcasm' on Social Media

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking bids on new surveillance software that can monitor social media in real time and detect "sarcasm" by users as well as gather and track users' past posts across multiple platforms. The new contract is...Show More Summary

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