Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at event commemorating the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth in Santa Barbara, California

Cheney: Next attack on US will be ‘something far more deadlier’ than 9/11

  Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the next terrorist attack on the US will be far worse than 9/11 during a nearly two-hour interview. He also took pride in the use of waterboarding and in giving the National Security Agency free reign. The 73-year-old sat down with neoconservative political pundit Bill Kristol on…

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Former DHS Chief Announces Plan To Sell Cyberattack Insurance

From the build-a-market-with-taxpayer-funds, collect-upon-‘retirement’ dept Our nation’s top security guards are all retiring to go into the cybersecurity business. Former NSA chief Keith Alexander is asking (only) $1million/month for his cybersecurity consultations, which apparently include the use of patents he developed completely unrelated to his NSA work in his basement during his spare time. Now,…

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REPORT: OBAMA HAS MISSED OVER HALF HIS SECOND-TERM DAILY INTEL BRIEFINGS

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI)report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended…

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VIDEO: Irate NSA Staffer Doesn’t Like Being Filmed in Public…for Some Reason…

The NSA sent someone bearing the nametag “Neal Z.” to the University of New Mexico’s Engineering and Science Career Fair today, in the hopes of recruiting young computer geniuses to help manage the yottabytes of data it is collecting about you. But instead of eager young applicants, Mr. Z. encountered University of New Mexico alumnus Andy Beale and student…

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Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job

A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs. The company’s robot can “slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.” The robot is “more consistent, more sanitary,…

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Beyond Creepy: Family Claims Hacker Taking Control of Cable Box, Sending Threats

A family claims they are being terrorized by their cable box. For more than a week, personal and harassing messages are showing up on their TVs. Alana Meeks has no idea who’s behind it. “This stuff is uncanny. I haven’t heard anything like this in my life,” she said. “He says he’s a stalker.” Meeks…

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Another Snowden Revelation: Paid Government Internet Trolls Are Real! Detailed Slideshow Included

In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true. And this time we have a pretty slideshow of…

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Press Freedom

U.S. Plunges to #46 in World Press Freedom Index, Below Romania and Just Above Haiti

One of my most popular posts of 2013 highlighted the decline of America’s once large and enviable middle class. It was titled: How Does America’s Middle Class Rank Globally? #27, and it helped to dispel many myths Americans (particularly the mainstream propaganda media) continue to tell to themselves. As you might expect, the economic decline of…

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Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

If you thought you dodged a bullet during Target and Neiman Marcus’ holiday data breaches, you might want to sit down. According to a Reuters report published early this morning, at least three other well-known U.S. retailers were hacked, too. Target’s not alone in its credit card hacking woes: this week, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus…

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Snowden ‘just an aberration’: Booz Allen CEO

Former security contractor Edward Snowden did not hurt business at the defense contractor where he collected the domestic surveillance secrets he leaked to several media outlets, setting off a global uproar over digital privacy, Booz Allen Hamilton’s CEO told CNBC on Thursday. “Actually it hasn’t been as tough as one might imagine,” CEO Ralph Shrader…

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