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CIA Argues Public Can't See Classified Information Already Given to Reporters

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CIA Argues Public Can't See Classified Information Already Given to Reporters

Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. In a motion filed in New York federal court, the CIA claimed that limited disclosures to reporters do not waive national security exemptions to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies frequently deny records requests on the basis of protecting sensitive national security information, one of nine exemptions written into the federal FOIA law.The case stems from lawsuit against the CIA by New York-based independent journalist Adam...

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The Secrets of MKULTRA

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The Secrets of MKULTRA

It's one of the most ominous terms in the history of modern governments and intelligence, nearly on a par with the names of Josef Mengele and Pol Pot. For 20 years from 1953 to 1973, the American Central Intelligence Agency funded and conducted tests on human subjects, both with and without their knowledge, in an effort to control minds and personalities for the purpose of espionage. Most notorious for administering the psychedelic drug LSD to people without their knowledge or consent, MKULTRA has since become a cornerstone of conspiracy theorists flaunting it almost gleefully as proof of the government's misdeeds...

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The CIA Remote Viewing Session Report on Life on Mars

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The CIA Remote Viewing Session Report on Life on Mars

Agency psychics traveled back to the year one million B.C. to talk to the “ones who sleep through the storms” In 1984, the CIA sent a psychic back in time to talk to Martians. This is not code language. The CIA sent psychics back in time to talk to Martians because the CIA had time-traveling spacefaring psychics. Nothing else we could say would make more sense given what the CIA had and did. Backing up a bit - by the mid-’80s, the Agency’s remote viewing program, perhaps a bit bored of doodling pictures of feet and squiggles, decided to set...

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WikiLeaks's CIA hacking trove doesn't live up to the hype

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WikiLeaks's CIA hacking trove doesn't live up to the hype

What, exactly, did WikiLeaks reveal yesterday in its new trove of purported Central Intelligence Agency documents? As is standard practice for the online clearinghouse of former (and mostly American) secrets, the claim was bold and up-front: “These techniques permit the CIA to bypass the encryption of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo , Confide and Cloackman by hacking the "smart" phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.” Those apps (with the exception of Weibo) are made for keeping secrets. Surely, if the spooks at the CIA could get around those apps's safeguards, then the...

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WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

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WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Tuesday published what it said were thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used over several years, renewing concerns about the security of consumer electronics and embarrassing yet another U.S. intelligence agency. The discussion transcripts showed that CIA hackers could get into Apple Inc iPhones, Google Inc Android devices and other gadgets in order to capture text and voice messages before they were encrypted with sophisticated software. Cyber security experts disagreed about the extent of the fallout from the data dump, but said a lot would depend on whether WikiLeaks followed through on...

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