Finally, Court Rules Whales To Be Protected From Navy Sonar!



It’s fantastic news for these majestic creatures, whose mysterious mass deaths have caused many to lay the blame on the US Navy.
Earthjustice, Greenpeace and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have won a battle to challenge the US Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California, including its highly controversial use of sonar.
Military sonar causes chaos to marine animals’ migration patterns, breeding and feeding ground, and their ability to communicate and hear. We’ve all read stories of dead whales washing up on the beach, and the navy has now admitted that its use of  sonar testing activities is helping to kill off these beautiful creatures. As Tim Donaghy, a senior research specialist with Greenpeace toldthe Guardian in June last year,  “a deaf whale is a dead whale.” Take into account that many injured and dead whales and dolphins do not end up stranded on a beach, and it’s easy to see how difficult it is to accurately assess how many marine animals are affected by sonar use in our oceans.
In March, a US district court in Hawaii found that the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) improperly gave approval to the navy’s use of sonar in the Pacific, a cause for celebration for environmental groups. This month, a federal court went one step further by ruling that when the US Navy’s current contract expires in 2018, certain regulations to its activities will apply:
  • The deal will prohibit the navy “from using mid-frequency active sonar for training and testing activities in important habitat for beaked whales between Santa Catalina Island and San Nicolas Island” and
  • “from using mid-frequency active sonar for training and testing activities in important habitat for blue whales feeding near San Diego”.
  • It also requires that “surface vessels must use ‘extreme caution’ and travel at a safe speed to minimize the risk of ship strikes in blue whale feeding habitat and migratory corridors for blue, fin, and gray whales.”
  • Special prohibitions already in place in Hawaii restrict speed in order to protect humpback whales.
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10 Myths about the Nazis



The Third Reich, supposed to last for a thousand years, survived for a mere twelve. But those twelve years saw unmatched horror, guided by a set of magical and enigmatic myths which were believed not only by Hitler, but by most of his senior staff and officers. Many of these myths were widespread at the time, and embraced the divine wisdom of other occult movements, such as the Order of New Templars and the Thule Society.

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Yet Another Predictable Crisis That “Nobody” Could Have Predicted



I find it truly horrific when brilliant individuals get demonized by the mainstream media; all for pointing out how actions taken by governments would lead to crisis. Yet when these crisis finally precipitate, the mainstream media then goes on to claim that NOBODY could have seen it coming… that the people who had warned them were “guessing” or “doom and gloomers” or “conspiracy theorists” or worse, pretended that these true experts simply did not exist.  For  the example, Bush ignored warnings against entering Iraq; he was even told that destabilizing the nation would cause “violent insurgency and rising anti-US sentiment”. He said they were guessing.
In the same way, many financial crisis in the world are simply ” too difficult” to forecast… despite the best efforts of a few economists and great thinkers. The 2008 crisis was probably the best example of these, with several people predicting it, several people even specifying that it was housing that would be the cause… but whom were only acknowledged after the fact.

Now to bring up yet another crisis that everyone on the mainstream media will claim was unforeseeable: The unsustainable nature of state and local government debt, as explained byZeroHedge. Since 2000, nominal GDP has only risen by 77%, yet state and local debt has grown at twice the rate that the GDP has… 150% as seen in the chart below:
while state and local taxes have also risen by 75%
and state and local spending has also increased by 82%

But what fuels it all? Well, Real household incomes provide the fodder for taxes, which are then used on spending and as a basis for borrowing more… and judging by the fact that income has fallen to levels seen in the 1980s…
Financial crisis are often a mathematical problem that can be summarized as such: when something rises too high above the basic item that sustains it, it must come back down. In the case of the 2008 crisis, housing prices had risen too high above the People’s ability to pay for the mortgages that they owed.  In this case, state and local governments are firstly spending too much- they fund their spending by taxing more and more from the local populace, and borrowing more and more from lenders (which is done by promising lenders that they will tax the local populace even more in the future to pay it back WITH INTEREST). Being a MATHEMATICAL problem, financial crisis are also an eventual one; they are predictable, but because the truth is uncomfortable for many (particularly the politicians who want you to believe that they can always provide something for nothing) the mainstream media rarely provides it to the People.
As debts build, so too does the interest, which contributes to rising tax rates… but if incomes do not rise, then where are you going to find money to pay that debt, unless you pay it off with more debt?
When taxes, spending and borrowing have risen so high and continues to rise, while the People have gained not a cent in the last few decades, either the People eventually collapse or the system does. I’m hoping that the latter happens before the former.

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Forget the New World Order, Here’s Who Really Runs the World



For decades, extreme ideologies on both the left and the right have clashed over the conspiratorial concept of a shadowy secret government pulling the strings on the world’s heads of state and captains of industry.
The phrase New World Order is largely derided as a sophomoric conspiracy theory entertained by minds that lack the sophistication necessary to understand the nuances of geopolitics. But it turns out the core idea — one of deep and overarching collusion between Wall Street and government with a globalist agenda — is operational in what a number of insiders call the “Deep State.”
In the past couple of years, the term has gained traction across a wide swath of ideologies. Former Republican congressional aide Mike Lofgren says it is the nexus of Wall Street and the national security state — a relationship where elected and unelected figures join forces to consolidate power and serve vested interests. Calling it “the big story of our time,” Lofgren says the deep state represents the failure of our visible constitutional government and the cross-fertilization of corporatism with the globalist war on terror.
“It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street,”he explained.
Even parts of the judiciary, namely the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, belong to the deep state.

How does the deep state operate?

A complex web of revolving doors between the military-industrial-complex, Wall Street,  and Silicon Valley consolidates the interests of defense contractors, banksters, military campaigns, and both foreign and domestic surveillance intelligence.
According to Mike Lofgren and many other insiders, this is not a conspiracy theory. The deep state hides in plain sight and goes far beyond the military-industrial complex President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about in his farewell speech over fifty years ago.

While most citizens are at least passively aware of the surveillance state and collusion between the government and the corporate heads of Wall Street, few people are aware of how much the intelligence functions of the government have been outsourced to privatized groups that are not subject to oversight or accountability. According to Lofgren, 70% of our intelligence budget goes to contractors.
Moreover, while Wall Street and the federal government suck money out of the economy, relegatingtens of millions of people to food stamps and incarcerating more people than China — a totalitarian state with four times more people than us — the deep state has, since 9/11, built the equivalent of three Pentagons, a bloated state apparatus that keeps defense contractors, intelligence contractors, and privatized non-accountable citizens marching in stride.
After years of serving in Congress, Lofgren’s moment of truth regarding this matter came in 2001. He observed the government appropriating an enormous amount of money that was ostensibly meant to go to Afghanistan but instead went to the Persian Gulf region. This, he says, “disenchanted” him from thegroupthink, which he says keeps all of Washington’s minions in lockstep.
Groupthink — an unconscious assimilation of the views of your superiors and peers — also works to keep Silicon Valley funneling technology and information into the federal surveillance state. Lofgren believes the NSA and CIA could not do what they do without Silicon Valley. It has developed a de facto partnership with NSA surveillance activities, as facilitated by a FISA court order.
Now, Lofgren notes, these CEOs want to complain about foreign market share and the damage this collusion has wrought on both the domestic and international reputation of their brands. Under the pretense of pseudo-libertarianism, they helmed a commercial tech sector that is every bit as intrusive as the NSA. Meanwhile, rigging of the DMCA intellectual property laws — so that the government can imprison and fine citizens who jailbreak devices — behooves Wall Street. It’s no surprise that the government has upheld the draconian legislation for 15 years.
It is also unsurprising that the growth of the corporatocracy aids the deep state. The revolving door between government and Wall Street money allows top firms to offer premium jobs to senior government officials and military yes-men. This, says Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer for the CIA, explains how the Clintons left the White House nearly broke but soon amassed $100 million. It also explains how former general and CIA Director David Petraeus, who has no experience in finance, became a partner at the KKR private equity firm, and how former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell became Senior Counselor at Beacon Global Strategies.
Wall Street is the ultimate foundation for the deep state because the incredible amount of money it generates can provide these cushy jobs to those in the government after they retire. Nepotism reigns supreme as the revolving door between Wall Street and government facilitates a great deal of our domestic strife:
“Bank bailouts, tax breaks, and resistance to legislation that would regulate Wall Street, political donors, and lobbyists. The senior government officials, ex-generals, and high level intelligence operatives who participate find themselves with multi-million dollar homes in which to spend their retirement years, cushioned by a tidy pile of investments,” said Giraldi.

How did the deep state come to be?

Some say it is the evolutionary hybrid offspring of the military-industrial complex while others say it came into being with the Federal Reserve Act, even before the First World War. At this time, Woodrow Wilson remarked,
“We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
This quasi-secret cabal pulling the strings in Washington and much of America’s foreign policy is maintained by a corporatist ideology that thrives on deregulation, outsourcing, deindustrialization, and financialization. American exceptionalism, or the great “Washington Consensus,” yields perpetual war and economic imperialism abroad while consolidating the interests of the oligarchy here at home.
Mike Lofgren says this government within a government operates off tax dollars but is not constrained by the constitution, nor are its machinations derailed by political shifts in the White House. In this world — where the deep state functions with impunity — it doesn’t matter who is president so long as he or she perpetuates the war on terror, which serves this interconnected web of corporate special interests and disingenuous geopolitical objectives.
“As long as appropriations bills get passed on time, promotion lists get confirmed, black (i.e., secret) budgets get rubber stamped, special tax subsidies for certain corporations are approved without controversy, as long as too many awkward questions are not asked, the gears of the hybrid state will mesh noiselessly,”according to Mike Lofgren in an interview with Bill Moyers.
Interestingly, according to Philip Giraldi, the ever-militaristic Turkey has its own deep state, which uses overt criminality to keep the money flowing. By comparison, the U.S. deep state relies on a symbiotic relationship between banksters, lobbyists, and defense contractors, a mutant hybrid that also owns the Fourth Estate and Washington think tanks.

Is there hope for the future?

Perhaps. At present, discord and unrest continues to build. Various groups, establishments, organizations, and portions of the populace from all corners of the political spectrum, including Silicon Valley, Occupy, the Tea Party, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, anarchists and libertarians from both the left and right, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and others are beginning to vigorously question and reject the labyrinth of power wielded by the deep state.
Can these groups — can we, the people — overcome the divide and conquer tactics used to quell dissent? The future of freedom may depend on it.

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How To Stop Chrome From Slowing Down Your PC



Chrome users tend to appreciate its convenience of use and the tools it provides, not to mention that the collection of extensions is enormous. However, its memory usage has been quite an issue in the recent years… and it doesn’t end there; Chrome utilizes a large chunk of your hard disks and also uses hardware acceleration as well. All of these things were put into place because Google wanted to make Chrome as “crash proof” as possible… but “Aw Snap!” It tends to bog down the machine that’s running it. There is still hope however, and all you need to do is follow the steps below and you should be better off.
DISCLAIMER: The following is for informational purposes only! We are NOT responsible for any damage to your browser, PC, laptop, smartphone or any other equipment as a result of you attempting ANY of these tips!
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Image Source: Google Image – An Aw, Snap! Screenshot of Google Chrome browser.
With that being said, let’s get started: First, avoid the use of extensions. Although Chrome extensions make web pages like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail (etc.) obtainable at the click of a button, the material design buttons eat up a lot of memory. As an alternative, go with bookmarks and saved materials. Bookmarks are like tags and can take a user directly to a website, instead of running a background app within the browser. They work like those extensions but they do not use as much RAM. There is a particular way to go about the bookmarks that will make the experience more vivid: Click on ‘Bookmarks,’ then go to ‘Bookmark Manager.’ There, you will see two columns; the one on the left entitled, “Folders,” and the one on the right entitled, “Organize.” Click on the “Organize” drop-down menu and choose “Add Page” at the top… enter a name and a URL, and at the bottom paste this script:
javascript:function()if(typeofcbt_script==’undefined’)cbt_script=document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);cbt_script.type=’text/javascript’;cbt_script.src=’https://crossbrowsertesting.com/cbt_bookmarklet.js.php?random=’+newDate()).getTime();document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)0].appendChild(cbt_script);}else{showCBTbookmarklet();}})();
Furthermore, the javascript codings can be saved by syncing them with the ‘Chrome sync’ feature that is invoked once you log into your Google Chrome browser.
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Image Source: Life Hacker – A GIF of the Chrome broweser logo eating up RAM like PACMAN.
Moving on. Every web page opened in its own tab will use up memory; for instance, if you open Facebook on one tab and AnonHQ on another one, then Facebook’s tab will be eating up separate space and AnonHQ will be utilizing its own fair share as well. However, if you want to run all the open tabs in a single process, which will help free more memory and not jam up your PC, the steps are simple. Create a shortcut to Chrome on your Desktop (or any preferred place on your machine), right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu. Now, select the “Target” box and add the following to the end of the path: -single-process
 
Another nifty trick is to use the ‘flash memory’ option in Chrome Task Manager. This one technique frees up a tiny portion of the unused memory; about ten megabytes. To add the ‘flash memory’ or ‘purge memory’ button, go to the properties of Chrome by right-clicking on the Chrome (shortcut) icon that you created in the above step and selecting “Properties” from the pop-up menu. Next, go to the “Target” box again and add “-purge-memory-button” (omit the quotes) to the end of the path. Once that is done, you can you can enter the task manager of Chrome by first opening the browser, then pressing Shift + Esc on your keyboard… there, you should see the purge or flush memory option.
Chrome’s task manager also gives you information about how much memory the browser is utilizing in total and how much RAM is being used by the extensions as well. If you find something using a lot of RAM, you may kill it from there too – select the page or extension you want to be killed and hit “End Process” — much like your Windows Task Manager.
Chrome, at times, saves pictures, videos and other data in its cache for the convenience of accessibility. The saved cache always eats up space, so from time to time you should clear the cache in order to free up some more. In order to do that, click on the three bars that are under the red X (or close button). From there, select “Settings.” Once in settings, on the right-hand side of the browser window, you will see “History.” Click on that and you will be taken to all the pages you have visited. At the very top of all your browsing history, you can “clear browsing data.” Click it and you will it will take you to a window that will have some more options… choose all tick boxes (for better performance – otherwise you can always select what you want to be deleted) and at the top it will show a drop down box. In that box, select “From the beginning of time,” and then hit “Clear browsing data.”
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Image Source: Google Image – A screen shot of the CCleaner software.
It is worth mentioning that there is software called “CCleaner,” which also helps in cleaning memory from all the browsers installed, Windows Explorer and also helps you clean the Windows registry. You can also select applications that need to be cleared from old memory chunks that may be cluttering up your RAM. The software is easy to use and shows how much memory is there and needs to be cleaned. It reminds you that there is “X” amount of memory that is useless and can be cleaned. CCleaner is pretty reliable software in this regard and also helps your system run smoothly, which ultimately will improve the performance of Google Chrome.
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Saudi Arabian protester facing 'crucifixion' sparks international outrage



An international campaign is underway to stop the execution of a young Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death for his role in the 2012 Arab Spring pro-democracy protests.
Ali al-Nimr, who was arrested at the age of 17, is the nephew of a high-profile dissident in Saudi Arabia.
The authorities have accused him of attacking their security forces, but his lawyer said his confession was made after he was tortured.
Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world.
Nimr now faces "crucifixion", which human rights groups say means that he will be beheaded and then placed on public display.
Former attorney-general Philip Ruddock, who leads a group of Australian politicians against the death penalty, has been lobbying Saudi officials to spare Nimr.
"Chris Hayes and myself have written directly to Saudi Arabia, to the crown prince and to the diplomatic representatives here in Australia, because we view it as very significant," he said.
An international social media campaign calling for Nimr to be freed has been gaining momentum, but Mr Ruddock said he was yet to receive a response from Saudi officials about the case.
"These are allegations that he admitted these offences. But the argument that is put by his representatives is that [the confession] occurred under torture," he said.
"Now, when you've got issues of doubt like this about a person who is a minor when it occurs, then I think it's fundamentally wrong and I can't see any way that it can be justified."

Saudi Arabia chosen to lead UN's Human Rights Council

So far this year, Saudi Arabia has executed 134 people, many by public beheading.
According to Amnesty International, last year China had the highest execution rate in the world, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United States.
Last week Saudi Arabia was chosen to lead a United Nations Human Right's Council.
The decision was questioned by human rights groups, but the US State Department welcomed the news that one of its key allies had been chosen for the job.
"I mean, we've talked about our concerns about some of the capital punishment cases in Saudi Arabia in our human rights report, but I don't have any more to add to it," deputy spokesman Mark Toner said.
Mr Toner said he welcomed Saudi Arabia heading the council.
"Again, I don't have any comment, don't have any reaction to it. I mean, frankly, it's ... we would welcome it. We're close allies," he said.
He said he could not say "off the top of my head" whether Saudi Arabia got into the human rights report annually.

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Op Nimr: Anonymous targets Saudi websites as teen awaits crucifixion for ‘anti-govt activities’



Hacktivist group Anonymous has called out Saudi Arabia for its horrific human rights record by attacking the Gulf kingdom’s government websites. The attack is in response to the upholding of a death sentence handed down to 17-year-old Mohammed al-Nimr.
Earlier in September, Nimr’s final appeal to the Saudi courts was dismissed, and his sentence of death by crucifixion for alleged anti-government activities in 2012 can now be carried out at any moment.
“Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, an innocent young teenage boy has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia and we will not stand by and watch,” Anonymous said in a statement directed at Saudi Arabia. “Naturally, the sentence was appealed but the appeal hearing was held in secret and apparently dismissed.”


The hacktivist group called for Nimr’s release, adding that he had been denied a lawyer and subjected to torture.“Campaigners also claim he was forced to sign a confession, which has formed the basis of the case against him … Now, with all legal avenues exhausted, Ali could be crucified at any moment.”
Anonymous announced that it began #OpNimr by attacking government websites and taking them offline. “We hope you listen to us this time and release the young man. You will be treated as a virus and we are the cure.”

Some of the websites that appear to have been knocked offline included those of the Ministry of Justice (www.saudinf.com), the Ministry of Civil Service (www.mcs.gov.sa), the General Administration of Education (tabukedu.gov.sa), PSATRI, Saudi Arabia’s technological center for its military and security sectors (psatri.ksu.edu.sa); and even Saudi Airlines (saudiairlines.com). Currently, most of the sites are back up except for the Ministry of Justice’s.
A full list of targeted websites has been published on Paste bin


When beheading won’t do the job, the Saudis resort to crucifixion:

“Hundreds of innocent people die each year because of the Saudi Arabian government and they will now be punished for their actions,” the group’s statement said.
The hacktivists also criticized the UK for not standing up for Nimr and not doing more to pressure Riyadh. They also attacked the UN for delegating Saudi Arabia a key “human rights role” despite the country’s questionable record.
Anonymous spoke directly to King Salman and the Saudi Arabian government in one of their video messages.
“13 Judges have already approved the death sentence of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr meaning only King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has to approve it. We cannot and will not allow this to happen. The ministry of justice was taken offline a few days ago and we will continue to do this to other government websites.”
Nimr was arrested in 2012, reportedly after participating in a protest. He was found guilty of joining a criminal group and attacking police officers. Other charges against him included using a BlackBerry device to encourage others to come out and join the protest.
The UN has called the trial “short of international standards” and asked Saudi Arabia to halt the execution. Human rights groups including Amnesty International have alleged that Nirm was tortured and forced to confess to some of the charges.
The sentence of crucifixion likely means that Nimr is set to be beheaded before his body is displayed on a cross in a public place.
Reports indicate that Nimr did attend a demonstration, but was not an activist. Other sources have said that the sentence of crucifixion is likely political “revenge” because Nimr is a nephew of Shia cleric and activist Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, who is also facing execution.
The cleric has been sentenced to death on charges of terrorism for “waging war on God” because he gave a speech at anti-government protests in Qatif, Amnesty International reported.

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Today Saudi Arabia Will Crucify This Teenager for Protesting the Government

Saudi Arabia, which was just admitted to the UN’s Human Rights Council days ago, will imminently behead and then crucify Ali Mohammed al-Nimr — a young man who encouraged pro-democracy demonstrations during the Arab Spring in 2012, when he was just 17 years old. In protest, the hacktivist collective Anonymous apparently shut down a number of Saudi government websites yesterday. Activists subsequently took to Twitter using the hashtag #OpNimr to oppose Saudi Arabia’s execution of al-Nimr.
Hacktivists aren’t the only ones in Al-Nimr’s corner: other figures to voice support include heads of state and celebrities like comedian Bill Maher, who last week tweetedhis support for al-Nimr. Both France’s president and its prime minister have called onSaudi Arabia to abandon the execution. The UK’s newly-minted opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, wrote a scathing letter to prime minister David Cameron demanding that he call on Saudi Arabia to “commute the unjust and horrific sentence”.
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Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who is slated to be executed by Saudi Arabia for organizing protests.
No prominent American official has spoken out against the Saudi government’s sentence. When press asked the US State Department’s spokesman for his thoughts on al-Nimr’s case, he claimed that he was “not aware of the trial” despite international outrage. When asked about Saudi Arabia’s controversial appointment to head a key UN human rights panel, the US spokesman replied, “We would welcome it. We’re close allies.”
The US and Saudi Arabia have been close allies for decades — the US has approved over$90 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia since 2010. In 2014 alone, the US approvedover $2.2 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.
Many of these weapons are now being used by Saudi Arabia in its invasion of Yemen — and is committing the attacks with intelligence and logistical support from the US. BothAmnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused Saudi Arabia of committing war crimes in its invasion.
Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen has killed over 2,100 civilians and displaced over 1.4 million people, with 13 million Yemenis now food insecure. The invasion has caused 21 million people to be denied life-sustaining goods and services. Saudi Arabia further exacerbates Yemen’s humanitarian crisis with its naval blockade, which restricts accessto humanitarian aid.
Al-Nimr’s execution would be far from Saudi Arabia’s first: according to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia ranks #3 among the world’s top 5 executioners in 2014 (the US ranked #5).  Since 1985, Saudi Arabia has executed over 2,200 people for “crimes” including sorcery, witchcraft, adultery, and drug possession. Most of these executions were carried out in the form of a public beheading, though some were carried out by firing squad.
The Leahy Law prohibits the US government from providing military aid to countries guilty of “a gross violation of human rights”; however, the US continues to arm Saudi Arabia in clear violation of this prohibition.

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Anonymous leak high level top secret data of Canadian government


Anonymous leak second tranche of top secret document belonging to Government of Canada

Continuing their online protest against the Canadian government, hacktivist belonging to the Anonymous collective have leaked another high-level federal document about the redevelopment of Canada’s key diplomatic centres in Britain.
The above leak is the second one made by Anonymous and is marked as “secret” and marked “confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council,” discusses government cost overruns — but an eventual anticipated profit — from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ selling, relocating and refurbishing of Canada’s diplomatic buildings in London, one of its last major acts under former minister John Baird.
The document belongs to the Treasury Board of Canada and is dated Feb. 6, 2014. The earlier documents released by Anonymous revealed the closely guarded secret of the specific size of Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s network of foreign stations and problems with their outdated cyber security.
“They have their best people on it.… It’s a bit of a black eye on public sector security,” said the source on condition they not be named. Federal authorities are comparing versions of the documents and scanning for discrepancies that may help track down from whose hands it may have slipped. “It just goes to show, you have to do more to keep things secure,” said the government source.
The source also acknowledged that the documents leaked by Anonymous as authentic. The government source also dismissed conspiracy claims made by the activists, including any claim the diplomatic moves were linked to CSIS and spying, as “wholly false.”
Anonymous have stated that they have many more such documents and have promised to release one tranche at a time to mount pressure the Canadian government over the fatal shooting of a protester in B.C. and the passing of Bill C-51, the controversial anti-terrorism bill that gave expanded powers to police and Canada’s spy agency.
Lisa Murphy, spokeswoman for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, did not answer specific questions about the documents.
“We do not comment on leaked documents. The Government of Canada is committed to sound stewardship and information-management practices,” she said. “We are continuously taking measures to ensure the safeguarding of our information holdings. The Treasury Board Secretariat is committed to protecting classified information on its networks.”
The government source said that the matter is being investigated by the police.

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