The new system "guarantees that the NSA can have access to all of it," Inglis said. NSA general counsel Glenn Gerstell made a brief reference to the increased capacity in a post for the Lawfare blog in January after terrorist attacks at home and abroad. "Largely overlooked in the debate that has ensued in the wake of recent attacks is the fact that under the new arrangement, our national security professionals will have access to a greater volume of call records subject to query in a way that is consistent with our regard for civil liberties," he wrote.
Anyone who’s watched the Terminator films may worry that artificial intelligence poses a grave risk to the future of humanity. Professor Stephen Hawking recently said the entire human species could be brutally finished off by “rogue” robots which are too strong for us to defeat. The celebrated boffin is one of the most prominent critics of the unrestrained development of artificial intelligence, because he fears super-smart machines could end up turning on their human creators and sending us the way of the dodo. Students at Salakhutdinov's university have already played a part in training mac
Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is working directly with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to a memo contained within an email released by WikiLeaks. “Discreet conversations” of forming “working relationships” with companies such as Facebook and Apple were also facilitated as early as October 2014, the memo stated. This is at least six months prior to when Clinton announced her candidacy for president. The document was attached to an Oct. 26, 2014 email sent from Robby Mook, now Clinton’s campaign manager, to Cheryl Mills, a longtime Cl
The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to cut off its founder’s internet access in London embassy to halt release of leaked emails that could hurt Colombian peace prospects. WikiLeaks has published 11 tranches this month of some 55,000 internal emails taken from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, the chairman of the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency. The tranches so far amount to less than a third of the emails. A scan of leaked emails already on the WikiLeaks website show no exchanges of significa
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sought advice from Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers about getting involved in politics and advancing policy goals such as immigration reform, according to emails published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday. “He wants to meet folks who can inform his understanding about effective political operations to advance public policy goals on social oriented objectives,” Sandberg wrote. Zuckerberg, whose pet issues include immigration reform,
Hillary Clinton was “playing to the paying crowd” in her private Wall Street speeches. Some people are looking at this as a “yawn.” There’s no “smoking gun” here. These are just a few versions of the “nothing to see here” rallying cry that’s permeated corporate media over the last week in regards to the thousands of emails WikiLeaks obtained from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. When TV news took a break from wall-to-wall Trump coverage (CBS, ABC, and NBC’s morning and evening shows spent 4 hours and 13 minutes on Trump’s sexual assault allegations vs. 36 minutes on the
One revelation in the documents came from an interview with an unidentified person who suggested that Freedom of Information Act requests related to Clinton went through a group sometimes called "the Shadow Government." "There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said.
WikiLeaks has activated “contingency plans” after its co-founder’s internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet. Earlier this month, Assange claimed his organization would aim to publish documents “every week” in the run up to US Election Day on November 8. Clinton’s campaign has made unsubstantiated claims that WikiLeaks is working with the Russian government to help defeat the Democrat in favor of Trump. The batch also comes amid revelations of Clinton’s cozy relationship with the mainstream media, and how they work closely to control