Walks through a sunken dream: the CIA report on life on Mars

Take me to your leader oh OWSTTS! 
Is FISA retroactive in time and space?
This is no reverse targetting
Or some bad hombre marketing
Hmm … I am stargazed … wondering
While sincerely pondering
Do aliens have unalienable rights?
Across many suns … a million lights?

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.

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Opponents of Closing Sec. 702’s Backdoor Search Loophole are Distorting How the Fix Works

With less than five months to go until Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expires, we still do not have a clear path forward to a reauthorization that would also address the law’s substantial problems. 

Source: Opponents of Closing Sec. 702’s Backdoor Search Loophole are Distorting How the Fix Works

Don’t Expect Indictments Soon in Russia Probe: When Counterintelligence and Prosecutorial Interests Meet

Former top CIA official explains how counterintelligence and criminal probes can work at cross-purposes such that the guilty walk free.

Source: Don’t Expect Indictments Soon in Russia Probe: When Counterintelligence and Prosecutorial Interests Meet

Policing the Dark Alleys of the Internet: The Takedown of AlphaBay and Hansa – The Cipher Brief

On July 5, Thai police arrested a man in Bangkok named Alexandre Cazes, a 26-year-old Canadian, for running an expansive online criminal bazaar called AlphaBay. Previously only known to law enforcement by his online moniker DeSnake, Cazes reportedly made the mistake of using his personal Hotmail email address to communicate with users who had forgotten … Continue reading “Policing the Dark Alleys of the Internet: The Takedown of AlphaBay and Hansa”

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