Sweden's National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has worked together with US Intelligence agency NSA to hack computers in order to monitor what people type on their keyboards. That's according to documents handed to Swedish Television's investigative programme Uppdrag Granskning by the American whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The documents show how the FRA and the NSA have engaged in hundreds of hacking attacks together. It's unclear who has been targeted.
"The documents show that the FRA and the NSA have worked intimately with what is commonly known as hacking. That is, they have hacked computers in order to get passwords and to monitor what people write to each other," Uppdrag Granskning's reporter Fredrik Laurin told Swedish Radio News.
The leaked documents also show how the FRA has access to the NSA's wide-reaching surveillance database Xkeyscore. It is a database that stores huge amounts of data on what internet users do on the internet, their browsing history and even emails.
"The FRA are currently implementing the Xkeyscore system. It can be described as Google for spies. It's a search engine created by the NSA to browse through their collected data," says Laurin.
The Green Party's military spokesperson, Peter Rådberg, was outraged by the news and called for clearer and tougher laws on how the FRA operates.
"It's clear that what they're doing is illegal. They are not allowed to engage in any hacking activities. We have suspected this for a while, and now it's been confirmed. It's appalling," Rådbberg told Swedish Radio News.
The Swedish citizens will get all their phone calls and e-mail traffic wiretapped in real time not just by the Swedish NSA branch, but also by police, customs, the tax authority, and others. These plans were revealed today by the Ny Teknik magazine, sending shockwaves among civil rights activists. This follows a previous law change that gave the Swedish NSA branch, the FRA, realtime access to all Internet traffic that crossed the country borders – effectively wiretapping everybody warrantlessly all the time...........
October 28, 2013http://www.redicecreations.com Swedish author and independent journalist Ingrid Carlqvist joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark to continue our ongoing discussion about Sweden's troubled past and future. Ingrid started the website Dispatch International with Danish historian Lars Hedegaard in an effort to help balance the debate on many of the politically incorrect topics that Swedish state funded media refuses to touch. We'll discuss where the country has been and where it is going as rapid changes are underway in certain areas. Sweden is locked into a ridged political system of the past. We'll discuss the media environment in the country that has been internationally praised for its tolerance and fairness. Later, we talk about the issue of mass immigration into Sweden, the future of religion and lack of belief. In the second hour, we discuss the increase of sex crimes and rape in Sweden. On the flipside, state feminism is destroying the country from within and ridiculous rape charges against people like Julian Assange are on the rise. Ingrid comments on these glaring contradictions and how they have arisen. Later, we'll speak more about the political climate in Sweden, the lack of choice, normalcy bias and the concept that Sweden has been a political laboratory that today is exporting its concept of soft totalitarian state to the rest of the world.
Preserve the crime scene. Follow the money trail. Establish the motive. Look for those with the means to pull off the crime. Any criminal investigator will tell you that these are the most basic principles of any investigation. But none of them were followed on 9/11. Of course, there was no serious criminal investigation. No attempt to preserve the evidence or establish the means, motive or opportunity. No inclination to follow the money. The 9/11 commission itself concluded that the funding of the attacks were of "little practical significance." From the very first moments after the attack, the fix was in.
Find out more about the research and researchers attempting to identify and investigate the real suspects of the crime of 9/11, and how the exposure of these individuals and corporations could help us to reach 9/11 justice in this edition of The Eyeopener from BoilingFrogsPost.com
'Bigger than Watergate': US 'regular' meetings with Al-Qaeda's leader; documented White House 'false flag terrorism' moving people 'like sheep'; the father of Twin Towers victim tell us why he backs this month's 9/11 campaign on Times Square and around the world; & the protests calendar for September.
Seek truth from facts with Bob McIlvane, whose son Bobby was killed in the lobby of the North Tower; NATO's Secret Armies author Dr. Daniele Ganser; Elizabeth Woodworth of Consensus911; Journal of 9/11 Studies co-editor Dr. Graeme MacQueen; Dr. Kevin Barrett author of Questioning the War of Terror, civil engineer Jon Cole of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth; and Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show.
September 3, 2013http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/09/RIR-130902.php William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, professor and lecturer. He has been researching and writing about the world political scene for more than thirty years. His various books on geopolitics - the interaction between international power politics, economics and geography - have been translated into 14 foreign languages. Born in Minnesota, William Engdahl grew up in Texas. After earning a degree in politics from Princeton University, and graduate study in comparative economics at Stockholm University, he worked as an economist and investigative freelance journalist in New York and Europe. William will discuss the serious situation in Syria and the underlying reasons behind the expansion of the empire into yet another Middle Eastern country. He explains how a radicalized version of Islam has been created and used to manage the war on terror. Engdahl describes the dire situation in Europe, with mass immigration and radicalized Islam, causing much conflict and internal struggle. Finally, he outlines the bigger geopolitical chessboard and where he sees the pieces moving if a greater strike on Syria is initiated.
August 14, 2013http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/08/RIR-130814.php Australian Warren McLachlan tells the tragic story of battling the Finnish government for his children. It all began when his Finnish wife surrendered their two children to Finnish social services while they were separated. Warren explains the details of this horrifically unjust case, ongoing for over 10 years, in the attempts to get his children back. He’ll talk about how his children are under the care of unreasonable psychiatrists who have heavily medicated his children. Warren talks about how the Finnish Justice Department refuses to enforce the law against the offending psychiatrists and how Finnish human rights groups lack sufficient resources to help. We’ll discuss the Finnish government child care system that provides the ideal environment for child abusers and medical testing. Although Warren is the capable willing father of these children and his ex-wife is unsound, the state is blocking him from gaining custody while his children move around from various government homes and institutions. We’ll also discuss how governments and medical companies are profiting from social services. And all the while Finnish media will not give this case attention.
July 3, 2013http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/07/RIR-130703.php Stephan Kinsella is Founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), and a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers. A registered patent attorney and former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, Stephan has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics. In the first hour, we'll discuss individual property and intellectual property. Stephan explains the purpose of property rules and rights. He'll discuss John Locke's principle of first appropriation or the homestead principle. Locke argued in support of individual property rights as "natural rights." We tie this into the Libertarian debate verses other political parties. Then, Kinsella argues the negative impact of intellectual property. He also explains how intellectual property laws control freedom of speech and violate various constitutional amendments. In the member's hour, Stephan continues to give examples to state his case against intellectual property. We hear how the state profits from these copyright, trademark and patent laws. And we'll learn about the inordinate power of the copyright industry. He talks about how we'd prosper if the current gatekeeper, guarding intellectual property, eroded as it does more damage than good. Later, we'll discuss the true free market. Today laws are in place protecting companies from competition. The hour ends on where things are heading and the impact of technological change.
June 28, 2013http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/06/RIR-130628.php Patrick Henningsen, an independent journalist currently based in London, is the managing editor of 21st Century Wire, which delivers news and exposés on intelligence, foreign policy, climate change, the war on terror, technology and Wall Street. In the first hour Patrick talks about the situation in Syria as Britain and France, together with Israel and US support are destabilizing the country. Fake revolutions with the aid of Google and the National Endowment for Democracy are reshaping and reforming countries faster than any invasion could. We also discuss the NSA surveillance debacle and Ed Snowden in the main stream media. Henningsen explains how whistleblowers have now become an intricate part of the geopolitical game. In the second hour, we begin on government surveillance and the global spying network. Then, we'll discuss what a global government would need in order to have a smooth transition. Later, Patrick explains how countries who still value the family unit and small local business are being infiltrated. He talks about the vision of how the elite would like to see the world. We end on Michael Hastings.
Iceland has withdrawn its bid to join the European Union, announced its foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.
Three weeks after being installed in his position by the newly elected Icelandic government, the foreign minister said that “this is how democracy works”. He explained that the new coalition government in Iceland was against the idea of joining the EU at present.
Sveinsson, who was on his first foreign visit since being appointed, said that the trip’s main purpose was to inform the European Commission that the coalition government has decided that negotiations should be put on hold for now. He added that Iceland is part of Europe and hopes to strengthen relations in other ways.
Czech commissioner Stefan Fule, who is in charge of EU membership bids, said that decision to withdraw the bid is a “personal blow”. He explained that on a personal level it was not easy for him to accept the decision, but that professionally he respects what the elected representatives have opted to do.