• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Sweet Sue on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Sweet Sue on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    riverdaughter on The motivation behind dehumani…
    quixote on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Sweet Sue on The motivation behind dehumani…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on What happens to CHIP if the Ta…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on What happens to CHIP if the Ta…
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    March 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Feb   Apr »
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

    • Flynn flip? Sure looks like it!
      It’s starting to look like Robert Mueller may have given the Resistance another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The New York Times is reporting that Flynn’s lawyers have notified Trump’s legal team that they can no longer talk about the Mueller probe. This is the clearest indication that Flynn is either a cooperating witness […]
  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • Trump’s Policy on NAFTA is Mostly Correct
      Yeah, I know, Trump is wrong on everything. But I agree with Thomas Walkom on NAFTA. The bottom line is that what Trump wants is what the left should want, and if it doesn’t, it isn’t the economic left. And Trudeau’s pretty face and lovely abs don’t change that. Trump wants to: raise the minimum […]
  • Top Posts

Don’t snog on the sofa

Or do anything else you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see you doing. 

According to this article in the Washington Post, the NSA has vays off seeing vhat you are doing virtually anywhere you have an electronic device:

Anti-secrecy group Wikileaks on Tuesday said it had obtained a top-secret trove of hacking tools used by the CIA to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices, and published confidential documents on those programs. Justin Mitchell reports. (Reuters)

The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of every day devices can be turned to spy on their owners.

Televisions, smartphones and Internet-connected vehicles are all vulnerable to CIA hacking, according to the Wikileaks documents released Tuesday. The capabilities described include recording the sounds, images and the private text messages of users, even when they use encrypted apps to communicate. The CIA also studied whether it could infect vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks, which Wikileaks said could allow “nearly undetectable assassinations.”
In the case of a tool called “Weeping Angel” for attacking Samsung SmartTVs, Wikileaks wrote, “After infestation, Weeping Angel places the target TV in a ‘Fake-Off’ mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on, In ‘Fake-Off’ mode the TV operates as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them over the Internet to a covert CIA server.”

And whatever you do, DON’T BLINK!

Advertisements

Musical interlude 

From Lost in Translation…


I need an editor. Seriously. I want to write a book. Didn’t we used to have commenters who were editors? Let me know if you’re interested in the comments.