Alex Jones offers $1M reward as FBI investigates child pornography planted on his Infowars server

“Pattis said he was notified a few weeks ago by the company that is reviewing all of the emails Infowars receives that there were 12 suspicious ones that appeared to be threats against Jones but actually contained child pornography.

“These were emails that if you, me or one of your workers had opened we would have been subjected to five years in federal prison,” Pattis said.”

Deep State: NSA/DoD Cyber-strategy targets Russian power grids without President’s authorization or knowledge

“But the action inside the Russian electric grid appears to have been conducted under little-noticed new legal authorities, slipped into the military authorization bill passed by Congress last summer. The measure approved the routine conduct of “clandestine military activity” in cyberspace, to “deter, safeguard or defend against attacks or malicious cyberactivities against the United States.”

Under the law, those actions can now be authorized by the defense secretary without special presidential approval.”

Pentagon Keeps Trump in the Dark About its Cyber Attacks on Russia – Rolling Stone

New laws, enacted by Congress last year, allow such “clandestine military activity” in cyberspace to go ahead without the president’s approval. So, in this case, those new laws are protecting American interests… by keeping the sitting president out of the loop. What a (scary) time to be alive.

NSA and DoD Launched Cyber Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid without President’s Authorization

Deep State now bypasses Presidential authorizations to launch cyber attacks… Congress gave Secretary of Defense authority to launch cyber attacks on nation’s like Russia, China, and Iran without a US President’s approval…. a great way for Hawks like Bolton to start a war without a Presidents knowledge or approval.

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She was connected to a deputy assistant secretary of state, a senior aide to a senator and the economist Paul Winfree, who is being considered for a seat on the Federal Reserve.

But Katie Jones doesn’t exist, The Associated Press has determined. Instead, the persona was part of a vast army of phantom profiles lurking on the professional networking site LinkedIn. And several experts contacted by the AP said Jones’ profile picture appeared to have been created by a computer program.

Source: Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Tom Fitton: FBI Notes on Clinton Emails Go Missing

The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are “missing” and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely “damaged” irreparably.

Amazon Offered Job to Pentagon Official Involved With $10 Billion Contract It Sought

IN A FEDERAL lawsuit, the tech giant Oracle has provided new details to support its accusation that Amazon secretly negotiated a job offer with a then-Department of Defense official who helped shape the procurement process for a massive federal contract for which Amazon was a key bidder.

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are now the two finalists to win the highly contested $10 billion contract for what is known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The deal, one of the largest federal contracts in U.S. history, would pay one company to provide cloud computing services in support of Defense Department operations around the world.

Source: Amazon Offered Job to Pentagon Official Involved With $10 Billion Contract It Sought

CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years – VICE

The CEO of a company that provided encrypted phones to criminal organizations including the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in a San Diego courtroom Tuesday.Vincent Ramos, a 41-year-old Canadian man from Richmond, British Columbia, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and forfeited $80 million as well as international bank accounts, cryptocurrency accounts, gold coins, and real estate. Ramos, who pleaded guilty in October, was taken down by a joint operation of intelligence agencies from Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Source: CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years – VICE

Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter | WIRED

Russia has millions of internet users. But if you want them to use your search engine, network on your social media platform, or use your messenger to share their favorite memes, then Russia wants you to know one thing: You have to play by its data-sharing rules.Tinder is the most recent platform to get the message. Last week, the Russian communications censor Roskomnadzor added the popular dating site to a list of 175 companies that it says have agreed to store user data and messages in Russia and to share that data with Russian government and intelligence agencies.

Source: Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter | WIRED