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'Game of Thrones': Former CIA deputy director David Cohen cameos in Winterfell soup line

That was David S. Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency getting a hot meal from Davos Seaworth on "Game of Thrones."            [Author: USA TODAY]

Leica Fable

Oh my lolz.So, Leica's ad agency in Brazil made a short video commercial touting Leica's past (its *distant* past) as the photojournalist's camera of choice*.Said commercial featured photogs running around in sweaty Banana Republic safari apparel, snapping those Decisive Moment shots. The final scene has a photojournalist poking the lens of his Leica R6 at a gap in some hotel room drapes in 1989 Beijing, and the camera zooms in to show the famous Tank Man photo reflected in the business end of h...
Tags: Bread And Circuses, Life In The Monkey House, Pickcher Takin, Vidjo, Tam

Garry Winogrand on PBS

I'm sorry I had to take the past few days off...needed some mental health time (or maybe just plain health time...I slept 12 hours Thursday night! I didn't know I could still do that). But the comments are now all posted for the Ricoh GR III and the "Proper Attitude Toward Tech" posts. I'm also desperately apologetic that I forgot to mention this in advance of Friday evening when it was broadcast...there's a new "American Masters" documentary about Garry Winogrand on PBS (Public Broadcasting Se...
Tags: Around the Web, Photographers, Historical, Michael Johnston

The FBI Has Ignored The GOA’s Concerns Over Use Of Facial Recognition

NextGov: The FBI still has not assessed whether its facial recognition systems meet privacy and accuracy standards nearly three years after a congressional watchdog—the Government Accountability Office—raised multiple concerns about the bureau’s use of the tech. Since 2015, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have used the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System, which uses facial recognition software to link potential suspects to crimes, pulling from a database of more th...
Tags: CIA, FBI, Fusion Centers

The CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Secretly Funded By China's State Intelligence

"U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday." Long-time Slashdot reader hackingbear shares a story from Reuters: The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, the People's Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, the British newspaper reported, citing a source. Earlier this year, U.S. intelligence shared its claims with other members of the...

CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Huawei, Espionage, Cia, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hackers, Hacking, Peoples Liberation Army, Technology, 5g, Wireless

CIA spy is about to become the next favorite historical hero

The latest spy story to captivate the entertainment world has it all: World War II espionage in enemy territory, a determined American woman once called the "most dangerous" Allied spy and, of course, her prosthetic leg named Cuthbert.

CIA spy is about to become everyone's next favorite historical hero

The latest spy story to captivate the entertainment world has it all: World War II espionage in enemy territory, a determined American woman once called the "most dangerous" Allied spy and, of course, her prosthetic leg named Cuthbert.

CIA spy Virginia Hall is about to become everyone's next favorite historical hero

The latest spy story to captivate the entertainment world is far from fiction. It's the story of Virginia Hall, a fabled American spy whose amazing deeds during World War II had been all but lost to time.

John Oliver tackles the Sacklers: the litigious, secretive billionaires whose family business engineered the opioid crisis

The Sacklers (previously) are a reclusive, super-secretive family of billionaires whose fortune comes from their pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Oxycontin, the drug at the center of the opioid epidemic, which has claimed more American lives than the Vietnam war, with the death-toll still mounting. The Sacklers have gone to enormous lengths to launder their reputations, endowing galleries and museums in a bid to make their name synonymous with philanthropy ra...
Tags: Video, News, John Oliver, Cia, Helen Mirren, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Oliver, Michael K Williams, Richard Kind, Purdue Pharma, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Richard Sackler, Bullies, Sackler, Opioid Crisis

Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin Weighs In On Redacted Mueller Report

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with John McLaughlin, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, about special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Tags: News, Npr, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, John McLaughlin, Ailsa Chang, Robert Mueller

CIA Director Gina Haspel Makes Rare Public Appearance At Auburn University

CIA Director Gina Haspel made a rare public appearance — including a question and answer session — at Auburn University to speak with students about global threats.
Tags: News, Cia, Auburn University, Gina Haspel

John “TIG” Tiegen to Appear at Kahr’s NRAAM Booth

John “TIG” Tiegen to Appear at Kahr's NRAAM Booth Greeley, PA – ( – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that John “TIG” Tiegen will make a special appearance at the Kahr Firearms Group booth #6063 during the 2019 NRAAM in Indianapolis, IN. TIG will be in the Kahr Firearms Group booth during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits signing books and posters and greeting fans. Copies of his book will also be available to p...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Indianapolis, Middle East, John, Cia, Benghazi, Nra, Usmc, John "TIG" Tiegen, TIG, Kahr, Margaret, Tommy, Tiegen

Mueller report may already have been read to Trump White House, former CIA chief John Brennan hints

On Wednesday's edition of the MSNBC TV show 'Morning Joe', former CIA Director and MSNBC paid contributor John Brennan seemed to be saying that “large portions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report may already have been read out to officials in Donald Trump's White House, so they can prepare in advance to respond to Thursday's expected release of Barr's redacted version of the report. Here's the full episode. Brennan's remarks begin around 23 minutes in. From Newsweek: Brennan, who...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, White House, Barack Obama, US news, Cia, House Intelligence Committee, Msnbc, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump, Brennan, Mueller, Trump White House

The evidence that the US government got into the assassination business

Thomas Maier writes history shows America's first (known) attempt at state-sanctioned assassination began in the early 1960s when the CIA recruited two top gangsters, Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli.
Tags: US, America, Cnn, Cia, Thomas Maier, Sam Giancana

Is the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop a CIA Recruiting Station?

Bedecking the upper platform of the metro stop just blocks from the State Department is an array of recruiting posters from the normally secretive CIA.
Tags: State Department, Cia, News - Fedblog, Foggy Bottom Metro Stop

Jon Watts in Talks to Direct Methuselah Starring Michael B. Jordan

Jon Watts in talks to direct Methuselah starring Michael B. Jordan Jon Watts has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to “re-develop” and direct Methuselah with star Michael B. Jordan, according to Deadline.  WB is also actively seeking a writer to come in and rewrite Tony Gilroy’s screenplay. The Michael Clayton writer/director hopped aboard the project in 2017 with tentative plans to direct, but obviously his iteration never came to fruition. Now, Watts will get a chance to spearhead ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Star, Jordan, Cia, Jamie Foxx, Warner Bros, Tom Cruise, Tatiana Maslany, Spiderman, Clown, Journal, Michael B Jordan, Denzel Washington

European spies sought lessons from dictators’ brutal ‘Operation Condor’

CIA files show intelligence services wanted to learn from South America’s 1970s campaign of terror against leftwing subversionBritish, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America’s bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing “subversion”, according to a newly declassified CIA document.The European intelligence services wanted to learn about “ ,” a secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuad...
Tags: Europe, Americas, World news, US news, Fbi, South America, Espionage, Cia, Ecuador, Argentina Paraguay Uruguay Chile Bolivia Peru

Exclusive ‘Miss Bala’ Clip Goes Behind-The-Scenes of the Gina Rodriguez Action-Thriller

Gina Rodriguez stars in Miss Bala, an action-thriller from director Catherine Hardwicke. Miss Bala drops on Digital this week, arriving on Blu-ray later this month. Below, we have an exclusive Miss Bala clip that will be available on the digital and Blu-ray releases, highlighting the action and stunt work Gina Rodriguez had to undertake for the film. Miss Bala Clip In the exclusive Miss Bala clip above, cast members Gina Rodriguez and Ismael Cruz Cordova, and director Catherine Hardwick...
Tags: Movies, Digital, DEA, Cia, Gina Rodriguez, Remakes, Jamie Marshall, Video Clips, Gloria, Gina, Bala, Catherine Hardwicke, Tijuana Mexico, Action/Adventure, Behind the Scenes Footage, Ismael Cruz Cordova

Live+7 Ratings for Week of March 25: ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Sees Big Increase

“Whiskey Cavalier” came out as the biggest gainer in Live+7 for the week of March 25, 2019, holding off NBC’s “The Blacklist” and the season 5 premiere of “Jane the Virgin” on The CW. The ABC drama, which centers around Scott Foley’s FBI agent and Lauren Cohan’s CIA agent, leapt from a 0.5 rating in […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Abc, Fbi, Cia, Scott Foley, Jane The Virgin, Lauren Cohan, Whiskey Cavalier, Live+7 Ratings

The CIA Scheme That Brought ‘Dr. Zhivago’ To The World

OK, fine, everything we thought was good in art from the 1950s and 1960s was indeed funded by the CIA in some way. As for Dr. Zhivago, “Literary propaganda was a company-wide preoccupation. The scheme went all the way to the top.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, World, Ideas, Cia, Zhivago, 04.12.19

The Observer view on extraditing Julian Assange | Observer editorial

Sending the WikiLeaks founder to face charges in the US would be a disaster for press freedomIt’s not difficult to despise Julian Assange. For seven years, he has attempted to evade rape and sexual assault charges in Sweden by seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has dismissed the charges as a “radical feminist conspiracy” and tried to smear the complainants as acting on behalf of the CIA. His excuse for refusing to face trial in Sweden – that he would then face extradition to ...
Tags: Europe, London, Sweden, Media, US, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Britain, Press freedom, Cia, Julian Assange, Ivory Coast, Wikileaks

Why Isn’t Assange Charged with ‘Collusion with Russia’?

Prior to the publication of the stolen Democratic-party emails and internal documents, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks exhorted Russian government hackers to send them “new material.”That is what we are told by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian intelligence officers. (I won’t offend anyone by calling them “spies” — after all, they were just doing electronic surveillance authorized by their government, right?) Assange wanted the Russians to rest assured that giving “new material...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Obama, Congress, White House, Russia, Dnc, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Moscow, Cia, Julian Assange, Kremlin, Wikileaks

‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Title Revealed: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Very little is known about the plot of Star Wars: Episode 9, the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final installment of the Skywalker saga. But despite the veil of secrecy that has shrouded the production, we have at last learned one thing: the title. Yep, the new Star Wars film is titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But what could it mean? What implications does it have for this universe? We’ll find out soon enough. In any case, it certainly took long enough for...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Cia, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Leia Organa, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Star-Wars, Featured Stories Sidebar

Counterintelligence Experts Explain Why Mar-a-Lago Is A Security Disaster

Mar-a-Lago has recently been revealed as a hub for influence peddlers and potential spies, leading to accusations from top Democrats and pundits that Trump’s winter White House doubles as a sieve for classified information. But what precisely makes it such a disaster for officials looking guard the nation’s secrets? Presidents regularly take selfies with random fans, exposing them to possible reputational risk. And it’s not new for the Secret Service to confront espionage issues — agents are...
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Fbi, Secret Service, Cia, Trump, Yang, Zhang, Palm Beach, Miami Herald, Otis, MAR, Government Accountability Office, Winter White House, Soufan Group

Ex-WH Aide Who Mocked McCain For ‘Dying’ Joins Pro-Trump Super PAC

A former White House aide who once made fun of the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for “dying” will head communications for a pro-Trump super PAC called America First Action, CNN reported Friday. In a statement to the network, Kelly Sadler, who once served as a communications aide in the White House before departing last summer, said she was excited to do “everything in my power to help reelect” Trump. Sadler left the White House after remarks she made during a communications meeting were leaked...
Tags: News, White House, PAC, Leaks, John Mccain, Cia, Trump, McCain, West Wing, Sadler, Meghan McCain, Gina Haspel, Nicole Lafond, Kelly Sadler, America First Action CNN, Trump Sadler

CIA director visits Afghanistan to discuss expanding US intelligence presence

CIA Director Gina Haspel visited Afghanistan this week to discuss a number of issues including maintaining and possibly expanding the US intelligence presence in the country, according to sources familiar with the visit.
Tags: US, Cnn, Afghanistan, Cia, Gina Haspel

Client-attorney privilege? Not when you're accused of leaking Vault 7 CIA code

Lawyer for Joshua Schulte unhappy about agency review The lawyer for former CIA employee Joshua Schulte is unhappy the spy agency is allowed to review communications with her client before she receives it and has accused the agency of trying to intimidate her.…
Tags: Software, Cia, Vault, Joshua Schulte

Former Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Discusses Arrest Of Julian Assange

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Leon Panetta, former secretary of defense and CIA director under President Obama, about the arrest of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.
Tags: News, Obama, Npr, Cia, Julian Assange, Leon Panetta, Ari Shapiro, Defense Leon Panetta

Hanna Renewed for a Second Season at Amazon Prime

Hanna renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime Variety is reporting that Hanna has been renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime. The series is an adaptation of the hit 2011 action thriller of the same name and stars Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, and Mireille Enos. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Amc, Amazon Prime, Poland, TV News, Streaming, Cia, Hanna, David Farr, Joel Kinnaman, Kinnaman, Mireille Enos, Enos