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    From The Washington Post -

    Julian Assange: The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks By Julian Assange (April 25, 2017)

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    NSA lost control of its cyber weapons & hid their incompetence leading to tens of thousands of sites hacked already, from LifeZette -

    Shadow Brokers Leak Shows NSA Inadvertently Arms Hackers (April 25, 2017)
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    If Mr Trump sacrafices the Whistle Blowers He will lose credibility with the thinking citizens of the World, the very fact that he cannot see how much the whistle blowers have helped educate the free world and got him into the position he is in dismays me- he would instantly become "one of the Cabal" in many peoples eyes.
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    #Vault7: WikiLeaks reveals CIA 'Scribbles' tool can track whistleblowers and foreign spies

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    A user manual describing a CIA project known as 'Scribbles' has been published by WikiLeaks, exposing the potential for the spying agency to track when documents are leaked by whistleblowers or "Foreign Intelligence Officers."

    Released as part of the whistleblowing organization's 'Vault 7' series, the project is purportedly designed to allow the embedding of 'web beacon' tags into documents "likely to be stolen," according to a press release from WikiLeaks.

    Dr Martin McHugh, Information Technology Programme chair at Dublin Institute of Technology, said web beacons can be used for "bad as well as good."

    "Methods of tracking have historically been developed for our protection but have evolved to become used to track us without our knowledge," he told RT.com.

    "Web beacons typically go unnoticed. A tiny file is loaded as part of a webpage. Once this file is accessed, it records unique information about you, such as your IP address and sends this back to the creator of the beacon."

    WikiLeaks says 'Scribbles' uses similar technology, which suggests the CIA would have been able to see when sensitive documents are accessed by third parties, including when they're accessed by potential whistleblowers.

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    4:25 AM - 28 Apr 2017
    WikiLeaks notes that the latest iteration of the tool is dated March 1, 2016 - indicating it was used up until at least last year - and was seemingly meant to remain classified until 2066.

    The 'Scribbles' User Guide explains how the tool generates a random watermark for each document, inserts that watermark into the document, saves all such processed documents in an output directory, and creates a log file which identifies the watermarks inserted into each document.

    Scribbles can watermark multiple documents in one batch and is designed to watermark several groups of documents.

    The tool was successfully tested on Microsoft Office versions 1997-2016 and documents that are not locked forms, encrypted, or password protected.

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    The guide notes that the program has a number of flaws.

    Significantly, the watermarks were tested only with Microsoft Office applications so if the "targeted end-user" opened them with an alternative application, such as OpenOffice, they may be able to see the watermarks and URLs, potentially exposing the fact that the document is being tracked.

    The tool also sometimes generates errors for temporary reasons, like when the Microsoft Office applications do not properly "clean up their resources." To rectify this the guide advises users to close all Office applications and then run Scribbles again with the same input parameters.
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    Vault 7: Projects

    RELEASE - Scribbles


    Full statement on Scribbles from WikiLeaks -

    28 April, 2017

    Today, April 28th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes the documentation and source code for CIA's "Scribbles" project, a document-watermarking preprocessing system to embed "Web beacon"-style tags into documents that are likely to be copied by Insiders, Whistleblowers, Journalists or others. The released version (v1.0 RC1) is dated March, 1st 2016 and classified SECRET//ORCON/NOFORN until 2066.

    Scribbles is intended for off-line preprocessing of Microsoft Office documents. For reasons of operational security the user guide demands that "[t]he Scribbles executable, parameter files, receipts and log files should not be installed on a target machine, nor left in a location where it might be collected by an adversary."

    According to the documentation, "the Scribbles document watermarking tool has been successfully tested on [...] Microsoft Office 2013 (on Windows 8.1 x64), documents from Office versions 97-2016 (Office 95 documents will not work!) [and d]ocuments that are not be locked forms, encrypted, or password-protected". But this limitation to Microsoft Office documents seems to create problems: "If the targeted end-user opens them up in a different application, such as OpenOffice or LibreOffice, the watermark images and URLs may be visible to the end-user. For this reason, always make sure that the host names and URL components are logically consistent with the original content. If you are concerned that the targeted end-user may open these documents in a non-Microsoft Office application, please take some test documents and evaluate them in the likely application before deploying them."

    Security researches and forensic experts will find more detailed information on how watermarks are applied to documents in the source code, which is included in this publication as a zipped archive.

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    Ron Paul Liberty Report - Julian Assange Speaks Out: The War On The Truth (April 27,2017)

    “The CIA has been deeply humiliated as a result of our ongoing publications so this is a preemptive move by the CIA to try and discredit our publications and create a new category for Wikileaks and other national security reporters to strip them of First Amendment protections.”



    Wikileaks Founder and Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange joins the Liberty Report to discuss the latest push by the Trump Administration to bring charges against him and his organization for publishing US Government documents. How will they get around the First Amendment and the Espionage Act? The US government and the mainstream media -- some of which gladly publish Wikileaks documents -- are pushing to demonize Assange in the court of public opinion.
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    From The Future of Freedom Foundation -

    CIA DIRECTOR POMPEO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE FIRST AMENDMENT By Jacob G Hornberger (April 27, 2017)

    You would think that by the time a person becomes the Director of the CIA, he would have a correct understanding of the Constitution, which is the founding document of the federal government, which the CIA is part of. This should be especially true when the CIA Director is a former member of Congress, a graduate of West Point, and the holder of a law degree from Harvard.

    Embarrassingly, such is not the case with CIA Director and former U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo. In a speech delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Pompeo demonstrated a woeful lack of understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment.

    Referring to his belief that WikiLeaks official Julian Assange, who is a citizen of Australia, should be indicted and prosecuted by the U.S. government for revealing secrets of the U.S. national-security establishment, Pompeo stated:

    Quote Julian Assange has no First Amendment freedoms. He’s sitting in an Embassy in London. He’s not a US citizen.
    That is quite an amazing statement. It’s also a misleading and fallacious one.

    What Pompeo obviously doesn’t get is that no one, including American citizens, has First Amendment freedoms. There’s a simple reason for that: Freedoms don’t come from the First Amendment. Or to put it another way, the First Amendment doesn’t give anyone, including Americans, any freedoms at all.

    People’s freedoms also don’t come from the Constitution. They don’t come from the federal government. They don’t come from the troops, the CIA, or the NSA either.

    Freedom comes from nature and from God. Even if the Constitution had never been approved by the American people — that is, even if the federal government had never been called into existence — people would still have their fundamental, natural,God-given rights. That’s because freedom and other natural, God-given rights preexist government and, therefore, exist independently of government.

    Thomas Jefferson makes this point clear in the Declaration of Independence when he points out that people are endowed with unalienable rights by nature and God, not by government or by some document that calls government into existence.

    There is something else that is important to note here: As Jefferson points out, everyone, not just American citizens, is endowed with these natural, God-given rights, including life, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. That includes people who are citizens of other countries. Citizenship has nothing to do rights that are vested in everyone by nature and God.

    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, that includes Julian Assange. His freedom does not come from the Constitution or the First Amendment or by the Australian government. His freedom comes from the same source that your freedom and my freedom come from — from nature and from God.

    So, what is the purpose of government? Jefferson makes it clear: Government’s job is to protect the exercise of natural or God-given rights, including liberty.

    What about the First Amendment? If its purpose is not to give people rights, including freedom, what is its purpose?

    The purpose of the First Amendment, in part, is to protect the preexisting, natural, God-given freedom of people to publish whatever they want, including the dark, illegal, illicit, immoral, and evil secrets of the federal government, including such dark-side, totalitarian-like nefarious activities as assassination, murder, disappearances, coups, torture, abuse, partnerships with dictators, rendition, kidnapping, illegal surveillance, rendition, destruction of incriminatory evidence, illegal invasions and wars of aggression, and secret prison facilities.

    That’s what Pompeo and others of his ilk just don’t get: The purpose of the First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights is to protect people from federal officials like him — officials who are hell-bent on destroying our lives, freedom, and prosperity, and well-being, all in the name of “keeping us safe” or protecting “national security.”

    Our ancestors were wise people. They knew that the federal government would inevitably attract people like Pompeo. That’s why the Constitution brought into existence a government of extremely limited powers rather than a general power that would enable federal officials like Pompeo to just do the “right” thing.

    That’s also why the Constitution didn’t empower the federal government to have a CIA, NSA, and standing army. Our ancestors knew that a national-security establishment would inevitably end up destroying people’s freedom in the name of “keeping them safe” and that it would inevitably try to punish people for publicizing and opposing its destruction of liberty.

    That’s why our ancestors demanded the enactment of the First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights as a condition for approving the Constitution. They wanted to protect people’s fundamental rights and liberties from federal officials like Pompeo, who they knew would be the biggest threats to people’s fundamental, natural, God-given rights and freedoms.

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