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    CIA: Misc.

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    From the ACLU -

    JUDGE DENIES PSYCHOLOGISTS’ EFFORT TO STOP LAWSUIT FILED BY ACLU ON BEHALF OF CIA TORTURE VICTIMS (August 7, 2017)

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program cleared the final legal hurdle before a scheduled trial, a first for a case involving CIA torture.

    The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul Rahman, who froze to death in a secret CIA prison. They were tortured using methods developed by the CIA-contracted psychologists, James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen.

    Both sides had filed motions for summary judgement, which were argued last Friday in federal district court. At the hearing, Judge Justin Quackenbush denied the ACLU’s motion and said he was inclined to deny the psychologists’ motion to end the case also, but he did not definitely make a ruling that day. Today in a written opinion, the judge denied the psychologists’ motion. The ruling means the case is scheduled to go to trial on September 5 and expected to last two to three weeks.

    See source for full article.
    From Middle East Eye - CIA 'torture psychologists' avoid trial with secret settlement (August 17, 2017)

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    CIA had MI6 plant false stories in the press.
    From NZ Herald - Spy tells of MI6 smear of UN boss (Jan 27, 2001)

    How the CIA ran agents at the New York Times and nearly all other U.S. mainstream media during the cold war, from Carl Bernstein - THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

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    Lecture: CIA covertly funded nearly all African intellectuals writing in English
    Modernism, African Literature and the CIA (Feb 5, 2015)

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    From the San Francisco Chronicle - When the CIA ran a LSD sex-house in San Francisco (April 1, 2016)



    Netflix to cover the CIA covertly dosing people with LSD as part of its MKULTRA program, Wormwood teaser -



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    From History - 1953: CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran (Aug 19, 2017)



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    Interview with journalist fired for exposing how CIA and Saudi ran weapons to Syrian insurgents.

    Uploaded: Sept 1, 2017.

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    From the ALTERNET - How Sony, Obama, Seth Rogen and the CIA Secretly Planned to Force Regime Change in North Korea (Sept 5, 2017)

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    Some CIA & other intel employees feel that going to the media anonymously is safer than using official channels.
    From POGO - Whistleblower Lawsuit Charges Illegal Retaliation, Dangerous Practices at CIA’s Elite Directorate of Operations (Aug 24, 2017)
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    Wikileaks/Julian Assange

    From The American Conservative - Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange (Aug 21, 2017)

    Julian Assange statement on his meeting with U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher -



    More - https://www.iamwikileaks.org

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    From Crikey - Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks (Aug 18, 2017)

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    From the Daily Beast - Senators Try to Force Trump Admin to Declare WikiLeaks a ‘Hostile’ Spy Service (Aug 22, 2017)

    Julian Assange responds to U.S. Senate attempt to enshrine the CIA's "Pompeo Doctrine" into law -



    After the Vault 7 series on CIA hackers, Senate draws up a law against Wikileaks - https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s...DEB0C566119069



    Background (regular visitors to this thread have read the background).

    From Wikileaks - "What's notable here is that all big media NYT, CNN, WaPo, AP, BBC, etc. receive information from state sources (i.e are "abetted by" them)."

    From The Hill - Wyden voted against intel authorization over WikiLeaks denouncement (Aug 22, 2017)

    From The Washington Times - Senate bill would label WikiLeaks ‘non-state hostile intelligence service’ (Aug 23, 2017)

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    From the CATO Institute - Is Wikileaks A “Non-state Hostile Intelligence Service” As Some Claim? (Aug 28, 2017)
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    Vault 7: Projects

    RELEASE - Protego


    Full statement on Protego from WikiLeaks -

    7 September, 2017

    Today, September 7th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes four secret documents from the Protego project of the CIA, along with 37 related documents (proprietary hardware/software manuals from Microchip Technology Inc.). The project was maintained between 2014 and 2015.

    Protego is not the "usual" malware development project like all previous publications by WikiLeaks in the Vault7 series. Indeed there is no explicit indication why it is part of the project repositories of the CIA/EDG at all.

    The Protego project is a PIC-based missile control system that was developed by Raytheon. The documents indicate that the system is installed on-board a Pratt & Whitney aircraft (PWA) equipped with missile launch systems (air-to-air and/or air-to-ground).

    Protego consists of separate micro-controller units that exchange data and signals over encrypted and authenticated channels:

    » On-board TWA are the 'Master Processor' (MP) and the 'Deployment Box'. Both systems are layed-out with master/slave redundancy.

    » The missle system has micro-controllers for the missle itself ('Missle Smart Switch', MSS), the tube ('Tube Smart Switch', TSS) and the collar (which holds the missile before and at launch time).

    The MP unit receives three signals from a beacon: 'In Border' (PWA is within the defined area of an operation), 'Valid GPS' (GPS signal available) and 'No End of Operational Period' (current time is within the defined timeframe for an operation). Missiles can only be launched if all signals received by MP are set to 'true'. Similary safeguards are in place to auto-destruct encryption and authentication keys for various scenarios (like 'leaving a target area of operation' or 'missing missle').



    Documents Directory HERE.

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    From The Hacker News -

    Wikileaks Unveils Project Protego: CIA's Secret Missile Control System (Sept 7, 2017)



    Every week since March Wikileaks has been leaking secrets from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which mainly focus on surveillance techniques and hacking tools employed by its agents.

    However this time, the whistleblower organisation has released something different from its previous Vault 7 leaks, because it's not about hacking and spying; instead, it's a—Missile Control System.

    Dubbed Project Protego, the PIC-based missile control system is installed on-board a Pratt and Whitney Aircraft (PWA) equipped with missile launch system, which gives it ability to hit air-to-air and air-to-ground targets.

    The latest leak contains four secret documents in total from the project Protego, along with "37 related documents (proprietary hardware/software manuals from Microchip Technology Inc)," WikiLeaks says.



    Leaked documents reveal system design, a guide on how to configure and build Protego images, and also suggest that all micro-controller units exchange data and signals over encrypted and authenticated channels.

    Quote The missile system has micro-controllers for the missile itself ('Missile Smart Switch', MSS), the tube ('Tube Smart Switch', TSS) and the collar (which holds the missile before and at launch time).
    The missile launches only when the Master Processor (MP) unit receives three valid signals from a beacon, including 'In Border,' 'Valid GPS,' and 'No End of Operational Period.'

    WikiLeaks is not sure why the secret documents of project Protego were the part of repositories that belongs to the CIA's Engineering Development Group, who are apparently known for developing malware and hacking tools for the agency.

    However, notably, the CIA has developed Protego missile control system in partnership with one of a major U.S. defence contractor, Raytheon, who was also mentioned in a previous CIA leak.

    Raytheon is the same company that the agency hired for analysing advanced malware and hacking techniques being used in the wild by hackers and cyber criminals.

    It seems the name, Protego, has been inspired from the magical Shield Charm used in Harry Potter movies, which helped from physical attacks as wells as magical.

    If so, then the primary objective of this missile control system could be to defend something (secret facility or base), from external physical attacks.

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    This Vimeo from Comodo's CEO explains in simple terms some of the technology used to prevent malwares, ransomwares, fileless wares to do damages to individual computers and networks.

    Comodo’s secret sauce for malware prevention: https://vimeo.com/232269684

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    This Vimeo from Comodo's CEO explains in simple terms some of the technology used to prevent malwares, ransomwares, fileless wares to do damages to individual computers and networks.
    Quick question - off the top of my head, wouldn't that mean you have to double your HDD space. It might be a virtual drive but it still has to reside in physical space. Fine if you are only using around 2Gb of, say, 6Gb, but if you're constantly using around 75% of your available HDD?

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    This Vimeo from Comodo's CEO explains in simple terms some of the technology used to prevent malwares, ransomwares, fileless wares to do damages to individual computers and networks.
    Quick question - off the top of my head, wouldn't that mean you have to double your HDD space. It might be a virtual drive but it still has to reside in physical space. Fine if you are only using around 2Gb of, say, 6Gb, but if you're constantly using around 75% of your available HDD?
    A virtual "Sandbox" could also be using memory portions or a "cloud" sandbox rather than space on a hard drive. But, yes, portions of an HDD can also be reserved for that purpose since there are only a limited number of "unknown"/"unrecognized" files/ programs which can then be vetted as safe, quarantined or thrown out.
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