Monday, June 17, 2019

Four insane data privacy scandals, just from this month

by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:

For this Friday’s roll-up of bizarre and disturbing stories from around the world, we found ourselves zeroing-in on some ridiculous data privacy violations.

Soccer app spies on fans

The Spanish soccer (sigh, OK– football) league, known by fans around the world simply as La Liga, knew that most pubs across Europe showing its matches weren’t paying for the subscription.

La Liga was sick of losing out on royalties from the pirated video streams. So they turned their fans into unwitting spies.

McCabe: Comey’s Draft Statement Exonerating Clinton Two Months before Her FBI Interview Was Not Normal Protocol

from True Pundit:

WASHINGTON — “This is the only time I am aware of, sir.” “I have not seen that before, sir.” “I’ve never seen that.”

These are just some of the words utilized by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe when asked during closed door testimony about an email penned by disgraced ex-FBI chief James Comey circulating a draft statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in the private email server case a full two months before the FBI interviewed Clinton and other witnesses in the criminal probe.

Doug Casey: The Deep State Is the Source of Our Economic Problems

by Doug Casey, Casey Research:

As longtime readers know, Doug Casey says we’re well into what he calls the Greater Depression.

America is headed for trouble… and it’s critical to know exactly what’s going on.

That’s why today’s essay is so important. In it, Doug explains the source behind every negative thing that’s happening right now… and what’s really going on behind the scenes.

It’s one of the most educational and entertaining pieces you’ll read all year.

Route 91 massacre survivor, avid hunter, tells FBI “.50 caliber rifle” was likely used in attack after witnessing “large holes” being “blown through” victims bodies

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

1 October massacre survivor claims that the official story is all fabricated “B.S.” and claims a massive “cover-up” is underway to hide the fact that a high-powered .50 caliber rifle was used to murder 58 concertgoers inside a heavily fortified American city.

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A survivor and eyewitness to the October 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival attack told agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation via telephone how he feels the official story is “B.S.” and that it’s all “a big cover-up by law enforcement” after witnessing “large holes being blown through” victims bodies, according to an official FBI lead obtained by Intellihub.

Convenient “Tanker Attacks” as US Seeks War with Iran

by Tony Cartalucci, Global Research:

“…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it.”  (emphasis added)

– Brookings Institution, “Which Path to Persia?” 2009 

For the second time since the United States unilaterally withdrew from the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal, Western reports of “suspected attacks” on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz have attempted to implicate Iran.

Pew: Illegal Alien Population Booms in Red States Ahead of 2020 Election

by John Binder, Breitbart:

The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals.

Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years.

Japanese Oil Tanker Owner Says ‘Flying Object’ Likely Caused Explosion, Not ‘Mine’ As U.S. Claims

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

From Common Dreams:

During a press conference just hours after the US released video footage that purported to show an Iranian boat removing an unexploded mine from the side of an oil tanker, the Japanese owner of that vessel said Friday that the ship was likely damaged by a “flying object” and called claims of a mine attack “false.”

“I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship,” Yutaka Katada, president of the Japanese company that operates the Kokuka Courageous tanker, told reporters in Tokyo.

NY Ends Religious Exemptions for Vaccines, Violating Constitutional Rights of Millions

by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

In a shocking blow to both health and religious freedom, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday to end religious exemptions to vaccines

In a disturbing turn of events, the NY House and Senate versions of the bill, A2371and S2994A, respectively, to strip religious exemptions, passed in rapid succession on Thursday, despite the fact that NY legislators took an oath to uphold the Constitution; namely, the NY Const Art. I, § 11 states that,

‘Not Enough’: US Version Blaming Iran for Tanker Attacks Questioned by European Allies

from Sputnik News:

The Pentagon earlier released a video, claiming to show an Iranian patrol boat removing a mine from the side one of the tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman as “proof” of the US accusations that Tehran is behind the attacks. The Islamic Republic has strongly denied its involvement and urged Washington to stop false flag ops in the region.

Some European governments have refused to back the US allegations that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June.

These Charts Suggest the Whole Wall Street Casino Has Become Taxpayer-Backstopped and Too-Big-to-Fail

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as of September 30, 2018 there was a total of $13.6 trillion in deposits at all 5,397 Federally insured banking and savings institutions in the U.S. but just nine mega banks represented 40 percent of all domestic deposits. Those nine are the insured banking units of the holding company for JPMorgan Chase with $1.3 trillion in domestic deposits; Bank of America at $1.36 trillion; Wells Fargo with $1.27 trillion; Citigroup at $504 billion; U.S. Bancorp $314 billion; Morgan Stanley $181 billion; BB&T $161 billion; Goldman Sachs $130 billion; and State Street $108 billion.