Covered California, the California health exchange, is coming clean about violating the privacy of thousands of its customers. According to the Los Angeles Times, the exchange confessed it has shared personal information about the customers with insurance agents without the customers’ permission. The ostensible reason was that the exchange has a pilot program with a December 23 deadline to have customers enroll… Read more →
The NSA and GCHQ sent spies into online games to seek out terrorist or criminal chat and even to recruit valuable informants such as foreign embassy drivers who happened to be players, according to newly leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden. Intelligence operatives feared that games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft could be used to secretly communicate,… Read more →
Sweden spied on Russian leaders for US – NSA leaks
Swedish signals intelligence agency FRA spied on Russian leaders and shared the data collected with the US, local media report citing Edward Snowden leaks. Sweden’s ‘cable access’ made its position ‘unique’ in the eyes of the NSA. READ MORE:http://on.rt.com/6tf2fd
The NSA collects nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones overseas to create a huge database that stores information from hundreds of millions of devices, including those belonging to some Americans abroad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Documents provided to the Post by NSA leaker Edward Snowden detail how this database is able to track people worldwide… Read more →
UK police threaten Guardian editor with terrorism charges over Snowden leaks
British police have launched an investigation into whether the Guardian committed “potential” terrorism offenses by publishing the incriminating NSA and GCHQ documents leaked earlier this year by Edward Snowden.
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the British paper, was testifying in front of a British parliamentary committeeTuesday when lawmakers suggested that the Guardian had helped terrorists by revealing the clandestine activity conducted by the American and British intelligence agencies.
Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Cressida Dick told the MPs Tuesday that is appears “possible that some people may have committed offenses” in connection with the material seized from David Miranda’s laptop earlier this year. Miranda, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, was detained for hours at London’s Heathrow Airport and authorities confiscated his computer, cell phone, and other devices, some of which allegedly held material related to Snowden’s disclosures.
UK officials claim that Snowden’s trove of data included information about British spies and that the information’s publication puts lives in direct danger. Rusbridger said his paper would not publish any such information and that Guardian editors have not even looked at some of the information Snowden provided regarding the Iraq war.
Lawmakers also threatened Rusbridger by implying Guardian staff had violated Section 58A of the Terrorism Act, which stipulates that it is against the law to publish or even transmit any information regarding members of the armed forces or intelligence employees.
“It isn’t only about what you’ve published, it’s about what you’ve communicated,” committee member Michael Ellis said. “That is what amounts, or can amount, to a criminal offense.”
RT has the full article
Mission Accomplished: ‘Fixed’ Obamcare Site Crashes Live on CNN
Another public humiliation for Healthcare.gov. On the morning of the federal exchange site reboot, CNN hoped to demonstrate the success of the “tech surge” revamp of the site live for its viewers. But “then came the roadblock.” To the embarrassment and consternation of the CNN crew, the site crashed live.
Not only did the site fail on air, the technician admits in the segment that his attempt to enroll that morning ended up failing too with the site giving him an error message about 8 minutes into the process. Millions sunk into a site that, two months after its grand launch, still cannot function properly.
Speaking of millions: Millions of Americans have received cancelation notices on policies they were promised by the president they could keep. Many of those canceled policies lapse at the end of the year. With a two-week turn around for new policies, that gives millions of Americans less than two weeks to either enroll for a plan on the federal exchange or scramble to find a new policy on the open market.
Either way, thanks to Obamacare, millions of Americans are finding themselves forced to enroll in policies with higher premiums and deductibles.
This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Truth Revolt
Christian guest house owners who were ordered to pay damages after turning away a gay couple have lost a fight in the UK’s highest court. Peter Bull, 74, and his wife Hazelmary, 69, had asked the Supreme Court to decide whether their decision to refuse to let Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy stay in a double room… Read more →
The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit people who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site has reported. It published a document, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, identifying two Muslims said to be vulnerable to accusations of “online promiscuity”. An official said this was unsurprising…. Read more →
Col. Allen West, former GOP U.S. Congressman from Florida, said at a Thursday morning panel focused on the devastating economic impacts of amnesty that economic policies that displace black youths from jobs—like President Barack Obama’s immigration policies—have led to fads like the “knockout game.” The panel, hosted by the nonpartisan pro-jobs group Americans4Work and featuring West and other leaders on… Read more →
In the wake of Ukraine’s withdrawal from EU trade deal discussions, Kiev was rocked by the biggest protests since the Orange Revolution while the daughter of imprisoned former Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko pled for Germany’s help. On Sunday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Kiev to protest the Ukrainian government’s decision to call off plans for a trade… Read more →