NSA Knew About Heartbleed Bug for 2 Years and Said Nothing

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Mashable
April 11, 2014

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The NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least two years, anonymous sources told Bloomberg.

If the report is true — both the White House and the NSA say it’s not (see below) — the NSA could have collected information like passwords and private communications from hundreds of thousands of websites, since Heartbleed is a bug in the popular open-source encryption software OpenSSL, used to secure data flowing from users’ computers to hundreds of thousands of websites, including Gmail and Facebook. Almost two-thirds of all sites on the Internet use OpenSSL, according to estimates, making this bug possibly one of the most dangerous the Internet has ever seen and potentially allowing the NSA to access information on millions of users.

Roughly two hours after Bloomberg’s report was published, the NSA and the White House denied the allegations in statements sent to Mashable.


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Militants Raise Russian Flag in Ukraine City, Risk of ‘gas war’ Looms

Pavel Polityuk and Conor Humphries
Reuters
April 12, 2014

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Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a “gas war” that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

At least 20 men armed with pistols and rifles took over the police and security services headquarters in Slaviansk, about 150 km (90 miles) from the border with Russia.

Officials said the men had seized hundreds of pistols from arsenals in the buildings. The militants replaced the Ukrainian flag on one of the buildings with the red, white and blue Russian flag.

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Japan’s Dispatches of Jets Against China Rise to Record

Isabel Reynolds
Bloomberg
April 10, 2014

J-10 0A seen at Zhuhai airshow / Photo: Retxham, via Wikimedia Commons

J-10 0A seen at Zhuhai airshow / Photo: Retxham, via Wikimedia Commons

Japan’s dispatches of fighter jets to pursue Chinese aircraft rose by a third in the past year to a record 415 times, reflecting growing tensions stemming from a territorial dispute in the East China Sea.

Planes and Coast Guard ships from both countries regularly tail one another around a chain of uninhabited islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Tensions over the dispute have led to a deterioration in Sino-Japanese relations at a time when both countries are increasing military spending.

The total number of times Japanese jets were sent up reached 810 in the year to the end of March, compared with 567 the previous year, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its website yesterday. Dispatches against Chinese aircraft made up 51 percent of the total, with the bulk of the remainder against Russian planes and nine against North Korea, according to the press release.

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China Warns Obama “US Is Moving In A Direction We Don’t Want To See”

Zero Hedge
April 10, 2014

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Apparently doing away with diplomatic pleasantries, the Chinese have been directly clear with Chuck Hagel as he lays the groundwork for President Obama’s Asia trip later this month (scheduled to visit Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines – all in direct territorial conflicts with China). As Reuters reports, “Obama needs to pay serious consideration to this issue when he comes to Asia… China has already put this message across during the meetings with Hagel,” said Ruan Zongze, a former diplomat with the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing, a think tank linked to the Foreign Ministry. “The United States is moving in a direction we don’t want to see, taking sides with Japan and the Philippines, and China is extremely unhappy about this.”

Things did not start off well…

In one of the many frank exchanges U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had in China this week, General Fan Changlong told him how one of his uncles died as a slave in a Japanese mine during World War Two.

“The secretary made it very clear that we should be informed by history but not driven by it,” a U.S. official told Reuters

But as Reuters reports, China made it very clear how it feels…

The exchange sums up the frustration in China over America’s role in Asia, where in the eyes of Beijing, Washington is increasingly supporting Japan as well as other countries over territorial disputes with China. The United States has said it is not taking sides but stands ready to defend its allies.

China, some experts said, appeared to be getting anxious that recent tough talk from U.S. officials over the disputed East and South China Seas could be a preview of what U.S. President Barack Obama would say when he visits Asia this month.

Dispensing with diplomatic protocol, China has made clear this week that it does not want Obama jumping in with both feet when he travels to Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia.

While Beijing has territorial disputes with all three, its ties with Japan and the Philippines, both U.S. allies, are in the deep freeze. Obama will also visit South Korea, with whom Beijing is enjoying warm relations.

Obama needs to pay serious consideration to this issue when he comes to Asia…China has already put this message across during the meetings with Hagel,” said Ruan Zongze, a former diplomat with the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing, a think tank linked to the Foreign Ministry.

“The United States is moving in a direction we don’t want to see, taking sides with Japan and the Philippines, and China is extremely unhappy about this.”

These comments by China are somewhat unprecedented…

On Tuesday, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told Hagel that Washington should restrain Japan and chided the Philippines.

Fan told Hagel outright that the “Chinese people are dissatisfied” with U.S. support for Japan and Southeast Asia, according to a statement carried on the Chinese defense ministry’s website.

The influential tabloid the Global Times, published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, said in an editorial on Wednesday that such strong words “have not been seen much in the past”.

And are a major potential catalyst for Chinese repurcussions…

“They hope that the Obama visit will not be used to rally other countries against China. If you listen to the harsh rhetoric of senior (U.S.) administration officials, this is a genuine concern.”

“They (Chinese officials) are trying to figure out whether it’s the lower level (U.S.) people coming out and making these comments so the boss doesn’t have to, or whether it’s moving to a crescendo,”

“I think there is a concern that this debate could be swayed substantially if Obama were to make very forthright comments on this trip and that could tip the balance internally and make it more difficult for Xi to emphasize the Sino-U.S. relationship as paramount.”

We just hope China does not lay down a red-line for Obama to cross. It seems, sooner rather than later, he will have to pick sides (or unpick any side).

Feds Threaten to Shoot Bundy Supporters as Showdown Looms

Situation in Bunkerville remains volatile

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Infowars.com
April 12, 2014

BLM federal agents are threatening to shoot Cliven Bundy supporters who are attempting to seize back stolen cattle as a showdown looms.

Despite the fact that the Bureau of Land Management has backed down and announced it will cease its operation to round up Bundy’s cattle, the rancher gave Gillespie a one hour time limit to seize all firearms from BLM agents involved in the siege.

Video footage from the scene in Bunkerville shows hundreds of cowboys on horseback, with supporters now vowing to take back hundreds of cattle the feds have already stolen from Bundy.

Infowars reporter David Knight is at the center of the scene and says he clearly heard BLM federal agents threaten to shoot men, women and children.

Police are now blocking roads and demanding that hundreds of Bundy supporters turn back as tensions mount.

SWAT teams are also in place.

Some are now reporting that BLM have pulled out of the area and police are allowing vehicles to pass.

Although a deal was brokered to end the siege, the situation remains volatile.

Keep checking back for updates at Infowars.com and watch our live stream below.

Bundy Supporters Vow to Seize Back Cattle as Showdown Looms

Situation in Bunkerville remains volatile

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Infowars.com
April 12, 2014

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has demanded that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie disarm BLM officials and return his seized cattle as a showdown between Bundy’s supporters and federal agents looms.

Despite the fact that the Bureau of Land Management has backed down and announced it will cease its operation to round up Bundy’s cattle, the rancher gave Gillespie a one hour time limit to seize all firearms from BLM agents involved in the siege.

Video footage from the scene in Bunkerville shows dozens of cowboys on horseback, with supporters now vowing to take back hundreds of cattle the feds have already stolen from Bundy.

Police are now blocking roads and demanding that hundreds of Bundy supporters turn back as tensions mount.

SWAT teams are also in place.

Although a deal was brokered to end the siege, the situation remains volatile.

Keep checking back for updates at Infowars.com and watch our live stream below.

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Feds Back Down From Bundy Siege After Infowars Exposé of Chinese Land Grab

Huge victory for property rights as establishment handed crushing defeat

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Infowars.com
April 12, 2014

The federal government backed down and ended their siege against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy less than 24 hours after an Infowars exposé connecting the land grab to Harry Reid and a Chinese-backed solar farm went viral, becoming the biggest news story on the Internet.

Last night, we revealed how the feds were using the Bureau of Land Management to bully and intimidate ranchers like Bundy, pushing them off public land in order to pave the way for lucrative “green energy” projects backed by the Communist Chinese government and linked to Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

The story went viral, taking the number one spot on the Viral News Chart website and becoming the most trafficked story on the web thanks to syndication by news powerhouse the Drudge Report.

This morning, the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas Gillespie, announced to thousands of Bundy supporters gathered in Bunkerville that a deal had been brokered with Cliven Bundy that would see the BLM cease its roundup of the rancher’s cattle.

A press release has already been put forth that the BLM is going to cease this operation,” stated Gillespie, to a huge roar from the crowd of Bundy supporters.

Further reports established that, “the BLM wants to proceed with the sale of the cattle already gathered during the roundup but is reportedly willing to share the revenue from the sale with Bundy.”

This represents a huge victory in the fight against big government and the federal agenda to seize public land in the name of pursuing notoriously corrupt and wasteful “green energy” projects.

It serves to remind us of the power of media spotlight and grass roots activism in affecting real change.

The victory also illustrates the increasing irrelevance and declining influence of mainstream media. The national corporate media was forced to reluctantly carry this story only in the last couple of days, before which it had already generated a firestorm of interest solely as a result of grass roots media like Infowars.com, Drudge and other burgeoning independent news outlets.

If this operation was a test on behalf of the feds of where Americans draw their line in the sand, then the outcome spells disaster for big government, which has been handed a huge defeat in the battle to restore constitutional freedoms and property rights in the face of out of control tyranny.

U.S. govt. bans air traffic over Bundy Ranch in desperate blackout effort to hide secret BLM ‘bovine concentration camps’

Mike Adams

Naturalnews.com

(NaturalNews) Desperate to halt all journalism efforts near the Bundy Ranch and “control the narrative” of lies and disinfo, the U.S. government has now banned air traffic over the ranch, preventing journalists from taking any more video of the BLM’s makeshift “bovine concentration camps.” This post on FAA.gov describes the “temporary flight restrictions” and the police state directive that “only relief aircraft operations under direction of BLM are authorized in the airspace.”

This aerial video of the BLM compound and concentration camp was taken by a citizen journalist, and it so utterly outraged the BLM — which is rapidly becoming the most tyrannical, anti-American agency in the government — that they claimed emergency authority over the entire ranch, public roads and now the airspace too.

Gary Franchi of Next News Network has also posted this video providing more details on the BLM demand for the FAA to restrict the airspace.

There is, of course, no legitimate reason to deprive U.S. citizens of access to the airspace over the Bundy Ranch. This directive by the BLM has no purpose other than to deprive citizens and journalists their First Amendment rights and block all aerial photos and videography of the BLM compound.

The following photo shows the BLM compound and how they’ve stuffed hundreds of cattle into tiny “bovine concentration camps” that will inevitably result in their deaths: (the rectangular yards with black shapes inside are the bovine concentration camps where BLM has stuffed hundreds of Bundy’s cattle)

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There have also been reports of BLM bringing large equipment (excavators and trucks) to the ranch in a move believed to be based on the need to bury the many cattle that BLM has already killed or caused to be killed. According to this article in the Washington Free Beacon, the BLM won’t confirm or deny that they’ve already killed many cattle. “We do have a protocol in terms of when we would euthanize animals,” BLM state director Amy Lueders said, “But we don’t have any answers at this time in terms of the numbers.”

Why would the federal government kill cattle to save tortoises?

BLM ridiculously claims to be conducting this armed siege of the Bundy ranch — complete with snipers, helicopters, air space restrictions and hundred of armed men who assault protesters — merely to “save the tortoises.”

Yet if this is really about saving animals, it makes no sense to kill cattle to save tortoises.

It’s obvious to nearly everyone that other motives are at work here. In an exclusive investigative story, Natural News revealed how the Gold Butte area was used for exploratory energy drilling and could hold untapped energy sources. The BLM already has a track record of auctioning fracking leasing rights to energy companies.

Infowars writer Kit Daniels also documented how Sen. Harry Reid may be involved in an expansion of a solar power project that needed the Gold Butte area to deploy more solar panels (and therefore had to remove Bundy’s cattle by force).

Only a gullible fool — or the mainstream media — could possibly believe the government would go to these extraordinary lengths over a tortoise. Never in the history of America has the government called out snipers, helicopters, assault troops and restricted air space to save any animal… not even the American Bald Eagle, much less a reptile.

Guerilla Media Network host Pete Santilli has been broadcasting live from the Bundy Ranch and interviewing locals there for most of the week.

This Next News Network video also reveals that local cell phone towers may have been shut down by the government to prevent citizen journalists from broadcasting reports. It is not yet confirmed that the government is behind this, but given the air space restrictions that just went in place, it would certainly be consistent with the government’s bizarre police state actions we’ve witnessed so far.

What’s clear here is that the U.S. government is treating the Bundy Ranch like a Middle-Eastern war zone.

If this were happening in any other country, the U.S. press would immediately cover it

As I’ve stated previously, if an armed siege of a cattle rancher were taking place in Mexico, Canada, China, Spain or any other country, it would be front-page news here in the United States. But because this is a U.S. rancher defying the Obama administration’s oppressive actions, the U.S. mainstream media has all but pretended this story isn’t happening.

If hundreds of armed government soldiers laid siege to offices of a media company, it would be front-page news everywhere. (As it should!)

If hundreds of armed government soldiers laid siege to a gay rights parade, it would be front-page news everywhere. (As it should!)

If hundreds of armed government soldiers laid siege to a black church, it would be front-page news everywhere. (As it should!)

But because the government is laying siege to a Mormon cowboy rancher practicing the very kind of rugged individualism that the left-leaning media despises, this story is being systematically buried or ridiculed. The Washington Post, mouthpiece of the White House, absurdly reported this was about nothing more than “the government trying to move some cattle, and people aren’t happy.” See, when this armed siege does earn coverage in the media, the coverage is pure government propaganda and lies.

For example, CNN claims that this photo, below, shows Dave Bundy (the innocent bystander) attacking a police dog and assaulting law enforcement officers. HUH?

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Click here to watch my full video revealing how CNN and the BLM are utterly lying about what happened at the Bundy Ranch (see the proof for yourself!)

Hours After Infowars Breaks Sen. Reid/Chinese Connection to Land Grab, BLM Backs Down

Nevada sheriff announces feds to reopen land and end standoff with Cliven Bundy

Infowars.com
April 12, 2014

The Infowars exclusive yesterday exposing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) involvement in the Bureau of Land Management’s land grab, which was trying to push out American ranchers such as Cliven Bundy in order to make way for Chinese solar farms, was the #1 news story in the entire world over the past 24 hours thanks to the Drudge Report and others, forcing the BLM to retreat from the standoff.

A screenshot of the Viral News Chart, showing the Infowars article connecting Sen. Reid to the land grab as the #1 story in the world.

A screenshot of the Viral News Chart, showing the Infowars article connecting Sen. Reid to the land grab as the #1 story in the world.

The article, Breaking: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch, revealed that Sen. Reid is directly destroying the livelihoods of hard-working American ranchers in order to profit from future deals with Chinese energy firms and was shared on Facebook over 44,000 times, Twitter over 34,000 times and was even shared on the professional networking site LinkedIn.

And it worked. Today the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas Gillespie, announced that the BLM would retreat from its standoff with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy.

No doubt that the feds realized that they could not win the public relations war after the public realized that this land grab was for a solar farm.

Now this could be a ruse for the time being to get the crowds to leave so the feds can continue its criminal operation later, but Alex Jones doubts that because they have definitely lost the moral high-ground.

This is a HUGE victory that shows what We the People can do.

The coverage of the Nevada standoff on the Drudge Report, the #1 news aggregate in the world.

The coverage of the Nevada standoff on the Drudge Report, the #1 news aggregate in the world.

Spearheaded by the #1 news aggregate in the world, the Drudge Report, the real media, once called the alternative media, grew from the grassroots to report on real news and truth, unlike top-down mainstream media organizations which have been influenced by the CIA and other government agencies since at least the early 1950s and are little more than government propaganda outlets.

Americans want real truth, not lies and whitewash designed to cover up the galactic level of fraud seeping through all levels of our government which is leading once-prosperous America down the road to serfdom and poverty.

When the Founding Fathers drafted the First Amendment, particularly the freedom of the press, they envisioned the press as citizen-journalists such as Thomas Paine who stood up to the collective power structure as individuals willing to defend their birthrights.

They didn’t envision the dinosaur news outlets that we have today which serve the elite and not the people.

And everyone can stand up for their rights by becoming citizen-journalists! Shoot videos exposing corruption and fraud on your local level! Educate others through print and media about their birth rights and their human potential which only comes through liberty! Report on the real truth instead of the lies printed in ink on every newspaper daily!

Thomas Jefferson once wrote “enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

This will happen by investigating the world around you instead of accepting the lies propagated by the establishment and the mainstream media.

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Cliven Bundy just said he was going to go take his cattle back from the BLM.

They are going to let all of the cattle loose. Protesters are getting in their vehicles.