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Las Vegas Shooting Witness Who Identified Multiple Shooters, Found Dead

Kymberley Suchomel died suddenly after giving statement exposing multiple gunmen

Kymberley Suchomel was a key witness who had identified multiple shooters during Las Vegas attack A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting attack, who identified multiple shooters, has been found dead at her home.28-year-old Kymberley

Suchomel managed to escape the massacre, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, uninjured but made a public statement describing the attacks and how they were carried out by multiple gunmen that were firing weapons into the crowd.Her post on Facebook quickly went viral as it confirmed what many had already suspected:

The mainstream media “official” narrative that Stephen Paddock was a “lone wolf” gunman was false.Kymberley gave a detailed account of her horrific experience a few days after the event as she said she had struggled to think of the words to describe the “nightmare” she had been through.She said multiple gunmen were not only firing weapons in the crowd but chasing people and gunning them down.

She described how she was “chased” by one of the shooters: “We were rounding some sort of corner maybe- and I looked to the right and I saw this large cowboy sitting down with his legs spread, holding a blood-soaked woman. “I thought to myself ‘we NEED to hide’, but as I looked quickly for somewhere to go, the gunfire once again got closer and closer. “We couldn’t hide because they (and I do mean THEY) were chasing us.

“”I kept looking back expecting to see the gunmen- and I say MEN because there was more than one person. “There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.”She also stated that what was being reported by the mainstream news networks didn’t match the events that actually took place, saying: “I have bene [been] watching the news non-stop since I arrived back home to my family.

And it just doesn’t make sense.”The story that are feeding everyone doesn’t add up to our eyewitness accounts. There is something wrong with what they are saying & the evidence seems fake if you ask me.”There are multiple people stating that there was a lady towards the beginning of the evening who had made her way up to the stage warning people that we were all gunna die- her and her boyfriend were escorted off the premises.”Why has she not been mentioned by authorities? Every single survivor I have talked to also remembers multiple shooters, and at least one from the ground- why aren’t we being taken more seriously? Tons of things don’t add up.”

According to Sea Coast Online, Suchomel, 28, who was not injured during last week’s shooting, died early Monday at her Apple Valley home, according to her grandmother, Julie Norton.Norton found Suchomel just after 8:30 a.m. when she arrived to care for her 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Scarlett. She believes Suchomel may have died in her sleep after her husband, Mike, left for work at 4:30 a.m.Norton told the Daily Press: “I believe the stress from the shooting took her life.”Days after the shooting, Suchomel explained to the Victorville Daily Press how she and her friends escaped with their lives as a gunman, perched from a hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, opened fire on some 20,000 concertgoers on Oct. 1.With 58 people killed by the gunman and nearly 500 wounded, the Las Vegas event is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. READ MORE: Las Vegas Shooting Victim: ‘I Was Shot by a Gunman in the Crowd’”

That was the night that my life, and the lives of my friends, and so many others were changed forever,” Suchomel told the Daily Press the day after the shooting. “I might have escaped unharmed, but I know that I’ve been emotionally and mentally scarred for life.

“Suchomel shared her fear of trying to fall asleep at night as the “sounds of gunfire” become louder in her head and the images of “broken and bloody bodies” flashed through her mind.Major Cover-upKymberley Suchomel isn’t the first key witness to have died since the shooting attack after a man killed himself and his disabled daughter in a horrific murder-suicide shortly after the FBI raided his home. READ MORE: Key Witness in Las Vegas Shooting Kills Self and Daughter Following FBI RaidJohn Beilman was wanted for questioning by federal agents in connection with a communications device discovered in suspected shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room.Earlier this week, a valet worker from the Mandalay Bay hotel who parked suspected shooter Stephen Paddock’s car, disappeared without a word to friends or colleagues.

Chad Nishimura mysteriously vanished shortly after he gave a statement to a local news network saying that Paddock was just a “normal guy” and that “he didn’t have many bags.

“Also, it was revealed today that the Mandalay Bay hotel security guard who was hailed a hero by the law enforcement and the mainstream media, Jesus Campos, has gone missing. READ MORE: Las Vegas Shooting Security Guard Jesus Campos Has Gone MissingCampos was due to appear on Fox News with Sean Hannity last night, which was 1 of 5 TV interviews he was scheduled for, but he didn’t show.This discovery emerged shortly after it was revealed that Campos was shot before the shooting massacre has started, and not after as the “official” narrative had claimed.

Source: http://www.nnettle.com/news/2923-las-vegas-shooting-witness-who-identified-multiple-shooters-found-dead
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Las Vegas false flag to have serious ramifications for Australia

Has Martin Bryant escaped from Risdon Prison to train a 64 year old retired accountant in firearms handling?

Cairns News has been examining the internet fallout since the Las Vegas ‘shootings’ that were thrust upon us by a tightly controlled major media campaign that has amounted to nothing more than brainwashing and anti-gun propaganda.

Retired accountant and gambler, Stephen Paddock, 64, was found dead at the alleged scene of the shooting in Los Angeles where it is alleged 59 people were killed and 520 wounded. The Vegas scenario has similar striking parallels to the Port Arthur training exercise in 1997

These are some of the stand-out anomalies we have discovered in the bogus news reports and police interviews.

  1. There were at least two shooters
  2. Two nearby hotel lobbies were shot up but not reported
  3. The alleged shooter had no motive
  4. In a similar style to Australia’s Port Arthur drill, firearms were inserted into the crime scene after the event
  5. At least 1500 to 2000 rounds would have to be fired at the distance of 400 yards for the high kill and wounded rate
  6. There were approximately 20 empty shells seen in photographs or television footage. Where are the remaining 1500?
  7. The rate of fire was examined at length by acoustics and military experts who insist a belt fed machine gun was used. A modern belt fed machine gun is almost impossible to acquire by any means even in the US
  8. Automatic firearms with a large rate of fire often jam, produce large volumes of gas and nitro-cellulose powder smoke, are extremely noisy in confined spaces and take a lot of effort to fire continuously, particularly for an unfit 64 year old. Did he wear earmuffs or plugs?
  9. The thousands of feet of posted mobile phone footage taken at the concert before and after the shooting started, clearly show there was no acute panic, no projectiles were seen to be hitting the ground, almost no ricochets were heard in the audio recordings
  10. Intercepted police radio recordings reveal the shooting was an exercise
  11. Right on cue Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the day of the alleged shooting, called for harsher gun laws, the establishment of a national facial recognition data bank using drivers licence photographs and other tough citizen surveillance measures, one being to hold terrorism suspects in jail for two weeks without charges

Prominent doctor and vaccine researcher says we are almost a medical police state

Open Letter

26 September 2017

To Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, Professor Paul Wellings   Copied to Professor’s Heather Yeatman and Alison Jones, and 60 UOW academics and staff

Dear Professor Wellings,   Australia is currently implementing legislation regarding vaccination policies that will make this country a medical police state. This situation could not have happened if the University of Wollongong (UOW) had maintained academic integrity in the debate on vaccination. But instead the UOW has allowed industry-associated lobby groups to promote false information about vaccination research – both on its website and in the mainstream media – using the UOW logo.    This disinformation campaign using the UOW logo has been promoted by Dr. Matthew Berryman, Dr. John Cunningham, Professor Heather Yeatman, and Professor Alison Jones.

Prominent vaccine researcher Dr Judy Wilyman of Woolongong University tips the bucket on dodgy researchers, dangerous vaccines and their disinformation programs backed by Big Pharma

The University also requested that ~60 UOW academics sign their name to the false information provided by Heather Yeatman in her promotion of immunisation on the UOW website.   Heather Yeatman has never researched vaccination or immunisation policies. She is an expert in nutrition not immunisation or immunology. Her comments on the UOW website contradict the in-depth research presented in my PhD on this topic, also published on the UOW website. Promoting immunisation with the personal opinion of a non-expert in immunisation is a breach of academic integrity by UOW.   Here is a link to my interview with Sarah Westall from the US program, Business Game Changers, that describes the political processes that have facilitated this situation. It is titled ‘The Vaccination Debate: Let’s get Serious’ and it has been broadcast nationally throughout the US, Canada, Hawaii and Alaska.  The University of Wollongong is running a disinformation campaign by allowing UOW academics and industry-associated lobby group activists to suppress the scientific debate on vaccination in the media by presenting their false and misleading personal opinions – using the UOW logo.   This has been achieved by adopting the following strategies:

  • Allowing a UOW staff member, Dr. Mathew Berryman (no qualifications in vaccination science or policy) to use comments from an industry-associated lobby group blog (ReasonableHank – Australian Skeptics Inc) to present false information about my UOW research in the mainstream media (June 2012).
  • Allowing an industry-associated lobby group activist, Dr. John Cunningham (who has no involvement with UOW and is an orthopaedic spinal surgeon in Melbourne), to make an anonymous complaint of ‘allegations of academic misconduct’ to UOW in 2014 about my research on the whooping cough vaccine completed in 2006. This was 8 years after the research was examined and awarded a High Distinction by UOW academics. The UOW apologised to me for the misuse of its complaint procedures and stated that the investigation was unwarranted. But this information was not corrected in a press release and it has been used to smear my reputation in the media and on Wikipedia. I am unable to change the false comments and opinions presented on Wikipedia.
  • In January 2016, just after UOW published my PhD on the UOW website (11 January 2016), John Cunningham,made further false and derogatory comments about the assessment of my PhD in the Australian mainstream media (Murdoch’s News Ltd press –  20 January 2016). He was then awarded an Order of Australia medal (OAM) on 26 January 2016 for “Immunisation and Science”. John Cunningham does not have any special qualifications in immunisation or publications on vaccination/policy or immunology.
  • One week after my PhD was published on the UOW website in January 2016, Professor Heather Yeatman, (expertise nutrition) was permitted to promote false information about immunisation on the UOW website that was signed by 60 other academics – none of whom have done in-depth independent research on vaccination science or policy. Heather Yeatman does not have any special qualifications in immunisation or publications on this topic and she has promoted false information on vaccines using the UOW logo.
  • In March 2016, Professor Alison Jones (expertise toxicology) was a co-author of a paper that attempts to limit the academic freedom of researchers to scrutinise the science of vaccination. This paper is titled ‘Public Health and the Necessary Limits of Academic Freedom?’ In this paper Jones attempts to argue that the scientific debate should be curtailed in consideration of possible adverse events to human health. This is exactly the opposite to the recognised norms of evidence-based medicine that require full scrutiny of the scientific literature by all stakeholders in order to protect human health.

 

A medical police state can only occur when there is a lack of transparency and accountability in government policies and in academic institutions. We are seeing this situation develop in Australia today with the suppression of the scientific debate on vaccination. UOW has breached its charter to promote expert opinions of vaccination on its website and to allow academic debate of this scientific issue by all stakeholders in the issue.   This is aided by the misconduct and fraudulent research that is occurring at the US CDC – the body that recommends vaccines for national vaccination programs. It is not the parents who are investigating these policies that are committing fraud and misconduct – it is our government bodies and national institutions. This is occurring as governments implement mandatory vaccination policies without justification in Australia.   Human health is at risk if universities are allowing lobby groups with vested interests in government policy to use their procedures to promote false information on vaccines to the public using the university logo.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Judy Wilyman Bachelor of Science, University of NSW Diploma of Education (Science), University of Wollongong Master of Science (Population Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong. PhD in The Science and Politics of the Australian Government’s Vaccination Program, UOW School of Social Science, Media and Communication (re-named the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry in 2014).   

Same sex marriage protesters take the fight up to Sydney’s homo epicentre

Protesters say there is a much broader, hidden agenda

More than 60 police officers descended on Darlinghurst, in central Sydney, as an anti-same-sex marriage rally was held in the city’s gay epicentre.

A crowd of about 20 people associated with the “straight lives matter” event at Green Park were outnumbered by counter-protesters, who tried to drown out the speeches with chants and horns.

Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, who is a leading voice in the “Yes” campaign, dismissed the rally in his electorate as a “distraction” and spent the day doorknocking with volunteers.

Nick Folkes, who organised the rally, denied the location — about 300m from Sydney’s famous Oxford Street strip — was significant.

Nick Folkes (centre) says he is exercising his right to free speech

“Some people have said it’s provocative but we’re just exercising our democratic right to freedom of speech and freedom of location,” he said.

“I have real concerns about not just being about gay marriage, but a much broader agenda.

“We’re acting within the boundaries of law. I do believe we’ve got a right to be there, just as gay people have a right to be anywhere in support of their cause.”

Mr Folkes was a driving force behind a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla Riots in 2015.

New South Wales Police said there were no incidents at the event.

Same-sex marriage debate has reached fever pitch in the past weeks, as postal survey voting forms continue to be distributed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Last weekend, a sign writer caused controversy by writing “Vote No” in the air three times over the Harbour City.

In Hobart, former prime minister Tony Abbott complained to police after allegedly being headbutted by someone wearing a “Yes” badge on Thursday night.

The alleged offender denied the incident had anything to do with same-sex marriage, stating: “I’m a lone anarchist that felt the need to headbutt Tony Abbott because I didn’t think it was an opportunity I’d get again”. from ABC

 

Vaccines unable to prevent flu deaths

Flu shots causing spontaneous abortions

AN EIGHT-year-old girl has died of the flu in Melbourne’s outer east.

The young girl died at the Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully on Friday.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the girl’s death this morning, but had not been aware of further serious cases of the flu at schools.

The Department of Education has been contacted.

Doctors admit flu vaccine is unable to protect health workers

Health Minister Jill Hennessy has urged Victorians to be alert to symptoms of the illness.

She told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell the death of the young girl was “one of the other very sad cases that we’ve seen this flu season”.

“We’re having a horrific flu season right up and down the entire eastern seaboard both in QLD and NSW and Victoria, Western Australia seems to be less affected than what we are but we know we’ve had double the number of people with flu – flu notifications,” she told 3AW.

“This is an influenza strain that is able to impact the young, the elderly, the well and the unwell and people should be really attentive to any symptoms of the flu that they might have.”

The state’s hospitals are under severe stress as they deal with a rise in the number of flu cases.

Elective surgeries have been cancelled at some hospitals, cubicles have been taken over in emergency departments and private hospitals have been used by public patients.

People with less severe illnesses are being urged to stay away from hospitals.

Mrs Hennessy said many health workers were also being impacted by the flu despite being vaccinated.

“We are dealing with a horror flu season and we’re not quite sure when and where it will finish,” Ms Hennessy told the radio station.

Young father Ben Ihlow died on his first Father’s Day two weeks ago.

The 30-year-old was supposed to spend the day with his wife Samantha and 10-month-old son Andrew, but died six days after complaining of a bug.

A reader sent us the latest news from the United States about spontaneous abortions:

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
World Mercury Project

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just published a seismic study linking spontaneous abortions in women to flu vaccines. The study reviewed data for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 flu seasons. Women vaccinated with the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) in the 2010-2011 season were 3.7 times
more likely to experience a spontaneous abortion within 28 days than
women not receiving the vaccine. Over the entire study period (2010 to
2012), the odds for a spontaneous abortion for vaccinated women were 2.0 times greater than for those women not receiving the flu vaccine. Both
figures showed a statistically significant increase in miscarriages when
women received their flu shot. Most alarmingly, in women who received the H1N1 vaccine in the previous flu season, the odds of spontaneous abortion in the 28 days after receiving a flu vaccine was 7.7 times greater.

 

Responsible citizen shoots 5.2m crocodile near Rockhampton

from the Guardian

A massive saltwater crocodile – said to be one of the biggest ever seen in Queensland – has been found shot dead in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton.

Police and state environmental officers are investigating after the 5.2-metre male reptile was found with a bullet in its head in the Fitzroy river in Rockhampton on Thursday.

The crocodile was taken to the nearby Koorana crocodile farm, where it will be buried once a necropsy is carried out. Farm owner John Leaver said a five-metre crocodile had not been caught in Queensland for 20 to 30 years.

A responsible shooter shot this large salt water croc performing a public duty. The ALP/LNP junta has combined forces to prevent a KAP bill being presented in State Parliament which will protect the public, livestock and animals from croc attack.

“There may have been some others shot in the wild that we don’t know about, but from my recollection, over the past three decades this would be the largest,” he said on Friday.

Leaver, who ran a crocodile removal service across the state for 20 years, said the largest one he ever caught was 4.95m in the late 1980s. “We caught that one up near Airlie beach [in Queensland],” he said.

Leaver said it was not unusual for a crocodile of that size to be found so far south. The farmer said Rockhampton locals used to shoot crocodiles “equal to that size” in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, before it was illegal.

It is believed the 5.2m reptile had been dead for a few days before a member of the public spotted it floating and notified environmental officers.

Leaver said the gunshot had caused a large hole in the top of the saltwater crocodile’s skull, suggesting the bullet came from a “fairly large-calibre rifle”.

“I would say that someone felt very threatened,” he said, when asked why he thought it had been shot.

Innisfail man charged with shooting a croc

A north Queensland man has been charged with killing and decapitating a crocodile to keep its skull as a trophy.

The crocodile skull was allegedly found during a raid of a home at Eubenangee, north of Innisfail in the state’s far north, on 1 June.

The environment and heritage protection department is still working to confirm if the crocodile skull came from the carcass of a four-metre crocodile that was found dead on a creek bed on a private property at Innisfail in April.

The man has been charged with a number of offences, including taking a protected animal, as well as weapons and drugs offences.

The maximum penalty for killing a crocodile without authorisation is $27,425.

The 60-year-old is due to face Innisfail magistrates court on 10 July.

Comment

Cairns News has been told by indigenous people of several large crocs living near the tip of Cape York that are more than 5.2 metres in length. The Mareeba crocodile farm has at least one croc measuring 5 metres in captivity. Aboriginal communities on both the east coast and west coast of Cape York report large crocodiles menacing their communities.

Recently a dog was grabbed on mudflats near Daintree. The owner was next to the dog when the 4.5m croc, camouflaged in mud, grabbed the unlucky canine and the lucky owner nearly had a heart attack.

We have had numerous reports of crocs that have been shot in the north over the past 12 months. The hopeless and stupefied LNP and ALP have thrown the people of the north to the crocs, by holding up the Katter’s Safer Waterways bill.  We say we don’t blame fed-up people shooting crocs. We also say the corporation has no power to prosecute a citizen.

It is a puerile argument to expect the understaffed, under-resourced and uncaring EPA to respond to a crocodile sighting or facilitate their removal, by any means.

Vaxxed producer banned from Australia on instructions of Big Pharma

By Jon Rappoport

Polly Tommey, producer of the famous documentary, Vaxxed, has been banned from Australia. If that sounds quite insane—it is.

Vaxxed has been screening across the world. It is an explosive revelation about egregious fraud at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The film focuses on the 2014 public confession of a long-time researcher at the CDC, William Thompson. Thompson admits that he and his colleagues committed a crime, by manipulating data to give the MMR vaccine a free pass, “proving” it had no connection to autism—when in fact, as Thompson states, the vaccine does raise the risk of autism in children.

Here are a few statements from the The Sydney Morning Herald’s report, headlined: “Anti-vaccination advocate ‘banned from Australia’ after documentary tour.”

“The producer Polly Tommey behind a controversial anti-vaccination film which has been touring Australia has been banned from returning to the country for three years, she claims.”

Producer of the controversial anti-vaccination film, Vaxxed, Polly Tommey, has been banned from entering Australia for three years by Borer Force at Adelaide airport, acting on the instructions of Liberal Health Minister Greg Hunt, who was no doubt acting on the instructions of Big Pharma and naturally the Australian Medical Association.

“Ms Tommey spearheaded a sold-out national roadshow of the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe organised by the Australian Vaccinations-Skeptics Network.”

“In a video, posted to Youtube on Tuesday, Ms Tommey claimed authorities seized her phone and copied her emails as she left Australian soil to continue the New Zealand leg of the film tour.”

“‘They (Australian Border Force) told me I was banned from Australia for three years and that I would be getting a letter to confirm this,’ Ms Toomey said.”

“A number of secret screenings of the documentary and Q& A sessions were hosted in Australia, including one last week at Village’s Crown casino cinemas in Southbank and another in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.”

I contacted Polly Tommey, and she sent me this statement, quickly typed on her phone as she was heading to New Zealand:

“After a very successful 2 week tour of Vaxxed in Australia with packed out venues including the Australian National University I went through passport control in Adelaide airport on route to New Zealand, I was traveling with Anu Vaidya, our social media director—he was allowed straight through (we are both on the same business visas and both do the same work, Q&As and stories from parents via social media) I was detained.”

“They took my phone and asked for my password which I gave them (I have nothing to hide) they screenshot emails between AVN [Australian Vaccinations-Skeptics Network] and Vaxxed. They grilled me on Vaxxed and who made money from the documentary, they asked me about Andy Wakefield [also involved in the film’s production].”

“They told me I was banned from Australia for 3 years and I would receive an email to explain in due course. They then gave me my phone back and let me board a plane to New Zealand.”

“Australia’s press did this, they promoted Vaxxed and our tour. We barely filled the venues before they wrote endless articles with quotes from health ministers saying how Vaxxed is dangerous lies. From that moment on the venues were packed with waiting lists, they are their own worst enemies.”

“I don’t need to go back to Australia, the people are strong and know what to do. They are as angry as the rest of the world at the death and destruction of our babies and loved ones.”

Doctors, medical bureaucrats, and government officials in Australia are foaming at the mouth, releasing statements against Vaxxed and warning how “dangerous” the film is, and how it should not be shown and seen.

These Orwellian lunatics want to cancel the public’s right to have access to information. “Don’t think, obey.”

Here is their strategy in a nutshell: they want to equate certain information with shouting fire in a crowded theater and, therefore, claim the right to free speech and free assembly is canceled.

Actually, and quite literally, they’re the ones shouting fire in a crowded theater. Because they want to empty the theaters.

The content of Vaxxed is all about exposing the lies of official science.

Toxic vaccination is destroying the brains of babies and children.

Whether you agree or disagree with that last statement, trying to outlaw conversation about it and intimidate people who want the conversation is sheer totalitarian madness.

Polly Tommey is a woman who stands for what she believes and puts everything on the line. She has delved deeply into the protected secrets of the medical establishment. She has emerged with a film brimming with knowledge.

In a half-sane world, she would be hailed as a hero.

Obviously, the customs agents who detained and questioned her, as she was leaving Australia, who told her she was banned from the country, were acting on behalf of higher-ups.

Those medical, political, and pharmaceutical higher-ups want silence.

From you.

They want you to shut up and close your eyes and march straight ahead into the future they are laying out for you.

A future ever more toxic.

Are you going to give in? Are you going to abandon your natural right to search for the truth? Are you going to suck on the teat of the State and thank your betters for the morsels they hand you?

Are you going to believe this surrender to the State has no danger?

Are you going to stop worrying and learn to love Big Brother?

Millions take to the streets in Italy opposing mandatory vaccines for kids

This video has many clips of massive street marches across Italy in July this year waging war against the Italian government and its implementation of the New World Order.

This video without doubt proves conclusively all of Australia’s major media organisations have colluded with the Liberal/Labor government to censor any anti-vaccination activities outside of Australia.

If any of our Australian readers have seen these demonstrations on any news bulletin please advise.

Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull have much to lose due to Lucy’s directorship of a large pharmaceutical company.

We will follow up the Italian campaign as soon as we contact our European correspondent.

A cancer cure the AMA won’t support – doctors can’t earn any money from it

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Australian delegates meet in Ottowa to unscramble encrypted internet

News Updates from CLG 03 July 2017

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US authorities tapped 3 mln phones in single wiretap order in 2016 | 01 July 2017 | It took US authorities a single wiretap order to intercept and record over 3 million phone calls and messages last year, the Wiretap Report 2016, published by the United States Courts, revealed. The intercepts were carried out over the course of two months by an undisclosed government agency, which applied for the wiretap order in late 2015, according to the report, brought to media attention by the ZDNet website.

NSA’s use of ‘traffic shaping’ allows unrestrained spying on Americans | 22 June 2017 | A new analysis of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden details a highly classified technique that allows the National Security Agency to “deliberately divert” US internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans. According to the new analysis, the NSA has clandestine means of “diverting portions of the river of internet traffic that travels on global communications cables,” which allows it to bypass protections put into place by Congress to prevent domestic surveillance on Americans. The new findings, published Thursday, follows a 2014 published paper, which theorized that the NSA, whose job it is to produce intelligence from overseas targets, was using a “traffic shaping” technique to route US internet data overseas so that it could be incidentally collected under the authority of a largely unknown executive order.

Australia to Seek Greater Powers on Encrypted Messaging at ‘Five Eyes’ Meeting | 25 June 2017 | Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network. The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of Ottawa next week, where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and border protection, two senior Australian ministers said. Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to do much more to give intelligence and law enforcement agencies access to encrypted communications.

‘Petya’ ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit – Snowden, security experts | 27 June 2017 | The Petya ransomw-re that spread across the globe Tuesday was made possible thanks to EternalBlue – a hacking tool used by the NSA to exploit a Windows vulnerability it left open for five years, Edward Snowden and security experts have said…”How many times does @NSAGov’s development of digital weapons have to result in harm to civil infrastructure before there is accountability?” Snowden tweeted. The NSA’s hacking team, Equation Group (or Tailored Access Operations), lost control of its trove of hacking exploits and, last August, a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers announced it had access to those tools.