The evidence continues to stack up in favor of President Trump on claims that he, and even Trump Tower were "wiretapped", well surveilled that is. Let's run through it real quick.
A previous Pulsar post examined Devin Nunes's initial confirmation of Trump transition members caught up in surveillance, their names unmasked, and disseminated throughout the intel agencies. Nunes also stated this had nothing to do with the Russia investigation. Michael Flynn ring any bells? His calls were caught up in surveillance, but his name was unmasked and the call transcript was leaked to the press.
Let's talk about Russia though, the DOJ under President Obama seemed concerned enough about Trump's Russia ties, a FISA warrant was granted to surveil a server in Trump Tower connected to a Russian bank. That was done in October 2016, after their initial request was denied, which was to monitor Trump and his adviser's communications back in June 2016. This is all according to RealClearPolitics.
The next real interesting piece we have is from InfoWars, with a headline that reads "Reminder: DOJ Finds Falsely Planted Malwar at Trump Tower to Mimic Ties to Russia". The article cited Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon, which also reported on this, who said this: "It wasn't very well reported, the Department of Justice revealed just last week that in fact some of these ties that they had witnessed between Trump Tower servers and Russian entities in fact, were stooged". Kredo's statements came from a One America News Network interview.
Kredo went on to say "What that mean is that there was malware on some of these computers that were mimicking contact between these entities...". This just goes to show there was some sort of sabotage the Trump campaign, and eventually the Trump transition.
Here's the video from Washington Free Beacon to watch for yourself:
This information is slowly coming out, really due to the "investigations" ongoing with the FBI and NSA. Like Kredo stated in the video, we're going to get a much better picture as more evidence starts to come out.
Remember, the Obama admin and agencies under him thought Hillary was going to win and that they'd never be caught. There is a reason Obama eased the rules of agencies sharing information with each other during his final days.
Remember Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News being suspended? Yeah, that happened due to his March 16th column, where he claimed sources told him that the British intelligence agency called Government Communications Headquarters most likely gave Obama admin. transcripts of Trump's calls. Napolitano went back to work on 3/29, and he still stands by his claims! This is all according to The Daily Caller.
Finally that brings us to a segment on MSNBC, where a former Obama official spilled the beans on the whole surveillance story. Evelyn Farkas, the deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, revealed there was a "rush to get intelligence on Trump team". That is all according to Fox News.
In that same Fox News article there was a video of the segment from Global News on YouTube (Start video at 2:25):
It's no question, there was something going on with the Obama administration and his agencies spying on Trump, Trump Tower servers, and Trump advisers. There is more evidence to support Obama era surveillance on Trump than Trump and Russia colluding together. Reminder that zero evidence exists that Russia altered the election.
There is a reason Adam Schiff, and other democrats, want House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from investigations and even resign. It almost seems like they know the jig is up and they're on the verge of getting caught. Nunes seems to be on the verge of solving the case.
Elon Musk + Brains = Neuralink
Elon Musk is known for his electric cars, space company, and soon to be known for connecting our brains with computers. Musk is starting a cranial computer company called Neuralink.
Neuralink will focus on creating cranial computers, which are small electrodes implanted in ones brain by means of brain surgery according to USA Today. The electrodes could be used to treat brain disorders, depression, and could one day enhance brain function, all according to Los Angeles Times.
Here's a video from CNBC to better explain:
An interesting headline came across earlier from Engadget titled "Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain". Now as of now it'll be AI lite, but in the future Neuralink can certainly open the door for a completely AI enhanced brain. It could be like the "Limitless" pill in a way, but in a more 80's futuristic movie type of way.
According to that same Engadget article mentioned above, Neuralink is registered as a medical research company. Whatever it's registered as, this company has an amazing opportunity here, and maybe one day diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia will be done for.
Of course this will open the door for brand new, and far more deadly, cyber threats and the technology could be stolen and/or copied by the wrong people who will use it for the wrong purpose. Hell you never know, the US military and "deep state" could already have or be working on this technology.
At any rate, Elon Musk continues to be the visionary he is with his "do it" attitude, and he's already helped change the world. Also let's not forget, his company SpaceX picked up the slack when NASA's funds were slashed under Obama. Neuralink won't be the last company Musk launches, but it could be the best one he ever launched.
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Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has confirmed that members of the Trump transition team and possibly President Trump himself were caught up in surveillance. Nunes stated it appears to have been "incidental", but some names were "unmasked" in intelligence reports.
This news is coming to us just days after the InfoWars report on the NSA's Project Dragnet which had Trump, Trump family, Trump employees, and numerous addresses included in the mass surveillance from 2004 to 2009. According to Fox News, Trump's transition team was "caught-up" in surveillance coincidentally from November to January.
This revelation throws a large wrench in the small tire of the critics of the President's "wiretapping" claim. Nunes wasted no time personally notifying President Trump at the White House, and according to Politico, President Trump feels "somewhat vindicated".
Here's a video from Fox News on what David Nunes had to say:
A few things to point out here. One, what Nunes read had to be such a bombshell he literally wasted zero time on getting this information straight to the President. Two, it left the top ranking democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, clearly upset with Nunes for not bringing the information to the committee first.
Let's stick with two real quick, why would Schiff be upset with Nunes? It's not that Nunes is a republican, it's because Schiff and others couldn't pressure Nunes on keeping this silent, at least for the time being. Maybe Nunes knew that as well, and wanted to make sure President Trump saw what he saw. Schiff isn't the only one, leftists from Congress to the media are upset.
Alright, number three here is according to Grabien News where the FBI is not cooperating with the House Intelligence Committee, but the NSA is. That seems a bit fishy, does it not?
We more than likely can expect more to come out on this, and with this bombshell it looks as if Trump is going to be the right one on all this. This "incidental" surveillance of the Trump transition team happened on Obama's watch.
Nunes did say the surveillance appears to be legal and it looks to have been approved by a FISA court, but the unmasking of the names of Trump associates, and maybe Trump himself, which is not legal. Nunes was concerned also because the intel reports "ended up in reporting channels and was widely disseminated" according to Fox News.
At the end of the day this is not good for our country and should raise concern over the "deep state", and the efforts of democrats and Trump opponents to take down President Trump. Stay tuned because the tide is turning.
Released last night via InfoWars and posted on Drudge Report for the past 24 hours, NSA documents proving surveillance on Donald Trump for at least five years. All information cited below will be from that InfoWars article.
Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Maricopa Country in Arizona, and the chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse Michael Zullo have came across many documents showing that Donald Trump was under NSA surveillance from 2004-2009.
Project Dragnet was electronic surveillance of U.S citizens which really came to light thanks to Edward Snowden in 2013, but just now have documents came to light about Trump being surveilled.
Arpaio and Zullo have found information that has multiple Trump addresses, family members, and Trump employees that were all placed under electronic surveillance. Including Trump Tower, a total of 18 businesses, hotels, and casinos were targeted in Project Dragnet.
Family members include, but may not be limited to, Ivanka and the article cited a former wife of President Trump, one could maybe guess Marla Maples.
Now you're probably sitting there thinking that this was a while ago and is done and over with. It started in 2004 with the Bush Administration and it appears in 2009 the Obama Administration pulled the plug on it, goes to show how squeaky clean Trump and his organization really are.
This is also goes to show that if at one point Trump was under surveillance, what could stop him from being placed under surveillance again? It took until 2013 for Dragnet, and many other illegal NSA projects, to be spotlighted. The technology and methods are still there and have probably only gotten better.
So what does this prove? It proves at one point Trump was surveilled by the NSA, so what makes you think he wasn't prone to any more surveillance? Is it just a coincidence that multiple media outlets like The New York Times reported on "wiretapping" and "surveillance" of Trump and Trump aides?
Yeah the Obama Administration may have ended his 2004-2009 surveillance, but someone somewhere could have opened that back up, obviously the media knows about something.
Here's the full report from Alex Jones:
Say what you want about Alex Jones, but he is the farthest from "Fake News" you can get, he really speaks truth. Watch his show for yourself and do some research.
Interestingly, this all came out on the eve of FBI director Comey and NSA director Rogers House Intelligence Committee hearing. In this hearing Comey and Rogers stated there is no evidence of Trump and Russia collusion, but the investigation is still "on going".
Comey then stated that there isn't any evidence that Trump Tower was "wiretapped" by the Obama administration, but there is still an investigation into it. So how can there be an on-going investigation into "wiretapping" or "surveillance" of President Trump and Trump Tower, but no evidence that anything occurred?
Here's a video of Comey's statements on this per Fox 10 Phoenix:
What makes this all more spooky is that with there being a leaker, or leakers, leaking information throughout federal agencies, that just so happened got their restrictions on sharing information loosened up by President Obama. Transcripts of Former National Security Secretary Michael Flynn phone calls with the Russian Ambassador were leaked to the media by someone who had connections with someone who has access to surveillance information. Comey would not answer if he briefed President Obama on Flynn's phone call with the Russian Ambassador (call occurred during Trump transition period).
This is all pretty serious and spooky stuff.
A warrant was granted to surveil a server in Trump Tower that was connected to a Russian bank, but that was all squeaky clean, from the warrant to the business going on with Trump Tower and that Russian bank. There was a FISA warrant request on Trump aides that was supposedly denied, but then it with Project Dragnet being out there, did the "deep state" just go under the radar of the courts and Congress? Someone under the order of someone in the Obama Administration had to carry out this surveillance, unless persons in the intel agencies went rogue.
The President has every right to be concerned, though he should have waited and pinpointed his accusations, but is doing the right thing by letting Congress solve the problem while he can run the country. Project Dragnet can help add fuel to President Trump's claim, but evidence from 2015-2016 is going to be needed to solidify his claims and solve the case.
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Present, Future, and "I, Robot"
"I, Robot", a movie from 2004 set in the year 2035 where humans and robots coexist, but the humanoid robots are really just assistants and labor workers for humans. These robots run on an AI supercomputer called V.I.K.I, but all it took is for V.I.K.I to become self aware and turn the robots on the humans, much like "Terminator" with SkyNet, but with a bit less violence.
The year is 2017 and we are not yet at the point where we have AI mastered enough to create robots like those in "I, Robot" and "Terminator", but we are getting very close. The point is, we'll more than likely see robots like those in "I, Robot" before the year of the movie, 2035. The way the technology is going in AI and robotics, we could see mass produced AI equipped robot assistants as early as 2025.
This decade has been huge not just for robotics, but artificial intelligence. We're perfecting it more and more every year, and some people like Stephen Hawking believe that may not be a good thing. AI is very beneficial, and having robotic assistants and workers would make life much easier for humans, but you have to contain the AI.
Companies, developers, and the military needs to know when to say "enough is enough", and we've gone too far, which is very hard for all mentioned to do so. The military needs to make sure they prevent the "Terminator" scenario, and you can be sure there will be those in the military that understands this stuff and advises against it. However, the military can do some serious damage and have extreme tactical advantage with the right AI and robotics.
We're 18 years from 2035, and we are in the process of mastering AI and laying the ground work for robot assistants and workers. The trend of these technologies, along with the constant advancement in technology, it's hard to believe that it'll take 18 years or longer to achieve an "I, Robot" type of life.
Here's a video from Engadget to show where we're at with "domestic robots":
It seems as if for the everyday person, companies are focusing on smaller robots for now. You won't find the humanoid looking robots unless you go to independent makers, sex-robot makers, or somewhere in a US military research facility. The US Marines have unveiled a much scarier "dog looking" robot though, so the humanoids/cyborgs shouldn't be far behind.
Here's a cool video from Bloomberg about quite possibly the most "life-like" robot ever built:
"Erica", the robot's name, is a bit creepy, and her creator seems a little creepy himself, but both are very smart. Erica is a perfect example of future robots, now they may not all come with a gender, but you get the idea, humanoid robots.
Once it is cheaper and easier to make smart humanoid robots, they'll soon be mass produced and enter our daily lives in one way or another. Fast food chains are looking into this technology, one chain has a robot flipping burgers at a restaurant.
The possibilities and opportunities are countless when it comes to robots and AI. We're only going to increase our research and money into creating robots and perfecting AI, we just need to know when to stop. AI has the potential to benefit humans, give robots AI, human civilization can be more efficient and easier.
We must listen to scientists, like Hawking, when it comes to this stuff; don't over militarize the technology and do not make them too smart and/or capable of learning too much, it could be the end of the world if we do. Robots could easily deceive us and use their "brain" to benefit themselves.
2025, if all goes as well, we should have a similar life, regarding robots and AI, to "I, Robot" a good 10 years before 2035.
YouTube TV: Coming Soon
Internet streaming TV is becoming the new norm in America, a norm the cable companies hoped was just a fad. There are plenty of players already in the game of Internet TV with those being: DISH Network's Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, and Verizon is flirting with the idea. YouTube, well Google, is entering a sprouting market here, but with a name like YouTube, gaining users shouldn't be a problem.
YouTube TV will be 1 flat price of $35/month for up to 6 accounts, and even will have unlimited DVR storage according to YouTube. YouTube TV will consist of at least 40 channels including ESPN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, FSN1, FOX News & FOX Business, and local channels per USA Today.
Here's a video from CNBC to explain further:
One big thing Google will benefit from is advertising, launching this Internet TV service will greatly increase their ad revenue. If YouTube TV proves a success within a year or two, expect Google to expand this service by adding more networks and creating original content.
Launching a TV service makes sense for YouTube, they are a video and broadcasting website, so why not sell subscription based television? To make this a real success, YouTube needs to use their brand to attract users, but also appeal to cord cutters, and use great Google advertising for showing off why YouTube TV is better than the rest. Users and ads will make or break this service.
YouTube TV could create an open for YouTube stars and popular YouTube channels to compete for and create original content for YouTube TV. Very big opportunities that traditional satellite and cable companies don't have.
This just reinforces the argument of the cord cutting norm, the industry is starting to lean in this direction. Once a couple larger names enter the arena, maybe Verizon and Comcast, traditional cable and satellite packages may be a thing of the past. First things first, we'll need far better Internet speeds and network infrastructure to make Internet TV king, but the trend is surely gaining steam.
YouTube TV is not yet for sale, but it'll be very interesting to see the reaction and reviews when it does. In the meantime, let's see if any other cable, ISPs, or media companies release an Internet TV plan of their own.
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WikiLeaks: Vault7 "Year Zero"
Today WikiLeaks came through with potentially the biggest intelligence leak ever. Vault7 is the name of this series of leaks, and today's leaks being the first of many, the first part called "Year Zero". All this according to a press release from WikiLeaks.
"Year Zero" has already shown some pretty stunning revelations into CIA surveillance, and not just internationally, but here at home. For some, this may be no surprise because of how shady the CIA, NSA, and other federal intel agencies operate, but to others this may be more frightening than surprising.
Here is quick run down of the leaks per Fox News:
The information about to be presented here is per WikiLeaks Vault7.
Alright, per the leaks, the CIA can monitor us on almost any device that can connect to the Internet. The CIA uses malware and buys off software from companies to keep them "open" for hacking.
iPhones, iPads, Androids, smart TVs, computers, and some of the apps the run on them can be hacked into, controlled, and monitored by the CIA. The CIA infects devices with malware that gives them control of the targeted device. All computer operating systems can and probably have been hacked by the CIA using these malware attacks.
The CIA is able to code these malware programs and other hacking software where they can't be traced or picked up by anti-virus, and as well as using encryption. Basically the CIA has their tracks covered when carrying out these attacks. The leaks also claim that the CIA has lost control of these hacking programs.
The leaks also revealed that the CIA has the technology to hack into and control vehicles, claiming nearly undetectable assassinations could be carried out. This piece of information was also reported on by Mirror, and it's said that since October 2014 the CIA was looking into technology and methods into hacking and controlling modern day vehicle control systems.
The vehicle hacking revelations have stirred the pot on a conspiracy that journalist Michael Hastings was murdered by the CIA/FBI. Hastings was a big Obama administration critic and posted a piece on BuzzFeed titled "Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans" right before his fiery car crash that killed him, according to Heavy.
According to Inquisitor, WikiLeaks posted that before Hastings death, Hastings believed he was under FBI investigation, and was on to a big story. WikiLeaks also tweeted this:
Also according to Inquisitor, Hastings was doing a profile on CIA director John Brennan, and previously due to Hastings reporting General Stanley McChrystal was fired as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. The information released in Vault7 certainly can make one think when looking at the Hastings case.
Of course you're probably asking yourself, " how legit is this?" Well a very good person to confirm the legitimacy is Edward Snowden. According to Washington Examiner Snowden said the WikiLeaks dump "looks authentic". Snowden was very active on Twitter today talking about Vault7 and backing up the leaks. One tweet should reassure some skeptics:
It's pretty tough to disagree with Edward Snowden and to even say the WikiLeaks dump is phony after all WikiLeaks has put out before. This should be raising some serious alarm bells in each branch of government, business, and private US citizens. The people of the United States deserve answers and shall demand the end of this surveillance state.
Congress, the Department of Justice, and The White House need to investigate the CIA, NSA, and FBI on all possible claims of illegal surveillance against the American people by infecting products of private business. This is unacceptable as it is shocking, very Orwellian. Though, we shouldn't really be to surprised since there has been many stories and investigations on the NSA for mass collecting data of US citizens and companies, so if you've been paying attention, this is just more of the obvious.
It's perfectly clear, the Internet of Things are vulnerable to cyberattacks from anybody, and companies need to realize this and get their software and hardware protected immediately. We are connecting more and more devices of all shapes and sizes to the Internet each day and there is no end in sight. This is just unchecked government agencies abusing their power via widely available, widely used technology using their classified software and methods. Not good for liberty, not good for America.
We'll end it on a clip from MSNBC of former CIA director Michael Hayden, who seems a bit shook about Vault7: