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    NSO Group has blocked the use of its Pegasus spyware by some governments, as reported by NPR. The Israeli company is investigating the misuse of its spyware, which was allegedly used to spy on thousands of people, the Guardian and the Washington Post revealed on July 19. The decision of NSO It happens hours after Israeli authorities accessed their headquarters following allegations of spying on the software. The company maintains that the persons named in the different media they weren’t targets of Pegasus. Even so, and after an internal investigation, they have vetoed the use of their spyware to some government clients. “We are investigating several of our clients and have suspended some temporarily,” they confirmed. Yes, they do not mention which ones have been blocked, given that Israeli defense regulations prohibit it. It is not the first time NSO Group blocks the access of Pegasus to his clients. The Israeli firm has confirmed that in recent years the software five government agencies have been suspended. Among them, those belonging to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates or some...
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former CIA officer accused of spying for China is asking for a mental competency evaluation after telling his attorney he believes he is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and is having trouble remembering things. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, a former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI, was arrested last year after an undercover operation in which prosecutors say he accepted thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for his past espionage activities. He told a law enforcement officer who was posing as a Chinese intelligence officer that he wanted to see the “motherland” succeed and that he was eager to resume helping China after the coronavirus pandemic subsided, prosecutors said. Ma’s court-appointed attorney, Birney Bervar, said Thursday that he felt compelled to file a motion for a mental competency evaluation after meeting with Ma a couple of weeks ago. “Ma said he just can’t remember things and that he believes it impairs his ability to assist properly in his defense,” the motion said. Bervar’s motion also noted that...
    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he will seek additional details on alleged NSA spying on Tucker Carlson from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. Rubio, who is the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, will send a letter to Haines to push for more information regarding the allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson, according to The Record. The Director of National Intelligence serves as the leader and oversight of the Intelligence Community, which compromises 17 intelligence agencies, including the CIA, NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). ”If there’s no information, then tell us that. Ultimately it’s a very delicate issue because there are things that are classified and they control classification, we don’t. We can’t declassify something or reveal it,” Rubio told the outlet, while adding the episode is ”undermining the intelligence community.” NEW: @marcorubio, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, is seeking additional details from @ODNIgov on Tucker Carlson’s spying accusationshttps://t.co/KO1cDN4dPw On @TheRecord_Media — Martin Matishak (@martinmatishak) July 29, 2021 ...
    YOUR BOSS could be spying on you while you are working from home, track your movements and even check your search history, a study claims. With millions of people working from home during the pandemic, it makes sense for businesses to want to monitor their employee's productivity. 2Companies could be able to watch while you work from homeCredit: Alamy And data from a YouGov study reveals that one in five companies are already considering or have started using software to remotely check their staff and their productivity levels. Further analysis from  StandOut CV suggests that the software can enable employers to track your browsing history and GPS, take screenshots of your screen and even record audio and video from your computer. According to the survey 94 per cent of the businesses track their employee's time and work through self-reporting or another way. A further 75 per cent of large employers are taking screengrabs or screenshots of their employee's devices. However the study shows just 59 per cent of businesses report on keyboard and mouse movements. Additionally, one in five...
    BRITNEY Spears' sister Jamie Lynn's husband Jamie Watson appears to have been caught spying on the singer's Instagram. Eagle-eyed fans spotted Jamie checking out a recent cryptic post Britney shared, in a photo that Jamie Lynn posted on social media. 5Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn's husband Jamie Watson appears to have been caught spying on the singer's InstagramCredit: jamielynnspears/Instagram 5Jamie seems to have been looking at this book excerpt Britney shared on SundayCredit: Instagram In the incriminating photo, Jamie Lynne, 30, posed in a bikini in a hotel room at The Ritz Carlton next to her husband. He was seen looking intently at his phone while sitting at a desk and super-fans claimed the post on his phone was one of Britney's. The Crazy hitmaker, 39, posted an excerpt from a book that read: "Kindness. Do you know what really turns me on? "What I find incredibly sexy? Kindness." 'EMBARRASSING' Britney shared the photo on Sunday and it is sandwiched between two raunchy topless snaps she posted. Jamie's social media blunder spread quickly on...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around 1,000 protesters in Hungary’s capital on Monday demanded answers to allegations that the country’s right-wing government used powerful spyware to secretly monitor critical journalists, lawyers and business figures. The protest march, which departed from a building that housed the secret police of Hungary’s communist and fascist regimes in the 20th century, came more than a week after a global investigation suggested that the digital devices of around 300 individuals had been targeted by the spyware in the Central European country — including at least 10 lawyers and five journalists. “This scandal shows we cannot talk about the rule of law anymore in Hungary,” said Anna Donath, a Hungarian lawmaker in the European Union’s legislature who attended the demonstration. “Our demand is the resignation of the government.” The Pegasus malware, produced by Israeli hacker-for-hire outfit NSO Group, infiltrates phones to collect personal data and location information, and can surreptitiously control the smartphone’s microphones and cameras. In the case of journalists, hackers can spy on reporters’ communications with sources. Since the publication of the investigation’s...
    SOME 50,000 phones and devices were potentially infected with malware from the infamous hacking firm NSO Group - here's how to find out if yours was affected. After it was revealed that Pegasus, a malicious program created by the Israeli NSO Group, was used to spy on residents of a number of countries secretly, many have come to suspect their phones are infected. 2There's a way to find out if your phone has Pegasus malwareCredit: Getty - Contributor Pegasus allows the user to control one's smartphone, secretly read messages and other correspondence, wiretap phone conversations, view photos and videos, and more. Many antiviruses cannot detect Pegasus due to the malware exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities that are currently unknown to developers of operating systems and antivirus applications. But fear not, because if you suspect your device has some potential malware, you can check it for free. Amnesty International has developed a new tool called the Mobile Verification Toolkit on MVT, with a source code available on GitHub. However, given the app's tech-forward uses, and its need for those affected, it is recommended...
    (CNN)A National Security Agency review of its intercepts did not find any evidence that Fox News host Tucker Carlson's communications were intercepted by the NSA, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.Carlson had claimed that the agency was spying on him and planned to leak his communications to take him off air. One of the sources said that Carlson's name was picked up in third-party communications and his identity was unmasked, meaning others mentioned him in their communications. In the NSA foreign intelligence reports, the names of Americans are redacted, or "masked." Certain authorized US officials have the authority to request the names of those individuals if they have a justifiable reason. The Record first reported this story.The NSA declined to comment on Saturday. Last month, when the accusations were made, the NSA tweeted a statement indicating the Fox host's claim "is untrue."Read More"Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air," the statement said."For the NSA to unmask Tucker...
    The National Security Agency (NSA) has found no evidence to support Tucker Carlson's claims he was being spied on by the agency, according to a report. Two sources told cybersecurity news outlet The Record that a review has confirmed the NSA did not target the Fox News host's communications but that he was 'unmasked' after being mentioned in communications between third parties.  Carlson made the bombshell accusation that the security agency was spying on him and reading his emails in an effort to take him off the air on his show back on June 28. He later said he had been trying to arrange an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the time of the alleged spying and that he learned about it when he was approached by someone at a funeral in Washington DC. The National Security Agency (NSA) has found no evidence to support Tucker Carlson's claims he was being spied on by the agency, according to a report. Carlson on his show where he first accused the NSA of spying on him The review found that Carlson's communications were neither...
    The National Security Agency (NSA) under the Biden administration allegedly unmasked Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson’s identity, according to a Friday report by The Record. According to the report, the NSA admitted that Carlson’s name was unmasked after it was mentioned by a third party during intelligence gathering. The NSA now admits that it “unmasked” Tucker’s identity after an intelligence intercept. Plus: the tyrants at Facebook confirm that they have been censoring this show. pic.twitter.com/AeYbQzNWLI — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 24, 2021 “The NSA has just completed its internal review of the matter,” Fox News host Brit Hume said. “The NSA now admits that it unmasked Tucker’s identity after an intelligence intercept. By law, the identities of American citizens are concealed when they’re caught up during foreign intelligence gathering. They can only be unmasked in extraordinary circumstances.” (RELATED: It Increasingly Looks Like Tucker Carlson’s Private Emails Were Leaked To The Media By The Government) Fox News called the unmasking of Carlson “entirely unacceptable.” “For the NSA to unmask Tucker Carlson or any journalist attempting to...
    Last month, Tucker Carlson told his Fox News audience that the National Security Agency had been monitoring his communications “in an attempt to take this show off the air.” He said that a “whistleblower… who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails. There’s no other possible source for that information, period.” Now, The Record has reported, “The NSA has found no evidence to support Tucker Carlson’s accusations that the agency had been spying on him in an effort to knock his show off the air,” according to two sources the outlet spoke with. What the NSA did find was that Carlson had been mentioned by third parties in their communications, and that his name was revealed through “unmasking,” whereby qualified government officials may request the divulgence of the identities of U.S. citizens who are mentioned in intelligence reports. The sources would not disclose the third parties in whose communications Carlson’s name was mentioned. The day after...
    CHINESE hackers could be hacking into your computer while you work from home — and use it as a back door to steal your company’s secrets.  Beijing’s cyber henchmen are said to be exploiting the Covid pandemic that began in its own country to rinse the West of its valuable know-how. 4China state hackers are said to be targeting routers of people working from home The sinister warning comes from the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) which discovered China state hackers are targeting home routers as part of a massive cyber theft blitz to steal ideas they can then rip off. It comes as MI5's top boss will warn Britons to be on their guard about spying and hostile state attacks from the likes of China and Russia in the same way they are about terrorism. ANSSI said the Chinese hacking group — known in security circles as APT31 — is targeting less secure household routers used by staff working from home as a way of breaking into their employers. The agency warned: "[We] are currently handling a large...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man is accused of secretly recording two female roommates with hidden cameras inside their bedroom and bathroom. The district attorney’s office says 57-year-old Thomas Tamborski faces 36 counts of unlawful surveillance. READ MORE: Fully Self-Driving Cars Being Tested On Streets Of New York City According to his indictment, he planted several cameras in a spare bedroom he rented to the victims and a shared bathroom. The incidents took place at an apartment building on Franklin Street in Greenpoint, where Tamborski was also the superintendent. He allegedly recorded a 33-year-old woman back in December 2018, and then a 24-year-old between Dec. 2020 and Jan. 2021. READ MORE: NYC Homecoming Week To Feature Daily Concerts Across 5 Boroughs, Capping Off With Central Park Show Authorities said the latest victim suspected someone was going into her bedroom without permission, so she installed a security camera. When she reviewed the footage, she noticed an infrared light, which appeared to be a hidden camera. Police found several items that either contained or were capable of containing a recording device, including...
    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli went on trial for a second time Wednesday on charges that he tapped the phones of opponents and journalists. Martinelli, 69, was acquitted of similar charges in 2019, and was dismissive of Wednesday’s proceedings as well. Noting his supermarket chain is celebrating its 35th anniversary and generates more employment and pays more taxes than any other business in Panama, he said: “I should be there working instead of attending a political trial that was already decided.” Martinelli, who governed Panama from 2009 to 2014, entered the court using a walker for stability after having back surgery last month and wearing a face mask. In August 2019, he was acquitted on espionage and embezzlement charges and released from custody. The court found that prosecutors had violated due process after a five-month trial. The court also criticized the prosecution’s evidence. But the government won on appeal, arguing there were sufficient elements for a new trial. As president, Martinelli allegedly spent millions of dollars on sophisticated spying equipment from Israel. Prosecutors say he intercepted...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people. The government says the law aims to protect children, but many have criticized it as an attack on LGBT rights. In a video posted on Facebook Wednesday, Prime Minster Viktor Orban said the referendum was necessary to counter strong opposition to the measures by the EU, which he said had “abused its power” by launching legal action against Hungary over the law. “Brussels has clearly attacked Hungary in recent weeks due to its child protection law,” Orban said. “When the pressure against our homeland is so strong, only the common will of the people can defend Hungary.” Orban has remained defiant on the issue, even as he faces increasing scrutiny at home and abroad over democratic backsliding and allegations of spying. The law passed last month by Hungary’s parliament bans the depiction of homosexuality or gender reassignment to minors in school education programs and media content. ...
    Emmanuel Macron's phone number was among potential targets of a huge international spying operation, it was revealed last night. The French president is among 50,000 politicians, journalists and human rights activists around the world said to have been identified as 'people of interest' by clients of Israeli firm NSO, developer of a surveillance system called Pegasus. The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating suspected widespread use of Pegasus spyware and an official in the president's office said: 'If this is proven, it is clearly very serious.' Investigator Laurent Richard said on French TV: 'We found these numbers but we obviously couldn't do a technical analysis of Emmanuel Macron's phone to determine if it had been infected with a spying device.' Other leaders on the list that emerged include South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.  President Imran Khan of Pakistan was also among potential targets found on a list of numbers leaked to Amnesty and the Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories. Last night the NSO Group denied that it had ever maintained 'a list of potential,...
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    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists. The session was disrupted repeatedly as opposition lawmakers shouted slogans against Modi’s government and demanded an investigation into how the spyware, known as Pegasus, was used in India. “This is a national security threat,” an opposition Congress party official, Kapil Sibal, said at a news conference. The protests came after an investigation by a global media consortium was published on Sunday. Based on leaked targeting data, the findings provided evidence that the spyware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, was used to allegedly infiltrate devices belonging to a range of targets, including journalists, activists and political opponents in 50 countries. In India, the list of potential surveillance targets included senior Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, at least 40 journalists, a veteran election strategist critical of Modi and a top virologist, according to the investigation. Newly appointed information technology minister Ashwani Vaishnaw dismissed the...
    07/20/2021 at 09:41 CEST SPORT.es China has criticized “unfounded” claims that it carried out a major cyberattack against tech giant Microsoft. A group of Western countries accused China of hacking Microsoft Exchange, a popular email platform used by companies around the world. The joint statement accused the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) of undermining global stability and security. China has always maintained that it opposes all forms of cybercrime. On Monday, New Zealand joined the group of countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, in blaming Chinese state-sponsored actors for “malicious cyber activity” in the country, including the Microsoft attack. The Chinese embassy in Wellington called the accusations “unfounded and irresponsible.” “The Chinese government is a strong advocate of cybersecurity“he declared in a statement published by the embassy in response to a question from journalists.
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Casablanca court on Monday convicted prominent journalist and activist Omar Radi on charges of espionage and sexual assault and sentenced him to six years in prison. His colleague, Imad Stitou, was convicted of “participation in rape” and sentenced to 12 months in prison, with six months suspended. Radi, an investigative journalist jailed since his arrest in July 2020, has denied any wrongdoing. Rights groups say the charges against Radi were politically motivated, and his case has raised concerns about media freedoms in Morocco. Radi was the subject of an Amnesty International report in June 2020 that said Moroccan authorities had unlawfully spied on the journalist through his phone by using sophisticated surveillance software. The Moroccan government disputed the claim. Radi was among 189 journalists around the world identified as being on a list of allegedly targeted clients of Israeli-based NSO Group, a hacker-for-hire using military-grade malware for potential spying on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, a global media consortium reported this week. The Paris-based journalism non-profit Forbidden Stories and the human...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Hungary’s parliament have demanded an inquiry into findings by an international investigation that the country’s right-wing government used powerful malware to spy on critical journalists, politicians and business figures. The investigation by a global media consortium suggested that military-grade spyware from Israel-based NSO Group, an infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, was used in Hungary to infiltrate the digital devices of a range of targets — including at least 10 lawyers, one opposition politician and at least five journalists. The results of the investigation, headed by the French nonprofit journalism organization Forbidden Stories, were published Sunday, prompting three members of Hungary’s parliamentary national security committee to call for an emergency session to question government agencies on their potential involvement in the spying. Janos Stummer, the committee’s chairman and a lawmaker from the right-wing opposition party Jobbik, told The Associated Press that the surveillance described by the investigation is “not permissible in a state governed by the rule of law.” The committee will question Hungary’s national security and intelligence agencies on the allegations, he...
    President Biden said social media platforms such as Facebook were 'killing people' as the White House on Friday doubled down on the danger of COVID-19 misinformation. He spoke to reporters minutes after the issue dominated a White House press briefing, with reporters asking whether the administration was spying on American citizens by flagging misleading, dangerous information. As he left for a weekend at Camp David, Biden was asked if he had a message for social media companies like Facebook.  'They’re killing people. I mean it really,' he said. 'Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated.  'And they’re killing people.' President Biden told reporters social media companies were killing people with the spread of misinformation. 'Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated,' he said as he left the White House on Friday afternoon for a weekend at Camp David Biden and the White House defended its actions after it emerged that officials were flagging 'problematic'  messages on Facebook. Critics said they were breaching the First Amendment Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, was...
    His Fraudulency Joe Biden has so bungled the vaccine roll-out, the White House is turning to coercion and spying. Earlier this year, Biden stood before the public and announced a goal. By July 4, he said, at least 70 percent of all U.S. adults will have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. On Sunday, July 4, according to the CDC, the number was 67 percent, which is pretty darn close. Nevertheless, the White House, the media, and people like Dr. Anthony Fauci are freaking out. Freaking out, and yet, according to Jeff Zients, the White House COVID [Chinese coronavirus] Response Coordinator: “We’ve made a lot of progress, I think more progress, it’s fair to say, than anyone had expected, with 2 out of 3 Americans now with at least one shot of vaccine and importantly, close to 90% of those 65 years and older with one shot and close to 80% fully vaccinated.” He added, “That’s particularly important because we started the vaccination campaign focused on the most vulnerable.” So, at least from my vantage point, things look pretty...
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    Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonTrump, DeSantis lead CPAC straw poll The Memo: Biden and Democrats face dilemma on vaccine mandates Tucker Carlson says he was pursuing Putin interview around time of spying claims MORE is reportedly "furious" with Fox News executives for not "backing him up" over his allegations the National Security Agency (NSA) was spying on him. "Tensions are sky high," a source familiar with the matter told CNN in a report published on Monday. According to another source, Carlson has "always had tension with" the higher ups at Fox, but in light of his recent claims he is "extra pissed." However, the popular primetime host denied the claims that he is upset with Fox management in texts to CNN. "I'm not mad at anyone at Fox," Carlson wrote. "If I was, I'd say so. I'm mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a loathsome person you are. Please print that." Citing someone he referred to as a "whistleblower from within the U.S. government," Carlson claimed in June that he and his show's producers had been informed that the NSA was “monitoring our electronic...
    Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson ripped CNN Monday amid the network’s attempt to exploit claims the National Security Agency (NSA) unmasked Carlson and leaked his communications to the media while seeking an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I’m not mad at anyone at Fox,” he retorted to CNN when the network reached out for comment. “If I was, I’d say so. I’m mad at you for lying relentlessly,” Carlson said. “What a loathsome person you are. Please print that.” CNN reported “sources” at Fox News said Carlson was “furious” with management for “not backing him up” on the claims the NSA is spying on the host. “Tensions are sky high,” the alleged person purportedly told CNN. “Another source pointed out that Carlson has ‘always had tension with’ management, but said right now he’s ‘extra pissed,'” CNN continued. CNN drumming up conflict comes after Tucker Carlson wrote that “Late this spring, I contacted a couple of people I thought could help us get an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I told nobody I was doing this other than my executive producer, Justin Wells.” Carlson continued: I...
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    Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is demanding more information about allegations the NSA surveilled Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, telling Director Paul Nakasone in a letter that answers were required for the agency to “restore credibility.” “I am open-minded enough to believe, if given convincing evidence, that the NSA may be telling the truth,” Paul wrote in his sternly worded missive to Nakasone. “But when a long train of abuses conducted by the NSA evinces a consistent design to evade the law and violate the constitutionally protected liberties of the people, the NSA must do more than tweet a carefully worded denial to be trusted.” Carlson alleged in June that a whistleblower informed him the NSA had been “monitoring” his communications, which involved an effort to set up an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that individuals at the agency planned to leak information that included his emails to hostile media outlets.  The NSA responded with a June 29 statement that said Carlson was never an “intelligence target” for the agency. In his letter to Nakasone, Paul inquired...
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul demanded an investigation on Friday into the National Security Agency after Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the government body of spying on his show and unmasking his email correspondence. On Wednesday, the popular TV personality claimed the NSA illegally leaked private messages to members of the media after a report from Axios said Carlson contacted the Kremlin to arrange an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Late last month, Carlson initially alleged the NSA was spying on his program in an attempt to remove his show from on-air broadcasting. "I write to you to demand that you investigate the National Security Agency's (NSA) alleged spying and unmasking of Tucker Carlson, as well as any leaks of his private emails from the NSA to other reporters," Paul wrote in a letter to NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone. The Kentucky Republican insisted Carlson is entitled to the "freedom of the press protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution." MCCARTHY TASKS HOUSE INTELLIGENCE REPUBLICANS TO INVESTIGATE NSA After Carlson's first...
    Tucker Carlson snapped at CNN’s Brian Stelter over the weekend for reporting that the Fox News host is frustrated that the network isn’t doing more to back up his claims that the NSA is spying on him, according to a report from … Brian Stelter. CNN is reporting that Carlson is “furious” with Fox’s higher-ups and complaining to colleagues about how they’ve handled his claim that the NSA has targeted him and is monitoring his communications. A source told CNN there is frequent internal strife between Carlson and Fox News’ management, but “tensions are sky high” for them over this issue now. Carlson was asked to comment on the report, and he issued this response to Stelter: I’m not mad at anyone at Fox. If I was, I’d say so. I’m mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a loathsome person you are. Please print that. Carlson’s response to my request for comment today: “I’m not mad at anyone at Fox. If I was, I’d say so. I’m mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a loathsome person you...
    (CNN Business)Tucker Carlson is furious with Fox News executives for not vigorously defending him amid his evidence-free claims that the National Security Agency spied on him in a conspiracy to destroy his TV show, according to people familiar with the matter.One of the sources described Carlson as "furious" with network executives, especially the public relations team, "for not backing him up.""Tensions are sky high," the person said.Another source pointed out that Carlson has "always had tension with" management, but said right now he's "extra pissed."Carlson has complained to colleagues and associates about what he perceives as a lack of support.Read MoreTwo Fox News spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment over the weekend.In a text to a CNN reporter Sunday night, Carlson called the allegation that he is angry with Fox executives "absurd.""I'm not mad at anyone at Fox," he said. "If I was, I'd say so. I'm mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a loathsome person you are. Please print that."For the better part of two weeks, Carlson — the highest-rated host on Fox — has repeatedly...
    EVER wondered whether your boss is spying on you at work, using secretive monitoring software and devices? According to data found through a recent study by StandOut CV, one in five companies are actively using (or intend to use) employee monitoring software. 3Many devices do not make it clear whether tracking measures remain on during workers' days offCredit: Alamy The figure is expected to grow, as organisations increasingly offer their employees either flexible or full-time remote working.  The most commonly-used programs - some 95 per cent - are those tracking an employee’s time and activities at work, often through self-reporting or in the form of activity monitoring. Another 75 per cent of monitors analysed provided a form of “activity and usage tracking”, while a large chunk of the top employee monitors were found to be taking screengrabs of employee desktops. While many of the trackers suggest they are only active within set times or if triggered by a particular action, little more is typically known in this area. Many devices do not make it clear whether the tracking measures remain...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson has said he felt he had 'no choice' but to go public with his explosive allegation that the National Security Agency tried to leak his private emails to the press. Carlson first went public with his claim late last month, saying a government insider warned him that the NSA had intercepted his emails and 'unmasked' his identity, which by law should have been kept secret. In an interview with his colleague Lisa Boothe for her upcoming podcast, an advance clip of which obtained by Mediaite, Carlson explained that he was reluctant to go public with the allegation, but felt he had no other option. 'So, like, getting on TV and saying the government spying on me was, you know, I did not want to do that at all, but they were spying on me and I felt like I had no choice,' Carlson explained. 'I mean, I did it defensively, you know?' he added. 'I don’t have any other — I don’t have subpoena power. I can’t arrest anybody. I can’t make them answer questions.'  'All I...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who recently claimed that his communications were being monitored by the National Security Agency (NSA), told his colleague Lisa Boothe that he felt like he “had no choice” but to make that accusation on his television show. In a highly-scrutinized segment that aired on June 28, Carlson told his viewers that a whistleblower from the U.S. government had reached out to his show “to warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.” “This allegation is untrue,” said the NSA in a rare public statement denying the spying claims. “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.” Carlson fired back, calling the NSA’s statement “infuriatingly dishonest” and claiming that the NSA had also leaked contents of his private emails to journalists in an effort to discredit him. He spoke with Boothe for her podcast, The Truth...
    EXCLUSIVE: The conservative House Freedom Caucus is pushing back on President Biden's latest door-to-door vaccine push decrying the home visits as a "deeply disturbing" violation of Americans' privacy. Rep. Andy Biggs, the chairman of the House of Representatives' right-wing group with a history of ruffling feathers, is leading the effort to call on the White House to explain the "constitutional and statutory authority" for conducting the door-knocking coronavirus vaccination campaign and demanding answers on whether the federal government is tracking individuals' private health information.  "Door-to-door vaccine checks on Americans are a blatant abuse of government authority and a pure power play by the Biden administration," Biggs, R-Ariz., said in a statement to Fox News. "The federal government has no right to track the private health information of Americans or to intimidate people into getting the vaccine." FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020 file photo Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biggs sent President Biden a letter denoucing the "door-to-door" coronavirus campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin,File) Biggs and 31 other Houser Republicans...
    After everything we’ve seen over the last five years, only a willfully ignorant and deliberately dishonest deep state stooge would dismiss Tucker Carlson’s claim about the NSA spying on him. This isn’t even one of those Rorschach tests. Instead, this event forever exposes those looking to deceive the public deliberately. For the record, just like everyone else, I have no idea if Carlson’s spying claims are accurate or not. I don’t doubt Carlson believes it. He’s the top guy in all of cable news, so it’s not like he needs ratings. He’s also been around for decades. Nevertheless, I don’t know if the NSA is spying on him, and neither do those who are, without a shred of evidence, attacking Carlson as a liar and conspiracy theorist. On what planet can an intellectually honest person dismiss Carlson as a liar? Not on Planet U.S.A. in the year 2021, I’ll tell you that… Not after what we saw with the Deep State/Media Russia Collusion Hoax. Not after the IRS scandal where conservatives were targeted for harassment and crippling audits. Not after...
    TUCKER Carlson claimed he was trying to arrange an interview with Vladimir Putin when he alleged the National Security Agency wanted to “make him look like a Russian stooge”. Tucker’s remarks come just a week after he accused the federal body of “leaking his emails” – an allegation that NSA vehemently denies. 5Tucker Carlson alleged the National Security Agency wanted to 'make him look like a Kremlin spy' 5Tucker told viewers that he had tried to arrange an interview with PutinCredit: AP The Fox News host told viewers on Wednesday that he had tried to arrange an interview with Putin. He said: “Trying to secure an interview with a world leader is routine journalistic practice and should not have raised alarm. “I wasn’t embarrassed about trying to interview Putin. He’s obviously newsworthy. I’m an American citizen, I can interview anyone I want and I plan to.” Tucker claimed that a whistle-blower allegedly told him that the NSA “planned to leak the contents of the emails to media outlets”, Mail Online reports. He said: “Why would they do that? Well, the...
    A trio of news outlets are reportedly working on projects related to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has made headlines in recent weeks accusing the Biden administration of "spying" on his communications and orchestrating a plot to leak them to take his show off the air. Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media correspondent, surmised in his newsletter on Wednesday that Carlson may be trying to "get ahead" of a damaging story. "In recent weeks I have heard about three different outlets working on Carlson profiles and investigations. With Carlson claiming that a journalist was tipped off to his emails 'in an effort to discredit' him, I keep wondering if Carlson's bombastic spy story is an attempt to get ahead of whatever's about to be reported...," he wrote. Stelter, who hosts Reliable Sources weekends on CNN, recently told the New York Times that Carlson's "fingertips" were all over his book, Hoax, which was critical of Fox News and former President Donald Trump. This was part of a report asserting that Carlson was a source for journalists even as he criticized the...
    Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonHave Tucker Carlson and Ron DeSantis filled the 'Trump void' for the left? Overnight Defense: Navy pulls plug on 0 million railgun effort | Esper defends Milley after Trump attacks | Navy vet charged in Jan. 6 riot wants trial moved Esper defends Milley after Trump attacks MORE was reportedly communicating with Kremlin intermediaries in the U.S. about scheduling an interview with Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRNC says contractor breached in hack, GOP data secure Biden to meet with federal agencies to address ransomware concerns this week Up to 1,500 companies compromised by ransomware attack on Kaseya MORE shortly before he publicly claimed that the National Security Agency (NSA) was spying on him. Axios reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the conversations, that Carlson began accusing the NSA of spying on him once he learned that U.S. government officials were aware of his attempts to set up an interview with Putin. Axios noted, however, that it has not confirmed if any of Carlson's communications were intercepted, and if they were, any reason why...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson publicly accused the Biden administration of "spying" on his communications when he learned the government was aware of his outreach to set up an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report. Sources told Axios the government learned Carlson was in talks with U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview and the host got wind of it shortly before he told his audience of millions late last month that a government "whistleblower" informed him of an National Security Agency scheme to leak his team's electronic communications in a bid to take his show off the air. The NSA released a rare public statement saying that Carlson was "never" a target of the agency and denied a plot to get Carlson's show taken off the air. However, the statement did not preclude the possibility that any communications were incidentally collected. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER "We support any of our hosts pursuing interviews and stories free of government interference," a Fox News spokesperson said. The report published on...
    Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” FNC anchor Tucker Carlson addressed his claim that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on him. Carlson warned of the “threat” posed by the NSA secretly spying on journalists and Americans. “What’s so striking to me is — look, I am out of step with most people in journalism in Washington. Most of them are defenders of the Biden administration. They see themselves as Democratic Party operatives, etc. But we are still all journalists. I mean, our job is still roughly the same — to gather information and give it to our readers and viewers,” Carlson stated. “And this is a massive threat not simply to me and my show you or you and your show, but to journalism itself, to the idea of free press,” he continued. “You can’t have free press if intel agencies are secretly spying on you and then using that information to threaten you and to control you. Like, this is a huge problem for the country. And yet, I don’t think there was, outside of say...
    A majority of voters think the government is playing “peeping Tom” when it comes to journalists’ privacy in the United States. According to a Rasmussen poll released Tuesday, 59 percent of voters believe it is somewhat likely the U.S. government spies on critical journalists and political opponents, including 36 percent who think it’s very likely. The poll report went on: After [Fox News host Tucker Carlson] said on his June 28 broadcast that the National Security Agency [NSA] was intercepting his communications, many news organizations dismissed this claim as implausible. However, most voters have long believed the U.S. government spies on political opponents – in January 2019, 61 percent thought such surveillance was at least somewhat likely. In late June, Carlson said a government whistleblower told him he was being spied on. The whistleblower reportedly “revealed details of a story they had been working on that could have only been known through texts and emails,” Breitbart News previously reported. The NSA responded to Carlson saying he was not a target, but they did not deny intercepting his electronic communications. For those who do believe the...
    More On: tucker carlson Tucker Carlson blasts ‘dishonest’ NSA after agency denies his spy claim Fox News host claims NSA is spying on him — and he has proof Widower of woman killed in Capitol riot suing for name of cop who shot her Matt Gaetz’s other bizarre Tucker Carlson interview House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has asked the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee to probe Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s allegations that the National Security Agency is spying on him. McCarthy (R-Calif.) made the announcement Wednesday, in which he also bemoaned a “disturbing trend” he said he had seen “[f]or the past several months” at the NSA. The top-ranking House Republican began by referencing a letter he sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin regarding his concerns about “the politicization of the Agency through the sidelining of Michael Ellis as NSA General Counsel.” McCarthy said he requested Ellis, a Trump appointee serving as the agency’s top lawyer until his recent ouster, be reinstated. The House minority leader then accused the intelligence agency of refusing to cooperate with the...
    TUCKER Carlson insists the NSA has not denied reading his emails as the federal spy agency admitted it could target American citizens in “emergencies”. The commentator's remarks come after the NSA chiefs dismissed claims that agents were spying on him. 4Tucker Carlson insisted the NSA has not denied reading his emails Tucker said: “A couple of days ago we told you that the National Security Agency had read our emails and was effectively threatening us with them – leaking them. “It’s not a statement you would make lightly. No one wants to go on TV saying the government is spying on me. You sound like a lunatic. Except when it's true and of course it is true. "It's not just this show. They are spying on people and they should stop because it's illegal. “Yesterday we had a long conversation with the National Security Agency. We got a statement out of them. They effectively conceded 'Yes we read your emails'. "They had some justification for it but it’s not justified. It never is except when national security is...
    Tucker Carlson joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in calling for a probe into his claims that the NSA allegedly spies on his texts and emails - which the agency has firmly denied. Carlson spoke on his Fox News show Wednesday to say that he does not make the claim lightly after McCarthy, the top House Republican, said he supports a Congressional investigation into the NSA. 'Nobody wants to go on TV and say "the government is spying on me". You sound like a lunatic. Except when it's true, and of course it is true,' Carlson said. 'It's not just this show. They are spying on a lot of people and they should stop because it's illegal.' He added: 'Yesterday, we had a long conversation with the National Security Agency. We got a statement out of them. They effectively conceded "Yes, we read your emails". They have some justification for it.' 'But it's not justified. It never is except in cases where national security is threatened. Nothing we did would ever threaten national security, period.' Carlson spoke on his...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson joined the calls from at least two Republican lawmakers for a full investigation into the National Security Agency (NSA) allegedly spying on his texts and emails, after the agency rebuffed claims that he is the "target" of a surveillance investigation. Carlson reiterated Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he does not make the claim lightly, and that the NSA's statement on Tuesday does not directly deny any spying has or is taking place; only that he is not the "target."  "Joe Biden is in charge of the national security apparatus, and his administration has it turned on Americans who he has redefined as combatants domestic terrorists, and White supremacists. Where does this go from here?" Carlson said. "We think we know and we are deeply concerned about it" Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald concurred, insofar as the NSA has a multitude of other ways to capture American citizens' data without them being the formal "target" of an investigation. TUCKER ON NSA SURVEILLANCE CLAIM: ‘NO DENIAL’ FROM WHITE HOUSE; AGENCY RESPONSE ‘DISHONEST’ The NSA, headquartered at Fort...
    Tucker Carlson claims FBI agents told him that white-supremacist terrorism is no big deal, and that an NSA employee had told him he was being spied upon. Tucker Carlson has become utterly shameless about baldfacedly lying to his national TV audience of millions on Fox News, and moreover doing so with the knowledge that he’ll never have to correct or retract a thing. His latest episode—claiming the National Security Agency is surveilling his electronic communications, with nary a shred of evidence and without even the support of Fox’s news operation—should make that irrevocably clear to anyone outside his authoritarian cult. The NSA accusation (swiftly refuted by the agency), however, was predicated on a larger set of lies that have become Carlson’s core message since the Jan. 6 insurrection: Namely, that white-nationalist terrorism does not constitute a serious threat to the American public, and President Biden’s efforts to combat it are just an attempt to gin up a “War on Terror” against his political opponents. In warming up to the charge on Monday, Carlson called Biden’s insistence that white supremacists pose...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse panel votes to create plaque honoring police who served on Jan. 6 OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court rules that pipeline can seize land from New Jersey | Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development | Kevin McCarthy sets up task forces on climate, other issues The Hill's Morning Report - McConnell pressures Dem leaders to follow Biden's infrastructure lead MORE (R-Calif.) announced on Wednesday that he asked Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Moderates, Biden reach deal on infrastructure; Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison Tech privacy practices under scrutiny after DOJ subpoenas GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas MORE, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, to look into allegations that the National Security Agency was spying on Fox News Host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonNSA refutes Tucker Carlson spying allegation Tucker Carlson says 'Biden administration is spying' on him Bill Kristol says he wouldn't be surprised by Michael Flynn presidential bid MORE. “[T]here is a public report that NSA read the emails of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Although...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz have frequently promoted conspiracy theories. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday called on the federal government to investigate a conspiratorial claim by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he is being spied on by the National Security Agency, better known as the NSA. On multiple nights on his program on the conservative Fox News channel, Carlson has alleged without evidence that he is under surveillance. Carlson has claimed that a "whistleblower" told him that the agency has been getting information from his "texts and emails." "The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that," Carlson declared on Monday night, without presenting any information to confirm the allegation. The agency on Tuesday made a rare public comment to respond to Carlson. "Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air," the NSA said in a statement. On Wednesday during a...