Reality Winner, a former NSA contract worker who made the mistake of leaking to Omidyar and Greenwald's honey trap The Intercept, has been sentenced to 63 months in prison after pleaing guilty. Reality Winner was identified through "anti-counterfeiting dots" which were helpfully preserved by The Intercept when they published pdf scans of the printed secrets she delivered to them.
Reality Winner will be spending her incarceration at Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas at her own request. The length of the sentence is anomalously long for an unauthorized disclosure case. This demonstrates once again that a guilty plea is not a bargain.
The Spanish Civil Guard shuttered a farm in Majorca, Spain which was breeding a number of endangered turtle species. More than one thousand sustainably bred and breeding turtles were captured in a move that the Gendarmie is calling a "rescue" (archived). A pet shop owner who allegedly assisted in the distribution of these sustainably farmed turtles was also arrested for their conservation efforts.
The fate of the captured turtles is unknown at this time, but it is unlikely to allow them to contribute to the perpetuation of their species as effectively as they did in this now shuttered conservation operation. Regardless of how prolifically they are bred by fiat sanctioned environmentalists, their children will be unable to contribute to relieving demand for wild caught members of their species.
Money laundering charges were also filed because these outlaw environmentalists had the audacity to use money without explicit permission from the local cabal of socialist scum that imagines such a thing can be required.
The City Press in South Africa is reporting that the criminal enterprise calling itself the government of South Africa has begun it's first farm seizures (archived). Two private hunting reserves near Limpopo were the first targets.
Reports1 are emerging that Austrian police raided one of their own rogue intelligence agencies back in February of this year (archived). The Austrian government was moved to issue police the order to raid the agency due to the Agency's rogue actions interfering with domestic Austrian politics. As a result Austria has largely been shut out of intelligence sharing operations with their NATO bretheren.
The current Austrian government has suffered ongoing tensions with common language neighbor Germany over the latter's destructive policies.
Martin Marsich was captured by the United States Department of "Justice" as he was attempting to travel to Serbia (archived). Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ordered Marsich to post an amount equivalent to 750,000 USD in cryptocurrency in exchange for being allowed pre-trial detention in the custody of a halfway house. The criminal organization known as the US Government is calling this blackmail offer a "release on bail" in an egregious abuse of that concept. Marsich is being accused of engaging in +EV gameplay in an online game following an FBI investigation.
Today the New York Times published an opinion piece by disgraced and imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with the apparent intent to influence the outcome of the upcoming Brazilian election (archived). This comes after the New York Times has spent nearly two years attempting to delegitimize US President Donald Trumpś election with a social engineering campaign alleging Russian influence in the form of foreign Facebook memes affected the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.1
In the piece Lula attempts to frame his and his party's decade and a half long kleptocratic reign as a "labor movement" and the criminal investigations that leaded him in jail and his successor impeached as a "right-wing coup".
Lula is attempting to run in the Brazilian presidential election from prison against a "Great Again" candidate despite his conviction as a corrupt motherfucker. Brazilian prosperity peaked in the 19th century under Emperor Pedro II, and lags behind the successes of its imperial age as it as been afflicted by socialists and kleptocrats of all flavors. For maximum meddling value the New York Times published the corrupt motherfucker's piece in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The Bangkok post reports that 22 year old Finnish man Aarni Otava Saarimaa allegedly gave a fortune of 5564.4 Bitcoins to a group of Thai men offering him the opportunity to invest in an online casino and an altcoin project they dubbed "Dragon Coin" (archived). Reportedly the Thai men instead converted the fortune into 797 million bhat of which 745 million bhat made it into their bank accounts. In a very Tradehillesque move, many of those bhat were further converted to real estate.
Local police have arrested a number of Thai men for connection to the plot while others they would like to arrest have fled, including one to the United States. Local police are insisting that despite earlier local reports which alleged a number of local politicians were involved, there were no politicians involved in fingering the Finn's Fortune.
Numerous reports are alleging that supplies meant to provide for Puerto Ricans in the wake of last year's devastating hurricane strike on the island are rotting at local election commision offices (archived). Intended to have been distributed, many of the perishable supplies have rotted after sitting for a year under the watch of the election commisions. Relatedly, the Puerto Rican government has conceeded this week that Hurricane casualties numbered at least 1427 despite their official tally having sat at 64 for an entire year following the Hurricane's end. "Our Democracy" strikes again.
A report investigating a Denial of Service botnet has revealed a substantial number of wireless gateways emplaced in emergency vehicles and around numerous USG infrasctructure sites that are full of holes (archived). These ready bake botnet nodes are embedded in networks as varied as airports, hydrogen refueling stations, and ambulance fleets. In addition to being recruited into producing poor internet weather, when installed in vehicles they can allow tracking the vehicle with sufficient resolution to guess what kind of vehicle: police, fire fighting, etc is ferrying around the vulnerable wireless gateway. Fixed installations of the vulnerable gateways has in several cases been documented as motivated by a desire to provision emergency access to the networks so compromised by the device's installaton.
The United States Department of Defense amid numerous reports of personnel leaking information through fitness tracking apps has decided to ban them (archived). As military personnel represent a substantial portion of the market for fitness related purchases, if only due to their nominally being graded on fitness for job retention and promotion, this is bleak news for the fitness tracking industry.