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Month – May 2014

Agriculture Getting Ready to Buy Body Armor

Bullet proof vest

It makes you wonder. Why does the US Department of Agriculture need body armor? It makes sense for the Army and Marines, but why this agency that seems so innocuous? The USDA has just put in an acquisition request for “ballistic vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor.” We’ve come a long way since county agent Hank Kimball used to stop by the Douglas farm on TV’s “Green Acres” in the 1960s.

Greenwald: NSA Intercepts Computer Hardware and Fits It With Surveillance Equipment

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Edward Snowden revelations, has come good on his promise that fresh information on the NSA’s mass spying would be forthcoming. Today he reveals that the US government agency routinely intercepts computer hardware such as routers, switches and servers, and fits it with cutting edge surveillance equipment, before sending it back on its way.

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