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Looks like we have a new media player going after corruption, "The Intercept"

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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 11:59 AM
I can no longer seem to access their site. I get this....

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:

XID: 1707689306

Varnish cache server

Maybe someone a bit more tech savvy than myself can find it again. I cannot, I have been looking.

ETA....ok. I was a bit quick to react there....

"The 503 Service Unavailable error means that the web site's server is not available, usually due to maintenance or server overloading."

Maybe their server is down because of high traffic?

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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 12:26 PM
Looks like it may have got shutdown already .. got a 503 error message when tried to view it.

posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 03:26 PM
Is this the site mentioned by Sibel Edmonds here:

The one where Greenwald/Poitras made a deal with Pierre Omidyar (owner of e-Bay and PayPal) for the ownership of the documents? The 'news outlet' and a ton of cash serving as payment?

I noticed both their names on staff so I am curious.

posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 07:04 PM
reply to post by Springer

I Don't understand why you are bringing this up.

The site is empty, unfinished as far as I can see.


posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:42 PM
I suppose that something like this, IF it is effective at actually spreading the truth, will attract the attention of the government and financial elite. Basically those whom they would be exposing in many instances. Hopefully if that does happen, it will serve to wake more people up to the fact that these types of people are strangling our economy and our political system.

The lack of true investigative journalism in this country is astounding. The US used to have such things, but it is virtually unheard of today. And no such thing would ever get MSM attention. And one must ask themselves...If such a thing DOES attract the attention of the government, then does that imply guilt? Why else would they bother?

posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:04 AM

reply to post by Springer

The problem I've found with these types of 'truther' magazines is that they either stay too far under the radar for people to really notice them (like TrueActivist, my favourite underground online magazine).


They get to the point where they start accepting financial backing, then they are at the whim of their investors and it becomes the very thing they started fighting against.

I wish them all the best and I am very curious as to what the other Edward Snowden leaks are, I've had a quick skim on it and they have some real good info on it already, however, they need some real independent backing (they don't talk about how they're funded on the website, that is important to me).

Good Luck to them and good find Springer,

Mettā ~

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Going under the radar shouldn't be a problem for The Intercept, or Glenn Greenwald. As far as i can see, he is prominent among activists and truthseekers now. Additionally, The Intercept has around 30 thousand likes on Twitter. That isn't bad for a start up news organisation.

As for the backing behind his news venture...

Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, according to people familiar with the matter.

Interestingly, The Intercept falls under First Look Media, a news corporation owned by Mr Omidyar. Omidyar is pledging $250 million to the project.

The online news venture backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar debuted Monday, featuring fresh revelations about US intelligence from investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald.


The Intercept is the first publication to come from Omidyar’s First Look Media announced last year.

The entrepreneur and philanthropist has pledged $250 million for the venture and has allocated the first $50 million to start operations.
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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:47 AM

reply to post by Springer

This is great, I mean, information is good. But all this smells fishy. Snowden is becoming a superstar. It reminds me so much of Operation Infektion, during which the Russians tried to create an anti-american fifth column by leak "truth" and scandals to the american populations.

I'm not saying that the US government is runned by angels. I'm just saying that to me, as a non-american non-russian observer, this seems like another war between a now allied Russia-China against the US. Instead of exchanging nukes, they exchange leaks and scandals.

To my eyes, it's no coincidence that China is, along with the US, one big hacker's haven. It so happens that Wikileaks runs on hackers (which means many of these hackers are from communism). For God's sake, they view Mao Tsedong as a hero over there - even thought Tsedong killed 4 times as many people (in the name of "anti-fascism" and "reform") than Hitler did. It so happens, also, that representative of Wikileaks met with Snowden in Hong-Kong, China - The city of the Triad. And it so happens that the Russian government is in very good terms with Snowden.


edit on 10-2-2014 by swanne because: (no reason given)

I participated in an earlier thread of yours whereby i disagreed with you, so my outlook may not be significantly different here.

I think Snowden's status as a 'superstar' finds its origins as a direct result of the international society of which we all live in. We live in a technical age where people do not like being lied to, or spied on. Naturally then, that those who barge against the governments of the world will garner fame and be heralded as heroes by the general public. I don't think Russia or China has to be involved to necessarily spark such things. I'd wager that you have something against both of those nation-states though.

Seriously though, i agree with you on the 'war' thing. Russia and the US have always been at it through cold methods, including information, hacking, intelligence and probably a whole bunch of other stuff we don't know about. But, i am willing to say that the Snowden situation is legit, thereby not being a descendent of, or similar to, Operation Infektion.

The US government came out and accepted the Snowden leaks as truth. Also, the GCHQ sent agents to The Guardian Headquarters for the purposes of ordering all classified material destroyed. These actions on behalf of two Western governments effectively show that the documents were not forged in an attempt to harm the 5 eyes states. It means that the documents were actually legit, and obtained by someone for the purposes of public dissemination. Now you can claim that Snowden or Greenwald are agents for China or Russia, but i don't think that stands. Snowden doesn't have any direct notable links to the Russians or Chinese, apart from the fact that The USA cancelled his passport before he landed in Moscow. Greenwald, well i haven't seen anything connecting him to the aforementioned states either. As far as i am aware, he was just doing his job as a journalist.

As for WikiLeaks, they do not run on hackers. They may utilise hacking techniques to acquire information (i don't know), but for the most part, officially, they are run by journalists and activists who engage in formal ways to acquire information. I wouldn't go around spreading false and libelous information without hard proof supporting that WikiLeaks as an organisation, directly engages in illegal activity.

It is true that WikiLeaks sent a representative to aid Snowden, but i don't think much can be inferred from it, other than that WikiLeaks saw a good time to get media attention. Sure, Snowden could be an agent for WikiLeaks (there is some evidence there worth looking in to), but he would have handed the information over to Assange for publishing on WikiLeaks instead of Greenwald for The Guardian, if that were the case.

The Russian government is only on 'good terms' with Snowden because the USA cancelled his passport before he landed in Moscow, thereby trapping him there. A perfect tactic for any government wanting to throw defection allegations Snowden's way...

Ultimately, i'd say that there is more going on behind the scenes of the Snowden situation, but i don't believe that it is as black and white as you believe it to be.
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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:55 AM
reply to post by Springer

They better have a great tech team, you know the Spooks are going to be all over them trying to collect info...........

posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 05:47 PM
Scratch that.

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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by Springer

Awesome, I will spread the word around on this as well to help give it more publicity

posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:05 AM
The site is up and doing fine, I don't know why anyone would get a 503 error unless they were doing maintenance, or, the person seeking the site is using a verklempt browser (Opera comes to mind instantly).

As far as the "this smells fishy" crowd goes; EVERYTHING online is "fishy" until proven otherwise, let's give them a chance. I believe with the $250M backing they are bulletproof, but, I've been wrong before.


posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:54 AM
reply to post by Springer

Good Post Springer! I love see'n that this stuff is comin' out. Gotta figure though that those who are religiously stuck to whatever our Gov says, will not want to, or will just not believe any of it. Sad really, because they will be right in the crossfire when the Signals start to be heard. Mass chaos will maybe then make them at least consider that the Truth was put out there for them to see. Thanx for the Share. Later, Syx.

posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:59 AM
reply to post by spooky24

Good points Spooky. As soon as you mentioned Cards, I flashed on the Deck of Illuminati Cards! Lots of 'Coincidences' in that Deck isn't there?! Now that Does show that they are Holding The Deck.
Later, Syx.

posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:22 AM
reply to post by Springer

Anything done to promote truth in this world and expose its corruption is a good thing.

If they claim they need to know everything to protect us from terrorists. The only people I am truly afraid of is the government and their secretive courts, agendas and corruption.

posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by Invasion2007

Your fears are well placed in my opinion. When a government seeks to know every detail of its citizen's lives it's never for a noble reason, it's always to gain more control in one form or another. The great boogeyman of the 21st Century, AKA "The Terrorist", has created an insidious data boom for the intel community. Secret courts and willful privacy invasion will only be the beginning if we don't check this now by exposing it.

My fear is that the masses won't care enough to be bothered or, worse yet, be smart enough to understand the ramifications of this activity. I'm rooting for "The Intercept" and hope they can remain beyond the grasp of the would be dictatorial megalomaniacs we call "officials".


posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 10:58 AM
reply to post by Springer

A little more truth in an ever growing sea of lies is always going to be a good thing.


posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 06:50 PM
Tune into ATS LIve to hear discussion on this terrific thread by the Boss.

Cheers Zazz

posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 07:26 PM

The site is up and doing fine, I don't know why anyone would get a 503 error unless they were doing maintenance, or, the person seeking the site is using a verklempt browser (Opera comes to mind instantly).

As far as the "this smells fishy" crowd goes; EVERYTHING online is "fishy" until proven otherwise, let's give them a chance. I believe with the $250M backing they are bulletproof, but, I've been wrong before.


I didn't realize when this was posted, but Jeremy Scahill is involved in the project. Looks like he is writing articles.

I get the feeling they won't have as much updates as pop-alternative news media, but definitely quality over quantity. Scahill was the one who wrote a tell all book on blackwater, as well as uncovered a ton of information on JSOC, challenging UN official reports.

As soon as we resolved to build The Intercept, we set out to recruit many of the journalists whose work we have long respected and admired: those who have a proven track record of breaking boundaries, taking risks, and producing innovative, rigorous journalism.

posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 05:44 PM
Looks like The Intercept is coming through as promised...

Check this out:"The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations" A nice little Power Point presentation from the British intel agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters)

Here's Glenn Greenwald's article form "The Intercept":

These paragraphs are from the middle of the article and illustrate that what we've been discussing here on ATS is apparently not just the "speculation of a bunch of CTers online" as many have espoused here in the past...

Government plans to monitor and influence internet communications, and covertly infiltrate online communities in order to sow dissension and disseminate false information, have long been the source of speculation. Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, a close Obama adviser and the White House’s former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote a controversial paper in 2008 proposing that the US government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites, as well as other activist groups.

Sunstein also proposed sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups” which spread what he views as false and damaging “conspiracy theories” about the government. Ironically, the very same Sunstein was recently named by Obama to serve as a member of the NSA review panel created by the White House, one that – while disputing key NSA claims – proceeded to propose many cosmetic reforms to the agency’s powers (most of which were ignored by the President who appointed them).

But these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?

You can read another decent article about the text less Power Point presentation here:

Being a UFO buff has never been quite so intriguing...

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posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 02:32 PM
A group that wants to poke a rabid badger with a sharp stick in a confined environment. Oh, this can't fail.

It will be fun to watch as long as it lasts.

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