Whoas been hacking Sharyl Attkissonas computers? Computers that turn themselves on in the night, make strange noises, then shut themselves down. Whoever is doing it is using highly sophisticated spyware available only to our top intelligence agencies. Is someone sending Attkisson a message? Washington, D.C., has always been a tough town for investigative journalists. But in the age of Obama, the government has taken the tried-and-true techniques of bureaucratic stonewalling to unprecedented heights. Whatas more, it has added harassment, intimidation, and outright spying to the mix. Through more than thirty years as an award-winning investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson fought tirelessly to uncover wrongdoing by those in power, whether major corporations, government officials, or presidential administrations of both parties. But when she started looking into stories involving the Obama administrationas mistakes and misjudgments in a series of high-profile casesastories few in mainstream journalism would touchashe was confronted with the administrationas use of hardball tactics to discourage, block, and actively suppress her investigative work. A dogged reporter with a well-earned reputation as a apit bull, a Attkisson filed a series of groundbreaking stories on the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, Obamaas green energy boondoggle, the unanswered questions about Benghazi, and the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including emails and phone calls up the network chain of command, criticism from paid-for commenters and bloggers, and a campaign of character assassination that continues to this day. Most disturbing of all, Attkisson reveals that as she broke news on Fast and Furious and Benghazi, her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by an unrevealed but tremendously sophisticated party. Stonewalled is the story of the Obama administrationas efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens. But it is also a searing indictment of the timidity of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.Verizon cana#39;t explain the sounds or the behavior. These strange things ... Our computers and televisions use the same Verizon fiber optics FiOS service as does our home phone and theya#39;re acting up, too. And the house alarm going off at night gets me out of bed to scroll through the reason code on the panel to reset it. It makes the ... I try switching out the TV, the FiOS box, and all the cables. Verizon hasanbsp;...
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