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How the NSA searches the world's intercepted private communications - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "XKEYSCORE is a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata. "
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Tomorrow's Surveillance: Four Technologies The NSA Will Use to Spy on You - Soon - 0 views

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    "The NSA's plans don't end with collecting your phone records. Here are just a few of the ways the National Security Agency (NSA) will be keeping tabs on you in the world of tomorrow. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and a little freaked out."
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NSA leak reveal plans to subvert mobile network security around the world - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The NSA's AURORAGOLD program -- revealed in newly released Snowden docs -- used plundered internal emails to compromise nearly every mobile carrier in the world, and show that the agency had planned to introduce vulnerabilities into future improvements into mobile security. "
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US "suspected terrorist" database had 1.5M names added to it in past 5 years - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "99 percent of the names submitted to the list are accepted; the court called this "wildly loose." The database has grown from 227,932 names in 2009 to its current stratospheric heights. There is no official, public procedure for having your name removed from the list. The US government is seeking to end the trial by invoking state secrecy."
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NSA trove shows 9:1 ratio of innocents to suspicious people in "targeted surveillance" ... - 0 views

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    "The NSA uses laughably sloppy tools for deciding whether a target is a "US person" (a person in the USA, or an American citizen abroad). For example, people whose address books contain foreign persons are presumed by some analysts to be foreign. Likewise, people who post in "foreign" languages (the US has no official state language) are presumed by some analysts to be non-US persons."
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If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance - Boing B... - 0 views

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    "America's National Security Agency gathers unfathomable mountains of Internet communications from fiber optic taps and other means, but it says it only retains and searches the communications of "targeted" individuals who've done something suspicious. Guess what? If you read Boing Boing, you've been targeted."
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NSA facial recognition: combining national ID cards, Internet intercepts, and commercia... - 0 views

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    "A newly released set of slides from the Snowden leaks reveals that the NSA is harvesting millions of facial images from the Web for use in facial recognition algorithms through a program called "Identity Intelligence." James Risen and Laura Poitras's NYT piece shows that the NSA is linking these facial images with other biometrics, identity data, and "behavioral" data including "travel, financial, behaviors, social network." "
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Edward Snowden interview: breaking law was only option, says whistleblower | World news... - 0 views

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    "In his most extensive public comments to date Snowden sought to answer critics who have said his actions damaged US national security or that the threat from the secret government surveillance he revealed was overblown. Snowden was interviewed by the NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who travelled to Moscow for the meeting"
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Snowden asks Putin about surveillance in Russia on televised call-in show (video) - Boi... - 0 views

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    ""I'd like to ask you," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin on a televised call-in show, "does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?" Putin, a former KGB agent and head of Russia's intelligence service, spoke about what they had in common: spycraft. "
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How the NSA plans to automatically infect "millions" of computers with spyware - Boing ... - 0 views

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    "But TURBINE, which was carried out with other "Five Eyes" spy agencies as part of the NSA's $67.6M "Owning the Net" plan, is intended to automate the infection process, allowing for "millions" of infections at once. "
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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ | World news | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "* 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone * Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk * Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'"
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NSA Building Computer to Break 'Nearly Every Kind of Encryption' [REPORT] - 0 views

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    "The agency has invested nearly $80 million to build a computer that could break "nearly every kind of encryption," according to a Washington Post report published online Thursday. Based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Post reports the NSA is racing to build a "cryptologically useful quantum computer" research program called "Penetrating Hard Targets.""
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NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users | World news | The... - 0 views

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    "The National Security Agency has made repeated attempts to develop attacks against people using Tor, a popular tool designed to protect online anonymity, despite the fact the software is primarily funded and promoted by the US government itself."
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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | World ne... - 0 views

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    "The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet."
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NSA surveillance: don't underestimate the extraordinary power of metadata | Technology ... - 0 views

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    "President Obama has reassured US citizens that 'nobody is listening to your calls', but it's not the content of conversations that intelligence agencies crave"
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