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Tag Archives: NSA

Google Uses Cryptographic Signatures, Prevents NSA Backdoor

Google, the technology company overseen by the US$561 billion parent corporation Alphabet, recently released a document entitled “Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview” to provide an overview of how security measures are implemented into Google’s global scale infrastructure. Within this infrastructure, Google operates some of its highly demanded and widely used applications such as Google Search, Gmail, Drive and Photos that …

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NSA Admits “Authorized Leaks” of Classified Information to Reporters

Intelligence officials made authorized disclosures of classified information to members of the press on at least three occasions in 2013, according to a National Security Agency report to Congress that was released last week under the Freedom of Information Act. See Congressional Notification – Authorized Disclosures of Classified Information to Media Personnel, NSA memorandum to the staff director, House Permanent …

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The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar

On April 24, 2013, just weeks before Edward Snowden went public with his leaks about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, General Keith B. Alexander, then the head of the NSA, welcomed a group of Swedish intelligence officials to a secret three-day meeting at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. In the delegation were Ingvar Åkesson, the longtime director …

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The End of Internet Privacy? (video)

A new exposé based on the leaks of Edward Snowden have revealed the National Security Agency has developed methods to crack online encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records. “Encryption is really the system that lets the internet function as an important commercial instrument all around the world,” says Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian, which collaborated with The …

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#NSA accused of spying on #McClatchy reporter (video)

On Wednesday, America’s third largest newspaper chain, McClatchy, demanded that the NSA confirm its role in aiding New Zealand’s military in spying on one of its journalists. According to a report by the Sunday Star-Times of New Zealand, Jon Stephenson’s phone metadata was intercepted by the military with the help of the NSA because of his reports on how Afghani …

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German Intelligence Used NSA Spy Program

Angela Merkel and her ministers claim they first learned about the US government’s comprehensive spying programs from press reports. But SPIEGEL has learned that German intelligence services themselves use one of the NSA’s most valuable tools. Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, and its domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), used a spying …

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What is that box? What happens when NSA shows up at your internet provider

When people say the feds are monitoring what people are doing online, what does that mean? How does that work? When, and where, does it start? Pete Ashdown, CEO of XMission, an internet service provider in Utah, knows. He received a Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) warrant in 2010 mandating he let the feds monitor one of his customers, through …

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