pw201 + nsa   12

Top Level Telecommunications: INCENSER, or how NSA and GCHQ are tapping internet cables
Cornwall is the centre of GCHQ/NSA's taps on undersea cables. This blog post puts the picture together from a bunch of sources. Via Bruce Schneier.
gchq  cornwall  cable  interception  nsa  undersea 
december 2014 by pw201
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED
Wired managed to interview Snowden in Russia. Interesting stuff.
security  edward-snowden  nsa  gchq  encryption  eavesdropping 
august 2014 by pw201
Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker
The NYT looks at the history of the Graun and its recent scoops (the NSA files). Apparently the paper is running out of money. :-(
journalism  nsa  surveillance  guardian  edward-snowden  internet  gchq  newspaper 
october 2013 by pw201
Feds Threaten To Arrest Lavabit Founder For Shutting Down His Service | Techdirt
If you shut down your email service rather than giving the US government a back door, they'll threaten to arrest you.
law  politics  nsa  email  encryption  privacy  lavabit 
august 2013 by pw201
Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours
"David Miranda, partner of Guardian interviewer of whistleblower Edward Snowden, questioned under Terrorism Act." This is why we don't permit laws which allow people to be held for long periods without charge, even if the laws are ostensibly about fighting "terrorism". There's no way that the UK authorities can seriously think Miranda is a terrorist. Via Metafilter, where they're speculating that the US and UK are spooked because they don't know what Snowden has actually got.
law  politics  terrorism  nsa  spying  heathrow  privacy  edward-snowden  glenn-greenwald  gchq 
august 2013 by pw201
What they mean when the government says “We do not have ‘direct’ access to your info” | Fabius Maximus
They mean "we're sniffing the traffic, we don't have root on Google's servers", alleges Marcus Ranum.
nsa  google  spying  sniffer  marcus-ranum  privacy  security  prism 
august 2013 by pw201
The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium
SF author Bruce Sterling on Assange, Manning and Snowden, and the surveillance geeks at the NSA: "Citizens and rights have nothing to do with elite, covert technologies! The targets of surveillance are oblivious dorks, they’re not even newbies! Even US Senators are decorative objects for the NSA. An American Senator knows as much about PRISM and XKeyScore as a troll-doll on the dashboard knows about internal combustion." Via Mefi
politics  bradley-manning  nsa  russia  spying  bruce-sterling  xkeyscore  julian-assange  edward-snowden  wikileaks  internet  prism 
august 2013 by pw201
Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is | Technology | The Observer
"The fact is that Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all integral components of the US cyber-surveillance system. Nothing, but nothing, that is stored in their "cloud" services can be guaranteed to be safe from surveillance or from illicit downloading by employees of the consultancies employed by the NSA. That means that if you're thinking of outsourcing your troublesome IT operations to, say, Google or Microsoft, then think again."
nsa  google  xkeyscore  cloud  edward-snowden  security  internet  china 
august 2013 by pw201
Schneier on Security: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Defends NSA Surveillance Programs
"Here's a transcript of a panel discussion about NSA surveillance. There's a lot worth reading here, but I want to quote Bob Litt's opening remarks. He's the General Counsel for ODNI, and he has a lot to say about the programs revealed so far in the Snowden documents."
terrorism  nsa  spying  leaks  privacy  security  prism 
july 2013 by pw201
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA's global data surveillance program - PRISM BREAK
Unlikely that the general public will adopt crypto tools but an interesting list of what's out there, none the less.
software  tools  nsa  encryption  crypto  cryptography  tor  prism 
june 2013 by pw201

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