Tagged with: NSA

NSA Built ‘Google-like’ Search Engine for Metadata

NSA Built ‘Google-like’ Search Engine for Metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The Intercept. The search engine, called ICReach, had behind it roughly 850 billion pieces of ...

Edward Snowden Left the NSA ‘Clues’ Leading to His Leaks

Edward Snowden Left the NSA ‘Clues’ Leading to His Leaks

If the NSA still doesn’t know the full extent of the greatest leak of secrets in its history, it’s not because of Edward Snowden’s attempts to cover his tracks. On the contrary, the NSA’s most prolific whistleblower now claims he purposefully left a trail of digital bread crumbs designed to lead the agency directly ...

The NSA is Building a Program that Automatically Counters Malware Attacks

The NSA is Building a Program that Automatically Counters Malware Attacks

Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware of the government’s sweeping surveillance programs over the last year. But a new program, currently being developed at the NSA, suggests that surveillance may fuel the government’s cyber defense capabilities, too. The NSA whistleblower says the agency is developing a cyber ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about online security and privacy. ...

The NSA Patented Tech to See When You Swap SIM Cards

The NSA Patented Tech to See When You Swap SIM Cards

Now that it's been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might've thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed. Not so! Foreign Policy just published a fascinating and exhaustive list of every patent ever awarded to the spy agency. And one of its latest inventions is all about your SIM card. Last ...

Snowden: The NSA and FBI Spied on Innocent Americans Based on Religion, Race

Snowden: The NSA and FBI Spied on Innocent Americans Based on Religion, Race

Glenn Greenwald has revealed what he described last month as "the most important in the archive" of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept reports that the NSA and FBI have been spying on law-abiding Muslim-Americans — including lawyers, academics, civil rights activists, and a political ...

9 in 10 NSA Targets from Snowden’s Leak Were Normal U.S. Citizens

9 in 10 NSA Targets from Snowden’s Leak Were Normal U.S. Citizens

Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted ...

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Who Uses Secure Browser Tor

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Who Uses Secure Browser Tor

The NSA's interest in breaking the Tor encryption system is well known. A presentation leaked in 2013 recounted the agency's largely failed attempts to reveal the identities of users and degrade the quality of the network itself; using anonymizing software has been treated as a red flag. And according to a report published ...

PRISM Deemed Legal by Panel That Initially Criticized NSA Phone Spying

PRISM Deemed Legal by Panel That Initially Criticized NSA Phone Spying

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a White House watchdog group that condemned the Obama administration's phone surveillance program earlier this year, has released another report — and civil liberties groups aren't happy about it. The report took on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, ...

The Pentagon is Working to Make the Internet More Anonymous

The Pentagon is Working to Make the Internet More Anonymous

If you want to use the internet and you don’t want the National Security Agency to see what you’re doing, you basically only need one tool: Tor, a network that anonymizes web traffic by bouncing it between servers. The NSA has been working on ways to get around "the Tor problem" for years without much success. "It ...