Tagged with: NSA

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 ...

Google Launches New End-to-End Encryption Tool for Emails

Google Launches New End-to-End Encryption Tool for Emails

Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA. On Tuesday, the company released the source code for a new web browser plugin that encrypts your email messages before they’re sent across the net. Dubbed End-to-End, the plugin aims to prevent interlopers from reading messages ...

Report: The NSA is Collecting Millions of Faces From the Web

Report: The NSA is Collecting Millions of Faces From the Web

The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents. The spy agency’s reliance on facial recognition technology has grown ...

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Every Call in Afghanistan, Too

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Every Call in Afghanistan, Too

  The US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks. The recordings are being made as part of the same program that was reported earlier this week to be capturing nearly every call in the Bahamas, as well as phone records from Mexico, Kenya, and ...

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Every Cell Phone call in the Bahamas

Report: The NSA is Monitoring Every Cell Phone call in the Bahamas

The National Security Agency is secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation on the island nation of the Bahamas. According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was ...

House Judiciary Committee Approves NSA Reform Bill

House Judiciary Committee Approves NSA Reform Bill

The House Judiciary Committee has approved an amended version of the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill meant to end the mass collection of American phone records. In a unanimous vote of 32-0, the committee sent the bill to the House floor after hours of debate concerning surveillance and the limits of the NSA's power. If passed, it ...