Category Archive: NSA

Jul 10 2014

Whom the NSA is spying on

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain have published an article that identifies five individuals whose emails were intercepted by the NSA, out of 7,485 listed on a spreadsheet. This is the first time that the targets of the NSA spying have been identified by name. All of them were people who, as far as anyone can …

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Jun 26 2014

Cashing in, big time

It appears that former NSA director Keith Alexander is now consulting on cybersecurity and getting paid $600,000 per month and this is naturally raising questions about the nature of the information he might be willing to give that is worth so much, given that he worked in a top-security agency. It also shows that there’s …

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Jun 18 2014

The GCHQ is even more brazen than the NSA

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that the NSA and the US government have used every linguistic contortion, legal loophole and, when those failed to meet their needs, outright breaking of laws in order to achieve its ultimate goal of sweeping up all the communications on the planet, and then lying about it.

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May 29 2014

A risky strategy on Greenwald’s part

Both Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald had long hinted that even greater bombshells were in the works and in recent days, Greenwald has indicated that this will be in the form of revealing the names of those who have been spied upon by the NSA.

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May 27 2014

Get ready for a flood of names to be revealed

Glenn Greenwald has confirmed to the British Sunday Times what I speculated about, that the big Snowden finale to appear soon will be the names of Americans who have been spied upon by the NSA and that this will appear on The Intercept.

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May 25 2014

Mystery country X revealed

I missed something when I wrote about the revelation that the NSA was collecting pretty much all the cell phone calls made in the Bahamas. In The Intercept report by Glenn Greenwald that I cited, there was one paragraph that said:

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May 22 2014

The United States of Secrets-Part Two: Privacy Lost

I just watched the 54-minute Frontline follow-up to the first part The United States of Secrets-Part One: The Program that I wrote about here. You can watch this part also online here. It is well worth watching.

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May 20 2014

The strategy for revealing the Snowden documents

In an interview with GQ magazine, Glenn Greenwald explains the strategy that was developed to deal with the documents that Edward Snowden gave them. It was determined by his antipathy towards mainstream US media and the way they were so deferential to power.

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May 18 2014

Photos of NSA hacking routers

Recall the story of how the NSA was intercepting the shipment of US-made routers and secretly installing backdoors in them that would enable the NSA to gain access to their entire traffic and users before re-sealing the packages and forwarding them to the unwitting recipients.

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May 15 2014

The United States of Secrets-Part One: The Program

Last night I watched online the above two-hour Frontline program that was broadcast earlier this week on public television and it is well worth seeing. It tells the history of the NSA’s secret surveillance programs, focusing on the period from just before the events of 9/11 and leading up to soon after Barack Obama took …

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