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NSA Cracked Open Encrypted Networks of Russian Airlines, Al Jazeera, and Other “High Potential” Targets
The NSA’s ability to crack into sensitive VPNs belonging to large organizations, all the way back in 2006, raises broader questions about the security of such networks. Many consumers pay for access to VPNs in order to mask the origin of their internet traffic from the sites they visit, hide their surfing habits from their internet service providers, and to protect against eavesdroppers on public Wi-Fi networks.
security  nsa  vpn 
yesterday by whip_lash
NSA SIDtoday: Giving Answers, Keeping Secrets - The Intercept
NSA program VIVIDDREAM - a tool report whether a VPN is exploitable without disclosing how NSA knows this.
security  vpn  nsa  snowden 
2 days ago by jstenner
Eight AT&T Buildings and Ten Years of Litigation: Shining a Light on NSA Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Two reporters recently identified eight AT&T locations in the United States—towering, multi-story buildings—where NSA surveillance occurs on the backbone of the Internet. Their article showed how the agency taps into cables, routers, and switches that handle vast quantities of Internet traffic around the world. Published by The Intercept, the report shines a light on the NSA’s expansive Internet surveillance network housed inside these sometimes-opaque buildings.
EFF has been shining its own light on NSA Internet surveillance for years with our landmark case, Jewel v. NSA. In more than 10 years of litigation, we’ve made significant strides.
internet  privacy  security  gov2.0  NSA  spying  EFF 
10 days ago by rgl7194
Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying 1791-2015 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
NSA Surveillance History from December 15, 1791 through November, 9 2015.  This timeline is no longer maintained and is provided here for historical reference.

The information found in this timeline is based on the Summary of Evidence we submitted to the court in Jewel v. National Security Agency (NSA). It is intended to recall all the credible accounts and information of the NSA's domestic spying program found in the media, official government statements and reports, and court actions. The timeline includes leaked documents, first published by the Guardian in June 2013, that confirmed the domestic spying by the NSA, as well as accounts based on unnamed government officials.
govtManipulation  govtOverreach  NSA  surveillance 
20 days ago by Jswindle
The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities
These fortress-like AT&T buildings are central to a secret NSA program that has monitored billions of communications, documents and sources reveal.
surveillance  nsa 
22 days ago by kger
What Mueller’s Latest Indictment Reveals About Russian and U.S. Spycraft
The U.S. Government Is Very Good at Tracking Bitcoin
The indictment accuses the Russians of conspiring to “launder the equivalent of more than $95,000 through a web of transactions structured to capitalize on the perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.”
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“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material, and often very significant risks,” Assange said. “There’s a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

WikiLeaks did not respond to a request for comment.
USA  Security  breach  bitcoin  NSA  Russland  hack  Wikileaks  Assange_Julian  Mord 
24 days ago by snearch

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