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Germany Plans To Defeat NSA Spying  With Manual Typewriters

Germany Plans To Defeat NSA Spying With Manual Typewriters

The Guardian reports that Patrick Sensburg, the head of Germany’s parliamentary inquiry into NSA activity, is considering using manual typewriters for sensitive documents instead of e-mail. The Russian government took similar measures in 2013 in response to NSA spying allegations by Edward Snowden. The Federal Guard Service (FSO) placed an order for twenty Triumph Adler [...]

Significant Holes Emerge In The <em>Washington Post</em>‘s NSA Story After It’s Too Late

Throughout the past year of covering the shoddy journalism orbiting the NSA story, it never ceases to amaze that so many award-winning journalists, some veterans, some not-so-much, are unable to adequately explain things. Decide for yourself whether this murky reporting is deliberate or symptomatic of the complexities of this issue. There’s no real way of [...]

Ordinary Internet Users Far Outnumber Targeted Foreigners In NSA-Intercepted Data

Ordinary Internet users, with no reason to be targeted, far outnumber those who are targeted by the NSA, according to a Washington Post investigation. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets [...]

‘There Are Negotiations’ For Snowden To Return To U.S.

Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Wolfgang Kalek, says “there are negotiations” for his client to return to the United States. All efforts are now focused on finding a solution acceptable for Edward Snowden, at least in the medium term, according to Kaleck, who is also secretary-general for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. Meanwhile, former [...]

NSA Recording Every Cell Phone Call In The Bahamas

Glenn Greenwald’s First Look is reporting that the National Security Agency records every mobile phone call in 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 implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government. Instead, the agency [...]

Jimmy Carter Thinks NSA Is Spying On His Emails

The former president told Meet the Press he sends messages to foreign leaders via snail mail for fear his emails are being monitored by the National Security Agency. “As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored. And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader [...]

Confirmed: NSA Spied On Americans Solely On Bush’s Orders

No court approval was requested when President George W. Bush decided that the NSA was to conduct surveillance on phone and email data of Americans. In a court filings on Monday, government lawyers said that the Internet program ran in parallel with a program gathering so-called metadata about telephone calls. The counterterrorism efforts operated under [...]

NSA Surveillance Program Reaches ‘Into The Past’ To Retrieve, Replay Phone Calls

The National Security Agency makes it possible to not only record a foreign country’s telephone calls, but also to go back a month in time to review previous calls. A senior manager for the program compares it to a time machine — one that can replay the voices from any call without requiring that a [...]

NSA Hacking Your Computer Via Facebook

Glenn Greenwald’s First Look Media reports that that the National Security Agency is breaking into “potentially millions of computers worldwide” and installing malware “implants.” “In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social-media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard [...]

NSA Division Chief Accused Of Beating 3-Year-Old Adopted Son To Death

Bob O’Callaghan became a division chief at the National Security Agency after having fought in Iraq. He was considered a “loving” father who adopted a 3-year-old Korean boy. O’Callaghan is chief of the Korean Division and has top-secret intelligence clearance. It is a background that made allegations revealed in Montgomery County District Court on Tuesday [...]

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