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Israel Spied On John Kerry

Israel Spied On John Kerry

The German magazine Der Spiegel reports that Israel spied on John Kerry last year when has negotiating daily for peace. The magazine cited “several sources from intelligence circles” as saying that although Kerry has a secure phone at his mansion in Georgetown, while he was traveling and needed to make a quick phone call, he [...]

Citizens’ Racy Photos Shared Among NSA Workers, Snowden Says

Intelligence workers have a really good time looking at suggestive photos of unknowing Americans, says Edward Snowden. He said NSA analysts searching for signals intelligence were examining mostly mundane – but sometimes intimate – messages and photographs sent online or through cellphones by “ordinary citizens.” “They stumble across something … completely unrelated to their work, [...]

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 [...]

Germany Considering Using Typewriters After NSA Scandal

Chairman of Germany’s NSA Committee of Inquiry , Patrick Sensburg told Die Welt news yesterday that the German Government is considering reverting to old-fashioned typewriters to replace computers. As reported in The Gurdian: Asked “Are you considering typewriters” by the interviewer on Monday night, the Christian Democrat politician Patrick Sensburg said: “As a matter of [...]

Secret Service Buying Software To Monitor Social Networks

The Secret Service will acquire software that will allow it to monitor social media in real time. In a work order posted on Monday, the agency details information the tool will collect — ranging from emotions of Internet users to old Twitter messages. Its capabilities will include “sentiment analysis,” “influencer identification,” “access to historical Twitter [...]

Snowden Lawyer Compares Edward Snowden To Underground Railroad Runaway Slaves

Whistleblowing testicle-annihilator-cum-Russian television star Edward Snowden was back in the news this week by virtue of his feature length interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams. To follow up the PR blitz, Snowden attorney Ben Wizner appeared on Sunday morning’s Up with Steve Kornacki to explain that Snowden is kinda like slaves who escaped the South via [...]

The NSA Intercepts Millions Of Images Per Day For Facial Recognition

The NSA may very well know what you look like. According to James Risen and Laura Poitras in the Times, it’s unclear how many people around the world — or how many Americans — are subject to the image surveillance, but tens of thousands of “facial-recognition quality images” are collected each day: The agency intercepts [...]

Snowden: Government Exploiting 9/11 To Justify Spying

One of the items to come out of the Brian Williams interview with Edward Snowden was his view that 9/11 is being exploited by the United States government to justify spying on its citizens. “I take the threat of terrorism seriously, and I think we all do,” the former National Security Agency contractor said. “And [...]

Snowden: ‘Ask The State Department Why I’m In Russia’

Edward Snowden says his stay in Russia was a “trap” by the U.S. State Department. Snowden told NBC News anchor Brian Williams in an interview excerpt that aired Wednesday morning that he “never intended” to land in Russia and said he’s “personally surprised” that he wound up there. “I had a flight booked to Cuba onwards [...]

Snowden: ‘I Was Trained As A Spy’

Edward Snowden told NBC’s Brian Williams he is a professional spy. “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word — in that I lived and worked undercover, overseas, pretending to work in a job that I’m not and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Snowden [...]

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