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SPYING: “NSA’s controversial $100M phone-surveillance program led to zero arrests”

“A National Security Agency (NSA) programme that analysed logs of phone calls and text messages made by Americans cost $100m and yielded one investigation and zero arrests from 2015 to 2019. In that same period it also only twice produced … Continue reading

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Mass Surveillance: “…The NSA is archiving all encrypted emails and transactions…”

“All encrypted emails, files and hard drives that currently rely on 256-bit encryption (such as AES or RSA) may be retroactively broken by the NSA in the next three years, thanks to rapid advances in quantum computing recently announced by Google … Continue reading

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CRIME: “NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time”

“The National Security Agency collected records about U.S. calls and text messages that it wasn’t authorized to obtain last year, in a second such incident, renewing privacy concerns surrounding the agency’s maligned phone-surveillance program, according to government documents and people … Continue reading

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“Lawmakers Demand Details on NSA’s Sweeping Phone Surveillance Operations”

“A group of lawmakers is demanding the National Security Agency disclose more details on its sweeping phone surveillance operations to the public. Six Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday called on NSA to release a public report outlining … Continue reading

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“How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks”

“Chinese intelligence agents acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia, a leading cybersecurity firm has discovered. The episode is the latest evidence that the United … Continue reading

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SPYING: “NSA Reports 75% Increase in Unmasking U.S. Identities Under Foreign Surveillance Law in 2018”

“The National Security Agency revealed to federal agencies the identities of almost 17,000 U.S. residents or corporations whose information was collected under a foreign surveillance law in 2018, registering about a 75% increase in unmaskings over the previous year, according … Continue reading

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Good News: “NSA Weighs Ending Phone Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden”

“The National Security Agency is considering ending a once-secret surveillance program that annually collects hundreds of millions of telephone call records, including those belonging to Americans, because it lacks operational value, according to people familiar with the matter…” https://www.wsj.com/articles/nsa-weighs-ending-phone-surveillance-program-exposed-by-snowden-11551752806 One … Continue reading

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