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How the NSA's XKeyscore program works
NBC ^ | 7/31/13 | Yannick LeJacq

Posted on 08/01/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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We don't need no stinking fourth amendment!
1 posted on 08/01/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If Bush did one-tenth of what this moron is doing the MSM then would have had conniptions.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Provided, of course, you don’t use Tor, an offshore commercial VPN, or a free wireless connection.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 8:21:19 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: SkyDancer
If Bush did one-tenth of what this moron is doing the MSM then would have had conniptions.

He did and they did.

4 posted on 08/01/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Could one of you computer whizzes explain this in terms of FR? Does this program sweep in the titles or content of the articles we read on this site?


5 posted on 08/01/2013 8:23:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: SoFloFreeper; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

6 posted on 08/01/2013 8:26:17 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Anyone familiar with TOR or Albine for privacy? I’m looking for a good program and haven’t a clue.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maxine Waters was right.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 8:32:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 8:35:17 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shut up !

It`s just another phony scandal/sarc off


10 posted on 08/01/2013 8:36:13 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Happily in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.)
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To: proxy_user

Tor still exposes your browsing targets to your provider if your are not diligent. TAILS on a bootable USB stick uses Tor and also ensures everything is SSL on both ends. TAILS on open wireless is best.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 8:37:00 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Albion Wilde

The Pubbies have thrown in with Nancy Pelosi on this one.

When the backlash comes it will be driven by Libertarians.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

<< The Pubbies have thrown in with Nancy Pelosi on this one. When the backlash comes it will be driven by Libertarians. >>

I wonder how many RINOs have pacemakers or insulin pumps?


13 posted on 08/01/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: Albion Wilde

In terms of FR? If you’re here, you’re probably on a death list.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: OpusatFR

Our techie has TOR on his laptop but it’s slow accdg to him. My advice? Buy a VPN using bitcoin as once u pay by CC, “they” will be able to read the PW once the emailed receipt comes in. And change your IP address once you do all these stuff..


15 posted on 08/01/2013 8:52:30 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: null and void

We all are.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: null and void

If my number’s up at least I’ll go out informed (And among friends.)


17 posted on 08/01/2013 8:56:56 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: wrencher

You mean DNS lookups? I believe there is a way around that with TOR. Many people don’t use their ISP’s DNS anyway. You could build your own DNS caching server if you wanted to.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 8:58:36 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: null and void

Thank you! New tagline. Did John Adams know Barack Obambi or WHAT???????!!!!!


19 posted on 08/01/2013 9:03:36 AM PDT by Shimmer1 ("What a poor, ignorant, malicious, crapulous mass." John Adams)
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To: Albion Wilde

Sounds like everything on every unencrypted website.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 9:11:45 AM PDT by matt04
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To: proxy_user

Beyond that. Your ISP and it’s peering partners routers know your packet’s next hop so it can route it. Also, the NSA is believed the collect every packet that peers with ATT as it’s rumored they have equipment in their data centers.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 9:11:49 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: SoFloFreeper

The internet is a dangerous place.

Facebook, Twitter and any social network are dangerous, add to that the government using the internet to build a case against you and it is truly a dangerous place.

Name any person in the world and somewhere there is his picture ,his address, his medical records ,his family, his habits, his history of web sites visited.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 9:14:02 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Have you ever wondered why some RINO’s act like RINO’s? It’s worth considering. “Sir, we’ve noticed you’ve been googling ‘cabana boys.’”


24 posted on 08/01/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Yep, and if they can't find a skeleton, they can always make one up.

It's not the truth of the charges, it's the severity.

Besides, who is going to doubt the government?

25 posted on 08/01/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: proxy_user

most of the TOR network nodes are operated by the US. gov ... Big Obozo keeps watching you ...


26 posted on 08/01/2013 9:26:25 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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To: Shimmer1

His reputation preceded him...


27 posted on 08/01/2013 9:34:28 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void; SoFloFreeper
Ever hear of Ghostery (http://www.ghostery.com/)?

I'm using it on FireFox and it's interesting how many bugs it stops.

“Ghostery is a cost free privacy browser extension for Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome owned by the privacy technology company Evidon. It enables its users to easily detect and control web bugs which are objects embedded in a web page, invisible to the user, that allow the collection of data on the user's browsing habits. Ghostery also has a privacy team that creates profiles of page elements and companies for educational purposes.” - Wikipedia

28 posted on 08/01/2013 9:41:28 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

xkeyscore ACCESSES a database of information. like a web browser.

the real question is...

what and/or who is filling the database and with what information?

digging into that will result in answers that will freak you out.

are they tapping your isp? yes.
your phones? yes.
your cable tv? yes.
your driving habits? yes.
your cell data? yes.
your credit card purchases? yes.
your medical history? yes

that’s all generally understood. what most people are unaware of is... your phone is ALWAYS an open mic. that audio data can/will be processed and pushed through voice recognition to produce a text document to be parsed


29 posted on 08/01/2013 9:42:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: null and void
In terms of FR? If you’re here, you’re probably on a death list.

You're probably right...

30 posted on 08/01/2013 9:48:39 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: max americana

I use Torguard. They do not have a hard drive and keep no files. I have over 20 countries with which to make my IP address. Some are fast, some are slow.

Many Chinese and middle eastern folks use Torguard to hide themselves from their governments.

Even if subpena, they could turn over nothing, as they have no records. Even if you use CC, it is a different agency, and they still do not log your activity but you can still use bitcoins if you like (I pay by the year in bitcoins).

I use the TCP client and it is fully encrypted transmission both ways.


31 posted on 08/01/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: SoFloFreeper
NSA XKEYSCORE 2008

3.6 MB PDF of an NSA presentation obtained by Cryptome.org. Very interesting.

32 posted on 08/01/2013 10:17:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: proxy_user

TAILS is a bootable live distribution that is built around Tor, and also provides additional pre-configured SSL enabled services and blocks all services a site might attempt to open outside the defined ones. It also leaves no trace behind once it is turned off although it is possible to create a persistent volume.

All the provider can know is that your IP address is accessing a Tor IP. You can use VirtualBox or something similar to create a virtual host on your own system and try it, and even use it in that way for everyday use. I sometimes use it to access Google search.


33 posted on 08/01/2013 10:43:27 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: alancarp; null and void

You only need to google the wrong words to get a visit from the KGB ehh.. US-GOV.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/government-knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/


34 posted on 08/01/2013 10:47:57 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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35 posted on 08/01/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Vegas stays in the Utah data center.)
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To: SkyDancer
If Bush did one-tenth of what this moron is doing the MSM then would have had conniptions.

The MSM would have demanded his head on an impeachment platter and the RAT caucus would have gone along.
36 posted on 08/01/2013 11:09:28 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jurroppi1

bump


37 posted on 08/01/2013 11:11:19 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: OpusatFR

Try Tor. It’s slower for browsing but not too slow for me. You might try contributing computer resources or more to the project (easy stuff, see explanation at the Tor site). If you want more of a commercial service with more features, you could try something like TorGuard (don’t know if they’re associated with Tor in any way).

I’ve seen some myths about Tor posted here. With Tor, properly configured and used, your ISP cannot see or log destination IP addresses. The ISP can only see accesses to Tor servers. It’s not a government conspiracy. Tor servers are located at various points on the globe and are owned by privacy activists. None of the activists could even see what is going through their servers without enormous resources for decryption.


38 posted on 08/01/2013 11:14:14 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SgtBilko
You only need to google the wrong words to get a visit from the KGB ehh.. US-GOV.

So what we need to have is a coordinated effort to google those words and make their heads explode.

Liken it to a DoS attack on their sorry asses.

40 posted on 08/01/2013 11:42:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: esoxmagnum

Thanks bro for the tip. :)


41 posted on 08/01/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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If you’re here, you’re probably on a death list.

I am on ELEVEN lists.

How many are YOU on?

42 posted on 08/01/2013 11:49:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Diogenesis

Bump for later image swiping! ;)


43 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: OpusatFR

Tor works pretty good these days. In the beginning it was MUCH slower. As for VPN this one seems good so far in about 6 months of use. http://www.ibvpn.com/

www.i2p2.de, a darknet, has out proxies to the regular web too but, i havent used it in good while so don’t know the quality or availability lately.


44 posted on 08/01/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by brandon24
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To: proxy_user

alternative DNS providers:

http://www.opennicproject.org/
https://www.opendns.com/

useful page to bookmark:
https://prism-break.org/


45 posted on 08/01/2013 12:29:49 PM PDT by brandon24
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To: Old Sarge

Dunno. How do I get a count?


46 posted on 08/01/2013 12:45:15 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Funny how they named their program after an old universal password for opening cash registers “X-Key” and the new term for master key to XBOX 360 and other game consoles...


47 posted on 08/01/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I do private Infosec work. I don’t have anything to hide but, i run with a lot of security just to annoy these .Gov creeps. Using a virtual machine is good advice. https://www.virtualbox.org/ Other good advice to consider here below.

Consider changing your browser homepage and search default. When your worried about your search use Startpage’s integrated proxy feature in the search results. https://startpage.com

Consider putting Truecrypt on your host if you want an elevated degree of the assurance of the confidentiality of your computer. Use a long strong pass PHRASE with it. http://www.truecrypt.org/

Consider the TOR browser package and/or VPN. https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
http://www.ibvpn.com/

Consider installing a NON-PERSISTENT RAMDrive program (there are free ones but i like “Primo’s”) and put a portable version of your preferred web browser program on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RAM_drive_software
http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/primo-ramdisk/

Consider using Sandboxie in the RAMDrive to isolate the browser further against “hacks”. Optionally set the program to dump and wipe the contents of the sandbox on browser close. “Eraser” can be called for a secure wipe.
http://www.sandboxie.com/
http://eraser.heidi.ie/

Consider using “Boxcryptor” if you use online storage. https://www.boxcryptor.com/

Consider using “CCleaner” and/or “Privazer” for keeping your system tidy.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
http://privazer.com/

Consider changing to alternative DNS provider like the OpenNicProject or OpenDNS.
http://www.opennicproject.org/
https://www.opendns.com/

Consider annoying your friends to switch to PIDGIN and all get the encryption plugin if you IM.
http://www.pidgin.im/
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/
http://pidgin-encrypt.sourceforge.net/

Consider annoying your friends to setup Mozilla Thunderbird with a service like GMail and integrate GPGP4Win for secure email. http://www.enigmail.net/home/index.php

Consider annoying your friends to all get the free Keytone app from the app store for secure voice and text on your mobile phones. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keytone-free!/id532401119?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mocana.keywe&hl=en


48 posted on 08/01/2013 1:08:01 PM PDT by brandon24
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To: SgtBilko
You only need to google the wrong words to get a visit from the KGB ehh.. US-GOV.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/government-knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/

FR thread posted earlier:

Feds Investigate Couple for Online Searches (pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my!)

49 posted on 08/01/2013 1:31:13 PM PDT by CedarDave (Trayvon Martin history: The MS media is in love with burglars and thugs in training.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“When the backlash comes it will be driven by Libertarians.”

I hope it’s that simple.
Fearing The Beast may pull a false-flag operation, validate all they have done and take even more freedom.


50 posted on 08/01/2013 1:44:59 PM PDT by In Another Time... (Think you can trust the NSA spooks? Just ask the Catalano family)
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