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NSA targets Linux Journal as 'extremist forum': Report
ZDNET ^ | 07/07/2007 | Leon Spencer

Posted on 07/07/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

The Linux Journal, a Linux user community website, has been flagged as an "extremist forum" by the United States' National Security Agency (NSA), while its users have been flagged as "extremists" under the agency's XKeyscore program, according to leaked source code.

The source code, which was published this week by German public broadcaster, ARD, also identified at least two German Tor Directory Authority servers — one in Berlin, the other in Nuremberg — as being under surveillance by the NSA.

The Tor Project is an independent, open-source anonymous software and browsing network that directs traffic through its free, worldwide, volunteer network to conceal users' locations and usage from surveillance.

According to an ARD report, the source code indicates that the German Tor servers are just two among a number of servers that have been targeted by the NSA for surveillance, under its XKeyscore program. The code cites a number of specific IP addresses of the Tor Directory Authority.

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1 posted on 07/07/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
Fear the government that fears your computer.
2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:36:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I don’t doubt that FreeRepublic is on that list.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: Kid Shelleen

Linux Journal is also a magazine you can buy in any bookstore. Does the NSA flag Barnes & Noble?


4 posted on 07/07/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

But they probably are watching.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Kid Shelleen; ShadowAce
Yeah... we bad...

:(){ :|:& };:

/johnny

6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:00:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If you google “tails linux” you’ll get flagged by the NSA (per reports). Tails Linux is an operating system used for internet anonymity.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

It isn’t the only Linux distro that tries to do that.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 5:19:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I bought a USB 3 flash drive and put Slacko (Puppy) Linux on it just to check it out. All of my personal stuff is contained in an encrypted file I have to unlock with a password at boot up.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 5:55:36 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: The Grammarian
I don’t doubt that FreeRepublic is on that list.

I find it liberating knowing I'm at the top of "the list". Means you never have to worry about any other behavior that might cause the fedgov to be after you.

10 posted on 07/07/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

bump


11 posted on 07/07/2014 5:59:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I set up the USB on my desktop PC and just now tried using it to boot my laptop. Everything works.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

That is good news. Did you update anything on the USB? Because that can be a real pain.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 6:11:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Hey, only the NSA can target linux... OS testament right there.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 6:11:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GeronL

No, it just worked. Completely different hardware and there was no problems.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 6:19:28 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

bump

It may well work on just about ANY PC!


16 posted on 07/07/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Most likely. Just as long as it is capable of booting from a USB device.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 6:42:04 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Kid Shelleen

On this, I would hafta agree! /s


18 posted on 07/07/2014 7:47:37 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Great, more points towards my “domestic terrorist” score.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 8:56:07 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: Ray76

Linux Journal is also a magazine you can buy in any bookstore.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 8:56:56 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: Ray76
Linux Journal is also a magazine you can buy in any bookstore.

Lets try that again...

Linux Journal doesn't have a dead tree edition anymore, and hasn't for a couple of years.

21 posted on 07/07/2014 8:57:47 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
the use of XKeyscore allows the NSA to help defend the nation and protect US and allied troops abroad

... unless the White House considers you an 'extremist' or unless you are the U.S. ambassador to Libya or unless someone in the Executive Branch doesn't like you, in which case XKeyscore and the entire weight of the NSA will be brought to bear against a U.S. citizen with no intelligence value other than that you are on the outs with those in power.

The U.S. has become a banana republic.

22 posted on 07/07/2014 9:11:36 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: zeugma

Well then that explains why I haven’t seen it for a while! (I dismissed it’s absence as a symptom of ever shrinking stock at book stores) Still, there’s nothing “extremist” about it.

Thx for the info


23 posted on 07/07/2014 10:46:56 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Kid Shelleen
US Patent 6,266,704

Note the identity of the Original Assignee.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:54:27 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Kid Shelleen; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

25 posted on 07/09/2014 3:03:51 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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