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  • Top secret document reveals NSA spies on porn habits of suspected terrorists in bid to discredit....

    11/27/2013 8:28:37 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 34 replies
    UK MailOnline ^ | 11/27.2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    National Security Agency spies have been tracking the online sexual activity of suspected terrorists in a bid to expose them as hypocrites, it emerged today. A top secret document revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shows the agency monitored suspected radicalizers in a bid to harm their reputations. ...snip...
  • NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software

    11/24/2013 3:08:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    NRC.nl ^ | 11-23-13 | Floor Boon, Steven Derix and Huib Modderkolk
    The American intelligence service - NSA - infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents provided by former NSA-employee Edward Snowden and seen by this newspaper, prove this. A management presentation dating from 2012 explains how the NSA collects information worldwide. In addition, the presentation shows that the intelligence service uses ‘Computer Network Exploitation’ (CNE) in more than 50,000 locations. CNE is the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware, malicious software. One example of this type of hacking was discovered in September 2013 at the Belgium telecom provider Belgacom....
  • Bill Clinton Refuses To Criticize Edward Snowden, Says Next President Should Be A Woman

    11/18/2013 8:30:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/18/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Lately Bill Clinton has not been doing the president many favors. First, the "is" definition-challenged former president had some harsh words about Obamacare, and most recently in an overnight question-and-answer session before a standing-room-only crowd in a Beijing hotel ballroom, Clinton who was in Beijing for meetings with China’s President Xi Jinping as well as to promote the work of his New York-based philanthropic organisation, the Clinton Foundation, while withholding comments on Obama - whose approval rating has plunged to an all time low - refused to criticise Edward Snowden. Instead he said he believed it was "perfectly legitimate"...
  • ‘Snowden testimony would be a disaster’

    11/02/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 213 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/02/2013 | Gero Schließ
    “It would be a disaster for American-German relations if Snowden came to Germany and publicly testified before the Bundestag.” What Green MP Christian Ströbele ultimately is hoping for after his surprise visit with Edward Snowden in Moscow would be a nightmare for Stephen Szabo of the German Marshall Fund, as well for the Obama administration. The relationship between the two countries is headed towards “a deep, downward spiral,” says Szabo. This must be stopped. If Snowden were to come to Germany with official blessing, the situation would escalate further, warns the long-time Germany expert and vice-president of the German Marshall...
  • Oliver North says Republicans 'complicit' in letting intelligence services 'trod on' 4th Amendment

    11/02/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lee Roop
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Retired Marine colonel and Iran-Contra figure Oliver North said in Huntsville Friday that that he is "deeply concerned" about the data being collected on American citizens by American intelligence agencies. "I think the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution has been trod on," North told a press conference before addressing a crowd of 350 at a young Republicans' dinner at the Davidson Center for Space Technology. North added that "the Republicans in Congress are complicit by not insisting on a select committee to investigate not just NSA, but Benghazi, the IRS, the spying on Americans, enemies' lists being...
  • German gouvernment wants to speak with Snowden

    11/01/2013 4:50:31 AM PDT · by European Guest · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 01.11.2013 | Der Spiegel
    This is a translated exerpt: Berlin - The German government was sending a signal to the former NSA-agent Edward Snowden after his meeting with the German member of the Bundestag Hans-Christian Ströbele that it has the will for a dialogue. The minister for the interior said on friday in Berlin: "We will find solutions if Mr. Snowden agrees to talk with German officials." He didn't said who is going to talk with Snowden. Further the minister noted:" If the message means that Mr. Snowden gives us Informations, we will accept. Everything we get in Information and facts is good. The...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden lands Web job in Russia

    10/31/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/31/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Edward Snowden has hung up his hat as a National Security Agency leaker and taken on a new role working for a private website in Russia, the country that’s sheltering him from U.S. capture and prosecution. “Edward starts work in November,” his attorney told Russian news, BBC reported. His attorney didn’t disclose which website was Mr. Snowden’s new employer.
  • Here's A Very Interesting Picture Of Edward Snowden On A Boat In Russia

    10/31/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    A new photo of Edward Snowden shows him on a boat in Moscow with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the background. The scene was published by LifeNews, which published a photo of the former NSA contractor grocery shopping earlier this month... It appears that Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks advisor who has reportedly been with Snowden since he was in Hong Kong, may be standing to his left.
  • NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say

    10/30/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT · by John W · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani
    The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot. According to a top secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, NSA’s acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from Yahoo and Google...
  • White House Will Stop Spying on Allies, Feinstein Says

    10/28/2013 4:25:23 PM PDT · by abb · 47 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28, 2013 | Siobhan Gorman
    <p>The White House will halt surveillance of U.S. allies, according to the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, reflecting a major shift in policy.</p> <p>The move comes in the wake of revelations that the U.S. has been spying on world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and appears to include any surveillance of allied foreign leaders.</p>
  • Obama has full confidence in the NSA - the activities of which he supposedly knows nothing about?

    10/28/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    10/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    How can Obama truly be confident about that which he supposedly knows nothing about? Obama's lap dog, the man of many faces (literally) - Jay Carney - says that Obama has full confidence in the NSA and its staff. Uhhh, I believe that Obama has full confidence in Kathleen Sebelius, too. Let's see, on-going fresh revelations about the NSA's activities, the Merkel mess-up, a German delegation coming to the U.S. (perhaps to be followed by others in due time), and Obama is confident - about that which he supposedly knows nothing about? And we have a Republican on tv talking...
  • Benador: American Terrorism: Obama's War On The United States

    10/28/2013 6:11:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 28 October 2013 | Eliana Benador
    #StopWatchingUs: “A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” President Obama has been playing with fire, pushing Americans around under the watchful eye of Congress. And the result is showing. Stop Watching Us is an organization of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who interviewed Edward Snowden and helped him expose many of the NSA’s surveillance procedures. They organized a rally last Saturday, October 26 -the 12th anniversary of the US Patriot Act. The event began at 11:30 am and took place...
  • NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment.

    10/27/2013 4:41:38 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 60 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | Fri, Oct 25th 2013 | Mike Masnick
    Apparently not satisfied with just setting fire to the 4th Amendment, NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment. In an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog , it appears that Alexander felt he'd have a friendly audience, so he let loose with some insane claims, including suggesting that the government needs to find a way to "stop" journalists from reporting on the Snowden leaks . As noted by Politco, General Alexander isn't a fan of journalists doing anything about these documents: "I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents,...
  • Officials alert foreign services that Snowden has documents on their cooperation with U.S.

    10/25/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2013 | By Ellen Nakashima
    U.S. officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the United States have been obtained by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, according to government officials. Snowden, U.S. officials said, took tens of thousands of military intelligence documents, some of which contain sensitive material about collection programs against adversaries such as Iran, Russia and China. Some refer to operations that in some cases involve countries not publicly allied with the United States. The process of informing officials in capital after capital about the risk of disclosure is delicate. In some cases, one part...
  • New Snowden revelation: NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders in 2006

    10/24/2013 5:33:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m … outraged?Today’s news has nothing to do with Snowden’s alleged goal of awakening Americans to violations of their civil liberties by the U.S. government, but that’s par for the course. One of the early scoops to come from his cache this summer was the fact that the NSA had bugged Medvedev’s communications at the G20 back in 2009. That was the first clue after the initial uproar over PRISM that, for all his rhetoric, this wasn’t just about protecting his countrymen’s privacy. I wonder if that’s even what it’s mainly about. The revelations about domestic data-mining have been less...
  • NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

    10/24/2013 11:48:25 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 24, 2013 | By James Ball
    The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its "customer" departments, such the White House, State and the Pentagon, to share their "Rolodexes" so the agency can add the phone numbers of leading foreign politicians to their surveillance systems. The document notes that one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is...
  • France and Mexico demand answers over US spying (“deeply shocked”)

    10/21/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 10/22/13
    PARIS — France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from the United States over new spying allegations leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden. French daily Le Monde and German weekly Der Spiegel said in separate reports published Monday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) secretly monitored tens of millions of phone communications in France and hacked into former Mexican president Felipe Calderon’s email account. The allegations come on top of revelations already leaked by Snowden and published in June that the US had a vast, secret program called PRISM to monitor Internet users, which French prosecutors...
  • Snowden's father pleased with son's Moscow life

    10/16/2013 9:46:33 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2013 | Phil Black and Tom Watkins
    Moscow (CNN) -- Edward Snowden's father expressed satisfaction Wednesday with the way his son, the former National Security Agency contractor, has been treated since being granted asylum in August. Lon Snowden spoke to reporters at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport as he prepared to return to the United States after a six-day visit, his first reunion with his son since April. "I felt that this is the best place for him, this is the place where he doesn't have to worry about people rushing across the border to render him," Lon Snowden said. "It's not going to happen here." It may...
  • NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally

    10/14/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
    The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video

    10/12/2013 11:38:56 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Moscow (AFP) - US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden warned of dangers to democracy in the first video released of the fugitive since Russia granted him temporary asylum in August. "If we can't understand the policies and programmes of our government we can't grant our consent in regulating them," Snowden said in one of the short video clips posted on the WikiLeaks website Friday night. The anti-secrecy group said the videos were filmed Wednesday when Snowden met with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists now seeking to promote ethics within the profession. Snowden, a former National Security...