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NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies
Gizmodo ^ | 02/10/18 | Matt Novak

Posted on 02/10/2018 10:51:30 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And according to new reports in the New York Times and The Intercept, the National Security Agency (NSA) has updated the tactic, using its public Twitter account to send secret messages to at least one Russian spy....

According to the reports, the unnamed Russian met with US spies in person in Germany, and the NSA sometimes communicated with the Russian spy by sending roughly a dozen coded messages from the NSA’s Twitter account. The one important question....

Sending public messages while hiding in plain sight is called steganography and ensures that not only is the message secret, but the method of delivery won’t be suspected by anyone who doesn’t know it’s going on. The message is so public that nobody is thinking to look for it there, aside from perhaps those in the tinfoil hat crowd....

Russian spies reportedly used public websites to communicate coded messages back in 2010 before a large Russian spy ring was broken up. But this might be the first time that such a high-profile US intelligence Twitter account has been used in such a way.

(Excerpt) Read more at gizmodo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: 201802; codyshearer; cranberryjuice; cybersecurity; intercept; nsa; nytimes; rooskyspies; russianspyring; shearer; spyring; steganography; theintercept; twitter
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1 posted on 02/10/2018 10:51:30 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

OK, FREEPERS, let’s see if we can find and decode any of those messages.


2 posted on 02/10/2018 10:55:36 AM PST by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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I’m waiting for my decoder ring.


3 posted on 02/10/2018 10:59:11 AM PST by I want the USA back (Cynicism may just keep you from going insane in a world that has chosen its own demise.)
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To: budj

bet the bad guys have already done so.

It’s a joke how incompetant gov‘t employees are. all of them


4 posted on 02/10/2018 10:59:35 AM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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That NY Times article on which this one is based is a big steaming pile of crap and misinformation, reading like it was written by a loopy novelist, unbelievable as written.
It did name Cody Shearer, friend of Sid Blumenthal, in it for a comment or two.
This article attempts somewhat successfully to patch the strangeness of the NYT article.


5 posted on 02/10/2018 11:02:42 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: vooch
It’s a joke how incompetant gov‘t employees are. all of them

It's our saving grace. A real danger would be evil and competent government employees.

6 posted on 02/10/2018 11:03:33 AM PST by Flick Lives
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Feb 10 2018 03:13:33 Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: 567809
325272
JFK Con Room.
https:// www.cia.gov/kids-page/games/break-the-code/code-1.html
Would you believe this site is actually used to comm to rogue operators?
@Snowden
[John]
Cold?
Q


7 posted on 02/10/2018 11:03:46 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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Kinda how Q communicates with his agents....


8 posted on 02/10/2018 11:04:07 AM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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I believe Comey’s bizarre and disjointed Tweets are coded messages to the Deep State.


9 posted on 02/10/2018 11:04:13 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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Here’s a link to the peculiar original article:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3630886/posts


10 posted on 02/10/2018 11:04:17 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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John has a long moustache.
11 posted on 02/10/2018 11:05:11 AM PST by KarlInOhio (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own.)
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Except today it would be “Joan has a long mustache.”


12 posted on 02/10/2018 11:08:31 AM PST by Rebelbase ( Hillary, DNC, DOJ and FBI colluded with a British National to influence the 2016 Pres. election)
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A Russian spy. Are his initials CDS? Inquiring minds want to know.

We know that a Soros operative with the initials BHO could have communicated that way but most like spoke directly to the NSA.


13 posted on 02/10/2018 11:08:41 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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>>During the first Cold War

First Cold War???

14 posted on 02/10/2018 11:16:36 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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One red shoe is untied. I repeat, one red shoe is untied.


15 posted on 02/10/2018 11:18:08 AM PST by blackdog
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Luna bakes cookies
car water tree
The sun shines in the north


16 posted on 02/10/2018 11:18:10 AM PST by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: budj; Rebelbase; KarlInOhio

...OK, FREEPERS, let’s see if we can find and decode any of those messages...

“Wounds my heart with a monotonous langour”

As in a bad reaction to anything Nasty Pelosi says.


17 posted on 02/10/2018 11:26:33 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: I want the USA back
I’m waiting for my decoder ring.

OR!


18 posted on 02/10/2018 11:48:17 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive of 64+ million Trump Deplorables. You will lose!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Bookmark


19 posted on 02/10/2018 1:05:11 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (#releasethememo)
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BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE


20 posted on 02/10/2018 1:14:20 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.arare)
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