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    A useful compendium of NSA documents

    Introducing a Compendium of the Released NSA Spying Documents

    The ongoing NSA leaks, Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and government declassification continue to bring vital information to the public about the the ongoing efforts of the NSA and its allies to spy on millions of innocent people. What started out as news detailing the agency's collections of users' calling records, phone calls, and emails now includes NSA's attack on international encryption standards and breaking into the data center links of companies like Yahoo! and Google. The news reports will continue to come and are often grounded in documents like PowerPoint slides, pictures, and internal government reports.
    Because of the flood of information, we've decided to compile the documents in a chart that will serve as part of our NSA Spying resource. The chart attempts to compile all of the documents released by the newspapers and the government, with the exception of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders. It lists the date of publication, the original source and a short description of the contents. The key documents will also be toggled on our timeline of NSA spying. Our NSA Spying resource was created last year and is intended to serve as a comprehensive public resource. It links to EFF's lawsuits challenging the spying, includes an understanding of the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, provides an interactive timeline, and discusses word games the intelligence community uses.
    As EFF’s litigation and public advocacy continues, we will keep these pages updated and expand the information included. Our compilation will complement similar efforts by the ACLU and Cryptome.






    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/1...rimary-sources
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    Not be pedantic, you know I never would, but Snowden really has nothing to do with Wikileaks, and these are not cables. Would it not make more sense to file this thread with the other Snowden threads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Not be pedantic, you know I never would, but Snowden really has nothing to do with Wikileaks, and these are not cables. Would it not make more sense to file this thread with the other Snowden threads?
    Not at all, I agree - I was in a bit of a hurry so just parked it here. I'll fix it.
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    The recent revelations that the NSA intercepted Google and Yahoo traffic, in addittion to that provided under court order, has really turned Silicon Valley against the NSA, and raised Snowden's stock. Now Microsoft. Seems little doubt there will be more.

    Hard to believe the EFF is almost 25 years old. Remember when I first heard of them thinking "how cool'.


    Discussion on limiting NSA powers just beginning. You can listen live, or later.

    http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/20...illance-powers


    Suspecting NSA spying, Microsoft to ramp up efforts to encrypt its Internet traffic
    Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic after concluding that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications systems, said people familiar with the emerging plans.

    Suspicions at Microsoft, while building for several months, sharpened in October when it was reported that the NSA was intercepting traffic inside the private networks of Google and Yahoo, two industry rivals with similar global infrastructures, said people with direct knowledge of the company’s deliberations. They said top Microsoft executives are meeting this week to decide what encryption initiatives to deploy and how quickly.

    Documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest — though do not prove — that the company is right to be concerned. Two previously unreleased slides that describe operations against Google and Yahoo include references to Microsoft’s Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger services. A separate NSA e-mail mentions Microsoft Passport, a Web-based service formerly offered by Microsoft, as a possible target of that same surveillance project, called MUSCULAR, which was first disclosed by The Post last month.

    Read more at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/microsoft-suspecting-nsa-spying-to-ramp-up-efforts-to-encrypt-its-internet-traffic/2013/11/26/44236b48-56a9-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html



    Primary sources: Did the NSA target Microsoft too? and evidence of Microsoft's vulnerability, from NSA documents. The Washington Post.



    The NSA spied on porn habits as part of plan to discredit 'radicalizers.' "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as "exemplars" of how "personal vulnerabilities" can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target's credibility, reputation and authority." Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim in The Huffington Post.
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    Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic is conducting a read of Joe Bamford's 1982 book on the NSA "The Puzzle Palace" and posting some observations. You tag along for the ride by checking this link.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/conor-friedersdorf/


    Here's the first installment.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/...-began/281862/
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    Andrew Wilkie warns Parliament that Australia is becoming a police state.

    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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