Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Newest NSA Revelations


Here are some links to the latest revelations about NSA spying...


New York Times: “N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers”


The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials.

The technology, which the agency has used since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.

The radio frequency technology has helped solve one of the biggest problems facing American intelligence agencies for years: getting into computers that adversaries, and some American partners, have tried to make impervious to spying or cyberattack. In most cases, the radio frequency hardware must be physically inserted by a spy, a manufacturer or an unwitting user. […] There is no evidence that the N.S.A. has implanted its software or used its radio frequency technology inside the United States.

This next one was actually pretty shocking...then I came to my senses remembered that many in the government are war mongers and psychopaths who apparently have no qualms about shooting missiles at innocent people. The website BuzzFeed reported how a number of “American intelligence” agents and analysts want to see Edward Snowden dead. Yes, dead. If this doesn't ram home the fact that within government there are numerous brainwashed puppets I don't know what else could illustrate this better. An NSA analyst is to have said, “In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself.” “A lot of people share this sentiment.” Funny. I thought it was already legal to kill an american. It's happened before and apparently it's even legal, according to AG Eric Holder.

I'm not sure if I have posted something on this before, but just in case, the NSA is ”tracking cellphone locations worldwide.”

It's been revealed how the NSA uses Google cookies (!) to track and target certain computers and individuals for hacking attacks.

Not only are your phone calls and emails not safe from the NSA but it's been revealed how they also collect ”millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep.”

Finally, an independent review of the NSA's bulk collection of phone records found that these Orwellian methods “has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism” and that “[i]n the majority of cases, traditional law enforcement and investigative methods provided the tip or evidence to initiate the case.” The same was said by the review panel initiated by the Obama administration, even though the Obama administration “disagrees” and “believes that the program is lawful.”

Change we can believe in...” Bullshit!

After all of this bad news, here is a little something that might make at least a few people smile: Funny NSA Spying Pictures

3 comments:

  1. Oh, and don't forget: in the catalog of items the NSA has produced, there are chips made specifically for compromising different types of OS, including Linux and the various BSD variants. Open Source doesn't mean a thing for preventing the NSA from spying on you, contrary to what some of its advocates were saying earlier.

    As for the Obama administration: Obama has always been an authoritarian. Even in the few issues where his de facto stance is broadly liberal, his approach is always through the exercise of power, rather than through diplomacy or debate. (And most of the time, regardless of what he may say, his stance is in practice very far to the right of center, even for the U.S.) That he continues to try to hold on to the NSA as a tool for the government to use against its perceived enemies is not at all surprising.

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  2. Hi Arizona atheist, this comment is nto related to this post, but Im sure you will be very interested to see Sir Roger Penrose explaining his CCC cosmology model and debunking WLC at the same time (the latter happens 20mins into the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM47acQ7pEQ&list=UUtOgKmAM4MeFu-jd-HB3_cg&feature=c4-overview

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  3. Hi V1car, I agree with you. Though, I do think that open source is perhaps a little bit safer, since it would be very difficult for the NSA to implant some kind of code into the framework because anyone can inspect the code at any time.

    skydivephl, Thanks for the info. That was interesting.

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