Spying

Anniversary of the NSA revelations

This week marks the year of Edward Snowden NSA revelations began. I have covered news on NSA relevations on my blog pretty much (Security trends 2013 and Security trends 2014). Register magazine article NSA: Inside the FIVE-EYED VAMPIRE SQUID of the INTERNET is a good wrap-up of what has been revealed over the years and

The NSA Archive

The suspicions the National Security Agency has gone far beyond its mandate of gathering information for counter-terrorism and foreign intelligence purposes were confirmed when, on June 5, 2013, The Guardian released the first in a series of documents provided by Edward Snowden detailing the NSA’s unlawful spying activities. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has

Spies target ‘leaky’ phone apps

New York Times, Guardian and ProPublic have reported that Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data. In their globe-spanning surveillance for terrorism suspects and other targets, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications: With each new generation of mobile

Friday Fun: The NSA Product Generator

The NSA Product Generator automatically generates weirdly-codenamed fictional NSA spying products beyond the wildest paranoid’s dreams. Every time you refresh the page, you get a new product information page. They look so real it’s almost scary. The NSA Product Generator was inspired by the recent dump of NSA’s TAO product catalog.