Tag: national security agency

NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

| November 1, 2013 | 24 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   NSA Hacks Google. How could it affect you? Emails? Online searches? Think bigger… Recently it was leaked that the National Security Agency tapped into primary overseas communication links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. According to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency has access […]

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NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

| August 3, 2013 | 12 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   NSA surveillance tool, XKeyscore, is a tool that provides intelligence analysts with real-time surveillance of your email, chat and browsing history.  Tagged keyword terms and phrases may unknowingly put you under government scrutiny. Yep, the government knows exactly what keywords you search for on Google. Just ask Michele Catalano […]

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

| October 3, 2012 | 1 Reply

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in an interview with both CNET […]

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DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

| July 5, 2012 | 13 Replies

LegalTimes   DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency. The Washington based advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued in federal district court here to obtain […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

| June 2, 2012 | 8 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)   Continued from: NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1 For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind, in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

| June 1, 2012 | 12 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, […]

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