NSA

NSA metadata program “consistent” with Fourth Amendment, Kavanaugh once argued
Kavanaugh
ArsTechnica | On Thursday, during the second-to-last day of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) had an interesting exchange over recent privacy cases with the Supreme Court judicial nominee,...
NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report
EternalBlue
AFP | Washington (AFP) - Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday. A report by the Cyber Threat...
The NSA and the USA Freedom Act
NSA Eagle
LawFareBlog | The National Security Agency has announced a startling failure in the implementation of the USA Freedom Act of 2015. According to a public statement released by NSA on June 28, the call detail records that NSA has been...
NSA ‘Systematically Moving’ All Its Data to The Cloud
Servers
NextGov | The National Security Agency has moved most of the mission data it collects, analyzes and stores into a classified cloud computing environment known as the Intelligence Community GovCloud. The IC GovCloud is a single...
The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal
Keyboard
TheIntercept | Internet paranoiacs drawn to Bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency. Increasingly popular among get-rich-quick speculators, Bitcoin started out as a...
Fight looms over national privacy law
TheHill | The tech industry and consumer groups are gearing up for a fight as lawmakers begin considering whether to draft a national privacy law. The push to get Congress to enact federal privacy standards is gaining new urgency...
Clapper: Obama Initiated Trump Investigation
ZeroHedge | Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit.  Speaking...
NSA deletes scores of call records over ‘technical irregularities’
TheHill | The National Security Agency is deleting years' worth of call records collected for foreign intelligence purposes, saying that “technical irregularities” resulted in the spy agency collecting data it was not authorized...
‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA Targeted Cryptocurrency Users Globally, Snowden Leaks Show
Ethernet
RT | The National Security Agency targeted Bitcoin users around the world, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. The revelations strike a blow to the financial privacy of bitcoin users, academics warn...
Snowden rips Trump's CIA pick over torture program
TheHill | ormer National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blasted the Trump administration on Tuesday for the selection of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA over Haspel's former management of a "black site" prison. In a series...
"Bigger Than Watergate" - Trump Slams Obama Admin's "Unprecedented" Actions
Trump
ZeroHedge | President Trump took a break from confirming his intent to retaliate for years of unfair-trade-deals with America's so-called 'allies', to return to another topic that is as existentially-threatening to the status quo...
Trump on hot mic says he will '100 percent' release Devin Nunes memo
WashingtonExaminer | President Trump told a Republican lawmaker he will “100 percent" release a classified intelligence memo written by GOP members on the House Intelligence Committee, as he left his first State of the Union address. “[...
NSA Deletes “Honesty” and “Openness” From Core Values
Camera
TheIntercept | The National Security Agency maintains a page on its website that outlines its mission statement. But earlier this month, the agency made a discreet change: It removed “honesty” as its top priority. Since at least May...
Snowden: Trump Must Veto Reauthorized NSA Spying Powers In Light Of FISA Memo
Snowden
ZeroHedge | Donald Trump must veto reauthorized NSA spying powers which passed both the House and the Senate yesterday without a single reform, in light of an explosive four-page memo said to detail sweeping FISA Abuses by the FBI...
Ex-Spook Clapper Celebrates 5 Years Since Lying to Congress, as Statute of Limitations Expires
Clapper
RT | It’s been five years since former US spy chief James Clapper lied to Congress about the NSA’s giant surveillance program, and the statute of limitations for his crime is coming to end, guaranteeing him a peaceful...
Leaked Files Show How NSA Tracks Other Countries’ Hackers
Hacker
TheIntercept | When the mysterious entity known as “Shadow Brokers” released a tranche of stolen NSA hacking tools to the internet a year ago, most experts who studied the material honed in on the most potent tools, so-called “zero-...
NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents
Mil
TheIntercept | He was an NSA staffer but also a volunteer, having signed up to provide technical expertise for a wide-ranging, joint CIA mission in Iraq. He did not know what he was getting himself into. After arriving in Baghdad “...
AT&T Captures Classified NSA Tech Contract
NSA
NextGov | Following a resolved bid protest, the National Security Agency can now begin work with telecommunications giant AT&T on the second of three massive tech contracts that make up the agency’s classified Groundbreaker...