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NSA Surveillance Reach Goes Very Far Indeed, Covers 75% US Internet Traffic

According to the latest data, the NSA has a spying network that is sprawled all over the United States and the rest of the world. Its reach goes very far indeed covering over 75% of US Internet traffic.

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NSA Surveillance Reach Goes Very Far Indeed, Covers 75% US Internet Traffic

Spying is one of the oldest professions alright. Yet today it has been mapped down to a fine art. The NSA in particular seems to be adept in spy-craft. The organization has ordered several telecom companies to lend it full access to Internet traffic that it believes contains vital data. This does not mean every email and exchange on the Net is being looked into.

But, information regarding foreign intelligence is under strict observation. This is still a large swathe from the net total of traffic. Meanwhile, according to the NSA, it only oversees less than 2% of the worldwide traffic. There is thus a wide margin between what is professed and the actual reality. 

The NSA also takes extra special notice of certain marked traffic which it keeps under its selectors. President Barack Obama admitted earlier that while the United States did engage in some snooping around it also practiced self-control in such delicate matters. After Edward Snowden spilled the beans on the NSA’s surreptitious activities, the President tried to explain some of the blameworthy deeds of big government.

Currently, however it has become clear that the reach of the government is far more than its grasp. And furthermore, the activities of the governmental spying agencies have been going on since eons. The very thoughts this conjures up are frightening.

Source: WSJ

 

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Whistleblower: IRS in cahoots with NSA

Source: WND

William Binney One of the architects of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping technology told a radio host today the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has “direct access” to the NSA’s domestic spying data and was likely using it to target the tea party. NSA whistleblower William Binney was being interviewed on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s 970 AM The Answer when he disclosed the startling revelation. “For example,” Binney sa ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND Jul 20 2014, 6:09pm CDT
 


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Wilson's Weekend Whine: Snowden is right to be disgusted at UK "emergency surveillance bill"

Source: BetaNews

When we talk about surveillance online, it is almost always with reference to the NSA and activities in the US. But US citizens are far from being the only web users affected by surveillance. The NSA has long arms, but there are also similar activities going on in plenty of other countries. This week in the UK, the government is pushing through legislation that requires phone and internet companies to store information about cus ...
Source: BetaNews   Full article at: BetaNews Jul 13 2014, 4:48pm CDT
 

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NSA Implementing Fix To Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says his agency has taken steps to ensure there won't be another Snowden. But he also contends there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure. A former NSA technical director says a program he developed might have stopped Snowden. But it was rejected, he says, because ...
Source: New Hampshire Public Radio   Full article at: New Hampshire Public Radio Jul 11 2014, 4:00am CDT
 

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FBI and NSA targeted prominent Muslim-American leaders for surveillance

Source: Engadget

Pictured: NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency monitored the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans, documents from former-NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal. ...
Source: Engadget   Full article at: Engadget Jul 9 2014, 10:04am CDT
 

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NSA Targeted German Privacy Activist Sebastian Hahn: Report

Source: NDTV

According to a report, code found in NSA's software reveals it's interest in anyone who uses a program called Tor that can obscure a person's digital trail ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jul 4 2014, 12:07am CDT
 

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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

Source: AppleSlashdot

An anonymous reader writes There's an independent agency within the U.S. government called the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Their job is to weigh the benefits of government actions — like stopping terrorist threats — against violations of citizens' rights that may result from those actions. As you might expect, the NSA scandal landed squarely in their laps, and they've compiled a repor ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot Jul 2 2014, 5:22pm CDT
 

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NSA and Big IT Tech

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The Government of Germany just announced that it will be cancelling an information technology project with Verizon. The announcement makes clear Germany is doing this because they do not trust that Verizon will or even can safeguard Germany's data and telecommunications from spying by the National Security Administration (NSA). The German suspicions are heightened because the NSA was discovered via the information released by former ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 30 2014, 5:59pm CDT
 

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Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The nation's top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless searches of the content of Americans' communications caught up in collection on foreign targets. The letter, sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), also disclosed that there are large gaps in how the government tracks searches on Americans ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 30 2014, 4:01pm CDT
 

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Snowden's revelations: Good for US or not?

Source: MSNBC

The Great Debate: Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander discusses the harm former CIA employee Edward Snowden caused when he leaked information about the NSA's surveillance program. The ACLU's Anthony Romero ...
Source: MSNBC   Full article at: MSNBC Jun 30 2014, 11:08am CDT
 

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Snowden's revelations: Good for US or not?

Source: MSNBC

The Great Debate: Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander discusses the harm former CIA employee Edward Snowden caused when he leaked information about the NSA's surveillance program. The ACLU's Anthony Romero argues Snow ...
Source: MSNBC   Full article at: MSNBC Jun 30 2014, 11:02am CDT
 

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