The director of the NSA has defended his agency’s spying policy against the rants of the critics. According to General Keith Alexander, the collection of metadata is the only method of gaining access to the terrorists.
According to the General, this was the least bothersome way of gathering the necessary data about people. He also spoke of how it was a crucial step in defending the United States against its enemies.
Though it was a feeble attempt at justifying what was essentially against the law of the land, General Keith Alexander was adamant. He said that if anyone could come up with a better idea he or she ought to suggest it. Unfortunately, there were none.
Alexander said that while many phone recordsare surveyed by the NSA each year, only a few hundred actually get examined. These too are only scrutinized due to some very genuine suspicions that the NSA execs had against them.
The General furthermore said that given the threat that already existed to the United States from several terrorist organizations, it was simply preposterous to even consider ending these surveillance programs.
Former NSA director Keith Alexander will charge companies up to $1 million a month to keep them safe from online hackers, Foreign Policy reports. Apparently Alexander and business partners from IronNet Cybersecurity have founded a new firm after leaving the government and military in March. The company supposedly offers a new technology that has a “unique” approach when it ... Source: BGR
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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 said in response to a ques ... Source: WNDFull article at: WNDJul 20 2014, 6:09pm CDT
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 abou ... Source: BetaNews
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Jul 13 2014, 4:48pm CDT
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
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Jul 11 2014, 4:00am CDT
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 S ... Source: Engadget
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Jul 9 2014, 10:04am CDT
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 trai ... Source: NDTV
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Jul 4 2014, 12:07am CDT
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 report evaluating the surveill ... Source: AppleSlashdot
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Jul 2 2014, 5:22pm CDT
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 b ... Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
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Jun 30 2014, 5:59pm CDT
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 searche ... Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
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Jun 30 2014, 4:01pm CDT
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 ... Source: MSNBC
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Jun 30 2014, 11:08am CDT
Katy Perry Praised by President Obama
It was a once-a-lifetime opportunity and the person who availed it was none other than the Firework singer Katy Perry. She was invited to a dinner at the White House in honor of the Special Olympics and Katy decided to...
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