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Post by Mordae on Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:22 am

Probably a good spot to chuck up more news of how our privacy has been stripped Mad

http://www.mintpressnews.com/politically-explosive-docs-show-how-nsa-wiretaps-earth/192786/
New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to global communication systems and the private information of the world’s citizens that travel through them.

Based on documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the new reporting details a program called RAMPART-A which uses digital “congestion points” located across the world and allows the agency to “intercept the content of phone calls, faxes, e-mails, internet chats, data from virtual private networks, and calls made using Voice over IP software like Skype.”

The NSA would not give comment to The Intercept on the RAMPART-A program, but agency spokesperson Vanee Vines offered this statement: “The fact that the U.S. government works with other nations, under specific and regulated conditions, mutually strengthens the security of all. NSA’s efforts are focused on ensuring the protection of the national security of the United States, its citizens, and our allies through the pursuit of valid foreign intelligence targets only.”

In addition to its wide reach, what stands out about the program is its brute strength. As Intercept journalist Ryan Gallagher explains, the computing power of the devices used for RAMPART-A “enables the NSA to tap into three terabits of data every second as the data flows across the compromised cables – the equivalent of being able to download about 5,400 uncompressed high-definition movies every minute.”...
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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:28 am

NSA has too much power as does their adjunct, Deptartment of Homeland Security, more like insecurity.

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:42 pm

Yup. The hackers are already working on blocking software now. Let the battle begin!  Twisted Evil 

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Post by Stargate on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:43 am

@Rockhopper wrote:Yup. The hackers are already working on blocking software now. Let the battle begin!  Twisted Evil 

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Yes Tim, let the battle begin. In the cyber world this gathering of information might make sense to some, but it is not a solution to anything in the real world. This idea and ideas such as these cam from from so called critical thinkers though the channel of greed and power.

There is no sense in using the money worked for by people, to spy and set traps for the said people whose monies are being used to depress them. I feel a sense of nonsense in my being. Can you imagine the amount of energy no matter what form you use, to maintain such spying capabilities?

I think this is a vast spy ring, and it employs a lot of people. It seems to be an internet of every body spying on every body. The hackers, the hijackers, the pirates, the data collectors, man all of them are employed.

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Post by Lenzabi on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:59 am

And yet, they still feel they need this.

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Post by Mordae on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:22 am

@Stargate wrote:
@Rockhopper wrote:Yup. The hackers are already working on blocking software now. Let the battle begin!  Twisted Evil 

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Yes Tim, let the battle begin. In the cyber world this gathering of information might make sense to some, but it is not a solution to anything in the real world. This idea and ideas such as these cam from from so called critical thinkers though the channel of greed and power.

True. The perfect example of how futile the entire data collection system has become, is all the facebook/you tube material coming out from ISIL/ISIS atm.

Possibly it's being ignored because of some of the inital funders of the organisation, but still...
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Post by Mordae on Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Interesting...

Bounty on Tors' Head

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) announced a 3.9 million ruble ($111,290) bounty for anyone who finds a solution that would allow Russian police officers to identify users of Tor, an anonymizer network, as reported by Russia Today.
The winner of the bounty will be announced on August 20, with the bounty going unnoticed on the official government procurement website for two weeks. Several human rights activists flagged the notice today. The competition is open to Russian citizens and companies, who are required to pay a 195,000 ruble ($5,555) entry fee...
Quite a good interview with Arjen Kamphius here...

...he has the idea that, while you can't stop the surveillance, we can, collectively, make it so expensive to do that it'll bankrupt the pricks.

However it does make for an interesting paradox...The US Government wants to make the internet impossible for foreign governments to hack, yet wants to hack everything. It simply doesn't work that way, either everyone can hack or no one can.
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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:13 pm

Yep, time to make the Gubmint pay for all that info on us!

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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:24 am

I wish 'em luck trying to crack Tor. The very nature of the Tor network makes it almost impossible to whack!

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