Tag Archive: spying

on July 10, 2014 in World News

CIA Get Out

Germany Demands Top U.S. Intelligence Officer Be Expelled CIA Get Out Germany’s relations with the United States plunged to a low point Thursday, with the government demanding the expulsion of the chief American intelligence official stationed here because, it said, Washington has refused to cooperate with German inquiries into United States intelligence activities. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States Embassy has been asked to leave Germany,” a government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement. German officials have been frustrated in their efforts to receive clarification from Washington since last summer, when it was reported… View Article

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on January 23, 2014 in World News

Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations

Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations A whistleblower who privately informed Google four months ago that their Chrome browser had the ability to record conversations without the user’s knowledge has gone public after the tech giant failed to fix the issue. In the video above, the programmer explains how Google Chrome’s speech recognition function remains operational even after the user has left the website on which they gave permission for the browser to record their voice. “When you click the button to start or stop the speech recognition on the site, what you won’t notice is that the...

Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations A whistleblower who privately informed Google four months ago that their Chrome browser had the ability to record conversations without the user’s knowledge has gone public after the tech giant failed to...

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on January 15, 2014 in World News

NSA able to target offline computers using radio-waves for surveillance

NSA able to target offline computers using radio-waves for surveillance, cyber-attacks The National Security Agency has implanted software in about 100,000 computers around the world, allowing the United States to surveil those machines while creating a trail that can be used to launch cyber-attacks. Though most of the software is installed by gaining access to  computer networks, the NSA can also employ technology that enters  computers and alters data without needing internet access. The secret technology uses covert radio waves transmitted from  small circuit boards and USB cards clandestinely inserted into  targeted computers, The New York Times reported. The waves… View Article

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on December 20, 2013 in World News

Manipulation, Changing Money In Bank Accounts

Report Suggests NSA Engaged In Financial Manipulation, Changing Money In Bank Accounts   Matt Blaze has been pointing out that when you read the new White House intelligence task force report and its recommendations on how to reform the NSA and the wider intelligence community, that there may be hints to other excesses not yet revealed by the Snowden documents.  Trevor Timm may have spotted a big one.  In the recommendation concerning increasing security in online communications, the second sub-point sticks out like a sore thumb: If you can’t read that, it says: Governments should not use their offensive cyber… View Article

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on October 8, 2013 in World News

NSA’s Massive New Data Center Is Melting

                        NSA’s Massive New Data Center Is Melting The NSA’s huge Utah data center is supposed to help U.S. intelligence collect billions of bytes of data when it opens this fall. But the agency hit a snag or two in trying to take the complex live: a mysterious, repeated electrical failure keeps melting the facility’s equipment. The center, located in Utah in part because of a need to access the massive amounts of cheap electricity available there, has suffered 10 meltdowns over 13 months, starting in August 2012. Each… View Article

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on August 1, 2013 in World News

NSA scandal shakes Americans’ trust in government

On Wednesday, the Obama administration released several newly declassified intelligence documents in a damage control attempt over the growing NSA snooping scandal. On the same day, the Guardian reported on the NSA tool XKeyscore, which can track everything people do online, including emails, Facebook activity, online chats and browser histories. The White House just can’t keep ahead of the bad news. The administration maintains that these programs are necessary for the fight against terrorism, but the American people are not convinced. A new survey released by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press finds that 56% of… View Article

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on July 18, 2013 in World News

CIA $630,000 Study Into How To Control The Weather

    The US Central Intelligence Agency is reportedly funding a study into how to control the weather. That’s right, being able to learn to control the governments and foreign operatives of the rest of the world isn’t quite enough – the CIA also wants to manipulate their climates. Well, sort of. What the CIA is actually doing is funding part of a $630,000, 21-month study into the science of modifying the climate, known as geo-engineering. Langley is interested in both solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques. The former involves sending material into the atmosphere in… View Article

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on July 18, 2013 in World News

NSA Admits It Analyzes More Data Than Revealed

                          NSA Admits It Analyzes More Data Than Revealed As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated. Chris Inglis, the agency’s deputy director, was one of several government representatives—including from the FBI and the office of the Director of National Intelligence—testifying before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. Most of the testimony largely echoed previous testimony by the agencies on the topic… View Article

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