Tag Archives: GCHQ

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the world’s private communications

From the article: The NSA’s XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people’s Internet searches, emails, documents, usernames and passwords, and other private communications. XKEYSCORE is fed a constant flow of Internet traffic from fiber optic cables that make up the backbone of the world’s communication network, among other sources, for processing.

The Intercept | The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle | Full Story

AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Explosive New Snowden Doc: NSA/GCHQ Stole Vital Cell Phone Encryption Keys

New reporting by The Intercept, based on documents leaked by whistleblower, reveals how spy agencies hacked world’s largest SIM card manufacturer. ‘One of the biggest Snowden stories yet,’ says journalist Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald: Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet

The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be “extremist.”  DISPATCHES By Glenn Greenwald   The Intercept  14 Jul 2014 […]

Stephen Fry attacks ‘squalid’ coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Broadcaster denounces government response in speech at conference marking first anniversary of publication of NSA files Mark Townsend and Kevin Rawlinson  The Guardian/  The Observer  Saturday 7 June 2014 Link to video: Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on Stephen Fry has denounced the government’s failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed […]

Glenn Greenwald: The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket

The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket By Glenn Greenwald  4 Apr 2014  The Intercept   A woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Image credit: Franklin Reyes/AP This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a […]

GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users Worldwide

The GCHQ program saved one image every five minutes from the users’ feeds. (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images) By Spencer Ackerman and James Ball, Guardian UK    27 February 14  Reader Supported News Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone Yahoo: ‘A whole new […]

Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  24 Feb […]

Glenn Greenwald> Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself

Glenn Greenwald  theguardian.com, Friday 23 August 2013 The NSA whistleblower says: ‘I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent’ GCHQ’s headquarters on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA (Updated below) The Independent this morning published an article – which it repeatedly claims comes from “documents obtained from the NSA by Edward Snowden” – […]