English pages. CIA Asset News Reporter Admits All News is FAKE! Reporters are Bought Off! (Redsilverj) Nsa. N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images. The is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents. The spy agency’s reliance on facial recognition technology has grown significantly over the last four years as the agency has turned to new software to exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications, the N.S.A. documents reveal. Agency officials believe that technological advances could revolutionize the way that the N.S.A. finds intelligence targets around the world, the documents show. The agency’s ambitions for this highly sensitive ability and the scale of its effort have not previously been disclosed.
Photo One N.S.A. It is not clear how many people around the world, and how many Americans, might have been caught up in the effort. Ms. Continue reading the main story OPEN Document Dalila B. NSA National Security Agency. Counter-terrorism expert lists 10 impacts of NSA on cloud security. San Francisco - The NSA is so good at collecting intelligence that it has the potential to create a police surveillance state that could never be shut off, counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke said during his keynote address at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit taking place Monday at the RSA Conference. "We are not there yet, but the technology is," said Clarke, the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism for the United States and advisor to presidents dating back to Ronald Reagan.
Since such technology is available around the world to many governments, "the task of controlling them is more important than it has ever been," Clarke said. He concluded his talk by saying, "I believe we can have both security and civil liberties, but we can only do that if we keep a very close eye on the government and demand transparency and oversight and tell them we are not willing to trade our civil liberties for greater security.
" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. National Security Agency. The National Security Agency (NSA) is a U.S. intelligence agency responsible for providing the United States government with encrypted communications (information assurance) and the reading of encrypted communications (signals intelligence) of other nations. The NSA also creates and maintains secure computer network operations for the U.S. Government and prepares for network warfare. Originating as a unit to decipher code communications in World War II, it was officially formed as the NSA by President Truman in 1952. Since then, it has become one of the largest of U.S. intelligence organizations in terms of personnel and budget, operating under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense and reporting to the Director of National Intelligence. The NSA has been a matter of political controversy on several occasions in its short history.
During the Watergate affair, as a result of A Congressional Inquiry led by Sen. History Army predecessor Black Chamber NSA. Printing: N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers - NYTimes.com. January 15, 2014 By Susan Lee Schwartz "WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.
While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials. " Submitters Website: www.speakingasateacher.com Submitters Bio: I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College.
. * those who have the national stage, are pushing tests, and pointing to bad teaching, as the reasons schools fail, but that is pointing in the wrong direction and thus a genuine solution and real reform eludes the people of this country.. Obama’s NSA “Reform” Defends Illegal Spying By Bill Van Auken. Obama’s NSA “Reform” Defends Illegal Spying By Bill Van Auken 16 January, 2014WSWS.org The Obama White House is preparing a National Security Agency “reform” package that is aimed at legitimizing and institutionalizing the NSA’s illegal domestic spying operations, while putting in place stringent security measures to prevent disclosures of its crimes such as those carried out by former contractor Edward Snowden. President Barack Obama is set to present the so-called “reforms” in a speech he will deliver Friday at the US Justice Department.
The measures he has embraced are selected from among those recommended to his administration last month by a hand-picked advisory panel dominated by former intelligence officials. Even before Obama could make the speech, new revelations provided by Snowden have uncovered yet another sinister operation by the NSA.
Printing: Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, as we continue our conversation about the National Security Agency. GLENN GREENWALD: Sure. And what the Der Spiegel article details is that one of the things that the NSA is really adept at doing is implanting in various machines -- computers, laptops, even cellphones and the like -- malware. And one of the ways that they're doing it is that they intercept products in transit, such as if you order a laptop or other forms of Internet routers or servers and the like, they intercept it in transit, open the box, implant the malware, factory -- seal it and then send it back to the user.
AMY GOODMAN:So, I mean, just to be really specific, you order a computer, and it's coming UPS, or it's coming FedEx, and they have it redirected to their own -- you know, to the NSA, and they put in the malware, the spyware, and then send it on to you? Printing: NSA "hacking unit" infiltrates computers around the world. December 30, 2013 By Sheila Samples A top-secret National Security Agency hacking unit infiltrates computers around the world and breaks into the toughest data targets. Details of how the division, known as Tailored Access Operations (TAO), steals data and inserts invisible "back door" spying devices into computer systems were published by the German magazine Der Spiegel.
On Sunday, appearing on the CBS talk show Face the Nation, former air force general and NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden called Snowden a traitor and accused him of treason. Submitters Website: Submitters Bio: Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. N.Y. judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal. A federal judge ruled on Friday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone and Internet records is legal and a critical component of the country's effort to combat the threat of terrorism. The decision by U.S. District Judge William Pauley contrasts with a ruling earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon and increases the likelihood that the issue will go before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Leon had granted a preliminary injunction against the collecting of phone records, saying the program likely violates the U.S. The NSA-run programs pick up millions of telephone and Internet records that are routed through American networks each day. In the 54-page opinion issued in New York, Pauley said the sweeping program "represents the government's counter-punch" to eliminate al-Qaeda's terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications.
"We are pleased with the decision," Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said. White House panel: Little to no indication mass NSA surveillance thwarts terrorism. US fighting ‘fictional’ terrorism. Sherwood Ross, a Florida-based civil rights activist, says the US National Security Agency’s spying efforts have “nothing to do with terrorism,” as claimed by the super spy agency. After embarrassing revelations that the agency is gathering massive data on phone calls and Internet records of American citizens and foreign nationals, NSA officials claimed that their surveillance programs were aimed at fighting “terrorism.” But the spying activities are all “illegal” and will only “hurt” Americans’ interests, Ross said in an interview with Press TV on Saturday. He noted that it’s not the first time that Washington is trying to justify its wrongdoing. The US claimed 12 years ago, when it invaded Afghanistan, that the conflict was a “war on terror.”
That was also “fictional,” Ross said. The “war on terror” was created by the United States to justify its military operations throughout the world, he added. The Washington Post reported, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward J. Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA's goal to continually expand surveillance abilities. Original published at RT The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland(image by (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)) In a mission statement last year the US National Security Agency described how it would continue to expand its power and assert itself as the global leader in clandestine surveillance, according to a new report based on the Edward Snowden leaks. The five-page document brought to light Friday by the New York Times reveals the intelligence agency's intention to "aggressively pursue legal authorities and a policy framework mapped more fully to the information age.
" The spy agency sought the ability to trace "anyone, anywhere, anytime," according to its 2012 mission statement. Dated February 2012, the memo was written after PRISM and many of the other programs that have since outraged the public were implemented. Yet senior intelligence officials who spoke to the Times about the mission statement said its goals were plain and reasonable.
Poll’s lesson for NSA: Show that surveillance programs actually combat terrorism. Thirteen percent of respondents opposed U.S. personnel carrying out such an act, and 23 percent had no opinion. In the poll of 1,000 people, conducted by YouGov from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 31 percent said they would be willing to have the United States kill leaders of countries that harbor terrorists, even though such assassinations are prohibited under a presidential executive order. The poll noted that 39 percent opposed our government killing foreign leaders, while 30 percent had no opinion. On the Lawfare blog Thursday, Zegart wrote that her poll showed “Americans will give their government more leeway if they can be convinced counterterrorism tools are effective.”
She said the poll indicated, however, that the National Security Agency had not demonstrated that its phone and Internet data-collection programs were “necessary to combat terrorism” as it tried to deal with recent disclosures based on documents released to journalists by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Specifically:
List of whistleblowers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of major whistleblowers from various countries. The individuals below brought attention to abuses of government or large corporations. Many of these whistleblowers were fired from their jobs or prosecuted in the process of shining light on their issue of concern. This list is not exhaustive. Before 1960 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s References Whistleblowers. Whistleblower. A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption.
Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues). Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal, sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from related organizations, and sometimes under law. Questions about the legitimacy of whistleblowing, the moral responsibility of whistleblowing, and the appraisal of the institutions of whistleblowing are part of the field of political ethics.
Overview Internal Manning. Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" Original published at Democracy Now! (image by Federal Jack) The German publication Der Spiegel has revealed new details about a secretive hacking unit inside the National Security Agency called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. The unit was created in 1997 to hack into global communications traffic. Hackers inside the TAO have developed a way to break into computers running Microsoft Windows by gaining passive access to machines when users report program crashes to Microsoft. This is a rush transcript. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!
GLENN GREENWALD: Sure. And what the Der Spiegel article details is that one of the things that the NSA is really adept at doing is implanting in various machines -- computers, laptops, even cellphones and the like -- malware. GLENN GREENWALD: Correct. Congress has convened committees to issue reports making these kind of accusations about Chinese companies. AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the beginning of this piece. National Security Agency. NSA. NSA surveillance is ‘terrorism-lite’ — RT Op-Edge. Published time: November 09, 2013 10:13 Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach The NSA is creating a culture of fear, making people afraid of using their own phones, independent US journalist David Seaman told RT.
In the wake of revelations on AT&T selling data to the CIA, he is calling for an overhaul of US spying programs. Reports on one of America's biggest telecom companies getting millions every year from the CIA for allegedly getting access to its vast database of call records are a sign of the US turning into Orwellian surveillance state, where people are terrorized out of using their own electronic devices, he says. A draft UN resolution, authored by Germany and Brazil, that urges an end to global electronic espionage, is only a half-measure, one of the things “that sound good but don’t actually do anything,” Seaman says, adding that what’s needed is “real reform” in US intelligence data gathering.
David Seaman: I think this is really interesting because for one thing you can’t avoid AT&T. NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers' Google, Facebook, Microsoft et cie touchés. PRISM. PRISM. Prism. Prism.GOV. NSA | PRISM. NSA Trying To Develop Computer Program To Break Encryption Software: Report. Terrorist Surveillance Program. National Security Agency - Curiyo.com.