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A/I :: Home RIOT Rapid Information Overlay Technology A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an "extreme-scale analytics" system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Raytheon says it has not sold the software – named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology – to any clients. But the Massachusetts-based company has acknowledged the technology was shared with US government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analysing "trillions of entities" from cyberspace. Using Riot it is possible to gain an entire snapshot of a person's life – their friends, the places they visit charted on a map – in little more than a few clicks of a button.

xkeyscore renders the security state more powerful than the 1% (deep state) targetfreedom | Apparently the criminals in the United States government now have a vested interest in keeping Edward Snowden alive and safe. A classified briefing was given to members of Congress on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2014. Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from the classified briefing “shocked” at the amount of information Edward Snowden reportedly took with him when he left the country. Congressional members were informed that Snowden possesses: A complete roster of absolutely every employee, and official, in the entire US Government. This database even extends to government contractors, bankers, Corporate Boards Of Directors and the entire private support apparatus for the Federal government. The bulk of this information seems to have come from Glenn Greenwald, of The Guardian. wikipedia | On January 26, 2014, the German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk asked Edward Snowden in its TV interview: "What could you do if you would use XKeyscore?"

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow <barlow@eff.org> Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth. Davos, Switzerland

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month. The documents show that: • Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new Outlook.com portal; • The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including Hotmail; • Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a "team sport".

The NSA's War Against Encryption | Zachary Graves New revelations about National Security Agency abuses, which now include everything from industrial espionage to reports that the agency can access most data on our smartphones, seem to put everything we know about how business is done on the Internet in danger. E-commerce relies on data encryption for everything from secure credit card transactions to protecting trade secrets. The NSA's seemingly limitless ability to crack encryption has not only put the privacy of private citizens in danger, it also threatens to shake the foundations of online business. The accusation that the NSA has been spying on Petrobas, Brazil's largest oil company, through the "Blackpearl" program that extracts data from private networks, not only highlights the culture of abuse rife within the agency but also the danger of having the veil of security pulled back for anyone doing business on the Internet.

The Tin Hat | Simple Online Privacy Guides and Tutorials LEGAL INTERCEPT - MICROSOFT CORPORATION [0001] Plain old telephone service (POTS) allows people from all over the world to talk to each other through the use of telephones. POTS has been around since the late 19th century and has remained basically the same. In traditional usage, POTS has transmitted voice communications using electrical signals that are transmitted via pairs of wires. Central offices establish connections between callers and those called. [0002] Sometimes, a government or one of its agencies may need to monitor communications between telephone users. communications does not work. [0003] The subject matter claimed herein is not limited to embodiments that solve any disadvantages or that operate only in environments such as those described above. [0004] Briefly, aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to silently recording communications. [0005] This Summary is provided to briefly identify some aspects of the subject matter that is further described below in the Detailed Description. Legal Intercept

US spy system XKeyscore allows NSA to 'wiretap anyone' Citing classified documents provided by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British newspaper The Guardian has said that XKeyscore is the most wide-reaching program operated by the National Security Agency (NSA). The paper said the existence of XKeyscore proves the truth of Snowden's earlier claim, denied by some US officials, that before he left the NSA, he could "wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email". On its website on Wednesday, The Guardian published a batch of slides from what appears to be an internal US intelligence training briefing laying out the capabilities of the XKeyscore program. The paper had blacked out four of the 32 slides because "they reveal details of specific NSA operations", but the rest lay out the operation of the program in detail. The slides are marked "Top Secret", and restricted to authorised personnel from the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

JStylo-Anonymouth - PSAL From PSAL The JStylo and Anonymouth integrated open-source project (JSAN) resides on GitHub. What is JSAN? JSAN is a writing style analysis and anonymization framework. It consists of two parts: JStylo - authorship attribution framework Anonymouth - authorship evasion (anonymization) framework JStylo is used as an underlying feature extraction and authorship attribution engine for Anonymouth, which uses the extracted stylometric features and classification results obtained through JStylo and suggests users changes to anonymize their writing style. Details about JSAN: Use Fewer Instances of the Letter "i": Toward Writing Style Anonymization. Tutorial JSAN tutorial: Presented at 28c3 video Download Downloads: If you use JStylo and/or Anonymouth in your research, please cite: Andrew McDonald, Sadia Afroz, Aylin Caliskan, Ariel Stolerman and Rachel Greenstadt. If you use the corpus in your research, please cite: Michael Brennan and Rachel Greenstadt. Developers

NSA Accused of Spying on Brazilian Oil Company, Suspected of Industrial Espionage - Technology Advice Having spent the last three months dealing with the exposure of leaked info, the U.S.’s National Security Agency continues to face mounting accusations — with the latest indictment being one of the most significant thus far. Jonathan Watts of The Guardian is reporting that the NSA has been accused of spying on Petrobras — Brazil’s top oil conglomerate and one of the 30 biggest companies in the word — following the release of more documents uncovered by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Brazilian news program Fantástico reported that a top secret file obtained by Snowden details the NSA’s ”Blackpearl” initiative, which aims to procure vital data from private networks. The suspicion here is that the U.S. is committing economic and industrial espionage by attempting to steal classified info on Petrobras and other multinational companies. On September 8, the NSA’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made an official response to these allegations: Sources: 1. 2.

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NSA slide ties U.S. surveillance to Brazilian oil company You’re not the only one that the National Security Agency has been spying on. The NSA is also allegedly spying on Petrobras, Brazil’s largest oil company and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest company by market cap. The revelation comes from a slide titled “Private networks are important,” leaked by by former Booz Allen Hamilton analyst Edward Snowden. The news was first aired on the Brazilian news show Fantástico. Given Latin America’s drift left over the last decade, and the history of U.S. interference in the domestic politics of the region, America has experienced an increasing geopolitical strain with its southern neighbors. Among the problems this disclosure has already created is the accusation that U.S. intelligence is stepping out far beyond its mandate to serve America’s national security. The Petrobras spying was done under the aegis of the Blackpearl program, an NSA program devoted to siphoning information out of private networks. H/T Guardian | Photo by Thomas Hobbs/Flickr

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