Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters – The InterceptThe Intercept

“All the reassurances Americans heard that the broad authorities of the FISA Amendments Act could only be used to ‘target’ foreigners seem a bit more hollow,” Sanchez says, “when you realize that the ‘foreign target’ can be an entire Web site or online forum used by thousands if not millions of Americans.” via Snowden Documents … [Read more…]

Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm – NYTimes.com

A top-secret document, obtained by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden, shows that an American law firm was monitored while representing a foreign government in trade disputes with the United States. The disclosure offers a rare glimpse of a specific instance in which Americans were ensnared by the eavesdroppers, and is of particular interest … [Read more…]

Careto (the Mask): long-running, sophisticated APT malware – Boing Boing

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a new, long-lived piece of espionage malware called Careto (Spanish for "Mask"). The software, which attacks Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux, has been running since at least 2007 and has successfully targeted at least 380 victims in 31 countries, gaining access via directed spear-phishing attacks, which included setting up … [Read more…]

Edward Snowden interview with German television network ARD

Insightful and informative.Good questions asked of him too. Asked about what his “breaking point” was that led him to where he is today, his response was, “I would say the breaking point was seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress”

The Haystack Problem

If you were looking for a needle in a haystack, how would you make that job easier? Would you remove some of the hay or would you add to it? Of course, you would take some away. The more you take away the better the chance of finding the needle. Now, what if your job … [Read more…]

Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect

The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he’s a U.S. citizen. The Pentagon drones that could are barred from the country where he’s hiding, and the Justice Department has not yet finished building a case against him. Four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action … [Read more…]

The Day We Fight Back – February 11th 2014

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th. via The Day We Fight Back – February 11th 2014. Important.