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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang present designs for a device to monitor whether your iPhone's radios are transmitting when they are supposed to be off   —  When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them put their phones …
Jul 22, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
Former NSA hacker and author of memos leaked by Snowden including “I Hunt Sysadmins” talks about his work for the agency   —  he message arrived at night and consisted of three words: “Good evening sir!”  —  The sender was a hacker who had written a series of provocative memos at the National Security Agency.
Jul 3, 2016, 8:50 AMIn context
Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept:
NSA deputy director: agency couldn't crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone because it hadn't invested in exploiting iPhone 5c, and is looking to exploit IoT   —  The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence—including the possibility …
Jun 11, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Cooper Quintin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Canary Watch, EFF related site tracking NSA, FBI, other agency warrant requests, stops accepting submissions, monitoring canaries, says goals have been reached   —  We announced Canary Watch a year ago as a coalition project to list Warrant Canaries and monitor them for changes or removal.
May 25, 2016, 8:50 PMIn context
The Intercept:
The Intercept begins releasing installments of NSA's internal newsletters starting from 2003   —  SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA's most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate.  After editorial review, The Intercept is releasing nine years' worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003.
May 16, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
The Intercept:
The number of warrantless searches on Americans by NSA and CIA jump to 4,672 in 2015, up from about 2,100 in 2013; USA Freedom Act exempts FBI from disclosing   —  NSA and CIA Double Their Warrantless Searches on Americans in Two Years  —  FROM 2013 to 2015, the NSA and CIA doubled the number …
May 4, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
The Intercept:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper complains that Edward Snowden sped up spread of encryption by seven years   —  Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption By 7 Years  —  THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Apr 30, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Obama appoints former NSA director Keith Alexander, Uber CSO, MasterCard CEO, and Corporate VP of Microsoft Research to cybersecurity panel   —  Obama appoints execs from MasterCard, Uber, and Microsoft to cybersecurity panel  —  The White House today released a list of names President Barack Obama …
Apr 13, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FOIA request shows NSA refused to give Hillary Clinton a modified BlackBerry like Obama's, so she used her own even though her staff knew the security risks   —  NSA refused Clinton a secure BlackBerry like Obama, so she used her own  —  Condaleeza Rice had one, but NSA balked at bulk support State wanted, docs show.
Mar 17, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
FBI applies FISA-approved changes to its rules for accessing NSA data on US citizens; specifics remain classified   —  FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans  —  Exclusive: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans …
Mar 8, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context

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