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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:
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
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Open Whisper Systems' Signal Desktop messaging system now available to all, no longer invite-only   —  Now's your chance to try Signal's desktop Chrome app  —  The desktop version of Edward Snowden's favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out.
Apr 7, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Erroneously unredacted court document confirms Edward Snowden was the target in Lavabit case   —  A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case  —  It's been one of the worst-kept secrets for years: the identity of the person the government was investigating …
Mar 17, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
US government reigniting the crypto wars of the 90s as tech companies implement strong encryption by default post-Snowden   —  Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?  —  The iPhone Crisis reignited a conflict that should have been settled in the 90s.  The loser is our national security.
Mar 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Amar Toor / The Verge:
AdBlock replaces ads with messages from anti-censorship activists through Saturday, in partnership with Amnesty International   —  Snowden, Pussy Riot, and Ai Weiwei launch AdBlock campaign to protest censorship  —  Ai Weiwei, Edward Snowden, and Pussy Riot have partnered with AdBlock …
Mar 12, 2016, 12:50 AMIn context
New York Times:
Apple had asked the FBI to issue application for iPhone passcode cracking tool under seal, but government made it public, prompting Tim Cook's public remarks   —  How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Letters from around the globe began pouring …
Feb 19, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context
Ars Technica UK:
Experts skeptical of NSA's SKYNET program, which uses big data, machine learning to identify terrorists, where mislabeling people can lead to killing innocents   —  The NSA's SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people  —  An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the tarmac.
Feb 16, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
GCHQ's data-mining techniques revealed in new Snowden leak   —  Shhh!  Top Secret—don't pass it on...  (credit: GCHQ)  —  A “Data Mining Research Problem Book” marked “top secret strap 1” has been leaked that details some of the key techniques used by GCHQ to sift through the huge volumes …
Feb 6, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
NSA, GCHQ used open source software to spy on Israeli, Syrian drones   —  Image tools unscrambled encrypted analog video feeds, documents reveal.  —  Documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show new evidence of a long-running surveillance campaign …
Jan 30, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context

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