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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Previously unreleased Snowden documents confirm ShadowBrokers leak contains authentic NSA software that was used to attack systems in Pakistan and Lebanon   —  On Monday, a hacking group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA.
Aug 19, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Hackers post malware allegedly from NSA-linked Equation Group in online auction; Wikileaks says it will publish the tools; Snowden tweets likely explanations   —  In what Edward Snowden deems “not unprecedented,” hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the
Aug 16, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Mustafa Al-Bassam / Motherboard:
British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents   —  A shadowy unit of the British intelligence agency GCHQ tried to influence online activists during the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests and the 2011 democratic uprisings largely known as the Arab Spring …
Jul 30, 2016, 6:15 AMIn context
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
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2010 shows UK's MI5 reporting difficulties in making sense of the mass troves of surveillance data, warning of potential intelligence failure   —  A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data …
Jun 7, 2016, 2:10 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:
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

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