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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Secure messaging app Signal's downloads increase 400% after Trump's win, amid anxiety over the future of US surveillance   —  “I think there's a lot of fear, given Trump's alarming statements about surveillance and his penchant for revenge, that he will attempt to use surveillance to crush dissent."
Dec 2, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump's picks for AG Jeff Sessions and CIA director Mike Pompeo are leading domestic surveillance advocates, may reverse curbs imposed after Snowden revelations   —  Attorney general, CIA picks oppose Apple, Google on spying  —  New rule in effect Dec. 1 gives FBI greater hacking authority
Nov 30, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
James Clapper on having broader access to data and providers due to post-Snowden legislative changes, on need to adapt classification to the digital age, more   —  Public appearances don't come easily to James Clapper, the United States director of national intelligence.
Nov 17, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / The Guardian:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, known for combatting Edward Snowden, resigns ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration   —  Clapper will stay on until end of Obama administration, marking end to turbulent tenure defined by Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance
Nov 17, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden docs shed light on NSA's BLARNEY initiative that leverages “commercial partnerships” for spying; AT&T has surveillance equipment in at least 59 US sites   —  They called it Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper …
Nov 16, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Encrypted messaging app Signal adds desktop support for iOS users, had added desktop support for Android users in April   —  Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app.  —  The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden …
Sep 27, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
While Hillary Clinton's stance on encryption is unclear, her campaign staffers are reportedly required to use “Snowden-approved” encrypted messaging app Signal   —  Hillary Clinton wants Edward Snowden in jail but that doesn't mean her campaign won't eagerly take the whistleblower's advice …
Aug 28, 2016, 6:25 PMIn context
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

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