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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
About 200 pages of unredacted Stingray user manuals show how accessible mass surveillance is, show features like degrading connections for uninterrupted spying   —  Harris Corp.'s Stingray surveillance device has been one of the most closely-guarded secrets in law enforcement for more than 15 years.
Sep 12, 2016, 3:15 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
The Intercept:
New Zealand intel requested and received emails, Facebook chats of Fiji pro-democracy activists from NSA; first publicly confirmed PRISM target is a NZ citizen   —  Tony Fullman is a middle-aged former tax man and a pro-democracy activist.  But four years ago, a botched operation launched …
Aug 14, 2016, 11:45 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Sarah and Peiter “Mudge” Zatko create Cyber Independent Testing Lab to test and score the security of software   —  At the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2014, industry luminary Dan Geer, fed up with the prevalence of vulnerabilities in digital code, made a modest proposal …
Jul 30, 2016, 4:35 PMIn 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
The Intercept:
FBI has consistently asked companies for more info via NSLs than they are obligated to give, and some firms without legal expertise have complied   —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and technology and Internet companies have been waging a little-known war …
Jun 21, 2016, 2:50 PMIn 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
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
Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept:
FBI Kept Demanding Email Records Despite DOJ Saying It Needed a Warrant   —  The secret government requests for customer information Yahoo made public Wednesday reveal that the FBI is still demanding email records from companies without a warrant, despite being told by Justice Department lawyers …
Jun 3, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
The Intercept:
Sen. Wyden: this year's annual intelligence authorization, just passed in Senate committee and not yet public, allows FBI warrantless access to email records   —  A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate's annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability …
May 27, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context

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