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Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Snowden's revelations exposed the breadth and scale of NSA's surveillance and likely contributed to the NSA losing a significant portion of its capabilities   —  Edward Snowden recently released his memoirs.  In some parts of the Internet, this has rekindled an ancient debate: namely, was it all worth it?
Sep 29, 2019, 3:40 AMIn context
U.S. Department of Justice:
US files civil lawsuit against Edward Snowden after the publication of his book Permanent Record, alleging he violated NDA agreements with the CIA and NSA   —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency …
Sep 17, 2019, 1:21 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Senior GOP congressional aide claims the NSA has shut down a program that collects domestic phone and text records, whose scope was revealed by Snowden in 2013   —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has quietly shut down a system that analyzes logs of Americans' domestic calls and texts …
Mar 4, 2019, 11:00 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden documents shed light on how states can compromise hardware supply chains, a practice undertaken by the US, France, Germany, China, and others   —  In October, Bloomberg Businessweek published an alarming story: Operatives working for China's People's Liberation Army had secretly implanted microchips …
Jan 24, 2019, 3:45 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Experts examine the mixed impact of Edward Snowden's leaks, published from June 2013 onwards, on government and policy   —  In our two-part series, Ars looks at what Snowden's disclosures have wrought politically and institutionally.  —  Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013.
Nov 24, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dutch police say they decrypted 258,000+ messages sent using IronChat, which claims to have end-to-end encryption, as part of a money laundering probe   —  Weakness allowed cops to monitor encrypted messages for some time.  —  Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted …
Nov 7, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Joseph Marks / Nextgov:
NSA inspector general's report says the agency has not yet properly implemented post-Snowden two-person access controls to data, lists more security weaknesses   —  The spy agency also fell short on numerous information security requirements, according to its first public audit overview.
Jul 27, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Snowden docs show the methods NSA tried to track down bitcoin users in 2013, including using privacy software that actually fed information back to the agency   —  Internet paranoiacs drawn to bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency.
Mar 21, 2018, 6:35 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Privacy advocates say Congress is debating FISA's Section 702 reform without key info from intel agencies about how the warrantless surveillance program works   —  IN 2013, FORMER National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden famously brought to light a series of classified US government spying programs.
Dec 27, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Snowden-backed Haven app for Android alerts users of “evil maid” and other physical attacks using a phone's accelerometers, cameras, microphones, light sensor   —  YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security.
Dec 22, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context

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