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Ava Kofman / The Intercept:
Interpol rolls out new international voice ID database, four years in the making, with 192 law enforcement agencies participating in audio clip sharing   —  Last week, Interpol held a final project review of its speaker identification system, a four-year, 10 million euro project that has recently come to completion.
Jun 25, 2018, 3:22 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Documents and sources detail how the NSA taps into the data between AT&T, its partners, and customers, making the telco essential to US surveillance efforts   —  The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers …
Jun 25, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked doc describes new Facebook tool that predicts when users may leave a brand for a competitor, enabling advertisers to target and try to keep them   —  Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy …
Apr 13, 2018, 12:25 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
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Study of Shadow Brokers documents: in 2013 the NSA was tracking 45+ different nation state operations by detecting other hackers on machines it had infected   —  When the mysterious entity known as the “Shadow Brokers” released a tranche of stolen NSA hacking tools to the internet a year ago …
Mar 7, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources detail Belgium's ongoing investigation into the hack of Belgacom, Belgium's largest telecommunications provider, which was carried out by the UK's GCHQ   —  For a moment, it seemed the hackers had slipped up and exposed their identities.  It was the summer of 2013 …
Feb 18, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
James Risen / The Intercept:
Sources: US officials tweeted from @NSAGov to prove to Russians that US government was indeed behind secret negotiations to buy stolen NSA documents   —  The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents …
Feb 10, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Kaspersky offers source code and business operations for review by independent third parties after Russian spying claims   —  Responding to U.S. government suggestions that its antivirus software has been used for surveillance of customers, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab is launching what it's calling …
Oct 23, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
How Russian hackers could have used Kaspersky's “silent signatures” method for detecting and analyzing malware to steal NSA docs without Kaspersky's knowledge   —  Kaspersky Lab has come under intense scrutiny after its antivirus software was linked to the breach …
Oct 22, 2017, 1:35 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amid unanswered questions on reach, content of Russian ads, Zuckerberg should testify before Congress on how Facebook can be used to influence political process   —  Last week, after what must have been a series of extremely grim meetings in Menlo Park, Facebook admitted publicly that part …
Sep 11, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context

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