Latest NSA publications

HTTP/2 opens every new connection it makes with the word ‘PRISM’

British programmer and writer John Graham-Cumming has spotted something interesting in the opening protocol of any HTTP/2 connection: an array of explicitly formatted code which spells the word PRISM, in an apparent reference to the NSA’s primary program for mass-surveillance of the internet, as disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2013. But we should probably leave… Read More

German spies cede citizen data in exchange for NSA spyware

Germany’s top intelligence agency gave up details related to citizen metadata in return for National Security Agency (NSA) spyware, local reports [German] have claimed. Keen to use a copy of spy software XKeyscore, the NSA’s key surveillance programme revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013, German spies reportedly handed over information collected on their fellow citizens. German… Read More

How corporate data brokers sell your life, and why you should be concerned

Your economic status, your prospects for buying a house, your pregnancy, your illness…your rape; it’s all for sale in one of the biggest and most clandestine global marketplaces ever to lobby and influence government. But the data brokers let the NSA take the public punches while they just take – and sell – your most… Read More

NSA pays highway cops $1mn to patrol data centres

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been paying local police patrols to monitor its data centre perimeters for over a year, according to Utah’s Salt Lake Tribune. These facilities have their own dedicated on-site security teams, however the NSA have confirmed the added measure after the local paper revealed that it had, to date,… Read More

‘Create unrest’: Canada’s CSE agency includes ‘false flag’ operations as part of newly-revealed cyberwarfare scope

Documents obtained from Edward Snowden reveal the extent of the cyberwarfare techniques used by Canada’s Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) – including the capacity and will to perform ‘false flag’ operations, where responsibility for cyberattacks, counterattacks or other intelligence-related activity is misattributed to individuals, groups or nation states. The Intercept, in collaboration with the Canadian… Read More