How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 4: The 90’s – Present

This is part 4 of a series. See: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Up until 1998, the NSA had been a purely defensive intelligence agency, that was tasked with cryptography (enemy code breaking), passive collection of SIGINT, intelligence production for other agencies, and defense of American and Five Eyes networks. Enter the … Continue reading “How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 4: The 90’s – Present”

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The Vault 7 leak by Wikileaks reveal CIA hacking tools, hoarded zero day exploits

Wikileaks has released a set of CIA documents in a new series of leaks that reveal the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) hacking capability. The Vault 7 leak by Wikileaks starts with 8,761 documents which came from servers in Langley, Virginia. It’s been revealed that the CIA uses a host of tools under the Engineering Department … Continue reading “The Vault 7 leak by Wikileaks reveal CIA hacking tools, hoarded zero day exploits”

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He’s Alive: Julian Assange Used the Bitcoin Blockchain for Proof of Life

Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange featured the Bitcoin Blockchain in his most recent public appearance, a live-streamed Reddit AMA hosted by Twitch.tv. The Bitcoin Blockchain is the ultimate timestamping software, and we saw Julian Assange read a block hash that he wouldn’t be able to guess correctly. Wikileaks has previously had to turn to Bitcoin as … Continue reading “He’s Alive: Julian Assange Used the Bitcoin Blockchain for Proof of Life”

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