The Rising Anonymous Internet

NSA (1971) ... NSA reveals its OWN embarrassin...

NSA (1971) … NSA reveals its OWN embarrassing secrets (14 June 2013) …item 2.. New York Times – VENONA AND THE COLD WAR (1999) (Photo credit: marsmet472)

I foresaw this coming remember?
Privacy Tools Grow in Popularity Following NSA Exposure

‘With continuing revelations about the scope of the National Security Agency’s surveillance of phone and Internet communications, many people are thinking more carefully about how to ensure their privacy online. That’s led to a spike in users for a variety of Internet tools that promise a more anonymized experience compared to web giants like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo…’
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How NSA Minimizes Americans’ Data
‘…Per the documents and Gen. Alexander’s earlier statements, any information collected about an American citizen must be destroyed within five years.Another Guardian document reveals information about the NSA’s procedures for targeting non-U.S. citizens.

‘The full minimization document is embedded below. Do these revelations make the NSA’s surveillance programs less concerning, or is the agency giving itself too much “wiggle room?” Share your thoughts in the comments…’
NSA Minimization Procedures

Just How Closely Can The NSA Really Watch You?
‘If the NSA is really using Hadoop and big data tools to run surveillance, how much could it know… and when?

‘More recent revelations suggest that intelligence agencies are using Hadoop and other well-established Big Data business tools to run their analyses. And that suggests there are actually technical limits on how much the NSA can actually track and when. So let’s run through a brief technical thought experiment…’

Was Whistleblower Hastings Assassinated?
‘Opinions are divided on whether or not the details of Hastings’ “accident” are consistent with a modern car crashing at high speed into a tree and exploding into flames. As Hollywood Reporter notes, The fact that, “The crash was so intense that the car’s engine and transmission were found 100 feet from the main wreckage,” has fueled claims that an incendiary device was used.

‘As one vehicle expert at The Truth About Cars website noted, “I’ve seen dozens of cars hit walls and stuff at high speeds and the number of them that I have observed to eject their power trains and immediately catch massive fire is, um, ah, zero. Modern cars are very good at not catching fire in accidents.”…’


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