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NSA rules: German servers, privacy seekers and Linux forum all under threat

  • 03/07/2014 at 23:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Privacy ConcernOne of the more alarming reports about NSA activities in the last few months was released today by Some of it may even surprise you.

First on the list is news sure to rile Germany into a rage, once again. Two servers, one in Berlin and one in Nuremberg, are allegedly under NSA surveillance. At least these two have been infected with XKeyscore, the powerful spying software used by the NSA to steal data from servers across the globe. 

Of special interest is Tor, presumably a driving factor behind the development of XKeyscore. No surprise there, as anonymous browsing is certainly against everything the NSA stands for.

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Courts gave NSA permission to watch 193 countries

  • 01/07/2014 at 23:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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JudgeAccording to affidavits supplied by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency was awarded permission by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court the ability to watch a staggering 193 countries.

While the spying has long since been exposed as massive-scale, there was some question as to who was and was not being watched.

Right now, we don’t have the answer to that question. But we do now know who the NSA could have spied on, had they chosen to do so. Whether or not they did isn’t certain, but we can probably guess.

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Global Surveillance methods revealed by Wikileaks

Wikileaks Spy FilesGovernments tracking your phone, tapping in and listening to your every call, and even being able to read your messages is something that many people believe impossible and ‘crazy talk’. Governments wouldn’t do that, would they? And if they did how could a secret so huge be covered up? Why wouldn’t anyone hear about it? How could it happen?

The disbelief about global surveillance and government’s tracking phones and using them to essentially spy on civilians used to be a myth, however Julian Assange provided citizens with hundreds of official papers disproving that belief.

Julian Assange is the founder of the popular whistleblowing organization known as Wikileaks and he revealed this shocking leak on December 1, 2011. According to the leak provided to Assange, 150 private sector organizations in over 25 different countries have the power to not only track phones and other mobile devices, but also to listen to calls and much more.

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