The NSA Seeks to Control Entire Internet With TURMOIL, TURBINE and QFIRE

By: Friday January 3, 2014 12:04 pm

The world is still reeling from the incredible revelations made by Der Spiegel and Jacob Applebaum over the NSA’s well funded quest to control the world’s information. The most newsworthy revelation, at least at first, was DROPOUTJEEP a software program that gives the NSA total access to your iPhone.

But that is just the beginning of the revelations. As Applebaum’s hour long presentation at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress provided even more amazing details of NSA’s future plans and current operations for dominating global communications and intelligence or, as Applebaum put it, a “planetary strategic surveillance system.”


The NSA Has Special Technology for Beaming Energy Into Computer Systems & You

By: Friday January 3, 2014 9:46 am

At the annual Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, journalist and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum gave a talk where he revealed various spy tools the National Security Agency (NSA) has for conducting surveillance. He told the audience that top secret documents detailing these spy tools were being published by German newspaper Der Spiegel.

What received the most attention in his talk was “DROPOUTJEEP,” spyware which allows the NSA to have total access to a user’s iPhone.

But by far the most stunning aspect of his talk is one which has received minimal attention. As his talk was about to finish, he asked, “What if I told you that the NSA had a specialized technology for beaming energy into you and into the computer systems around you? Would you believe that was real or would you believe that was paranoid speculation of a crazy person?”

Jacob Appelbaum on Resisting the Surveillance State

By: Friday December 28, 2012 5:44 pm

The Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), which organizers describe as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia,” began on December 27. There have been some exceptional talks given during the event so far. One of the ones worth highlighting is the keynote given by Tor software developer and WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum.

Appelbaum has been someone targeted by the Surveillance State for his association with WikiLeaks. As he describes during his talk, it is “not an easy way to live.”

The Warrantless Surveillance of Americans’ Email

By: Friday June 15, 2012 11:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records on how the United States government is reading Americans’ emails or other electronic communications without a warrant. They are interested in when it happens, how often, who the government is monitoring, how long monitoring typically lasts, and what policies (if any) have been established to regulate the surveillance of Americans’ private electronic communications.

Julian Assange’s Show on How Companies Have Become Privatized Secret Police

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 2:00 pm

The eighth episode of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s show, “The World Tomorrow,” is up and it features the Cypherpunks, people who Assange describes as being on the front lines of a war against cyber surveillance and a growing battle for control over technology.

The Ever-Expanding Surveillance State That Has Grown Under Obama

By: Friday April 20, 2012 3:25 pm

The surveillance state in the United States has only grown in America since the September 11th attacks. It has increasingly been used to spy and intrude on the lives of journalists and activists. And, during a Democracy Now! special, a full hour was spent delving into the National Security Agency’s evolution into an entity that illegally collects and sifts through private emails, cell phone calls and possibly Internet searches and other personal data of Americans.

The special also looked closely at the stories of two individuals that have been targeted by the Homeland Security Department—journalist Laura Poitras, who has directed documentaries on the Iraq War and Yemen, and computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, who once served as a stand-in for Julian Assange at a hackers conference.

Why Did Manning Allegedly Leak WikiLeaks Two Things Before Verifying Assange’s Identity?

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 12:35 pm

There’s something odd about the timeline of Bradley Manning’s alleged leaks to WikiLeaks: he appears to give WikiLeaks at least two things — the Rejkjavik 13 cable and the Collateral Murder video — before he verified Julian Assange’s identity.

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