NSA XKeyscore tool targets Linux users

Apparently the US NSA believes that users of Linux in general, and readers of online ezine Linux Journal in particluar are extremists. According to this article on the NDR.de Panorama blog, internet users whose searches contained terms related to the TAILs (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) software program or Linux Journal had their internet traffic […]

NSA wants to build quantum computer to penetrate “hard targets”

The Washington Post is reporting that the NSA is building a computer to defeat all forms of encryption commonly used to ensure privacy of personal communications and data. The project seeks to build “a cryptologically useful quantum computer” which would open the door to easily breaking the strongest encryption tools in use today, including a […]

Declassified NSA doc: Untangling the Web

In this newly declassified document entitled “Untangling the Web: a guide to internet research”, the NSA drops the docs on the governemnt’s view of internet research resources. (The information is a bit dated as this is the 2007 edition.) Untangling the Web was released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request by […]