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Old 01-January-2014, 03:52
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News! How the NSA Hacks Devices 'at the Speed of Light'

I find a recent article at The Register quite sickening. It revolves around:
A leaked NSA cyber-arms catalog has shed light on the technologies US and UK spies use to infiltrate and remotely control PCs, routers, firewalls, phones and software from some of the biggest names in IT.
There is an hour long video presented by an obviously furious Jacob Appelbaum elaborating on this.

Revelations include but are not limited to:
  • Satellite and optic-fiber communications stored
  • Windows crash reports boon for spies
  • NSA buys up security exploits to attack vulnerabilities
  • The website you are visiting is really not the website you want
  • The cellphone network you are connected to is not the network you want
  • Your hard disk is not the device you thought it was
  • The parcels from Amazon are not the parcels you want
  • Where to find all the leaked information
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Old 01-January-2014, 07:10
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Default Re: How the NSA Hacks Devices 'at the Speed of Light'

Is the ability to gather data on this scale matched by the technical and human resources to assess and store what needs to be kept and what can be discarded?

Personally I am amazed that I was visited by a specialist police unit (considerable travelling expense) who had confused my name with that of a known paedophile but had lost track of the activities of the person they should be targeting.

Before early retirement I would check paper copies of the Voters Register to check who I might be likely to meet at a property. I would have seen immediately, although similar, the names did not match at all.
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Is the ability to gather data on this scale matched by the technical and human resources to assess and store what needs to be kept and what can be discarded?
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Most certainly if all the stories are to be believed and I see no reason why not. In order to perfom this process "legally", initial data analysis is not performed by humans. Only if there is suspicion is it further investigated. This project has been years in the making and it has also been admitted that data is being stored, which is currently unreadable due to encryption because in the future, it is highly likely to be cracked.
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