Intelexit is an activist group whose mission is to get spies to quit their jobs; they’ve recently installed billboards around spy complexes in the US and UK. They upped their game last Friday, flying drones over the Dagger Complex near Frankfurt, which houses the European Cryptologic Center and 1,100 employees who work on programs like […]

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Every time anyone uses a computer to send an e-mail, watch a video, do a Google search, or update a Facebook status, the National Security Agency (NSA) is probably collecting and collating that activity on one of its many servers. XKEYSCORE — the codename of the computer code used by the NSA to perform these […]

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Top secret documents leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have cast further light on the secretive XKEYSCORE analysis system used to process information captured from taps on internet fibre-optic backbones and other communications channels. Published by The Intercept, the documents date back to 2013 and detail a global mass surveillance system that […]

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The National Security Agency’s infamous XKEYSCORE program, revealed by leaker Edward Snowden, makes searching the world’s private communications as easy to use as Google, according to training documents published by the Intercept. XKEYSCORE was one of the first programs that the Guardian wrote about when Snowden began leaking NSA documents in 2013. On Wednesday, the […]

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