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Secure E-Mail Services Shuttered over Fears of Government PRISM Reprisals

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Revelations of the U.S. National Security Agency’s PRISM program continue to have worldwide ripple effects. Nearly two months after U.S. federal prosecutors charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property for blowing the lid off of the clandestine surveillance program, the company that secured Snowden’s electronic communications with journalists and international [...]

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Observations

Is It Possible to Keep Electronic Secrets?

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of PRISM, a vast digital surveillance program run by the National Security Agency that was recently revealed by a whistleblower. The NSA, part of the federal government, reportedly works in conjunction with corporations such as Google, Microsoft and Apple to share users’ information with federal authorities. But [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Octopus in Space: Why the Latest U.S. Spy Rocket Is More Appropriate Than the NRO Knows

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The new impressively oblivious (or riotously self-mocking) logo that adorned a rocket carrying U.S. spy satellites is actually not a bad choice, as metaphors go. The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched new secret spy—and scientific—satellites into orbit from California on Thursday via an Atlas 5 rocket [pdf]. All questionable enough given the ongoing revelations about the [...]

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What the N.S.A. Knows About You

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Looking for an intuitive way to understand the kind of data the N.S.A. has been collecting on all of us? A team at MIT has developed a helpful graphic for GMail users. Immersion is a program that reads only the meta data from your email – precisely what the N.S.A. is collecting from telephone and [...]

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