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NSA May Soon Be Allowed to Share Intercepts with Other Agencies

Earlier this week, a declassified Inspector General report suggested the National Security Agency’s controversial Internet and phone monitoring program scoops up much less data than we previously suspected, because the program has a narrower targeting list. If that made anyone feel more comfortable with the Surveillance State, news that the Obama Administration is planning to let the NSA share more of its data with other agencies might refresh their anxieties.

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Top NSA Hacker Explains How to Defend Yourself Against the NSA

A fascinating article at the UK Register offers advice from Rob Joyce, the head of the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations unit — in other words, the NSA’s chief hacker — on how to protect your network from intruders… such as, oh, let’s say the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Unit.

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China Launches ‘Great Cannon,’ Internet Weapon Leaked by Snowden

China recently flooded American websites with a barrage of Internet traffic known as a “denial of service attack” to block providers that allowed China’s Internet users to circumvent websites blocked by government policies. The action was initially thought to be another example of China’s use of a program called the “Great Wall.” But academic researchers have determined that China appears to have reverse-engineered the capabilities of a powerful National Security Agency (NSA) program that was first described to the public in the leaked Edward Snowden files two years ago.

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