National Security Agency

CYBER

Edward Snowden: Without Russian Asylum, ‘I Would Be in Guantanamo or Dead’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.23.19
CYBER

Edward Snowden: Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.22.19
ruh roh

The NSA Tried Tracking Bitcoin Users In 2013

Bitcoin was the spy agency's "#1 priority," Snowden documents published by The Intercept show.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Russian Hacking of the US Elections Was Worse Than We Thought

A new report claims the Russians compromised 39 states—nearly twice as many as previously reported.
Drew Schwartz
6.13.17
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”
Farnia Fekri
3.28.17
Donald Trump

Could President Trump Really Turn the NSA Into a Personal Spy Machine?

Plenty of people are concerned that Trump may use the one of world's most powerful intelligence agencies for his own gain.
Joseph Cox
11.9.16
hackers

While Alleged NSA Thief Sits in Detention, Shadow Brokers Post Messages

Harold T. Martin III is reportedly the prime suspect in the Shadow Brokers investigation, but while he has been in detention, the hackers have posted more messages.
Joseph Cox
10.21.16
FBI

FBI Arrests NSA Contractor on Suspicion of Leaking Hacking Tools

This comes after 'The Shadow Brokers' dumped a cache of NSA tools online.
Joseph Cox
10.5.16
video

Here’s What We Know About the NSA’s Elite Hacking Squad

We traveled to Berlin and London to find out more about the NSA’s best hackers.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.14.16
crime

Great Moments in Shaun Bridges, a Corrupt Silk Road Investigator

I am 90 percent sure this was a plotline in Boardwalk Empire?
Sarah Jeong
2.3.16
Hacking

NSA's Hacker-in-Chief: We Don't Need Zero-Days To Get Inside Your Network

“There's so many more vectors that are easier, less risky and quite often more productive than going down that route.”
Janus Kopfstein
1.29.16
Art

Infrared Portraits Capture Counter-Surveillance Dissidents

Hacker and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum's new photo exhibit celebrates well-known (and invisible) dissidents, from Ai Weiwei to William Binney.
DJ Pangburn
9.10.15
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