nsa

State of Surveillance

The NSA Uses Slack. Why?

The United States' top digital surveillance agency is using an off-the-shelf version of Slack. For what? They should tell us!
Derek Mead
8.15.19
SURVEILLANCE

How Palantir's Spy Tool for Cops Works

On this week’s CYBER, we map out how the secretive Silicon Valley company influences the very technological landscape of the modern world.
Motherboard Staff
7.18.19
Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
6.11.19
SURVEILLANCE

The NSA Discussed Spying on Nonmilitary Russian Targets in its Top Secret Newsletter

A newly released slide from Snowden Archives shows US spies conspiring to target “Russian civil targets” in 2005.
Ben Makuch
5.29.19
Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.8.19
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
Hacking

Releasing the NSA’s Previously Classified Tool ‘Ghidra’ For Free Is a ‘Game Changer’

The NSA release a free and open source reverse engineering app called ‘Ghidra.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.19
Mum's The Word

The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Vault 7

Feds Raid Apartment of Suspected CIA Leaker, Find 10,000 Images of Child Porn

Former CIA and NSA agent Joshua Schulte is being prosecuted on child porn-related charges, but not on charges related to allegedly leaking the "Vault 7" hacking tools to Wikileaks.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18
Memes

Mass Surveillance Memes Show Our Collective Anxiety Over Government Spying

Surveillance memes are everywhere because it feels like surveillance is everywhere.
Mack DeGeurin
4.2.18
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
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