Tag Archives: National Security Agency

The Intercept’s Source Burning Problem By
Long having built its reputation on reports derived from classified information provided to them by leakers, The Intercept now finds itself in the unpleasant position of having burned – or outed – one of its anonymous sources....
Reality Winner Arrest Tied To Same Reporters Behind CIA Whistleblower Prosecution By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Reality Winner, a twenty-five-year-old National Security Agency contractor, is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration. The contractor allegedly provided...
NSA To Expand Surveillance Of U.S., Foreign Elections Over “Russian Hacker” Fears By
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Last Tuesday, during his testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers echoed the previous testimonies given by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other U.S. law enforcement...
Malware Built On NSA Tools Used In Massive Cyber-Attack Hitting 74 Countries By
Apparent National Security Agency (NSA) malware has been used in a global cyber-attack, including on British hospitals, in what whistleblower Edward Snowden described as the repercussion of the NSA’s reckless decision to build the tools. “Despite warnings,...
New Leak Shows NSA Hacked Overseas Banking Networks By
A new set of documents published by a group calling itself TheShadowBrokers suggests that the U.S. National Security Agency has burrowed deep into the Middle East’s financial network. TheShadowBrokers, which startled security experts last year by releasing some of...
Snowden: House Intel Report Is ‘Accidentally Exonerating’ By
(REPORT) — The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a heavily redacted, declassified version of its report on National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Snowden charges that the “parade of falsity” contained in the report...
US Surveillance Oversight Board In Disarray Ahead Of Trump Transition By
WASHINGTON (REPORT) — A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will have only two remaining...
NSA Inspector General Facing Termination For Whistleblower Retaliation By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The inspector general for the National Security Agency, George Ellard, received a termination notice for retaliating against a whistleblower. The outcome was the result of a process enabled by an executive order containing whistleblower...
The New Snowden? NSA Contractor Arrested Over Alleged Theft Of Classified Data By
A contractor working for the National Security Agency (NSA) was arrested by the FBI following his alleged theft of “state secrets.” More specifically, the contractor, Harold Thomas Martin, is charged with stealing highly classified source codes developed to covertly...