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    Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  Kyo on Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:47 pm

    Snowden-Inspired: Brazilian Company Develops Hack-Proof Phone?

    The Snowden revelations about the NSA’s spying program have had untold consequences across the globe. The latest? A Brazilian company’s development of a spy-proof smartphone, which – let’s face it – we’re all gonna want.

    Every year, the Mobile World Congress gathers in Barcelona to unveil the newest innovations in the mobile technology. 2015 saw a number of highlights, including the IKEA wireless charging furniture, a standalone smartwatch unbound from a mobile companion, and a pocket-size projector for streaming video.

    But perhaps the most appropriate device for our times is the GranitePhone unveiled by Brazilian company, Sikur. “Ideal for executives on the move that need to safeguard their data,” the company’s website states.

    The GranitePhone’s principal goal is to provide hack-proof security for its users. The smartphone features heavy encryptions which protect phone calls, text messages, and shared documents. It also comes equipped with antivirus software and a wipe function which would allow users to delete their data remotely, should the phone be lost.

    It also features 16GB of internal storage, all of which will be robustly protected.

    Sikur is also avoiding the attention of hackers by using its own operating system, instead of Android or iOS. Since those operating systems are placed on millions of phones, they’re more tempting targets for would-be cybercriminals.

    Leandro Coletti, Sikur’s chief operating system, admitted that the phone’s development stemmed from Brazil’s concerns over the NSA’s spying apparatus.

    “Brazil was the epicenter of the Snowden affair, but until now, we had no practical response,” Coletti told reporters, referring in part to evidence which proved the US intelligence agency was monitoring the communications of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.

    This isn’t the first time that Brazilian industry has responded to the Snowden revelations. Telecom provider Telebras has paid its share for a $185 million undersea cable which will connect the country with Europe. Previous cables have run through the United States before traversing the Atlantic, a route the Brazilian government is no longer entirely comfortable with.

    The phone is already available for preorder, and is expected to be released this summer. But privacy comes with a steep price tag. Each GranitePhone costs a hefty $800. So, you know, maybe only buy one.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20150305/1019120162.html#ixzz3TY3hY8Aa

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  Kyo on Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:51 pm

    Snowden Docs: CIA tried to hack Apple for years

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:51 pm

    New Zealand Plotted to Spy on China for US - NSA Documents

    NSA documents revealed by Edward Snowden showe that New Zealand planned to spy on a data link between the Chinese consulate and the Chinese visa office in Auckland.

    A New Zealand spy agency developed plans to carry out surveillance on the electronic communications between Chinese government offices in Auckland, New Zealand.

    NSA documents revealed by Edward Snowden showed that New Zealand planned to spy on a data link between the Chinese consulate and the Chinese visa office in Auckland.

    It was a top secret agenda to carry out the surveillance and because of the timing of the reports; it was not clear whether the GCSB carried out the plan.

    A Chinese embassy spokesman said China was concerned about the report as they place great importance on the issue of cybersecurity.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150419/1021094991.html#ixzz3XlM5MA2A

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  GarryB on Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:48 am

    NZ is part of Echelon and has sensors at Whenuapai (pronounced Fen-oo-a-pie) to listen electronically to electronic traffic in the Asia Pacific region.

    Previously we have just passed all the data directly to the NSA who processed it and gave us the information they thought we should know, but I suspect we have been listening too.


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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  max steel on Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:11 am

    Snowden leaks confirm existence of ECHELON


    NSA documents obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm the existence of ECHELON, a secret surveillance network spying on satellite communications. Set up by the US and the UK in the 1960s, ECHELON was the precursor of today’s global dragnet.

    The revelations vindicated the work of British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell, who first wrote about ECHELON’s existence in 1988 and continued writing about the program for the next 27 years.

    NSA newsletters cited by The Intercept confirm that the program was set up in 1966, just a year after the first communication satellites were launched into Earth orbit. The dragnet was codenamed FROSTING, and consisted of two sub-programs. While TRANSIENT was targeting Soviet Union’s satellite communications, Western satellite signals were to be harvested by ECHELON. Eventually, all satellite surveillance was merged into FORNSAT, a global program exposed by the Snowden revelations.


    I hope soviet union was also targetting both communication and military satellites of Five Eyes .

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  Kyo on Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:45 pm

    Leaked: 'New Snowden' Releases Obama's Drone Programme Papers

    A cache of classified documents has revealed the inner workings of US drone operations in Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan, including the mechanism of targeting suspects slated for assassination.
    The documents, slides, visuals and analysis have been posted by The Intercept on Thursday as "The Drone Papers." The cache contains two sets of slides detailing the US military's drone operations in Somalia and Yemen between 2011 and 2013, by the secret Task Force 48-4.

    The documents were provided to The Intercept by a source within the US intelligence community who wished to remain anonymous because of the government's aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers. He says the American public has the right to know about the process by which people are placed on kill lists and assassinated on orders from US government officials.

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  max steel on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:04 pm

    Most Wanted Man in the world: Snowden Untold Story

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    Re: Fallouts of Snowden's disclosures

    Post  George1 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:02 pm

    New Snowden Docs Reveal GCHQ’s Metadata Collection Details

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160205/1034253556/snowden-gchq-metadata.html#ixzz3zJ2PxXVT


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