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NSA: The True Power Of One Of The Worlds Largest Intelligence Agencies

NSA: The True Power Of One Of The Worlds Largest Intelligence Agencies

  February 27, 2012, Wikileaks began publishing the Global Intelligence Files (GIFiles). These files consist of over five million emails from the “Global Intelligence” company named Stratfor, headquartered in Texas. April 22, 2011, Brian Genchur sent an email to Stratfor’s analysts detailing future expansion plans of the NSA. According to the email, the installations slated for upgrade/expansion are Buckley AFB, Fort Gordon, Fort Meade, Camp Williams, and UK RAF Menwith...

 
 

Firedoglake: NSA Spied on Brazil Oil Company, Petrobras—What WikiLeaks Cables Reveal About Possible Motivation

This article is published on The dissenter/ Firedoglake, by Kevin Gosztola on September 9, 2013. We give here a short summary: The article recalls the recent revelation of NSA espionage on internal and private computer networks of the Brazilian oil company, Petrobras. This company is partly state-owned. The Brazilian Globo TV program Fantastico reported on secret NSA documents from  Edward Snowden, which were provided to the program by Guardian journalist Glenn...

 
 

NSA Signals Intelligence – industrial and diplomatic espionage

Former NSA station in Teufelsberg, Germany.

In a recent keynote speech at the annual Blackhat Security conference aiming to address concerns over recently revealed NSA surveillance programs, NSA director General Alexander assured his audience that the NSA’s main mission is protect the US and save lives. “What we’re doing is for foreign intelligence purposes,” he said, and that included counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and cyber attacks.

 
 

Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

The European Parliament has commissioned an inquiry on surveillance by both the United States and European countries. Led by the Civil Liberties Committee, the inquiry will begin on September 5th. German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, a member of the committee,  has already made a noteworthy move by suggesting the name of Edward Snowden, as one of the experts to testify.   “Obviously this is only the beginning of the process,”...

 
 

The surveillance state – part one.

The surveillance state – part one.

Governments and corporations have been spying on you, through Facebook, through your smartphone, through email – some might even have applications installed on your computer. These applications are sending information back to corporations with user behavior. Federal agencies, corporate companies, intelligence agencies, and even dictators now have the tools in hand to access that user behavior by eavesdropping on communications or conducting pattern analysis. They have the ability find out...

 
 

Kristinn Hrafnsson: Several interviews given about the Snowden’s disclosure (links):

Kristinn Hrafnsson: Several interviews given about the Snowden’s disclosure (links):

In the context of the Snowden’s case, WikiLeaks spokesperson, Mr Kristinn Hrafnsson gave several interviews. We link and summarize them here:   WikiLeaks, Assange, Snowden and all of us are winning: This interview was given from Ecuador on Jun 23, 2013 to John Robles of RUVR (Voice of Russia). Quote: “We have seen a continuous trend of leaks and whistleblowers stepping forth. And now of course Snowden is informing of...