NSA Plans to Hack Your Computer
Bill Quick

How the NSA plans to automatically infect “millions” of computers with spyware – Boing Boing A new Snowden leak, detailed in a long, fascinating piece in The Intercept, explains the NSA’s TURBINE initiative, intended to automate malicious software infections. These … Continue reading

The Real Reason They Want Snowden Dead
Bill Quick

Making a deal with Edward Snowden: The grudging case for a plea bargain. True, as Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of NSA, worries, if Snowden is not punished, then others like him will not be deterred. There’s the nub of … Continue reading

Golden Oldie: At NSA, The Watchers Will Watch the Watchers
Bill Quick

NSA: No one “had a full understanding” of 2009 call-checking program | Ars Technica Larry Abramson, a national security reporter for National Public Radio, put his finger on one of the key problems with the way that the NSA’s entire … Continue reading

NSA Metadata Mining Useless Against Terrorism?
Bill Quick

NSA Phone Spying Is Useless In Preventing Terrorist Attacks, Study Says As you probably suspected, the NSA’s massive phone record collection “has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism,” according to a new study. In fact—and perhaps more … Continue reading