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NSA's Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need


Science & Tech  (tags: NSA, spying tools, hardware, software, TAO, special units, cell pohones, computers, Snowden files )

Angelika
- 453 days ago - spiegel.de
TAO's implants, in place around the world, have played a significant role in the NSA's ability to establish a global covert network consisting partly of the agency's own hardware, but also of other computers subverted to serve its purposes.



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Angelika R. (146)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:33 pm
The NSA has a secret unit that produces special equipment ranging from spyware for computers and cell phones to listening posts and USB sticks that work as bugging devices. Here are some excerpts from the intelligence agency's own catalog.

Related articles:> Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit (main story)

You can't hide from these things
 

Krish Away (43)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:16 pm
I love whistle-blowers Angelika..
thx for posting..
they are the ones who can sleep peacefully
as the saying goes..
A clear conscience is the softest pillow :D
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:25 am
very true-thx krish-and I'd love TO BE ONE-if only I could ;):)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:29 am
Guess I'll be buying any new flash drive, usb stick etc with some mixed emotions now ..-not to mention any new WI-FI stick and DSL modem...
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:32 am
I did also hear a local radio report about our Hamburg meeting of "Chaos Compouter club", a quote from there: "Reality today is far worse than Orwell could have ever made it up" -
 

Ben Oscarsito (360)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 7:46 am
Hello NSA; Sweden calling...-Happy New Year!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:12 am
Ben-they HEARD AND READ YOU -yup! :)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:13 am
Just hope like hell they won't do any implants to my BODY !! :)
 

Freya H. (328)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:19 am
Boys and girls, can you say Orwellian? Maybe he should have titled his book "2014" instead of "1984."
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:55 am
I guess he SHOULD have titled it "the 21st Century" or "the Millennium "
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:10 am
Noted
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted w/thanks for posting, Angelika. I had seen some of this info earlier, so I'm glad it's getting around. Everyone should know this. Democracy Now! had an interview up today that included Julian Assange & Jacob Appelbaum with some interesting tidbits if anyone's interested. It's very depressing to think that there's nothing you can do to keep your computer from either being infected or spied on.....especially for those of us who advocate for animals, humans, clean water, public lands & private property....and do no harm. Do they just want to stop all of us from sending letters & signing petitions? Have we all lost our 1st amendment rights?

I have to pay for my computer time (no WiFi).....monthly. I also pay taxes. So, they're using these taxes to spy on me & you, and then corrupting my computer as well??? I am furious. I will be sharing this with many.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:47 pm
..furious, outraged-GET MAD FOLKS-and rightly so! Wasn't the video with that interview also on site? I saw it,too and also heard eleoquent radio reports here about that Hamburg convention of "Chaos Computer Club"
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:49 pm
check THE LINKS I THREW IN FIRST COMMENT !
 

Birgit W. (157)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (124)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 3:06 pm
noted, thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 3:38 pm
Interesting.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 4:49 pm
To protect and infect Part 2
watch that video as well or read here > http://rt.com/usa/dell-appelbaum-30c3-apology-027/
Have a Dell computer? :D
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:27 pm
Fascinating. We have our NSA counterparts in Canada as well, spies are everywhere.
Always good to be aware of these things going on.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:46 pm
Interesting. I get tired of always hearing of more ways that" Big Brother" is watching over us. Don't we get any privacy any longer? Thanks Angelika
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 4:12 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Aileen P. (35)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 12:54 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Bob P. (410)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 2:41 pm
Thanks Angelika
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 6:07 pm
did it ever occur to them that maybe terrorists can communicate with each other through snail mail? Or maybe just in a coffee shop, truck stop, playground?whats next implant babies fresh from the womb or c section with a tracking/.listening device?
Are they going to bug school childrn's desks to listen in on potential terrorist wannabe action?
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 6:38 pm
Gloria-stop giving them ideas!;)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 6:41 pm
As for snail mail-even the Stasi x-rayed every single letter- go figure...
 

Jhn Wzt (3)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 2:04 pm
r they believing the terrorists/criminals speak in clear language on phone or online? :)
guess they nvr heard of "oh shock and horror" coded language? :)
or i could send an innocent picture and hide the real stuff inside tht picture i think i saw it on csi once :)
 

Jhn Wzt (3)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 2:08 pm
ps darned need an edit msg function im talking about steganography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 2:40 pm
nice idea that steganography-and I am sure "they" are aware of it,too. given their collectionmania they're also looking for EVERYTHING- so this becomes somewhat obsolete: (from wiki):
For example, a sender might start with an innocuous image file and adjust the color of every 100th pixel to correspond to a letter in the alphabet, a change so subtle that SOMEONE NOT SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR IT is unlikely to notice it.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 2:01 pm
noted & read
 
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