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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:54 PM

 

Privacy Advocate Exposes NSA Spy Gear At Gathering

LONDON (AP) -- A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency's arsenal of high-tech spy gear.

Independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum on Monday told a hacker conference in Germany that the NSA could turn iPhones into eavesdropping tools and use radar wave devices to harvest electronic information from computers, even if they weren't online.

Appelbaum told hundreds of computer experts gathered at Hamburg's Chaos Communications Conference that his revelations about the NSA's capabilities "are even worse than your worst nightmares."

"What I am going to show you today is wrist-slittingly depressing," he said.

Even though in the past six months there have been an unprecedented level of public scrutiny of the NSA and its methods, Appelbaum's claims - supported by what appeared to be internal NSA slideshows - still caused a stir.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 11:07 PM

1. Wild.

Another slide showcased a futuristic-sounding device described as a "portable continuous wave generator," a remote-controlled device which - when paired with tiny electronic implants - can bounce invisible waves of energy off keyboards and monitors to see what is being typed, even if the target device isn't connected to the Internet.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:50 PM

2. "NSA's capabilities 'are even worse than your worst nightmares.'"


Corporate fascism. K&R

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:54 PM

3. Recommend

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:02 PM

4. It's all being used for good.

On Feb. 14, 2007, George W Bush said: ''Money trumps peace.'' And then he laughed.

Not one of the callow, cowed press corpse saw fit to ask a follow-up at the press conference.



The courageous citizen and mother of a son killed for the Bush warmongers' like in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, however, did try to bring it to our nation's attention. But she has not been interviewed on any of the mainstream news shows about it.

As for George W Bush's father, another in a long line of warmongers, Poppy: Bush Sr told the FBI he was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:13 PM

5. Has there been an "NSA-loving Authoritarian Democrat" response to this story yet?

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:19 PM

6. My God! The NSA has the most powerful PowerPoint slides imaginable!!!

Where's the spy gear itself?

No... I'm not apologizing for what we already know the NSA has done and is doing, which is more than bad enough, but pardon me if I'm not "wrist-slittingly depress(ed)" over just another bunch of slides.

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