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Questions tagged [nsa]

The National Security Agency, a US intelligence organization.

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Are “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” truthful? [closed]

John Perkins wrote a book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" as a disclosure of US foreign policy to economically destroy underdeveloped countries. Perkins claims that US grants and loans increase ...
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Is the NSA withholding information from Trump? [closed]

There has been a few (1, 2, 3) articles posted lately alleging that the NSA is withholding intelligence from the President. I find this very difficult to believe, and I haven't found any articles with ...
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Is the NSA installing surveillance codes in iPhones by calling Sprint customers?

I've got a iPhone 6s on the EE network. Today I got a SMS from +44 865 6696 which had the content "Message not found". If I put the number into a t9 predictive text emulator, it spells "Unknown" I'...
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Can cell phones be turned on remotely for surveillance by the NSA?

Edward Snowden had previously revealed that NSA has the capability to turn on a cell phone even when it is turned off ( but with batteries on ) and can then record conversations. Others like CNN state ...
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Does the NSA deliberately and systematically spy on US citizens without warrants? [closed]

Since Edward Snowden's initial revelations last year, it has become nearly an article of faith that the National Security Agency has routinely and systematically eavesdropped on the electronic ...
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Did the NSA pay RSA $10 million to make Dual_EC_DRBG the default in BSafe?

According to this article from Reuters Undisclosed until now was that RSA received $10 million in a deal that set the NSA formula as the preferred, or default, method for number generation in the ...
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Can NSA's portable surveillance radars emit 1kW of RF energy?

I came across this talk by Jacob Appelbaum, where he revealed some tools used by NSA for the mass surveillance via TAO. At the end of the talk he also added that the NSA could actually beam a 1 kW RF ...
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Do US agents intercept and install spyware on new computers ordered by persons of interest?

In a Fox news article entitled "German magazine claims NSA hacking unit uses powerful methods to obtain data", a magazine article in Der Spiegel is cited as claiming, among other things: ...if the ...
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Will NSA's Utah Data Center be able to handle and process five zettabytes of data?

The claim I want to have examined is The NSA's Utah Data Center will be able to handle and process five zettabytes of data. I think that "zettabytes" is much too big. Even one Exabyte might be to ...
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Does the NSA build backdoors into encryption algorithms?

There was a lot of suspicion around the design of the Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption algorithm, which is not used any more for its lack of security, regarding the NSA's involvement in its ...