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counterintelligence

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NSA's Auroragold spies on carriers to breach cell networks, report says

A newly discovered program, dug out of the leaked Snowden documents, could even let the spy agency introduce vulnerabilities in the networks to help it listen in.

By December 4, 2014

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NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show.

By March 12, 2014

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CIA collecting bulk data on money transfers, reports say

Secret program involving counter-terrorism collects and stores data on cross-border money transfers handled by firms like Western Union, according to reports. Some Americans' data is swept up.

By November 14, 2013

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AT&T supplies CIA with customer data for a fee, says NY Times

The CIA is paying AT&T $10 million a year for call records used to help track down suspected terrorists, says The New York Times.

By November 7, 2013

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NSA tracks Google ads to find Tor users

The National Security Agency uses a bit of jiu-jitsu to turn the structure of Web ad networks against people who run Tor to remain anonymous.

By October 4, 2013

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NSA job post for 'Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' goes live

The scandal surrounding the US National Security Agency is no laughing matter, of course. But it's hard not to look for telling lines in the agency's new job listing.

By September 20, 2013

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Whistle-blower update: Snowden lands in Moscow; WikiLeaker's Gmail searched

U.S. asks Hong Kong to extradite PRISM leaker Edward Snowden; Snowden departs Hong Kong for Moscow; a WikiLeaks volunteer had his Gmail account searched; and more.

By June 22, 2013

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U.S. government targets ex-contractor over NSA leaks

Edward Snowden was a system administrator with a security clearance at Booz Allen Hamilton. Now he's on the run from the world's most powerful intelligence agency.

By June 11, 2013

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Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands

A federal judge tells the company to comply with the FBI's warrantless National Security Letter requests for user details, despite ongoing concerns about their constitutionality.

By May 31, 2013

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Spy fears lead nuke lab to dump gear from HP unit, not Huawei

Los Alamos National Laboratory reportedly removes network switches made by H3C -- launched as a joint venture between Huawei and 3Com -- over security concerns. But Huawei no longer owns a piece of H3C.

By January 7, 2013