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The Architects Of The NSA's Top Secret Headquarters Have Been Revealed

Pretty much all we know about the NSA’s headquarters comes from a single undated public domain photo that floats around the internet. This irked Jack Self, who embarked upon an investigative journey to string together the first-ever design history of the Fort Meade, Maryland campus.


Leaked Documents Reveal Canada's Advanced Cyber Warfare Capabilities

While much attention has been paid to America’s National Security Agency over the last two years, reports now suggest that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has been playing hardball too. A report by The Intercept claims that the agency’s “developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure”.


CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands US Government Surveillance

Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA, the US cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications? CISA, a similarly-named cybersecurity bill, is here to take its place. Even after adding fifteen amendments, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a dangerous piece of US legislation.


5 Unsettling Works Of Encryption Art

Encryption is the process of encoding a message, and today we have incredibly sophisticated software and algorithms that make our encrypted messages almost impossible to decode. But how does it work? These art projects answer that question by exploring how encryption has become part of daily lives.


Cisco's Going To Ship Its Equipment To Empty Houses To Dodge The NSA

The NSA is willing to go frighteningly far for your secrets, but at least one hardware manufacturer is willing to go further. A Cisco executive just said his company will ship its networking equipment to vacant addresses to avoid NSA interception. Clever idea.


The NSA Is Going To Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn’t come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike.


Most Americans Aren't Protecting Themselves Against Surveillance

As we inch up on the two-year anniversary of the Snowden leaks, it’s important to think about how the Earth-shattering revelations about America’s intelligence-gathering have affected Americans. We’re all using Tor and DuckDuckGo and PGP and protecting ourselves against surveillance now, right? LOL, no.


Introducing Stormbrew, An NSA-Inspired Beer For The Masses

When the National Security Agency says they need three hops, it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. They mean that they’re sweeping up hundreds of millions of ordinary Americans’ phone records in order to create detailed social graphs.


The CIA Has Been Desperately Trying To Break Apple's Encryption System

The Intercept is reporting that Central Intelligence Agency researchers have been waging a multi-year campaign to break the security systems used by Apple on its devices.


Watch Citizenfour For Free Right Now

Do you like spies? Do you like Academy Award-winning movies? Then you’ll love Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that is now streaming online — legally — for free!