The NSA Disguises Itself As Facebook To Spread Malware

“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer.” – The Intercept

Read more:

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware.” – (Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 2013/03/12)

New Pictures Of NSA Buildings

New Pictures Of NSA Buildings

The Intercept has new pictures of NSA buildings from artist Trevor Paglen, who has released them into the public domain. I am tempted to say that this is the most beautiful face of a most unpleasant beast.

The NSA Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland:

NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. NSA photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY
NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. NSA photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Headquarters at Chantilly, Virginia.

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Headquarters, Chantilly, Virginia. NRO photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Headquarters, Chantilly, Virginia. NRO photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Headquarters at Springfield, Virginia

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Headquarters, Springfield, Virginia. NGA photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Headquarters, Springfield, Virginia. NGA photo by Trevor Paglen (public domain) http://bit.ly/1nr2UGY

 

NSA Created “Manhunt Timeline” To Get Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Supporters

The NSA created a “manhunt timeline” to get Julian Assange and destroy WikiLeaks and its supporters.

New revelations from The Intercept, the new publishing venture of Glenn Greenwald:

Headquarters of the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. Image: NSA, Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
Headquarters of the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. Image: NSA, Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

The NSA apparently planned a covert action campaign together with the British GCHQ to destroy Assange and the network of supporters around WikiLeaks.

As part of the effort, the GCHQ tracked in real-time any visitors to wikileaks.org, monitoring what they were searching for on the website.

The NSA also considered to designate WikiLeaks and other websites such as thepiratebay.org as “malicious foreign actors,” which would lift restrictions on spying on institutions and individuals inside the U.S that work with them. This might include international press agencies working in the U.S.

Watch an interview with Assange’s legal council Michael Ratner on DemocracyNow! here (it is the correct video, despite the image of Assange in the first frame):

In Ratner’s view, the persecution of whistleblowers and journalists parallels the U.S. government’s COINTELPRO program targeting radicals and “subversives” (such as Martin Luther King) between the late 1950s and the 1970s.

And here is Assange, from the same broadcast on DemocracyNow!: