Schools Now Monitoring kids with Insecure Impero Software, PR Issues Abound
One of the most widely used tools for Schools monitoring kids and restricting pupils’ internet use in UK schools has a serious security flaw which could leave hundreds of thousands of children’s personal information exposed to hackers, a researcher has warned. Impero Education Pro, a product that restricts and... Read more
Leaked: NSA Spies Steal Encryption Keys from Global SIM Manufacturer
AMERICAN AND BRITISH Leaked: NSA Spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower... Read more
CIA Torture Pseudonyms
via Cryptome.org 11 December 2014 CIA Torture Pseudonyms Paulmd199 sends: CIA Torture Pseudonyms Update: The “Associates” of “Company Y” are now known, as is “CIA officer 2.” Additional people and details have become known. The press has been hard at work uncovering the pseudonyms used and nailing down the... Read more
Barrett Brown – Journalist, Activist
Barrett Brown is an American journalist, essayist and satirist. He is often referred to as an unofficial spokesperson for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, a label he disputes. He is credited with the creation of Project PM, a research outfit and information collective determined to expose agents of the corporate... Read more
John Young – Architect, Blogger, Activist
  John Young Architect, Cryptologist, Leak Facilitator, Cryptome.org Founder John Young is a wise, seasoned, and ‘angry’ citizen determined to expose corruption and abhorrent secrecy.  He is currently living in New York, doing architectural work for some of the most powerful members of the political establishment that he has sworn to... Read more
Laura Poitras – Journalist, Filmmaker
Laura Poitras is an American documentary film director and producer residing in Berlin. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work. Her 2006 documentary, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Academy Award. Edward Snowden first reached out to Laura with the classified info, and she has made... Read more
Daniel Ellsberg – Intelligence, Leaker
Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers.Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated... Read more
William Binney – Intelligence, Leaker
William Binney William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. We need more truthers like this guy. Without people coming forward we wil never... Read more
Thomas Drake – Intelligence, Leaker
Thomas Drake is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency, a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower.is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency, a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and... Read more
John Kiriakou – Intelligence, Leaker
John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counterterrorism consultant for ABC News, blogger for Huffington Post, and author.former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counterterrorism... Read more
Jeremy Hammond – Hacker, Activst
Jeremy Hammond is a political activist and computer hacker from Chicago. He was convicted and sentenced in November 2013 to 10 years in US Federal Prison for hacking the private intelligence firm Stratfor and releasing the leaks through the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. political activist and computer hacker from Chicago. He was... Read more
Chelsea “Bradley” Manning – Military, Humanitarian
Chelsea “Bradley” Manning Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is a United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public.Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is a United States Army soldier who... Read more
Julian Assange – Hacker, Activist
Julian Assange Julian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming.Julian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of... Read more
Edward Loomis – Intelligence, Leaker
Edward Loomis worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a... Read more
Mordechai Vanunu aka John Crossman – Science, Nuclear
Mordechai Vanunu, also known as John Crossman, is a former Israeli nuclear technician who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel’s nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986. Read more
The NSA Was Going to Fine Yahoo $250K a Day If It Didn’t Join PRISM
When we first learned about NSA metadata collection, we wondered how readily the biggest tech companies acquiesced to the government. Today we start to find out. This is the story of how Yahoo was coerced into PRISM, as told by court documents cited by the Washington Post today. According... Read more
Hack Back: A DIY Guide for Those Without the Patience to Wait for Whistleblowers
  –– Introduction I’m not writing this to brag about what an 31337 h4x0r I am and what m4d sk1llz it took to 0wn Gamma. I’m writing this to demystify hacking, to show how simple it is, and to hopefully inform and inspire you to go out... Read more
Raw List of NSA Nicknames and Codewords
Below is a listing of nicknames and codewords related to US Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Communications Security (COMSEC). Most of them are from the NSA, some are from other government or military agencies. Some of them also have an abbreviation which is shown in brackets. NICKNAMES are generally unclassified. NSA... Read more
Google AdSense Payout Policy: Anonymous Leaker Speaks
I am a former Google employee and I am writing this to leak information to the public of what I witnessed and took part in while being an employee. My position was to deal with AdSense accounts, more specifically the accounts of publishers (not advertisers). I was employed at... Read more
The Edward Snowden guide to encryption: Secret 12-minute homemade video
Snowden made video to teach reporter how to speak with him securely It explains how to use Public Key Encryption to scramble online messages Privacy campaigners call on ordinary people to learn how to use the method +4 Whistleblower: The tutorial Edward Snowden made for reporters on to avoid... Read more
High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member makes Explosive Allegation: ‘Fast and Furious is not what you think it is’
The Blaze  A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is. It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between... Read more
Bribe or ‘Tax’? NSA gives 10milion to RSA for Backdoor Access
Hmm. Hold up. So if we go by this Wikipedia entry.. “Founded as an independent company in 1982, RSA Security, Inc. was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2006 for US$ 2.1 billion and operates as a division within EMC.” People need to understand, this means RSA took around 2%... Read more
An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: ‘A Genius Among Geniuses’
Perhaps Edward Snowden’s hoodie should have raised suspicions. The black sweatshirt sold by the civil libertarian Electronic Frontier Foundation featured a parody of the National Security Agency’s logo, with the traditional key in an eagle’s claws replaced by a collection of AT&T cables, and eavesdropping headphones covering the menacing... Read more
World of Spycraft: NSA and CIA Spied in Online Games
This story has been reported in partnership between The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica based on documents obtained by The Guardian. Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance... Read more
Information Technology – Higher Education… or?
Information security, especially at schools that provide training on the subject, in for-profit higher education should not be a premium. It would make a really great story to send an “undercover” technician to DeVry and Rasmussen campuses to observe their incredible service delivery. Rasmussen’s portal has long had a... Read more