National Security Agency

ruh roh

The NSA Tried Tracking Bitcoin Users In 2013

Bitcoin was the spy agency's "#1 priority," Snowden documents published by The Intercept show.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”
Farnia Fekri
3.28.17
Donald Trump

Could President Trump Really Turn the NSA Into a Personal Spy Machine?

Plenty of people are concerned that Trump may use the one of world's most powerful intelligence agencies for his own gain.
Joseph Cox
11.9.16
hackers

While Alleged NSA Thief Sits in Detention, Shadow Brokers Post Messages

Harold T. Martin III is reportedly the prime suspect in the Shadow Brokers investigation, but while he has been in detention, the hackers have posted more messages.
Joseph Cox
10.21.16
FBI

FBI Arrests NSA Contractor on Suspicion of Leaking Hacking Tools

This comes after 'The Shadow Brokers' dumped a cache of NSA tools online.
Joseph Cox
10.5.16
video

Here’s What We Know About the NSA’s Elite Hacking Squad

We traveled to Berlin and London to find out more about the NSA’s best hackers.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.14.16
crime

Great Moments in Shaun Bridges, a Corrupt Silk Road Investigator

I am 90 percent sure this was a plotline in Boardwalk Empire?
Sarah Jeong
2.3.16
Hacking

NSA's Hacker-in-Chief: We Don't Need Zero-Days To Get Inside Your Network

“There's so many more vectors that are easier, less risky and quite often more productive than going down that route.”
Janus Kopfstein
1.29.16
Art

Infrared Portraits Capture Counter-Surveillance Dissidents

Hacker and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum's new photo exhibit celebrates well-known (and invisible) dissidents, from Ai Weiwei to William Binney.
DJ Pangburn
9.10.15
security

Countdown to the Crypto-Apocalypse

The race to update encryption before quantum computing becomes a reality.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.1.15
washington dc

A Federal Court Sided with the NSA Today

The judges overturned a decision that found bulk phone data collection unconstitutional.
Kari Paul
8.28.15
Features

Paranoid-in-Chief: Yahoo's Alex Stamos Wants to Secure the Entire Internet

The internet isn’t safe for anyone, and he wants to change that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.15
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